Ainsworth Nashville

4.2
524 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Ainsworth Nashville, located blocks from the historic Music Row and steps from the prestigious Vanderbilt University, brings a sophisticated twist to the classic, all-American sports bar, restaurant and private event experience. Interiors are casual-sexy and super comfortable with an aesthetic mix of luxe touches and urban chic details.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 524 people are saying
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
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Lexiii
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience3

It takes an hour and a half to get your food, and they only allow you to occupy your table for 2 hours. The food was absolutely terrible.

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HanKen
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall3food5service5ambience2

I have dined at Ainsworth many times and typically love it. The food is delicious. However, when I visited with clients on Sunday, it was a completely different atmosphere. There was a DJ and music blaring from speakers around the restaurant...at 2pm. It was so loud that we had to yell to hear one another. Had they made this club-setting known online when I made the reservation, I would have kindly declined. It made the entire experience undesirable and my clients were quick to tell me they would not be dining at the Ainsworth again.

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KBtwo
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Cool atmosphere and very relaxing

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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KianaA
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!! The food is good and the vibe is always great!

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vipShaun
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Hubby and I tried this place for late brunch. It wasn’t crowded at 130 and we loved the special attention our server gave us, she went above and beyond for us.
Food was great. Music was FUN

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun but kind of dead on a Friday afternoon and very loud but wonderful

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TiphaniL
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This is my second time coming to brunch. Thankfully this time the music was much quieter and we were actually able to have conversations and the waiter was able to hear us. Our waiter was decent but wasn’t as attentive as he could have been, probably cuz he had several large groups.

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JasW
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great vibes and great atmosphere! Food was on point!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food, excellent service, loud environment! For Sunday Brunch, music selection was a bit much as it was very heavy on the bass. I would expect something a bit more light and higher energy at night! Otherwise, we enjoyed our meal and will be back!

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EmilyA
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice staff, great atmosphere. Cool neon signs for a great photo op.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Despite reading other reviews I gave it a shot and I am so glad I did! We had reservations at 7, we arrived early and was seated immediately. Our server was awesome when though she was super busy. Our food came really fast. I ordered a steak medium well and it came out pretty well, she sent it back and then it came out medium; I guess when they say third times a charm, it was perfect!!! After dinner we went to the patio to take some cute pictures and head out.

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AprilB
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Poor service. Waitress was Not attentive and took forever with each thing we had to ask for. We had to ask for silverware, small plates for our appetizer, dipping sauce, etc. she never took our plates when we finished our food. The music was so loud we couldn’t even talk during dinner. Very disappointed.

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MerriR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It is a nice brunch spot. I would come back & recommend it.

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NatalieW
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for brunch on NYE. Georgia was our server and she went above and beyond for our group. We were seated right away, and food arrived quickly after ordering. We had the fruit platter, cinnamon rolls, and the BLAT’s. All delicious. We cannot wait to go back and try more off of the menu.

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Katherine
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I had a reservation, and once we got seated we waited probably 20 minutes just to get our drink order taken and then waited AN HOUR and our drinks still haven’t even been made. We ended up just leaving and going to Nada next door (which I highly recommend)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The Mac & Cheese Bites were awesome, and the food portions were great. Overall, we had a good experience, but the menu was a bit limited and pricy. In the future, we’d probably just go back for drinks, not dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience1

It was okay waiter was slow and didn’t really ask was we ready to order, are we ready for the bill and took to long. But other than that food was good, place was good vibes, but table was not meant for two.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall it was a nice dinner. We were bummed at just how many drink items from their bar they were out of, although it may have been due to supply chain issues. The majority of our rating is due to the fact that the waitress had to tell us at least four times that drinks we ordered were out/not available.

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DanT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Food: Fine, but not anything different than you would get at an Applebees.

Service: Slow. Read that in lots of other reviews, decided to ignore them at my own peril. It took 45 minutes to get our food after we had finished appetizers. :-(

Atmosphere: Loud and fun.

Overall: Probably won't be back, but it was a full place and most people were there too drink and hang out and had lots of time to spare, so it worked for them.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

When the ainsworth first opened, I loved going. The food was fantastic the service was quick and overall was a fun brunch spot. After giving it two different chances to change my mind, yesterday was the last chance. The food was cold, the service was AWFUL and the drinks were mediocre. We had to ask multiple times for water. I wish I could’ve tipped the food runner because she did more in about 2 minutes than our server did the 2 hours we were there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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ToshiB
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had our "Friendsmas" brunch at Ainsworth. It was food was really good and the atmosphere was grown and sexxxxy!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the ambience! The live music on Thursdays was a nice touch.. Food was cooler than I would have preferred, bit still good. The drinks were great. This will definitely be added to my list of regular spots.

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kyrar
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Service was really slow. Food was just okay. My friend had to send her food back because it was cold.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Brunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Host staff was rude. Bartenders were great. Food was nothing to sing about.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

It was super loud and not what I expected from an atmosphere/open table restaurant. Our server Stephen was great but food was mediocre bar food. Definitely will not visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the worst dining experience I’ve ever had in Nashville. We asked for the chips and queso as a starter and he said they ran out of queso the night before. He then proceeded to bring us out what looked like concession stand yellow cheese dip like they had run across the street to the gas station to give us what we asked for. He said they were “experimenting with new recipes.” The music was so loud at 4pm you couldn’t even converse with your group at your table. When the server came to the table he asked one girl in my party to “pass out the condiments” for him. Excuse me?? There were TWO whole tables dining in at this time. He could have passed out anything he just chose not to. A truly poor experience with terrible service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

It was good! Noise level could be a little lower :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Very hot. Port service wrong food brought twice and drinks the waitress didn’t really know the drinks and gave wrong recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food and drinks took entirely too long; almost an hour.

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PamD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our Sunday Brunch! Everything was delicious and the atmosphere was everything we wanted!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Food quality was terrible but can be a fun ambiance

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Sina
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Told checks could be separated prior to arrival as I had communicated this. While there, the checks were placed together and it was communicated rudely with my daughter and her friends/family by their female waitress. Some of their food was like warm as well.

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KaneshaB
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant had nice, youthful scene. The music was upbeat and energetic. The food was awesome. The cinnamon roll could have been warmed up a bit more but was tasty and fed 5 people, a sample bit. The server was attentive. Highly recommend the truffle fries and The Roosevelt.

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Sina
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Told checks could be separated prior to arrival as I had communicated this. While there, they were placed together and it was communicated rudely with my daughter and her friends by their female waitress. Some of their food was like warm as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I enjoyed my time here. My food was okay just cold and overcooked. My waiter was so busy he couldn't check on us as much. He apologize a lot and the other staff helped him but it was not enough. I mainly went to take pictures and the hostess was amazing and helped up a lot. I enjoyed the experience but will not be back.

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viplizzie
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Definitely a young college crowd. A sport’s bar basically with bar food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Very instagrammable!

FAQs

Ainsworth Nashville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (629) 800-5153.

Ainsworth Nashville is rated 4.2 stars by 524 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.