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Ainsworth Nashville, Nashville, TN

Ainsworth Nashville

2.1
2.1
932 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to The Ainsworth! We bring a sophisticated touch to the classic all-American sports bar, restaurant, and private event experience. Join us for signature cocktails, perfectly grilled steaks, and a high-energy atmosphere for you, your colleagues, and friends!

Nashville offers multi-purpose spaces for your favorite events and include full-scale restaurants, lounges, and bars. Whether you're interested in live sports, fine dining, or uncovering the best brunch spot, you've come to the right place.

Please note that on Friday & Saturday evenings, from 8PM onward a valid ID indicating that you are 21 or older is required for all reservations.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Fri–Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Bar Thu 9:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (629) 800-5153
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    The Ainsworth Nashville brings a sophisticated twist to the typical private event experience. Interiors are casual-sexy and comfortable with an eclectic mix of art-deco touches and industrial details.Reach out to nashevents@the-ainsworth.com to book your next event.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator : (629) 800-5153
  • Neighborhood
    Music Row
  • Cross street
    21st Ave South and Grand Ave.
  • Parking details
    Parking at the garage next to The Ainsworth and street parking behind restaurant. Unfortunately we do not validate parking.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 932 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

2.1
2.1 based on recent ratings
  • 2.5Food
  • 2.2Service
  • 2.2Ambience
  • 2Value

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932 Reviews
  1. EmilyK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It’s not there. We showed up and it’s not open. Take it off open table.

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  2. LaurenS

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I booked this reservation for a bachelorette brunch. We are not locals, so we had to Uber to the restaurant. When we arrived, the doors were locked with a note saying “we’re closed. Sorry for inconvenience”. They didn’t message, call or email to let us know they would not be open. We spent $40 on a Uber ride and were without a reservation for brunch. We had to find another restaurant and wait over an hour to be seated. We had to sit out in the heat without shade because we didn’t have a reservation at the next restaurant. They handled this so unprofessionally. I will never recommend this restaurant.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This place is closed!!!!! Please don’t waste your time booking a visit!

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  4. Jlaw

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Place was completely closed. It was so many people waiting outside to enter. I called their NJ location and they confirmed that the place was closed for good. Why would you continue to let people reserve if it’s not open for business?

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Booked for a bachelorette breakfast and the place want open. App let me book a reservation and the place wasn’t even open. Very upsetting

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  6. LanceF

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    OpenTable made me out a credit card down for a reservation for 8 people. I had out of town guests coming and we showed up to the restaurant only to find out they were closed!

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  7. MartinG

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This was kind of a disaster. The Ainsworth is not operating as a restaurant at all, despite the Open Table reservation and its own website. When we got there at 8:15, it was immediately clear it was a dance-club/bar place with no food (and ear-splitting music, but that's OK as it's not a restaurant). Luckily we found a Mexican place nearby, so the evening was rescued, but someone should notify potential customers that it's closed, more or less, and reservation websites should remove the Ainsworth from their list.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I did not have the opportunity to experience anything from Ainsworth because when I got there it was closed for maintenance. No one called me prior to my reservation to inform me that it was closed and my concern was that I would be charged for not arriving on time or showing up . Even though I was there on time only to realize it wasn’t open. I was very disappointed

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  9. rkrack

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    It was the loudest restaurant I have ever been in. We left within 15 minutes.

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  10. NathanL

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This is the worst restaurant I’ve been to in nashville. We had a reservation Sunday for brunch (it used to be a good spot for this) and what a disaster. We ended up walking out. All of the employees need to be let go because none of them care if they have a job or not. Give it 3 months before they close the doors.

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  11. DallanaM

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    I was so disappointed. We went last year for a bachelorette party and the atmosphere, decor, food, music, etc. was AMAZING. We decided to go back for my bachelorette and it was the complete opposite, all the cute decor was taken down, the music was so loud we couldn’t even have a conversation, it took 45 minuets to even get drinks. The vibes just weren’t it, apparently new management.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Had I read the reviews for Ainsworth prior to our visit. I would have NEVER selected this place for Sunday Brunch. It appears to be a night club that opens for brunch. They don’t even bother to clean up from the night before. Tables was dirty, sticky and so was the floor. Bathroom’s were awful. Trash over flowing on to the floor and obviously not cleaned from the Saturday nite crowd. Food was pretty good however, not good enough for us to ever return. This business won’t survive if they don’t step it up in Nashville…their competitors are blowing them out of the water.

