Permanently Closed - Ainsworth Park

4
95 Reviews
$30 and under
American
This restaurant is permanently closed. 7000 sq. ft. upscale restaurant, located in the heart of Gramercy/Union Square. The space features 65 TV’s covered in antique mirror, 4 private areas for corporate and private events, and a 60 ft patio. Ainsworth Park will be a one-stop shop for brunch, lunch, dinner, cocktails and sports viewing.

Catering to the East Side of Manhattan, this new Park Ave location plays host to the sexy New York City “after-work-crowd,” where guys in suits and ladies dressed to the nines flock for an upscale Happy Hour experience.

The Sunday menu features much of the same sports-watching eats as its sister restaurant along with beers on tap & specialty Ainsworth cocktails.
What 95 people are sayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.0based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.5
service
3.8
ambience
3.5
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
AJ
vipAJS10025
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2017
Overall1food2service4ambience3

We had a brunch reservation at 11:00am on Sunday, 7/10. The restaurant was not busy/we were the first group to arrive, but it took an hour to get our food and most of it was cold. The server was very nice, but it seems that the kitchen was not prepared.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. They messed up my order at first but quickly corrected it. Great service, great atmosphere, and an amazing place to dine.

M
Moonflame
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2017
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Service was incredibly slow. Server was nice, food was good.

C
vipChas
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I dine at all of the Ainswoth often. The service we received for our group of 11 last night was the worst. Restaurant was not busy at all and our waitress was really bad and not one bit pleasant to our group. Not a hi, thank you or an apology for the mistakes she made including when she forget to order one of our entrees. I had to constantly waive down a busboy to track our waitress down because she was constantly disappear for periods of time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Showed up for Reservation and was seated. The restaurant was empty, with a small gathering at the bar.

Asked the waitress for Drinks specials, Waitress was not clear on drink specials and or prices. I was told Wine and Beer. I ordered sparkling wine. After 10 mins of waiting another waitress arrived and advised me that the sparkling wine wasn't part of the drink specials.
We were told by the waitress that service would be slow tonight due to training a new waitress.

The hostess and waitresses seem un interested in their job and did not have a warm demeanor.

We left before ordering and food.

J
Jharmonic
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anisworth is a great sports bar that is both laid-back and chic and refined. I took a date for brunch and she was impressed with the atmosphere and clean decor of the place. It's not a typical sports bar but more of a spot I would hold parties /events that just happens to have TVs w/ sports on around the venue.

r
raul
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2017
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Early dinner of burgers and pulled pork sandwiches were good. So were the accompanying fries. Happy Hr was reasonable and not too crowded. It was Wednesday, so not sure about other nights.
Waitress was nice but she was clueless unfortunately.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I have visited before for drinks with friends. It;s usually a hot spot, but on Saturday was rather slow... which is why it's concerning that the service was awful. We were there 5:30pm - 9pm... The service was terrible. Hostess and waitress both very nice, but was extremely slow. We had to send drinks back, as our orders were messed up. Hostess ended up throwing in a round of beers on the house, but still.. the experience was less than ideal. Sweet Tea Wings were very oily and greasy.

JW
JessW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Found their Instagram, so decided to visit to try the burgers. The burgers were good, but appetizers were lacking. Had terrible service. Our server was rude, and maybe came to the table three times, and never even came to ask how our food was. One of our drinks took 30 minutes. It wasn't even that busy.

t
viptagalong
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Guacamole - awesome
Great drinks, good variety of beer
Specialty salad - delicious
Burgers, including MacnCheese, messy, but great
Caesar salad - meh
Fish Tacos - meh
Ambiance - perfect to watch a game and hang out with friends. Great music, lots of TVs to watch multiple games at once. Different options for groups, couples or solo.

DR
vipDanielaR
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2017
Overall2food3service3ambience2

It's just Okay .. burgers are good .. not out of this world ..

SM
SM220
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Didn't have ginger beer or corona, 2 staples of any bar

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience3

DEFINITELY not a place you go for brunch. Service was extraordinarily slow for there being two tables. Food was good tho

P
Poor
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Restaurant was freezing, they forgot to turn on the heat?

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place looks so fancy but prices are pretty good. The burgers are amazing, def my new spot!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was a bit slow. Yet the waitress was very nice.
They Just changed the menu. And the portions are Huge.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience3

They had just changed their lunch menu and there were definite kinks needed to be ironed out. Waitress mistakenly told me wrong ingredients to my salad, then the salad came out wrong and I didn't get it back for 10 minutes.

M
Mike
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2017
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Soda tasted like it was flat.

Tap water was given to us, in a dirty bottle.

Waitress was never checking in. The bus boys helped us more.

Sitting space was uncomfortable. As another couple was leaving their seats, our water was knocked down and spilled all over me. That's how close we were.

