The Meatball Shop's tasty balls (get your mind out of the gutter!) keep their cozy East Village storefront dining room jammed. And like NYC's many other one hit food wonders, the Meatball Shop's popularity indicates that the city's single-food-restaurant trend is not slowing. On an April Friday afternoon, the wait for the small dining room clocked in at over an hour.
Ordering is simple. You mark off your choices on a laminated menu with a dry-erase marker, so one would assume food would arrive swiftly. Somehow our order of "naked balls" got lost (or was submitted with delay); our wait for food was almost an hour (so much for our luck in snagging those bar seats!).