The Meatball Shop

One Word To Describe This Place: Cool

The Meatball Shop: I was dying to try this place after the glowing reviews I had heard through the grapevine. A restaurant that specialized in meatballs was definitely Facebook check in worthy in my book.  This spot is so popular, that even on a Monday night, the hostess informed us there would be a 45 minute wait. I have to tell you though; their food is worth every second. After we got situated at our seats at the bar, we scanned the menu. The way to order at this spot is to pick your meatballs a la carte and grab some delicious sides to dive into. My friend ordered spicy pork meatballs with spicy meat sauce, and I picked classic meatballs with the classic tomato sauce. The Meatball Shop is no joke, they  know what they are doing. My grandpa makes the best meatballs I know of, but these are an extremely close second! Each meatball dish is accompanied with a slice of foccacia, perfect to help you wipe your bowl clean! For our sides, we ordered sautéed spinach with lemon, and creamy polenta.  The polenta was to die for, I basically wanted to take a bath in it. To top our already perfect meal, we ordered one of their homemade ice cream sandwiches’. Diners get to pick which cookie and what ice cream they want in these monstrous desserts. We went with the brownie cookie on top, and a snickerdoodle cookie on the bottom, with a fist size hunk of vanilla ice cream between the sweet treats.  Perfect combo! The Meatball Shop is basically the best description of the LES; hipsters dining amongst one another in a cozy dark room while old school rap and hip hop bump through the stereo. A perfect New York dining experience!

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5 responses to “The Meatball Shop

      • Snickerdoodles are my very favorite!! The best ice cream sandwich I’ve ever had was from a bakery called Great Harvest Bread company and they make gluten-free chocolate chip cookies and put a huge dollop of ice cream in the middle!!!!!!!!! I ❤ food 🙂

  1. Since we visit NYC every year from the Bay Area, it is always good to hear of a local place to try out that isn’t always on the radar! I look forward to trying some of these yummy meatballs in a couple of days!

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