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.

17 Barrow St.
New York, NY 10014
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross Street:
b/w 7th Ave. and West 4th

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 255-8649

Website:
http://www.oneifbyland.com/

Entertainment:
Live piano music, 7 nights a day

Parking Details:
Unaffiliated garage across the street: "Sheridan Square Parking"

Public Transit:
1 at Christopher Street/Sheridan Square. A, B, C, D, E, F, M at West 4th. See our website for detailed directions.

Executive Chef:
Gary Volkov

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

Additional:
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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Celebrate Christmas Eve with family and friends at One if By Land two if by sea from 4pm to 10pm. We will be offering a $160.00 four-course prix-fixe menu (+ tax, gratuity)

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Celebrate Christmas Day with family and friends at One if By Land two if by sea from 12 noon to 10pm. We will be offering a $160.00 four-course prix-fixe menu (+ tax, gratuity)

One if by Land, Two if by Sea Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.7

value

3.8

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85% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (94)
Special Occasion (79)
Good for a Date (65)
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Good for Anniversaries (55)
Quiet Conversation (41)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
Cozy (37)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Tasting Menu (25)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Notable Wine List (22)
Authentic (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Live Music (12)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Bar Seating (7)
Seasonal (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Fun (5)
Business Meals (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Scenic View (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing evening! We live in NYC and I am a huge history buff but had never heard of this restaurant. I’m not sure how that is possible but I can’t thank my friend enough for suggesting we have a special Christmas dinner here.The entire night exceeded our expectations starting from arriving early to have an incredible cocktail by the fireplace in the cozy leather club chairs to the beautiful table by the window with the single white taper lit upon our arrival. We were also seated near the gorgeous Christmas tree which made the ambience incredibly romantic. I had the beet salad appetizer which was delicious and of course we had to have the beef Wellington. We also had a bottle of red wine recommended by our waiter which was perfectly paired with our meal and not overly expensive. The service was very attentive but not hovering. The evening was truly magical. PS. This is as good as any Michelin star restaurant!! But without the price!

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·Dined 3 days ago

The seven-course dinner with wine pairing was excellent ten years ago, and has been every two to three years ever since. We have never been disappointed with the food or the service!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Probably one of the best restaurants we have ever eaten at. The atmosphere is fabulous, the service amazing, the food outstanding. The price is really heavy, but we will go again next time we are in NY. It was well worth it.

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·Dined 4 days ago

A very special place on earth! Few places with that atmosphere...

Tags: Authentic, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Menu HAS 2 Options 3 or 7 course. When we ordered most of the options were not available. When you have an EXTREMELY limited menu, you can not tell your customer you are out of
several of the individual options for appetizers AND Main course. I should have walked out but at that point I had no reservations elsewhere.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Delicious food in a romantic, beautiful restaurant!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and ambiance. Service could improve as waiters didn’t come often and we had to keep standing up to call them. Overall, great way to celebrate a birthday!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 4 days ago

Just a fantastic and exquisite location for a romantic dinner. Exceptional service and the highest quality of fare and staff. Wonderful owner who sees to every detail.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

This by far one of the finest we've ever had the pleasure of visiting and we've been to restaurants all over the world. The combination of exquisite food, lovely ambiance. warm and competent staff and the setting is world class. Be prepared to be thrilled with the experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Yes, it’s that romantic. Warm and gracious service, delicious, beautifully-prepared food, fine wines, serene ambiance. It is very special, and our special-occasion go-to.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

