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It’s just what it sounds like: a restaurant that serves a variety of meatballs. Spicy Pork, Chicken, Beef, and Veggie are all available with a variety of sauces including marina, meat and Parmesan cream. Four meatballs are served per order with foccacia on the side. The space is comfortable and unassuming and plenty of sides are available (spaghetti, steamed broccoli, and salads to name a few) to accompany your order. If you’re feeling hungry, heroes and sliders are also on the menu. The Meatball Shop is not the type of place you plan your night around, but if you’re craving meatballs head here immediately.
“Meatballs rule” at these sandwich shops slinging “reliable” “mix-and-match” balls (meat, chicken, veggie) paired with “lots” of sauces, plus “snappy cocktails”, “nice beers on tap” and “sinful” ice cream sandwiches; “millennials” and the stroller set keep things “boisterous”, but at least tabs are “gentle.”
counter-service operation with a build-your-own-meal menu, featuring five kinds of two-ounce, house-ground balls (plus a weekly special), various sauces, and a range of options (slider flights, heroes, pastas, and sides). As befits Holzman, a chef who’s worked at San Francisco’s Campton Place and SPQR (whose sister restaurant, A16, is known for its Meatball Mondays, incidentally), ingredients are well sourced, including beef from Creekstone Farms and prosciutto from La Quercia. The look is Old New York, with reclaimed wood and antique milk bottles. For dessert, Chernow’s wife makes ice cream sandwiches. The cumulative effect: a retro vibe for a thoroughly modern meatball.