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The Meatball Shop

1462 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10075

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(212) 257-6121


  • Sunday: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Monday: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:30 am - 2:00 am
  • Saturday: 11:30 am - 2:00 am

Cuisine: Breakfast and Brunch, Italian Restaurants

4.6 of 5.0 from 163 reviews

price range:$26 to $50

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The Meatball Shop Reviews

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  • Brian PFun spot with great food. We usually get 2-3 orders of balls & 3 different sauces on the side to dip. Try the Chicken with Parm Cream.

    55555 by Brian P

  • Corey Eno explanation necessary

    11111 by Corey E

  • Meghan JGreat meatball selection. Small plates. Good place for dates.

    55555 by Meghan J

  • Asli TGot the classic meatball w/ mushroom gravy, delicious! Risotto (tomato, mozzarella, basil) was also great. Use the markers at the table to check off what you want on the menu!

    55555 by Asli T

  • Zoraida Jwow there spicy pork meatballs with there sticky meat sauces is delicious. the simple side salad was also delicious. Yum!!!!

    55555 by Zoraida J

  • Ms. MoWe ordered the special Mac and cheese ball sliders with special cheddar sauce but they ran out of bun on Friday at 8pm....

    33333 by Ms. Mo

  • Ms. MoSo they served us just the balls that were way too salty at the same price. They ran out of sliders and gave us naked balls which are way too salty. What happened??

    22222 by Ms. Mo

  • Ms. MoWe used to love the Meatball shop, but it has gone way downhill. The meatballs are cold and the sides are cold...

    33333 by Ms. Mo

  • Luis DAll the dishes are excellent, but I recommend the meatball sandwich with an ice cream sandwich for dessert. The prices and the staff are great too. Amazing place.

    55555 by Luis D

  • Marcel E.It was amazeballs. Whenever I come back to NY I will definitely be coming back. Their portions are decent but if you are really hungry and can eat you may want to order two plates.

    55555 by Marcel E.

  • Artemis GClassic beef meatballs with spicy tomatoe sauce and spaghetti! Very nice!

    55555 by Artemis G

  • Lydia V.The Kitchen Sink is awesome. Spring green salad base, a few "chef's choice" salads (always something different, keeps it interesting & yummy!), topped with your choice of meatballs and sauce.

    55555 by Lydia V.

  • karen h.d.Slow service at brunch followed by cold runny poached eggs swimming in way too much hollandaise. Gag.

    22222 by karen h.d.

  • Jacky A.The brown sugar ice cream. Period. ๐Ÿ˜‹

    55555 by Jacky A.

  • Daniel RMacaroni and cheese meatball! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

    55555 by Daniel R

  • Jon W.Get the sliders to try the different meatballs and sauces.

    55555 by Jon W.

  • JessVeggie balls are actually pretty good! They do have nuts in them, so beware if you have food allergies. Other thing to note is that the rest of the balls all have SOME pork in them.

    33333 by Jess

  • Victoria NautaCompletely overrated. I make better meatballs. Went for brunch. My well done egg came out runny. Sent it back. Never got my meal but got charged for three sandwiches. Service was terrible. Total NO!

    22222 by Victoria Nauta

  • William JVery small yet cozy! The staff is really nice and the food is really good! The parmesan cream is a must!

    55555 by William J

  • Diane SGet the kitchen sink! For delivery, use Caviar

    33333 by Diane S

  • K D.Chicken balls with pesto. & don't leave without an ice cream sandwich!

    55555 by K D.

  • Vivian VoThe vegan meatballs are very filling.

    55555 by Vivian Vo

  • Mikael KopteffBeef balls, spicy tomato sauce and mash. Best combo ever.

    55555 by Mikael Kopteff

  • Colin GVeggie meatball (made of beans) is tasty. The order selection is unique with the sharpie

    55555 by Colin G

  • GregAmazing cocktails, love the bee sting!

    55555 by Greg

  • Katerina BAmazing place, chill, great food

    55555 by Katerina B

  • Casey G.Meatballs, obviously, but the brown sugar ice cream shouldn't be missed (sandwich a scoop between snickerdoodle cookies). Great Moscow Mules as well.

    55555 by Casey G.

  • P J.Vegan balls too dry for a sandwich. Tastes good on rigatoni

    55555 by P J.

