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The Ainsworth - Rockville Centre, Rockville Centre, NY
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The Ainsworth - Rockville Centre

4.3
4.3
320 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.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steak, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–4:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (516) 442-2600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Off premise catering available. Please contact us at 516.442.2600

  • Private party facilities

    Event packages are available upon request for your special occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Alexa Castaldo: (516) 282-9909

  • Neighborhood

    Rockville Centre

  • Cross street

    North Village Avenue

  • Parking details

    There is a municipal lot across the street and street parking in front of the venue.

  • Public transit

    The Ainsworth is just two blocks from the Rockville Centre train station. The Rockville Centre stop is on the Babylon train line.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 320 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Long Island / Hamptons

    Great for Brunch

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  1. DB

    DrBarbie16

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Music was so loud you can't talk or think. Food was ok, but brunch selection was not great. Expected better.
  2. AG

    AllyG

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went for Sunday brunch to celebrate an engagement. Would recommend.
  3. SH

    SydneyH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great time here. Honestly no complaints. From the hostess when I walked in, to the waiter that we had, everyone was so nice and had big smiles and made me feel welcomed and taken care of. I would definitely recommend this place. The music was great, the food was great and so was the service. 10/10!!
  4. MA

    MARYC

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service was slow even though there only was a few tables with customers. Bar area is where staff was. My food was delivered after everyone was 1/2 way done. Overpriced for a burger joint. Filet mignon $49. Came in a white plate. That’s it. Won’t return.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The restaurant is beautiful, great ambiance. I didn’t expect the noise level. I couldn’t hear the other people in my party talking. If you are looking to party, it’s a great brunch. I was hoping the music was a little lower and the drinks would be a little larger.
  6. WC

    WilliamC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We were 4 adults and a child, and it was our first visit to The Ainsworth. Walked in and immediately hit by the loud music. We were hoping to enjoy our brunch and conversation but it was impossible to talk to each other while the DJ blasted nightclub music in the middle of the afternoon…seriously! We even asked our server if the music could be lowered and she said most of the staff found it too loud also. Music was apparently lowered yet it was still loud. Shouting at each other and to our server was ridiculous. We enjoyed our brunch choices, server was attentive and friendly, and prices were so so. But only giving “The Ainsworth” 3 stars because of the ridiculously loud music. Anyone hoping to have an enjoyable meal and conversation you may want to reconsider because you can’t hear anyone unless you read lips or text each other. We ate and left for Sugarberry for coffee, dessert and conversation.
  7. L

    Liya

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it and everything about. I will always come back
  8. IL

    ImperinoL

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. DJ made it a fun experience
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks with friends
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    it was three of us we went for my sister birthday. I got short ribs egg Benedict it tasted spoiled. The short ribs tasted like it was siting out and went bad. Then we each got bottomless and we had to share one carafe of champagne. If that’s the case charge for one bottomless. It seemed shady to me, besides all that staff was very receptive. I would go again but not to eat for drinks and the vibe.
  11. NC

    NicoleC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were looking for a brunch with music and the dj and staff were great!
  12. A

    Ali3053

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday brunch was amazing! Drinks are pricey, but the vibe is worth it. DJ was playing mostly 90s hip hop & R&B. Definitely a cool spot to celebrate a birthday or special occasion with a group. I wouldn’t say it’s great for kids, it’s loud! Food was great, service was great. Already planned our next visit…
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Go!
  14. JB

    JulieB

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    My boyfriends steak was under cooked - the steak was mooing. He asked prior to his meal arriving if the steak came with any sides but the manager and waitress said no…it came with a whole bed of mashed potatoes. The waitress never bothered to ask how he’d like the steak cooked. Drinks were good. Service was ok. Don’t know if I’d go back there.
  15. AS

    1ASH4CDG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around great restaurant - food was amazing and our server was outstanding!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    First time coming here, we came for Brunch! The restaurant is really nice inside. We had ordered the cannoli and banana walnut pancakes. The banana walnut is good the cannoli is really good, just very sweet! Their mimosa was good too! They had a Dj playing music, it was very loud and hard to talk in the restaurant. But the Dj did play some good music, so it was a great vibe!
  17. FA

