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Ainsworth Midtown

4.0
4
292 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Located in New York City’s Chelsea, FiDi, and Midtown neighborhoods; Hoboken, New Jersey; and now Kansas City and Nashville, Tennessee : The Ainsworth venues are multipurpose spaces comprised of full-scale restaurants, bars, lounges and event areas. All Ainsworth locations offer a new take on classic American fare favorites, signature cocktails, and visually stimulating décor, culminating in the ultimate drinking and dining experience. Celebrating something? The Ainsworth is the ultimate party atmosphere - perfect for birthdays, bachelorette/bachelor parties, anniversaries, going away bashes, and more!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:00–02:00

  • Phone number

    (212) 201-1228

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Ainsworth Midtown is an American eatery and bar, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with brunch on weekends. Outdoor rooftop dining is available.

  • Private party contact

    Pamela Killian: (732) 359-7246

  • Area

    Murray Hill

  • Cross Street

    Park and Madison

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    The 6-Train stops right on the corner of 33rd Street and Park Avenue South - right where we are located.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • All Inclusive Brunch Menu

    US$50.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Indulge in mimosas, bloody marys, bellinis, and our signature brunch dishes with our all inclusive brunch! Served on weekends! For large groups, please email events@theainsworth.com.

What 292 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. Y

    Yoyo

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing service. Would return and recommend to others.
  2. RW

    RayW

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food as always!! Highly recommended and great service!
  3. AA

    AmandaA

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    I had a birthday reservation for 7/24/22. I requested a section on the rooftop. 3 hours prior to my reservation, the restaurant called to tell me that they were no longer offering rooftop services because of the heat advisory, (completely understood). I decided to keep the reservation and dine indoors. For a Sunday at 1pm, I did find the inside of the restaurant to be quite dark- but I do understand if that is their aesthetic. I must admit, however, that it did dampen my birthday mood. Upon arrival, my friends and I chose to do the bottomless bellinis. Our waitress brought us glasses that were filthy and had lip imprints on them. We sent the glasses back and she brought us back small wine cups because all of their "other mimosa/bellini glasses were broken." Wow. The new cups were slightly cleaner, but smelled like they were cleaned with dirty sponges and the bellinis were sub par. We each took one sip and left everything on the table. By that point, I direly wanted to leave and chose to head to a completely different restaurant. We paid for the bellinis and paid an automatic 20% gratuity fee on top of it. Overall, The staff was apologetic, but I was disappointed in what became of my birthday plan.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Food was great service and wait time for food and drinks was extremely poor.
  5. PG

    PaperGuy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We went there for a business lunch in the middle of the week. The place was almost empty except for us, and we still had to wait long stretches of time to place drink orders, app orders, and meal orders. The staff was nice at least (no issues there). The food was slightly elevated pub grub - not bad - not great. I hear there are days/times when it is super busy and fun at this place, so maybe I was just there at a time that was not optimum for a good experience. Maybe I'll give it another try some day, but I won't do it for lunch with customers again.
  6. RB

    RosalynB

    Unspecified

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I visited the Ainsworth Midtown for my birthday! It was a Tuesday! Service was very good and everyone was attentive. We loved the signature watermelon drink, but they ran out of watermelons. My guest loved their beef burgers with macaroni and cheese. They did not have the item I wanted… the beef short ribs Mac and cheese. I chose the steak. It was not medium as I requested, but I ate it. My overall experience was very good because of the service. I just wish they had what I came for. I would definitely recommend the restaurant and hopefully they have those items that you want!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The food was very bland. The steak and eggs was ordered medium rare and came well done. The chicken and waffles had no flavor at all.
  8. VP

    VanessaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    the servers where a bit moody . We had pulse vouchers and it seem like they where not happy for it . Specially the bartender in the rooftop. Our server was a Irish girl extremely nice and pleasant . She got yield by the bartender wen wen to double check questions we had about combining out vouchers and bottomless options from the menu. Well food was good and the out door nice. Drinks where ok”
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is EXCELLENT, the brunch drinks were flowing and the ambiance is great- with sports and tunes throughout the entire place. The rooftop deck is great for a post-meal chill session as well!
  10. NY

    NYCHaynes

    New York Area

    208 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    208 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I've had brunch here 3 times now. Each time the food was great, as was the bottomless choices of drinks. The wait staff always seem to be a lil overworked but efficient. I would definitely recommend
  11. CJ

    CJNYC

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great lunch spot, very quiet and service was quick.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing service was great
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing and very enjoyable.
  14. L

    Lisa

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was decent, wanted cooked bacon had to send back twice and final time was burnt. Service was ok, not great. Could not find server most of the time, forgot order and hard to get condiments. Server knew we were frustrated but did nothing to make it better.
  15. MS

    MSSS

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Poor lighting for a sports bar with glare on every screen and poor service. Went for an nba finals game and they were playing a random baseball game and had to be told to change the screens. The manager is MIA so I was unable to provide real time feedback
  16. T

    Torsten

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was nice. But Service was bad. We were not able to get more drinks. It felt like we were not welcome because we were Tourists and not New Yorkers.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with excellent food and service!
  18. SH

    ScottH

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Really bad service
  19. NB

    NicoleB

    Austin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Terrible service… I don’t think she even asked us how the food was. Never came back to check on us. Since we had a party of 7, the gratuity was already included so she didn’t have to make an effort with our group. Definitely disappointed.
  20. MN

