The Ainsworth- East Village

4.2
80 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Thank you for choosing The Ainsworth East Village, we're so excited to be open again!

Please note that if you've selected outdoor dining this is our hightop tables alongside the restaurant - to book a cabana lounge, please email eastvillage@the-ainsworth.com.

Due to current circumstances we allow 90 minutes for all reservations.

If you’d like to host a large group or book an event please email eastvillage@the-ainsworth.com.
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vipSarahE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience1

We ended up leaving after receiving waters. It was so loud it was unbearable to sit in the restaurant. We came to watch the game but couldn’t stand staying in the environment. Waitress was super kind and understanding when we asked to leave.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The food was so delicious, and as a former server I try to give people the benefit of the doubt, but our server was so horrible, we were there for 3 hours because we could never get a hold of someone - she was flirting with someone at the bar 10 feet away from us for hours instead of helping her tables. I understand it’s a bar setting, but when you have people making reservations you at least expect your drinks to be filled and to be able to order without having to hunt people down. Just overall seemed like we were inconveniencing her by being there, it was ridiculous. Bummer because the food was so delicious!! But the amount of time we wasted there because of how awful the service was, sucked.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

When my party and I arrived, the hosts seemed confused that people had shown up to eat. I stood awkwardly as the host told me just one moment and walked away with no other explanation and was gone for 5 minutes before taking us to our table. We then sat for another 10 minutes waiting for our waitress. As we sat and waited we had to scream at each other in order to hear the person sitting right next to us because the music was being played at such an extreme volume. The waitress finally came and she sighed after we all told her what we wanted as if we had just done something to upset her (we all ordered standard menu items with no modifications). Shortly after she came back to inform us that they are out of the beyond burger. Which, in all fairness happens; it is the only vegan item on the menu though so the vegan in the group just ate french fries. One positive note, the food came very quickly. However, the waitress showed up probably around when everyone was just on their second bite of food and stuck the bill out towards us and said “I brought your bill. Do you want it?” At that point we were eager to leave so we took the bill and paid before anyone at the table even had the chance to eat half of their food. Overall, left feeling confused as to what/why that experience happened. Very odd behavior, odd ambiance, odd everything. The only good thing about the experience was once the waitress finally showed up we were able to get in and get out before anything else bad could happen.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very loud but fun!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Dope spot for football Sunday. Didn’t have food but ambiance, music and cold beer were great. Our server, Sage, was very attentive and courteous.

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SarahS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Was surprised to find that The Ainsworth is so dedicated to being a sports bar that they don't adjust anything for weekend brunch. We arrived at 1:00 pm on Sunday to learn: 1.) they don't serve coffee, 2.) they play incrediby loud music even when most people are eating rather than drinking, and 3.) they charge restaurant prices while providing a dive bar ambience. However, my chicken sandwich was delicious, as was most of the food. The only food that wasn't good was the almost-raw bacon on the cobb salad/

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vipMike
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was very friendly, but could have been more attentive. Music was great. Food was very good bar food.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

DJs music was a bit loud. Would have been great to have more game commentary from the TV provider !!

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viplilyfoodlover
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was very good. The outdoor seating was great. However, we had pretty poor service that went from bad to worse when groups of men showed up for football Sunday. Our waitress was busy flirting with the men to pay much attention to our group of women. We had to keep flagging her down. The drinks we ordered took over half an hour to be brought to our table by our negligent waitress and at one point, an angry looking one brought our drinks over, and she looked angry at our waitress, probably because she kept forgetting to bring our drinks over. The food was good, but not good enough to return for another meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Excellent service our waiter and bus boys were ! Amazing but the manager was not so nice,
Actually blunt and borderline rude.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

You have to have a proof of being over 21, even if it’s just for dinner. The guy at the door is extremely rude!!! The waitresses were nice and understanding. Although they ran out of 24k gold wings so I’d recommend getting there early. Also, the outdoor seating isn’t the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was extremely quick along with the very attentive actions throughout the entire time. Worth another trip back. :)

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vipAnyaP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience and really bad service….

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great time hectic due to event.

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SportsGuy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Perfect place to watch a sports game. Their outside seating has a great view of TV's and the vibe is energetic!

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IT23
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent - good value - outdoor seating looked great

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vipambert
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Food was okay, drinks were over priced compared to much nicer places. Photos are misleading that’s for sure. More along the lines of a dive bar

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vipHollyM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lunch Saturday, June 26 we sat at a high top outside, had drinks and apps while watching the WAL vs. Denmark soccer match. Great ambiance and place to hang out with and catch a game!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food5service3ambience4

WAS NOT WAS WHAT I EXPECTED I BOOKED IN A ADAVACE TO SIT ON HIGH TOP IN DRESS N HEELS ON THE DAMN SIDEWALK TALKING ABOUT TVS DONT WORK NEVER AGAIN

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MengL
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere. Long wait time for drinks though.

