Recent Accolades

Michelin Guide New Plate Award 2021 for Good Cooking

MICHELIN GUIDE  | 2021

Free-range chicken under a brick is united with broccoli rabe and olive oil-mashed potatoes for a crisp, ultra-flavorful plate; while pizza boscaiola, with pancetta, mushrooms, and mozzarella exceeds every addictive expectation. Then, lasagna tucked with ragù Bolognese may be tailed by banana bread pudding to bring the feast to a sensational and comforting conclusion.

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78 Brooklyn Restaurants Participate In Next Week’s NYC Restaurant Week To-Go

Bklyner.  | Jan 25, 2021

Like many things this year, New York City’s restaurant week is going virtual. The program will run from January 25th- January 31st [...] This year, in another switch, all of the dinner and lunch meals will be available for only $20.21, including an entree and at least one side.

(at Ainslie: Cacio e Pepe and a Caesar Salad for $20.21)

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New York City Brunch Spots You Should Visit in 2021

Manhattan Digest  | Jan 11, 2021

Ainslie (76 Ainslie St.) in Williamsburg serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 11am with ample heated outdoor seating on their expansive sidewalk patio and rooftop. Feast on their Breakfast Pizza, French Toast, Pancakes, a variety of Omelettes or Eggs in Purgatory and feel free to add on bottomless Bloody Mary’s, Spiked Iced Tea or Mimosas for an hour and a half for $28.

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10 Hotspots for Hot Cocktails to Heat up the New York Winter

Dot & Pin blog | January 10, 2021

Chef John DeLucie and lead pizzaiolo Erasmo ‘Mino’ Lassandro offer a tasty menu of wood-fired pizzas, pastas, free range chicken, NY Strip Steak, Atlantic Salmon and Wood Fired Rosemary Wings. The massive 10,000 square foot, multi-level Italian restaurant, wine bar and biergarten is complete with a rooftop. Sip, Stir, Cuddle is a  hot toddy from mixologist Jessica Dure, made with Vecchia Tres Botti Brandy, Rye Whiskey, Amaro Montenegro, honey, lemon, baking spices and Angostura bitters for guests to enjoy while dining indoors, outdoors or to-go.

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19 Restaurants for Cozy Outdoor Dining in Brooklyn

Eater New York | Dec 21, 2020

Located inside a Williamsburg warehouse, Ainslie’s ginormous outdoor dining area features covered, heated seating via streetside tents and a decked-out rooftop bar. The menu at the Italian restaurant, wine bar, and beer garden features plenty of hearty comfort fare including pizzas, pastas, and seafood.

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24 Ultra Cozy Places for Outdoor Dining in NYC this Winter

Pure Wow | Dec 7, 2020

This Williamsburg favorite is open for outdoor dining this winter. The wine bar, beer garden, and Italian restaurant has an expansive sidewalk seating area in addition to having an open air back-bar with communal tables separated by plexiglass. Tuck into wood-fired pizzas, pastas and more (wood-fired rosemary wings, anyone?).

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NY Restaurants with heaters for outdoor dining

6sqft | Oct 15, 2020

Located in a former warehouse building, Ainslie has plenty of options on a normal day–wine bar, beer garden, wood-fire pizzas, steaks. Also on offer is an all-you-can-drink brunch on weekends from 12-4pm. This can all be enjoyed at the whopping 140 outdoor seats, which benefit from electric heaters and blowers, as well as propone heaters.

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Setting up New Yorkers... and sending them out on socially distanced dates across the city.

Time Out | Sept 3, 2020 

Barrie and David's date spot: Ainslie
Barrie: "It was a great spot. We shared a risotto ball appetizer which was unique and tasty. They were really good. And I had the salmon for dinner which was tasty. The outdoor space they have is great. The space we sat in felt more like a beer garden in the back. They can accommodate a lot of people."
David: "The dishes were great. I had a pesto pasta with sausage. The appetizer was great, too. I had a drink that was made with tequila called a High 8, that was really good. I’d recommend it."

