One if by Land, Two if by Sea

4.7
6153 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Fine dining in a landmark Greenwich Village carriage house. Dinner 6 nights a weeks, casual dining at the bar. Private dining available as well. As of July 2020, we are offering outdoor dining on our custom built deck as we are following all the COVID-19 guidelines and safety measures.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 6153 people are saying
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DanielR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My wife and I chose this restaurant since it was our twenty seventh wedding anniversary and we had eaten at the restaurant many years earlier, we thought this would be an excellent choice. We ordered the seven course tasting menu and wine pairings which every dish was well executed (except for the halibut which was served very dry)and the wine was a fantastic complement. The ambiance was a bit lacking since the restaurant promotes itself as one of the top five romantic restaurants in the world. Our reservation was for 8:00PM and tables were spaced too closely together and the restaurant was crowded. That said the restaurant was decorated beautifully for the holidays and there were roses on every table. All in all the food, wine and service were well executed but the tables were to close together and the noise level high the restaurant did not deliver as one of the most romantic in the world.

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Davidp
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service, food excellent and really enjoyed our first visit there. We recognize NYC is pricey but this just seemed a little on the higher side of what we expected. Nevertheless, we enjoyed it and would go again.

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JohnJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having traveled to multiple countries over my career I can easily say this is the most romantic restaraunt you will find.

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ErikB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth the price. Food was amazing, service was even better. Definitely recommend

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PC123
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Not sure the price matches what you get in return.

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ChrisF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and beautiful ambience. Picture perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious. All classics that are executed well, but nothing that blew my socks off. And for a USD 500.00+ dinner, I was kind of expecting that… Regardless, service was wonderful, as well as the food, and the ambiance very intimate. A delightful experience.

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MichaelF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four of us were fortunate to have a 5:30 seating. This meant an abundance of service and attention to detail from the staff...especially the extraordinary Jorge who seemed to be everywhere all at once and played multiple roles as server and maitre de. We were seated right by the Christmas Tree, centerstage. Although there was swift movement around our round table, there was little notice.

The food was the best. The tuna tartar was out of this world and the best value (along with the scallops) on the appetizer menu. Have a festive cocktail! At $20, they are pricey but well worth it. And speaking of worth it, do not leave without having the signature Beef Wellington dish. This will make up for any petite portions you have had at this point.

For dessert, there are 7 choices! I sampled the Cappuccino and the Chocolate Souffle, both divine. The actual cappuccino coffee was "eh," so a house coffee (if they offer that) will fix your coffee fix.

I had one awkward moment when I found something in my green beans that shouldn't have been there...or anywhere near food. Jorge handled this delicately and refreshed my plate immediately. These things happen, but it was the one out-of-character event of the evening.

By the time we were leaving at 7:30, this place was jamming (oh, did I mention the beautiful bar area with loungy pianist?!), so I would recommend an early seating or something in the back alcove (or by the window) if you would like a quieter, romantic evening.

It's filled with old-school elegance and tradition while still being fun and romantic. They lit a single tall candle at our table as we were seated. A delightful touch.

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KeithH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The bartender was exquisite a lot of product knowledge very patient to explain the different drinks to meet a true professional. And the waitress that I had a spectacular really knew her stuff friendly good personalityOverall very good experience

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vipJoseM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great romantic vibe. Great for a special occasion. Service was excellent.

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MontyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One if by Land and Two if by Sea is now is my wife’s and my favorite restaurant. Cheers to Ethan and Jessica for making us feel like family. Fun stories and excellent suggestions on the dining experience make this place a standout in New York. We will definitely be returning on our next trip to New York in 2022.

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vipDennis
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a lovely evening in NYC. I wish however that they offered an a la carte menu. bar is terrific as was our bartender that evening.

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vipScott
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great experience. Not a very attentive wait staff. Lobster course was very disappointing but everything else was great.

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Paul
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly Recommend! Tasting menu was outstanding. Ambiance was next level

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vipJamesW
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Incredible foods. The atmosphere was perfect. Great romantic spot.

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viprjmd
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding venue for a romantic night, lovely ambience and food was exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful birthday with my friends

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vipPeterH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

My wife and I have been coming to this restaurant for 45 years. Our first visit was in the summer of 1976, we have visited roughly 15 times, and we chose to spend our 40th wedding anniversary there. We made the restaurant aware of this in a low-key manner (as a comment on our OpenTable reservation).

The food was good, but every other aspect of our visit was disappointing. Despite a reservation that was early in the evening and made weeks in advance, we were seated at a table that was one of the worst in the house. We sat for 10 minutes at our table before anyone asked if we wanted a drink, brought menus, or had any interaction whatsoever. The service was totally disengaged—joyless and pro forma. Individual glasses of wine were brought to our table already poured. No tastes were offered, and we never even saw the bottles. The plating of my beef Wellington was the beef itself with minimal saucing and four green beans. Four.

One of the staff came to my table to ask if he could clear our plates while I was still eating my main course. To “celebrate” our 40th anniversary, we were comped a tiny cookie and one small jelly each with no comment. Why bother? It was a sad ending to a bad night on what should have been a happy occasion.

My daughter and son-in-law had been to this restaurant a few weeks earlier with a similar report. But my wife and I chose to go anyway because we thought we knew better. We didn’t. At this price point, there are literally dozens if not 100 or more better choices in New York City.