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DominiqueG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. I think I found my new brunch spot !!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I could have been treated better given that I was playing my part as a well spending customer that was not pushy but management just continuously brush me off to tell me I had to spend a certain amount to be seated in an area I requested

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CrystalE
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was birthday & we were seated at a hightop table. I think our waiter was Brooklyn, she was really nice.
Me & my boyfriend ate the burgers & the gold wings! Like did you really go to Ainsworth if you didn’t try the gold wings lol. They put a candle on my wings. But yea. Go for the experience. It was nice food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for my birthday dinner everyone had the best time sitting outside on the couches!

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MLB921
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I found this place for Mother's Day and it was nice and the food was delicious. The waitstaff was very attentive. We went for brunch and ordered the crispy calamari and my husband had the corned beef hash benedict and I had the chorizo breakfast dish. They were very good.

Definitely coming back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We made a reservation for a standard table but were not seated until 20 minutes after our scheduled time. We were seated at a high top right by the door, not where we had reserved, and it took about 20 additional minutes for anyone to come take our order. We were also seated right by the speaker and it was impossible to hear anything. Overall I am very disappointed in the overall experience at this location.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it ! Food was amazing !

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zacharyt
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Service was on point. The music was playing some great jams.

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vipTiki
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor setup for watching games with friends once it gets a little warmer (no heaters).

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KellyG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I purchased a Pulsd deal that seemed too good to be true.. it’s true! There are a bunch of negative reviews on this spot but I had a much different experience. Service was top-notch, food was good, and although it was a little loud (Friday Happy Hour) it was a great atmosphere. The Pulsd deal made this unbeatable in terms of value.

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JRLOVE
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was absolutely worried. In fact, worst i’ve had in NYC. Waitress was extremely rude once she found out I was using a Pusl’d deal. I am NEVER going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great cocktails and fun bar/restaurant vibe

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harty1023
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The marinated chicken tacos were delicious. Burger was good too. Lighting was almost too dark and the unisex bathroom was a little awkward. The group next to us was obnoxiously loud- literally screaming at each other. We just wanted somewhere to eat quick and have a few drinks before heading to a concert down the block at Webster Hall. This was good for that. Would come back again.

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vipCustomer
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very disappointing. Menu posted online is not actually available at the restaurant (no branzino, brick chicken, etc.). Only pretty basic pub-food fare like burgers and sad tacos. When we made the reservation we thought we were going to a restaurant, but it was actually a nondescript sports bar that serves some food. Service was pretty disappointing too - they got my order wrong and our waiter never showed up check on us.
This place would likely be totally fine to visit for a football game or trivia night or similar, less good if you're hoping for a good meal out. Apparently the Chelsea location is nicer.

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YoliC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and wings, cute environment for a date or a chill time with friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We got bottomless brunch but the mimosas were mostly OJ and super weak. Food itself was good. The place was freezing and some of us wore parkas while eating, and the waitress was not helpful when we asked if the room could be warmer at all.

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vipNattyb
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Overpriced sports bar. Loud music and TVs everywhere so rather distracting. They do have a nicer lounge area in the back. Service was so-so.

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jessl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I went here with a friend since there was a Pulsd voucher which seemed like a good deal. Reservation was for 5pm. We were seated at a high top in the the bar area since they said that the back was not open yet even though there were customers sitting there. The server never came to take our order, we were given one menu for the two of us and we were told that the menu that is on line is no longer their menu. The reason I bought the voucher was because I saw brick chicken and branzino on the menu. I was left to choose from burgers and sandwiches and tacos. We decided on the chicken and the shrimp tacos to split. We had to get up from our table and order from the bartender who was the only capable person working there. We had to continue ordering this way, getting up each time we needed something. The tacos were super bland and kind of gross. The drinks were good. The noise was borderline unbearable. Not going back ever.

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Rensky
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Restaurant was disappointing. There was no heat as the heater was broken and it was freezing cold inside and outside. The food and service were average. The biggest disappointment was the addition of a 20% gratuity due to using a Pulsd voucher on the retail value of the meal. We were not informed of this policy and the tip and tax exceeded the cost of the voucher. Will never return here again

FAQs

The Ainsworth- East Village offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (332) 209-4755.

The Ainsworth- East Village is rated 4.2 stars by 80 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.