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Best Rooftops For Social Distancing In New York City

Essence | Aug 22, 2020

Ainslie in Williamsburg just unveiled a new rooftop with 26 seats in addition to having 36 seats on the sidewalk and 50 seats in their backyard garden. Ainslie’s Executive Chef John DeLucie and lead pizzaiolo Erasmo ‘Mino’ Lassandro offer a tasty menu of wood-fired pizzas, pastas, free range chicken, NY Strip Steak, Atlantic Salmon and Wood Fired Rosemary Wings. The restaurant, wine bar and beer garden also has an extensive alcoholic beverage menu.

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14 New York City Outdoor Dining Restaurants

Forbes | Aug 12, 2020

Williamsburg’s Ainslie boasts a new rooftop in addition to their sidewalk and garden seating options. Their menu highlights include wood-fired pizzas, pastas, free range chicken, New York strip steak, Atlantic salmon and wood fired rosemary wings. For those looking to imbibe outside, their restaurant, wine bar and beer garden boast an extensive drinks list.

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The Best Restaurants for Affordable Group Dinners

The Infatuation | 

Just because the night’s primary objective is drinking with friends doesn’t mean dinner has to consist of dry buffalo wings or dollar slices. Check out Ainslie, a three-floor beer garden serving pizzas, housemade pasta, and bar food near the Lorimer L stop. Share a burger topped with prosciutto and a pizza with pancetta, or opt for the multi-course family-style dinner for $38 per person, and then get some drinks at any of the three bars or rooftop while a DJ plays until close.

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Press Listing

2021

NYC Plugged 1/11/21 - https://nycplugged.com/nyc-hospitality-resource-features/#hottoddies
Blog.DotandPin.com 1/10/21 - https://blog.dotandpin.com/2021/01/10-hotspots-for-hot-cocktails-to-heat.html
GuestofaGuest.com 1/8/21 - https://guestofaguest.com/new-york/restaurants/the-coziest-covered-outdoor-dining-options-in-nyc-this-winter
ManhattanDigest.com 1/8/21 - https://www.manhattandigest.com/2021/01/10/8-new-york-city-brunch-spots-visit-2021/
YourBrooklynGuide.com 1/4/21 - https://yourbrooklynguide.com/outdoor-dining-in-brooklyn/

