The Ainsworth

★★★★☆
  • 122 West 26th St

    New York, NY 10001

    Map & Directions
  • 212-741-0645

About The Ainsworth

Categories
  • Restaurants
  • Traditional American Restaurants
  • Sports Bars
Details
  • After Work
  • Private Parties
  • Bar Menu
  • Happy Hour
  • Private Rooms
  • Lunch Spot
  • Casual
Hours
M 4pm-1am, Tu-Sa 11am-2am, Su 11am-1am
Special Offer
Burgers, Cocktails & Sports
Emails
  • ainsworth@paigegroupny.com
Year Established
  • 2009

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                great place

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                ★★★★★

                great place

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                Love it!

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                ★★★★★

                Love it!

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                I love this place. I fell like a lot of people don't know about it.. ... great food , great bar.. thumbs up.

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                ★★★★★

                I love this place. I fell like a lot of people don't know about it.. ... great food , great bar.. thumbs up.

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                The Ainsworth is one of the worst bars in NYC. It is pretty much T.G.I.Friday's at 4 times the price. Plus, the staff is routinely pretentious - you would think that they were working at Le Cirque. Do yourselves a favor and choose

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                ★★★★★

                The Ainsworth is one of the worst bars in NYC. It is pretty much T.G.I.Friday's at 4 times the price. Plus, the staff is routinely pretentious - you would think that they were working at Le Cirque. Do yourselves a favor and choose

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                This is where you go on any given night for Hot guys and great sports. There is nothing like this in the city.

                2
                ★★★★★

                This is where you go on any given night for Hot guys and great sports. There is nothing like this in the city.

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                Went there Thursday night and had a great time....First time I went was opening night and I have been back many times. Great place to go when its really busy to meet cool people or also when its slow to just grab a drink with a friend and catch up

                2
                ★★★★☆

                Went there Thursday night and had a great time....First time I went was opening night and I have been back many times. Great place to go when its really busy to meet cool people or also when its slow to just grab a drink with a friend and catch up

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                This restaurant is great! The food is wonderful and the service was superb! I really enjoyed dining here, the crowd seemed to be enjoying themselves as well. I would definitely recommend the tuna tartar tacos, very tasty with a kick to them.

                Everyone should dine there, I think it has something to offer a variety of different tastes and personalities!

                2
                ★★★★☆

                This restaurant is great! The food is wonderful and the service was superb! I really enjoyed dining here, the crowd seemed to be enjoying themselves as well. I would definitely recommend the tuna tartar tacos, very tasty with a kick to them.

                Everyone should dine there, I think it has something to offer a variety of different tastes and personalities!

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                The food is overpriced and bad, drinks are expensive, and for something that calls itself a sports bar, it's almost impossible to watch a game.

                0
                ★☆☆☆☆

                The food is overpriced and bad, drinks are expensive, and for something that calls itself a sports bar, it's almost impossible to watch a game.

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                Hot Waitresses
                Great bar food
                50 LCD 50" TVs

                Who could ask for more?!?

                2
                ★★★★★

                Hot Waitresses
                Great bar food
                50 LCD 50" TVs

                Who could ask for more?!?

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                The food is ridiculously overpriced and most meals are not worth the money. Definitely not worth going to.

                0
                ★☆☆☆☆

                The food is ridiculously overpriced and most meals are not worth the money. Definitely not worth going to.

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                was really excited when a sports bar opened in the neighborhood but the service is unbearable.
                i have been a few times the food is lacking, and the service is always terrible and i don't think i'll be going back after last night's horrendous dinner.

                the waitress was unresponsive to our requests for drinks and just way too slow. it took 45 minutes to get a burger to the table. we watched as our waitress stood by the bar, eating, watching TV, and texting on her cell phone. she had 4 tables to cover, which should be a breeze for even the rookie waitress. bad food and absolutely horrible service.

                0
                ★☆☆☆☆

                was really excited when a sports bar opened in the neighborhood but the service is unbearable.
                i have been a few times the food is lacking, and the service is always terrible and i don't think i'll be going back after last night's horrendous dinner.

                the waitress was unresponsive to our requests for drinks and just way too slow. it took 45 minutes to get a burger to the table. we watched as our waitress stood by the bar, eating, watching TV, and texting on her cell phone. she had 4 tables to cover, which should be a breeze for even the rookie waitress. bad food and absolutely horrible service.

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                Waited well over an hour for an order of wings and fries. The place wasn??t even crowded. Terrible.