    FoodAddict

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Overall great experience. Good food and service
  18. a

    alisonv

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and food for get together with family friends, all loved their food, drinks and desserts! Only complaint was the coffee it tasted watery. It was an early brunch and a few of us were looking for a really good cup of coffee, and the ice cold brew was watery too. But we still had a great time and very good service! And the DJ is a plus!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    This is my 3rd time going at night and it’s very empty. Not the kind of vibes one is looking for on a Friday night. The food and service is good but drinks are ok. I’ve only seen this place crowded during brunch on a Sunday morning.
  20. S

    Sparkledgp

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff. Great food and nice ambiance. Only thing is the line DJ, who plays good music but it’s so loud that we had to yell to each to talk during brunch. If you aren’t bothered by that the music gave a fun good vibe though
  21. SC

    SeanC

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was great. We had RVC Burger and Braised Short Rib. Also Hot Fudge Sundae was delicious and plenty for 2. We used some Ainsworth Gift Vouchers, which we acquired as part of a Charity Auction and were surprised that initially they rang up the full amount with no notice of the Gift cards. We questioned this and our waitress produced our gift vouchers from her Apron pocket. Then the manager came to enquire where we obtained the vouchers. That was done in a nice way but left an awkward feeling amongst me and my partner. If they issue Gift Vouchers then they shouldn't question their origins when they are presented as part payment.
  22. SM

    SandraM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I was fortunate enough to secure a reservation on Father's Day but unfortunately that was the best part of the whole dining experience. I have to say the Ainsworth really ain't worth it. There was one waitress for all the tables, the bartender doubled as a waiter and the manager well ..... My husband and I ordered the short ribs which were very tender but had no taste, our drinks came AFTER our appetizer which should have been an indicator of things to come. Once we requested the bill we were charged for a drink we ordered but did not receive and there is a 3.78% charge added to the bill because we used a credit card. We asked the manager about the additional charge to our bill and he had no idea what the charge was and told us to wait for the already overwhelmed waitress to explain. Overall a mediocre experience at best.
  23. 1

    123456

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The manager had given me promo gift cards for the restaurant in the fall. When we went to eat, the cards were denied, saying they were expired about 6 months later. Not impressed.
  24. I

    Itshappysomewhere

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great vibe. DJ is loud, so if you don’t like loud I wouldn’t suggest going there. Food is ok. Not worth the price, but the bottomless is what makes it all.
  25. JD

    JessieD

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Nice atmosphere with great music, food is a bit pricey. The service can be better.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    I go here often for quick food and nice music. On this occasion they had some type of fly issue going on. We changed seats twice but the flies were relentless.
  27. f

    firehebi

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely experience. The drinks were good, and the ambiance is perfect for a get-together or birthday celebration. It’s dim, but not too dark. The music is also good, and not too loud. The empanadas and truffle flatbread were particularly amazing. As were the Korean-flavored ribs!
  28. NN