2020

BellaMag.co 12/31 - https://bellamag.co/ring-in-the-new-year-with-these-nyc-spots-celebrating-new-years-eve-and-new-years-day/
GuestofaGuest.com 12/30 - https://guestofaguest.com/new-york/restaurants/new-years-day-brunch-2021
@BrooklynsLifestyle 12/30 - https://www.instagram.com/p/CJcJO83gnVC/?igshid=16jkmh8pdak5
@EastCoastFoodies 12/25 - https://www.instagram.com/p/CJOV9LTAhLV/?igshid=1x5cb4ohrp1go
Dot & Pin 12/22 - https://blog.dotandpin.com/2020/12/15-bites-that-literally-bring-holidays.html
NY.Eater.com 12/21 - https://ny.eater.com/maps/brooklyn-outdoor-dining-heaters-winter
@TastesBetterHere 12/20 - https://www.instagram.com/p/CI_X6oWl9MZ/?igshid=bea15cwk7wk3
BrooklynEagle.com 12/16 - https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2020/12/15/brooklyn-restaurants-counter-indoor-dining-ban-with-heated-outdoor-spaces/
AndreaStrong.com 12/14 - https://www.andreastrong.com/post/the-best-cozy-heated-outdoor-dining-in-nyc-and-beyond
LaPalme Magazine Winter 2020 Edition - https://lapalmemagazine.com/2020/12/nolan-carroll-winter-issue/
Lapalmemagazine.com 12/7 - https://lapalmemagazine.com/2020/12/reservation-for-two-please/
PureWow.com 12/7 - https://www.purewow.com/food/outdoor-dining-nyc
@BrooklynFoodSnob 11/17 - https://www.instagram.com/p/CHsb1T6rIEz/?igshid=1a0wy4jpuu1ys
@LocalRadarWilliamsburg 11/15 - https://www.instagram.com/p/CHn-CyggCFR/?igshid=kp6a2ffqpcx5
@TheVipListNYC 11/8 - https://www.instagram.com/p/CHTZVVYJ9sZ/?igshid=gocol95r847f
@TastesBetterHere 11/4 - https://www.instagram.com/p/CHMOfiNFnau/?igshid=1u695c6r0u8yg
@TwinspirationalParties 11/2 - https://www.instagram.com/p/CHGAErPJLD9/?igshid=17eg9wwie3y1y
TwinspirationalParties.com 10/30 - https://www.twinspirational.com/the-best-beer-garden-in-williamsburg-ainslie/
TimeOut.com 10/29 - https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/this-google-doc-shows-all-nyc-restaurants-and-bars-with-heaters-102920
SecretNYC.co 10/26 - https://secretnyc.co/heated-outdoor-dining-nyc/
@YelpBrooklyn 10/23 - https://www.instagram.com/p/CGr_bPZBt97/?igshid=bu4pi1igiup5
@ToooMuchFoood 10/22 - https://www.instagram.com/p/CGqeUbpnSIR/?igshid=1boc5dm2w8fs9
@TheVIPList 10/21 - https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJakDpUg/
OfftheMrkt.com 10/20 - https://www.offthemrkt.com/blogs/nyc-restaurants-with-heat-lamps
NY.Eater.com 10/20 - https://ny.eater.com/maps/best-heated-outdoor-dining-restaurants-nyc
@EdibleBrooklyn 10/20 - https://www.instagram.com/p/CGk_QK3BrLm/?igshid=7p4ncn252iks
6sqft.com 10/15 - https://www.6sqft.com/nyc-restaurants-outdoor-dining-heaters-heat-lamps/
@OMGItsBomb 10/12 - https://www.instagram.com/p/CGQGVmsl9cR/?igshid=14oogu13aatbb
NY.Eater.com 10/9 - https://ny.eater.com/2020/10/9/21509572/nyc-outdoor-dining-heaters-propane-coronavirus
@DotandPin 10/7 - https://www.instagram.com/p/CGDOypChyLz/?igshid=16r2wwn5kdcyb
Blog.DotandPin.com 10/4 - https://blog.dotandpin.com/2020/10/10-new-york-restaurants-pioneering.html
UncoverMore.com 10/2 - http://uncovermore.com/new-york-city-a-list-of-restaurants-that-are-open-for-indoor-dining/
NYPost.com 9/29 - https://nypost.com/2020/09/29/how-nyc-restaurants-prepping-for-indoor-dining/
Forbes.com 9/25 - https://www.forbes.com/sites/tanyaklich/2020/09/25/7-spacious-indoor-dining-options-in-new-york-city/#30ca2c5d5ed2
