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Best Restaurants to Host a Birthday Dinner in NYC

PureWow  | April 29, 2024

#1 Ainslie Bowery. Whether you’re looking to do intimate cocktails with your crew or a blowout dinner with 25 (or more) of your nearest and dearest, Ainslie Bowery has options for groups of all sizes...

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Best Pizza Spots in Brooklyn

PureWow  | January 19, 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  | 2023

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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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.

an Iconic Brooklyn based Italian Restaurant has dawned on the Lower East Side

Gurus  | 2023

A charming venue that opened its doors to the lower east side and the public in September 2022 offers a multitude of room concepts and a home away from home cuisine that will have you missing Nonna. This unpretentious Italian oasis dishes up an authentic eatery with budget-friendly options. From wine bar rooms to a beer garden, this 20,000-square-foot space even has an underground lounge.

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Revolutionary Za: Pizza Joints Serving the Ultimate Pies in 2023

Spoiled NYC  | 2023

The kitchen, run by Executive Chef John DeLucie, offers a variety of wood-fired pizzas, including the Boscaiola, which is topped with pancetta, mushrooms, fresh mozzarella, and truffle oil. The menu is full of Italian classics like lasagna and more for every craving.

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New York City restaurants that are great for large groups

Open Table Blog

Ainslie Bowery: a 20,000-square-foot restaurant and bar on the Lower East Side, is pizza party central. Choose from an airy beer garden adorned with living floral chandeliers, or the indoor beer hall featuring long tables, a 50-foot bar, and 32 beers on tap. A wine bar, subterranean lounge, and private dining room for up to 50 make the Ainslie especially well-equipped for larger gatherings. 

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Flavors of New York - Madison Malloy visits with Chef John Delucie

Flavors of New York  

Madison Malloy (Flavors of New York) visits Ainslie Bowery, joining Chef John DeLucie in the kitchen to make Cacio e Pepe, and tasting some of Bowery's signature dishes: Pizza Margherita, Burrata, Tuscan Scalloped Chicken Under a Brick, and Ainslie Burger.

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