March Madness and Zagat

Its the last night for March Madness and you don’t want to miss the action at either The Chester or Ainsworth Park. Not to mention, you must visit Ainsworth park and see how Executive chef Stephen Yen has updated and elevated the menus as mentioned on Zagat (

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Ainsworth Park in the news

Ainsworth Park is getting a culinary makeover! Read about it here but to sum it up, executive Chef Stephen Yen has made some great changes.

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Stephen Yen, who has been on Food Network’s Chopped and has worked alongside Iron Chef Morimoto and Hung Hyunh, has put the emphasis on burgers and steaks and has created some unique culinary creations. There have also been some creative juices flowing in the bar scene as well, you have to taste these drinks to understand!!

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Also spotted at Ainsworth, Stephen Baldwin, his wife, and daughter

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Friends and Valued Customers:

I wanted to take this opportunity to announce the re-branding of our ultra successful brand, THE AINSWORTH. The official name and branding is now  “The Ainsworth – Burgers.Steaks.Cocktails”.

We have revamped our menus, as well as brought in state of the art equipment to ensure the best quality steaks and meats hit our tables. All meat is being purchased from Pat LaFrieda Meat, the head of the class in meat and steak quality. We are also featuring a new healthy section, highlighted by our kale salads, which we think are some of the best kale items you can find right now.

Please see a snapshot sample of our new menu(s) below. We would love to have everyone in for a taste, so feel free to print this out for 15% off your next visit. This improvement and re-branding will help the nationwide expansion plan we have in the works for The Ainsworth brand, we appreciate everyone’s help and for being a part of 6 successful years.

Thanks and look forward to seeing everyone soon and remember, we are now all about #BurgersSteaksCocktails!!



Fireball Tasting at Ainsworth Park

Come out and join us at Ainsworth Park March 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 for the Wednesday Night Tasting Series featuring Fireball Whisky.   Each person to redeem will receive a complimentary sample of Fireball Whisky as well as a specialty cocktail created by a Fireball mixologist.

Register online @ 

While you’re there check out the new menu with some amazingly good food!

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Lots of Restaurant Updates!

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brand new to the menu at My Belly’s Playlist- our duck confit cassoulet. after working with and perfecting our duck confit recipe, we figured this (and the duck confit tacos) were the perfect vehicles for it- give it a try and let us know what you think…

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At Ainsworth Park you can spice up your day with Chef’s delicious Quinoa & brown rice Paella w/ roasted tomatoes, Kale , calamari & shrimp!!

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20 oz Bone in Rib eye. Need I say more?!!

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The apple Smoked Bacon & cheddar Park Burger is sure to clear your snowy blues! We promise it is worth it!

Ryan SassonAnd least we forget, Buttermilk fried chicken is not just for Southerners, The Chester does this just right.


Valentine Specials

My Belly’s Playlist is doing a delicious box of goodies sure to please everyone with all the varieties. Order ahead of time as this will sell out!

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And always a great choice is an elegant and delicious dinner out…The Chester and Ainsworth Park are now accepting reservations and everyone will get free champagne. Also do this now as they will fill up fast!

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And just to tease you….how does this look??!!

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as seen at The Chester ;)

Sundance Film Festival

I just got back from Utah for the Sundance Film Festival where we had a pop up Ainsworth Park restaurant…..and I got in a little ski time!

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 Since 1985, hundreds of films launched at the Festival have gained recognition, been distributed, and reached audiences across the globe. Year after year, the Festival finds new ways to introduce more people to the most original stories. Visit to see the 2014 award updates.

Here is a great overview provide by

“Presenting dramatic and documentary feature-length films from emerging and established artists, innovative short films, filmmaker forums and panels, live music performances ranging from solo acts to film composer events, cutting-edge media installations, and engaging community and student programs, the Sundance Film Festival brings together the most original storytellers of our time. Supported by the non-profit Sundance Institute, the Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most ground-breaking films of the past two decades, including sex, lies, and videotape,Maria Full of GraceHedwig and the Angry InchAn Inconvenient TruthTrouble the Water, and Central Station and, through its New Frontier initiative, has brought to audiences the cinematic works of media artists including Isaac JulianDoug AitkenPierre HuygheJennifer Steinkamp, and Matthew Barney.”

New Years Eve Parties at The Chester and Ainsworth Park

The Chester NYC and Ainsworth Park in New York are offering several affordable packages to kick off the New Year’s in style!


Neighboring the giant bash happening at The Gansevoort, The Chester is hosting an intimate gathering for this New Year’s Eve 2014 in New York City’s Meat Packing District.

At The Chester on NYE, guests will celebrate the New Year like a seasoned New Yorker in a low key style. Enjoy a premium open bar, music from a live DJ, a live televised broadcast of the 2014 ball drop, and NYE champagne toast at midnight.

Besides the hip crowd and awesome venue, The Chester is the perfect place to take in pretty views of the surrounding landscape, including the flora of the historic Highline Park and the Meat Packing District’s distinct cobblestone pathways. Inside you’ll feel right at home in the comforts of The Chester’s unfussy atmosphere, created with modern wood paneling, exposed white brick walls, white marble table tops and black leather couches, that all work cohesively to create a contemporary vibe. This bi-level venue houses a full bar that seamlessly transitions with the Gansevoort’s lively hotel decor.

If you are looking for a cool spot to ring in NYE in true NYC style, then The Chester is the place to be to welcome 2014.

Don’t forget to keep your ticket stub! With your ticket purchase is a complimentary After-Party pass to Griffin, 50 Gansevoort St. Doors open at 3am, a $35 value

Check out this link to pick your package:


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Celebrate this New Year’s Eve at Ainsworth Park, in the middle of two of Manhattan’s two famed park-centric neighborhoods. From Paige Hospitality, the creators of The Ainsworth, 121 Fulton Street, The Chester and Windsor Custom,  Ainsworth Park is New York City’s premium after- work hangout for young professionals in NYC. With the relaxed vibe of American sports bar, Ainsworth Park luxury design details  make sports watching a sophisticated venture on any given night. On New Year’s Eve, enjoy a five hour premium open bar, featuring Ainsworth Park’s cocktails, famed for their noticeably fresh ingredients.  Watch the NYE midnight ball drop on one of many HD TV screens that line the walls, as you toast to the New Year with complimentary champagne.

Drawing a young professional crowd as well as celebrities like Joe Jonas and Gerard Butler, Ainsworth Park is an upscale American sports bar, with all the sophistication of a lounge and the comfortable vibe of your favorite hangout. The 7,000 square foot venue features impressive wooden decor, including a wavy ceiling with hidden lighting and beautiful wood-slat walls. The walls are lined with 65 HD TV screens parallel to open-booth concept seating, ensuring guests an unobstructed view of the live ball drop from Times Square. Antique mirrors reflect light cast from antiqued candelabra chandeliers, creating a party ambiance.

Ainsworth Park is the quintessential American sports bar twisted with Park Avenue style. This New Year’s Eve in New York City, join the many who have come to love this NYC mainstay in the bar scene on NYE.

Don’t forget to keep your ticket stub! With your ticket purchase is a complimentary After-Party pass to Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker st. Doors open at 2am, a $35 value

Holiday Party Planning

Now is the time to plan for your holiday parties! Whether you are wanting a small intimate dinner party or a larger event for your whole office, Paige Hospitality offers beautiful locations, superior service, and exceptional food  to create the perfect holiday party. Contact them today before their calender fills up!

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