The Meatball Shop

Restaurants, Italian Williamsburg
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The Meatball Shop
Photograph: Courtesy of the Meatball Shop
Naked beef meatballs with tomato sauce, a side of fresh-milled polenta and a simple market salad at The Meatball Shop in Williamsburg. Late spring.

Meatball maestros Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman dominate Gotham's saucy-Italian-orb scene with five locations—Lower East Side, West Village, Williamsburg, Chelsea and the Upper East Side—and Food & Drink Award–winning fare. At any location, you can choose from the same mix-and-match menu of meatballs (spicy pork, beef, veggie), sauces (tomato, mushroom gravy) and sides (polenta, white beans). Everything—including the daily market specials and artisanal ice-cream sandwiches—is made with superlative ingredients, like Creekstone Farms beef. All of the venues are decked out with communal wood tables, but the Williamsburg, Chelsea and Upper East Side offshoots are also equipped with fully stocked bars. The cocktail program at each boasts a “whiskey grid,” with a choice of one of three bases (Rittenhouse Bonded Rye, Beam Black Bourbon and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee) to spike an old-fashioned, Manhattan, Sazerac or whiskey sour, as well as boozy root-beer floats, hot buttered rums, alcoholic punches and Jell-O shots.


Venue name: The Meatball Shop
Address: 170 Bedford Ave
New York
Cross street: between North 7th and 8th Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Wed, Sun noon–2am; Thu–Sat noon–4am
Transport: Subway: L to Bedford Ave
Price: Average dish: $9. AmEx, MC, V
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Maria M

Cool Meatball Shop location, but definitely not my favorite of the ones I've been to. The service was a little slow (didn't get our drinks until our dinner arrived) on a Saturday night that wasn't very crowded. It is in a very convenient location though - a block away from the Bedford St. L stop and a few blocks from the water.

Marc H

They have amazing food and aren't pretentious snobs like their neighbors Sweet Chick

Chloe W

Any meatball craving you have will be satiated by The Meatball Shop - hard stop.  The menu rotates to try new meats and flavors, and once winter hits NYC there's nothing better than an amazing meatball sub to warm you up.  Thankfully, the Williamsburg location is a sit down so you can keep ordering meatballs and drinks as long as you please.  

Adreanna M

This is the spot for meatball lovers! They have every type of meatball you can think of with multiple types of sauce! I tried the pesto meatball sliders! They were amazing and I will definitely be coming back!