The Meatball Shop - Williamsburg

4.5
33 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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 Williamsburg 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 33 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

It was good just sad that they didn’t have the apps we ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall2food5service3ambience1

I made a reservation for indoor dining but was told upon arrival that they encourage outdoor dining and was directed to an outdoor seat even though I stated I wanted indoor and that it was cold outside . It was 40° outside and the winds were above 10 miles an hour the restaurant has heaters but the seating area outside is not covered so the heating does not provide heat as it is basically spreading the heat across the entire block and not on the person seated .The hostess was great but that didn’t change the fact that we were freezing . I was wearing a coat and I was extremely cold . it just overall wasn’t a good experience I wanted indoor dining for a specific reason if it we are told that there’s 25% indoor dining and then we should be provided 25% indoor dining there was not a single person dining inside every other restaurant in the area was providing indoor dining . I’ve been here 10+ times I understand this is a pandemic but every other restaurant was providing indoor dining The Meatball Shop should not be an exception

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

1st time being there and it was great. We got there around 10, they close at 11:30, so when I got my meatballs around 1030 they could’ve been a tad bit more hotter but I understand that they were closing soon so I didn’t make a big deal. Overall it was great, will be back again.

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Amazingme
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great experience from start to finish. They were clean and efficient and very friendly. The Pizza Meatball was Amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Sat inside, but seemed like staff didn’t want us to. Almost felt like we weren’t wanted. Food tasted good. Would have just sat outside or ordered take out next time. Inside was full of boxes and just didn’t look presentable for indoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

As you walk through the restaurant on your way to the patio, you notice items that apparently we're in the back yard. (Unused wood, construction materials.) This should have been the red flag for me to leave. After waiting 15 mnts for our waiter, when he finally brought out our wine glasses, they were filthy! They clearely had not been clean thoroughly. This is even more concerning given the COVID environment. I politely asked the waiter to have the glasses cleaned. He brought our clean glasses 2 of which had chips on the rim. At this point I walked over to the manager and informed him of the situation. His response was that they were doing the best they can. Unfortunately, the basics shouldn't take that much effort. At this point we walked out. Ownership should take a closer look at what is happening in their restaurants.

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CynthiaB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food would definitely recommend this place to all my friends thank you again !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place that we went on our first date and the service was outstanding

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SamanthaK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It's good that there's a kids' menu. My son enjoyed the veggie meatballs. I liked the 'perfect' vegetarian ones and the mashed potato. The spaghetti was not particularly well cooked. The parmesan sauce was not great and had a microwaved feel. Portions are on the small side. The food is tasty but quite chain-store. We sat outside in front of the store. Watching Bedford Avenue is entertaining but an air conditioning unit upstairs was dripping onto my head. The non-alcoholic cocktails were nice. Overall not bad. Go if you are craving meatballs or need a quick bite. Get dessert directly across the street. Don't expect to be impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the theme!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fast service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place was great! I have never gone and it was my first time going! We sat outside, since they were doing some repairs on the patio. The waitress was kind and accommodating. The food is to die for ! The only thing that I would say is that the only downside was that there were some things on the menu that they no longer make. Overall, a great experience and would go again.

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Jordan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good time - solid spot for dinner in Williamsburg, especially with people new to New York/Brooklyn

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This wasn’t my first time here, nor will it be my last. Always a friendly staff, and amazing food! Don’t get me started on the drinks.. the apple cinnamon margarita was very good as was the foolaid. Definitely will be back again, wether it’s food or drinks I know I’m in good hands.

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Che76
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We made reservations which we were on time for but still had to wait for 20-30 mins to be seated. The food took a long time because the kitchen was backed up and when I got my dish..the rigatoni bolognese barely had any meat in the sauce.

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SarahK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Friends were in town and this place was a good in between of good classic food options for picky eaters and escalated options for those that want to try something new.

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vipAlgie
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

First time visiting. Will Definitively go back if in the area. Great taste. Casual meal . Exactly what you would expect.

