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The Ainsworth PHX, Phoenix, AZ

The Ainsworth PHX

3.6
3.6
244 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Ainsworth brings a sophisticated twist to the classic all-American sports bar, restaurant and private event experience. Interiors are casual-sexy and super comfortable with an eclectic mix of luxe touches and urban chic details. Life’s simple pleasures – an after-work cocktail, a cold beer, a perfectly grilled steak – are richer, trendier, and more fun at The Ainsworth. It’s a happy, high-energy atmosphere where luxury is all about enjoying every moment to its fullest with friends, colleagues, and the people you meet while you’re there.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Sports Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 9:00 am–12:00 am Sun 9:00 am–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (602) 296-7976

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Laveen

  • Cross street

    2nd St and Jefferson St

  • Parking details

    2 Hour Parking validation at the Collier Center Parking Garage. Garage entrance off of Washington between 2nd and 3rd Street.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 244 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West Valley

    Good for Groups

  • West Valley

    Great for Lunch

  • West Valley

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • West Valley

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent!
  2. E

    Eddy

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    The place did not look busy when we arrived. They were setting up for an event so I’m not too sure if that’s what played the role in all of our order being delayed. We had the trash can nachos for an appetizer took a while to get them but they were decent. We had the Kendal resting peach face drink that was a hit at our table. The other drinks not so much. We did have to wait a while for our waitress to bring our drinks out or ask us for refills. I wasn’t too satisfied with the vibe of the place.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Our friends got their burgers about 15 min before we got our nachos. By the time we got them, they were missing the chicken we requested to add and the beans were ice cold. Server was way too busy for us to flag down to send them back, plus we were running behind on time so we just ate them. When she did stop by again, she offered to comp them due to the delay, which we accepted since they also fell way short of expectations. That’s the only reason for the 2 stars - the effort in making it right. We would have ordered more beers, but again, never really saw our server - seemed like she was serving half the restaurant. We Won’t be back.
  4. DL

    DaleL

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service1ambience3
    The food was great but the service was bad. Waitress seemed to be phoning it in. Ordered a bottle of red wine and it was delivered in an ice bucket and opened.
  5. o

    oceangirl

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a large group. It was easy to make reservations on line - which is not always something that can be done to a large party. Food was yummy but for my kids the dessert was the winner!
  6. LC

    LisaC

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    If you're going to a game or a concert, this location is perfect and there are lots of tv's and music inside. But when ordering, I'd stick to appetizers and simple dishes. The NY Strip is super thin & boneless, more like a breakfast steak, and came with a few tiny bites of asparagus, uncooked cauliflower and tons of fried potatoes. It was not worth $26 and it was slightly overcooked, as was the chicken sandwich, which was tasty, but fried so long the batter was a super dark shade of brown almost black. The kids meals were fine, but the sliders were also overcooked and dry. So, although we go there quite often, food isn't their strong point all the time. It's hit or miss - but again, a great location downtown and drinks are delicious.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my husband for Father’s Day! Great good, great service from our amazing Waiter and great ambiance. My hubby loved it!
  8. SH

    StaceyH

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome pregame brunch for Father’s Day!!
  9. M

    Missyerin

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Honestly it was almost comical how bad it was. First, booking a reservation for a standard table should not get you a high top in the bar area. Then service was extremely slow and when we finally got our cocktails, one had a huge bug in it! We had to get up and find someone to change out the drink because our server was MIA. Then we watched the manager completely fall with a full tray of food and absolutely no staff came to help- customers got up to help clean the floor while that manager who fell searched for the mop. Again, no staff stayed in the area to ensure no one fell thru it. Right when the manager got back with the mop, he put a small wet floor sign up, but because the restaurant layout limits pathways, a customer walked thru the area, slipped and hit his head on a chair. Overall the staff are tuned out and the service was sub-par.
  10. C

    Cassie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    When I sat down, they weren’t too busy except at the bar. The server was the only bartender on so she was swamped but everyone else seemed to be fine. It took 10 minutes to even have a menu brought over then another 15-20 mins for our drinks. We got there at 5:30 and our food didn’t come out until 6:45. The server said the kitchen was only 10 minutes behind but an hour for food is insane, especially when we saw people who sat down after us got their food, ate, and paid before we even got our food or were checked on. When the food came out it was good but a little dry. The server was apologetic and great, but there didn’t seem to even be a manager to help her out.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! Food was delicious. It wasn’t super busy for a game night either.
  12. VA