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  13. HD123

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Essence was such a fun and attentive server! The food was great.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived at the restaurant and was seated immediately. After being seat, no one came to our table to serve us at all. After sitting over 20 min, we had to leave.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    This is the 2nd time me and my wife have been here. We are empty nesters and we eat out slot and patronize restaurants all over Nashville. We will never be back here Again. Service was absolutely horrendous. And really no excuse for it. Too much to type. Just trust me, don’t waste your time going here. There are dozens of places to eat brunch in Nashville and get great service. This is not one. Take the chance if you want. We’re done!!!!!!

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  16. scottK

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We had a brunch reservation at 11:00 but didn’t get any food until 12:15. Worst service we’ve ever experienced. Drinks even took around 1/2 hour to come out and 2nd rounds never came.

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  17. LindseyM

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    AWFUL experience. Completely misleading and false advertisement

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  18. TSNash

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Our second waitress saved the entire experience. Our first waitress was disconnected, rude, cold and passive. She told us some story and passed us off to a second waitress. To my understanding there was a shortage in servers at the time, but the establishment was darn near empty with the exception of 1, 6-top. Our second waitress Essence was absolutely amazing, professional, knowledgeable and eccentric. She saved the entire experience. The food was excellent and the vibe was good. I hope this establishment can bounce back to the original brunch experience that they're known for.

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  19. AlyssaR

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for brunch for a bach party and everything was amazing! The food was great and the service was top notch! They even gave us a complimentary bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries!!

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  20. DeAnnaC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Phone number listed is none working. The place is big spacious and nice. The service is lacking tremendously. This place could be so much better if management really tried.

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  21. Makayla

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Planned a girls brunch and these people cancelled my reservation last minute because it was raining.

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  22. RainaG

    Alabama

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We were very disappointed. We believe it’s under new management. Won’t be going back, and we don’t recommend. Glasses were nasty. Foods was subpar. Ambience wasn’t the same. Not the same Ainsworth it used to be.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It was not a good experience. They advertise that on Thursdays it is one thing, but we got there they were having a whole private party.

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  24. emman

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I made the reservation 2 weeks in advanced for 6:15. I tried calling multiple times to adjust the time and eventually cancel but no one answered. We ended up going to the reservation so we wouldn’t get charged for our large group only to find out that my reservation did not exist in their system even though I had a confirmation number and confirmed the night before. I was also informed that it “wouldn’t have mattered” because they had a private event that night. Completely unprofessional. Will not come back.

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  25. PatrickB

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Without doubt one of the worst experiences I have ever had. I had guests over from Ireland and had booked for Dinner. I was given a completely different menu to the menu on Open table. It had about 5 options. Then we asked for a bud light and was given a bucket of ice because there was no cold bottles. Honestly I was never so embarrassed. We left before ordering food. The restaurant was dark and table was wet.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    New management. I tried to call them before our reservation but the phone number has not been updated. I was not expecting the atmosphere as I was unaware the restaurant had new owners. Has music. The menu was very limited, but the food turned out great.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I made reservations for a standard table but ended up with a high top table. I told the hostess, and she didn't fix it the situation. She also didn't clean the table well.

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  28. Ranch

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible service. I normally don’t write reviews but feel called to warn people about this place because we had such a bad experience

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were expecting much more of a brunch atmosphere and all we got a club the wasn’t clean. Very limited brunch menu. Not as advertised online

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We tried to call the restaurant to ask if we could change our reservation time. The number doesn’t work. Sent them an email and message on the OpenTable app with no response. Who knows if they are even open anymore. Open table was 0 help as well. Don’t waste your time.

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  31. Stacer219

    Memphis/West TN

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    This is probably the first negative review for me. The Ainsworth Nashville has to be under new ownership. In the past we attended brunch here and loved the atmosphere. We should have realized this was not the same place when we walked in and there was only 4 tables with customers. They were out of half the menu items,food was cold and bland. Then after leaving my credit card was compromised. I do not recommend this place at all.

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  32. BrookeF

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We made a reservation for dinner and we were turned away at the door due to a private party being held. Would have appreciated an email or text message cancellation rather than showing up and having to find another place to eat. Absolutely terrible customer service, will not be back.

