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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Celebrate Thanksgiving 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)

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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (77)
Special Occasion (69)
Good for a Date (52)
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Good for Anniversaries (50)
Quiet Conversation (38)
Cozy (34)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Tasting Menu (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Notable Wine List (15)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Live Music (13)
Authentic (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Bar Seating (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (5)
Scenic View (5)
Fun (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Casual (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Had eaten at One if by Land the first time I came to NYC--in 1985. Never forgot it and was pleased to have the opportunity to dine there again. Lovely atmosphere, excellent food/wine/drinks and impeccable service. Would highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 27, 2017

This is my favorite place to dine in New York! I love the white roses on each table as well as the cozy, elegant atmosphere!

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Amazing we loved it and will go every time we're in nyc

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 23, 2017

For the price the service was average. For the price 3 courses is one course too little.
Food was good but not for the price, we expected more. Also it was half empty..its losing its charm.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

I have not been to this restaurant for a number of years. It has changed, in my opinion, for the worse. Service was slow, and prix fix is the only choice. If it was in the league of Chanterelle or Le Cirque it would be worth the price. It will be a long time before I go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

OIBL TIBS is a consistently excellent restaurant. From the warm welcome at the door to the last " good night," everything is wonderful. The oysters are great, the veal chop as well. But everything is excellent. Of course, the room is one of the most beautiful anywhere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The atmosphere matched our expectations and my Halibut was cooked to perfection and very tasty. My bulgogi appetizer was also great as was our deserts. We look forward to returning soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The place was magical in ambience. Food and service exceptionally good. Totally delightful!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

most romantic restaurant in NYC....been going for 20+ years....always a treat...

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Live Music, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 18, 2017

It was a unforgettable night at your restaurant, the food was awesome. Thank you for everything. Best romantic restaurant in NYC!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Our nuclear family came together to celebrate my Dad's 81st and my 51st. This is a lovely quiet intimate spot for a special occasion

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

We went on a Thursday night . It was not crowded . The atmosphere is very romantic and the service was wonderful. I ordered the pasta and crab appetizer which I honestly did not like at all. However, my salmon entree more than made up for it.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

As always, visits become significant memories. Thank you Maria. Your restaurant is so beautiful with devoted care of the fine historic venue, arranging dramatic, candle-lit, pristine tables with arrangements of fresh roses. Loved watching the effects of the sunset and dusk on the scenic, well attended, lush, summer, classic garden from the large Palladian colonial paned windows. Evening lighting added to the cozy refined ambiance. You have also hired well; Evan is a craftsman at the bar - the best Manhattans; and our server Gigi could not have been more attentive. Signature individual beef Wellingtons were delicious as was the decadent chocolate soufflé. Can't wait to visit again. Truly a gem!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Healthy, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Organic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great food and beautiful ambiance. I just wish they had also an individual plate menu since sometimes you don’t fell like having a 3-course dinner.
But is always a perfect place and you leave with a smile.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We went here for a friends birthday. Having never been to this restaurant we were not sure what to do expect. First you can park directly across the street. It will run you 60 bucks to park. Second just go directly across the street to the restaurant as there is no sign on it it tell you you are in the right place. We were well greeted, shown to a lovely table adjacent to the garden. Service was nice. Dinner which is a three course prix fix was amazing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

My husband and I went to One By Land, Two By Sea for our recent marriage in NYC. They were very helpful in getting in contact to ask about my special requests. When we arrived, we were greeted with such warm emotions that invited us into this very ambient closed off restaurant that served the most amazing food. The menu was a prix fixe menu that still gave you lots of variation that my husband and I both enjoyed. The prices are well worth the atmosphere and food quality you receive while at this special location. We highly recommend this spot for any occasion, especially weddings.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Staff very attentive,atmosphere romantic could not have been lovelier for a special anniversary

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Absolutely amazing restaurant. The staff was very kind and welcoming and they put us in a great spot of the restaurant given I had indicated this was a special occasion. My only issue was that the initial order (asking for drink/wine) took longer than I would have liked.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 5, 2017

quaint, sophisticated, cozy, beautiful décor. this is the place. get a table upstairs if it's a date for a more romantic experience. the food is great. the service wonderful with a great staff.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

One if By Land remains a quiet romantic venue just about the way it was 20 or so years ago the last time I was there. It is worth the trip and is great place for conversation with old friends or a romantic dinner. The menu happens to appeal to me, since it includes beef Wellington, caramelized scallops, foie gras, duck and rack of lamb. Kind of upscale Americana. Service is attentive and discreet and has to be rated as superb. Unlike 20 years ago, one can now actually find Barrow St ( one of the shortest and most obscure streets in NYC) with the aid of a GPS, which improves your chances of directing a cab or uber driver to a reasonably close drop off, although it is a one way street and you almost certainly will have to walk a bit. There is public parking right across the street from the restaurant on Barrow if you want to brave NYC driving. If a cabbie can find Bleecker and 7th avenue you are there. Walking distance from the 4th Street subway station. Well worth the trip. Figure on spending at least $800 for 4 , inclusive of tip, although if you really bring an appetite and go for the tasting menu with wine accompaniment it will be more like $1K for 4.

