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Ainsworth Nashville, Nashville, TN

Ainsworth Nashville

3.6
3.6
823 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Ainsworth Nashville, located blocks from the historic Music Row and steps from the prestigious Vanderbilt University, brings a sophisticated twist to the classic, all-American sports bar, restaurant and private event experience. Interiors are casual-sexy and super comfortable with an aesthetic mix of luxe touches and urban chic details. For reservations of ten or more please email nashevents@the-ainsworth.com

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu 4:00 pm–1:00 am Fri, Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (629) 800-5153

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Josh Halper

  • Catering

    Off site Catering is offered, please email nashevents@the-ainsworth.com to inquire

  • Private party facilities

    The Ainsworth brings a sophisticated twist to the classic all-American sports bar, restaurant and private event experience. Interiors are casual-sexy and super comfortable with an eclectic mix of luxe touches and urban chic details. Reach out to nashevents@the-ainsworth.com to book your next event.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (877) 828-1875

  • Neighbourhood

    Nashville

  • Cross Street

    21st Ave South and Grand Ave.

  • Parking Details

    Parking at the garage next to The Ainsworth and street parking behind restaurant. Unfortunately we do not validate parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 823 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Went for brunch this past Saturday. It’s fun vibe. Expect to wait awhile for food and drinks. I think it’s more about enjoying the atmosphere and taking the Instagram pictures more than anything else.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    we made a reservation for 10 and they changed it to 8. didn’t have good seating for us. staff was rude. terrible experience
  3. JR

    JacquieR

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We left after drinks. Server used profanity, called me an ugly name because I didnt order a drink, limited dinner menu was terrible, brought my 17 yr old a shot of whiskey that was not ordered. didnt card her, he did a shot of whiskey at our table while on the job, we left.
  4. S

    Sequoria

    Memphis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food was not cooked all the way and it took two hours to come out the only thing I was good was champagne
  5. KH

    KHHHH

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    food was terrible. i've had good experiences with ainsworth before, but they've went downhill. Also, whoever was playing music would start playing hip hop/r&b then switch to country/pop within seconds which was ... suspicious.
  6. EJ

    EbonyJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Very Good service. Food was okay. Wish there were more option for young adults.
  7. AW

    AmandaWi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Overall amazing food. Figuring out bills for a large group at the end was challenging
  8. KN

    KelseyN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere! Service was good. There was a small mix up with the bills, but we got it worked it out.
  9. JM

    JaniceM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The waiter/bar tender wasn’t aware of the different water that was served even though i was just there the day before, took forever to bring the water over, forver to get COLD luck warm food, waiter was nicer to the people behind our tables than was to us. Rude and argued that that didn’t have other water outside of tap. No one drinks tap water it’s so unhealthy. Kept blaming it on the manager and didn’t take any accountability for her mistakes but still was tipped well.
  10. J

    Jasonj

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Had to beg to be seated even though many tables were open (including ours). Took 30 mins to get our first order of appetizers and drinks in. Severely understaffed and slow service. Food was below average. Nice ambience.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was great, but limited menu. Our server was wonderful & the atmosphere was cool. One complaint is the DJ was way too loud for the afternoon….didn’t seem necessary in this type of restaurant….couldn’t even hold conversations well without shouting.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not alot of food on the menu
  13. SK

    SKP101

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Service was very slow. Waited 20 minutes for someone to come to the table to just bring us water. Almost walked out.
  14. BC

    BriannaC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Once arriving to the restaurant (earlier than out initial reservation time)we were notified 10 minutes later that we needed to hurry up and order because the chef wanted to go home. Our server was not attentive to us. We asked for drinks that we did not get until 30 minutes later. If the restaurant was busy we would would understand, but we were the only table there. Our server would walk off and have conversations with her friends. Once it was time to receive our checks, she was upset that everyone was on different tickets and made snotty remarks about her wanting everyone to be on one ticket. Our overall experience was horrible and this ruined the milestone we were celebrating.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous cocktails and brunch! Only disappointment- we surprisingly waited a very long time for coffee. Would definitely go back!
  16. M

    Mira

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had so much fun! The DJ was amazing and the food was perfect. I would definitely be back.
  17. LB

    LuvBug

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would absolutely dine here again, the atmosphere was great, the food was amazing the portion size could be bigger for the price, needs a better drink selection, the Dj was a plus!!!! Would definitely come back!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    After being seated for an hour and a half, our waiter asked us if we wanted our checks.. The problem is that we had not even received our food that was ordered an hour prior. I understand that kitchen issues happen, but it was the lack of awareness of the issue that was frustrating.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great Brunch!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amy was so amazing!!!!
  21. IS

    IngeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful decor, excellent service, good food.
  22. TL

    TaylorL

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The best thing I can say is that they ended up giving us 50% off our bill at the end. They were out of SO much that's for food and drinks. They brought out cold food. It was about 30 minutes of sitting before we got waters on the table and about an hour wait for our drinks (this was a bachelorette party and we had a reservation for months). Everyone was apologetic but it was obvious something was going on. They said they had people quit that day. It was sad because their Instagram is beautiful and it was just completely different inside-felt like everything went wrong.
  23. CS

