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The Meatball Shop - West Village - Permanently Closed

4.6
4.6
40 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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 West Village 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 982-7815

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    For our Catering options, visit www.themeatballshop.com and click on Catering.

  • Private party facilities

    For Private Parties, visit www.themeatballshop.com and click on Group Events.

  • Neighborhood

    West Village

  • Cross street

    Greenwich Ave and 7th Ave

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 40 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, always a great time. Staff was friendly.
  2. EL

    EvaLB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Cute little restaurant. Food is great, service was a bit slow but our waiter was brand new and it was peak Saturday night dinner. There's a place on Long Island that offers a similar menu, but has more flexibility so I'm a bit biased as to what you can do with the balls (like get sliders, pasta or mix and match). Overall, worth it!
  3. JL

    JohnL

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the buffalo balls for an appetizer and I had the meatball sandwich, that was delicious
  4. MR

    MarkR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal....I had a special called spagaball, spaghetti inside of a meatball, and it was amazing
  5. JB

    JayB

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Fun and inexpensive but Super salty and super noisy. I would not go back on a weekend night unless I had no interest in talking to the people I was with.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The ambiance and location of this place is excellent. The food is quite good, but on a Friday/Saturday night expect there to be a bit of a wait for table/service.
  7. v

    vbrie

    Montreal

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Simple menu with fresh and locally sourced items. Great for a family outing or night out with friends.
  8. I

    Impressive

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Excellent service and food!
  9. LM

    LaurenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When I tell you I could eat at this place every single day I could. It was so amazing that i came back 2 nights later to try something else. Try the apple cinnamon margarita if you go omg. You guys this has definitely been my favorite place I've ate at in a very long time.
  10. LM

    LindsayM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the Meatball Shop. This is a place I always take friends and family when they come to visit and it never disappoints. I love how the menu structure stays the same but updates by the season. Highly recommend.
  11. s

    saritap

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small little elegant area. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Food is delicious. Took the rest home for lunch the next day. All in all. A nice evening out. I do recommend. And will return.
  12. JH

    JenH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Came here for a Double Date with some friends and their 6 month old. The staff were accommodating and attentive to our needs. The meal was delicious and our food came out in a fairly quick time period, although we received our appetizer about halfway through the meal. It was loud, but not so loud we had to shout. The playlist was excellent. We were singing on and off throughout our meal! Overall an excellent evening at The Meatball Shop West Village.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I’ve had dinner here a few times and my experience has been relatively the same. The food is good, very heavy and rich. I would go with the classic meatball. The service is okay. The staff seem fairly unorganized and it’s hard to get anyone’s attention. That’s not helped by the fact that it’s extremely noisy. I was really turned off however by the prices and the way they nickel and dime you. They charged us $1 because we asked for extra Parmesan. Really?.. probably won’t be back.
  14. L

    Lo2287

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2019

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. Our waiter was super entertaining. I only have a 3 star review because when we showed up they told me I didn’t have a reservation when I clearly did.
  15. d

    dclyul

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Liam was a star
  16. C

    Clareclare

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meatballs, really great staff, really polite and extremely helpful. Great value for money. A really neat idea, with a great choice of sauces and meatballs. Loved it.
  17. MA

    MARCB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food with fantastic service. Will go back next time in the area
  18. A

    Allison

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    highly recommend. never disappointed. meal is so customizable and very yummy!
  19. c

    craigmckn

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic! The restaurant has a lot of charm and the service was exceptional and fast. We are looking forward to our next visit.
  20. NY

    NYdiner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great place. Excellent food, great service, and wonderful value
  21. KC

    KatieC

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went with our kids - who were apprehensive about the menu - and they all ordered seconds! We had a great meal and a great server. We will definitely be back.
  22. SN

    SpicyNYC

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food here is decent. I wouldn't run to the location, but it's good if you need somewhere to go with friends or family.
  23. NJ

    NJAce

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service...very friendly waitstaff. Food was solid...worked for my wife and I, as well as our young sons. Classic meatballs were the best of what we tried, and the broccoli side was my favorite.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Good food but the waiter kept making mistakes with our orders.
  25. CD

    CarloDLR

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food quality but very loud. I like the service too. I wish the kitchen sink stayed the same from 2 years ago!
  26. C

    Caleb

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a frequent Meatball Shop customer, this is one of my favorite locations for this chain. It's always a little quieter than the Hell's Kitchen one, and so many bars to pop around to after grabbing a bite. Food obviously always gets a 10/10.
  27. EJ

    EJPhhh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A go to restaurant when i'm in NYC, never disappointing! Always good :)
  28. SB

    SusanB

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It was a fun experience and the staff was excellent, very friendly. The Caesar salad was not as fresh as I would expect ... some of the lettuce was browning. Definitely not worth the $9 price tag. The meatballs were good, tasted homemade, and tender, but I wouldn't say stellar. Overall glad we tried this place but would not rush back.
  29. KM

    KMorr

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh, delicious, great variety and value. The service is awesome. Great overall experience.
  30. CR

    CourtneyR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When we arrived we were immediately seated with our reservation. Our waitress was amazing and was very knowledgeable about the food. Both the cocktails and the food was above expectation. The ambiance was perfect, great music and slightly low lite. Smaller space but not too crowded. I choose a classic meatball and classic tomato sauce. It came with 4 traditional meatballs and spaghetti, great portion, and very tasty. My friend ordered the chicken meatball and parmesan cream and she loved it! For cocktails, we ordered a seasonal Moscow mule and strawberry margarita - which were both above expectations. Highly recommended!
  31. L

    Lauren

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was so good. Fun little spot to get dinner. I would definitely stop in again next time I'm in the area.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mac is a meatball maestro! Creative menu, great Jell-O shots and an easy spot to start the night in the WV
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great time, casual date, mojito was refreshing, waitress made us smile and kept it light. I had a nice Friday night
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You need to put these balls in your mouth as soon as you can!! From the appetizers, to the unlimited options of balls, sauces, and sides, you will NOT be disappointed. Have everyone order something different and then play musical balls. The staff is ready to guide you on your journey to sample the variety of their delicious balls.
  35. MM

    MeganM

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was delicious. Our server was really fun and energetic, but overall service was really slow.
  36. JK

    JulianneK

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful day but we got a table outside no problem. The food came out quickly and was delicious. One of the best parts was our waiters though—— he was absolutely fantastic, was funny, and made great recommendations. Overall this was a great experience.
  37. CR

    CherylR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it!! Our server was awesome - he had such a great personality and patiently explained the menu to us (over and over!)...the meatballs we had were amazing and don’t even get me started on the ice cream sandwiches!! Great experience and would definitely recommend!
  38. l

    lovegoodfood

    Charlotte

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my 19 year old son and two of his friends and everyone loved it. Very fun to share and try different types of meatballs and to be able to customize your order. I will definitely be back!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Loud communal table but yummy
  40. HQ

    HummusQueen

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    They did not honor our reservation and were inattentive once seated

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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The Meatball Shop - West Village - Permanently Closed does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

The Meatball Shop - West Village - Permanently Closed is rated 4.6 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Greenwich Ave and 7th Ave

  • Neighborhood

    West Village

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 982-7815

  • Catering

    For our Catering options, visit www.themeatballshop.com and click on Catering.

  • Private party facilities

    For Private Parties, visit www.themeatballshop.com and click on Group Events.

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