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About One if by Land, Two if by Sea
Fine dining in a landmark Greenwich Village carriage house. Dinner 7 nights a weeks, casual Dining at the Bar. Private dining available as well.
New York, NY 10014
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thurs: 5:30pm - 09:30 pm Friday & Saturday: 5:30 - 10:30 pm Sunday Dinner: 5:30pm - 9:30 pm Bar opens at 5:00 pm daily
b/w 7th Ave. and West 4th
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live piano music, 7 nights a day
Unaffiliated garage across the street: "Sheridan Square Parking"
1 at Christopher Street/Sheridan Square. A, B, C, D, E, F, M at West 4th. See our website for detailed directions.
Private Party Facilities:
One if by Land offers private dining for luncheons, dinners, and Sunday brunches. Contact Info@oneifbyland.com for more details.
Private Party Contact:
Lisa Gardner: (855) 375-9217
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
One if by Land can be utilized for weddings, birthday celebrations, anniversary parties, film shoots, and more. Please contact the restaurant.
One if by Land, Two if by Sea Ratings and Reviews
I went to this place with high expectations!
We chose the “prix fix menu” . The apptz were pretty good! We had the foie gras and the burrata. I was not impressed with the beef Wellington (had a unappealing red sauce on the side) or with the dessert. The desserts all looked the same (little chocolate cakes with some drizzled sauce and a spoon of sorbet). Lame!
Service and ambiance were great!
It was a master class in romantic settings. The service was amazing and the food which almost seems like an added bonus for being in such a magical place was amazing. It is beautiful to look at and delicious to eat. It is time tested recipes with a modern presentation a real attention to craft without being stuck in trends or "coolness" just true skill and an artist take on culinary knowledge. It is not for everyone, it is expensive, but completely worth it for those who want to share a wonderful experience with someone they love.
Amazing place with stunning service and exceptional food. Everything was absolutely marvels. I celebratede my 35th birthday and got engaged! I couldn’t choose a better place for this evening! The owner was incredible, took care of us and participated in this special event by the most little things, to make it unforgettable!
My husband and I had our wedding dinner here in 2015, then our first anniversary dinner and now our second anniversary dinner. As always, this restaurant is romantic and makes us feel very special. The food is consistently amazing, and we look forward to our third anniversary to eat here again.
My husband and I went for an anniversary dinner. Cocktails were great. Service was excellent. Only drawback was there was no flexibility with the menu - prix fixe for $100/pp or degustation for $175/pp. No other options. Since we don't eat dessert, we would have preferred another option.
Absolutely phenomenal. Every detail from the romantic, historic interior, the welcoming classical piano, and flawlessly timed service, to the rich tasting courses and perfect wine pairings - it all blew me away. We’ve been making our way through many Michelin restaurants, and for not having any recognition from the institution, I’m shocked.
Started with the foie gras and scallops. Both among the best I’ve had. Scallops served with bacon and corn in a creamy mushroom reduction the surprisingly married the dish flavors perfectly. Had to get the beef Wellington per many reviews and was not disappointed. High-quality filet mignon, covered in mushrooms and secured in a pastry/biscuit blanket, then drizzled with a stone fruit reduction. It checked all the boxes, and blew past my expectations. Paired with the Cabernet Sauvignon, I was in heaven.
While I didn’t think I would have room for dessert, I’m so pleased we ordered it. I got the Beatrice; listed last on the dessert menu, but by far one of the most impressive I’ve had in the past two months. Chocolate ganache with a layer of raspberry preserves, coated in raspberry sauce, accompanied by house-made raspberry sorbet. Not as overwhelming as you may think. It was perfectly balanced, satisfying my sweet tooth, while offering a treat that was warm, cold, dense, rich, fluffy, whipped, fruity, and smooth. The pistachio crunch on top added a texture I didn’t think I’d want, but now desperately desire.
The restaurant does not offer a la carte menus. The prix fixe prices are high.
The wait staff screwed up our order. Another couple who came in after we did ordered the same app as we did and got served first. Ours came out 15 minutes later. I told our wait person that I was upset. The GM and server made up for it by giving us an extra appetizer and dessert on the house.
We came for our anniversary dinner. For being billed as a romantic restaurant, the food and ambience were on par. Our Hostess (older woman) was casual, harsh and detracted from the mood. Our meal was good but incorrect (wrong order at first) and then was blamed on the kitchen. Minimally a glass of wine comp would have made sense. It was simply uncomfortable.
