One if by Land, Two if by Sea

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American
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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall1food5service3ambience3

We have eaten here for years and always had a great meal. Tonight, the bar was clearly overwhelmed - we waited nearly 10 minutes to order our drinks and then waited at least 10 minutes to pay as we had a dinner reservation. Our server was sweet and all of the food runners were polite and kind. We ordered the 8 course tasting menu and wine pairings. We had to remind our server after waiting for our halibut (or Branzino not sure which - server said halibut and food runner said branzino) for 15 min that it was never served. It was clear when served that this dish sat under a heat lamp for an extended period. All of the dishes served were delicious except for this one. Overall for a $600+ dinner there are plenty of other restaurants in the city to enjoy. My husband and I will Not come back.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and experience. Perfect for a date night or special occasion. I went here with my girlfriend for our anniversary and had the Valentine’s pre-fix menu. The food was fantastic and the service was great. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Nice atmosphere with the piano playing in the background. Food and service were very good.

HP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing establishment with excellent food. It is a beautiful restaurant for any special event!

j
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t be more romantic, can’t feel more special, owner/manager is charming and all staff are super attentive. I’ve had better food but not in a very long time. Way better than some of the newcomers. I’ll be back. Also lols like a great place for a drink and snack at the bar.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very romantic. You’re definitely paying more for the ambiance than the food.

AM
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous interior. Would have loved to be able to choose our seat, but we weren't provided the option as others were. Romantic setting, delicious meal. Pricey, but definitely worth it.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience! Our waiter was very attentive, the food was great, and the scenery was amazing!!

BM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Myself and my wife were both born and raised in Manhattan. We dine out often including all types of restaurants including every steakhouse. I don’t believe we received any special treatment for the price we paid.

JO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

WE HAD THE PRICE FIX VALENTIN'E DAY 4 COURSE MENU FOR 150 A POP
THEY CHARGED US FOR COFFEE ..JUST SEEMED PETTY AFTER SPENDING THAT MUCH WOOD..OTHER THAN THAT..IT'S A NICE EXPERIENCE

AG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tag "Fifth Most Romantic Restaurant In the World" falls short of describing this place. From the pianist playing love music to the candle lit tables, the team at One if by Land, Two if by Sea, knows how to do fine dinning. The fixed menu was exquisite, my favorite dish being the Beef Wellington. The team made sure that our Valentine's day dinner was everything we hoped for and more. The table was prepared with fresh red roses, the server was very skilled and the burgundy color tie was a great touch. Perhaps the most memorable part of the night was the special plate made for us for Valentine's. I requested a dessert plate with the words "BE MINE" and they did not disappoint. Maria ensured that my special night with my lady resulted in her saying "YES." The night was so memorable that the only picture I was able to take was after the dinner was complete. Thank you for the wonderful experience.

E
New England
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Clearly one of the most romantic restaurants in NYC.

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Booked this place for Valentine’s Day.
The only menu available that night was the 6 course pre fix Valentine’s menu. We were obligated to do the wine pairing since no other options were offered.
None of the wines were good, we ended up trying them and leaving all the glasses full.
The food was running extremely slow between courses.
The food did not meet our expectations particularly given the price we paid.
Overall not a great experience and wouldn’t recommend it.

r
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Great piano player, wine pairing- good wine selection, terrible food and service was not worth the price. Overall can do better at other nice restaurants for less the price.

MG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of NYC’s treasures. Beautiful restaurant, delicious food, lovely cocktails and reliable service. You can’t go wrong.

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for valentines dinner with my girlfriend. The environment is very romantic. The service is great and waiters are super helpful. Definitely will recommend this place.

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The lamb and Wellington was excellent. The scallops appetizer was good, but the octopus not do much. The service was excellent at the table. For some reason they cancelled my reservation even though I confirmed the day before. I think the hostess just doesn't like her job. And the men's room smelled bad.

MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reviews are spot on. The atmosphere is quiet, comfortable and romantic. The hostess greets you with charm and guides you to several dining areas. She asked which table we would prefer and made us feel welcomed. Service is prompt and knowledgeable. The food was delicious, every appetizer, entre and dessert. You will never be disappointed in this quiet Village restaurant. We will return.

