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The Meatball Shop

84 Stanton St, New York City, NY 10002-1420
+1 718-551-0520
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“meatballs” (445 reviews)
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Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
84 Stanton St, New York City, NY 10002-1420
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The coolest place, authentic and real, staff the best and the meatballs outherwordly Visit it!! Worth a detour!!

Thank Stefan P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We blooming loved this place!! Fill-in-yourself wipe clean menus, creative menu choices, beautiful flavours, the whiskey grid, daily specials, jello shots and excellent service... we didn't want to leave!!! We both had chicken meatballs, they were amazing. Our waitress (from Ireland we think!!) was spot...More

Thank LindseyWS1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit after 5 years. This is probably the best food I have had in NY. It is a small place but the food and cocktails all the best. The service as always exceptional. Highly recommended

1  Thank gomia1979
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has amazing meatballs, risotto, and the sauce. I recommend anyone in New York City to go to the meatball shopp

Thank tchad3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I know this restaurant from ages and I never miss the opportunity to come back every time I fine myself in NYC. Strangely enough this time it was almost empty but the qualità of food is always fantastic. I didn't like the restroom been out...More

Thank Lamberto C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great. It's small but also has some outdoor seating. There's several types of meatballs and a variety of sauces. The atmosphere is loud and lively (in a good way) and the service is fast and friendly. One of the best and most...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our hungry group of 8 showed up tired and wrecked after a long day of NY sightseeing. We wondered in and had 2 of the best servers ever! The food was great and the whole day went up hill from there!

Thank kannc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While there usually is a wait, it's most certainly well worth it. With three locations in Manhattan, between 9th Ave, Greenwich Ave, and Stanton St, you'll have plenty of opportunity to try a few unique meatballs, make a Smash, combine it with some delectable rigatoni,...More

Thank Seth G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a definite favorite of mine! The food is great and there is a decent amount of variety in case you were concerned there would only be a few options. Some of the wine is pretty decent and reasonably priced. Finally, the service...More

Thank pritesh3235
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Don't waste your time at this place. Lots of skinny hipsters that don't know what good food is. We had chicken meatballs and beef ones and they both were salty and flavorless. Couldn't tell what I was eating. Too gimmicky and not enough time spent...More

Thank darkcave
Lower East Side
Straddling the bridge between New York’s thriving
immigrant past and its modern transformation into a
beacon of global art and culture, the Lower East Side
is one of the most dynamic neighbourhoods in the city.
The blocks of tenements that represented the promise
and blight of the Lower East Side immigrant experience
now command top dollar for new residents. Right next
to old-world delis, 24-hour bodegas, and the garment
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Kate M
12 September 2017|
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Response from Groupworker | Reviewed this property |
Not the one I went to, but we went early and had no problem
Quiana J
21 August 2017|
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Response from tangelique | Reviewed this property |
We had a vegetarian in our group and she found options
Ann S
15 March 2017|
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Response from Jeremy W | Reviewed this property |
All locations offer a chicken-based ball made with gluten-free bread crumbs. Topped with tomato or spinach-basil pesto sauce.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 04:00
11:30 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 Stanton St, New York City, NY 10002-1420
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 718-551-0520
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