I loved the space and the food. The rest needs to match in order to regain the clout I’m guessing this establishment could have. Service needs some love...
This Village restaurant with the curious name welcomes you with a long bar with mural of the named event, fireplace crackling, and pianist playing. The dining rooms beyond are lovely looking out into an interior garden. The menu is Price Fixe three course, with choices for all tastes. Service prompt, efficient, and professional. Ambience quiet! Food well prepared and presented. A true neighborhood gem.
We have been to One if by Land Two if by Sea many times over the years for special occasions and have been thrilled every time. This time it was for our anniversary. Unfortunately we were dissappointed this visit. The service was mediocre; not the outstanding service we have come to expect. We felt that when we ordered beer instead of cocktails or wine we were looked down upon. Or maybe it was because we were two women. But we both felt it. Then when the beef Wellington was not cooked to the medium rare request the server dismissed the complaint and we were told we were not cutting it correctly. As for my entree it was listed a veal chop "osso bucco". It in no way resembled osso bucco. And overall our meals were not up to the wanting to lick your plate standard we have come to expect Not sure we will be going back for our next special occasion
Disappointing. The appetizers came out about 3 minutes after we ordered. The crab pasta was very good. But the scallops were barely warm and the risotto less so. Disappointed with the halibut. Little dry, also should have been hotter. Beef was pretty good- too big a portion. But better than the fish. We had A very nice french dinner the night before so maybe the bar was too high going in. The deserts were a highlight.
Asked for a table downstairs prior to arriving but received a table upstairs next to these girls throwing a birthday party with a photographer.....
Other than that, food was amazing!!! Service was quick too but not too the point where the servers are hovering. Really beautiful restaurant
One if by Land, Two if by Sea is a spectacular treat for your dining senses. The atmosphere, attention of staff and food are one of the best in NYC. Set in a quiet street in lower Manhattan the atmosphere is both intimate and sensual. Without question, try the tasting menu with wine pairing. A great place for an intimate dinner, where food and drink are phenominal.
I was really excited about this date night. we were seated upstairs and sadly all of the charm of the restaurant is on the first floor. The pacing of food was terrible and I felt completely rushed. The staff was stiff and unwelcoming. The food was decent... nothing stands out as remarkable or terrible. New York has plenty of options for amazing food with great service and an amazing atmosphere and this place just doesn't compare! If you absolutely must eat here I suggest you at least wait for a table downstairs.
We had a 9:30pm reservation and were celebrating a birthday. Although we were told several times that our table would be ready in “just a few minutes,” we did not get seated until after 10pm, despite the restaurant not being that packed. They gave us each a complimentary glass of sparkling, which was a nice touch. We ordered our food quickly because we were starving, and I was surprised by how fast the dishes came out. My octopus was just ok. Definitely not as fresh tasting and a bit on the spongy side. Everyone else had some sort of salad and said they enjoyed it. For the main dish, I got the streak and had asked for it medium rare. It definitely was well over cooked (close to well done) and had a toughness to it that usually comes with sitting out under a heat lamp. Two people got the individual beef Wellingtons and were not that impressed either. The pastry was soggy and the center was not warm. We notified the staff that our dishes all tasted like they had been sitting out or reheated, but we were assured that wasn’t the case. Not sure how much I believe that given the speed at which our meals came out and that it was 10:45pm. They offered to re-cook my steak, but at that point I was so starving, I just wanted to eat. Overall, it was a lot of money to spend for a very mediocre meal. It was a special occasion and we were more than happy to spend the money (we had been at Valbella the night before). While the setting is very romantic, the food and overall experience left a lot to be desired. Perhaps the experience was a symptom of having a late reservation. Either way, I don’t think I’ll be going back to find out.
Very disappointing experience. I should have paid attention to the 2 star reviews. The ambiance was ok, althou the decor feels like an old theater decor, not authentic, nor romantic. The service wasn't great either, very sow and the staff did not seem motivated or aware of etiquette ( small things like going around the person to fill their water glass not sticking your arm in their face as they are talking etc). The food was the biggest disappointment. We had the 3 course, and everything was overcooked and under seasoned. The pasta was soggy and over cooked, the foie gras was burned and as floating in a coulis with no flavor whatsoever, the pekin duck was chewy and un-edible. The desserts were nice but nothing out of the ordinary. A very forgettable meal. I highly recco for anyone looking for a romantic meal to consider le Coucou or Daniel or any other alternative. Not worth the money. At all.
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