The Ainsworth-Burgers.Steaks.Cocktails

Ryan Sasson


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!

Ryan Sasson

Tracy Anderson celebrates birthday at The Chester NYC

Tracy Anderson, fitness genius, was surprised for her 39th birthday at The Chester. Friends and family came together to celebrate.

At one point it looked like a dance party….or an aerobic class with Tracy leading! The only issue apparently was the black dress that became see through we folks starting snapping pictures! Uh oh! Tracey just laughed it off and a great night was had by all!

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??!!

 The Chester

as seen at The Chester ;)

Yelp NYC’s Holiday Hangover 2014 featuring My Belly’s Playlist

Ryan SassonMy restaurant, My Belly’s Playlist, was one of the featured sponsors of Yelp’s annual Holiday party. Two cruise ships, Hornblower’s Infinity yacht and Hornblower’s Hybrid, cruised along the Hudson and East rivers of NYC, enjoying the views of lower Manhattan, One World Trade, and the Statue of liberty. There were DJs, massages, live comedy, and great performances with over 30 different restaurants providing the food and drinks.

The reviews here say it all, it was a spectacular night!

Check out these pictures from those who attended!

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:


Ryan Sasson

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

NY Eater: The Manhattan Heatmap, Where to Eat Right Now

Thank you to the NY Eater for the shoutout for the hottest place to  eat right now in Manhattan. The Chester keeps impressing and pleasing all its patrons!

The Chester, Ryan Sasson


The Chester is the new all-day restaurant in the Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC. The menu, which was created by chef Sam Hazen, includes things like artichoke dip, flatbreads, a Maryland lump crab cake, a lobster Cobb salad, buttermilk fried chicken, and a “Chester burger” made with a Pat LaFrieda patty. The restaurant is being operated by Paige Hospitality Group, which also runs The Ainsworth and Southampton Social Club.

The Chester NYC Shares Cider Recipe With Fox News Magazine


Thank you to Fox News Magazine for showcasing one of the cider cocktail recipes from The Chester in NYC! This is the perfect drink to cozy up with on a chilly evening!


The Chester cider



  • 2 oz. Fireball Whiskey
  • 4 oz. hard apple cider
  • 1 apple slice
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Ground cinnamon


Add whiskey, cinnamon sticks and cider in glass with ice and stir gently. Top with apple slice and then sprinkle ground cinnamon atop.

Guest of a Guest NYC ranks The Chester as Hot Spot For Date Night


The Chester


If you and your date are looking to have a big night out, we’d recommend starting your night off at The Chester. This American Brasserie recently opened and is quickly becoming a hotspot in the Meatpacking District. Chef Sam Hazen has years of experience in the restaurant industry, with previous work at Cascabel, Tavern On The Green and Tao in NY.

The Chester, 18 Ninth Avenue, New York

Zagat Names The Chester One of The Hottest NYC Restaurants



“The Meatpacking District Is Back

This trend may make you feel like you’re flashing back to 2003, but it’s actually the Meatpacking District that is dusting itself off and catching up with current culinary happenings. It currently plays host to four new restaurants that are actually putting focus on the food before the bottle service. The Chester in the Gansveoort Hotel is offering a menu of American comfort food, while La Cenita in the former Abe & Arthur’s space is dishing out Mexican fare from former La Esquina chef Akhtar Nawab. Tapas joint Toro recently touched down, arriving via Boston, and Tao is ready to open its second NYC location anyday in the Maritime Hotel space.”