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Ainsworth Chelsea, New York, NY
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Ainsworth Chelsea

3.2
3.2
356 Reviews
$30 and under
Sports Bar
Welcome to The Ainsworth! We bring a sophisticated touch to the classic all-American sports bar, restaurant, and private event experience. Visit us in Chelsea (NYC) & Hoboken (NJ) for signature cocktails, perfectly grilled steaks, and a high-energy atmosphere for you, your colleagues, and friends!

All of our venues offer 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 in your area, 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.

Please note that due to current circumstances we allow 90 minutes for all reservations.

For group reservations over 8 people, please email reservations@the-ainsworth.com

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sports Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch & Dinner Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sat, Sun 1:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (212) 741-0645

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    The Ainsworth is a full scale restaurant, bar lounge, and event space located in the heart of Chelsea with 40 flat screen TV's, state of the art AV and sound capabilities, catering facilities and multifunctional furniture and layout options, The Ainsworth is your one-stop-shop for any event, happy hour, game watch or birthday celebration.

  • Private party contact

    Pamela Killian: (877) 625-6046

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Cross street

    Between 6th & 7th Avenue

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 356 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.2
3.2 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.4Ambience
  • 3.3Value

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  1. JD

    JimmyD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Booked the restaurant for brunch on my anniversary. I arrive at the restaurant, the doors were unlocked but the restaurant was literally empty. No employees, no lights on, chairs on tables. I've neve heard of such an unprofessional restaurant experience in my life.
  2. EA

    ElizabethA

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Good spot but not for football. Owner rather play club music than to play the sounds from the game. We had one drink and left to the 40/40 club where the atmosphere was perfect for playoff football especially with the NY Giants playing.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    Mike the manager was a great guy and ver accommodating. Unfortunately the DJ played the music during football and it was too loud. When finally he played audio for game it was massively loud and impossible to talk without screaming
  4. f

    food

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Not impressed at all - I thought you couldn’t go wrong in NYC but this place proved me wrong. Food was mediocre, vibe was mediocre..had to run to a coffee shop to grab coffee and wake up. Would not recommend this to anyone…
  5. LJ

    LJohn

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Place qas closed eventhough reservations was made for 6 people. Very frustrating
  6. JC

    JasmineC

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This restaurant let me make an Opentable reservation even though it is currently closed.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    weren’t open when we made our reservation
  8. AR

    AnnieR

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    The table saved for us was not big enough for the party we reserved a month ahead of time. People were standing
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall1food4service4ambience3
    Ainsworth cancelled our reservation randomly day of- then did give us a table for 2 when we had 3 people. Front of house staff very rude. But wait staff very nice.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    Had made reservation for noon. Showed up only to be told the venue did not open until 2.
  11. D

    David

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Kind of an odd first time visit. We made a reservation on OT, and the restaurant called to confirm, and we said yes we would be there. When we got to the restaurant they had a sign out front stating that there was a private event going on. Two big bouncers were standing out front, and it felt more like the entrance of a club, and one for which we were not invited. The doormen were not helpful at all, and I had to show them our reservation on my phone to get in (we almost just left). We went inside and the place was mostly empty. Everything else ok, but it sure was not very inviting, and as if they did not really care if they were full or not. They could probably double their revenue just by a friendlier front door situation.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant is boarded up. Should not be accepting and confirming reservations
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This place is a joke. I made a reservation and the reservation was confirmed the day before. I showed up at the restaurant and it was closed.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The Ainsworth Chelsea was not open for my reservation. This is despite Open Table taking a deposit of $10 a person before arriving. Poor experience from both the app and vendor.
  15. CG

    ConstantineG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was closed there was no notice and we was stuck out in the freezing cold
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant is closed- do not book!
  17. EB

    EBH95

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was closed… you shouldn’t allow reservations for places that aren’t open.
  18. EM

    EdwardM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant was closed. No information said otherwise that it was open. Not there website. Not the Instagram. Not open table yet. It's still took my reservation. It took my credit card to make the reservation. Absolutely unacceptable
  19. VD

    VictoriaD

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This place was boarded up and not answering the phone and had a full voicemail box. Took a credit card to make reservation and this is what we got. Stuck in 20 degree weather trying to find a new restaurant. Open table should not allow reservations to be here.
  20. j

    joey

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Despite being allowed to make a reservation the restaurant was closed when we arrived.
  21. K

    Karen

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We ate dinner here very early on a Monday before a concert, so very few people in the restaurant. It was perfect for our needs and the food was good!
  22. RN