    CharlotteS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We needed to cancel our reservation that we made one hour prior, and were told that we would be charged $80 if we canceled. $80 seems a bit ridiculous when they had 8 hours to seat our table. We ended up going instead of cancelling. They served beer in plastic cups! They wanted to charge us $80 for cancelling but served us drinks in plastic. They also had us bus our own table, we had to pass our plates to bus table.
  24. BB

    BethanyB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Didn’t have a server all night. The male manager was an absolute jerk when talked to him about the lack of service. He threw our debit cards on the table and crumpled our receipts. Avoid this place until it gets new management. Too expensive for less than McDonald’s quality service.
  25. O

    Olivia

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Service was poor. Took about 40 minutes to get my alcoholic drink because they were short on cups! Waitress was very “whatever” about it and did not apologize, offer anything else, nor take it off of the bill. Music is also EXTREMELLYYYY loud for Saturday brunch. Music was great but you had to SCREAM to speak to anyone at your table or the waitress. Cute place with ok food, but not worth it at all.
  26. CP

    CaileyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was alittle slow but that was due to the lack of staff. The food was incredible I’ve ate here twice for brunch and dinner it’s one of my fav restaurants in Nashville!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Awful experience. We had a reservation and was seated 30 minutes late. We barely had a server and had awful service.
  28. PC

    PaulaC

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Food was overpriced for what it was. Dj was not great. Service was nothing special. Brunch menu was so small. We used to go to ainsworth for brunch and they had an extensive menu with lots of options, nice presentation and high quality of food, great djs. We did not experience that recently unfortunately. Overpriced food for what you receive.
  29. SG

    SusieG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The place has a vintage glamorous feel. The food was delicious, our group had an enjoyable experience.
  30. KP

    KaliP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I visited for my 24th birthday and it was absolutely phenomenal. beautiful set up, great spot for bunch and to take pictures, delicious food, and great service definitely a 10/10
  31. A

    Adbuch

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible. We had reservations. Stood at the front for 20minutes while everyone walked past like we were invisible. When the waiter finally came over we asked if he saw us & his reply was “I’m not the host”. Once we sat down our server was clearly in the weeds. She did explain once we asked what was going on that they were short staffed. By the time she was ready to take our order, we realized the menu had completely changed & we were just hungry & frustrated. So we left. I haven’t eaten here in a while, to be fair, this was a new experience. But enough to not come back.
  32. MB

    MekaB

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was a fun brunch, a little disappointed in the limited menu, but our service and meal was great. Will definitely be back.
  33. CN

    ClaireN

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    I reserved a table for 10 online and once we got there they could not accommodate for all of us at one table so we were squished into a booth. The place was not busy and there were plenty of larger tables open but they wouldn’t seat us elsewhere. We had to physically yell across the table at each other because the music was so loud and it took 30 minutes to just get waters for the table. When we got up to take some pictures as the waitress suggested, we came back to the table where our waters had been taken away. Would not recommend this place unless you like overpriced subpar food and terrible service.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Just not as good as it used to be, still had a good time. But I used to have a lot of fun. A lot of stuff has changed.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    A group of friends and I visited to celebrate my birthday and a friends anniversary - appetizers were never brought to the table & dinner took almost 2 hours to come out, when it did the burgers were cold, scallops were over cooked and you could tell had been sitting out or under a heat lamp for awhile. When the issues were addressed with management you could tell they didn’t seem to care. I have visited multiple times before and had always had a good experience. Just very frustrating to have had this happen especially when trying to celebrate special occasions.
  36. J

    Jess

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    Half of the menu was not available. Waitress was not attentive.
  37. B

    Bachelorette

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    The vibe was fun and the food was really good, but the service was extremely slow. It took her 30 minutes to come to the table after we sat down. She brought one bottle of water for eight people. Then she brought my friend cream cheese instead of butter.
  38. SG

    ShariceG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    I would ONLY recommend this place if you've never been. If you've been to The Ainsworth before don't go back.. the environment is totally different.. it's EMPTY. I watched them turn away so many parties with empty tables and bar space available. Our bartender Carly was AMAZING as always! But the menu the environment used to be one of my favs but I won't be back.
  39. TM

    TechnologyMH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The service was sub par. Took forever to just get refills.
  40. AW

    AndreaW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The tables were very wobbly and annoying. I was VERY disappointed they no longer have the fried Mac and cheese bites but they have a fried Mac and cheese thing on the Mac and cheese burger. Our server was AMAZING though!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Ainsworth Nashville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (629) 800-5153.

Ainsworth Nashville is rated 3.6 stars by 823 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Ainsworth Nashville

206 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    21st Ave South and Grand Ave.

  • Neighbourhood

    Nashville

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu 4:00 pm–1:00 am Fri, Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Parking at the garage next to The Ainsworth and street parking behind restaurant. Unfortunately we do not validate parking.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Josh Halper

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (629) 800-5153

  • Catering

    Off site Catering is offered, please email nashevents@the-ainsworth.com to inquire

  • Private party facilities

    The Ainsworth brings a sophisticated twist to the classic all-American sports bar, restaurant and private event experience. Interiors are casual-sexy and super comfortable with an eclectic mix of luxe touches and urban chic details. Reach out to nashevents@the-ainsworth.com to book your next event.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (877) 828-1875

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