Ainsworth Midtown

3.9
241 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Located in New York City’s Chelsea, FiDi, and Midtown neighborhoods; Hoboken, New Jersey; and now Kansas City and Nashville, Tennessee : The Ainsworth venues are multipurpose spaces comprised of full-scale restaurants, bars, lounges and event areas. All Ainsworth locations offer a new take on classic American fare favorites, signature cocktails, and visually stimulating décor, culminating in the ultimate drinking and dining experience. Celebrating something? The Ainsworth is the ultimate party atmosphere - perfect for birthdays, bachelorette/bachelor parties, anniversaries, going away bashes, and more!
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Experiences

  • All Inclusive Brunch Menu

    $50.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Indulge in mimosas, bloody marys, bellinis, and our signature brunch dishes with our all inclusive brunch! Served on weekends! For large groups, please email events@theainsworth.com.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 241 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Went with friends for NFL playoff games. The food is good. Wings in particular. The service was TERRIBLE. When the manager finally showed up at 5pm it got slightly better but this wasn’t a good experience. Half the TVs don’t work or go in and out. We had to ask to put on the games. We had to ask for sound. Left and went to Legends down the block and it was 1000% better. Ainsworth has gone wayyyy down hill over the years. Stay away.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brunch was fantastic! Great spot!

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TylerG
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very energetic and lively place. Friendly and helpful staff. Very beautiful aesthetic, very nice for pictures.

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EvanC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2food4service1ambience1

They didn’t give us a table. They gave us there waiting area and a coffe table to eat on. Very disrespectful when we asked for a real table and never got one.

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ELIB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I was excited for this restaurant but it didn’t meet my expectations. I would not recommend the fries if you go. The restaurant is average but overpriced.

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Fair
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Dined for a Birthday Celebration. Prices were extreme!

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JennaE
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made reservations here a month in advance and confirmed them and everything. And then get there and there temporarily closed for cleaning. No call or message letting us know and didn’t have other plans and had paid for parking already just to eat there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

We loved the vibe here. Great music too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The food was very good but the service was terrible. We waited an extremely long time for the food to come and had to wave down the waitress multiple times because she was not attentive. They did not offer to comp anything nor apologize for the extremely long wait, just said that the kitchen is “backed up” (the restaurant was mostly full hut there were still open tables, and no wait).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Very poor quality food and inaccurate descriptions on the menu. I had the fried chicken sandwich and it was very sweet and the chicken was pretty gross. It was a flat ground chicken patty. Even Chick-fil-A is better quality. My husband ordered the bluefin tuna tacos. They were crunchy tacos with bland poke. The menu did not provide an accurate description at all. Neither of us were able to choke it down. Total waste of money.

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Mari
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing highly recommended coming here with your friends or for your birthday.

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DennisC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it ... especially the French Onion Burger!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Steak on steak Benedict came out cold. Potatoes were cold. The poached eggs were over cooked.

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Knels
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It was extremely cold in the restaurant, we were shivering the whole time which also meant the food was cold. Mac and cheese had no flavor and they were out of certain cocktails

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vipLarryN
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great brunch using a Pulsd voucher. Fresh orange screwdrivers with chicken and waffle eggs Benedict and delicious chicken and waffles. Lots of great choices so I’m sure we’ll be back.

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Mlove
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I booked a reservation at the Ainsworth Midtown after seeing a viral tik tok. This reservation was for my birthday and while I had a small party I figured that they’d still be able to show us a good time. When we arrived they had reserved us for a table top literally next to the entrance. I asked if we could sit in the back and they said it would be 20-30 mins. 40 mins later I asked about a table again because I saw people leaving. The woman prepared a table in the front again. At this point I was irritated and hungry so I just accepted the table. We sat and waited for our food for almost an hour. There were other people dining for their birthday and they were treated properly. Maybe it’s because I wasn’t in a large group, I’m not sure. I did not have the experience I was looking for and I would never dine here again. The server Pedro was so sweet. I would chalk this up to being a management issue.

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RimaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

They barely acknowledges our presence

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Pluck
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Nice spot. Good music. Service not as attentive as you'd like for prices, but good atmosphere

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JorgeF
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The place looks like an upscale hotel bar but is actually an obnoxiously loud college sports bar. They were absolutely blaring club music at noon on a Saturday. It was so loud we had to ask to move tables to get away from the worst of it. We couldn't even hear each other talk. The server messed up our order then it took additional 30 mins to correct it. We only got 2 rounds of drinks for the 1.5 hour unlimited brunch. Terrible service, terrible atmosphere. Food is decent but nothing special.Wouldn't recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Food was so good! Service was horrible. Got bottomless brunch and the waiter only walked over to the table twice in 90 mins. The manager was angry and really not helpful. The downtown Ainsworth was way better. Don’t waste your time here.

