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The Ainsworth
The Ainsworth

The Ainsworth Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://ainsworthnyc.com
  • Email: info@ainsworthnyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 741-0645
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch/Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 1:00am, Thursday - Friday*: 11:00am - 2:00am, Saturday*: 10:00am - 2:30am, Sunday: 10:00am - 1:00am (* 23 & Older after 11:00pm on Friday & Saturday)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 6th & 7th Avenue
  • Parking: No
A word from The Ainsworth
The Ainsworth is a multipurpose venue comprised of a full scale restaurant, bar and lounge, and event space located at 122 West 26th Street in the heart of Chelsea. Amongst the chic paisley wallpaper and the antique pine wood interior are 40 flat screen TV's waiting to showcase any media display to create an ideal ambiance. With state of the art AV and Sound capabilities, catering facilities and multifunctional furniture and layout options, The Ainsworth is your one-stop-shop for any event. Our savory and unique 60-item dining menu touches upon everything from brunch, lunch, dinner and even delivery. In addition, we also have a full in-house catering, corporate menu which offers over 30 different platters, 40 hot and cold passed hors d'oeurvres, and 14 different buffet options to choose from as well as being able to create a menu tailored to your event needs.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "They were great arranging the tv's to fit all the games we wanted to watch. Service was very, very slow, but the general atmosphere was great."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I will be back. Great service. Great cucumber gin drink!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "They were out of most items on the menu, screwed up our order.. Service was deplorable, would not go back again."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Decent food and staff but cavernous, loud music with heavy bass and terrible acoustics. You cannot carry on a conversation without shouting and constantly asking your dinner mates to repeat what they said."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Food was too "meh" for the price. Patrons seemed to be very bro-y which is not my scene; will not be back. Good happy hour though."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "You couldn't pay me to go eat there again. The tuna tacos were fishy, the spinach artichoke dip was watery, the nachos were soaked with grease, the sliders & wings were dry. The whole meal was just wrong and awful. Oh and the bloody mary, skip that too! If you like beer and fries maybe this place is for you, other then that seek somewhere else out."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Ainsworth is a good high end sports bar. It wasn't very crowded because of the impending storm. The service was great and the food was pretty decent for a sports bar."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We showed up at eleven am. The verbaige used by our server was all wrong. We ordered food and she said "ooo I am a fat girl too" ...bad commentary. Even though we told her we were on a time constraint- the food came forty-five minutes later- it was sub par and we had asked for it three times. Not good. We chose it because it was right accross the street from where we needed to be. Would not go back."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Really enjoyed my meal at the Ainsworth. The food was exactly what we were looking for and the appetizers were so tasty. Really enjoyed the energetic music and bar scene."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "Great location, nice ambiaence. Too noisy for any converstion. Dinner menu was average to me. Food was not the best quality I thought was going to be. Good spot to gather with friends, drink & if you don't care what you eat when you ge the munchies."
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "Young professional crowd, upscale sports bar, better-than-bar food, good drinks. Great for a casual happy hour. Would not recommend, however, if interesting or delicious or healthy dining is the main intention."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Used to be my favorite bar in the city. Although my last visit was horrible. I called twice to make sure that my table of 8 that I reserved a week on advance would be in the middle section away from the door. They assured me both times that the request was noted and I would be all set . When I arrived they seated is right by the door even though 2 other tables were open (reserved but unoccupied). I have no tolerance for that, especially when we had plenty of advance and could have made our reservation elsewhere."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "Went on a Monday night before Christmas Eve and found a relatively quiet restaurant. Food came quick, was tasty, and looked attractive. Waitress wasn't as prompt with other services and checking in but overall it was a nice night. Pricey for some items but for a special occasion or a fun night out ... price isn't important"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "I've been to the Ainsworth a number of times and while the food is solid, the service- specifically weekday lunch- is consistently terrible. While she was very nice, I'm pretty sure our waitress was the only one working and with 8-10 tables of other diners is was not ideal. More than once we had to get up to find her to order drinks and even put in our order. I had hoped that they had gotten their lunch game together, but sadly it seems that in the year since I had been there they have not."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "We stopped in before going to the Wendy Williams show. I had chosen the restaurant on line because of the delicious sounding salads, and they were delicious. We had two different shrimp salads and they were both great. Would definitely go back and tell others to go."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "The ambience is ok, but a little bit noisy. The food was very nice for an informal dinner. Worth trying."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "Had family in town an needed a decent midtown spot. Ainsworth came to mind, and I'm glad it did. We had to sit near the entrance due to kids under 21, but that was no problem. Sound levels are borderline too high- hard to hear from one end of table to the other. Worried about the food grade letter, but in the end the food was good. Hope they get back to A! I've been here before and the bar scene is great for after work, plenty of room and stand-up tables. Recommended!"
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "got a deal here on amazon local--pretty good food, more of a sportsbar than anything else. a nice place with decent food."
    Dined on 8/18/2013
  • "Slow, every order was taken way to late, drinks, appetizers and entrees. Once we did finally get our food it was good though. K"
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "went with a bunch of friends. it wasn't game night so noise was fine for dinner and food was way better than expected. drinks were decent including the wines. Bill was not outrageous and we had fun. It's a cool atmosphere. When bar got busy around 11pm the noise made it hard to have a conversation."
    Dined on 8/3/2013
  • "Dropped in for a drink and quick bite to eat and was happily surprised. Wonderful cocktails and delicious food! Service was excellent!"
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "If you only care about watching a game and you don't care at all about food or service, this might be a good place for you. Every seat has a clear view of a tv screen. We went for brunch and I honestly think there were no cooks because we waited over 45 minutes for our food. The Bloody's were good, but honestly, not worth the overall bad experience."
    Dined on 6/23/2013
  • "This was the first time staying in this area and we found this lovely bar, pretty big considering most bars in NYC are so tight. the food good and so were the drinks. The Ainsworth Bloody was a hit with me."
    Dined on 8/9/2013