Mr. M&P one day decided to take us out to eat on a date. And why not? It's nice to treat ourselves once in awhile. And although I had become lazy and didn't want to get dressed to go out, Mr. M&P pushed and pushed and so I relented and picked my ass up.
After a wait that didn't feel too long, we sat down and looked over the menu. It's a laminated paper with a dry erase pen. You check off the items that you want and they'll order it for you. Interesting casual way of running things. I opted for the smashed meatball burger ($9) with spicy pork meat, classic marinara sauce, and mozzarella on top sandwiched between a brioche bun. A side salad as garnish. You can add an egg for $1 but I thought it would be too messy.
For dessert, we each had our own ice cream sandwich. I opted for the oatmeal raisin with vanilla ice cream ($5).
I have to say that the table next to us tried to eat the ice cream sandwiches with spoons. What?! By the end of their meal, their dishes were filled with melted ice cream and half eaten cookies. Just pick up the damn sandwich. This is a casual joint with loud music and conversation. A sexy, romantic spot this is not. But it's the perfect date for Mr. M&P and I. Delicious food, casual atmosphere, filled bellies.
The Meatball Shop
200 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10011