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OnieshaW
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for date night or a group of friends❤️. The prices are also great

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JinBk
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

It was just ok. Like something I'd make at home; not special but not bad. I got the veggie balls over polenta with Parmesan cream. The actual veggie balls were textured and quite good. The polenta with the sauce was a bit too soupy. It was also just warm, not quite warm enough. My dining partner got the veggie balls over ziti with classic tomato sauce; it was nothing special. The crab ball appetizer was pretty good. It was pricey for what it was, and we probably won't return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful meal here. The staff were so friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and very comforting for a cold night! We will definitely be back.

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vipMaryKayP
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, affordable price.

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vipJenniferT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites. A Brooklyn institution with delicious food and casual atmosphere. Drinks are great too.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, great idea, nice to be different!
Excellent service and tasty food.

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Fernando
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host and hostess that dealt with my group were very friendly. I had questions and they answered them with no issue. Once everyone in my group showed up, we were seated in the area that was reserved for us. Our waiter was friendly and great with recommendations that one of my friend's asked about. He was well aware of the three kids in our group and made they were taken care of as well. Overall, the food was great, the music was awesome especially since I grew up listening to hip-hop and R&B from the 90s, and the atmoshpere was excellent. I've been to this particular location before and finally got a chance to come back. I've even visited other locations in Manhattan. Everyone in my group said they would like to come back as well.

The Meatball Shop - Williamsburg
Responded on August 27, 2019

Hi Fernando, we're so glad to hear you and your party enjoyed the visit! We hope to see you all again soon!

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Maxm99
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

They didn’t have our table ready for reservation and restaurant was far from crowded. One appetizer arrived frozen on inside and waiter didn’t apologize or offer a free dish. Kitchen sink salad greens were a little mixed in freshness. Other ms are great this one not so much.

The Meatball Shop - Williamsburg
Responded on August 27, 2019

HI Max, thank you so much for visiting us in Williamsburg and for sharing your feedback - we're sorry to hear that your experience was anything less than stellar, especially regarding the appetizer as these are all made fresh in house daily, and never frozen. Reaching out privately for more info!

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vipJosie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great! We were there for a friends reunion and enjoyed every bit of it there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Platos sabrosos y muy buen servicio!

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DiningDiva
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun evening! We had a nice table in the back and were able to talk easily. Food delish! Very quick service. We liked the vibe...small Williamsburg restaurant..not fancy.. but fun.

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Sabby
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Waiter fixed a mistake for an order with a brand new entree which was nice. My only complaint is the bar staff. My two friends and I stood at the bar for a drink before we were seated and we were not acknowledged. The bartenders were both busy and I am more than happy to wait my turn for service but you could literally smile at us and say “we’ll be with you in a moment” instead of us standing there and you can’t even make eye contact for a brief moment to acknowledge people standing at the bar. Bar was empty too. Only one couple sitting there only so I didn’t get that?? We ended up leaving the bar without a drink to go to our table. Didn’t appreciate that, other than that great time. I would suggest the bartenders improve their manners as this is a customer service industry right?

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AlysonS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really pleasant place to eat. Food was lovely but I had visited a couple of years back and felt that it wasn’t quite at the same standard as before. The staff were really friendly and helpful.

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SamanthaU
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed coming here. I haven’t been to meatball shop in like 3 years and soooo much has changed, but it’s still good

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RobertJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and vibe inside. We went for the classic baller plates which were absolutely delicious. The wine was really good as well. Would definitely recommend.

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Underhill
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and location! The meatballs and ice cream sandwiches are great!

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You can order delivery directly from The Meatball Shop - Williamsburg using the Order Online button. The Meatball Shop - Williamsburg also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates. The Meatball Shop - Williamsburg also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 551-0520.

The Meatball Shop - Williamsburg is rated 4.5 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.

The Meatball Shop - Williamsburg 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.

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