The Meatball Shop - Upper East Side
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 UES 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.
Brunch Menu is back - with Bottomless Drinks!
Multiple dates availableMake 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 availableEnjoy a family meal for 4! Includes choice of 2 ball & sauce combos + choice of salad + choice of side + choice of cookie. Served with focaccia.
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Buttermilk marinated, mozzarella, tomato sauce served with a side of spaghetti
Roasted then fried, Caesar seasoned
Visiting from out of town, and returned here based on several great meals I had here in past years. Though COVID caused a few things to change I can happily say this place and the food are just as good as I remembered it.
We were in NYC to share it for the first time with a family member. It was more than 8 years since we ate at TMS. It was as good as the first time.
Everything from the service to the food was great!
Visiting NYC and needed dinner after our time at The Met. So glad we found this place. Very tasty food, friendly and great staff, good atmosphere. Highly recommend!
Good food but too noisy and way too warm. They need an a/c or open windows.
Was so crazy excited to try this place and it delivered on all accounts. The service was amazing. The team understood and could recommend options from their own experience with the menu. The drinks were delicious and the overall vibe is cas’ with a hint of hipster and city highlights. Will definitely be returning.
We love this place and their new menu our waiter was fab too
Service was fantastic! Everyone was really nice and the food was delicious.
Lunch date with husband & daughter. Great for families. The kids menu was so cute, with simple & delicious choices, and a good selection of crayons. Also, our server asked about any allergies- which is so appreciated since our daughter has a few dietary restrictions.
We got the meatball trio - amazing, & the chicken parm hero - delicious. Finished off with a double decker cookie ice cream sandwich & espresso martinis.
We sat outside at night. It was cold and there were no heat lamps. Nevertheless, the food was excellent and the experience worked well for the entire family.
Amazing food and the staff is so professional. The team is consisent and friendly.
Always a pleasure to go there with the boys
A lot of our food came out cold and I wasn’t super impressed by the meatballs.
Service was great and food was too.
Truly made my friend’s birthday so special! Thanks for the meat balls, bubbles, and laughs. :-)
The meatballs are great - and filling (who goes to a meatball shop and orders salmon, anyway?). Happy that they've reopened.
I cannot truly give a rating because the restaurant was closed. Apparently this location of the meatball shop has been closed therefore I cannot truly give a rating. I made the reservation online and it was confirmed. I even got a text message the day before. We had gone to NYC for my daughter’s 16th birthday and walked many blocks to get to the restaurant only to discover that it had been closed. Very disappointed and upset. Needless to say we will not be going to the other locations in the future because of this incident.
Always a good time when i come here. Very kids friendly
Good neighbourhood staple. Hadn’t been back to the UES Meatball shop in a while. Service and food get high marks. We weren’t rushed. Will definitely go back more frequently.
Great tasting food. Also happy they extended their menu. Our waitress was Fantastic!!
I have been coming to TMBS since it opened, food is always good, and now as the menu has been changed a little it’s even better.
We had a lovely lunch outside at the Meatball Shop. Everything was very good... I could live without the big slices of celery in my Caesar salad, it was strange. Darling waiter!
Thank you for a great experience!
Excellent food & service at a very reasonable price. The best meatballs anywhere, with enough other things for anyone to choose something else to eat.
Thanks to open table, I tried this place out although I didn’t order off the restaurant week menu. Since it was my first time dining there, I ordered the meatball sampler trio…a spicy pork meatball, a chicken Parmesan ball and a regular beef ball…all tasty and their sauce is also decent (I’m Italian, so I am spoiled but it’s passable). I also ordered a Caesar salad and it had a great homemade (I think?) dressing..very filling and I enjoyed the lunch. My husband could t join me, so I brought him home 2 servings of the $10 for 3 balls of the beef balls…he ate three already last night, and I’ll probably cook up some pasta over the weekend to enjoy the remaining 3.
My server name was Grace, she was the best!!! Quick & fast service
Outstanding! Our table was ready when we got there! High chairs already at our table. Our waiter was very friendly and accommodating to our children. FOOD WAS AMAZING ALWAYS! Drinks amazing. Love the Meatball Shop.
Our server was terrific! !
Family friendly. Great vegetarian options
Disappointed in this place. It looks like a promising ambience from the outside but the mood is quickly brought down by the chaotic staff and patrons allowing children to run around tables and throughout the restaurant. It took us 15 minutes to get water and then another 20 before we were asked for our meal order. It was weird when the waiter made us feel dumb for not understanding the menu. Looking forward to going to other places on the upper east side.
Fantastic bruschetta, I would order two next time.
Service was great. I was pleasantly surprised by and loved the veggie meatballs!
Excellent food and customer service!! Here visiting from Chicago and we will be coming back on future trips.
The food never disappoints at Meatball Shop!
Had a birthday party there - it was awesome!
Ok for families with kids. Was hoping for better food.
We sat indoors because it was chilly. Thoroughly enjoyed The Meatball Shop! Just delicious food and hospitable service. Ordered rigatoni with classic meatballs and basil parmesan sauce, and it was yummy! Good-sized portions too! And any restaurant that has Ample Farms Creamery ice cream is okay in my book. Just delicious, and there are other choices if you aren't a meatball fan.
It was a tasty little spot with some varying takes on Italian cuisine.
Nice outdoor seating area (weather permitting), delicious food, and great service!
You can order delivery directly from The Meatball Shop - Upper East Side using the Order Online button. The Meatball Shop - Upper East Side also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. The Meatball Shop - Upper East Side also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 257-6121.
The Meatball Shop - Upper East Side is rated 4.7 stars by 123 OpenTable diners.
The Meatball Shop - Upper East Side 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.