It definitely lives up to being one of the most romantic restaurants in the world. We had a fantastic table right in front of the Christmas tree, a perfect setting for Saturday date night. Our server was able to recommend some great dishes from the menu and the service was excellent. Definitely worth the money.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing food, great service and super romantic. My husband and I got engaged here 29 years ago, and just had a wonderful meal here. The restaurant is so pretty with the lighted Christmas tree and the lights in the courtyard. The falling snow just added to the ambience. The staff was very attentive and had good recommendations. It's really a special place!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Me and my husband came to this test to celebrate his birthday. I explained to the waiter that I’m pregnant therefore I have some dietary restrictions, asked for his pregnancy appropriate recommendations. He explained that almost everything on the menu can be cooked well done so I ordered the beef Wellington. When my dish came the pastry was completely burnt. The waiter explained that in order to get the meet well done they had to cook it this way. I would rather if he had told me that this specific dish is not recommended well done, I would have gladly picked something else and the chef wouldn’t have looked so bad. There were plenty other options. Also we were both a bit disappointed with the bread that they serve, for this type of place I wouldn’t have expected a bland supermarket type of ban bread, I would expect something warm and fresh. Other than that the ambient and decorations was excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Very nice ambiance / atmosphere. Courteous staff. We did the 7 course chef tasting which was not very gatronomically exciting as well as the smallest portions and extremely expensive.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was incredible!
But the service was even better.
Segundo and Ahmed were a terrific team that made us feel special.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Beautiful restaurant full of charm and history. The lighting, XMas decorations and roaring fire were outstanding. Unfortunately, the food is sub par. Nothing that we ate in the pre fixed menu was worthy. Service was good but I should have known I was in for a long night of just average food when waiter could not personally recommend any dish because chef doesn’t let him try the food! Yikes. If they can correct their cooking issue this would be one of NYC’s best dining experiences.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Bar Seating
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·Dined 7 days ago

Whilst the atmosphere was beautiful-decor, live piano playing, intimate table, the food was very disappointing. The entree course meats in particular lacked flavor and some of the sauce pairings were strange.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

I was extremely disappointed. The service was horrible and the food was mediocre. I was celebrating my wife birthday and they literally rushed us out. We had 8:00 reservations and we were done eating by 8:45. Yes it’s a romantic scene but the service was extremely cold. They would not see me ever again.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Lived up to its reputation. The food was as good as we ewpxected and the servers were very attentive. I had the salmon, which was well cooked and prepared with pomegranate rils. Wife had the veal chop prepared Osso bucco style. Both proved tasty.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

A Beautiful Birthday Dinner for my twins. 5 Star Food, service and decor. Thank you!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The service was great but the food was far from exceptional.

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

The restaurant is romantic and peaceful. The ambiance made us feel like a million bucks on our date. The food was superb. The server knowledgeable and attentive. I loved it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

This was my first visit to the restaurant. It was recommended by a friend. The experience lived up to the recommendation as to food quality and ambiance. That it was the beginning of the Christmas Season only added to the setting and ambiance. However the pace of service was a little quick and a few minutes should allowed in between each do that the food and drink may be totally enjoyed.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We did the 7 course chef’s tasting with wine paring. The early courses are absurdly small, the “scallop” course is a thin trimming off the top of a full size scallop, the foie gras and tuna are each only slightly larger than the size of a quarter. The whole experience is woefully underwhelming given the price point, I’d suggest just ordering the three course or looking elsewhere for a great meal.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Food was amazing and the ambiance was even better! Unfortunately for the price we paid the service was atrocious from the moment we walked through the door until the time we walked out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Had a very lovely dinner on a Sunday night with my mother. Food was outstanding and the holiday decor made the ambience even more special. Will definitely return again and know that it will not disappoint.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent experience! I strongly recommend the chef's tasting menu particularly if you a celebrating a special occasion. The food and the ambience are definitely worth the price

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I had an incredible meal at One if by Land, Two if by Sea on Saturday night. The ambience was elegant, the service was excellent, and the food was phenomenal. Thank you!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Absolutely stunning place! Gorgeous and romantic

