The Meatball Shop

Row 1

1462 2nd Ave (btwn E 76th & E 77th St)
New York, NY 10075
(212) 257-6121
$ $
Mon–Thu, Sun: 11:30 AM–Midnight Fri–Sat: 11:30 AM–2:00 AM

Foursquare Tips

  • I 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
  • I never thought eating meatballs could be so cool.
  • 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.
  • Chicken meatball smash with classic tomato, mozz, and 'family jewels'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!
  • Spicy pork with spicy meat sauce - bomb.
  • Amaze-balls. Try the spicy pork with spicy meat sauce! With a nice whiskey float :D
  • 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.
  • The 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.
  • Spicy pork w spicy meat sauce over polenta. Don't even think twice. Snickerdoodle cookie w brown sugar ice cream FTW. :)
  • The place is new, but they have a lot of issues with their service.
  • Veal meatballs are AMAZEBALLS!!!
  • 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 sr!
  • my new neighborhood spot!! amazing
  • The 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.
  • Spicy pork balls with spicy meat sauce is delicious!! Also the special buffalo chicken ball in blue cheese was delicious! VERY creamy mashed potatoes.
  • The 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.
  • 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.
  • No reservations but if a wait, stand at bar and try the Bitches Brew.
  • Over priced, loud, crowded, over rated. If this place specialized only on one item it better be amazing. Unfortunately Meatball shop in UES is not.
  • It'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.