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MorganS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is simply spectacular. The ambiance, the history, the wait staff, the food…absolutely perfect. Come here for a romantic date or special occasion and you will not be disappointed!

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zjrbfbf
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The Waiter is rude and will never come again ………..

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Navarucci
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible Thanksgiving meal. Ambience was brilliant, staff were lovely, wish I lived in New York so that I could come here regularly

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was festive, warm and inviting, with courteous, good service. The cocktails were creative and first rate. The portions of food were surprisingly small (although the prices were large), and the actual cooking was very good, but one hoped to use words like “superb” and “delicious” and those adjectives did not come up. I’d return, but my expectations will be slightly lower. Still a good Thanksgiving evening.

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NicoleD
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the service absolutely wonderful and the ambience to die for. Truly one of the best experiences I've ever had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and food are exceptional, especially our server Orchid.

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KaraM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary. The staff was attentive, the food delicious, and the ambiance warm and intimate. We’d definitely come back.

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PTNYC
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. Food, ambiance, and service are top notch

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SumitaB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 25th anniversary at the restaurant. Was a wonderful experience with amazing service. Food was impeccable as well.

MA
MusicAGnyc
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

It’s romantic in a way most places just aren’t anymore.
Service was pretty good.
Food was subpar for the price point.
My Wellington was far beyond medium and my foie gras had a springy vein running thru it.
The dessert and the dessert options honestly felt like the bare minimum.
It’s time they invest in a consultant to improve the menu or tighten up the kitchen team.

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DanR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Great atmosphere. Awesome food. We had the Beef Wellington and it was crazy good.

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EldiaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We were totally disappointed. Got the 7 course dinner for four The scallops were not up to standards and the Beef Wellington, which is their signature dish, came almost well done when we had all ordered medium. The Halibut was overcooked. It is obvious that the kitchen is doing a mass production operation and is not taking the care required for this kind of a restaurant. In sum, we felt like we had gone to a tourist trap with a beautiful ambiance.

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IanL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrated engagement dinner here. Service was great, they respected my reservation request for a window seat. Ambience was excellent and food was very good.

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Lori
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, beautiful rooms, light, but flavorful and satisfying food.

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ElaineC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we reserved the table, we asked for a table by the window on the first floor. When they called me to confirm the reservation in the morning, they said we’ll get that. But when we got there, we didn’t get what we wanted. There was a table by the window, but they didn’t give that to us. Their service is horrible. Food is just okay. I personally don’t recommend to go their for anniversary.

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Hal113
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my wife’s birthday here and had an exceptional time. Staff was super attentive. Would definitely recommend for a special night out.

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MichaelA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Halibut and Beef Wellington were the highlights of the tasting menu. The chocolate soufflé was an average end to an otherwise spectacular experience.

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vipJuanM
Miami
68 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good place to eat different.
Seven courses is the best option.
Been in similar type of restaurant I was expecting for a presentation of each course (details, inspiration, ingredients, etc.
Overall, very good.

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Chris
46 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

That Restaurant has a wonderful tasting menu with a excellent Price / Value relationship.

Initially, they said, the tasting menu is not available - however, after insisting, it was served. That was greatly appreciated!

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MarshaG
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Expectations were high of this “romantic “ place. Pretty disappointed.
Noisy, cramped space, mediocre food, foie gras was served cold - yak.
Service is okay but very limited. Staff seemed overwhelmed possibly due to lack of servers and busboys. Bartenders seemed stressed out and unfriendly. If you don’t specify a location of the table at the time of reservation you may end up sitting next to the stairs ( literally you can lean on it).
Will I come back - no. Would I recommend to anyone - no.

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SethP
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Delicious food and great atmosphere. Highly recommend the tasting menu.

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Baltimorefoodie
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. Just WOW!

There is a reason this place is rated one of the very best in all of NYC. We wanted a romantic evening, with amazing food and service to celebrate our anniversary, and we were overwhelmed with the entire evening.

Our server Orchid (We asked for her name), could not have been any better. A true professional who provided us with attentive, but not intrusive service. Absolutely deserves to be recognized for outstanding service. We opted for the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairing. Each dish was perfectly portioned and paired to perfection. Some claimed to have left hungry, but we were very satisfied by the end of the evening. Each dish seemed to be better than the last, I truly can't say one was better than the other without listing the entire menu. This evening for us was scheduled to be an intimate evening to celebrate our anniversary in class, and we were 100% happy with our experience.

For those out of towners like us, here are some tips. The restaurant is not clearly marked from the outside. It's directly next to the Ale House. We took the subway and it was a 2 minute walk from the Christopher St station. We felt very safe and its in a pretty busy part of town. They do require and verify your vaccination status prior to dining. If the price of an evening is a concern, this probably isn't the place you should look to dine. But I will say, even though this was my wife and I's most expensive dinner outside of our wedding day, I did not feel it was outrageous. Go into the evening knowing you will be treated with class and an impeccable evening. Lastly, ask for an extra piece of bread to soak up every last bit of goodness from the dish being served :)

FAQs

One if by Land, Two if by Sea offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 255-8649.

One if by Land, Two if by Sea is rated 4.7 stars by 6153 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.