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.

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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.8

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (95)
Special Occasion (76)
Good for Anniversaries (67)
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Good for a Date (64)
Cozy (45)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Notable Wine List (27)
Tasting Menu (26)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Authentic (20)
Worth the Drive (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Live Music (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Scenic View (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Seasonal (7)
Business Meals (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

The best romantic restaurant I’ve ever been. My girlfriend was very happy for the surprise I made for her, doing a reservation here. Keep up the good work!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was amazing and we would definitely recommend to anyone looking for that special place to go.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

My husband & I came here for Valentine’s Day. The ambience is perfect for couples, very romantic and charming. But the food is only okay. Definitely not worth the price we paid. I think I’d recommend going for a drink, but skipping dinner here.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything perfect about this place!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food mediocre at best. Ambience would have made the experience better if we weren’t placed in an add-on room to the side of the main dining room. Service was awkward, hovering around our table continuously. The restaurant lost our umbrella and the hostess showed no hint of apology for it. Dessert was the only redeeming factor.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This truly is a wonderful dining experience. Everything was perfect. Food, ambience, the service - it lends itself to the perfect night out. Truly the most romantic gem in NYC.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Way over priced for the meal - prefer to eat at Eleven Madison Park in the bar, it’s the same price but way better food!! However, it’s a pretty set up so there’s a cost associated with this aspect...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our first dining experience here and I must say I was very impressed. The ambience was unlike anything I have ever seen, amazing. The food was great. I had the signature dish known as the "Beef Wellington". The staff here is very nice and friendly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was exceeded all expectations, and the service was prompt and top notch!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

If you want to have stomach pain you should come here . The food tastes so bad, the presentation and taste disgusting. I was can’t believe it it’s was over priced and everything what we ordered with my friend it’s was hard to eat. Even we was so hungry. I was can’t wait to leave this place. And interior on photo much better than in real life.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Amazing place. Went there with the wife 20 years ago and it is just as good now as it was then. It's our special place. Love it

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 5, 2018

This is a lovely restaurant. Beautiful setting indoors and a lovely small courtyard garden to view while dining. The food was delicious and service excellent. It is a pricey restaurant so I would recommend it for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service, overall a great night out

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Took my girlfriend to celebrate our anniversary, the service was great and the ambiance is really amazing. Very romantic spot. Would suggest being seated downstairs if possible. Food was good but not amazing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was okay, but the ambiance was amazing

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

One If By Land Two If By Sea is TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My girlfriend and I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Fun, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Romantic ambiance, great food, average cocktails ,slow service.
well... my girl wasn't touched.
sad…

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Professionalism, courtecious and love from the entrance to the table, it’s a display of love

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 31, 2018

What a special place! From the welcome warmth of the front room fireplace to the cozy dining* area with it’s windows on the lighted gardens, you can feel the history (Aaron Burr, smuggling tunnels, underground railroad, fire-horses and harlots) and enjoy the impeccable service of fabulous food. Try the Norwegian salmon or the rack of lamb, and the freshest beau soleil oysters. Truly a great romantic restaurant (yes, they had a single tapered candle) and well worth the price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful night!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Just gorgeous on all levels

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was excellent. The price was reasonable. Would prefer to be seated downstairs rather than upstairs. Overall great dining experience.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 27, 2018