                0
                ★☆☆☆☆

                Waited well over an hour for an order of wings and fries. The place wasn??t even crowded. Terrible.

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                This place doesn't have a solid identity. It tries to be a place for nice food/drinks, a dance party, a sports party, and a chill neighborhood watering hole. It fails in every category.

                The staff gives off a sleazy vibe to me. The drink are overpriced and the food is gross. Bad all around.

                0
                ★☆☆☆☆

                This place doesn't have a solid identity. It tries to be a place for nice food/drinks, a dance party, a sports party, and a chill neighborhood watering hole. It fails in every category.

                The staff gives off a sleazy vibe to me. The drink are overpriced and the food is gross. Bad all around.

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                If you like people who are ready to fight and curse at women while management turns the other way, this is the perfect place for you!

                We had a table reserved for 6 people last friday and and only 4 of us were seated and hanging out. When 3 guys in suits sat next to us we didn't care assuming they would leave when the rest of our group arrived and that the waitress or hostess told them about our reservation. But when the rest of our party arrived they refused to leave and starting cursing at the women in our group and were about to start a fight.
                When we complained to management their explanation was - "Well they ordered food" WTF?!??!!?! What does that have to do with anything. Our party ordered plenty of food and drinks and we had the table reserved!! But management didn't care what these 3 guys did as long as they were wearing ties and ordered some beer and nachos.

                Overrated
                Why oh why do my friends consistently pick overrated spots for their outings. *sigh* Anyway that's what you get when you go here.
                -So my friend and I shared the burger sliders- which aren't cooked to order- what you get are frozen burgers which are oddly identical to white castle burgers. Oddly taste like them too.
                -We also shared the loaded wafer fries. Not bad, not great either.
                -I heard this place had good happy hour prices, but not true at all. Pitchers are about as expensive as you can get.
                -Best part- our waitress was rude to us from the very beginning. I work as a server as well so I know the game. She didn't like us and showed it from the beginning- the best part- she spilled beer on me !! Loved that!

                My verdict is: not going back and I wouldn't recommend this spot to anyone.

                0
                ★☆☆☆☆

                If you like people who are ready to fight and curse at women while management turns the other way, this is the perfect place for you!

                We had a table reserved for 6 people last friday and and only 4 of us were seated and hanging out. When 3 guys in suits sat next to us we didn't care assuming they would leave when the rest of our group arrived and that the waitress or hostess told them about our reservation. But when the rest of our party arrived they refused to leave and starting cursing at the women in our group and were about to start a fight.
                When we complained to management their explanation was - "Well they ordered food" WTF?!??!!?! What does that have to do with anything. Our party ordered plenty of food and drinks and we had the table reserved!! But management didn't care what these 3 guys did as long as they were wearing ties and ordered some beer and nachos.

                Overrated
                Why oh why do my friends consistently pick overrated spots for their outings. *sigh* Anyway that's what you get when you go here.
                -So my friend and I shared the burger sliders- which aren't cooked to order- what you get are frozen burgers which are oddly identical to white castle burgers. Oddly taste like them too.
                -We also shared the loaded wafer fries. Not bad, not great either.
                -I heard this place had good happy hour prices, but not true at all. Pitchers are about as expensive as you can get.
                -Best part- our waitress was rude to us from the very beginning. I work as a server as well so I know the game. She didn't like us and showed it from the beginning- the best part- she spilled beer on me !! Loved that!

                My verdict is: not going back and I wouldn't recommend this spot to anyone.

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                A bunch of posers and dbags in this place! The floor managers suck and the waiting staff is snobbish. I tried to get a table and the hostess rudely said she had no clue as to how long the wait would be... really?! Trick please... The bar tending staff sucks and so does the TV setup... Would I go there again? Definitely not!

                0
                ★☆☆☆☆

                A bunch of posers and dbags in this place! The floor managers suck and the waiting staff is snobbish. I tried to get a table and the hostess rudely said she had no clue as to how long the wait would be... really?! Trick please... The bar tending staff sucks and so does the TV setup... Would I go there again? Definitely not!

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                The TVs are poorly placed in relation to all the tables and way too high to get a good viewing angle without injuring your neck (similar to its sister bar The Hill which also has terrible TV vantage points). Oh, and the food is awful and way too expensive. There must be 50 sports bars is NYC that have a better set up while being less obnioxious/expensive, don't choose this one.

                0
                ★☆☆☆☆

                The TVs are poorly placed in relation to all the tables and way too high to get a good viewing angle without injuring your neck (similar to its sister bar The Hill which also has terrible TV vantage points). Oh, and the food is awful and way too expensive. There must be 50 sports bars is NYC that have a better set up while being less obnioxious/expensive, don't choose this one.

