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Best Boozy Brunch Spots in NYC

TIME OUT | February 2024

If you’ve ever felt torn between breakfast and pizza, head to Ainslie, where you’ll get to indulge in both (and if you go for the Buongiorno pizza, you get both in one dish). The bottomless option here is a 90 minute, $32 add on to any entree and includes your choice of a spiked iced tea, mimosa and/or bellini.

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#1, Best Pizza Spots in Brooklyn

PureWow  | January 2024

#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...

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12 Memorable Places to Host Private Shindigs and Parties in NYC

Spoiled.NYC  

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.

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Best Bottomless Brunch Spots in NYC

L'OFFICIEL  

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.

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Where to Find the Best Pizza in New York

Michelin Best-Of Guides New York  | 2023

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.

New York City Brunch Spots You Should Visit

Manhattan Digest  

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.

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The Best Bars For Big Groups

The Infatuation

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.

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