THE MEATBALL SHOP - HELL'S KITCHEN

4.6
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110 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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b
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply but tasty - not overly expensive. Would recommend to anyone!!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I somehow always forget just how good the food is there until the next time I go. My mother, who was visiting out of town, said we would DEFINITELY be returning. Everything was perfect.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I've been to this location 3 times, and every time is great!

PC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun, relaxing place - Perfect location for theater (West Palm Beach) - Love this place and would highly recommend!

B
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual and fun dining with something for everyone in your party. Food is freshly prepared. Great options for carb lovers and no-carb eaters as well as GF options and vegetarians as well as a good bar menu. Very attentive service staff.

B
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cool ambiance and food is great.

You pick your ball, your sauce and a side, bingo, great meal

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shared a Caesar salad and bowl of spaghetti with classic meatballs and spicy meat sauce with one other person. Delicious. Sauce was not spicy at all. Ordered 4 more meatballs because they’re just that good!
Loved it!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely! We loved everything about it! Food was delicious and so flavorful. Especially enjoyed the ice cream sandwich from Ample Farms Ice Cream.
We'll be back!!!

CD
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the atmosphere here. Food and service were great also. Simple, fun, and tasty!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Meatball shop. Took my family there for my niece’s first trip to NYC (5 months). Wanted them to try something more local. Everyone had a great time and loved the food! Was worried about bringing an infant but the staff was very accommodating. Our server, Kirby, was excellent and made great suggestions. The seasonal risotto is to die for and of course the spaghetti and meatballs is an absolute must. Get there before they run out of the spaghetti and meatballs (limited batches made daily) they are out of this world.

G
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

They had a very rude bartender. He actually came to our table to be confronting with us. His behavior was unprofessional and immature

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family’s first time in NYC and this was the first place we took them. They raced all night!

JS
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great place to go with a friend. Would highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was adequate but cocktails were superb. Very crowded and high volume reminiscent of a college town bar. Service was pleasant and efficient

W
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It's not Le Bernardin or Marea, but it costs hundreds less. A fun and tasty meal that my wife and I really enjoyed pre-theater. Not a lot of brain damage from a complex menu written in a language I haven't used since high school. Simple concept - get meatballs on top of some kind of pasta or mashed potato or whatever, put a sauce on top of that, and eat it. I can't eat a lot of carbs, so I put mine on greens instead of carbs and it was quite good. We were too full for dessert (too much sugar anyway so I can't eat it) BUT the desserts other people were eating looked positively sinful.

The meatballs come in all sorts of combinations. Veggie for the vegetarian, salmon for the pestcatarian, classic regular and spicy pork that was not very spicy.

LP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to dinner before a late show with my husband. The staff was all very friendly, and the food and drinks were great! The service was quick, but not rushed. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

SP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I dine out A LOT and live in the area. Finally decided to give Meatball Shop a try since I walk by it daily in HK. Our server, Matthew, was lovely. He always checked in on us and even gave status updates. We ordered some apps and something from the Kids menu for my son; then later ordered food for myself and my husband. Not sure what happened but the kitchen obviously made an error. They sent mine and my husband's entree out first. The apps and kids entree came later which doesn't work when you have children. The mushrooms side dish was awful - no flavor at all! Same for the arancini/risotto balls - no taste whatsoever. I ordered the lobster meatballs which was mostly filler and not much lobster, although the garlic cream sauce was yummy. My husband ordered the 3 stuffed meatballs which is their specialty. I had so much hope for that dish but was disappointed with the lack of flavor all around.
The only thing that was decent was the kids meal my son ordered: spaghetti with meatballs. Our server was great and the location is cute but I won't be going back again.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They seated us quickly and the food was awesome!!!

d
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fun place. Simple menu. Best desert! Service was great

F
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Very nice place to spend a dinner! Just a little but noisy...

O
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The meatball shop was nice .food was good people that work were very nice

KJ
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved The Meatball Shop! The food is very good, the atmosphere is great and the service was fast. Our waiter was very helpful and took good care of us. Came with my teenage daughters before seeing a show on Broadway.

f
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little place with a fun menu. We opted for customizing our bowls and got3 different options. The lobster balls were amazing and the servings were plentiful. Very reasonably priced too. We’ll definitely be back!

GT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I like it so much, but I wish it wasn’t so loud. Otherwise it’s a crowd pleaser.

JB
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fun place to eat with the family! Great service, yummy food, very clean!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual.

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very good.

KH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Professional and friendly staff. Quick service. Very kid friendly. I would definitely eat there again!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing our waiter Spencer was phenomenal he gave great recommendations and they were spot on.

MC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is amazing. Love the mix and match options but wish there was a half size option because it’s just a bit more food than you can handle pre-theater.

JL
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding! I was able to suprise my wife with a Ring and the waiter acted like a ring bearer LoL

JG
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very friendly service! The server helped by making a menu suggestion to my wife. We felt very welcome and enjoyed our meal.

L
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really great food and lovely accommodating staff. I wish the tables and chairs were bigger, more comfortable but i get the vibe. I was bowled over by how good the food was. Consistent and awesome!

DD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meatball dishes are creative and ambiance is relaxed and fun. We went with our children (3&6 yrs old) after a show and didn't feel judged/uncomfortable at any part of our experience.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good. Service was nice. Waiter pleasant and attentive.

CL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was meh. Service was good, but we got warm tap water. Restaurant was empty, with the exception of a couple. The guy had a super scary facial tatoo that looked like a giant stitch scar on his face and weird eyelashes. For some reason the waitress sat my daughter right next to this completely scary looking dude. Not a pleasant experience.

LD
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

This was our first visit to the Hell's Kitchen location. Our service was good. The food was another story. Thre were five of us in our party that night. Three of us reported under cooked pasta. Two of us ordered the spicy heritage pork meatballs that had NO spice whatsoever. One person had the lobster meatballs that had no discernible lobster in them with no lobster taste or aroma. I ordered a side of Brussel sprouts ($7) which arrived boiled, tasteless and completely unappetizing looking. I should have sent them back, but did not. It was a disappointing meal experience. Overall a very sub-par meal and we won't be returning. I love the restaurant concept and we had a delicious meal in the shop in Chelsea last year when visiting NY.

KV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

I’ve been to this location twice, the service was pretty distant.The food is good and at a good price so we keep coming back

AL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Easy menu for groups, good service, overall good experience