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                The service sucks and it's always super crowded. They even waste some of their televisions by putting pictures of a burning fireplace, so lame. Oh and let's not forget the overly loud music that they play over the games. The food is bad, and everything is overpriced.

                0
                ★☆☆☆☆

                The service sucks and it's always super crowded. They even waste some of their televisions by putting pictures of a burning fireplace, so lame. Oh and let's not forget the overly loud music that they play over the games. The food is bad, and everything is overpriced.

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                -Horrendous service (!!!!!!)
                -Overpriced
                -Incompetent waitresses
                -Need I go on......?

                My party was treated so poorly by the staff here that I complained to the manager, which up until that point I had never done anywhere before. The waitress had zero interest in our table because she knew we weren't going to be running up a large tab, so instead she proceeded to flirt with the table next to us for a good twenty minutes before I had to follow her to the bar and give her our order. That was after having to request menus from the hostess. Furthermore, she brought us our tab before we had even finished our first pitcher of beer (for a table of seven.)

                I could go on but I think my point has been made.
                The place is not at all worth your time so don't even bother trying to be the devil's advocate on this one.

                0
                ★☆☆☆☆

                -Horrendous service (!!!!!!)
                -Overpriced
                -Incompetent waitresses
                -Need I go on......?

                My party was treated so poorly by the staff here that I complained to the manager, which up until that point I had never done anywhere before. The waitress had zero interest in our table because she knew we weren't going to be running up a large tab, so instead she proceeded to flirt with the table next to us for a good twenty minutes before I had to follow her to the bar and give her our order. That was after having to request menus from the hostess. Furthermore, she brought us our tab before we had even finished our first pitcher of beer (for a table of seven.)

                I could go on but I think my point has been made.
                The place is not at all worth your time so don't even bother trying to be the devil's advocate on this one.

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                This place sucks will never go back.
                Came here for Brunch on Saturday around noon. World cup game had just ended and there was no one there. Place was completely empty and it still took an hour to make a sandwich and pancakes. They had to change my order because they "ran out" of fish, but staff did not realize this until half an hour after I ordered.
                Although the menu says pancakes, they only gave us one pancake. Waitress had an attitude. When we asked if the order was wrong. Waitress said she was new and had never worked during brunch and she would ask.
                Moments later someone from the kitchen came out to give us a wet, poorly made extra pancake that tasted like crap. We had no idea what they were doing.
                He said "you're welcome" even though we had no idea what was going on and we had not said thank you.
                A couple of minutes later the waitress comes out to explain that even though when you order pancakes they only give you one pancake. And that they gave us another crappy one free of charge.

                0
                ★☆☆☆☆

                This place sucks will never go back.
                Came here for Brunch on Saturday around noon. World cup game had just ended and there was no one there. Place was completely empty and it still took an hour to make a sandwich and pancakes. They had to change my order because they "ran out" of fish, but staff did not realize this until half an hour after I ordered.
                Although the menu says pancakes, they only gave us one pancake. Waitress had an attitude. When we asked if the order was wrong. Waitress said she was new and had never worked during brunch and she would ask.
                Moments later someone from the kitchen came out to give us a wet, poorly made extra pancake that tasted like crap. We had no idea what they were doing.
                He said "you're welcome" even though we had no idea what was going on and we had not said thank you.
                A couple of minutes later the waitress comes out to explain that even though when you order pancakes they only give you one pancake. And that they gave us another crappy one free of charge.

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                If I could give it -5 stars I would. Called on Saturday to see if they take reservations on Sunday to watch the NFL games. Guy who answers the phone tells me that they do not accept reservations but if I come before 12pm I will be ok to get a table. Arrive at 11:50am on Sunday with guests from out of town in tow to watch the kickoff of the NFL season and I am told sorry, all tables are reserved but if I would like to sit at the bar stools along the wall I could do that. Wondering how 6 of us were going to watch the games while staring at the wall I asked if they could put a particular game on and again I was met with another long line of "no, sorry" excuses. Terrible excuse for a sports bar and if the place wants to last more than a year they better get their act together. Horrible experience and total waste of time.

