The Ainsworth

4.5
59 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The Ainsworth is an intimate venue that features eclectic rustic decor bringing a sophisticated twist to the classic restaurant experience. The creative, high-quality menu highlights its 24 karat gold wings and signature steaks along with an extensive craft cocktail and beer menu.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 59 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BobB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our anniversary. The server was polite an d helpful. The restaurant was not to busy Enjoyed an appetizer and a salad we both had individual entrees. My wife thought that the pork chop was very good, I had the chicken and waffles also very good.
There were no specials, it seems that they do what they do very we, we expect to return.

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Sunshine
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. I’ll be back vertyyy soon

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding! He was so knowledgeable and made our Mother’s Day experience perfect !

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vipChristine
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance, food and service. Our server was top notch, management came over a few times to check on things, and the food was delicious. I felt the music was a little loud, but our party is in our 50s! LOL. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Entirely too loud! Cody talk with my husband and the waiters had to scream through their masks to communicate with us. The food was ok and overpriced, so were the drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our server

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JonathanZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable, staff was great food awesome, drinks awesome. Cannot wait to go back for their brunch! Check it out ASAP!

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Erica
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Everyone’s food was good, and service was friendly. Will come back.

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vipCrystalP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch, excellent food & service

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Anna
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is awesome! The staff are supper friendly and helpful, the food is so so delicious, drinks were great, and overall it’s such a nice place to eat! Will definitely be coming back!!

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DianaO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5th time here. And of course food and service was impeccable. All the staff are excellent!

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AndrewN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent menu options and choices - didn't get the story on the Gold Dusted Wings, very interesting. Apps were spot on, entrees were delicious and good-sized. Unassuming storefront in downtown Rockville Center, cool atmosphere - music was a bit loud for dinner, otherwise very good experience.

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vipJosephineP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch, which was amazing but the music was way too loud. Had a headache from trying to talk with my friends .

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vipBackInNewYork
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new place in RVC. Food is excellent and so is the service. Carl the manager is a gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a phenomenal experience at The Ainsworth brunch. Food was fantastic, music was great, and the aesthetic was great! Will. Def be returning! Attached is a photo of our Breakfast Board

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KACRVC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience3

They play the music as if this restaurant were a dance club during dinner. We had a 7:30pm reservation and could not hear the people on the other side of the table. This place has potential to be both a restaurant for dinner and then a bar scene after dinner (post 9:30pm) but they need to make a few changes.

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TJAROKSAAR29
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food! It was not what I was expecting but in a good way. The atmosphere was great and it was one of the best steaks I have had.

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Greatoutdoor
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service great meal great drinks

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great date spot for the weekend crowd in RVC

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had the most AMAZING time. Desiree was an outstanding server. The food was to die for. The service was incredible. We couldn’t have dreamt of a better night. Thank you to everyone at the Ainsworth - we love it!!

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PaulineF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Food and service were very good but the music was so loud, you could not hear myself speak. A little pricey too.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New hotspot in RVC!! Food, drinks and atmosphere is great. Definitely will be dining there again!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

My husband and I tried the Ainsworth RVC for 15th wedding anniversary. We went on a Thursday evening around 6:30. They definitely had a good sized crowd by the time we left. The server was excellent and very attentive. The ambience felt very cool although it was a little loud. But nothing too off putting. Our biggest complaint is the food. We started with the truffle flatbread which was just okay. I had the salmon which was overdone and dry. It came with a cucumber salad and hummus with pita crumbles, both of which were tasty. My husband had the land and sea which was New York strip and shrimp. He said the shrimp were over cooked but the steak was cooked perfectly. However, he said both the steak and shrimp lacked seasoning.
Overall, everything was just okay. If you are paying a little bit more money to have a nice meal your expectation is to be wowed. We definitely were not wowed.

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Sjayb
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

I went there with my family and we loved it! The food was amazing. The highlight was the burrata appetizer. It was incredibly well balanced and delicious

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FreddyS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Food and service was slow. Took about 30 minutes for an appetizer another 45 for entrees.

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EthanM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance and decoration inside, so nice!

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vipJust8here
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with stylish Decor. Food was awesome. Make sure you try the Tuna Tacos they are amazing.

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GeorgeH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice out waiter pete was very attentive polite great food and drinks nice atmosphere very nice staff great place for lunch brunch dinner or just cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful brunch experience!

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Ollie
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fun and energetic ambience. Food was good. Drink were strong and delicious. Service was decent. Very sweet staff. COVID safe!

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JohnB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent, food, service, setup, a bit loud for my taste, would be a challenge having a conversation with a table, or group.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good vibe, surprisingly good service for a new place. Very good food but so filling. I'd go easy on the apps or you won't even make it to dinner unless you've starved yourself for a week. Very fun as well but the music is a little loud. Wouldn't hurt to lower it just a little. But overall great place togo for good food and to have fun. Rare combination today.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a great time, service was great, our server Kelly was fantastic, everyone was so nice and accommodating, food was good, the Creme brûlée cheesecake was out this world! the only downside is i mentioned on here that it was my wedding anniversary and they didn’t acknowledge it unfortunately, our waitress didn’t know.. other then that it’s a cool place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience would do it again !

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viplilmac
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious brunch and cocktails! We each had a peach Bellini, and enjoyed choices from one of the best brunch menus in Nassau County. The noise level was loud, so it was a bit difficult to converse.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! We will be regulars for sure. The brunch platter is tasty!

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rrose
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cinnamon Roll pancakes were the best i’ve ever tried! The service was amazing and the restaurant looked great. The only thing that threw us off were the cost of the unlimited mimosas- it was only me & my date, and they charged us both $25! I was disappointed we ended up spending $50 for cheap champagne and orange juice, although they were better quality than mimosas ive had at other brunch locations.

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vipJenniferS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was fantastic, owner was great, would definitely go back for brunch

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! The staff was extremely friendly and Gerry and Carl kept coming over to make sure everything was perfect! Our server Kelly was awesome! The food was amazing and the presentation was on point! Already made our next reservation for Brunch!

FAQs

The Ainsworth offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 442-2600.

The Ainsworth is rated 4.5 stars by 59 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.

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