    MichelleN

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    I love the Ainsworth and had truly enjoyed my last bunch experience a few months ago. When my cousins and sister from LI and NJ respectively offered to meet in NY, for a belated sister bday brunch, I immediately thought again of Ainsworth. As a trainer in hospitality, I was truly caught off guard when taking the group to dine yesterday (6/11). There was no crowd, and we dined in the main room (maybe it’s nicer rooftop dining?). When the server came over, she didn’t welcome us, or seem to notice we had brought a clearly special needs teen. I needed to tell her we had 2 Pulsd codes. She then asked what we wanted, and not only did we just sit down, but she never said we needed to scan the codes, let alone tell us what beverages came with brunch. Sadly, that start told me everything about what would happen next. When I dared asked what drinks we could get, she did not mention beer, or that fact we could always change drinks if we wished. I asked about blue moon (I had last time) and she said that wasn’t included. When I asked if the drinks changed (pretty sure that was listed in deal), she shrugged and said she didn’t know. Now, I’m fine with things changing, and absolutely enjoy mimosas, but part of my reason for recommending was that two of us were looking forward to cold blue moons. Next….she disappeared. I asked another server a couple of menu questions. She was LOVELY and we asked if she could be our server but I guess she could not (so sorry I didn’t get her name). Our server finally came back and we started to order. After asking for 2 entrees, she said “will that be all?” At that point I was convinced I was on candid camera because I had to remind her we had 5 people at the table - what do you mean??
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing night watching Rangers playoff hockey for my brothers birthday - so many huge TVs, great food, service & drinks!
  22. RE

    RichardE

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food at lunch was excellent. Wait staff was attentive so we went back for dinner. Waitress was not attentive & food was disappointing.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The service individuals were good. Emily is a great waitress and the manager was nice. The place had a broken AC system and they didn’t tell us other patrons did, the food advertised (watermelon pineapple) drinks weren’t available. Very disappointing. Wait time for food was very lengthy for half volume of capacity.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Nothing advertised was offered n I had to keep calling my waiter served us and just nerve returned to see if we needed anything else and the food was ok could be better
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  26. S

    Shajoy

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    There were patrons doing their hair and makeup near the entrance of the restaurant. The patron was straightening her friend’s hair in the front for 20 minutes. Then another person came to get her hair done. The burnt hair smell was disgusting. We brought it to the attention of the server and the sever just shrugged. The service was poor. We had to ask for plates and napkins. Took over an hour to get drinks and appetizers. We simply paid and left because the atmosphere was horrible.
  27. SG

    ShaunG

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I feel bad! I played an angry impatient customer to fool my girlfriend that I wanted the check when I really knew they were bringing a birthday dessert for her! Emily was outstanding, great service and awesome food! Thank you emily!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed this place, food is delicious
  29. RR

    ReneeR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food was very good, server was terrible. Had to constantly flag her down or ask another server for help.
  30. E

    Eater

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The service was great. The drinks were great. The food was meh. Was very excited for the cinnamon roll pancakes; they were just pancakes rolled up with a tiny bit of cream inside. Asked for well-done bacon. It came out not so well done. Sent it back. 15 minutes later, it came back out still not as requested. They did take it off the bill. The place was really nice, though. the terrace was still under renovations, so we couldn't check that out
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Food was terrible
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Music is extremely loud (can’t even hear the person next to you talking). Slow service. Decent food.
  33. MM

    MartineM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great place food very good some of the clients were very noisy in the bar area.
  34. CD

    ConnorD

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Terrible service! Waitress barely visited our table. To do bottomless everyone at the table must partake? Ridiculous rule. Just fill the glasses for those that want to partake. The music was blasting even though the venue was barely full. Terrible table arrangement. Good mediocre. Won’t be returning.
  35. EM

    ElizabethM

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I never leave reviews for restaurants, but the Ainsworth was so bad, I felt that I had to say something. Like the other reviews mention, the service is incredibly slow. Our reservation was for 6:45, and we weren't seated until 7:45. We had to ask multiple times for service, and just getting a round of beers took 30 minutes. Our food didn't come out until 9:10, and all of the appetizers were served at the same time as the entrees. The food itself was....underwhelming. Save your money and time and spend it at literally any other restaurant. I'd understand if they were just understaffed for a night, but none of the staff seemed to care about making things better.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to brunch and the food was good! We got the shorty Mac sandwich, chicken and waffles and Mac and cheese burger. Cute spot. Get the pulsd vouchers online
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Celebrated a birthday and the place is great. The service was a bit slow for the amount of people in but it was made up for with great food and drinks. The location is perfect near Penn station. Much recommended
  38. CL

    ClareL

    Southwest Florida

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 March 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Slow service, finished our burger before we got our drinks, no urgency and rude
  39. SM

    StephanieMH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Such a bad experience. The service was so slow. We never once were given a menu. Our waitress came to us twice in 2 hours. Will not return.
  40. KA

    KaitlynA

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This place was decorated so nicely! And the food was so good, i went for brunch and the portions were just right, and the drinks were worth the value. Cozy spot for the bar as well as a lunch/dinner date.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ainsworth Midtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 201-1228.

Ainsworth Midtown is rated 4 stars by 292 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ainsworth Midtown

45 E. 33rd St., New York, NY 10016

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Park and Madison

  • Area

    Murray Hill

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:00–02:00

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    The 6-Train stops right on the corner of 33rd Street and Park Avenue South - right where we are located.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 201-1228

  • Private party facilities

    Ainsworth Midtown is an American eatery and bar, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with brunch on weekends. Outdoor rooftop dining is available.

  • Private party contact

    Pamela Killian: (732) 359-7246

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