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The Meatball Shop

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Lower East Side
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84 Stanton Street, New York City, NY 10002
+1 718-551-0520
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 4:00 am
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the concept. You choose your type of meatball, sauce and cheese. This can be served in a sandwich or with a salad. The service was helpful and incredibly friendly. Loved the vibe of the place. We bought their cookery book and are delighted to see 30 different recipes of meatballs. Will try to return.

Thank Corbun47
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151 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, wonderfully interesting food well put together. Styling very good. Service very friendly. Couldn't find fault in any way. Also very good for veggie, with quite a few options.

Thank richard d
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I had a late lunch here on a hot July afternoon. Service was great, drinks were ice cold. Menu was fun and we liked the flexibility. Food was just okay. My daughter got the pizza beef meatballs. I got the spicy beef meatballs with the spicy sauce. The meatballs were very pale, we thought they gave us... More 

Thank FOV
Hammondsport, NY
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to come here last year, but it was jam packed. Got there a little earlier and was able to get a table (the line was out the door shortly afterwards). I ordered the classic beef meatball with spicy meat sauce over rigatoni. The food came out quickly, was piping hot, and absolutely delicious. I would have licked the... More 

Thank manormeow2
Pickering, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favourite restaurant in the world. I can't come to NYC without stopping at the Meatball shop in the lower east side. Ive been coming to this location since 2012 and just found out they do brunch as well. I'll probably stop in at least once more before I leave town. Normally get chicken meatballs with tomato sauce... More 

Thank tmjaws
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158 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit. Great meatballs, with wonderful tasteand texture, fun idea overall and a nice cozy athmosphere to the whole place. Choose your meatballs, pick a side dish and add a salad, as easy as that! Try this place- you won't be disappointed! We and our teenagers loved it!

Thank Ulrika L
New York City, New York
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food: very good / Service: terrible - please read explanation let's start with the positives: the variety of meatballs and sauces is both simple and delicious. so are the side dishes and vegetables. everything was brought out swiftly and seemed fresh and well-presented for this very innovative concept (well, it's been around for many years). the problems started when we... More 

Thank LeoNYtravel
TheMeatballShop, Marketing at The Meatball Shop, responded to this review

Hi Leo, Thank you so much for visiting our Shop and for taking the time to let us know about your experience. I'm terribly sorry that the visit was not a great one. Both our glasses and carafes should be measured when poured to ensure that we're always serving the appropriate amount and I apologize that that wasn't the case... More 

Hoboken, New Jersey
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend has been begging me to go here as he is new to NYC and watched the documentary on the making of the meatball shop. Perhaps with its fame and expansion (there are many in the city) it lost something. Our drinks were delicious. He had a Moscow mule and I had the cucumber gimlet. For dinner we ordered... More 

Thank RachelEdelman
TheMeatballShop, Marketing at The Meatball Shop, responded to this review

Hi Rachel, thank you so much for choosing to eat at The Meatball Shop and for taking the time to leave a review of your experience. I'm terribly sorry to hear that the experience was not a great one. We pride ourselves on providing delicious food and excellent service and I'm so sorry we dropped the ball on your recent... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice place with friendly people. Food was good, very tasty tomato sauce. Tiny portions but worth to try.

Thank Marta S
Stafford Springs
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had gone to the Greenwich St. Meatball Shop before and tried this one today - smaller but quainter and just as delicious! Had the risotto and special pork meatballs with Parmesan cream sauce - my daughter had the risotto with mushroom gravy and beef meatballs. We split a side of the daily greens - chilled asparagus, potato and feta... More 

Thank Laura L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 4:00 am
11:30 am - 4:00 am
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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