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THE MEATBALL SHOP - HELL'S KITCHEN, New York, NY

THE MEATBALL SHOP - HELL'S KITCHEN

4.6
4.6
374 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 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.

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Booked 42 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (212) 230-5860

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, 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 Private Events.

  • Neighborhood

    Hell's Kitchen

  • Cross street

    9th Ave and 53rd St

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Brunch Menu is back - with Bottomless Drinks!

    Multiple dates available
    Make 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 available
    Enjoy a family meal for 4! Includes choice of 2 ball & sauce combos + choice of salad + choice of side + choice of cookie. Served with focaccia.

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What 374 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. FT

    FirstTimeExperience

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The food and atmosphere were both very pleasant.

  2. BP

    BrendaP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food. Great service. Server was very attentive. Great place to dine before a Broadway show.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server made our whole night by taking the time to find me a candle just too make my birthday extra special. The staff will go above and beyond for you. Love this place!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    lovely and our server was lovely and great thank you!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ruhr region

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Es war lecker, aber selber kochen schmeckt besser :)

  6. AC

    AshleyC

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great! We had appetizers and they came quickly. We also had delicious food that you could tell was prepared to order

  7. A

    Alavall

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This is always a solid experience. The food is good, the service is good and the ambience is good. Great for children too.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Great service

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Awesome food for a reasonable price. Excellent meatballs. A little noisy, but worth it.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food and great service!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb food, great concept with friendly. Helpful staff.

  12. K

    Katie

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely and delicious as always! Johnny was our server and he was wonderful. 10 out of 10, would recommend.

  13. J

    Jackaroo

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great selection. I wasn’t planning to finish my large pasta serving, but I looked down and was gone - too delicious to leave a bite.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As a tourist, it was highly recommended. Loved everything. Great service and very fast!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    LOUD! I mean so loud it ruined our experience. Food has decent flavor but our meatballs were barely warm. Great prices but would not even think of returning. A very trendy crowd, so if you’re old school, it’s a definite pass.

  16. o

    olaped

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was going to Hamilton with a party of eight. They seated us in the quiet back room. It was perfect! Our waiter, Hunter, connected very casually with all the kids and adults. Such a great server, he really made the event special! The food was timely, delicious, and perfectly portioned. Thank you, Hunter and the Meatball Shop!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So full. So good

  18. g

    ginad

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Delicious! A reliable, tasty restaurant with good service.

  19. K

    Kerel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food. I got the OGNYC and it was delicious. I love that the bread was soft and that it came with a side salad. This allowed me to get the fried calamari and not worry about also having fries :). Highly recommend!

  20. D

    David

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The tastes were incredible. A most enjoyable meal.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic experience with our large party outside. Well taken care of, delicious food, great staff.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Normal , funny gay guys serving pasta and meatballs. What’s not to love? Welcoming, inclusive, relaxed and very fun.

  23. MB

    MissBsRoom

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service, just a little pricey considering it’s a bowl of spaghetti with 3 meatballs.

  24. TS

    TylerS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    The place was so loud we wondered if we were in an SNL skit. Dishes crashing constantly, yelling orders from the kitchen, loud music to apparently try to cover that up. Felt like dining a brake pads factory that served decent meatballs.

  25. J

    Judy

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The meatballs here are always the best - with choice of meats/veggie- and tasty sauces. We so appreciated the manager who opened a private party room for us when the restaurant was full, we had an outdoor table reservation, and it was raining!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I had the spicy pork rigatoni and it was very flavorful. I really like spicy and this lived up to its billing. Loved it! As busy and bustling as it was the service kept in step. Great job!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful Mother’s Day brunch!

  28. BS

    BarbaraS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    We liked it. Simple menu with reasonably priced wines, appetizers, and main courses. The Bruschetta and Big Italian salad were both delicious. My husband liked the chicken meatballs with tomato sauce- I had vegetarian meatballs and pesto- the balls were on the mushy side. We passed on dessert, but the ice cream and cookies we saw looked really good.

  29. C

    Captain

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, service and staff is always great at the Meatball shop!

  30. LK

    LindsayK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a group of 10 (made a res) - the food came out fast, the waiter was kind and helpful and everything was delicious!

  31. LB

    LuigiB

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Post theater

  32. NY

    NYCPisces

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    We had to flag down the waiter to place an order, as we had limited time for dinner. I was told what the three vegetables for the "Kitchen Sink" order were, but that wasn't what I was served. And the food was cold.

  33. AM

    ArianaM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Perfect casual, affordable meal. The meatballs were DELICIOUS! Our server was so sweet and appropriately attentive. Glad we strayed out of Times Square to find this.

  34. L

    Lite5o

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Food was really good. Only complaint is the pictures posted showed bigger portions and cheaper prices. Might just be older pics but felt like the a bait and switch. But again the Food was really good maybe just not worth the value.

  35. H

    Herby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food and super friendly service. Looking forward to next visit!

  36. T

    Tiba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food at a decent price! This location is def better than UES!

  37. N

    Nina

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    School cafeteria atmosphere and food quality. You can do better at any red sauce restaurant.

  38. LN

    LexiesNanny

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed the food very much especially the spicy meatballs. We went into NYC to see a play for our sons 40th birthday. We walked from the train station to the restaurant, about 30 minute walk. We were early for our reservation but the host was very accommodating. The drinks were delicious, try the Old Fashion, amazing. There were 5 of us, I got the appetizer meatballs and garlic bread. 2 people got meatball sandwiches, 1 pasta bowl and 1 pesto flatbread. Everyone said their food was delicious! Ben the server was very good and personable! We enjoyed our dinner.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1

    Family meal was not available despite being listed as an experience.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Loved the menu and tried a variety of different meatballs and appetizers. Everything was delicious!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from THE MEATBALL SHOP - HELL'S KITCHEN using the Order Online button. THE MEATBALL SHOP - HELL'S KITCHEN also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Postmates. THE MEATBALL SHOP - HELL'S KITCHEN also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 230-5860.

THE MEATBALL SHOP - HELL'S KITCHEN is rated 4.6 stars by 374 OpenTable diners.

THE MEATBALL SHOP - HELL'S KITCHEN does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 42 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for THE MEATBALL SHOP - HELL'S KITCHEN

798 9th Ave New York, NY 10019-5639

Additional information

  • Cross street

    9th Ave and 53rd St

  • Neighborhood

    Hell's Kitchen

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 230-5860

  • 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 Private Events.

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