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Ainsworth Park, a Monster Sports Bar in the Kibo Space

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[Krieger, 09/07/12]

Here's a look around Ainsworth Park, a new bar and restaurant in the space the formerly housed Japonais and Steve Hanson's short-lived project Kibo. This is the third location of Matt Shendell's somewhat upscale sports bar concept (the original location is in Chelsea, and there's another inside MSG). The menu features bar bites like disco fries and tuna tartare tacos (so popular these days), plus sandwiches, burgers, pizzas, and entrees priced in the $20 - $26 range. There are 65 (!) TVs scattered throughout the space, so you should have no problem watching sports wherever you sit. Ainsworth Park is now open for dinner and brunch. Check out the menus:

AINSWORTH PARK

STARTERS
Guinness French Onion Soup/garlic crostini/provolone/muenster/Swiss/$8
Steamed Edamame/kosher salt/$8
Shishito Peppers/red onions/lemon juice/gray sea salt/$10
Cannellini Bean Hummus/roasted garlic/tomato cucumber salad/whole wheat pita/$11
Spinach Artichoke Dip/tri-color corn tortilla chips/$12
Jumbo Buffalo Wings/mild/hot/bbq/sweet &sour/$14 (add extra carrots/celery $3)
Nachos Fiesta/tri-color corn tortillas/pepper jack cheese/black beans/pico de gallo/guacamole/jalapenos/sour cream/$13 (add chicken/ground beef/pulled pork $3)
Classic Baked Mac & Cheese/parmesan bread crumbs/$10
Truffle Sweet Potato Wedges/black truffle oil/scallions/parmigiano-reggiano/$9
Disco Fries/mozzarella/white cheddar/crazy gravy/$10
Yellow Fin Tuna Tartar Tacos/corn tortillas/red onions/scallions/sweet chili vinaigrette/$17
Jumbo Lump Maryland Crab Cake/micro watercress/old bay aioli/$18
Colossal Shrimp Cocktail/siracha cocktail sauce/$17

AINSWORTH PARK MEAT & CHEESE BOARD
san danelle prosciutto/parma cotto ham/felino salami/Spanish Manchego/asiago/ricotta salata/mixed country olives/Turkish apricots/long stem artichokes/crostini

SLIDERS CHEESE OPTIONS CHEDDAR/AMERICAN/PROVOLONE/BLUE CHEESE/SWISS.GOAT/BRIE
Philly Cheese Steak Sliders/peppers/onions/provolone & amercian cheese/$14
Carolina BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders/cole slaw/$14
Turkey Sliders/golden raisin & cranberry relish/$13
Ainsworth House Beef Grind Sliders/pico de gallo/$14
Buffalo Chicken Sliders/celery/blue cheese crumbles/blue cheese dressing/$13
Vietnamese Pork Sliders/cucumber/carrots/cilantro/sweet chili aioli/$14
Mini Meatball Ricotta Sliders/beef/veal/pork/marinara/mozzarella/$14
SALADS
Ainsworth Park Chopped Salad/romaine/grape tomatoes/corn/hearts of palm/roasted red peppers/asparagus/carrots/red onions/feta cheese/white balsamic vinaigrette/$15 (add chicken $3/shrimp $6)
Heirloom Tomato & Burrata Salad/aged balsamic reduction/olive oil/basil oil/$16
Beet & Kale Salad/red onions/almonds/feta/sherry shallot vinaigrette/$15
Caribbean Jerked Grilled Chicken Salad/mixed greens/mango/red peppers/scallions/cucumbers/cashews/soy rice wine vinaigrette/$15
Grilled Shrimp & Lump Crab Meat Salad/cucumber/avocado/seaweed salad/black sesame vinaigrette/$17
Main Lobster Cobb Salad/romaine/grape tomato/red onion/avocado/hardboiled egg/bacon/bleu cheese/lemon vinaigrette/$17
Crispy Spicy Calamari Salad/mixed greens/endive/radicchio/jicama/peanuts/miso carrot vinaigrette$16
Ainsworth Park Side Salad/mixed greens/grape tomatoes/cucumber/corn/red onions/white balsamic vinaigrette/$6

