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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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Let me start by saying that the atmosphere was incredible. After that, not much to call home about. The drinks are over priced but the two that I had were tasty. My wife and I decided to try the Chef’s tasting menu. The tuna and mustard tartar was odd...mustard over powered everything. The duck confit tasted like homemade chicken noodle soup, the goose liver was actually really good, the scallops with quail egg and pork belly tasted more like a ham and eggs breakfast at a diner with a fishy after taste. The halibut was cooked to perfection. One of the best pan seared fish sampling’s I have ever had. I do not like pesto but this pesto sauce was great. I wish I had ordered it as my main meal. The cheese sampling was odd and I could have done without it. The “main dish” was lamb (bland) and beef Wellington which was the second best thing we had after the halibut.
The sweet finish was a chocolate soufflé that tasted like my 6 year old daughter made a batch of brownies. After tip we dropped $509!
Money would have been better spent on a Broadway show to be honest.

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SA
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere and the service but was not impressed with the sea bass nor the duck dishes we ordered.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very romantic atmosphere for this restaurant, perfect for a fancy date. Nice setting, flowers and candles, smooth lights and soft piano music. The food is excellent and even if it’s arguably rather expensive, it’s worth it. Excellent service. Oh and try the Apple Soufflé as a dessert, simply the best.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

We came in around 6:30. The environment is nice but the room is too dark even with one candle on. I feel Like at lease they should turn on some small lights to make customers feel better. Beef Wellington is good. Well We gave up on the deserts, which is too heavy and below average.

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AA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

No worth paying. Food was hideous. Too expensive for the quality of both food and service.

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R
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The steak and. Beef Wellington were outstanding

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RL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Foie grad and Beef Wellington was Awesome! Great service too!

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G
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

This restaurant was historic and charming . White roses, candle light on each table and a grand piano and player meet you when you arrive ! The service was impeccable and the 3 or 5 price fixed menus amazing and delicious! Some tables look out onto a court yard with gardens . Aaron Burr's old carriage house is now an amazing restaurant!

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W
Washington DC
119 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One if By Land...is an outstanding restaurant for a special occasion, in this case, my aunt’s 97th Birthday! The food, service and ambiance were all wonderful! The restaurant prepared a plate with Happy 97th Birthday for her!

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MG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good but very limited and very expensive menu

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely romantic evening. Beautiful setting, lovely service. Fabulous desserts!! Even the flowers on the table were magnificent. Special venue for a very special anniversary. Everyone should add it to their list...

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A
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambience. That’s what makes a restaurant for me. Food was good and desert was great. I got the appetizer, duck liver, which was great. The entree was duck breast, which was slightly raw, and was eh. My wife got the Black Sea bass, which was okay for me, but great for me. Dessert were great as well. We went around the evening time, right before it got busy so it was perfect. There appears to be upstairs seating which was not told to us.

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S
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go to place in NYC for a romantic dinner

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PK
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Great place to go for special occasions.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Visiting New York

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EL
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this is absolutely Perfect for a romantic dinner. e

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LM
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The severs were very friendly and the food was superb thank you for making it a special night for us

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KI
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance & professional but quite service.

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f
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service, beautiful setting, the bar was awesome. That being said the food (for the price) was good not great. Not sure if we would go back.

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EJ
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely positively phenomenal! Anniversary celebration couldn't have been any better. Very special service. Fantastic food in a romantic setting. We loved it and will be back again soon. Thank you for the outstanding experience!

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L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Beautiful room, great food, wonderful service.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have already recomenddd it. We were there for 4.5 hours on our romantic honeymoon dinner. The waiter was so friendly and wonderful. The pianist played 4 songs that we had in our wedding (only one was by request). The food was so delicious we ate as slow as possible to soak it in. The wine pairings were exceptional. Yes the dinner cost a lot. But I was also fine with paying it and leaving the largest tip I’ve ever left.

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a
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious dinner, honestly value was not met . We were seated right in the middle of the floor which really took away from the intimacy of the dinner. Every other table was seated around the perimeter so that was very awkward. I knew going in it would be expensive, but I wanted the experience. Unfortunately, I was let down. My husband's birthday was acknowledged, so that was very nice.

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s
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, although somewhat dark, with very fine food and service.
Thought wine list too highly priced.

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B
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and food was wonderful. Great night out with hubby!

