About One if by Land, Two if by Sea
New York, NY 10014
Fine dining in a landmark Greenwich Village carriage house. Dinner 7 nights a weeks, casual Dining at the Bar. Private dining available as well.
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
b/w 7th Ave. and West 4th
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live piano music, 7 nights a day
Unaffiliated garage across the street: "Sheridan Square Parking"
1 at Christopher Street/Sheridan Square. A, B, C, D, E, F, M at West 4th. See our website for detailed directions.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, 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.
One if by Land offers private dining for luncheons, dinners, and Sunday brunches. Contact Info@oneifbyland.com for more details.
One if by Land, Two if by Sea Ratings and Reviews
My wife and I did the 7 course tasting m ...
My wife and I did the 7 course tasting menu WITH the wine pairing for her 40th birthday. We both were overwhelmed (in the best possible way) with how tasty all of the food was, how good all of the wine choices were, and how everything paired together in unison.
Come hungry, as the 7 course with wine is a feast worthy of the high price (which is the only possible fault if you're on a budget, or you spent all your money on the engagement ring!). Service was fantastic. Nice vintage decor. We had a great time as always. Thank you OIBLTIBS!
Celebrated my boyfriends 29th birthday d ...
Celebrated my boyfriends 29th birthday dinner here and it was the perfect restaurant for the occasion. I booked through OpenTable a month in advance and was contacted by phone and email to confirm closer to the date. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. The food and drinks were beyond expectations. They gave my boyfriend a plate with two macaroons and lit candles that read "happy birthday" on the plate in chocolate icing. The restaurant helped set the tone for a romantic night for the two of us.
The restaurant was beautiful. Live piano ...
The restaurant was beautiful. Live piano music played all evening. The ambiance was breathtaking. The wine selection was superb. We had the 7-course tasting menu. The courses were a little on the large side for so many, making it hard to enjoy the last few courses as we were already full. Everything was good except the main course. We both had the beef Wellington. It was tough and not very flavorful. My husband, who has had this dish before, said it was bad in comparison. The service was attentive, although it was clear there are regulars who were given preferential treatment. We were treated to an extra dessert for our occasion. All in all it was a nice evening, although not worth what we paid for it. I'm glad we tried it, but it's not somewhere we will go again.
Thank you for making our wedding day din ...
Thank you for making our wedding day dinner the best! You were gracious in accepting our Italian wedding cake from Veniero's and in providing us a lovely table next to the garden. The service, meal taste, presentation and value all excellent. Thank you for the complimentary champagne with the other couple also celebrating their wedding day also at NY City Hall. Appreciative of your kindness and lovely establishment. Thank you again.
I had not been here in a while. It's a b ...
I had not been here in a while. It's a beautiful place, but remember that you can very well be seated facing a wall, even after you have walked in to the beautiful freplace at the entrance!
The two or three people staffing the front desk didn't seem to have a clue about what was going on and one wondered if they really understood what you were saying. We had a reservation but when we arrived there was a wedding reception going on. We had arranged to meet at the bar at 4:30 for drinks. We couldn't do so because of the wedding. When we returned at 5:30, we still could not be seated. We waited and asked what was happening, but an air or confusion seemed to reign. We were finally seated at about 5:45. Our principal server was excellent, but her helpers didn't seem to have a clue. I was given a fork to eat an appetizer which was served in a broth...
Nice, but not really worth the $170.00 each the two of us paid (inlcuding tip, we had three glasses of wine between us).
I waited for more than 20 years to go fo ...
I waited for more than 20 years to go for dinner at this restaurant. I was COMPLETLELY disappointed. My issue was about the price and quantity of the food. There are far better restaurants in New York City. Dinner for two and one side cost us close to $275.00 when all was said and done. One of my only disappointments on my bucket list.
ONLY ONE SUGGESTION: DON'T EAT HERE!! NO ...
ONLY ONE SUGGESTION: DON'T EAT HERE!! NOTHING MORE THAN A VERY NICE LOCATION, FOOD IS CRAP. We came here for a special occasion, for a birthday. When we walked in the atmosphere was incredible we thought the restaurant was really magic, from when we sit at our table it started the nightmare. It was was a prix fix menu for 150$ a person, and it's ok but for this reason I was expecting at least decent food.
