One if by Land, Two if by Sea

4.7
6171 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
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Upon arriving we were seated in the very first row of tables, which out of all the other options that there were, paled in comparison. An elderly couple came in after us and got window seats, which kind of took me by surprise because from my side of the room there were many empty tables. After seeing that I requested an immediate change of our table. It made me feel as if we weren’t expected to have as much of an amazing experience as our dining peers.

Me and my wife just returned from South Korea after being stationed there for 2 years, this was a very important night for us. I did not want anything to ruin the magical moment I envisioned. The dinner went along great with my wife, the only other issue I dealt with was when we were ordering the waiter suggested side dishes as if it was included with the entrees. Upon my review of the bill I realized they had charged me $15.00 for each one. We barely ate it, nor did we want it.

To my surprise the waiter took it away and did away with practically full plates of sides. Yet for the table behind me he asked if they’d like to take their food to go, an option that he had not given us. I believe some of the staff members in this establishment to be guilty of discrimination.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Highly recommend

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vipdynamendoza
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - the food was delicious - and the pianist playing have a nice ambiance!

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TinaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were superb, the piano was beautiful, but the AC was too strong, so it was cold.

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vipDutch4U
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The ambiance is good (live piano music on Saturday night, real candles etc). The service was impeccable. The food was tasty but too expensive for what you really get (at this price you could afford to serve a whole branzino instead of a piece of fileted fish; and why on earth would a rack of lamb have the bones removed). What I really didn’t like was the mark up on wine: they have a large wine list but literally only 2 bottles just under $100: that just seems a bit greedy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth it! The food is amazing, great service and an overall perfect experience for our anniversary!

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Louie
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love OIBL,! Went to celebrate our anniversary there last night---as my husband proposed to me there 37 years ago!!

As it turned out, we were in a part of the room with several others celebrating anniversaries (and one birthday). It is truly a very romantic spot!

Our dinner was delicious--Lamb and beef wellington--and a lovely bottle of wine.

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TimS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely magical! Food was delicious - exceeded expectations!

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Erfp79
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another sublime meal. Beautiful atmosphere—the most romantic restaurant in NYC. Great tasting meal, great service. Live music (beautiful piano playing) enhances the experience. No better place for a date or to celebrate a special occasion.

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TeriA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment wile walked in, we felt like we had gone back in time. This 18th Century historical setting, once the home of Aaron Burr, was truly an event unto itself. The service was attentive and gracious. The food was exquisitely prepared and served. It was an evening to remember.

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vipKarenS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to celebrate my birthday! Food was stellar, cocktails were delicious and service is off the charts attentive. Cannot say enough good things about this restaurant!

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vipNYer
New York Area
208 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great—food service and of course ambience.

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vipJoanM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration….wonderful atmosphere. Fantastic food. Great service and attention.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing birthday dinner! Definitely one of the most romantic places we’ve been. We did the Chef’s tasting menu; seven courses including a cheese and dessert course. Each course was timed well and tasted absolutely amazing. Each dish had great modern touches to classic dishes, like a truffle tapenade with the individual beef Wellington. Our servers were attentive and knowledgeable, providing perfect wine and drink recommendations and a small birthday treat to celebrate a great night.

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RonielA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and experience we’ve had in nyc

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SarahH
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for my anniversary and had the most wonderful time. We were treated so kindly for our special night, chocolates and a free drink at the end of the night! It was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and food - they made our anniversary truly special.

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jasons
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is impeccable and the ambiance is wonderful. On top of the absolutely delicious food, the live piano player made for a truly lovely evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Around our 25-26!trip to One If for Anniversary Dinners (33years). All including this trip have been awesome! Highly recommended!

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PatriciaC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful place to celebrate a special occasion. The staff is very attentive and professional. Pricey but worth it.

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KevinP
New England
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Inexperienced waiter and servers sent out wrong food to the wrong tables, did not offer to replace/remake the dishes especially during COVID times. I didn’t bring it up as to not spoil the mood. Found a long hair in the teapot no offer for comp or acknowledgement of any kind from the floor manager. For the money I paid I think I can get better customer service at a McDonald’s. Food and ambiance was excellent however. I’d love to recommend for the food, but not for the service.

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vipTBo22
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipPabloB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Overpriced, cheesy, food not at par with expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Exquisite! We loved our experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Elegant restaurant with incredible ambiance and excellent service. Food was fantastic; beautiful presentation and absolutely delicious. A little pricey but definitely worth it for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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ChrisM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Price difference between 3-course and 7-course seemed skewed. Our side dish, brussels sprouts, were surprisingly unpleasant, but our food otherwise was quite good, if a bit dated even for ‘classics.’ Drinks, service, and ambience were excellent. A charming little place with lots of tourists, some more conscientious of fellow diners than others.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant

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vipR1200GSA
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a special evening to celebrate a birthday with my wife. We love that there were real candles on the table. We enjoyed the piano in the lobby near the bar. The beef Wellington and lobster were amazing. The dessert was delicious. We did find the prices were high for even New York City but it was a special evening and I would recommend it to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First rate in every respect. Food was outstanding and the ambience among the most romantic anywhere. Orchid (our server) made the evening extra special. Recommend asking for her by name when making your reservation.

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ChrisK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambience. We would go back again. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Was expecting more from the food. It’s average food for a resturant of that status.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner with friends, taken care of by Orchid! Excellent service, excellent ambiance, excellent food, and excellent company! Thank you for taking care of us, we will be back for more! Cheers

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is very intimate and romantic. It would be nice if guests are allowed outside to the garden though.

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Margot
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my husband’s absolutely “don’t even consider anywhere else” favorite restaurant so I took him here for his birthday. Food, wine, service and ambiance were wonderful, and COVID hasn’t changed that, thankfully. My only quibble - and it’s minor - is that the server asked us if we were there for a special occasion. When I told her it was my husband’s birthday, she brought out a lovely plate with chocolates and exceptionally good candy with “Happy Birthday” written on the plate with chocolate sauce. When the bill came, I was charged $10 for that birthday dish even though we didn’t ask for it. It’s minor but a bit odd.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere were very nice. Exactly what I expected of a fine dining restaurant.

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prestonies
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!! A must go to while in NYC

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This beautiful and most romantic restaurant was recommended by a friend. My partner was in town and I decided to take him out for a special dinner date on his last night in town. Everything was just absolutely perfect. From the moment you walk in and are greeted by the host. The sound of the piano playing to the candle being lit by our server. The food, the service, the ambience and dessert. It is truly a very special place and we made wonderful memories that will never be forgotten. Very grateful to our server who took such great care of us. And very happy that special places like this still exist. It felt like our own movie.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely enjoyed ourselves!! I’m allergic to seafood and asked the chef if I can get the tasting menu with vegetarian options which they said no, so my husband did the tasting menu and I the 3 course, but the chef sent me complimentary pasta dish and sparkling wine to make up to that. There was a bit of wait in between a couple of dishes and they sent us 2 glasses of wine on the house! Overall everything tasted delicious! The place looked romantic and beautiful! We’ll definitely go back!

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Jtal
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single detail was outstanding. My husband and I really enjoyed our visit here.

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 6171 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.