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Being an obsessed Hamilton fan, who slept on the sidewalk of 46th street with my then 15 year old daughter in July 2016, to get cancellationline tickets 3 days before the original cast left, when a friend posted a link to One if by Land, Two if By Sea on my Facebook, I knew I absolutely must make it back to NYC from Atlanta, GA and dine there ASAP! That opportunity happened to come much quicker than I expected. I made reservations, then found out that my cousin and BFF, who I was to be traveling with, was treating us to Hamilton tickets the day after we would be eating at Aaron Burr’s famous carriage house turned restaurant, making our upcoming trip even more special! We could not have asked for anything better. The food was outstanding, as was the service. It was cozy and beautiful-all decorated for Christmas. We had the best dining experience of our lives. I hope that we have the chance to visit again. I would love to take my Hamilton-obsessed children. One if by Land, Two if By Sea will go down as my very favorite dining experience-ever. Hands down, it was everything wonderful. Thank you for making our trip so amazing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Small portions and Uber expensive. Great ambience and friendly service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Amazing atmosphere, classical dishes and wonderful service for our engagement celebration, with really nice touches including champagne on the house, "congratulations" dessert and a picture perfect table by the garden window. Made my fiancee and I very happy!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our dining experience was mixed.
My appetizer, scallops, was superb. The waiter strongly encouraged the Beef Wellington as the signature dish and we all ordered it. This was very disappointing. And while mine was ordered as medium rare, it was well done. I was first told it was as it was meant to be but after a second complaint it was replaced with a rarer version that was still not very good.

The service was fair, and the atmosphere is beautiful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Blonde girl on front desk was really rude which didn’t give us the best first impression. She certainly didn’t welcome us warmly and told us to sit at the bar for a few minutes. 20 mins later we asked her if our table was ready and she muttered something inaudible with a blank expression and spoke to her manager who told us our table had been ready for a while(?!)

Thankfully, service at the table was excellent and manager who seated us let us choose our seats and came back halfway through our meal to check we were happy.

Food was interesting - I had the beet salad which was nothing special and not very well presented on the plate then the beef wellington which had an overpowering raspberry sauce which wasn’t pleasant. I asked for medium rare yet the beef was definitely well done.

I’ve eaten at far cheaper restaurants with far better food. Bill came to $232 for two of us.

On a positive note, the Christmas tree and live pianist made the atmosphere very romantic.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Amazing service and amazing food! Very friendly staff and attentive service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Very good romantic place for dinner

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Food was excellent, ambiance great, service average.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We have been coming here for our anniversary for years for the ambiance and especially for the Beef Wellington. But this time I was disappointed. The usual bordelaise sauce was replaced with some sweet sauce and the usual buttery pastry was not buttery at all. Although the scallops appetizer was excellent and the chocolate soufflé was to die for, the Wellington was disappointing. Since it is a 2 hour drive, we will probably think twice before we come again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Extremely overrated. No wonder it’s empty and always has openings. We were seated and rushed to order our drinks and then our food right after. Both of our appetizers and bread were brought out in less than 10 minutes! We then waited shocked and looked at the food and our waiter trying to figure out how he could deliver our appetizers before we even were served our cocktails and bottled water. Are you joking? For a famous and top rated romantic fine dining location in NYC? Food is mediocre at best. The beef Wellington that is so highly recommended was AWFUL. Overcooked, burnt, dry, had an awful sweet sauce and stale outer biscuit. Staff is rude and so lazy. The 3 hostesses gave dirty looks to almost everyone! As if they were all anything more than just a customer service restaurant employee. If they were so above everyone else and too good then they wouldn’t be working the front door of a restaurant. Like come on. Get a new job if you don’t know how to work in customer service. Additionally, we marked anniversary on our reservation because it was and were pushed to a small corner table in a 2x4 room upstairs. The reservation was made two months in advance. The main room had 5 empty tables. We had 3 tables seated next to us in that small room that got up and asked to be moved. We should have done the same! Avoid here completely if you know what quality foods and good service are. They’re are TONS of better places to spend your money and enjoy an evening out. This place however, not worth a dime. It was our first and LAST. We are both just still in shock at how people think the food here is good, they clearly must not go out much. And to come here and basically throw money out the window is beyond sad.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

This restaurant came highly recommended but it was a very disappointing experience for my parents and I. The maitre-de was very unfriendly, the beef wellington pastry was burnt and the beef was dry and over cooked despite asking for medium to well done. A $70+ service charge was added to the bill without an option which we felt was far too high given the unfriendly service and poor quality of the food

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