                0
                ★☆☆☆☆

                If I could give it -5 stars I would. Called on Saturday to see if they take reservations on Sunday to watch the NFL games. Guy who answers the phone tells me that they do not accept reservations but if I come before 12pm I will be ok to get a table. Arrive at 11:50am on Sunday with guests from out of town in tow to watch the kickoff of the NFL season and I am told sorry, all tables are reserved but if I would like to sit at the bar stools along the wall I could do that. Wondering how 6 of us were going to watch the games while staring at the wall I asked if they could put a particular game on and again I was met with another long line of "no, sorry" excuses. Terrible excuse for a sports bar and if the place wants to last more than a year they better get their act together. Horrible experience and total waste of time.

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                This place supposedly lets you make reservations. Sadly that reservation means nothing. We reserved a table from noon to 4 pm. at 2:30, in the middle of the 3rd quarter of a close game, we were unapologetically told that we had to get up from the table because the next reservation was coming in. We brought up the fact that we had the table until 4 and they gave us the check. Way to ruin a bar with horrible service. Do not go here.

                0
                ★☆☆☆☆

                This place supposedly lets you make reservations. Sadly that reservation means nothing. We reserved a table from noon to 4 pm. at 2:30, in the middle of the 3rd quarter of a close game, we were unapologetically told that we had to get up from the table because the next reservation was coming in. We brought up the fact that we had the table until 4 and they gave us the check. Way to ruin a bar with horrible service. Do not go here.

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                Ordered take-out from Ainsworth last night and was really disappointed. I started with the baked mac and cheese, which was incredibly bland and topped with stale, overly-spiced (I think it was thyme?) breadcrumbs. I don't think it was baked with the breadcrumbs so much as the stale pieces were sprinkled on top after it was done. Second dish was the brisket and red pepper cole-slaw sandwich. I actually liked the sandwich, which had a very pulled pork, BBQ-y taste to it. The fries it came with were as lousy as you'd expect from the crummiest of sports bars. My buddy ordered the lobster mashed potatoes and a buffalo chicken wrap. He reported that the lobster mashed was good, but the buffalo chicken was completely bland as well. At $50 for our meal, we also thought it was too expensive (and we passed on ordering the $12 corn on the cob - what?!) and neither of us ever plans to order again.

                0
                ★☆☆☆☆

                Ordered take-out from Ainsworth last night and was really disappointed. I started with the baked mac and cheese, which was incredibly bland and topped with stale, overly-spiced (I think it was thyme?) breadcrumbs. I don't think it was baked with the breadcrumbs so much as the stale pieces were sprinkled on top after it was done. Second dish was the brisket and red pepper cole-slaw sandwich. I actually liked the sandwich, which had a very pulled pork, BBQ-y taste to it. The fries it came with were as lousy as you'd expect from the crummiest of sports bars. My buddy ordered the lobster mashed potatoes and a buffalo chicken wrap. He reported that the lobster mashed was good, but the buffalo chicken was completely bland as well. At $50 for our meal, we also thought it was too expensive (and we passed on ordering the $12 corn on the cob - what?!) and neither of us ever plans to order again.

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                What an awful place. They doubled booked us for a reservation for 50 people. Apparently it was because their computers were down, but I don't really understand what level of stupidity and incompetency can cause them to misplace a reservation for 50 people?
                The staff were also very rude and clicky. Definitely not going back there.

                0
                ★☆☆☆☆

                What an awful place. They doubled booked us for a reservation for 50 people. Apparently it was because their computers were down, but I don't really understand what level of stupidity and incompetency can cause them to misplace a reservation for 50 people?
                The staff were also very rude and clicky. Definitely not going back there.

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                My girlfriend and I went to the Ainsworth after hearing what a great place it was to watch sports. We also heard the food was good. However, we didn't get to sample the food or watch sports because of the ridiculous seating arrangement, baffling television viewing policy, and the inflexible behavior of the staff.

                When we arrived, we were not greeted warmly by the staff, who acted as if we were intruding on an exclusive event as opposed to being potential patrons of the restaurant.

                We noticed that the place had plenty of available seating and that, strangely, most of the TVs were actually turned off. We asked for a table near a TV, but were informed that the TVs in the dining area wouldn't be turned on because it was "dinner seating only," or something to that effect. We were told we could sit in the bar area, where the TVs were working. However, the moment we sat down at an open table, we were rather rudely informed that the tables in the bar area were all reserved, and that we could only sit on the stools around the perimeter of the bar, where a person really couldn't see any of the working TVs. The uppity hostess did not apologize or offer to seat us elsewhere.

