The Meatball Shop - West Village

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$30 and under
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Italian

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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 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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EvaLB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 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!

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JohnL
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MarkR
New York Area
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

JB
vipJayB
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 24, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 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.

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vbrie
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipImpressive
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Excellent service and food!

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LaurenM
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.

LM
LindsayM
New York Area
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.

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saritap
1 review
Dined on November 15, 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.

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JenH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
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.

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Lo2287
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 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.

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dclyul
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liam was a star

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DannyH
London
1 review
Dined on August 21, 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.

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MARCB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Allison
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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craigmckn
New York Area
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.

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vipNYdiner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KC
vipKatieC
New York Area
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.

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vipSpicyNYC
New York Area
23 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.

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NJAce
New York Area
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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

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CarloDLR
New York Area
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!

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Caleb
New York Area
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.

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EJPhhh
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SusanB
New York Area
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.

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vipKMorr
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CourtneyR
1 review
Dined on May 3, 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!

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Lauren
Philadelphia
2 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review