One if by Land, Two if by Sea
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
mushroom duxelle, truffle tapenade, beurre rouge
Lamb Shank Tagine
butternut squash marmalade, saffron, couscous
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.
Highly Recommend! Tasting menu was outstanding. Ambiance was next level
Amazing service. Incredible foods. The atmosphere was perfect. Great romantic spot.
Outstanding venue for a romantic night, lovely ambience and food was exceptional
Had a wonderful birthday with my friends
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.
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!
The Waiter is rude and will never come again ………..
Incredible Thanksgiving meal. Ambience was brilliant, staff were lovely, wish I lived in New York so that I could come here regularly
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.
The food was amazing, the service absolutely wonderful and the ambience to die for. Truly one of the best experiences I've ever had.
The staff and food are exceptional, especially our server Orchid.
We went for our anniversary. The staff was attentive, the food delicious, and the ambiance warm and intimate. We’d definitely come back.
Always a wonderful experience. Food, ambiance, and service are top notch
We celebrated our 25th anniversary at the restaurant. Was a wonderful experience with amazing service. Food was impeccable as well.
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.
Awesome experience. Great atmosphere. Awesome food. We had the Beef Wellington and it was crazy good.
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.
Celebrated engagement dinner here. Service was great, they respected my reservation request for a window seat. Ambience was excellent and food was very good.
Great service, beautiful rooms, light, but flavorful and satisfying food.
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.
We celebrated my wife’s birthday here and had an exceptional time. Staff was super attentive. Would definitely recommend for a special night out.
The Halibut and Beef Wellington were the highlights of the tasting menu. The chocolate soufflé was an average end to an otherwise spectacular experience.
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.
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!
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.
Wonderful experience! Delicious food and great atmosphere. Highly recommend the tasting menu.
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 :)
It was wonderful, timely, and delicious. Loved the vibe and the live music. Thank you for a great time!
The reviews I read were spot on. They were rated as the most romantic restaurant in New York I can can see why. We got a very quiet table with a real fire place. The food was just amazing. Expertly made drinks, and the presentation was on point. The staff were clearly well trained and performed wonderfully.
For a once-in-a-very-long-time splurge dinner, I can't imagine a better choice. We were visiting New York with friends and spent the day touring the city, finishing up with a lovely walk along the Highline and through the Little Park. We all wished we had been able to get back to the hotel and dress up a bit more, but we were made to feel completely welcome for our early evening dinner. Everything about the meal, from the seasonal cocktails to the incredible desserts, was memorable, resulting in a dinner that will be remembered for a long time to come.
I understand how this restaurant has remained in business for so many years. It was a perfect dining experience.
My Bronzino is small but tasty, my husband loved the beef Wellington, the mashed potatoes were AMAZING!
The happy anniversary desert was lovely
Noisy table in dining room
The Beef Wellington lived up to the hype. Would definitely come back.
Beautiful romantic restaurant with average food.
Amazing and truly impeccable!
We booked for my girlfriend’s birthday. The service was not great. Our waiter was not personable and borderline rude. He was more concerned with getting home than helping us have a good meal. We did the seven course meal. At the beginning of the sixth course, we were given silverware for the seventh course. The seventh course then showed up and we had to discard the sixth. Our waiter told us he “mistimed” the course. He was clearly rushing us as they were at the end of service.
However, the food was excellent, the ambience is beautiful, the guests are classy. The prices are great value and the wine menu is extensive. I especially appreciate the inclusion of a Pomerol Bordeaux that was not Petrus/Le Pin.
Celebrated my wife’s birthday. Amazing dining experience. We both had the 7 course tasting menu and every course was delicious. The service was amazing. Great wine selection. They even brought out a happy birthday dessert for us. Romantic lighting and music. Will definitely be coming back.
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 6144 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.