                At this point, we decided to leave since we couldn't see the game there (despite the fact that the place had plenty of empty tables and unused TVs). The clueless hostess shrugged and made no attempt to accommodate us. It would have been very easy to simply seat us in the mostly empty dining room and offer to turn on just one TV for us. Several of the staff (one of whom looked like he was the manager) just stood there as we left, apparently unaware of the fact that aggravated potential customers were walking out of his establishment.

                0
                ★☆☆☆☆

                My girlfriend and I went to the Ainsworth after hearing what a great place it was to watch sports. We also heard the food was good. However, we didn't get to sample the food or watch sports because of the ridiculous seating arrangement, baffling television viewing policy, and the inflexible behavior of the staff.

                When we arrived, we were not greeted warmly by the staff, who acted as if we were intruding on an exclusive event as opposed to being potential patrons of the restaurant.

                We noticed that the place had plenty of available seating and that, strangely, most of the TVs were actually turned off. We asked for a table near a TV, but were informed that the TVs in the dining area wouldn't be turned on because it was "dinner seating only," or something to that effect. We were told we could sit in the bar area, where the TVs were working. However, the moment we sat down at an open table, we were rather rudely informed that the tables in the bar area were all reserved, and that we could only sit on the stools around the perimeter of the bar, where a person really couldn't see any of the working TVs. The uppity hostess did not apologize or offer to seat us elsewhere.

                At this point, we decided to leave since we couldn't see the game there (despite the fact that the place had plenty of empty tables and unused TVs). The clueless hostess shrugged and made no attempt to accommodate us. It would have been very easy to simply seat us in the mostly empty dining room and offer to turn on just one TV for us. Several of the staff (one of whom looked like he was the manager) just stood there as we left, apparently unaware of the fact that aggravated potential customers were walking out of his establishment.

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                I thought Ainsworth was a sports bar. I went here to watch the NBA playoffs. Most of the TVs in the bar were turned off. When we asked if they could turn on one of the TVs so that we could watch the basketball game, they indicated that they couldn??t without giving an explaination. The hostess did not show any interest in trying to accommodate us. She simply told us that we could sit at the small bar by the wall, where we would be extremely cramped and our backs would be turned to the TVs. This seemed ridiculous to us. Why call yourself a sports bar if you don??t show sports. Won??t be returning here.

                0
                ★☆☆☆☆

                I thought Ainsworth was a sports bar. I went here to watch the NBA playoffs. Most of the TVs in the bar were turned off. When we asked if they could turn on one of the TVs so that we could watch the basketball game, they indicated that they couldn??t without giving an explaination. The hostess did not show any interest in trying to accommodate us. She simply told us that we could sit at the small bar by the wall, where we would be extremely cramped and our backs would be turned to the TVs. This seemed ridiculous to us. Why call yourself a sports bar if you don??t show sports. Won??t be returning here.

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                It??s pretty much horrible in every way. Horrible food, horrible staff, and overpriced watered down drinks. Pretty much everything a good bar should NOT be.

                0
                ★☆☆☆☆

                It??s pretty much horrible in every way. Horrible food, horrible staff, and overpriced watered down drinks. Pretty much everything a good bar should NOT be.

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                Went here the other night to watch some basketball. I would have been better watching it at home. For a so called sports bar, they hardly have any TV??s, and the picture/sound quality is awful. Seriously, you need something better than basic cable and speakers form the 60??s. The setup is awkward, so it was hard to watch, and drinks were really expensive. Better off not coming here.

                0
                ★☆☆☆☆

                Went here the other night to watch some basketball. I would have been better watching it at home. For a so called sports bar, they hardly have any TV??s, and the picture/sound quality is awful. Seriously, you need something better than basic cable and speakers form the 60??s. The setup is awkward, so it was hard to watch, and drinks were really expensive. Better off not coming here.

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                The food here is terrible, overpriced, and the stuff is snotty. Only come here if you like wasting money and being talked down to.

                0
                ★☆☆☆☆

                The food here is terrible, overpriced, and the stuff is snotty. Only come here if you like wasting money and being talked down to.

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                I went to the Ainsworth recently and I wish I hadn??t. I had never had a worse experience at a restaurant. First, we waited about 10 minutes from the time we sat down to when our served actually showed up. She pulled out a pad and asked if we were ready to order in a very short tone. The problem is we were never given menus. So she went and grabbed a few, threw them down on our table and walked away in a really rude manner. We finally got to order after being there for about 40 minutes, the waitress was again very rude and not engaging, just acting as though we were wasting her time. The food arrived much later and it was just awful. My burger tasted rotten and my g/fs dish was cold. We called the waitress over to tell her that our food was bad, and she started yelling at us. Going on about how she??s busy, it??s not her fault, ect. I asked to speak to the manager, who eventually came over, and he was even worse. He basically told us that he didn??t have time to deal with ??people like us? and they didn??t even need our business. No offer to bring us new food or even a simple apology. Any place that treats customers like that needs to close.

