One if by Land, Two if by Sea

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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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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect, the ambience, service and food. This is a great place to celebrate a special occasion.

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AP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Am sure if I had been given a better table, the dining experience would have been outstanding. There are a couple of tables when you first enter the dining area that are quite active and distracting. The food and service are great.

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C
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a delightfully romantic restaurant. The service was excellent and the food delicious. It is frightfully expensive and portions were small. I am glad I went but will not return.

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a beautiful, very romantic restaurant in a lovely setting of a 1700's carriage house that was once belonged to Aaron Burr. Brick interior walls with tall windows overlooking a secret garden . There is a piano player.

There are fresh roses and candlelight on every table - excellent, attentive service.
Prix Fixe menu of 3 courses for $ 109 was a good value for the quality of the food and the ambiance of the restaurant. I had the fried foie grois and my husband had the duck pappardelle as the appetizers which were excellent. My husband has the Beef Wellington which was the specialty of the house and he thought it was perfectly cooked. I had the sea bass which was good but not great. For dessert I had the pistachio sorbet with a raspberry sauce which was amazing!!

It was a very nice dining experience and I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.

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BB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambience exceeded our expectations. We told our server that we were going to a MSG performance so that he could pace our meal accordingly. He hit it out of the park!
We will be back - and tell all our friends about our fantastic dining experience!

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Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went straight from Hamilton the musical to the restaurant, which was great because of Aaron Burr's link to the site. Food was good, they also remembered that it was my wife's birthday and brought out small deserts and a candle. Great overall experience

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b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, food was great. The manager was very professional and made you feel very uncomfortable. Make sure you have desert... it is unbelievable.

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MK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding, but thought drinks and wine a bit pricey

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Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the chef’s tasting menu with wine pairings.. expensive but worth every penny.
And the service was great.

Only negative was that I Wish we had been downstairs- more romantic.

This was likely one of the best meals we have ever had.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Combination of impeccable service, ambiance and taste. A place to enjoy the special moments.

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife’s 70th Birthday. 6 friends celebrating almost 50 years of friendship! It was the perfect place for the perfect night!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Romantic ambiance in a historic setting. Good service. However, the food is not worth anything near the $109 they charge for the three-course prix fixe menu. Save your money.

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CM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We had the 8 course tasting menu and the portions were rather small. The rack of lamb was not as I expected... no rack; just a cube of meat. The service was adequate although we felt a bit rushed. My guess was still eating when the server attempted to remove my plate. This happened more than once.
Overall a pleasant but not great experience and not a tremendous value for an experience costing over $600.00.

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JA
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinning experience, we where there to celebrate our anniversary, and we had a great time at this place. The food was delicious and lived totally up to the expectation. Great ambience too, with a very cozy romantic setting. Staff was supper friendly and attentive. This place is a must!

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MS
Edinburgh
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation

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MT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular dinner and wonderful service.

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T
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are looking for the latest trends in food, cuisine that is experimental or following trends then this is not the place for you. If you want a classic dining experience in a romantic setting with personalised, classic service that takes you back to days gone by then One if by Land, Two if by Sea is PERFECT. How often do you still experience dinner by candlelight these days that start with a talented pianist in a wood panelled bar with open shutters to watch passersby. We celebrated two special events and the staff went above and beyond to ensure it was memorable. The food was excellent -- with the beef wellington as a stand out and both the server and the floor hostess were professional, but very personal. For a quintessential, old world, romantic NYC dinner experience, this restaurant is highly recommended.

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G
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Let me start by saying that the atmosphere was incredible. After that, not much to call home about. The drinks are over priced but the two that I had were tasty. My wife and I decided to try the Chef’s tasting menu. The tuna and mustard tartar was odd...mustard over powered everything. The duck confit tasted like homemade chicken noodle soup, the goose liver was actually really good, the scallops with quail egg and pork belly tasted more like a ham and eggs breakfast at a diner with a fishy after taste. The halibut was cooked to perfection. One of the best pan seared fish sampling’s I have ever had. I do not like pesto but this pesto sauce was great. I wish I had ordered it as my main meal. The cheese sampling was odd and I could have done without it. The “main dish” was lamb (bland) and beef Wellington which was the second best thing we had after the halibut.
The sweet finish was a chocolate soufflé that tasted like my 6 year old daughter made a batch of brownies. After tip we dropped $509!
Money would have been better spent on a Broadway show to be honest.

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SA
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere and the service but was not impressed with the sea bass nor the duck dishes we ordered.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very romantic atmosphere for this restaurant, perfect for a fancy date. Nice setting, flowers and candles, smooth lights and soft piano music. The food is excellent and even if it’s arguably rather expensive, it’s worth it. Excellent service. Oh and try the Apple Soufflé as a dessert, simply the best.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

We came in around 6:30. The environment is nice but the room is too dark even with one candle on. I feel Like at lease they should turn on some small lights to make customers feel better. Beef Wellington is good. Well We gave up on the deserts, which is too heavy and below average.

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AA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

No worth paying. Food was hideous. Too expensive for the quality of both food and service.

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R
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The steak and. Beef Wellington were outstanding

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RL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Foie grad and Beef Wellington was Awesome! Great service too!

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G
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

This restaurant was historic and charming . White roses, candle light on each table and a grand piano and player meet you when you arrive ! The service was impeccable and the 3 or 5 price fixed menus amazing and delicious! Some tables look out onto a court yard with gardens . Aaron Burr's old carriage house is now an amazing restaurant!

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W
Washington DC
120 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One if By Land...is an outstanding restaurant for a special occasion, in this case, my aunt’s 97th Birthday! The food, service and ambiance were all wonderful! The restaurant prepared a plate with Happy 97th Birthday for her!

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MG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good but very limited and very expensive menu

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely romantic evening. Beautiful setting, lovely service. Fabulous desserts!! Even the flowers on the table were magnificent. Special venue for a very special anniversary. Everyone should add it to their list...

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A
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambience. That’s what makes a restaurant for me. Food was good and desert was great. I got the appetizer, duck liver, which was great. The entree was duck breast, which was slightly raw, and was eh. My wife got the Black Sea bass, which was okay for me, but great for me. Dessert were great as well. We went around the evening time, right before it got busy so it was perfect. There appears to be upstairs seating which was not told to us.

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S
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go to place in NYC for a romantic dinner

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PK
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Great place to go for special occasions.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Visiting New York

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EL
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this is absolutely Perfect for a romantic dinner. e

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LM
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The severs were very friendly and the food was superb thank you for making it a special night for us

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KI
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance & professional but quite service.

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f
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service, beautiful setting, the bar was awesome. That being said the food (for the price) was good not great. Not sure if we would go back.

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EJ
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely positively phenomenal! Anniversary celebration couldn't have been any better. Very special service. Fantastic food in a romantic setting. We loved it and will be back again soon. Thank you for the outstanding experience!

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L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Beautiful room, great food, wonderful service.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have already recomenddd it. We were there for 4.5 hours on our romantic honeymoon dinner. The waiter was so friendly and wonderful. The pianist played 4 songs that we had in our wedding (only one was by request). The food was so delicious we ate as slow as possible to soak it in. The wine pairings were exceptional. Yes the dinner cost a lot. But I was also fine with paying it and leaving the largest tip I’ve ever left.

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a
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious dinner, honestly value was not met . We were seated right in the middle of the floor which really took away from the intimacy of the dinner. Every other table was seated around the perimeter so that was very awkward. I knew going in it would be expensive, but I wanted the experience. Unfortunately, I was let down. My husband's birthday was acknowledged, so that was very nice.

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