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on July 31, 2017

Lovely atmosphere- great lighting. The food was amazing and the wine delicious. We did the 7course meal and wine pairing- a bit too expensive. I would recommend if on a date - one person do the regular menu with 1-2 glasses of wine and the other order the tasting/pairing menu. Overall expensive and wonderful, but only do once to check it off your list.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

My wife and I have our anniversary dinner here every year. Six years now and going. I love the setting, food and staff. This restaurant is great!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

Excellent. My girlfriend and I enjoyed every bit of it

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

My husband, myself, my daughter and her girlfriend had dinner after attending Phantom of the Opera matinee. My husband and I are from California and was visiting New York, your restaurant was suggested to me from a co-worker that used to live in manhattan. We were told how wonderful it was and believe me it stood up the the recommendation 100%!!!!! We LOVED it!....from the lovely woman that greeted us, to the excellent waiter that took wonderful care of us! It was a magical night, our reservations were @ 5:30 and we did not leave there until 8:30pm! The food, drinks, wine and desserts were fabulous which added to the ambiance of the restaurant! We had such a wonderful time with family catching up spending quality time together at a beautiful restaurant! Thank you for making that part of our New York trip so special! We WILL be back! ❤️

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Cozy, Late-night Find
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Excellent restaurant, delicious food
Best service. No need for words just go and enjoy 😋

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We went for our first anniversary and the atmosphere was perfect. The food was delicious; for a starter my husband had the scallops and 2 oysters and I had the burrata, for mains he had the Peking duck and I had the halibut and for dessert he had the Chocolate soufflé...all were prepared to perfection. Then our waitress came over with a platter of sweets that said Happy Anniversary on it. We could not have picked a more romantic spot to celebrate at. The service was excellent Will definitely be back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2017

This restaurant is a beautiful setting- even in summer as they had the front window open looking out to the street which added a nice ambiance. I think the red meat options on the set menus are delicious, but the seafood or possibly a vegetarian or non dairy option are slim to none. I had the salmon and it was very mediocre for such a high end restaurant. The service was outstanding- our waiter was very sweet and attentive. We moved to the bar to have dessert which was fun as the bar felt like you were eating in someone's turn of the century home.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Food was unique and very delicious; a bit too pricey for what was offered. They were extremely pleasant about replacing a choice if it wasn't as expected. The desserts were very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Did not meet expectations. Perhaps because this restaurant was billed as the 5th most romantic restaurant in the world. That sets a very high bar. The restaurant was nice, but does not deserve this ranking.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Extraordinary food - prepared beautifully in a gorgeous atmosphere. The wait staff served impeccably - while portions were on the smaller side, they seemed to be just right for a three
course pris fixe. Wines were very pricey

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 9, 2017

It was amazing!!! Absolutely top shelf! My wife and I agree it is the best meal we've ever had!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We have not been to this restaurant in a number of years. Previously we had gone several times for dinner and often for drinks. The ambiance, particularly in the bar, is still very nice and the piano really adds to this. The menu has changed, however, to a $100 three course prix fixe or a more expensive Tasting Menu. The Prix Fixe is far too expensive and removes the diner's choice to skip one or more courses. The food is good, but not commensurate with the pricing. Overall, it is a bad deal and just not worth it. I would return for a drink at the bar, but not for a meal unless the menu changes and the prices adjust to come closer to the earth.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Best hidden gem in NY!!!! Haven't been in 25 years, finally return to NY and couldn't wait to go. Didn't disappoint.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 28, 2017

The ambience and history of the restaurant was wonderful. The view of the garden was beautiful. Our waiter was very attentive and willing to alter dishes to meet my Celiac needs.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Cons: duck was overcooked, gnocchi was hard and looked very unappetizing, waiter was not not knowledgeable about the food AT ALL, fruit flies were constantly hovering about our table

Pros: ambiance, they gave us an happy anniversary dessert.

Super disappointed with this one. At these prices you would expect the food to be spectacular and it was far from that. Would not return or recommend to anyone.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Wonderful food and very attentive service. Great way to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 20, 2017

It is still a destination for a romantic evening for one or more couples. The piano music was diverse and rooted in NY tones appropriate for a special occasion or the moment that requires a WOW environment...recommend highly

Tags: Notable Wine List, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Best choice for a special dinner. Excellent food and service. The price fits the experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Food was amazing
Service was fast
Staff were incredibly nice and welcoming

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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Beautiful flowers on the table, but it stops there. Service was terrible. Food was mediocre and came out lukewarm. 2 signature entrees had to be sent back because they were overcooked. Expected more from this establishment, especially for the price.

Tags: Good for a Date
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