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MG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a dinner birthday for friends planned, but they got sick. We went anyway and they allowed us to cancel the other two spots even though they have a $50 per person cancellation fee within 24 hours.
When we sat at our first table an older gentleman was ruining the very young woman with very expensive wine and talking a bit loudly and I went to look for a quieter part of the restaurant and the hostess very graciously said I can move you over here. From that point on everything was perfect girl

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SM
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant hidden away in a side street. The service was first class, and the food was amazing. Expensive but worth it for a special occasion

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

I booked this for my wife and I for our anniversary!! She was thrilled with the atmosphere and the service. The food from beginning to end was excellent!!! I would highly recommend for anyone looking for a can’t miss spot for a special occasion.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had the most wonderful date. The food was delicious. He loved the beef Wellington.

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GS
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was ABSOLUTELY Devine & service outstanding...

I must return ASAP!!!

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Almost couldnt find the place. Very open and casual upon entering the restaurant which is an immediate bar area. But you can see as you enter deeper to the dining areas, that it really steps up as an upscale restaurant. Very early american decor.
We did an 8 course meal with wine pairing. Everything was very good. Not once did we say, hmmm, that dish wasnt for me. A couple of the dishes made us ask the waitress to give us the names so we could order during another visit. Each time the wines were a little sweet at times, and I have to say, we partied since the afternoon in the city. So by the time we were eating, with each new wine, I was getting further and further gone. One regret was I couldnt eat the dessert I was so full, and I was practically falling asleep in my chair from the days revelries and all that wine. In the end we were very happy with the recommendation of this restaurant and hope to return(a few more times).

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OB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Never in a long time have I left a dining experience so utterly underwhelmed, disappointed & feeling robbed. For somewhere that charges $109 for 3 courses, this establishment really needs to up its game in terms of overall quality & service.
For a supposedly high end restaurant in a prime West Village spot to be more than half empty on a Friday night, alarm bells were ringing when we were sat in the characterless upstairs area. We should’ve taken notice of this.
Anyways, we were attended to by a very polite waitress who did an adequate job. Nothing outstanding and we certainly didn’t feel welcomed by the disinterested hostess sat at the door or the unhappy looking barman who was serving a basic gin and tonic (small pour) for $16. This whole place might look really pretty when one walks in, but it seriously lacks character or charm once your dining experience begins.
The food was underwhelming at best. Starters were fair; the foie gras was cooked well but the tuna tartare tasted like it was from a supermarket chill cabinet & was served with scrappy pieces of thin toasted bread.
The mains were adequate. My husband’s Beef Wellington was spoiled by the worst attempt at puff pastry. It was soggy and very thin. My duck was well cooked but certainly not medium rare as the waitress said it would come. The overpriced side of Brussels Sprouts came drowned in an odd mix of cheap honey & what tasted like sweet chili sauce from a local Chinese store. They also came late, halfway through our mains & after we asked for their whereabouts.
Desserts were incredibly sub-par. A dry, plain tiramisu was barely edible & the deflated chocolate soufflé was clearly pre-prepped as it came out way too quick. One point was given for the waitress bringing out a birthday candle but the effort was ruined by the two tiny old cookies & insipid macaroons.
We left incredibly disappointed - with not a single Thankyou or goodbye by the disinterested hostess - upon leaving.

Avoid at all costs.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not worth the money. It was okay. When we entered the Restaurant the hostess was on the phone. She stepped outside to take a call. The bare tender desired he should get us a table since the host was taking so long. The food just wasn’t worth $300 +dollars with tip. Fleming’s or Ruth’s Chris is easily cheaper & better.

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PW
London
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant that you would probably walk past and not know it was there. Everything about it was just perfect and although pricey it is certainly worth it for quietly celebrating a special occasion.

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CF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been at this restaurant before, never disappoints. Our server Nadia was excellent.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was Ok. I have had better for the price I paid . The wine list was amazing ! We had a moderately priced bottle and it was excellent. My only complaint is that I thought the wait staff just did not seem “ crusty “ enough. I had been at other fancy restaurants that week and the wait staff was much older and seemed more involved . This staff reminded me of when I was in college and worked at a local restaurant as a waiter. The restaurant was very quiet and is very romantic. It could be the perfect place to pop the question.

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AA
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Overpriced, no wonder the place was half empty on a Friday night.
Very good ambiance, food and service, poor deserts.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Subtle piano player, table overlooking the garden, attentive service with just the right touch, delicious food with inventive menu and nice wine list.

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AE
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marcos was amazing and the hostess was so friendly! Food was other worldly!

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d
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, very nice staff. Food was great, although maybe it did not exceed our high expectations.

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