The mastermind behind The Ainsworth properties, Fulton Street, and Southampton Social Club, Matt Shendell, is at it again - expanding his domain in New York City. The President and CEO of Paige Hospitality Group has just opened his third Ainsworth in the city, called Ainsworth Park. This upscale sports bar caters to the hip and sophisticated after-work crowd on the East Side. The huge space occupies 7,000 square feet, with 65 antique mirrored TVs, a 40-seater patio, private rooms and plenty of taps to fill those beer mugs for Sunday football games. Which brings us to it's Sunday menu, featuring the same sporty eats as its sister restaurant in Chelsea, as well as plenty of brews and specialty 'tails.
Order up some baked mac 'n' cheese, a variety of burgers, sliders, pizzas, and more to accompany your sports viewing pleasure and wash it all down with The Ainsworth Splash ($14, Bulleit Rye, Simple Syrup, lemon, mint). The perfect spot for those who want to watch the game without resorting to a divey sports hub, Ainsworth Park has already started its takeover of the Gramercy bar scene.