  • Kevin RThe spicy pork meatballs are amazing

    55555 by Kevin R

  • Ashley R.Kitchen sink salad with veggie balls in Parmesan cream + a fried egg on top, and a side of the white beans! Vegetarian approved

    55555 by Ashley R.

  • C LAmazing daily salad!

    55555 by C L

  • Eli R.Great MEATBALLs!!!!

    55555 by Eli R.

  • Collette SOne of my favorite chains in NYC. I always get the meatball smash with pesto sauce, and a side of risotto.

    55555 by Collette S

  • Brett FrommeThe best meatballs I've had in Manhattan.

    55555 by Brett Fromme

  • Lane R.The meatballs are superb. Liked both spicy pork and beef. Pasta portions are tiny so plan to fill yourself with the balls!

    55555 by Lane R.

  • Eduardo BTente as meatballs com rigatoni

    55555 by Eduardo B

  • Rachel PCan't go wrong with the chicken meatball. House cocktails change with the season and are all delicious!

    55555 by Rachel P

  • Tian X.A sack of salty Schuette balls plz

    33333 by Tian X.

  • Marina Aร“timo ambiente e atendimento!

    55555 by Marina A

  • Kaitlyn WatsonBoth vegetarian meatballs are to die for, as are the tzatziki sauce and their spicy marinara.

    55555 by Kaitlyn Watson

  • Carol-Anne JThe kitchen sink.

    22222 by Carol-Anne J

  • Nasira JSpicy pork meatballs all the way!

    55555 by Nasira J

  • Rebecca Bkitchen sink salad w veggie meatballs and pesto sauce all the way :)

    55555 by Rebecca B

  • Tee A.Best meatballs I've ever had

    55555 by Tee A.

  • Andrew L.Love this place for dinner... Until I discovered the meatball brunch! Definitely with getting up for!

    55555 by Andrew L.

  • Angelina ZeppieriGreat meatballs. Try the chicken meatballs with pesto!

    55555 by Angelina Zeppieri

  • Gabriel E.The order sheet is quick and fun!

    55555 by Gabriel E.

  • Lia M.Absolutely amazing. Make a reservation and relax. Get the purple drank

    55555 by Lia M.

  • Justin ArziChicken meatballs are damn good. Reasonably priced for NYC as well.

    55555 by Justin Arzi

  • Marissa S.make sure to finish with a cookie ice cream sandwich

    55555 by Marissa S.

  • Jason B.The method of ordering is unnecessarily cumbersome but I can't deny the quality. The meatballs are amazing

    55555 by Jason B.

  • Andrew GDelicious food, fast service, and reasonable prices. Make sure to try the Brown Sugar Iva cream.

    55555 by Andrew G

  • Tim C.Love this. And they have vegetarian meatballs!

    55555 by Tim C.

  • Julian M.Use the dry-erase markers to mark up your order on your menu!

    33333 by Julian M.


    55555 by Julian M.

  • Emily Van NorstrandHey The Meatball Shop, join Freebie!

    55555 by Emily Van Norstrand

  • will w.Always order your balls with the creamy parmesan sauce or the pesto sauce!!! Keep an eye on the daily specials board and order the rabbit balls if they are available!

    55555 by will w.

  • Marius KoppangThe kitchen sink salad with spicy meatballs and pesto is a real winner! A good combination of texture and flavour. Btw, don't underestimate the chicken meatballs..

    55555 by Marius Koppang

  • Michelle A.Order the sliders so you can try a bunch of ball and sauce combinations.

    55555 by Michelle A.

  • Adele B.Veggie balls, red sauce served over polenta. Still dreaming about it.

    55555 by Adele B.

  • Bob CareyGreat atmosphere, service and food

    55555 by Bob Carey

  • Greg DruryParmesian sauce, polenta, and chicken meatballs

    55555 by Greg Drury

  • Carly H.There's something for everyone here, but I highly recommend the smash!

    55555 by Carly H.

  • Giray AtalayOver priced, loud, crowded, over rated. If this place specialized only on one item it better be amazing. Unfortunately Meatball shop in UES is not.

    33333 by Giray Atalay

  • Michael D.Spicy Pork Meatballs with Parmesan Cream (Naked): $8.00

    55555 by Michael D.

  • Leo SumulongIt's nice to enjoy the always amazing TMS meatballs in this rustic, spacious location. Get a ball of homemade ice cream or two at the end of the meal, it has a uniquely rich mouthfeel.

    55555 by Leo Sumulong

  • Tyler L.Great meatball sandwiches though a bit expensive. Take out is the best option as there is no wait.