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Cindy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The chicken sandwich was not good and it was dry and not flavorful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food and ambience were great. The service however was pretty slow. Took 20 min to get our food orders in and we were already on a timer for the bottomless brunch. They seemed busy but, it didn’t seem like there was enough staff at that time. I would return to try different items on the menu

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KiaraH
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The ambience of the restaurant was pretty great and the staff were respectful but I wouldn’t say they were attentive. You would assume since it wasn’t busy that we would get more care but that didn’t happen. Nobody checked in if we wanted to get dessert or wanted to get the bill unless we made a gesture. But overall it wasn’t a bad experience. The bathroom for the place was a mess but since it’s connected to the hotel I won’t point blame

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were seated in the lounge area, and it was weird to eat our meals on those low tables. The high chair for the baby was too short for their high tables and too tall for their low tables in the lounge area. I guess the regular height tables were taken, but the baby was included on our reservation, so that was an odd placement. My family and friend had a great time reconnecting though. The wings and nachos were absolutely delicious. They enjoyed the burgers too. Our waiter, Shaggy, was the only one working in our area, but he was great and attentive!

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PaigeR
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went for brunch and sat on the roof deck. Highly recommend the French toast and mimosas!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time, great food such kinda and friendly servers. 20/10 would recommend

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viancab
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I made a reservation for the 50 dollar bottomless brunch, but upon arrival that was not offered. This led to spending more money than anticipated, and when we brought it to the managers attention we were told we were looking at an incorrect menu. The food was good, and I may return, I just would like the reservation stipulations to be honored.

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BrunchEnthusiast
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and food! Would recommend to others

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Not very GF friendly. The menu only had two ‘official’ GF options although many items could have easily been adjusted, and our server didn’t seem well-versed or willing to check in with the chef. Food ended up being OK but was difficult to order.

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vippmo29
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Terrible food. Not sure why this place has such good reviews. It’s a great sports bar but the food is tasteless. We had skirt stake and French burger. The French Onion soup was the worst I’ve ever had. Unless you’re going to watch a game and don’t care about the quality of the food, skip this place. Plenty of options in the area.

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vipAnniversarydinner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It’s a nice outdoor area, but more of a stepped-up sports bar (minus the crowds, for better or worse) than an actual restaurant. Service was quick and friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Main dining room not available. Only high top tables or lounge seating.
Staff tried the best they could under the circumstances but even with no one else in the restaurant the service was very very slow.
It was also freezing since the a/c is controlled by the hotel the restaurant is in.
Hope they get their mojo back

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vipMirkoV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The worst food I’ve ever eaten !!! Please people DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY! It wasn’t clean and poor service !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Don’t go, it’s dirty and unkept. The TVs didn’t work on a football Sunday.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

The service was terrible and the food was cold when we got it. We sat on the patio and the waiter Shaggy was so bad we had to call him over for everything.. we ended up going elsewhere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My over easy eggs were crispy on the bottom and uncooked egg white on top. Every table was wobbly and had 5+ coasters to keep them steady. The server seemed Unknowledgeable about the menu and like he didn’t want to be there. Overall not the best experience and I will probably never go back or recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

If you are looking for a quiet pleasant dinner DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT go here.
The room itself is lovely. The hostess when we walked in looked like she really could not be bothered. We were led to the back of the restaurant and sat at a table where the noise level was through the roof. They were playing loud, I mean really loud, hip-hop music that was completely inappropriate for a dining setting. Maybe a sweet 16 or prom.
After a bit my partner and I had to get up and leave because of the noise level so I cannot even comment on the quality of the food. I would avoid this place at all costs unless you have a great set of earplugs or headphones.

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ShasleeB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here with a small group to celebrate my 25th birthday. The venue is beautiful! The food is great & the service was absolutely amazing. Our waiter was perfect! Thank you for everything! My friends and I will be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a very great night out with family for my pre-birthday celebration! The food, the vibes, the atmosphere, the greeter and servers were all awesome. Would definitely recommend. Would definitely come back!

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AEBB
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Average food. Loud. Onfrills. M

FAQs

Ainsworth Midtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 201-1228.

Ainsworth Midtown is rated 3.9 stars by 241 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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