    NeeNee

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    This is the second time I ate at this restaurant. Unfortunately this time was nothing like my first visit. I went for Sunday brunch with my husband and some friends. Here is my experience from beginning to end… It wasn’t overly crowded and there was a lot of staff on hand. Upon arrival the manager came over and introduced herself and informed us if we need anything to let her know. Those turned out to be empty words. The waitress came to take our drink order, she only messed up one drink. They filled up our glasses with water once and never came back. My food came out 5 to 10 minutes after everybody else’s did, and that’s only because I said something. Since we got the brunch board, me and my husband were sharing an egg dish. We asked two people for an extra plate, five minutes later she came with a plate but then I already got up myself and took one off another table. Five minutes doesn’t seem long, but it is when you’re waiting to eat. Then my friends omelette was quite burnt, when we said something about it the waitress, said she’ll speak to the manager. Normally we wouldn’t say anything but when you’re spending $20 for eggs you expect quality food. The waitress said the manager said there is nothing they can do at this point, but she’ll give us ONE free dessert. At that point the manager should have returned to our table and apologized herself. The manager was young and probably inexperienced. Anyway, we took the free dessert and can you guess what happened? We ordered an ice cream bowl, they brought it to us without any silverware. We told two people that we needed spoons, another 5+ minutes went by, we finally got some spoons but by then almost the entire ice cream was melted and we were left with ice cream soup. We ordered cappuccinos, they were basically regular coffee with milk with a higher price tag. They also forgot to bring the sugar to the table I had a track somebody down to get that too. I do not recommend
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The food was average American-style food. However, the food prices are so incredibly expensive, it’s laughable. Beware, their online menu prices do not reflect the new prices in the restaurant. I understand inflation is affecting everything, but these inflated prices don’t reflect reality. I recall eating at this place last year feeling it was expensive at $16-18 for a burger. Now it’s $22-25. That’s a 38% increase. No wonder why the place wasn’t full on a Friday night. We ordered chicken and waffles and a normal burger. The chicken and waffles at $25 came with a paper thin waffle (no Belgian waffles here) and three tiny pieces of fried chicken that were mostly bread crumbs - hardly any meat. It was an embarrassing portion of food for that money. The burger had zero condiments other then cheese and a sauce that was treated as if it was rationed. Not even sure if they put salt and pepper on the burger… For $22, I would have expected to have at least had some lettuce, tomatoes and onions. But, you had to pay extra for that! At least the burger came with fries. But, they were cold. They almost felt like they were made earlier in the night and kept warm under a lamp - they were not fresh. Beer prices were at least average. We gave this another shot, but we won’t be going back here… Go to one of the many other restaurant options up the road if you want this style of food. You’ll still be able to afford gas if you do…
  30. P

    Parii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were pretty accommodating, I had two extra guest last minute and the were kind enough to seat everyone at short notice. Bottomless mimosas were amazing. Def a great experience
  31. FR

    FrancesR

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with great service and nice atmosphere. A little pricey, but food was delicious and we had a wonderful dining experience and are looking forward to going back for another “date night.”
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time and food
  33. SS

    ShanteS

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I would go back
  34. N

    Notpleaseddiner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    Very expensive for very sub-par food and service.
  35. AA

    AnnaA

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went for a birthday brunch, this is my third time dining. The ambience is chic and the music is good. There isn't one thing that I have ordered that wasn't delicious. It's a great spot for a date or girls night. I have met two owners that are attentive and come to check on your table and even gave dessert to the birthday girl on the house. We love this place.
  36. RD

    RosaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there to celebrate my sister's birthday and everyone there made the effort to make our birthday brunch special. The staff was great, the food delicious, the mimosas were bottomless and the music was fun. What more can you ask for in a celebratory Sunday brunch. I highly recommend this spot if you like a lively and engaging environment with all the of the points above.
  37. JW

    JackieW

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sarah our waitress was the best. Fun night
  38. DC

    DaneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly staff. Parking could be a challenge but well worth it!
  39. G

    Gerra

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Formerly known as Parlay, slight change of interior, same owner. My family of 5 adults had brunch yesterday to celebrate Easter & birthday. $200 later we left so so disappointed. Cannoli pancakes glue like and overly sweet. Chicken and waffles consisted of one meager eggo like waffle with fried chicken, bones mostly. The texas toast was whole wheat bread toasted with butter on side. With all of the dining options out there, this should not be one of them. Overrated and overpriced.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was excellent. Higher price point. If you are looking for a brunch scene with sparklers and a dj this is the place for you.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

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

The Ainsworth - Rockville Centre is rated 4.3 stars by 320 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Ainsworth - Rockville Centre

210 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Additional information

  • Cross street

    North Village Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Rockville Centre

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–4:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steak, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    There is a municipal lot across the street and street parking in front of the venue.

  • Public transit

    The Ainsworth is just two blocks from the Rockville Centre train station. The Rockville Centre stop is on the Babylon train line.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (516) 442-2600

  • Catering

    Off premise catering available. Please contact us at 516.442.2600

  • Private party facilities

    Event packages are available upon request for your special occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Alexa Castaldo: (516) 282-9909

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