CitiTour.com 9/25 - https://cititour.com/NYC_News/Spacious-NYC-restaurants-for-indoor-dining-with-social-distancing/4919
NYPost.com 9/14 - https://nypost.com/2020/09/14/nyc-restaurants-opening-for-indoor-dining-on-sept-30/
TimeOut.com 9/4 - https://www.timeout.com/newyork/sex-and-dating/meet-the-undateables-david-and-barrie
Brooklynmls.com 9/3 - https://www.brooklynmls.com/how-to-enjoy-a-brooklyn-night-out-despite-the-pandemic/
Essence.com 8/24 - https://www.essence.com/lifestyle/travel/rooftops-social-distancing-nyc/#565301
@TastesofNY 8/21 - https://www.instagram.com/p/CEIfhAYnhM7/
@StarveNYC 8/13 - https://www.instagram.com/p/CD1Ir71HmvC/
Forbes.com 8/12 - https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisakocay/2020/08/12/14-new-york-city-outdoor-dining-restaurants-to-support/#4f5b47305998
@The.Delicious.Life 8/11 - https://www.instagram.com/p/CDwZ_W8pkyq/?igshid=wwt667z4atf3
@The.Delicious.Life 8/11 - https://www.instagram.com/p/CDwYoZ8pBdP/?igshid=1397l73637mve
@The.Delicious.Life 8/10 - https://www.instagram.com/p/CDtsa25JOAw/?igshid=13655qtis2c43
@Dapper_Ali 8/9 - https://www.instagram.com/p/CDr1cF8lhhy/
NewYorkLifestylesMagazine.com 8/5 - https://newyorklifestylesmagazine.com/articles/2020/07/55.html
GuestofaGuest.com 8/4 - https://guestofaguest.com/new-york/nyc/20-outdoor-spots-perfect-for-a-social-distanced-birthday-in-nyc?slide=13
Blog.DotandPin.com 7/24 - https://blog.dotandpin.com/2020/07/10-spots-to-literally-eat-out-in-new.html
InsideHook.com 7/24 - https://www.insidehook.com/article/food-drink-new-york/five-new-nyc-rooftops
ResidentPublications.com 7/17 - http://residentpublications.com/newyorkerscandineoutagain/
GuestofaGuest.com 7/16 - https://guestofaguest.com/new-york/restaurants/10-nyc-rooftop-spots-open-for-outdoor-dining-and-drinking?slide=3
SecretNYC.co 7/10 - https://secretnyc.co/rooftop-bars-nyc/
BrooklynBased.com 7/2 - https://brooklynbased.com/2020/07/01/outdoor-dining-drinks-restaurants-brooklyn/
@YelpBrooklyn 7/2 - https://www.instagram.com/p/CCJUYyvBCax/?igshid=1djjc550curob
Featured on Good Day New York 7/1
Tooomuchfood.com 6/25 https://www.tooomuchfoood.com/eat/2020/6/24/nyc-restaurants-open-for-outdoor-dining
Wheretraveler.com 6/25 https://wheretraveler.com/new-york-city/eat/10-excellent-nyc-restaurants-with-outdoor-dining-for-phase-two
Broadwayworld.com 6/25 https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwfood-wine/article/AL-FRESCO-Dining-is-Happening-in-NY-and-NJ-Get-out-and-Enjoy-20200625
Bella Magazine 6/25 https://bellamag.co/as-new-york-restaurants-begin-to-reopen-heres-a-few-spots-that-are-ready-to-serve/
Bklyner.com 6/25 https://bklyner.com/local-restaurants-open-for-outdoor-dining-hopeful-for-return-of-customers/
Brooklynslifestyle.com 6/24 https://www.brooklynslifestyle.com/15-nyc-restaurants-open-for-outdoor-dining/
6sqft.com 6/24 https://www.6sqft.com/nyc-coronavirus-restaurant-reopening-guide/
ManhattanDigest.com 6/23 - https://www.manhattandigest.com/2020/06/23/11-restaurants-outdoor-dining-new-york-city/
TheSkinnyPigNYC.com 6/23 - https://www.theskinnypignyc.com/2020/06/weve-made-it-to-phase-2-where-to-eat-in-nyc/
@EdibleBrooklyn 6/23 https://www.instagram.com/p/CByOus-B1Gg/?igshid=17two3n9eyuh0
Eating.NYC 6/23 - https://eating.nyc/outdoor-dining-guide/
Patch.com 6/23 https://patch.com/new-york/new-york-city/ten-spectacular-restaurants-dine-outdoors-nyc