The food was unedible, the worst I've ever had in NYC, and I tried very many restaurant, I tried their gnocchi with tomato and buffalo mozzarella, the gnocchi were GLUE because they cooked it for probably 25 minutes. So I called the waitress I show her the gnocchi and the answer was -THIS IS THE WAY THEY COOK IT- she brings me another plate of gnocchi and were exactly the same so I left it there. The main course was lobster for my girlfriend and a branzino for me, both were overoveroverover cooked, in our moth seemed a gum, both were unedible. So we call the waitress and now she said - sorry we have 500 covers tonight so the kitchen is very busy-. WHAT?!?!?! I spend 400$ on a dinner and you tell me that the food tonight is crap because the kitchen is too busy? So we call the manager and this old lady came and she says sorry and she says that she can buy us the bottle of wine but unfortunately the wine was the only thing good. So in the end she give us a voucher that we'll probably spend at the counter drinking wine. We realized that the manager was doing that to soooo many other tables that were complaining. So we pay our 400$, we didn't eat anything and drank a bottle of wine. The only suggestion I can give is DON'T EAT AT THIS RESTAURANT, when I decided to go there I thought that the bad reviews about food were maybe from very picky guests, I was very attracted by the location. IF YOU GO THERE FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION, YOU ARE CERTAINLY GOING TO RUIN IT.
I went with my friend for christmas dinn ...
I went with my friend for christmas dinner. atmosphere in the restaurant was great and romantic, but foods are definitely not worth the price. we ended up with paying $250 each with one cocktail and they tipped themselve, we were really surprised.
since it was a special occation and we wanted to tale pictures (especially after paying that much money for foods), but there was simply no single space to take pictures and we ended up with not having one great picture.
Employees were "alright" quite annoyed when i asked them to take pictures..
Waited for more than 1 hour to get a tab ...
Waited for more than 1 hour to get a table even with reservation, and the reception just feel no sorry about it. Thought to leave less tips, then found the tips was collected within the bill. The worst experience in a restaurant with this price.
I ordered hot water and my husband order ...
I ordered hot water and my husband order wine when the serve asked what to drink. The wine came really fast, but the hot water did not. I guessed maybe it took time to boil the water. So I waited, waited, and waited. It did not come when the food was served. The beef wellington was overcook. It looked really dark. Then I asked for hot water again. It did not come after I finished the food. Then the dessert came and I asked for hot water again. It finally came after the dessert. We could not be more disappointed.
Christmas Eve was obnoxiously expensive. ...
Christmas Eve was obnoxiously expensive. It was prix fixe only, which was NOT noted on Open Table. (At lease from what we saw. M). We would have eaten three before and have enjoyed ordering a la carte.
Quality was excellent, as usual.
Would have chosen somewhere else if we knew that it was prix fixe only. I feel like Open Table let us down but this was not mentioned by the restaurant, either, when they called to confirm.
Christmas elegance at a price The crowd ...
Christmas elegance at a price
The crowd was overwhelming due to the great appeal of this restaurant, particularly during the holidays. Our table was only 15 mins late which I'm completely happy to overlook on high volume evenings. Our service was mediocre at best; our waiter came across a tad too confident and smug quite frankly and our first round of drinks took almost 10 minutes to arrive (two glasses of prosecco and a martini). However, all things aside, it was the food that was the downfall for us this year. First, for nearly $200 per person, I expect a meal. The first course was a scallop and lentil soup that was exactly (I couldn't help but measure) two spoonfuls! The plate on which it was served was ginormous and yet the carved-out center held the soups' contents. On to the second course; the short rib. Served on a bed of greens, the short rib consisted of less than one mouthful of meat. The plate was entirely greens and no meat to be found. Entree: beef wellington. This was somewhat generous but by no means impressive in size it consisted of very bland meat in a pastry shell that was less than appealing on every level. Finally, the desserts: we all ordered one of each and shared and found them to be perfectly fine. At the end of the day, I understand that holiday occasions are not fun for chefs or servers but I come back to the price here; for $200 a person not including what you'll drop for a mediocre bottle of wine (think nothing under $80 to start) I was rather insulted with this presentation. To this day, I'm not sure why some top-of-the-line restaurants believe that substituting an amuse bouche for a meal is acceptable or de rigueur. We're not asking for an all you can eat buffet by for the love of God put some food on the plate. I will go back to this venue but never on a holiday for the marked-up menu and mediocre service. On a happier note, we adore the owner and always enjoy exchanging pleasantries with her. (See Yelp for full review)
Went on Christmas eve. Seated on time; ...