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  33. Anonymous

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    To start, I had been trying to call the restaurant for at least two months, almost every day that they were opened, because I had a large party, and no one ever answered. I even left a note about the number of people in my party when I had to do the reservation on Open Table, and they still didn't know when we arrived. Fortunately, they ended up accommodating us, but it was a bit of a hassle. Our server, Rhey, was absolutely amazing. She was attentive and apologetic, and I know they were short staffed, so she was bartending as well as waitressing and seemed very overwhelmed. The issue was everything and everyone else. I ordered the lamb chops, which came out burnt, and I couldn't eat them. One person in my party ordered chicken and waffles, and after we had been sitting there for at least an hour, they let us know that they were out of the waffle mix, and she needed to pick something else. Another person ordered the breakfast burger but only received a regular burger. Our drinks took quite a while, and one of the drinks never even came. She had to go to the bar to ask for it herself, which is quite outrageous. The biggest upset was when their "day party" was beginning. Nobody told us that it wouldn't be regular brunch hours and that we would need to leave. We had JUST gotten our food and none of the staff said anything to us. PROMOTERS came to our table and were very aggressive and rude telling us we needed to leave. They even had their "security" come up to us. The staff had to step in to tell them we could stay and finish our food. They were so rude and really soured my birthday experience. There was some saving grace, when they reduced the final price of our check, which is why I gave 2 stars instead of 1, but overall it was a pretty terrible experience. I don't think I would ever go to The Ainsworth again nor would I recommend it, unfortunately.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was amazing, drinks were below average, was charged for a “large party tip” for having a group of 4 and was not notified of this. Only noticed after I asked for a printed receipt after where I was then notified there was a one card policy after we asked for the check. Only to see the waitress was tipped twice.

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  35. MelMel

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    If you want a club vibe at 12pm on a Sunday, this is your place. Service was poor and everything was unorganized.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The service was horrible, the music was loud and the food was not good. There are much better options in this area.

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  37. JenniWis

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was mostly cold. The items on their menu, that we had to scan with our phones to access, were unavailable and we had to purchase items individually, which costs more. After about half an hour, a deejay started playing music at club levels. It was 10:30 in the morning.

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  38. LindsB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service sucked. Restaurant was filthy. They were out of so many food items of their already limited menu. I do NOT recommend. I wish I could give this place 0 stars.

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  39. LindsM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I’ve never written a review of a restaurant in my life, but I felt like this was necessary. I’m not sure what is going on at the moment with this restaurant, but the food options were limited, the table was sticky, the bathroom was a complete mess and the service was horrible. I’ve been to Ainsworth before in the past, and it was NOT the same. I took a few visitors who were in town to the Ainsworth thinking it would be a wonderful experience. The photos portrayed on Social Media & their website are not realistic. I would recommend choosing any other restaurant over Ainsworth. I felt embarrassed that I suggested this restaurant to visitors. I sincerely hope they get out of the “funk” they’re currently in and return back to what was once amazing!

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  40. SavannahL

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I was so excited for brunch at the Ainsworth… just to leave SO disappointed. We arrived for our reservation on time and waiting 15 minutes just to be seated. There were plenty of tables open just no one to assist us. When we arrived inside we noticed signs that they were remodeling, this is completely understandable but was not mentioned any where else. We booked this specific location for all the photo opportunities as we were on a bachelorette trip. They no longer had their Nashville sign on the wall, the greenery portion of the wall, the picture frames… nothing! I would have liked to been made aware of this before arriving for our reservation. It was not included anywhere on the website. After waiting forever to be seated we were finally taken to a DIRTY table. We had to brush food off of the seat before we could even sit down. The worst part is once we were sat we waited 30 minutes to even be greeted by a server! For a highly recommended brunch spot I expected more. By the the time a server came over we were starving. We had to ask her to wipe off our dirty table and her response was “yeah I’m not sure why they sat you here because someone was just here”. Our server was not knowledgeable of the menu at all. She even asked us what came on certain items!! The food was good but did not make up for all the other issues we had. For the price, I do not recommend.

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  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

Ainsworth Nashville is rated 2.1 stars by 932 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Google Map for Ainsworth Nashville

206 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

Additional information

  • Cross street
    21st Ave South and Grand Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Music Row
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Fri–Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Bar Thu 9:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking at the garage next to The Ainsworth and street parking behind restaurant. Unfortunately we do not validate parking.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (629) 800-5153
  • Private party facilities
    The Ainsworth Nashville brings a sophisticated twist to the typical private event experience. Interiors are casual-sexy and comfortable with an eclectic mix of art-deco touches and industrial details.Reach out to nashevents@the-ainsworth.com to book your next event.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator : (629) 800-5153
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