#1 Ainslie. This converted warehouse building has industrial roots that date back to the 1870s and is now an expansive restaurant that boasts an enoteca, beer garden, wine bar and—most importantly—some of the best wood-fired pizza in Brooklyn...
Located in Brooklyn, Ainslie provides the best family-style brunch in Williamsburg. For $28, receive your choice of one entree and unlimited brunch cocktails. There's plenty to choose from with this Italian-style menu.
It's amore at Ainslie, the beloved eatery that brings the romance of Italian cuisine to Williamsburg (76 Ainslie St.) and the Lower East Side (199 Bowery). The gorgeous Italian restaurant's interior in both locations is warm and inviting, perfect for hosting gatherings large and small. The main dining rooms, large wine bar, beer garden, and living floral chandeliers are all visible from its cozy dining room-style PDR’s.
Chewy, bubbly Neapolitan crust pizza reigns supreme at these restaurants, where toppings run from classic Margherita to a divisive pineapple and prosciutto.
Ainslie: The kitchen here employs the all-powerful wood-burning oven to churn out delectable pizzas and baked dishes. 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.
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.
If the area where you're hanging out with your group starts to get a little too crowded, there are plenty of other nooks to move to at this Italian wine bar and beer garden in Williamsburg. The space—converted from a warehouse—has an outdoor patio, a rooftop deck, and a ton of tables spread across multiple levels, and it's open until 4am on Fridays and Saturdays.