THE MEATBALL SHOP - HELL'S KITCHEN
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.
First time dining at the Meatball Shop. Enjoyed the layout of the menu and variety of meatballs, base and sauces. Service was good. Neat little place and do recommend 😊
WE LOVE THE MEATBALL SHOP! Every time we're in NYC we track one down. It never disappoints!
We’ve been there several times & loved it! Had friends visiting so we thought we’d go back. They recently changed the menu and didn’t enjoy the options as much. Liked being able to create your own bowls with different meatballs & bases. Plus they took off the lobster meatballs which we really liked too.
I have loved the Meatball Shop for years. It’s been one of my favorite restaurant/bars in NY, but they have made some changes recently that were really disappointing. A month ago I would have gone 5 stars down the line, but this visit was truly mediocre. I don’t think I’ll be going back anytime soon.
Great service and great food.
Great casual dinner, good value. Where the locals eat.
The food here is consistently delicious, and you can't beat the price. Also, the a la carte menu allows you to get a delicious meal with sides and still avoid carbs if you want to. Highly recommended!
Great comfort food... we always bring visitors to this spot. I had classic spaghetti and meatballs and it was delicious! The service was good and ambiance was light and fun. Will definitely be back!
Cute little place in a good location. Amazing food!! The meatballs are THE best!!
I’ve been a vocal fan of The Meatball Shop since its start and was looking forward to bringing my teenager (a huge meatball fan) to the meatball Mecca, or so I thought. We ordered and our plates were put down in front of us *maybe* 3-4 minutes later. A) while I appreciate the expedited service, I did not realize I made reservations at a fast food restaurant and B) it quickly became apparent why our meatballs arrived so quickly: both plates of meatballs were lukewarm on the outside and icy cold in the middle. Also, these are not the meatballs I fell in love with at TMS. What happened to this place?!?
One more important note: do not bother ordering the kitschy “spaghetti & meatballs.” These are the meatballs that are “stuffed” with spaghetti and they are just a $24 plate of plain nasty.
I try to get back to the Meatball Shop every time I’m in NYC. The food and drinks are so good, and it’s always a good time. My only issue this time was we felt we were being rushed by the waitstaff. There were many free tables and they were still seating new guests, but my entire party felt like they were rushing us out the door. I was still eating my meal while they were clearing away the dishes from the other people at my table, which is normal, however, they were also asking what we wanted for desert while I still had a good amount of pasta left and had a mouthful of food. This seemed to continue until one of the people in the party told our waitstaff that we would order after everyone finished their meal. I’m not sure if this person was anxious to get cut for the evening, but it was uncomfortable. We would have stayed for another round of cocktails, but felt like we needed to leave. It was a big bummer.
Simply but tasty - not overly expensive. Would recommend to anyone!!
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.
I've been to this location 3 times, and every time is great!
Such a fun, relaxing place - Perfect location for theater (West Palm Beach) - Love this place and would highly recommend!
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.
Super cool ambiance and food is great.
You pick your ball, your sauce and a side, bingo, great meal
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!
Amazing food and service!
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!!!
We really enjoyed the atmosphere here. Food and service were great also. Simple, fun, and tasty!
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.
They had a very rude bartender. He actually came to our table to be confronting with us. His behavior was unprofessional and immature
Family’s first time in NYC and this was the first place we took them. They raced all night!
Delicious food. Great place to go with a friend. Would highly recommend.
Food was adequate but cocktails were superb. Very crowded and high volume reminiscent of a college town bar. Service was pleasant and efficient
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.
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.
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.
They seated us quickly and the food was awesome!!!
Fun place. Simple menu. Best desert! Service was great
Very nice place to spend a dinner! Just a little but noisy...
The meatball shop was nice .food was good people that work were very nice
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.
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!
I like it so much, but I wish it wasn’t so loud. Otherwise it’s a crowd pleaser.
A fun place to eat with the family! Great service, yummy food, very clean!
Great as usual.
Was very good.
Great food! Professional and friendly staff. Quick service. Very kid friendly. I would definitely eat there again!