                0
                ★☆☆☆☆

                I went to the Ainsworth recently and I wish I hadn??t. I had never had a worse experience at a restaurant. First, we waited about 10 minutes from the time we sat down to when our served actually showed up. She pulled out a pad and asked if we were ready to order in a very short tone. The problem is we were never given menus. So she went and grabbed a few, threw them down on our table and walked away in a really rude manner. We finally got to order after being there for about 40 minutes, the waitress was again very rude and not engaging, just acting as though we were wasting her time. The food arrived much later and it was just awful. My burger tasted rotten and my g/fs dish was cold. We called the waitress over to tell her that our food was bad, and she started yelling at us. Going on about how she??s busy, it??s not her fault, ect. I asked to speak to the manager, who eventually came over, and he was even worse. He basically told us that he didn??t have time to deal with ??people like us? and they didn??t even need our business. No offer to bring us new food or even a simple apology. Any place that treats customers like that needs to close.

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                Only go here if you like wasting money on awful food and drinks and like being served by waiters who don??t do their jobs and talk down to you. Otherwise, it might be better to avoid this place.

                0
                ★☆☆☆☆

                Only go here if you like wasting money on awful food and drinks and like being served by waiters who don??t do their jobs and talk down to you. Otherwise, it might be better to avoid this place.

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                The food here is awful, it??s definitely prepackaged frozen food heated up in a microwave. Not worth spending $30+ for something you can microwave yourself. The drinks are watered down, and the waiters and completely snotty, as if they are doing you a favor for letting you eat there. Huge waste of money for a terrible experience.

                0
                ★☆☆☆☆

                The food here is awful, it??s definitely prepackaged frozen food heated up in a microwave. Not worth spending $30+ for something you can microwave yourself. The drinks are watered down, and the waiters and completely snotty, as if they are doing you a favor for letting you eat there. Huge waste of money for a terrible experience.

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                I went here last week with some friends, one who happened to be a minority. Some guys at the bar started heckling my friend, saying racist things to him. Not wanting to get into it, we told them to just back off. After going on for a few more minutes, the manager came out and told us that he??ll throw us out if we don??t stop causing trouble. We told the manager that we didn??t do anything, and that they were yelling racial slurs at our friend. He just ignored what we told him, didn??t deny it, and told us again he??d throw us out. I didn??t think places could have racist managers like that in this day and age.

                0
                ★☆☆☆☆

                I went here last week with some friends, one who happened to be a minority. Some guys at the bar started heckling my friend, saying racist things to him. Not wanting to get into it, we told them to just back off. After going on for a few more minutes, the manager came out and told us that he??ll throw us out if we don??t stop causing trouble. We told the manager that we didn??t do anything, and that they were yelling racial slurs at our friend. He just ignored what we told him, didn??t deny it, and told us again he??d throw us out. I didn??t think places could have racist managers like that in this day and age.

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                Rude staff, terrible food and drinks, and way too expensive. Much better deals, pretty much anywhere else you go.

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                ★☆☆☆☆

                Rude staff, terrible food and drinks, and way too expensive. Much better deals, pretty much anywhere else you go.

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                I??m surprised this place hasn??t been closed due to health violations. Our served openly coughed into our food without covering his mouth. The place is very run down and dirty, and I saw a cockroach crawling on an empty table. I??m still grossed out just thinking about going here.

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                ★☆☆☆☆

                I??m surprised this place hasn??t been closed due to health violations. Our served openly coughed into our food without covering his mouth. The place is very run down and dirty, and I saw a cockroach crawling on an empty table. I??m still grossed out just thinking about going here.

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                I went with my friend who happens to be a minority, and we got a funny look from the hostess as soon as we got there. We were spoken down to the entire night and ignored for other tables. We often saw our waiter socializing with the staff instead of bringing us bread and water, which we had to ask for several times. My advice is stay away unless you are a racist.

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                ★☆☆☆☆

                I went with my friend who happens to be a minority, and we got a funny look from the hostess as soon as we got there. We were spoken down to the entire night and ignored for other tables. We often saw our waiter socializing with the staff instead of bringing us bread and water, which we had to ask for several times. My advice is stay away unless you are a racist.