    55555 by Tyler L.

  • Mike M.The meatballs are awesome. I liked the pork and beef in particular, especially with the spicy meat sauce. Spring for the family jewels and put these balls in your mouth.

    55555 by Mike M.

  • Lisa L.Avoid crowds and annoying a music by going during the week!

    55555 by Lisa L.

  • Laura ScaglioneSibling day

    33333 by Laura Scaglione

  • Mickey CruzThis is great with an egg!

    55555 by Mickey Cruz

  • jon h.Putting an egg on your smash is a delicious choice, but makes it impossible to eat as sandwich. May be worth the trade off though

    55555 by jon h.

  • Brian G.Spicy pork + spicy sauce + risotto

    55555 by Brian G.

  • Miguel d.Spicy pork never fails

    55555 by Miguel d.

  • Brittany GoodwynThe meatballs were delicious and don't forget to have an ice cream sandwich. The ginger cookie and brown sugar ice cream are delightful.

    55555 by Brittany Goodwyn

  • Abby FinkelPolenta and Moscow mule!

    55555 by Abby Finkel

  • Monica C.Chicken meatballs with pesto are clutch.

    55555 by Monica C.

  • Olga V.Beef meatball with mushroom sauce and vanilla affocato. Who knew the meatballs can be so delish! Great place!

    55555 by Olga V.

  • Juliet G.Amazing. You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Mushroom sauce is awesome.

    55555 by Juliet G.

  • Heather R.Amazing food.

    55555 by Heather R.

  • Adam S.Nice fun place but if you want good service forget about it. Food was cold upon arrival and staff was inattentive. 1st experience wasn't so great... ๐Ÿ˜”

    33333 by Adam S.

  • RandallToo loud to eat inside. None of the other locations have such a high noise level. Get your food to go.

    33333 by Randall

  • Bonnie CarpenterHands down my favorite meatball/cocktails/ice cream/pasta place in the city. Get the ice cream sand which mmmmmm

    55555 by Bonnie Carpenter

  • Heather C.First off, when I walk in Big Pimpin is playing... In my opinion this is NYCs anthem... Sit, order, I'm about to take the first bite and Juicy comes on loud through the speakers. End of story. 5*s

    33333 by Heather C.

  • Dana KatzThe veggie meatballs are amazing with the tomato sauce. I go here at least once a week and it's always good.

    55555 by Dana Katz

  • Andreas KontaxisMeatball sandwich

    55555 by Andreas Kontaxis

  • Nicole SpearsBathrooms equivalent to a haunted house

    55555 by Nicole Spears

  • Audrey T.Always go for the special meatballs. And if they have chocolate stout ice cream, order a pint. Jk, idk if they do that. But you should ask. And let me know.

    55555 by Audrey T.

  • Bruno Z.When cordon bleu balls are not the special of the day, the magical combination is: beef meatballs with pesto sauce over freshly milled polenta, topped with the family jewels bien sรปr!

    55555 by Bruno Z.

  • Jenn PYou can't go wrong with anything on the specials board.

    55555 by Jenn P

  • Susan BurkGreat Cuban meatball special.

    55555 by Susan Burk

  • Yera H.family jewels are essential

    55555 by Yera H.

  • Rachel O.Everything!

    55555 by Rachel O.

  • Carola SGood service, good food

    55555 by Carola S

  • Eric Z.Small, The service wasn't bad once you are in the restaurant, but the wait is very long on the weekends. Definitely try the spicy pork meatballs with the spicy meat sauce and or the risotto as a side

    55555 by Eric Z.

  • Shoshana W.Great portions, delicious & surprisingly filling. My only complaint? I took food to go & the containers & bag broke by the time I got home. The takeout containers were cardboard & not very sturdy.

    55555 by Shoshana W.

  • Dawn D.Super fast service! Amazeballs food and get the brown sugar ice cream!

    55555 by Dawn D.

  • Julio S.Just an FYI all the the meatballs have pork in them...

    33333 by Julio S.

  • Iwone S.The mint ice cream was really good. Had pieces of mint. Worth a try!

    55555 by Iwone S.

  • Alicia LeeYou can choose two different cookies for the top and bottom of your ice cream sandwich!

    55555 by Alicia Lee

  • Lynn JRoot beer float with brown sugar ice cream was to die for!!

