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The Meatball Shop

84 Stanton St, New York City, NY 10002-1420
+1 718-551-0520
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“spicy pork” (71 reviews)
“meatballs” (442 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

I met friends from NY for dinner whilst on holidays as their local favourite. It was amazing! The ordering system of a laminated menu and marker is fun. I had meatballs and pasta that was delicious and very filling and followed with homemade chocolate icecream...More

Thank Louise Cate C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was staying with friends at the Ludlow Hotel around the corner and The Meatball Shop just sounded like a yummy idea for a quick, casual lunch!! Turns out there are a bunch of them, but we're from out of town so this restaurant and...More

Thank Alison L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We looked up this place online before our trip and couldn't wait to try it. It definitely lived up to our expectations. Our server, Brandon, was very friendly and helpful in explaining the menu to us and recommending things. We took his recommendation for the...More

Thank Beanie14
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

The Meatball Shop is hands down my favorite budget friendly NYC restaurant. I first heard about this place while watching a show on a travel channel and the host of said show is a guy who usually eats bizarre foods yet this time he was...More

Thank Stix4848
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Ate here while visiting the Lower East Side. It was a small, but nice, restaurant. I had the buffalo chicken balls, which were amazing. As a side, I had the rigatoni with pesto sauce, which was also great. They had a lot of options too...More

Thank RobStils
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Actually visited in August 2016 but have only recently got tripadvisor. I ordered the gluten free chicken meatballs, the waitress was great and understanding of my coeliac disease, HOWEVER when my food arrived they had put the pasta salad on there - she was so...More

Thank ActuallyCoeliac
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

This is te perfect restaurant to take a break with friends have a drink talk and enjoy a good plate of meatballs, the first thing I love is the way you order, you mark everything you want eat with a marker and the waitress take...More

Thank alfrexs
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Stefan P
Reviewed 10 September 2017 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 3 September 2017 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

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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 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 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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