THE MEATBALL SHOP - HELL'S KITCHEN

4.7
252 Reviews
$30 and under
American

The Meatball Shop serves the best meatballs in the world with a mix and match menu utilizing sustainable and natural ingredients whenever possible. But The Meatball Shop serves way more than just meatballs! Highlights from their hit menu include seasonal veggies, market driven salads, sandwiches, handmade ice cream sandwiches, craft cocktails and an approachable wine program.

The vibe of this Hell's Kitchen restaurant is always fun, upbeat and lively! Perfect for a night on the town or a family dinner with kids. Think the best dinner party you've ever been to with the comforting feeling of being at Grandma's.

With drinks and desserts a-plenty, The Meatball Shop makes the perfect casual stop for digging in to a hearty meal or a healthy bite, refreshing drink and mouthwatering dessert with family and friends.

Support THE MEATBALL SHOP - HELL'S KITCHEN during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Brunch Menu is back - with Bottomless Drinks!

    Multiple dates available

    Make breakfast great again! Join us for brunch favorites such as our breakfast sandwich with spicy pork b'alls, b'alls, biscuits & gravy and shrimp & grits. And add our new Bottomless Drinks - $30 for 90 minutes!
  • Family Meal for $70

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy a family meal for 4! Includes choice of 2 ball & sauce combos + choice of salad + choice of side + choice of cookie. Served with focaccia.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 252 people are saying
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AnnieP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meatballs I’ve ever had! Definitely make a reservation, the restaurant isn’t very big.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was fine

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KristinaS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I know this place is famous for meatballs (and the meatballs and spaghetti were amazing), but their salads were incredible!! I got the kale salad and it was the best salad that I have ever had (I don’t even like kale that much!). You won’t be impressed when you look at it, but the taste is out of this world. Definitely go here!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - staff was extremely helpful and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot convenient to shows super delicious super service

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RobertoM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outstanding service, fast and kind. Food is pretty good and prices are moderate. Definitely recommended.

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FranR
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always, friendly, filling and fun! Love this place no matter how many times I’ve been it’s been a great experience. The grilled cheese balls in tomato soup is RIDICULOUS!

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vipPamelaO
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great food. Highly recommend the kale as an appetizer too.

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MarieB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second dining experience at the Meatball Shop. The atmosphere is conducive to enjoyment, and the meatballs were divine!!!!!!! The side dish of broccoli and garlic was so delicious, as was the roasted Brussels sprouts. My two friends enjoyed their dinner so much that we have decided to return. A wonderful dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was very busy but was still very attentive. Food was excellent, absolutely delicious. The music and atmosphere was fun and lively.

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AmyS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for everyone. Loved the vibe.

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Liza
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYC marathon celebratory dinner - perfect bowls of carbs and great service!

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viphungrybellyyute
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great vegan options aslo.

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BrianY
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect is all I can say. It was exactly what I needed. I met a friend to have some pre marathon pasta fueling. The atmosphere was energetic and the music was my style. And the meatballs and spaghetti were delicious. I'll definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our first visit and we will be back! The service was terrific! I enjoyed the pesto cavatappi with chicken meatballs, my husband did the “Build Your Bowl” as traditional spaghetti and meatballs. Both were very large portions (we should have split a meal). The Caesar salad was just OK - the lettuce was a bit wilted and the dressing lacked the normal zing of a Caesar dressing. The noise level is pretty high. The place felt like a neighborhood gathering spot, which we really like. As I said, we’ll be back!

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vipErica
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit since the pandemic started, and our waiter was very attentive and the food just as good as I remember.

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vipBrandon
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is so good!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was definitely a meal w/ food for humans.

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vipKerryW
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been here in over 2 years but still great as ever. Food, service, ambiance.

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vipdustyedwards1
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta and meatballs in the city! We loved this place and will be back!!

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JudiS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Meatball Shop is a great go-to - quick, easy and delicious. Endless combinations of meatballs, sauces, and bases (pasta, rice, polenta). Our favorite is the pork meatballs with parmesan cream. A great pre-theatre dinner or place to enjoy with friends. Family-friendly as well.

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vipvidor23
Mexico City
38 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

las mejores albondigas y gran variedad de salsas, super recomedable

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vipMike
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Went just because of the novelty, but the food was as good as any great Italian restaurant.

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bbf36
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff was very friendly. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The wait staff was very patient and understanding. The food was excellent overall… The vanilla ice cream is some of the best I’ve ever had!

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GirlsNYC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fast and delicious, and the servers were incredibly friendly and attentive. Recommend 100%!

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Lauren
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to the Meatball Shop and loved it! Amazing handcrafted cocktails but a nice, casual setting. Great for a sit-down spot not too far from theatres or Times Square that isn't mobbed since it's a couple blocks off the main stretch, without being super expensive. Thanks again!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brought a group and sat outside. Gavin our server was incredible. We had a lot going on and he handled everything with a “can do” attitude. Even the rain didn’t stop him as he rallied the table umbrellas to keep us dry. The food was great too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Met up with friends for brunch. Our table was ready on time. We weren’t rushed at all.

Our server was great. He took the orders, didn’t mind coming back twice when we STILL hadn’t looked at the menu.

The food was great. Always consistent and delicious! Varying options for all of my friends with different dietary needs/preferences and no one leaves hungry.

Always a truly solid choice no matter the occasion.

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KenP
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dinner was like a great home cooked meal.
The wait staff was professional and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. All the staff were super friendly and accommodating!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good…as always.

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vipGabrielaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great kid friendly restaurant around the corner from my house.

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vipTiffanyR
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is AMAZING!! The service was excellent, our waiter Nick was so helpful at recommending what to order and he was so friendly and attentive. We had the meatball trio, cavitappi pasta with pesto, broccoli and chicken meatballs, the white bean salad and the classic meatball sub. And for dessert the vanilla bean ice cream sandwich with double chocolate chunk cookies. So good!! The next time we’re in NYC, we will definitely be back!

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vipMariann
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great spot for brunch and dinner. Meat balls are yummy and the polenta is very creamy 😋

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience overall. Maybe a little too much food but it was good.

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vipNaga
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Salty chicken balls, very nice servers but slow (seemed like not enough servers) and forgot order. Nice local place- may give them another shot…during non-COVID

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JennaB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must if you’re in nyc ! Great service great food!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cute place and delish food and drinks…nice quiet NYC place

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fancy comfort food. Perfect for a late nightcap.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from THE MEATBALL SHOP - HELL'S KITCHEN using the Order Online button. THE MEATBALL SHOP - HELL'S KITCHEN also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 230-5860.

THE MEATBALL SHOP - HELL'S KITCHEN is rated 4.7 stars by 252 OpenTable diners.

THE MEATBALL SHOP - HELL'S KITCHEN does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.themeatballshop.com/store/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.