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                This place is truly worthless. Terrible food and watered down drinks. Really overpriced and a snotty staff. Going here is a huge waste of time and money.

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                ★☆☆☆☆

                This place is truly worthless. Terrible food and watered down drinks. Really overpriced and a snotty staff. Going here is a huge waste of time and money.

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                Charging a lot for drinks and being rude doesn??t make your place nice. Seems like common sense but someone should really tell the manager.

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                ★☆☆☆☆

                Charging a lot for drinks and being rude doesn??t make your place nice. Seems like common sense but someone should really tell the manager.

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                I have no idea why anyone would give this place good reviews. Everything is overpriced, the drinks are watered down, the food is terrible, and the staff is pretentious and rude. Nothing good at all to say about this place.

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                ★☆☆☆☆

                I have no idea why anyone would give this place good reviews. Everything is overpriced, the drinks are watered down, the food is terrible, and the staff is pretentious and rude. Nothing good at all to say about this place.

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                This place advertises good food, but I have no idea what their definition of ??good? is. The food tastes like it came out of a frozen box and was warmed up in the microwave. On top of that, this place is really expensive and the servers are beyond rude. Our waiter had the most condescending attitude and was never around to see if we needed anything. Our food took over an hour to come out, and it was cold. When we informed our waiter he said it wasn??t his fault and started yelling at us. We tried to complain to management about it, but they were even worse, basically saying they were a cool/hip spot and could do whatever they wanted. Only come here if you want to waste money for crappy food and deal with snotty people.

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                ★☆☆☆☆

                This place advertises good food, but I have no idea what their definition of ??good? is. The food tastes like it came out of a frozen box and was warmed up in the microwave. On top of that, this place is really expensive and the servers are beyond rude. Our waiter had the most condescending attitude and was never around to see if we needed anything. Our food took over an hour to come out, and it was cold. When we informed our waiter he said it wasn??t his fault and started yelling at us. We tried to complain to management about it, but they were even worse, basically saying they were a cool/hip spot and could do whatever they wanted. Only come here if you want to waste money for crappy food and deal with snotty people.

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                The staff here is the absolute worst. Somehow they got the idea that treating customers badly makes you cool. There is nothing cool about this place. Seriously, you??re an overpriced sports bar with expensive bad food. Not worth going to.

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                ★☆☆☆☆

                The staff here is the absolute worst. Somehow they got the idea that treating customers badly makes you cool. There is nothing cool about this place. Seriously, you??re an overpriced sports bar with expensive bad food. Not worth going to.

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                Subpar food, rude staff, and an overall bad time. Would never go back here.

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                ★☆☆☆☆

                Subpar food, rude staff, and an overall bad time. Would never go back here.

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                The crabcakes at the Ainsworth is one of the best I've had! They put it with this aoili sauce that is so yummy! You should definately try it!!! The Ains also has amazing bartenders.. the best around. Get in there for some great food and drinks

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                ★★★★★

                The crabcakes at the Ainsworth is one of the best I've had! They put it with this aoili sauce that is so yummy! You should definately try it!!! The Ains also has amazing bartenders.. the best around. Get in there for some great food and drinks

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                I was at the Ainsworth recently for a charity event. They really know what they are doing here! They had everything set up so nicely. I've been here on a normal day and they have tons of tables with lounge style seating and they cleared that all out to make room for the event! They had a step&repeat set up and everything. They passed around appetizers (which were amazing) stamped us for drinks and had a great DJ. Everything seemed to go as planned. This place is awesome!

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                ★★★★★

                I was at the Ainsworth recently for a charity event. They really know what they are doing here! They had everything set up so nicely. I've been here on a normal day and they have tons of tables with lounge style seating and they cleared that all out to make room for the event! They had a step&repeat set up and everything. They passed around appetizers (which were amazing) stamped us for drinks and had a great DJ. Everything seemed to go as planned. This place is awesome!

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                The Ainsworth is amazing! They have salads galore here! My two favorite are the signature Ainsworth salad and the tomato stack! Their dressings are so great and I always love a good salad. The Ainsworth has a very loungy feel which I appreciate and the service here is stellar. Next time you're in Chelsea you should totally stop in here for a bite.

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                ★★★★★

                The Ainsworth is amazing! They have salads galore here! My two favorite are the signature Ainsworth salad and the tomato stack! Their dressings are so great and I always love a good salad. The Ainsworth has a very loungy feel which I appreciate and the service here is stellar. Next time you're in Chelsea you should totally stop in here for a bite.