Went on Christmas eve. Seated on time; server was very disinterested and took extensive amount of time to come to the table and explain the options. This was a theme for all the tables in the section. With a prix fixe menu and guaranteed tip for the holiday, he did not have much motivation to make any effort. While the food was excellent, it was not worth the cost.
Avoid!!! My partner and I visited for Ch ...
My partner and I visited for Christmas Eve dinner and were extremely disappointed - and that's an understatement. It started out by waiting for 50 minutes for our reserved table (seated just before 9pm for an 8pm rsv), followed by stale bread and an unrefined meal for $150 for a set menu. The waiting staff couldn't care less and we were promptly served our bill 90min after being seated, without having asked for it. Food itself was completely overpriced and below average. Gave feedback on the way out - again manager couldn't care less. However, polite smile when being told 20% gratuity would be included because "it's the holidays". Ta.
Terribly disappointed! I booked this r ...
Terribly disappointed! I booked this restaurant 5 weeks ago for a supposed classy elegant Christmas Eve dinner with my husband, sister and brother in law. We have been there before ...although a few years ago and always had a good experience. We had an 8pm reservation and they overbooked to the point of people being stuffed into the front door. We had to wait nearly an hour to be seated. We finally get seated and the glassware on the table was filthy with residue and lipstick stains. We had to wait awhile for them to replace clean glasses. For $150 per person the food was totally subpar and not the right temperature. With drinks and wine the bill was well over $1000.00......the the biggest ripoff by a restaurant ever.! The people that run it must be terribly greedy and incompetent. The only good thing about the evening were the Christmas decorations. I truly HATE this place now....they ruined our NYC Christmas Eve......and we wasted a lot of $$$$! Never again!
Truly one of the worst meals I've had in ...
Truly one of the worst meals I've had in NYC. For $800 I would have expected more than a Jersey Shore Catering Hall. Get your act together. Nightmare.
Some specifics so I don't sound petulant:
3 hours to get through a four course meal and we had to keep begging the wait staff to bring the next course, and the silverware. They never brought the wine list or the drinks we ordered. Plates were dirty. Menus switched from 3 course to 4 course after confirmation. A nightmare. Avoid at all costs.
Service was very impressive. I requested ...
Service was very impressive. I requested a table next to a fire place, and we were seated in a room all by ourselves. It was a wonderful 10 year anniversary dinner that we will never forget. They even brought us a "Happy Anniversary" dessert platter. The waiter was very kind and knowledgable. He took great pictures for us and did not mind answering our questions about the menu.
It is certainly pricey, but worth every penny! This has set the bar for 5 star dining in NYC. I will compare every other restaurant to this one from now on.
Set the reservation 10 days in advance i ...
Set the reservation 10 days in advance in the hope to make a special evening for my wife and I at Christmas. We found the place about 6 years ago by chance and it was perfection. We arrive to no one up front to meet us upon entrance. Couple minutes of confusion resulted in them sitting the people who came behind us first even though they had no reservations. They sat my wife and I at a table for six which was less than romantic and even embarrassing given the notoriety of the place for romance. The place was half empty on the Thursday before Christmas? Red flag. Took 15 minutes for a waiter to come by to ask for a drink order. Had to ask for clean wine glasses to replace the smudged ones at the table even though the average bottle on the list exceeded $200. Stupid misspellings on the wine list (attention to detail?). Undercooked Foie Gras. Over cooked veal chop. Nowhere to be found waiter. Finished plates sat there for 15 minutes before clearing. Then got hit for a $400 tab (despite the reasonable charge for the Nickel & Nickel Chardonnay for $125). Whatever magic we experienced a few years back is long gone. I was hoping to sweep my wife off her feet with an awesome night but it truly sucked. Bummed out.
The ambience is outstanding. Tables are ...
The ambience is outstanding. Tables are nicely spaced. Though the restaurant was full, the noise level was low, which is VERY rare indeed in New York restaurants. The service was attentive and friendly, but there were a few problems. Most notably, bread and butter were delivered AFTER the first course rather than before. Unfortunately, the food was a bit disappointing. Nothing was bad, but nothing was excellent either. For a $350 dinner for two, we expected better.
As always, the food, service and ambienc ...
As always, the food, service and ambience are outstanding and it is such a special gem in the city. If you haven't experienced it, please treat yourself and if you have, isn't it time you relive the magic? Enjoy!
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