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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Thank you for joining us here at One if by Land, Two if by Sea for Valentine's Day! We will be offering a 6-course Tasting Menu, with wine pairing, at $295 per person. A credit card is required for this reservation, with all reservations not cancelled within 48 hours charged the full event price.

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

4.7

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (103)
Special Occasion (86)
Good for a Date (73)
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Good for Anniversaries (70)
Cozy (46)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
Quiet Conversation (37)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Tasting Menu (29)
Notable Wine List (28)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Authentic (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Live Music (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Hot Spot (7)
Scenic View (7)
Seasonal (7)
Fun (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Business Meals (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined a day ago

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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·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 12, 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 12, 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 January 1, 2018

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 31, 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 31, 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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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Outstanding food and ambiance. A perfect romantic setting. The service can be better, lack of attentiveness and some of the dishes were incorrect. The presentation and taste from each dish was wonderful.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Just perfect!!!

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Delicious but not ideal if you are vegetarian! I called to make sure that there would be good vegetarian/dairy-free options and though they said the chef would be happy to accommodate, they did not have a vegetarian menu and “working” with me meant removing half the ingredients. However, due to their mistake they offered us some free wine and we were able to find options that worked for me. Overall, very romantic atmosphere and the service was good, though a tad slow, it added to the romanticism.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We were very thrilled with the overall atmosphere. My roommate and I are very enthusiastic American history buffs and very much enjoyed being in a place that dated back to the revolutionary war and then some. We will for sure keep this in our places to be list in the future!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

This is my second time visiting this restaurant. My first time was for my girlfriend’s birthday and recently to ask her to marry me. I Love the ambience, romantic setting,the candles, lights. Jessica our waiter did an amazing job and even recorded me going down on one knee. I’ll be celebrating our engagement there at least once a year. Thank you guys so much.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Vegan, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very beautiful setting. Fantastic for romancing the one you love

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Not impressed. Our food was bland and waiter wasn’t friendly or apologetic when we gave honest opinions. On a positive note- place was beautiful, maitre’d was great, and dessert was delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Engagement celebration

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Good experience but some details: room more cold than normal in a restaurant and wine, a napa valley merlot, below recomended service temperature.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This is the most romantic restaurant in NYC. We have had Christmas dinner at this restaurant in the past 10 years or so. It's a historical place, very authentic, great ambiance, and the quality of food has improved in recent years. Beef Wellington is the signature dish here, but there are many other selections. Highly recommended for special occasions for a couple and a family.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Restaurant has a beautiful venue. The food and wine list were just mediocre. The server did not really understand the menu. Since I’m gluten free it was difficult picking something to eat.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

It is always easiest to form a great initial impression of a restaurant when the staff is as warm and friendly as that of One If By Land. That impression was only enhanced by the quality of the food. We were very glad we dined there and recommend it highly.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We did the Chef’s tasting menu. Given the portion sizes it was over priced and the food was average. We’ve had better chef tastings at other restaurants. It was a disappointment!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I said that the scenic view would also apply to the restaurant only because of its Christmas theme, its one of the best places in NYC . Its also nice during the year but really special during the holidays. Cant say anything negative, food, service and comfort all worth while.

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (México)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Seguí was a great host!!! Excellent service from him

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

Xmas dinner. Was awesome.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our first experience at one if by land was the Christmas dinner menu. Most of the dinner was very good with a few exceptions. First the good....soup, duck, and beef Wellington all got rave reviews. The chocolate ganache dessert was also excellent.
Disappointments ...the octopus was so chewy it was almost inedible. The risotto that came with the lobster was flavorless, like it was boiled in water with zero seasoning or salt. The meringue dessert didn’t dazzle either.
The atmosphere can’t be beat. I feel like I need to try it one more time on a non holiday weekend to really judge. For the price point you expect something exceptional. Dinner for four , one moderate bottle of wine was $810.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

One of the loveliest dining experiences in NYC. If you are seeking a romantic spot to celebrate an occasion, or to celebrate the holidays, look no further. Simply the best spot in NYC!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

This spot is very special. You must go for drinks and the ambiance. It is one of a kind. This could be the best place in all of NYC. If only they had good food. Eat before then go for wine.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Live Music, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very lovely experience. Would definitely return

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Orchid our server made this one of the most memorable experiences that I have ever had at this wonderful dining establishment! She did an amazing job taking care of us and met as well as exceeded our expectations!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints; from Maria’s warm welcome, to the beautiful romantic decor, the classical and perfectly prepared food, the extensive wine list, everything is close to perfection. I cannot think of a better place in New York to have a romantic dinner, or a small gathering of good friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Romantic, Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Service was great, and people were very friendly there.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 22, 2017

One of the best restaurant experiences we have ever had!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

This restaurant definitely lives up to its reputation as one of the most romantic restaurants in the World! My husband & I had a lovely pre-holiday dinner here and enjoyed every fabulous minute of our experience. I made the rez on Opentable a couple weeks prior. I arrived a bit early and had a martini at their beautiful bar. The venue literally brings you back to old New York as it is an old carriage house built in 1767 owned by Aaron Burr. It has high ceilings, dark woods, white table cloths, exposed brick, etc. We were seated up in the mezzanine area which has a small window that overlooks the main dining room & bar below. There is also a large piano & woodburning fireplace. Our server was professional & pleasant, our drinks were great, & our food was divine. It has taken me years to finally dine here and I definitely won't wait that long to go back. I would love to make this our special date night go to restaurant. I HIGHLY recommend dining here & you won't be disappointed!!!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent food and service, the Foie grass appetizer was made in Heaven!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Been here many times. It’s beautiful and whenever we are in town we try and go. Last night was an exception. Service was poor. Many mistakes by the waiter. None of us finished our main courses. We felt like either they are buying their food from a lower cost purveyor or the chefs were off their game. Maybe both. So sad.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great place - staff, food, ambience - all outstanding

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The staff was very friendly, attentive and professional. The place itself is very nice and quaint. Perfect for a special occasion. Decorated beautifully for Christmas! The food was GREAT. We had the oysters which were excellent. The beef Wellington and scallops was excellent. The New Zealand Venison was delicious, along with the rabbit schnitzel as an appetizer. You will not be disappointed with this restaurant. High priced, but you get what you pay for.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Perfect spot for anniversary! We hosted our wedding guests last year and now count this perfect place as our official celebration spot. Stellar staff!

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