Friday, July 01, 2011
The Ainsworth is not your typical sports bar.
Sure, there's the standard fare: Flat screens (over three dozen to be exact) on display at every available angle; a mammoth-sized, fully-stocked bar that begs to be sat at and pine walls that evoke a rustic, woodsy vibe. But fused with all of the masculine details are charming chandeliers that hang from sky-high ceilings, sporadic splashes of printed wallpaper, white, sheer curtains and life-size plants that dress the store front windows and doorway, giving the decor a classy, delicate touch.
Situated in the heart of Chelsea, The Ainsworth is a 6,000 square foot, full service neighborhood hangout, perfect for throwing back a few cold ones, catching the big game, dining on American cuisine and hosting large events.
On a warm Saturday afternoon, I enjoy several very strong mimosa, three huge buttermilk pancakes topped with Vermont maple syrup and a side of homemade turkey sausage patties. I appreciate the fresh-off-the-grill taste, grill marks and all, but the patties, which look more like burgers, are a bit bland and lack seasoning. Other brunch side offerings include toast, home fries and bacon.
Want a chic, laid-back spot to kick it with friends and root for your favorite team? Give The Ainsworth a visit. With eclectic, nontraditional bar offerings like steamed edamame, hummus and goat cheese stuffed lamb burgers, you may never want to munch on a hot wing again. But don't fret, they've got those too!
122 West 26th Street