One if by Land, Two if by Sea

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Fine dining in a landmark Greenwich Village carriage house. Dinner 7 nights a weeks, casual Dining at the Bar. Private dining available as well.
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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was incredibly attentive and generous, made us feel very special... well done!!

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JV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is worth every penny. The whole experience is amazing. The bartender is knowledgeable, the staff is attentive and the servers are wonderful. The food...wow. We eat at a a lot of good restaurants and I think this one is the top of the list.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good meal. Ribeye was to die for. Very neat and historic building.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem. Place was just fantastic. No hesitation going back. Tasting menu with wine pairing was amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Ambience the best....very romantic. Loved the history of the rest.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for our 15th anniversary and they didn’t disappoint. The service, the ambiance, the food,
the flavor, the attitude—all worked out. The seared foie gras was decent. The rack of lamb was perfection and my mango finger dessert was just délicieux. I love the fact that they gave us a corner round table dressed with white roses and candlelight. It was truly romantic. A nice greeting would’ve been nice to hear from the

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J
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Perfect for special occasion.

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SF
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never fails. Beef Wellington is superb as was tuna appetizer. Great location and history. We love treating ourselves every time we’re in NYC.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant from the ambiance, the service, and the food was excellent.

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AZ
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We were very disappointed in our meal. The restaurant is beautiful but the food is mediocre. My lamb was fatty, the tuna tartare was flavorless and the broccoli rabe was tough. We ate at Union Square Cafe the night before and the meal was half the price and the food twice as good. There is a reason for all those empty tables on a Saturday night.

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Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My dad has gone here for years. It is a very romantic restaurant maybe best in the city. The food is very good but is surpassed but other restaurant offerings. Overall a very good experience.

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e
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I have had in years.

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San Antonio
29 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine here every year to begin our Spring Break vacation. Maria takes very good care of us and makes sure we have the same table every year. THIS is THE place to dine not just in NYC but in the world. It's beautiful, the food is outstanding and the drinks and wine are fantastic. I had Beef Wellington and my husband had the fish. Both were cooked to perfection. Appetizers and salad and soup were also amazing!!! I'd give them more stars if I could! Our absolute FAVORITE place in NYC!!!

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GC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience was amazing and my date was very impressed and enjoyed her birthday

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Some of the food was too salty.

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MP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Waited 20 years to try this place. The atmosphere was gorgeous. Fireplaces, flowers, romantic, the works. The service was impeccable, with barely one flaw (bus boy asked if I was finished when I was not). We did not know they do not have an a la carte menu. Only price fixe 3 courses for $109 each. OK, it was a special anniversary so why not, we thought. The food though was really not good at all. First course burratta, the chef did nothing to make it special. My husband's tuna tartare was bland. Second course monkfish was...fishy. Again, it was white on a white plate with odd little bits around it. Not tasty or attractive. My husband's lamb was so over-salted as to be almost inedible. Third course, we each had a souffle, 1 chocolate and 1 apple, both good. And then they sent out a prettily decorated plate with a couple of petite pastries for our anniversary. The tiny red velvet cupcakes had stale frosting. Worth it to try once if you must, but don't go there if you expect fabulous or even very good food.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the minute you walk through the door you know this a very very special place. My wife and I have been coming here for over 25 years and its looks better today than it did then. The best people the best ambiance the best attention to detail and the food is superb. We live in NY and there are many great restaurants but you have to try it to fully understand the experience!

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L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The ambience was great, the food was not as satisfying. The wine pairing was excellent though.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful in every way.

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MG
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and amazing food ! Very romantic place!

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TF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Does not live up to the hype. Very disappointing.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The place was very nice. The service was outstanding. The food for $500 was just meeting the bar, I had the 8 course meal and some dishes were just not good but others like the beef Wellington helped carry the meal.

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the most beautiful most intimate places I’ve ever eaten. We were there celebrating our anniversary and our waiter made us feel like it was our restaurant. It was the just wonderful and personable service they go above and beyond and take care of you like it’s a special occasion for them as well. The food was incredible the beef Wellington is good as advertised and the the appetizers are all incredible. I would recommend highly for anything special occasions!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, great experience! Would recommend the tasting menu with wine pairing

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for romantic candle dinner

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LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fresh and extremely high quality , preparation and presentation terrific and room beautiful.
The pace of the meal was just right.
Servers very professional .
Food prices were fair , throw in the rooms f ambience and the place is a grand bargain !

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TK
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Very romantic and great service. very accommodating. I will return.

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j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

the front service is not that "welcome", they just chatting when the guests waiting and when I just came inside with my luggage they looked around me from head to toe?? Fine:)

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The seafood was pretty gross, but it’s a very pretty place

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VC
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The restaurant is lovely and the staff at the desk was very welcoming. Everything else was just a little off. The butter was hard - picky I know, but serve soft butter with the rolls. Wine was very good and maître de was very attentive. We chose the chef’s testing which was very good especially the duck pappardelle which tasted like a deconstructed won ton soup and I mean that in the very best way and the three of us just wanted more. Disappointing was the monk fish - my piece of fish was cold and the polenta was inedible. That’s okay - not every course is going to be great. The biggest problem was the service. I don’t know if the staff was new or if they were short staffed, but the time between course was incredibly long. A course in a chef’s tasting is two bites, the next course needs to be timed accordingly. And while I find full on French service with 6 waiters coordinating to serve you each course in perfect unison and a constant whisking away of imaginary crumbs excruciatingly painful, I must say I was offended by my husband’s dirty plates being removed by being dragged in front of me, and his wine glass being filled by the server stretching his arm in front of me rather than walking around me. Also, the cheese course was presented(I use the term loosely) with no mention of what type of cheese was being served, and the plates put down in front of each of us on an angle so that the baguette toasts slid into the cheese. The servers need some basic training. Finally, we waited approximately 45 minutes for the last course, chocolate soufflé. There were 3 of us, and I guess they only had 2 ready - so they brought 2 plus a tiramisu on the house, which was very good, until the 3rd one was ready. So you see, some kind of staff/technical difficulties. I mean you have to know have many soufflés you need. The dining room was not full btw.
For a tab just shy of $700 for 3, before gratuity, I expect it to be a little bit better.

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HA
London
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Though the food and wine list were good, the service too friendly we found the upstairs room we dined in a bit gloomy.
The restaurant was recommended and they enjoyed the buzz downstairs in the main restaurant.

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AK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food = bogey. Experience = par. Bathrooms = cold. Overall = par.

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d
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is very discreet from that outside and so romantic inside. Definitely a date spot to be wined and dined. The had the Valentine’s Day pre-fixe which was luscious.

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TR
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a couples’ restaurant - easily the most romantic ambience of any restaurant in NYC! The food is perfectly proportioned and timed to spend the night enjoying the setting, the history and atmosphere. Still dreaming about the Burrata and Gnocchi not to forget the Beef Wellington! Fantastic Service too!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We got here and got sat down right away. The food was good overall but we weren’t impressed with the dessert. The beef Wellington and rack of lamb was amazing. Our server was tentative and engaged.

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JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic for a night out. I highly recommend the Beef Wellington.

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JL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for valentine's day. Ambiance is very romantic, with a chandelier overhead, a live piano player, dim lighting and roses placed at each table. Waiters are very attentive. Appetizers were very good, but it was the entrees that were exceptional (we had the beef wellington and the lamb, and both were fantastic). That being said, it is too expensive.

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l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We shall remember this night as our top 5 of our life.
We like to Thanks Marie for her gracious concerns
making sure our experience was outstanding.
The american rack of lamb the best ever had.
We coming back soon. Thank you.

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