    55555 by Lynn J

  • Richard D.Try the specials. Chorizo ball tastes like Mexican sausage.

    55555 by Richard D.

  • Yasser KNot to die for. Cool place, nice service but the foos was regular

    55555 by Yasser K

  • Trisha JThe food is filling and delicious (chicken meatballs are great, love the tomato), the drinks are on the lighter side. Go strong is my best piece of advice for the drinks.

    55555 by Trisha J

  • Felipe Abondano TurbayNot the best service, parmesan sauce is good.

    55555 by Felipe Abondano Turbay

  • jon h.Even at its most crowded there's usually a seat or two at the bar

    55555 by jon h.

  • Devyn MillsThe counter server was great during the lunch rush. Made sure we understood how it worked and enjoyed our meals.

    55555 by Devyn Mills

  • Bill BergdollGreat place. Great food. A little cramped.

    55555 by Bill Bergdoll

  • JinniYou might be tempted to feast on every flavor meatball but leave room for their huge ice cream sandwiches! A classic, delicious combo is their brown sugar ice cream between snickerdoodles.

    55555 by Jinni

  • Lee H.The buffalo balls (special) are great. Honestly everything is great.

    55555 by Lee H.

  • Mia SelvaggioIce cream sandwich

    55555 by Mia Selvaggio

  • The Corcoran GroupThe only Meatball Shop to serve brunch, we highly recommend coming early to avoid a wait and ordering the Balls, Biscuits, & Gravy. Of course, finish your meal off with an ice cream sandwich.

    55555 by The Corcoran Group

  • ThrillistIt's meats on meats for this dish, featuring both meatballs (obviously) and not-Canadian bacon. Their breakfast sandwich is another good pick.

    55555 by Thrillist

  • Alana C.my new neighborhood spot!! amazing

    55555 by Alana C.

  • Angie J2 words: Snickerdoodle Cookie!!!!!

    55555 by Angie J

  • Jennifer LTry the hot buttered rum and the brown sugar ice cream. Delish!

    55555 by Jennifer L

  • leigh ktakes forever๐Ÿ! but great ice cream sandwiches, I recommend the chocolate chip cookie & espresso ice cream!

    55555 by leigh k

  • ClaudioChicken balls. Delicious.

    55555 by Claudio

  • leah d.Make sure to try the bolognese balls if they're on the special menu!! Also get the salted caramel ice cream.

    55555 by leah d.

  • Qbrad W.Breakfast balls are outta sight! They're hidden in the sandwich.

    55555 by Qbrad W.

  • Alex M.3 sliders are perfect for one. Highly recommend the spicy pork meatball with parmesan sauce! Mix and match to try the most

    55555 by Alex M.

  • AprilThe cookies in the ice cream sandwich are hard as rocks. The cookies should be warm to go with the great ice cream. Had to send it back.

    33333 by April

  • Asahi, pls.reasonable price meatball and drinks. healthy and tasty salad. only if meatball came a little more hotter like just out from oven..was even better.

    55555 by Asahi, pls.

  • Sean M.An automated check-in system that makes two things easier: a) grabbing a drink nearby b) finding parking. Think about all the places you have to hover near the greeter. Great idea!

    33333 by Sean M.

  • Lara R.Whiskey float. Dooooo it. So good. House brand is Old Overholt and works nicely with I've cream (but what doesn't?!).

    55555 by Lara R.

  • PaddySpicy pork balls with spicy meat sauce is delicious!! Also the special buffalo chicken ball in blue cheese was delicious! VERY creamy mashed potatoes.

    55555 by Paddy

  • Bernhard Y.The brunch pitchers cost 40 bucks and is almost 3 an a half tall glasses of beverage, Not the 4-5 that the menu describe. 1 of those drinks on the bar cost 9 bucks (1 glass). Do your Maths peps.

    33333 by Bernhard Y.

  • Cristina G.Spicy pork w spicy meat sauce over polenta. Don't even think twice. Snickerdoodle cookie w brown sugar ice cream FTW. :)

    55555 by Cristina G.

  • Joseph A.Go with the smash sandwich over the hero, and get the egg on top. Delicious!

    55555 by Joseph A.

  • EaterThe new Upper East Side location is the first Meatball Shop to offer brunch. The options include balls Benedict, "smash bun" French toast, and a version of biscuits and gravy made with meatballs.

    55555 by Eater

  • Maddie M.So good. Everything but the kitchen sink salad with chicken meatballs

    55555 by Maddie M.