The guac and chips were not fresh. Guac was cold as if taken out the fridge. Chips were pretty hard as if it was stail.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food is great, service on the other hand not so much... the venue is so big that with people at the standup bar and those seated the waiters don't seem to have an eye on their customers. I always would need to wave an arm and look around when requesting service... but as mentioned it doesn't mean that I wouldn't come back here... I certainly liked the food, I had the mac and cheese burger which was awesome! My girlfriend had the cheesesteak burger and she loved it. 'A' grade for food, 'C+' for service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service could have been mor attentive.

r
viprachelc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2017
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Service was absolutely terrible

KB
KatyB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This restaurant was a bit louder than I imagined it being. The food was very good, though pricey for what it was.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2016
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We went there for brunch after all the social media hype. I must say it did taste as good as the Instagram pics look.
We started off with the churro waffle Sunday which was outstanding and delicious. We then got the egg white omelette with spinach and feta which was awesome as well as the breakfast burrito
Definitely will be back here to try one of the signature burgers

L
vipL612
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was fine. The bathrooms were dirty. Our server seemed preoccupied. The food was fine nothing to rave about

d
vipdougr
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2016
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Been here before, unfortunately service really was subpar this visit. Our server was unfriendly and messed up our order, never checked in on us, and was unapologetic about any mishaps. She seemed to be very interested in getting off as it was the end of her shift and the brunch service was coming to a close. It was obviously not as busy and she was coming off a busy shift most likely but failed to maintain any enthusiasm or positive attitude during our service from her. I would advise only going during busier times as their weakness of service, like amy establishments is when it's slow and the servers aren't making as much in tips.

a
vipalis
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2016
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Our waitress who was about 20 years younger than k kept Calljng me babe and honey which was strange.
Crab tacos which she said were wonderful were pretty bad- dripping w mayo.
Rest of the food was fine. Drinks were good and the fries were the best part.
Thought it was pretty high priced for a sports bar.
Would only return to sit at the bar and watch a game. $15 a drink at a sports bar?

DR
DRUM1
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I was disappointed that the value of the Open Table gift card could not be used for gratuity. Our bill was $76, the gift card was foe $100, they would not let us give the balance to the waitress. We do not live in NY so we left with a $24 balance. We returned late for dessert but still left with a $6 credit which we will likely not use. Not sure if that is particular to the restaurant or to the open table gift card process.

R
vipRsmehaffie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2016
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Always great food and atmosphere, but this trip, it was extremely loud. Almost left, but they sat us on the partial patio, which was nice, but still loud. Overall, the food and ambiance counter that for a nice time.

JM
vipJMP18
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2016
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The server was slow and didn't refill drinks. Our food came out after 30 minutes of waiting. The server was then setting an empty table instead of serving our food. Over 30 minutes of waiting is unacceptable for lunch. I will not go back. They don't serve iced tea. How can you not serve iced tea?

CH
vipCarolineH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great venue space and really nice in the summer. The Croque Madame was bomb and so was the french toast. Would definitely come back.

S
vipSarah
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2016
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Good food for it being a bar. Had friends in town and the guys wanted tv's. Girls wanted music, so this was a perfect combo. A nicer version of a sports bar. It was lively and prepared us for a great Saturday night.

AH
vipAllyandHarry
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good pick for lunch!

J
Justin
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was an overall great experience, friends or casual dat

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very uncrowded on a Saturday morning -- we were seated right away, and food was super tasty. I got the eggs benedict and loved it. The coffee cups could be a little bigger, but that's just my taste. ;)

D
vipDorothy
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2016
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Service is so poor. After flagging down the waitress to find out what happened to our dinner 30 minutes after a second round of drinks, she said "I'll check on it", then 15 minutes later it came out (ribeye (very good) and skirt steak salad (good)). We had to flag her down again to have our water refreshed. Then, we ordered fried Apple Empanadas to share for dessert. 20 minutes later we flagged her down and she said "I'll check on it". Then she came out and said "the kitchen said it takes awhile, for the preparation". It then came out cold. When I told her the kitchen lied to her (yes, it was prepared fried, but clearly fried several hours before), she said she'd speak to the manager. She came back and said the management apologizes, but there was no accommodation on the bill for that. I spoke to the manager about the issues on our way out, and she apologized saying I wish you would have said something earlier. I then reiterated to her the whole story, indicating that her waitstaff lies and the kitchen lies. Then the management reported to Open Table that my reservation was a "no show", but my Amex proved that all of them liars. Never going back.

J
vipJfhoncpw
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2016
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We went for brunch and our first clue should have been the empty tables during the busiest brunch hour. I ordered the simplest things on the menu: The yogurt parfait and a cup of coffee. I literally received a tablespoon of Greek yogurt covered by a huge mound of oats and sad looking fruit salad. Yuck. Coffee came with no milk, no spoon. When I asked for milk, it came in an espresso cup, which of course, dribbled everywhere when I tried to pour it into the coffee. My companions enjoyed their meals well enough, but to be inept at serving yogurt and coffee means I would not go back.

C
vipCritic11
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was good. The only negative aspect was that the music was too loud which made it hard to have a conversation during dinner.

K
Katerade
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place to go for a nice dinner or some quality drinks and watch a game. Cordial wait staff, cozy booths with TVs and great food made for an awesome night! The TVs were great because if you keep track of a game without it being disruptive

t
thesurg3on
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2015
Overall1food1service5ambience1

My complaints, this play musing like its a night club and it is unnecessary. My monday night, I spent most of my time reading lips or yelling across a table to be heard. There is absolutely no reason why the music at this place should be at the volume it is.

Monday night football, they played music, with sports on the televisions. Ummmm. Who wants to hear the radio as opposed to the actual game? What is the point? I can hear Taylor Swift any time I want with spotify, apple music, pandora, youtube... However, watching a Live game on Monday night football? I requested volume for the sports, they wouldn't accommodate, so I took my American Express Black card to another location and gave them my business.

BR
vipBrendaR
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2015
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not the best for families, but I can totally see a younger crowd hanging out here after work. The drinks were great. Stick to the burgers- they have lots of cool ones. The seating is loungey and makes for fun after work or evening fun. It was not very crowded at 5:30 on a Friday, and I don't know why. I would recommend it especially for after work drinks and bar food

FAQs

Permanently Closed - Ainsworth Park offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 673-2467.

Permanently Closed - Ainsworth Park is rated 4 stars by 95 OpenTable diners.