Ainsworth Park is a flashy kinda new (opened in September '12) hotspot in the Gramercy/Flatiron neighborhood of New York and although it's interior is chic and the crowd is attractive, the food is a mixed bag.
|Fried Green Tomatoes|
We started our meal off with two appetizers - fried green tomatoes with pork belly and goat cheese along with butternut squash croquettes. The fried green tomatoes were not bad but lacked seasoning and the pork belly was a little heavy as a topping and not crispy enough to be good. The croquettes weren't too impressive either. They were basically arancini without any detectable hint of butternut squash along with a mini tub of bleu cheese dressing, which was there for no apparent reason.
|Short Rib Slider|
With lots of glammed up yuppies, the atmosphere was loud, clubby and a great place to grab cocktails on a Saturday night. Although the cuisine could use some fine tuning, you'd never want to meet the love of your life with a mouth full of food, right?
111 East 18th Street
New York, New York 10003