    VANESSA

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Great place to enjoy brunch! We ordered the bottomless mimosas but they ran out of champagne after the first bottle. Server/service was a bit slow with items coming out without everything included. Waffle board was exceptional tho!
  13. KH

    KoniH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Eh this is not the best place. Food took forever, tasted average.
  14. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The service was less than expected, non attentive and not engaged. The food was excellent and the look of the place was up eat and fitting before the ball game.
  15. TM

    ThomasM

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had beer, wings, sliders, and sandwich. All were well prepared and delicious. The service was very pleasant and efficient. The ambiance is very nice, not crowded or noisy, even when nearly full. Many large screen TVs for sports viewing.
  16. BD

    BDUB

    Phoenix

    57 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Absolutely terrible. I made reservations there prior to a concert at arena. We show up and the place was packed. Checked in and I was told “sorry…we don’t have your table. People were seated that didn’t have reservations and it totally messed things up.” No apology was offered or nothing was done to try to right the wrong. They knew damn well there was a concert that night. You know damn well how many reservations you have. If you can not take walk ins that night…you should make that know s as folks come in who don’t have a reservation. Reservations should be given a 15 minute grace period and then give up their table to a waitlisted person. Common sense Ainsworth. Stick with Sunday Mimosas with Ainsworth and don’t rely on their reservation system.
  17. R

    Reynolds

    Columbus

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    First and foremost, the good was amazing. The drinks were mediocre and the service was non-existent. We had a reservation for 3 at 6:00. We did not get seated for our reservation until 6:45. It was a nightmare. Will not EVER return.
  18. TV

    TeresaV

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience3
    The reservation aspect was disastrous. I had to advocate for our group to be sat down as they did not plan accordingly for the amount of reservations they had and the walk-ins they accepted. The manager did try to accommodate us and our server was very sweet, apologized and worked at making up for the shortcomings. Food was less than average.
  19. KA

    KimA

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    We had reservations at 5:45 before the NKOTB concert. Yes, I realize it can be chaotic but they were NOT honoring the reservations made with many people waiting for inside tables. They seated a large party not with reservations prior and they hadn't left yet but that should not affect those that MADE a reservation. So we had the outside HOT option. We waited for waiter and when he did come, he said the food would take at least 45 min which then makes us late to the concert. So, this was the ONLY reason we made reservations to NOT be late to concert. BTW, the front desk people were not handling the crowd in a timely manner and very understaffed.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We came to the ainsworth prior to a concert at footprint arena. I made reservations and was seated promptly
  21. NS

    NicholeS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Had a reservation still waited 20min upon arrival. Service was super slow. Bar drinks were even slower to wait for. Food came out wrong from how I ordered after waiting over 45 min. Not my first choice for a pre show dinner. Such a shame cause it’s right by the footprint center
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Service and food was good. Only downfall was they wouldn’t turn the music down for the game. But overall everything else was great.
  23. AR

    AndrewR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    There were about 2 tables with a group of 3 to 4. So not busy at all. We had a group of 4. Reservations were made for 7:15. We were seated promptly however we waited about 30 min to get waters for the table then another hour for our food to arrive. 3 out of 4 meals were incorrect. Waited another 45 min for one of the plates to be corrected as it was sent back twice incorrectly. We ended up leaving almost close to 11 pm due to waiting for our friend to finally getting his food and waiting on him to eat. When the bill came we though okay maybe they might comp your meal due to waiting over 2 hours to finally arrive. Nope. No Comps and staff was not remorseful of the situation at all. We needed to call management over and they said “sorry” with no explanation and nothing else done but a 50%off of his food. Mind you the table spent around $350 ! Drinks and food. Poor Experience overall. Clean and Cool venue. Service is horrendous.
  24. LE

    LEWT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Our server was great. The food took a while to come out. My mother's cinnamon roll pancakes took the longest and came out maybe 10mins after everyone else. We requested a low/standard table when we made the reservation but ended up at a high table which was uncomfortable for a few of us. Overall the food was good and the experience was ok.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Wanted to eat here for a long time. Finally made it there tonight and was soooooo disappointed. I'll start by saying the place was literally empty at 6pm. Not busy as all. We sat for 20 minutes before we had to get up and ask who our waiter was just to get drinks started. Was excited to try the trash can nachos. Waited for 30 minutes and no nachos. Our actual food came out before the nachos so we turned them away since our main food came first. Asked for refills several times and never received any. Definitely will not recommend or return. Reading the other reviews, it seems as though bad service is a big issue here. Might want to actually work on that.
  26. DS