TheInfatuation.com 6/22 - https://www.theinfatuation.com/new-york/guides/nyc-restaurants-reopen-with-outdoor-seating-patios
Cititour.com 6/22 - https://cititour.com/NYC_Blog/NYC-Restaurants-offering-outdoor-seating/4797
6sqft.com 6/12 - https://www.6sqft.com/nyc-coronavirus-restaurant-reopening-guide/
BroadwayWorld.com 5/28 - https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwfood-wine/article/New-Options-for-DELIVERY-and-TAKE-OUT-in-NYC-for-Your-Dining-Pleasure-20200527
Medium.com 3/25 - https://medium.com/@tjbdaily/support-these-local-nyc-restaurants-by-ordering-delivery-or-buying-a-gift-certificate-4e11b43219e3
@TastesofNY 3/23 - https://www.instagram.com/p/B-DuqMqH3eO/
Forbes.com 3/20 - https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmariani/2020/03/20/restaurants-in-new-york-city-offering-take-out-andor-delivery-during-coronavirus-crisis/#6dba6643726e
Tooomuchfood.com 3/18 - https://www.tooomuchfoood.com/eat/2020/3/17/nyc-restaurants-offering-delivery-during-covid-19-crisis
ManhattanDigest.com 3/17 - https://www.manhattandigest.com/2020/03/17/5-nyc-restaurants-order-coronavirus-pandemic/
@BrianCantStopEating 3/17 - https://www.instagram.com/p/B90UV-hlEXd/
Patch.com 3/16 - https://patch.com/new-york/new-york-city/support-these-local-nyc-restaurants-ordering-delivery
Theinfatuation.com Newsletter 3/11 - https://mailchi.mp/theinfatuation.com/mkjwim7uvm
Theinfatuation.com 3/11 - https://www.theinfatuation.com/new-york/guides/the-best-restaurants-for-affordable-group-dinners
@TastesofNY 3/9 - https://www.instagram.com/p/B9fo4g7Hprl/
@TheFoodJoy 3/9 - https://www.instagram.com/p/B9ejaqDJrCR/
Medium.com 3/6 - https://medium.com/@Lacayo.Carlos1/mino-lassandro-creating-the-perfect-pizza-f729c79bae3a
SocialLifeMagazine.com 3/6 - https://sociallifemagazine.com/2020/03/06/mino-erasmo-lassandro-ainslies-slice-of-pizza-pie/
LoopNet.com 3/6 - https://www.loopnet.com/learn/a-historical-hotspot-grows-in-brooklyn/2067597400/
@BrianCantStopEating 3/4 - https://www.instagram.com/p/B9Vdp-1lTUa/?igshid=2u5y6ey0yf7t
@BellaMag.co 3/2 - https://www.instagram.com/p/B9MgESbHYU-/
@BrianCantStopEating 3/2 - https://www.instagram.com/p/B9N0haEFSp3/
@BookofEats 2/28 - https://www.instagram.com/p/B9HayyenWFq/
BellaMag.co 2/26 - https://bellamag.co/williamsburgs-newest-eatery-is-rooted-in-history/
IDKTonight.com 2/23 - https://www.instagram.com/p/B86kOnAhE5j/?igshid=1iwoqeo131x0d
VivaLifestyleandTravel.com 2/21 - http://vivalifestyleandtravel.com/NewYork/travel-and-lifestyle/list/New-York-City-Brunch
SocialLifeMagazine.com 2/18 - https://sociallifemagazine.com/2020/02/17/the-best-bottomless-brunches-around-new-york-city/
Medium.com 2/18 - https://medium.com/@Lacayo.Carlos1/five-of-the-best-bottomless-brunch-offerings-in-nyc-a1b869db5b04
ResidentPublications.com 2/18 - http://residentpublications.com/bottomless-brunch/
@theplaceIwastellingyouabout 2/16 - https://www.instagram.com/p/B8mqIOSoveL/
BuzzFeed.com 2/13 - https://www.buzzfeed.com/nycfoodie/top-5-bottomless-brunches-in-nyc-b7hrhlv3zp
@GregoryVelvet 2/10 - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mx48zlvc6wl0he3/AABAur6HjTiVnURTvnPJMM4_a
@FeedYourGirlfriend 2/5 - https://www.instagram.com/p/B8MqCqHH3sR/
@YesWilliamsburg 2/2 - https://www.instagram.com/p/B8EnDD3BU7s/?igshid=1ux5argur8ec7
TheInfatuation.com 1/6 - https://www.theinfatuation.com/new-york/guides/last-minute-group-dining-nyc