The Ainsworth- East Village
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24k Gold Wings
24 karat gold dusted thai chile (boneless +$3)
Chicken & Waffles
buttermilk waffle, fried chicken breast, maple balsamic glaze, scallions
lemon, tuscan herbs, fra diavolo
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 the 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 won't be good enough to return for another meal.
Excellent service our waiter and bus boys were ! Amazing but the manager was not so nice,
Actually blunt and borderline rude.
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.
Service was extremely quick along with the very attentive actions throughout the entire time. Worth another trip back. :)
Terrible experience and really bad service….
Great time hectic due to event.
Perfect place to watch a sports game. Their outside seating has a great view of TV's and the vibe is energetic!
Service was excellent - good value - outdoor seating looked great
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
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!
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
Loved the atmosphere. Long wait time for drinks though.
I love this place. I think I found my new brunch spot !!!!!
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
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.
Great for my birthday dinner everyone had the best time sitting outside on the couches!
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.
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.
Loved it ! Food was amazing !
Food was good. Service was on point. The music was playing some great jams.
Great outdoor setup for watching games with friends once it gets a little warmer (no heaters).
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.
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.
Great food, great cocktails and fun bar/restaurant vibe
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.
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.
Great cocktails and wings, cute environment for a date or a chill time with friends
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.
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.
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.
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
Great spot for a casual dinner and catching the game. Mac and cheese fries are fantastic. Chicken tacos were delicious - creatively flavorful.
Food was pretty tasty, however slightly overpriced. Drinks were horrible- $14 for a cocktail which based on the description of the drink (quoted ingredients sounded like it was a craft cocktail bar) , i expected ALOT more. i ordered an old fashioned and i'm sure they used some premixed red mixer...that's only ok if you charge me like $6 in that neighbordhood...what a rip off. Service was good, waiter was very friendly but the ambience sucked too...not a place i would go to without a Pulsed deal for reduced prices.
Hi - unfortunately, this was one of the worst dining experiences I've ever had, largely because we didn't even get to dine.
I had a reservation for 4 - we walked into the restaurant and it took almost 10 minutes for the hostess to come speak with and seat us. The music was absolutely blaring, making it hard to hear, and both out hightop tables were extremely wobbly; however, these were the least of our issues.
About 15 minutes went by without a server approaching out table to even bring us water, let alone take our drink or food orders. And, it was not very busy at all in the restaurant,
At this point, I respectfully flagged the hostess down on three separate occasions to ask if she could assign a server us. Each time, she turned and look directly at me, making unmistakable eye contact, and calmly turned away and kept walking and/or doing what she was doing (which didn't seem to be much).
She was also right next to our table after this when we decided to leave said absolutely nothing as she watched us pack up our belongings and put on our coats before heading to the door. She made no attempt to apologize or get us to stay, thus costing the restaurant a good amount of money that day (and in the future).
Unless there is some sort of credit involved for providing this useful feedback, as a longtime OpenTable user, I would never again consider going to this or any other Ainsworth locations, and I would encourage friends not to as well (we've frequented other locations in the past).
Drinks are A-plus. Try the Mac n Cheese burger, not the fish
Loud, fun, great service, but not a place for a casual dinner. This is a place to get lit, early.
Food was really good. Drinks were very watered down though. We even got a shot and it was definitely watered down.
There was one fish dish on the menu which I planned to have, but they didn't have any, at 6pm. I didn't want any of the other 4 entrees, so we ordered 2 hangar burgers, med rare. 1 with the salad, 1 with fries, they both came with salad, and well done. Good thing tho, cuz the meat was not fresh. First, I told the server they were way overcooked. She said "oh sorry" & walked away. Then the fries came, tasting like stale corn chips so we didn't eat them. But then, the taste of rancid meat, spit out so as not to get sick, and that's when I called the manager. Horrible dining experience, definitely pass.
It was early Friday night and they were sold out of half the menu. Billing was convoluted and they pre-billed an incredibly large gratuity for our table of two that was far from deserved.
The Ainsworth- East Village offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (332) 209-4755.
The Ainsworth- East Village is rated 4.3 stars by 72 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.