SP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very best place for a quiet dinner. Excellent food, with good portions, and a very friendly staff who genuinely cares about your experience.

KR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A charming and elegant restaurant, with outstanding service and food. The welcoming and warm atmosphere envelopes you the moment you enter the restaurant.
While expensive, you feel special throughout the entire time at One if by Land, Two if by Sea.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food

r
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Great ambiance, excellent service, but the food just wasn't up on par with other restaurants in this price range.

N
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was perfect. The staff was wonderful

KP
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I returned to this restaurant after not being there in over 20 years, and it did not disappoint! People were dressed more casually than 20 years ago, but that could be said for almost any place. They say business casual, but there were quite a few men wearing jeans. Weekends might be different. Beautiful fireplace and piano player in the bar. Delicious food and great service. Perfect for a rainy night in the city. Cozy, welcoming vibe.

JC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I would recommend it if you don't have a budget and not very hungry. Portions have shrunk. I do not like the idea of pre fixed menu especially if you don't want an appetizer. Souffle is excellent but is now the size of a cupcake. Service is excellent, ambience can't be beat. But $400 for dinner for 2 and 3 drinks is a little steep.

RS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Was not impressed with the service. Slow and inattentive.

DB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, service excellent, woman maitre d was great.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary at One if by Land.

Extremely romantic but the noise level from some of the patrons that had been drinking got loud.

The service is great. They are attentive but know when to leave you alone.

It’s pricey but well worth it.

L
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our experience at this restaurant. Everything from the greeting to the dessert was exceptional. We started by having a cocktail in front of the fireplace. Moved to our dinner and had the beef Wellington and a fish. Both were delicious. The atmosphere was adorable and romantic and the service (thank you Greta!) was on point without being overbearing. Will recommend this to friends and will definitely be back!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

This restaurant has an extraordinary setting. Charming lighting. But all the rest has the flavor of a pretentious dining experience of a 1980s New York.
Its absolutely overpriced, and for a 100 dollar 3 course prix fix, the price supplement is a nonsense. For 100 dollar you can have, for example, and entree of warm octopus salad and the main course of, for example, tofu stuffed bell peppers, and a dessert. Seems a bit much... guys..

The menu is also assembled with no logic, and its definitely not modern, with only accent on comfort food.
— We notified of a celiac guest at the time of the booking but out waiter was unprepared and didn’t knew which food choices were safe or not. I have been fine dining and casual dining in NYC for 20 years, this was one of the less pleasant dining experience ever.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Place is beautiful but I found the food not up to the price. We had two apps which were good, the scallops and the fettuccine, but my steak was mostly tendon and fat and the duck was over cooked.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Anniversary

MV
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and very romantic but at the end of it all it’s still a restaurant and the food options needs a makeover, everything is very sea food oriented.

B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The drinks are always done well. Not watered down. In fact you need to be careful especially if you do a wine pairing. I have fallen asleep at the table. The thing for us to get is the Chefs Tasting Menu. Love the duck pappardelle, beef wellington, and the lamb. Ambience of the place is very nice, warm, elegant. Especially if you sit on main floor by the garden. Otherwise there are other dining rooms. Some of the food is eclectic and may not suit everyones tastes. Suggest checking the menu on line first. They dont serve cheeseburgers. The manager is also very attentive. Shes always talking to you and checking things, which is rare for an upscale restaurant in nyc.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party for 30th

CA
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's an Incredibly classy and romantic place, delicious food and impressive service from staff, perfect for a special dinner with your significant other.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Cher payé pour plats déjà tout prêts et réchauffés
Rien à dire sur le vin
Manque de classe et de finesse dans les plats
Une belle déception pour moi pour un menu 3 services avec une bouteille de vin 125$ et une note totale de 400$ pour deux personnes
Je déconseille pour les gens qui aiment la bonne cuisine à ce prix là .

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Waiters were not attentive. For the price you are paying here there are better options in NYC. Food was very good but experience could have been better.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Romantic but the food was mediocre

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The atmosphere was very romantic. The service was amazing. The food was gross in my opinion, but some people might love it. I'm just not a fan of eating caviar or goose liver, etc. That being said, $600 later, for the my girlfriend and I,we left broke and hungry.