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Ainslie is Now Open at 199 Bowery

Invited NYC 10/02/2022

In the Lower East Side location of 199 Bowery where Vandal formerly stood, South Village Hospitality has officially unveiled the 20,000 square foot Italian restaurant, wine bar, and beer garden named Ainslie. Ainslie is presented to you by partners AJ Bontempo, Sergio Riva, and Mario Riva who also own and run Osteria Cotta on the Upper West Side, Follia in Gramercy, Carroll Place in Greenwich Village, and Ainslie's flagship in Williamsburg, which launched in the autumn of 2019.

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Expansive New Ainslie Location in Lower Manhattan

Off the Market 10/19/2022

This expansive new Ainslie location in Lower Manhattan boasts an airy beer garden that opens to the sidewalk by way of two hangar plane doors with two living floral chandeliers overhead and a Shepard Fairey mural to greet guests. Inside Ainslie is a beer hall with a 50-foot bar and 32 beer taps with games like foosball and shuffleboard. In the back of Ainslie, there is an intimate wine bar positioned in front of an expansive open kitchen, complete with a wood-fired pizza oven.

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NYC Restaurant News - Opening

New York Times 09/27/2022

This Manhattan spinoff of the restaurant of the same name in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, dwarfs the original. Measuring 20,000 square feet, the new establishment houses a beer garden, a beer hall with a 50-foot bar and 32 taps, and a game area with shuffleboard and the like. An Italian wine bar and restaurant with an open kitchen tucked into the rear of the space serves wood-fired pizzas and classics like lasagna and linguine with clams by the executive chef John DeLucie. (Opens Thursday)

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Ainslie Will Open a 20,000 Square Foot New Location Downtown This Week

What Now New York 09/26/2022

This venue will include a beer garden that opens to the sidewalk by way of two massive hangar plane doors, two living floral chandeliers overhead and a Shepard Fairey mural to greet guests.

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New Restaurants Opening in NYC

Thrillest 09/28/2022

Since opening in 2019 in Williamsburg, Ainslie—the multi-hyphenate concept that melds a beer garden and wine bar with an Italian restaurant—has been a popular go-to for group hangs and brunch dates. Now, its team (who also own Osteria Cotta on the Upper West Side and Carroll Place in Greenwich Village) is expanding their portfolio with a Manhattan outpost in Lower Manhattan’s Bowery. Staying true to its predecessor’s roots and helmed by John DeLucie (Waverly Inn), the eatery/bar will serve up Italian classics like wood-fired pizzas and a range of pasta dishes such as Cacio e Pepe and Linguini Vongole. Within the 20,000-square-foot space, guests will also find foosball, shuffleboard, and a subterranean lounge called The Underground (slated to open later this fall).

Ainslie to Open on the Bowery

CitiTourNY 09/26/2022

This week, the Bowery will welcome Ainslie (199 Bowery). The spacious, 20,000-sqaure foot venue will include a beer garden that opens to the sidewalk by way of two massive hangar plane doors, two living floral chandeliers overhead and a Shepard Fairey mural to greet guests

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Ainslie adding a second location in New York City

New York Business Journal 09/19/2022

Ainslie, an Italian restaurant, wine bar and beer garden, is adding a second location in New York city.

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29 New Restaurants to Visit in New York This Fall

New York Times 09/02/2022

A giant serving of seconds is Ainslie, a beer hall, wine bar and garden spawned by a smaller original in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, going into 20,000 square feet featuring John DeLucie’s wood-fired pizzas and pasta. 199 Bowery (Rivington Street), Sept. 29

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