  • Michael C.Great spot. Great food.

    55555 by Michael C.

  • Dominic G.Get the egg, it sounds weird in a meatball sandwich, but oh so good!!

    55555 by Dominic G.

  • dennisWe got our food well before we got our drinks, and the beer selection is abysmal. Buff chicken ball was incredible though.

    33333 by dennis

  • Sasha VasilyukSkip the table wait and get food at the bar

    33333 by Sasha Vasilyuk

  • Jennifer P.Good food, but avoid the seat to the right next to the window. Everyone waiting blocks you in and it's almost impossible to be seen to flag down wait staff.

    33333 by Jennifer P.

  • David D.You know what? Very good espresso drinks here, if you're not in a drinking mood.

    55555 by David D.

  • Anastasia B.Moscow mule drink is super refreshing. Otherwise, meh.. Ok

    55555 by Anastasia B.

  • Rich D.Always end up getting the special ball with the special sauce on the kitchen sink, never disappoints. Last nights was chili relleno with salsa verde. Ooooo..tasty!

    55555 by Rich D.

  • Jeffrey L.Classic Beef Smash

    55555 by Jeffrey L.

  • Katie R.This location is the largest. Still a few kinks to work out on timing and staff. Had a sour glass of wine and served my side 20 mins after the balls. Having said that i love you mb shop.

    33333 by Katie R.

  • Corinne P.Try the meatball hero & add some fresh mozzarella! I prefer the Classic, but there are lots of options including vegetarian !

    55555 by Corinne P.

  • Joshua J.Spicy pork with spicy meat sauce - bomb.

    55555 by Joshua J.


    33333 by Kathleen Chiu

  • Kailai X.Long wait for food after seated. Cheap beer! Will try chicken meatball and bitches brew next time~

    55555 by Kailai X.

  • Hannah K.Chicken balls with spicy meat sauce is a safe bet every time. Save room for a B(uild)YO ice cream sammy and always check the ice cream flavor of the day before committing to a staple.

    55555 by Hannah K.

  • Maryann W.Don't miss the sausage meatballs - delicious!

    55555 by Maryann W.

  • Kim K.Other Meatball Shops a little more attentive but quality of food was still amazing.

    55555 by Kim K.

  • Nina L.Chicken meatball smash with classic tomato, mozz, and 'family jewels'โ€”get a side of parmesan cream for dipping and don't be afraid to put the arugula with dressing and apple slices right on top!

    55555 by Nina L.

  • Lorrie K.Great cocktail menu for a liquid lunch!

    55555 by Lorrie K.

  • Susie B.It's close to impossible to get a drink when you're dining, but they're eager to clear your table when you're still eating (and still waiting for your drink). Service needs a little improvement.

    33333 by Susie B.

  • Jen D.Such quick service and a very good veal ball

    55555 by Jen D.

  • Carl S.Food service at the bar outstanding...

    55555 by Carl S.

  • Michael BThe place is new, but they have a lot of issues with their service.

    33333 by Michael B

  • Danielle RI highly suggest only going downtown. Service was unacceptable, food took over an hour to come, and after we complained no one came over to apologize. Not a good experience but great balls

    22222 by Danielle R

  • Aarthi D.Tasty and on par with their other locations. Just opened so pretty packed all the time. The brunch specials are delicious! Sangria is a must.

    55555 by Aarthi D.

  • Adam G.Delicious food. Just as good as the ones downtown. Be prepared to wait though!

    55555 by Adam G.

  • Lindsey KimAmaze-balls. Try the spicy pork with spicy meat sauce! With a nice whiskey float :D

    55555 by Lindsey Kim

  • Bill C.I never thought eating meatballs could be so cool.

    55555 by Bill C.

  • Ariella C.Service at the bar was fantastic, though the table service left a lot to be desired. They crammed in the three of us in the middle of an already crowded table. PS the ice cream sandwiches are bomb.

    55555 by Ariella C.

  • Ryan ENo reservations but if a wait, stand at bar and try the Bitches Brew.

    55555 by Ryan E

  • Claudia C.Veal meatballs are AMAZEBALLS!!!

    55555 by Claudia C.

  • Ed C.Get the special veal balls if your ballin'. Bitches brew is a tasty summer beer drink. Affogatto with espresso ice cream to finish it off. And check out the Armenian bro in the downstairs bathroom.

    55555 by Ed C.

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