    RobertoN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Lazy receptionist and waitress, also to loud. Lastly the burgers were expensive and there were no fountain drinks!
  23. C

    Chris

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The food we ordered was good, a burger and salads, however both the food and drink menus were outdated on the website. They send you to the site to view the menu and they didn’t have a lot of items that we had wanted.
  24. Y

    Yenrotta99

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We actually couldn’t stay because the music was so loud and the restaurant was maybe 10% full on a Sunday evening. Management should have a better handle on the music level when there are only 10 diners.
  25. W

    Wardinger

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Turn. Down. The. Music. Thought I was going to watch football, not a rap concert.
  26. S

    Sarge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I was looking for a spot to have great food, catch part of the football game and catch up with my girlfriend. We had an overall good experience...loved the DJ but the music was just a touch loud leaving us to have to raise our voices; my choice for a meal and liquor choices (2) were not available which was unusual being that it was early in the day (as opposed to it being later in the day/evening) .
  27. L

    Littlehop

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SEC championship game was THE BEST time ‼️‼️‼️
  28. E

    Evie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great for alabama game day, feels like you are in Tuscaloosa
  29. TJ

    TamarraJ

    Poconos

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    I think I should've went to another location, because my experience wasn't great. The waiter seemed very passive and unpleasant about my party using the pulse app voucher. My food took long and the items I wanted on the menu were out of stock.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Rude service, music was painfully loud. One of the worst restaurant experiences I’ve ever had
  31. CM

    ChrisM

    New England

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    While the restaurant itself was well decorated, the ambiance was awful. Loud hip hop music with lots of explicit words (full of n-word and offensive swears) with all the 42 tvs playing nothing but 2 college football games. Service was poor (we were totally ignored) and food was basic pub fare. Drinks were excellent, however. Despite that, this is not a place we'll revisit.
  32. MG

    MonkeyGirlzNYC

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for late lunch early dinner on a Sunday. Food was good nice portions . Drinks were great ! Good music 90s throwback feel to the playlist. Would go back .
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Overall I thought the service was poor. There’s over 40 TVs and we asked to watch a premiere league game and were told no since football was on. Football didn’t start for another 30/45 minutes so it seemed a little obnoxious. Also if serving brunch you would think that coffee would be a thing on the menu - when asked the waitress laughed and told us to go down the block. We had a few items that were tweaked in ordering and none of them were right - no jalapeños on burgers, not asking how are burgers should be cooked, etc. There were a few other things. The waitress was also missing for a good chunk in the beginning even though we were her only table. The food was good but overall the service was lackluster and we probably won’t be going back.
  34. LT

    LoveToEat

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great service! The burger from my Mac and Cheese burger was cooked perfectly medium, juicy and seasoned to perfection. The macaroni was both over (sooooooo much mac!) and underwhelming (not the best tasting. Not nasty, just not GREAT mac). Drinks were strong but flavorful. Music was current hits. Great vibe!
  35. S

    Slice

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roll Tide. Great place to go and watch bama football games.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was good. Service was slow
  37. B

    Brie

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Good service and glad to have outdoor seating, but the food was disappointing.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We a Pulsd deal which they don’t honor in the summer time I guess. The first time we went we had to pay out of pocket. The second time we went we used the deal but it was a bit fussy as well. The burger was underwhelming, so was the waffles and chicken. Their drinks are good. I really should’ve listened to my gut instinct and got the wings. I think mainly because it’s a sports bar, so maybe they are mainly known for drinks and their bar food. Overall, I give it a 7/10
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Went there to watch and LISTEN to the Alabama game. The sound was not on. We were VERY disappointed.
  40. 3

    33324

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Decent wings, tons of tvs for sports, ambiance is really nice. Good apps and beer. Waitress was very nice and always came over to see if we needed anything. Heard the downtown one is smaller def head to Chelsea location

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Ainsworth Chelsea offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 741-0645.

Ainsworth Chelsea is rated 3.2 stars by 356 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Ainsworth Chelsea

122 West 26th St., New York, NY 10001

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 6th & 7th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch & Dinner Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sat, Sun 1:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Sports Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 741-0645

  • Private party facilities

    The Ainsworth is a full scale restaurant, bar lounge, and event space located in the heart of Chelsea with 40 flat screen TV's, state of the art AV and sound capabilities, catering facilities and multifunctional furniture and layout options, The Ainsworth is your one-stop-shop for any event, happy hour, game watch or birthday celebration.

  • Private party contact

    Pamela Killian: (877) 625-6046

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