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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful experience. Will definitely return

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been dining at One if by Land for 20 years and found the most recent Chef's Tasting Menu to be among the best we've ever enjoyed in that span. The plates were fresh, intricate, interesting, thoughtfully presented and, perhaps most importantly, tasty. The Beef Wellington is always a reliable favorite here. Add in the candlelit tables with fresh cut flowers, live piano, views of the outside garden and the personal attention from the hostess stand to the bussers, and One if by Land is an intimate, romantic, culinary experience that is doesn't disappoint.

JP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was there for my 3rd anniversary and they treated us really well (gave us special macaroons).
Warm ambiance and delicious food. I found pasta and beef wellington especially delicious out of the course menu. Can be pricey but definitely worth it for special occasions.
Will definitely go again :)

DG
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great experience! The food was excellent. The staff was friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was delightful.

B
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both my wife and myself walked away saying that this was a top 3 meal we have ever had in our lives. The beef wellington was the highlight of the night with the apple souffle coming in a close second. The meal was by far better than many other big name restaurants we have eaten at and had good portion sizes for they type of food that was served. Being a person that eats 24 oz steaks with sides and dessert without blinking an eye, I was surprised by how satisfied I was with the amount of food. We will be going back as soon as we can.

B
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The potato-leek soup was amazing and the Bibb lettuce salad was refreshing. The table was split on the monkfish – one person thought it was great, but another felt that the tastes didn't quite mesh. Everyone loved the flat iron steak. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."

RG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for our wedding anniversary and it was exactly as special as I expected it to be. The food and service were outstanding.

VI
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An unforgettable experience with my fiancé. We will always remember that night! Menu is on point, highly recommended.

BB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Quiet! Delicious! Historical!

ZH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing and the atmosphere was welcoming. The waiters and servers were courteous and accommodating to what we needed. They always made sure we were satisfied with what we had and enjoyed our food. I highly recommend this place. I will be visiting this place again.

NY
New York Area
190 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal from start to finish!

ES
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Elegance coupled with unique classic interior virtually 'hiding' in the Borrow Street.

EK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here to celebrate an Anniversary. Not only was the restaurant beautiful and romantic, but the food was terrific. We had the foie gras and bluefin tuna tartar to start and the lamb chops and duck as an entree. Everything was cooked perfectly and tasted amazing! The icing on the cake was when they brought out a surprise plate that had "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate with some macaroons and chocolate chip cookies around it for dessert. I will certainly be returning here in the future!

CM
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Chef’s tasting menu with the wine pairing and it was excellent. Each of the courses were expertly cooked and prepared. The service wasn’t too rushed either, which was appreciated as it was a lot of food! The staff and the bar were excellent too.

j
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been celebrating special occasions here since 2008 and it never disappoints. On Saturday we celebrated my wife and our dear friend's birthdays. The food, service and atmosphere were outstanding as always and our friend was blown away since it was her first time here.

T
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, gorgeous food and service that made us feel special on a special occasion.

TI
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food and service......history....exceptional ambiance...would highly recommend as a must to any visitor to NYC

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Unfortunately we did not know there was only two options: a fixed 3 or 8 dish menu. The maître was really uninterested in rearranging a place for us at the bar where allegedly they serve a la carte, so we did walk ourselves downstairs and were greeted by a lovely lady who was very polite. But after 15 minutes no service was provide to us. Eventually we gave up, ordered our check and left the restaurant without any dinner.

CT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended by dil and it lived up to it. Great food and ambiance. Foie gras amazing flavor combo. Halibut perfect and rack of lamb actually finger licking eat to the bone. Coconut dessert out of this world! Definitely recommend and would go back

OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice restaurant to spend that special night in a, what seems to be a hole-in-the wall until you walk in to an elegant fine dining establishment with meals that a sculpted to perfection. A wonderful experience all around!

JF
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our 20th Wedding Anniversary and couldn't have been happier. The service was excellent and extremely attentive. I didn't feel rushed at any point the pace was relaxed and easy. The staff was knowledgeable and offered opinions when asked. The ambiance was lovely as well. Well worth the money spent.

AG
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great romantic spots. Went above and beyond by highlighting our anniversary. Quite expensive but paying for ambiance and food.