    DaleS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    After being getting table almost left waited 10min to get drink order then 15minfor food to be ordered. Music was way to loud. Staff seem not to care about service level stood by bar and was talking when people needed service.
  27. M

    Marbie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience4
    Brunch is great here! Tried their regular menu items..not so great
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We will give this another try but the service needs to improve. Food is great to good. Got our order wrong this time which we didnt have time to wait for a redo. Service was slow but they were busy to be fair. Love the food options and variety.
  29. A

    Alexia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    food has no seasoning , over priced and not for bigger parties they put us in a small table for 7 people and was u comfortable
  30. S

    Steve

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    We had reservations so we did get seated but the seats were in the bar area right in front of the big screens where you couldn't watch the game it was so close. The steak was literally Raw and then the replaced it with a burger but the server never asked about what to put on it just brought it out after my guest was done eating. Overall bad experience wouldn't recommend for the cost at all.
  31. Z

    Zandor

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Maybe it was just a bad night. Our appetizer came out cold and took forever. No tap beer for a while. Dinner came out cold as well. Sorry to but we won’t be back.
  32. PA

    PaigeA

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was so nice and the food was delicious! She made sure to keep the bottomless mimosas coming!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We went for Mothers Day! Food was excellent! We all had mocktails and even those were wonderful and added a special touch to our brunch! It was a bit noisy but we had expected that so it was no problem. We will definitely be back!
  34. M

    Monbro

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Seated on time for reservation, waitress was very good. Table was broken and was wedged under the rail to keep from falling over. Chairs we uncomfortable metal stools. Food cam out late and cold.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    poor service, food was bland and not the best, but good music. Would not go back again.
  36. MM

    MarthaM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Waited 15 minutes to get seated since they gave away our reservation even with us checking in beforehand and being there early, was moved to an outside table then forgot about. Our original serve came by quickly and said she would return to take our drink order but she never did. We did get another server we pulled (after 30 minutes of waiting) to notify we didn’t place a drink order and he got our drink and food order in. After checking multiple times we didn’t receive our food until an hour after our food order was placed. We were told about 25 minutes into waiting we would revive a free appetizer but never received it that. When we did receive our food one of our burgers was still raw but we al ordered medium well burgers. We talked to the manger who said he was new and apologized but didn’t really have any solutions. The table next to us had the same issue and had the same reaction so they left after their food was not cooked right. The only positive thing about this was at least our server was trying to make us comfortable and apologized. We got 50% off our meal but the whole combination of events was not worth it.
  37. TV

    ThaliaV

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Customer service was terrible. We waited over an hr and a half To recieve our food after ordering. Our bill was around $400 which was fine because we order a lot of drinks and the food was good. We had higher expectations for the restaurant. Thank you.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    We were seated on time, however we didn’t get service for about 15-20 minutes. The food and drinks were good, however we wanted to order more drinks and our server did not check on us more than twice and closed our tab without asking. We went to celebrate a birthday and I asked if they did anything special and I was just dismissed… I would give it another try but unfortunately this was a bad first experience..
  39. DK

    DoubleK

    Phoenix

    67 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We booked a dinner reservation before the Mercury's season opener and very glad I did. It was PACKED! Lots of fans in the space for a meet and greet with UFC fighters. Both my husband and I ordered wings and our daughter ordered the ahi poke bowl. His wings (lemon pepper) were excellent. Mine, while very crispy, were pretty much flavorless (garlic parmesan). Next time I will get another flavor. Daughter's poke bowl was good.
  40. M

    Melissa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks are the best! Our favorite Sunday Funday brunch location.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

FAQs

The Ainsworth PHX offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (602) 296-7976.

The Ainsworth PHX is rated 3.6 stars by 244 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 8 times today
Google Map for The Ainsworth PHX

3 S 2nd St St 117 Phoenix, AZ 85040

Additional information

  • Cross street

    2nd St and Jefferson St

  • Neighborhood

    Laveen

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 9:00 am–12:00 am Sun 9:00 am–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Sports Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    2 Hour Parking validation at the Collier Center Parking Garage. Garage entrance off of Washington between 2nd and 3rd Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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