One if by Land, Two if by Sea

4.5
5749 reviews
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Fine dining in a landmark Greenwich Village carriage house. Dinner 7 nights a weeks, casual Dining at the Bar. Private dining available as well.

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us to Celebrate Mother's Day with our 5 course Tasting menu $80 per person from 12pm to 4 pm

Sunday, May 12, 2019

What 5749 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Overly priced fir the food served.

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J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant for great occasions. It is a beautiful restaurant.

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JM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! All the reason OIBY is famous are exactly
the reasons to go - romantic decor! Beef Wellington! Soufflé! Wines! Candle light,
Flowers, attentive and friendly service plus live piano elevates the meal to a
special occasion even if it isn’t. Lively bar with a more casual vibe. Give it a shot!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The price of my menu options didn’t reflect in quality. Tiny portion. Other options like the Wellington or the tuna tartare were generous. Mine, not so much...

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BW
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good but the 3 corse fixed price menu of $109 was overpriced. The ambiance was wonderful. The check your coat or wear it policy was unacceptable.

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MP
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are looking for a romantic, high class restaurant. Look no further. This is it. Hands down.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maria and Stephen are top notch. Excellent service. Great menu. The food was delectable. We will be back on our next trip. Love you both. See you soon.

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NY
New York Area
183 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner at OIBL. From the first greeting at the door through cocktails at the bar through dinner and dessert, everything was perfect. The rack of lamb was particularly perfect! Everyone who works here is perfect! We will be back soon!

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JR
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner hear for our engagement at the suggestion of a friend. I could not have picked a more appropriate place to celebrate the occasion.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a great time. Food and service were great. We were seated on the 2nd floor which seemed to only be couples. Romantic atmosphere. Live piano too. We notified our server that we were somewhat in a hurry since we were catching Hamilton afterwards, and she was on top of everything to make sure we got all our food on time. Would definitely recommend this restaurant for date night.

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, great service, good is very good, we had the 7 courses. The bill is hefty at the end but all round a good experience.

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PS
London
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited here as the climax to a few days away for my partner’s 40th. The food is excellent, the staff welcoming (in a New York way), the ambience is quietly formal, background piano adds to the romance and the lack of signage outside adds to the feeling of visiting somewhere special. And thanks for the birthday treat!

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J
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went to this restaurant about 16 years ago and visited again this past weekend. It was just as good the second time! The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. It's a small fortune but well worth it for that special night out.

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JA
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very romantic restaurant. My wife and I both had the tasting menu. Each course was outstanding. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, relaxing and romantic. Very charming with great service! The food was enjoyable and we will definitely go back.

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JP
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whether you live in New York or just visiting, this is by far the best restaurant in New York City....Perfect for a romantic night out or bring the family...You will not be disappointed....

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I went with my wife for our first anniversary. The service is outstanding. I like the host. They are very warm and friendly. Because tonight only three tables including us, so they can care every single table effectively. I like the appetizers and desserts. And we got complimentary anniversary dessert which is what I want. The hostess is very nice to help us to store the coats and I also gave her tips as courtesy. Overall service is excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my Fiancé here for our first dinner as an engaged couple. All I can say is wow. We did the chef sampler with the wine pairing and our meal came out to just over $500 but boy was it worth it! The flavors of the wine and all of the dishes complimented each other perfectly. The staff is quick, kind, and professional and will do whatever it takes to make sure you enjoy your meal. I can’t think of anything negative to say about this place. Highly recommended for a romantic date night!

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance and the service. It is worth seeing the lovely space they have

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upon arriving we had a moment of indecision since there was no outside sign identifying the restaurant. Inside was very cozy with a piano player in the bar. seated immediately and the staff was attentive. In fact, at the end of the meal I ordered I scotch that I was not familiar with and in fact could not drink. The scotch was promptly replaced at no additional cost. A nice touch.

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WB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would describe everything about our experience as being more like an "event" than just having a nice meal at a nice restaurant. It is obvious why this restaurant has lasted this long with so much competition in the city. We will return on our next visit to NYC.

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AR
Tampa
52 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice, elegant, food was very good, but not superlative compared to the cost. But, I’d definitely visit again.

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Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was incredibly attentive and generous, made us feel very special... well done!!

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JV
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is worth every penny. The whole experience is amazing. The bartender is knowledgeable, the staff is attentive and the servers are wonderful. The food...wow. We eat at a a lot of good restaurants and I think this one is the top of the list.

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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good meal. Ribeye was to die for. Very neat and historic building.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem. Place was just fantastic. No hesitation going back. Tasting menu with wine pairing was amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Ambience the best....very romantic. Loved the history of the rest.

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E
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for our 15th anniversary and they didn’t disappoint. The service, the ambiance, the food,
the flavor, the attitude—all worked out. The seared foie gras was decent. The rack of lamb was perfection and my mango finger dessert was just délicieux. I love the fact that they gave us a corner round table dressed with white roses and candlelight. It was truly romantic. A nice greeting would’ve been nice to hear from the

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J
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Perfect for special occasion.

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SF
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had called ahead to plan a special dinner for my engagement. The wait staff was excellent and helped to make the dinner memorable.

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SF
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never fails. Beef Wellington is superb as was tuna appetizer. Great location and history. We love treating ourselves every time we’re in NYC.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant from the ambiance, the service, and the food was excellent.

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AZ
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We were very disappointed in our meal. The restaurant is beautiful but the food is mediocre. My lamb was fatty, the tuna tartare was flavorless and the broccoli rabe was tough. We ate at Union Square Cafe the night before and the meal was half the price and the food twice as good. There is a reason for all those empty tables on a Saturday night.

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Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My dad has gone here for years. It is a very romantic restaurant maybe best in the city. The food is very good but is surpassed but other restaurant offerings. Overall a very good experience.

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Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I have had in years.

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S
San Antonio
30 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine here every year to begin our Spring Break vacation. Maria takes very good care of us and makes sure we have the same table every year. THIS is THE place to dine not just in NYC but in the world. It's beautiful, the food is outstanding and the drinks and wine are fantastic. I had Beef Wellington and my husband had the fish. Both were cooked to perfection. Appetizers and salad and soup were also amazing!!! I'd give them more stars if I could! Our absolute FAVORITE place in NYC!!!

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GC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience was amazing and my date was very impressed and enjoyed her birthday

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Some of the food was too salty.

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