BURGERS-served with FRIES/LETTUCE/TOMATO/RED ONION/DILL PICKLE
*House Beef Grind-Black Angus Chuck, Brisket, & Filet
French Bistro Beef Burger/red wine onions/brie/garlic Dijon aioli/croissant/$16
Smoked Adobo Rubbed Beef Burger/chipotle ketchup/guacamole/brioche/$16
Goat Cheese Stuffed Lamb Burger/mint ketchup/brioche/$16
Edamame Burger/soy beans/carrots/mushrooms/ginger/avocado/roasted garlic aioli/brioche/$14
Turkey Apple Burger/golden raisin & cranberry relish/brioche/$15
Texas Hold 'EM Beef Burger/apple wood smoked bacon/pepper jack cheese/bbq sauce/frizzled onions/Texas Toast/$16
Burger /$14 or Cheeseburger/$15
Burger Toppings/$1 each/sautéed mushrooms/sautéed onions/apple wood smoked bacon/pico de gallo/guacamole/roasted peppers/fried onion straws/cheddar/american/provolone/blue cheese/brie/mozzarella/swiss/goat/brie

SANDWICHES & PIZZAS
Braised Short Rib Grilled Cheese/white cheddar/marinated red onions/tomato/seven grain bread/$15
New England Style Lobster Roll/clarified butter/paprika/$18
California Grilled Organic Chicken Club/heirloom tomato/avocado/bacon/daikon sprouts/honey mustard aioli/brioche/$16
Shaved Prime Rib French Dip/swiss cheese/french bread/au jus/$16
Grilled Mahi-Mahi Wrap/guacamole/corn/pico de gallo/flour tortilla/cilantro vinaigrette/$15
Pressed Cuban Sandwich/ham/pork/swiss/pickles/mayo/mustard/Cuban bread/$16
NYC Pastrami Melt/swiss cheese/sauerkraut/spicy mustard/marbled rye/$16
Margherita Pizza/$12 (toppings $1 each pepperoni/mushrooms/chicken)
White Pizza/mushrooms/artichokes/asparagus/ricotta cheese/mozzarella/white cheddar/truffle oil/$14

ENTREES
Organic Half Roasted Teriyaki Chicken/haricot vert/sweet potatoes/$20
10 oz. N.Y. Strip Steak Frites/mixed greens/fries/garlic herb butter/$26
Churrasco Skirt Steak/watercress/rosemary red bliss potatoes/chimmichurri sauce/$24
Apple Wood Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon/au gratin potatoes/asparagus/crispy onions/$30
Ainsworth Park House Made Lasagna/sweet Italian sausage/ricotta béchamel/$19
Main Lobster & Rock Shrimp Saffron Risotto/asparagus/$24
Chinese 5-Spiced Seared Yellow Fin Tuna/baby bok choy/jasmine fried rice/wakame salad/miso reduction/$29
Pesto Crusted Atlantic Salmon/julienne vegetables/Yukon gold mashed potatoes/$25
SIDES $7
Creamed Spinach/Truffle Fries/Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes/Julienne Vegetables/Asparagus/
Haricot Vert/Rosemary Red Bliss Potatoes/Mac & Cheese/Side Salad

DESSERTS $11
Ring Ding Sliders/ 3 per order
Ice Cream Sandwich Sliders/ 3 per order

BRUNCH
Traditional Eggs Benedict/canadian bacon/hollandaise/English muffins/home fries/$13
Huevos Rancheros/sunny side eggs/chorizo/black beans/corn tortilla/pico de gallo/$14
Power Omelet/roasted tomato/spinach/goat cheese/home fries/$13/Egg Whites Only (same price)
Challah French Toast/grand marnier/cinnamon/fresh fruit/Vermont maple syrup/$14
Buttermilk Pancakes/whipped cream/Vermont maple syrup/$13
Ainsworth Park Breakfast Beef Burger/apple wood bacon/cheddar/fried egg/brioches/home fries/$15
House Made Granola/yogurt/fresh fruit/$12
Brunch Sides/whole wheat or white toast/home fries/apple wood bacon/turkey sausage/$4

Ainsworth Park
111 E. 18th, Gramercy
212-673-2467
Certified Open

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Ainsworth Park

111 E 18th Street, New York, NY 10003 212-673-2467

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