The Ainsworth Midtown

Ainsworth Terrace in midtown Manhattan offers a spacious lounge on their outside deck upstairs, and a sidewalk seating area for social distance dining. It's a great spot on the eastside for grabbing bite to eat and a delicious cocktail.

Few days ago, two editors from VOLATILE and lifestyle blog over at went in for a cocktail tasting, and tried a few small bites from their menu as well. Everything from the service to the drinks and bites were good. And even though it rained right before we got there, it turned out to be a great experience on the Terrace. My co-editor complimented the playlist, for it had him jamming to the vibes of the beats (some with explicit lyrics) Ainsworth provided.

the cocktail experience
listed in order of preference ...

• jalapeno-infused deleon, lemon, and agave

This was spicy and delicious, of course on the sweet side cause that's how ya girl likes it. Highly recommend

• vodka 6100, lavender simple syrup, blueberries, lemon juice, and ginger beer

Um, yes please. I love a good mule. Recommended

• bulleit bourbon, honey-ginger syrup, blackberries, and lemon

This was good too, though I can't decide if I like the mule more, or equally...decisions, decisions

• classic frozen rose

This was actually not bad, it was sweet enough, the texture/consistency was decent, and I liked the little strawberry pulps blended out in the drink

Small Bites Experience
lunch/dinner menu

• basil, tomato, shredded mozzarella, marinara

OMG, I really enjoyed this flatbread. It was delicious, and the presentation was good...I especially liked the little green drizzle on top. Definitely recommend this selection for lunch or dinner. Serving is good for two, or one if ya have the room.

• cheddar, caramelized onions, tomato, pickles, ainsworth special sauce

You get 3 yummy sliders, with a hint of sweetness to it.... not sure if it's the sauce or the bun. Serving is good one one, you can share, but someone is getting 1 less, or

• served with fried tortilla chips and warm fried pita bread

The dip was good, though we preferred and felt it tasted better with the fried pita bread instead of the chips. Serving is good for two.

So there you have it, delicious cocktails and yummy bites on a terrace on the eastside of town. Burp!

Thanks for reading VOLATILE.

- Latain Palmer LiFe&Style Editor