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The Ainsworth

229 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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  • Comfort Food (3)
  • Casual (2)
  • Live Sports (2)
The Ainsworth is a multipurpose venue comprised of a full scale restaurant, bar and lounge, and event space located at 122 West 26th Street in the heart of Chelsea. Amongst the chic paisley wallpaper and the antique pine wood interior are 40 flat screen TV's waiting to showcase any media display to create an ideal ambiance. With 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. Our savory and unique 60-item dining menu touches upon everything from brunch, lunch, dinner and even delivery. In addition, we also have a full in-house catering, corporate menu which offers over 30 different platters, 40 hot and cold passed hors d'oeurvres, and 14 different buffet options to choose from as well as being able to create a menu tailored to your event needs.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Lunch/Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 1:00am, Thursday - Friday*: 11:00am - 2:00am, Saturday*: 10:00am - 2:30am, Sunday: 10:00am - 1:00am (* 23 & Older after 11:00pm on Friday & Saturday)
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Phone number
(212) 741-0645
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
Between 6th & 7th Avenue
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Gift Card
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

American Whiskey is 6500 sq feet of rustic space, making it one of the largest cocktail bars in the country. There is private and semi-private availability for events such as the Teddy Roosevelt themed loft, a private room called the Barrel, and two semi-private lounge areas.

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What 229 People Are Saying
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3.8  based on recent ratings
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40% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipjanfarr (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

This was not a good experience. It took quite a while to get our food and one of the orders was wrong and had to be replaced. Some of my group did not like their food at all - the artichokes were particularly greasy. The brick chicken was fine.

vipMMnyc (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

The service was INCREDIBLY slow. We waited an hour for our food, and the place was nearly empty. The waitress cam back 30 minutes after we had ordered to let us know that they were out of one of our selections.

vipGeno (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Great food, friendly staff , easy on the wallet.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

The food and service were both great, but it was a regular dinner hour and the music was way too loud.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

Made a reservation for 6 and was given a table for 2 and a ledge with one chair. No call or anything to let me know that this would happen.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

It took 90 minutes for the food to come out and food was over cooked. Restaurant appeared short staffed at 8pm on a Saturday night - many tables were waiting a long time for food.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

I booked a table to 7:30pm to watch a Knicks match. However, the recepcionist put us in a table far from TVs. I gently asked her to move us to another spot, but she was intransigent despite the 3-4 tables available around. Finally, we decided to go back home to have a better view of the game.
I'll not return to This place in NYC.

vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
1.0  Dined on November 14, 2017

Plain awful. Ran out of main courses from menu at 7pm.

Lauren (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on November 13, 2017

The Mac and cheese burger and the French onion burger were great. The prices are as expected for NYC. It’s quite loud, so I wouldn’t recommend this be a place for a first date, but it’s a cool place.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
1.0  Dined on November 13, 2017

I like the Ainsworth, but this most recent trip was awful. It was supposed to by 1/2 price Steak night for Monday Night Football and we sat down at 7.45pm, 45 mins before Kick off and they had already run out of steaks! Very disappointing and was no apology or offer to honor the 1/2 price on our second choice, non-steak options..