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The Meatball Shop

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84 Stanton Street, New York City, NY 10002
+1 718-551-0520
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12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 50
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  • 12
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
YUM!

My third visit and it is just soooo satisfying and delicious. Reasonable pricing and high quality food with friendly service. Can't beat it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My third visit and it is just soooo satisfying and delicious. Reasonable pricing and high quality food with friendly service. Can't beat it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I ate there with 3 friends this past Saturday night, we arrived at 7 without a reservation, they took our names and told us it was a 1.5 hour wait. The restaurant was packed. We went to a local bar and came back at 8:30. The hostess apologized and said it would be another hour wait. She saw how upset... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Nothing else to say :-). You can mix and match different types of meatballs, different sauces and side dishes. Good service but very busy...

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Terrible meal. Serving staff had no idea what was in their food. My friend who has a severe dairy allergy was basically laughed at and asked if she was "for real". Then the manager came out and asked how much of an "allergy" it was because everything she had ordered had dairy in, despite us being told by two separate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A restaurant that has all of its food revolving around meatballs? Kinda loved it. If i had a complaint, it would be about the small location. It's tiny, you can barely move around. I spent half of my meal bumping elbows with the stranger sitting next to me. The food was good, not great, but good. Decent prices. Definitely worth... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Appreciate the small menu with intentin. Like the cheap pbr on tap. Came here once we discovered another restaurant was closing that we intended to eat. At 11 pm on a Saturday the wait to eat was on hour. I wasn't going to eat at the standing tables. You literally stand and eat like your at a cocktail table. Hostess... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Passed by on a Friday night after a day in the City with my 12 yr old girl and 10 yr old boy!! Everything is meatball jncluding the delicious chicken wing appetizers. Tiny little place with great service! My kids thought "who the heck they were" having dinner in such a trendy place. I have to say though, since it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

So, my wife and I stopped at this location. Our server was great - atmosphere was very nice. We both ordered the classic beef with classic tomato sauce, with a side of mashed potatoes and two glasses of red wine. Wow..a mouth explosion . . . great tastes! We'll be going back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The Service was excellent. I was impressed by the way the food was brought out so quickly. The Celery Sticks with Blue Cheese were good. The Sauteed Broccoli was very fresh crunchy and green. The Mashed Potatoes were tasty and my Sister and I enjoyed it. I especially enjoyed the Chicken Meatball Slider with Pesto Sauce & Vegetable Meatball Slider... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Perfect place to go for a quick meaty fix. The choice of flavours to choose from was pretty broad and you didn't have to totally carb overload as there was a veggie/salad option instead of the regular carb options. Great on a hangover though! Don't go if you don't like sharing tables with other people though - they cram you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 84 Stanton Street, New York City, NY 10002
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 718-551-0520

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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