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.
New York, NY 10014
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
Past it's prime. I have been wanting to ...
Past it's prime. I have been wanting to go here for years having heard that it is the most romantic restaurant in NYC (a trap I fell into). So my expectations were high. We were only able to get 1030 reservations. I was very disappointed when the waiter only said we could get pre-fixed menu. How can they do that when online it lists À la cart option Also? My boyfriend is vegetarian and was only able to eat fish from the pre-fix, so he technically had one option (There was no vegetarian menu like it lists online). The food was over-rated (the beef Wellington was not even that great). My friend went here previously and received a different menu option and an extra free dessert. I wish places would be uniform. If they don't offer the other menu at the later reservation then tell people that. All in all this place is totally an over rated rip off ($270), and as for being the most romantic restaurant that is far from the truth. There were drinking frat boys at the bar and there were so many waiters we felt bothered.
Came here for Valentine's Day with my da ...
Came here for Valentine's Day with my date. I had 10:30pm reservations. We didn't get seated till 11:10pm. Our waiter was terrible. He would mumble all is words. I would catch a few words here and there. While giving information on a nice glass of wine, I did catch him saying it's mostly from France. All 6 courses were nothing special. Finally the bill came, 20 or 22 percent was already added to the bill. I would of asked to speak to the manager about this but didn't want to ruin my night. It was my first time at this restaurant and I heard mostly positive reviews. I left feeling completely ripped off.
We had the multi-course prix-fixe Valent ...
We had the multi-course prix-fixe Valentine's Day dinner and wine pairing. The restaurant was very accommodating to find us a spot in a last minute busy time. Friendly attentive service, decent food, large wine variety paired. Not impressed by the basic wine pairings included, we certainly expected better for this price.
My husband and I dinner here for Valenti ...
My husband and I dinner here for Valentine's Day, a few days early. I had been told it was a romantic, historical spot. Everything was better than expected: the pianist playing between the two gas fireplaces in the bar area, the chandeliers throughout the restaurant, roses and candles at each table. To some this might be overkill, but I was delighted. I also was impressed with a sense of intimacy (we dined in the Mezzanine Room). The food was heavenly; we ordered from a 4 course prix fixe menu a salad, parsnip soup, mushroom papardelle, foie gras, lamb, and capon breast. For dessert we had the lemon mousse and a chocolate tart. The service was attentive and thoughtful.
Wonderful dining experience highlighted ...
Wonderful dining experience highlighted by the incredibly attentive and thoughtful hostess/owner Maria. Food and ambience was excellent. Piano player was also equally wonderful and played a great mix of songs. Thank you OIBL!!!
This is an important and lovely historic ...
This is an important and lovely historic restaurant with a great bar and supurb ambiance. I'd had cocktails before but not a meal.
Our waiter seemed a bit inexperienced but tried hard to please. We ordered lobster dish and salmon ( salmon at waiter's recommendation ). Lobster was excellent but the Salmon tasted 'fishy' so we asked for a salad instead which was forthcoming. Ordered sorbet trio for desert. We had excellent cocktails from the bar.
Both of us are experienced, international & local diners. We will likely try the kitchen again, next time try the beef wellington.
Wonderful ambiance. Waiter was considera ...
Wonderful ambiance. Waiter was considerate. Food came at good pace. I would have given 5 stars except that the last entree in the tasting menus-the Beef Wellington was stone cold with a reduction sauce that was too sweet. That was meant to the the highlight, but it was a low light. Wines were ok-not memorable
Everything was excellent from service, ...
Everything was excellent from service,staff food and ambiance even though it's a little bit pricey. My only complaint was that of a lighted candle on the table which gave me an uncomfortable sensation of being a potential fire hazard. I would suggest that they replace then with LED candles.
Even by New York standards, the food is ...
Even by New York standards, the food is exceptionally good. Great music (a lot of Sinatra songs), a long candle and a rose at each table, and generally everything is takes to create a lovely ambiance. Naturally, the price matches the quality...
Great venue and I would definitely go ba ...
Great venue and I would definitely go back for drinks. The ambiance was fantastic and unlike anywhere else I have been in NY. However the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairing was below average. With the exception of the the sashimi and the beef Wellington, the courses were unimaginative and uninventive. The portions were also way bigger then any other tasting menu that I have had which meant that I was l left struggling to finish the meal. Not ideal when you are spending over $500 dollars for two people.
The wine was also not exciting and although the pairings were fine, they did not blow me away.
In terms of service, we had to ask for our wine pairings on two occasions as the waitress forgot to bring them to us.
Go here for drinks and if you order food, avoid the tasting menu.
Still one of our favorites after all the ...
Still one of our favorites after all these years. A truly unique dining experience, you won't believe that you are in the middle of New York City! An intimate pre fixe restaurant in a great historic building in Greenwich Village, One if By Land is a bit difficult to find the first time (all of the cab drivers know where it is) but will keep you coming back for the unique atmosphere and spectacular gourmet food. Enjoy live piano music and a cocktail by the (two) fireplaces before moving to the Garden Room for your meal. Their signature dish, beef wellington, is what we usually have for the main course, but we have never been disappointed with anything on the menu. There is also a chef's tasting menu which is available with or without wine parings. The menus are seasonal and change often (except for the beef wellington). One of the "don't miss" stops while visiting New York, once you find it, you'll be back!
We had a birthday dinner here and sat up ...
We had a birthday dinner here and sat upstairs, because it was quieter than downstairs. The service was excellent and it was a fun atmosphere. I had the smoked Sea Bass and it was superb. The others seemed to enjoy their meals also.
The experience was 5 star from the begin ...
The experience was 5 star from the beginning. Warm welcoming hostess, beautiful bar, great table surrounded by windows on the garden. The staff was very attentive and helpful. The Beef Wellington ( their specialty) was absolutely delicious. Appetizers and desert were equally tasteful and thoughtfully presented. A wonderful evening all round.
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).
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