MF
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and truly enjoyed this experience- chef driven 3 course menu, great wine selection and delicious desserts. There were multiple choices and we were both pleased with our meals. The staff went over and above to accommodate us!!!

TB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is fantastic. Once we arrived the maitre’d told us to take our time have a drink relax the table was ready but no one was in a hurry, very accommodating. The wait staff could not have been nicer or more attentive. We ordered their signature dish, the Beef Wellington, excellent! The desserts and appetizers were equally well prepared. What a great evening for romantics. Beautiful garden and setting. Can’t say enough wonderful things about this place. It’s not cheap, but worth every penny. It was our anniversary and it was a terrific evening.

DK
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rated as the 5th most romantic restaurant in the world and it’s easy to see why. A beautiful evening great food and the atmosphere and ambience is out of this world

DM
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with lots of character. Service was very good. My only issue was the value for money. Very expensive for what you get. Although the beef wellington was very tasty it's not worth the pre fix price.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

There was a terrible smell in the restaurant, like a bathroom was wrong. Nice place but bad smell...

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

Food was great. The oysters were some of the best I had and the tomato gnocchi was delicious. The lamb was very good although I may try the sea bass next time. Overall a
Terrific experience

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

Anniversary

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely and romantic atmosphere, fantastic waitstaff, and great food!

e
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maria was on vacation, but service was awesome as usual. Thank you

RW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nobody in our group drinks alcohol, so we asked them to come up with some mock tails to match the chef’s tasting menu. They took the challenge to heart and enhanced our meal. Great place

OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Admittedly, I was nervous coming here after reading the detailed reviews in how people waited long.

In short, ambience was romantic. Three course 109 dollars. I ordered the steak medium and it was great. Wait staff was very good. The only complaint was that they lacked a little attentiveness and seemed slow then again it was a very busy night and packed house.

Would I come back? Sure, I’ll keep in my back pocket of spots to visit.

BS
London
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful evening. but pricey. excellent staff ambiance and food. Just about 20% more than I expected

RL
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food superb, excellent decor with fresh flowers, live piano music lovely, service was impeccable & attentive! Was entertaining antique dealers who were very impressed! Have been there ever since Richard & Armond opened in 70s did not disappoint! Thankyou God bless!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Meals were really great. Kind of expensive dinner but it was definetely worth it.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst food I’ve EVER had. And at over $100 a person, that’s absolutely ridiculous. Lazy and disinterested hostess on her phone. We were seated upstairs in a dark corner despite plenty of room in the downstairs dining room. Such awkward service. Ordered the root vegetable bisque with fried parsley, asked if it had carrots or potatoes, waitress said both but none were in the soup when it arrived. Instead I got a disgusting smoky tasting clear cold broth with tomatoes and feta cheese floating in it. What the hell??? Rack of lamb wasn’t a rack but a loin. I could go on but don’t feel like wasting any more of my time thinking about this place. AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS. You’d get a better meal at Five Guys across the street, at least it’d be cooked fresh and by someone who cares.

A
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here with my fiancee after our engagement as a celebratory dinner. The restaurant is beautiful, the service was top-notch, and the food was delicious. They even worked with me to arrange a few special requests for our special night. My only (slight) negative was how close all of the tables are, since it's not a large restaurant. Would have loved to have a little more space so it felt a little more private, but fortunately the other tables around us finished while we were still on our entree, so it didn't end up being too bad.

MA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

It wasn't as good / special as it could so easily have been.
The food was very good and the service was good.
The atmosphere was adversely impacted by a couple if issues. First, I personally don't want to go to an expensive romantic dinner and sit with people in shorts. The restaurant should enforce its dress code. Second, we were there on a hot summer evening, and the air conditioning did not handle the conditions - it was warm in the restaurant. This directly, negatively impacts your enjoyment of the occasion. If we go back, it won't be in the summer!
One last comment, which is minor, but one that I think accurately reflects the way the restaurant is being run - that is more resting on its past acclaim that striving to maintain / improve it. The hand towels in the men's room were the cheapest, thinnest ones I have ever seen. Way below a restaurant of this cost / quality.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was good but we found the waiter was awful

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