After having to negotiate a table I was told would be accommodated a week in advance, my beef Wellington was sadly inedible . I was there for my girlfriends birthday who really wasn’t made to feel special at any point with any kind of dessert or candle. I had to specifically ask for it after our meal was complete. Sad because place is beautiful but way over priced for quality of food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It’s awesome. Highly recommend the food!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We went to celebrate our 31st anniversary. Perfect for a romantic dinner. Atmosphere, lighting, service- all were perfect. Prix fixe menu had great variety and food was presented beautifully. Everything from appetizers to desserts was fresh and delicious. The chocolate soufflé was sublime. We loved the personal service and macaroons with anniversary wishes at the end of dinner. Also loved the piano music.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The food was ok but not over the top good. It was our 30th wedding anniversary and we flew in from Houston to have dinner. The waitress was nice but did not make recommendations and talked me out of the lamb chop. She recommended the beef Wellington, but it was over cooked. (Medium well) when I ordered medium rare.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Our Anniversary celebration was wonderful thanks to the service,food and ambiance!
Highly recommend!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We were there for our engagement dinner. Service was slow, main course had to be sent back because it wasn’t good and other patrons and staff we loud and obnoxious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Had wanted to try the restaurant for many years. Bland food and noisy. Not the cozy candlelight atmosphere you expect. Stop by the bar for a drink to experience the history. But try somewhere else for dinner or you will likely be disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Honestly, I'm quite disappointed with this place. With the amount that I spent, I should have went to five guys down the block and order the whole menu there instead. I don't usually leave bad reviews but, for a place like this, I had higher expectations. I was excited to try the beef wellington after reading many positive reviews about how "amazing" it was and it was way below my standards. I asked for a "medium rare" steak as I do with all my steaks and I got a rare steak. The steak was completely red on the inside and it was just lightly seared on the outside. The waiter had the audacity to tell me that it's medium rare, as if I've never had a medium rare steak before. At least he was kind enough to offer to have another beef wellington done right for me. The second plate brought to me had the beef wellington, along with an old slice of steak I had cut from the old plate (nice plating, don't you think? Did they honestly thing I'd would eat the old slice of steak I had previously cut?). I cut the beef wellington in half only to find that it was the same as before, rare. I just told the waiter to forget about it because, after all, this dinner was for my boyfriend's birthday and he was waiting for me to eat until I get my plate while his food was getting cold. I begrudgingly accepted the rare steak. The funny thing is, the waiter offered to change the plate for me again but this time, it seemed like he had a bit of attitude with his body language; his posture/stance and his tone when he spoke to me. I didn't want to cause too much drama so I let it slide because I wanted my boyfriend to have a good time and enjoy dinner. Overall, we would not even consider coming back to try this mediocre food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great hosts. Loved the dill lighting and setting. Beef Wellington was delicious!

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Aaron Burr carriage house circa 1800,
Dark and warm... fireplaces throughout.
Food and service spot on. Wine list a little pricey.
Worth the trip for a special occasion... thoroughly enjoyed the evening...

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

LOUD, LOUD, LOUD! Everything else was so superior it would be nice if the need to scream to be heard by one's companions weren't so. Always ask to be seated away from large parties!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The building and decor are spectacular. Very intimate and romantic. The service was very good. The food was good, but I'm not sure it was worth $100 each. I wish they would make the Fix price menu optional.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We went here for my husband's birthday because it was touted as the 5th most romantic restaurant in the world. It certainly lived up to the reputation. We loved the ambiance, soft piano music and romantic candlelight with roses at every table. The food was similarly phenomenal. My husband loved the cote de bouef steak and said it was the best steak he'd ever had. Everything was beautifully prepared with great flavors. The best part was how attentive the staff were. We arrived late due to some traffic and had to be at the theatre by 8 pm, we notified the waiter and they took great care to make sure we were able to finish our meal with time to spare, without sacrificing quality or feeling rushed. It was perfect. Would definitely come here again!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Wonderful ambiance but food not up to the standards previously experienced.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

On top of the history behind the building, it really is very romantic! The octopus appetizer was the most tender; it just melted in your mouth! I am not a big meat eater but the beef wellington was out of this world. Looking forward to going back! Great service and wine list!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We visited for the NYE dinner and were told there would be a vegetarian version of the tasting menu available - but this was just removing the meat from a few dishes and adding a pasta. For the price and reputation of the place, I definitely expected better. The food was good but not great. The first round of bread that came out was not warm at all (I only realized it was supposed to be warm and soft when they brought more bread for the table, which was great). They mixed up the order for the first course and after that it was smooth. Salad was strangely large, pasta was fine, saffron risotto (minus lobster for me) was not good, chocolate dessert was delicious. Our server, Orchid, was lovely. Very attentive and gave us a taste of her favorite cocktail and overall improved the new year eve dining experience considerably. She also bartends so I would go back to have a drink at the bar but definitely can't recommend for dinner. I did love the ambiance of the place, beautifully decorated and very romantic.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 30, 2017

One of the finest meals with amazing service that we’ve had anywhere in the world.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My husband and I came here for our wedding anniversary. I had called ahead to request that a “happy anniversary” message be written on our dessert plates as a surprise. I was assured that it wouldn’t be a problem. Unfortunately, our dessert plates came with no message. I was very disappointed. Very poor execution from a high end restaurant such as this.

On top of that, the food was nothing special and didn’t blow us away. The only thing that stood out was the chocolate soufflé. That was delicious.

Overall, ambiance was very romantic but was disappointed with food, service and execution from such a high end restaurant. If I’m going to pay these prices, I will choose a better option.

Tags: Romantic
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