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                When you first walk into the Ainsworth you may think you're in the wrong bar! They have it decorated so nicely for a place that prides itself on being a sports bar. They have great food here and it is a really popular place to watch any of the NY sports teams. When you go I recommend you try the hummus, its great!

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                ★★★★★

                When you first walk into the Ainsworth you may think you're in the wrong bar! They have it decorated so nicely for a place that prides itself on being a sports bar. They have great food here and it is a really popular place to watch any of the NY sports teams. When you go I recommend you try the hummus, its great!

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                After reading many of the reviews on CitySearch, I thought that The Ainsworth would be a really good place to take my boyfriend to dinner. Most of the reviews said any guy would love it because of their TV's and classy sports bar feel.

                When I did end up going, everyone was completely right!

                My boyfriend loved it and so did I! So I just want to reinforce the fact that The Ainsworth is just as good as everyone says =]

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                ★★★★☆

                After reading many of the reviews on CitySearch, I thought that The Ainsworth would be a really good place to take my boyfriend to dinner. Most of the reviews said any guy would love it because of their TV's and classy sports bar feel.

                When I did end up going, everyone was completely right!

                My boyfriend loved it and so did I! So I just want to reinforce the fact that The Ainsworth is just as good as everyone says =]

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                After bringing a large group to The Ainsworth, I discovered that they truly are one of the best sports bars and restaurants in NYC. They are so accommodating and the entire night was flawless. The reservation process can be kind of tedious, but it is very much worth it. I suggest this location for any sports or classy event that you are looking for a guaranteed successful night.

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                ★★★★★

                After bringing a large group to The Ainsworth, I discovered that they truly are one of the best sports bars and restaurants in NYC. They are so accommodating and the entire night was flawless. The reservation process can be kind of tedious, but it is very much worth it. I suggest this location for any sports or classy event that you are looking for a guaranteed successful night.

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                I'm a big fan of fish and chips but I got spoiled at The Ainsworth..they're outrageously good. It's mahi-mahi and comes with a cajun tarter sauce that added the perfect touch. Obviously, the fries on the side we're also good but I'm telling you I was floored by this dish.

                Try it!

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                ★★★★★

                I'm a big fan of fish and chips but I got spoiled at The Ainsworth..they're outrageously good. It's mahi-mahi and comes with a cajun tarter sauce that added the perfect touch. Obviously, the fries on the side we're also good but I'm telling you I was floored by this dish.

                Try it!

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                My boyfriend is always trying to introduce me to new things and when we went to The Ainsworth, he insisted that I try this "fish taco wrap". I was very anxious about ordering such an out of the ordinary thing, for me at least..but in the end I was so happy! The flavors blended very well and I was glad to try something new and actually like it. I'm so over regular tacos now and might just make all my tacos fish tacos now! Gotta get the recipe...or keep making my boyfriend take me to The Ains!

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                ★★★★☆

                My boyfriend is always trying to introduce me to new things and when we went to The Ainsworth, he insisted that I try this "fish taco wrap". I was very anxious about ordering such an out of the ordinary thing, for me at least..but in the end I was so happy! The flavors blended very well and I was glad to try something new and actually like it. I'm so over regular tacos now and might just make all my tacos fish tacos now! Gotta get the recipe...or keep making my boyfriend take me to The Ains!

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                Whenever I go to The Ainsworth, the quality is always the best of the best. There's never a flaw when it comes to the waiting staff, taste of the drinks, or taste of the food. Everything is always hot, quick, and very appetizing. This is a restaurant I can get behind because I very much enjoy always knowing that I am in for a pleasant experience each time.

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                ★★★★★

                Whenever I go to The Ainsworth, the quality is always the best of the best. There's never a flaw when it comes to the waiting staff, taste of the drinks, or taste of the food. Everything is always hot, quick, and very appetizing. This is a restaurant I can get behind because I very much enjoy always knowing that I am in for a pleasant experience each time.

                Message from The Ainsworth

                The Ainsworth offers a new take on classic American fare favorites with their gourmet burgers and signature handcrafted cocktails. Their approachable menu is paired with visually stimulating décor, culminating in the ultimate drinking and dining experience. With locations in New York City’s Chelsea, Gramercy, Midtown, and East Village neighborhoods; Hoboken and Newark in New Jersey; and now Kansas City, The Ainsworth is a multipurpose venue comprised of a full-scale restaurant, bar, lounge and event space. Hidden behind antique mirrors, a multitude of HD televisions adorn the walls, making The Ainsworth ideal for presentations, private screenings, sports watching, entertainment and corporate branding.

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