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.
Chef Nobuhiro Hamazaki will bring his newest pop-up concept, Underground Sushi, from February 22 to March 22 to the tri-level Italian favorite Ainslie (76 Ainslie St.) in Williamsburg. Guests will be able to order from both Executive Chef John DeLucie’s menu along with the Japanese delights from Chef Hamazaki.
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.
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)
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.
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.