The Meatball Shop

$ $
1462 2nd Ave (btwn E 76th & E 77th St)
New York, NY 10075
(212) 257-6121
11:30am - 12:00am
11:30am - 12:00am
11:30am - 12:00am
11:30am - 12:00am
11:30am - 2:00am
11:30am - 2:00am
11:30am - 12:00am


  • 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.
  • Clever options. Good combos. Warm space in the summer!
  • 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.

Nearby places

1454 2nd Ave (at E 76th St)
1444 1st Ave (at E 75th St)
1590 2nd Ave (btwn E 82nd & E 83rd St)