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Ainsworth Chelsea, New York, NY

Ainsworth Chelsea

3.9
3.9
345 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Thank you for choosing The Ainsworth Chelsea. 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.

All reservations are for indoor dining only, outdoor seating is first come, first served.

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.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Comfort Food, American

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    (212) 741-0645

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    The Ainsworth is reopen with an all new covid-safe build out! We're a full scale restaurant, bar and lounge, and event space located at 122 West 26th Street in the heart of Chelsea. Amongst the chic 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, 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, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Offers

  • The Happiest of Hours!

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Wed - 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Join us Tuesday to Thursday from 5pm to 8pm for select wines by the glass for $8, select draft beers for $5, buckets of beers for $25, and mixed house drinks for $8! Not applicable during events.

What 345 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant is closed- do not book!
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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!
  11. 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!
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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) .
  16. 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 ‼️‼️‼️
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. CM

    ChrisM

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    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.
  21. MG

    MonkeyGirlzNYC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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 .
  22. 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.
  23. LT

    LoveToEat

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 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!
  24. 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.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was good. Service was slow
  26. 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.
  27. 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
  28. 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.
  29. 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
  30. BB

    BobbyB

    Yosemite

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall2food3service5ambience1
    This place is so loud you can’t hear anyone talking. There wasn’t that many people in the restaurant, and the DJ had the sound turned up to club level. Not even in nightclubs is the sound that loud. I get it’s part of their identity, but does the music have to blow out your eardrums when you’re trying to watch football with some friends? I think not.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Food was ok. I had the hash skillet and they overcooked them and the shishito peppers were a little over cooked as well. The drinks could have been a little stronger but the service and overall ambiance was really good
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time there. There were a couple of small hiccups at the beginning but for the most part everything was great. Our server was extremely nice. I didn’t like the peppers appetizer as much as I thought I would but I loved the calamari which I usually do not. Everything I had (Cobb chicken salad, fries, shared: cheesecake and brussel sprouts) was delicious and the fries are addictive! Great time for a group and I’ll definitely be back!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    I’m assuming because not a lot of ppl are in the city during the summer, it was really slow for a Saturday brunch. The hostess was nice, and seated me right away as soon as I walked in. The waitress, was mediocre. I honestly don’t remember her name. It was so slow that she was able to chill and be on her phone outside the restaurant. The food was good very well prepared. The drinks was decent. Not my usual kind but good enough so you won’t be sloppy drunk. The ambience was nice and cute. I’ll def go back for the ambience and food.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Gratuity is automatically included no matter your party size
  35. NV

    NatashaV

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks from the brunch menu and our server was amazing!
  36. ED

    EthanD

    New England

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Showed up on time for reservation with a party of 4, was told to wait for a table since a number of large parties had just left. Waited for 5-10 minutes and were then seated. Music was loud and wait staff was nowhere to be seen. 30 minutes later and still no one had takes to us, nor had our order been taken. We got up to leave and the hostess who seated us said “Thanks guys!” as we walked out, seemingly so oblivious that she didn’t remember seating us a short while before. Save your time and money and go somewhere else for a good burger.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved the food, music was amazing with the dj inside taking request.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Went in for burgers and drinks. Hostess was polite but the service was quite bad. My drink was incorrect and had to wait 12 minutes for replacement, the wrong food item was delivered but didn’t even bother asking for it to be fixed after waiting 10 minutes to be checked on by our server. We didn’t receive utensils or napkins before or after receiving our food, had to ask. Cocktails were alright but priced as high as some of the much better cocktail bars in the area and 90% ice. Would not recommend.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Everything was great except they didn’t have enough serving staff. The server was doing his best but was the only one on call.
  40. AS

    AminataS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. I loved the food and the customer service.

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 3.9 stars by 345 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 6th & 7th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Comfort Food, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, 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 reopen with an all new covid-safe build out! We're a full scale restaurant, bar and lounge, and event space located at 122 West 26th Street in the heart of Chelsea. Amongst the chic 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, happy hour, game watch or birthday celebration.

  • Private party contact

    Pamela Killian: (877) 625-6046

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