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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, 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, 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
One If By by Land , Two if by See is said to be one of the most Romantic restaurants in the world. It certainly lives up to its reputation. The ambience is very romantic.
The food however was ok. We choose the $100 prefixed menu. My appetizer was the pork medallions which were 99% fat and my husband's octopus was very salty. The Beef Wellington was very good as well as the desert.
I used to like this place for its ambience and cozy charm. The place seems as though it may be under new ownership. The light bulbs in the many brass chandeliers are now harsh led bulbs- the menu is cliché and starts as a $98 prized-fixe, and most of the staff is Russian. Desserts were extremely disappointing. Sadly, One If By Land seems like a typical NYC tourist-trap these days.
Wife saw One if by Land, two if by sea in a list of the most romantic spots to have Valentine's day. It seemed like a good reason to give the resturant a try. We tried the chef's tasting menu which was excellent. However, its just too much to eat. By the time the main was served, we were both full and it was time for a doggie bag.
Service was excellent, the ambiance is very nice with the low lighting and candles. Its a space where noise from other tables can travel so we heard a very disturbing conversation from the next table over. Once they left, it was much better :-)
If you are considering to drive to the resturant, DO NOT PARK in the garage across the street. The staff there over charges and is criminal in their behavior. Purposely giving incorrect change.
Our experience at One if by Land, Two if by Sea was incredible. My boyfriend treated me for my birthday on a Monday evening. The ambiance was romantic and intimate. That evening (being a Monday) was pretty quiet and so we felt almost like we had the place to ourselves. The waitstaff was incredibly attentive and informative. We had the 7 course meal with wine pairings and our server was just the right balance of sharing information and giving us time to ourselves. The food was incredible - each dish was thoughtfully created and presented, it was well worth having the 7 course meal to try everything! There was a live pianist who was playing in the background, softly, which set the mood as well. I would recommend this place for any special occasion, but wouldn't recommend for a group larger than 4 people.
We wanted to have a special dining experience for our anniversary. After doing some online research, we settled on One if by Land, Two if by Sea. We arrived and were promptly greeted and ushered to our table. A pianist, fresh roses and a tall candle at the table were very nice touches. The ambiance and wait staff were great. We chose the 3 course pre-fix for $98.00. I ordered the fois gras, beef wellington and the lemon mousse. I was not blown away by any course. They were all cooked well and served promptly and beautifully plated, however I felt each dish was lacking something taste-wise. If I were to do the night over again, I do not think I would choose this restaurant for a meal. I think I preferred my lunch of dim sum over dinner that night.
We were very disappointed. The ambience is, of course, special - and I think the restaurants relies on its historic name and location. The hostess, an elderly lady, is overly familiar. The restaurant smelled of smoke - clearly something had severely burned in the kitchen. The live pianist creates a traditional, lovely and luxurious atmosphere (which we expected). The choice of wines by the glass is very limited, and when I wanted advice, the sommelier had a day off (or is there no sommelier, we wondered). Our server did not speak English very well, had no clue about the wines. Eating la carte is not possible (which we did not know - as somewhere on internet I found the menu with prices per dish), they serve menus only. A 3 course menu is $ 97 (which we knew). For that amount, one may expect the very best. The food, however, was VERY, perhaps even extremely mediocre. We ended up paying $ 470 (inclusive gratuity) for the 3 of us - including only 4 glasses of wine ($ 18 per glass for average wine) and some mineral water. We are surprised that this restaurant can continue like this - but perhaps underperforming cuts costs... in which case they can continue to run their business. Only half the table were occupied. We will certainly not go back . Complete rip off!
I went with my wife for her birthday. It was a disappointment. The 3 course online menu was not the same as the one they showed us at the restaurant. The waiter told us that they didn't update the online menu. Hopefully, that was not a "bathe and switch." Plus, they forgot to bring the anniversary plate at the end. Plus, the fruits (berries) for the desert were not fresh at all.
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 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 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 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.
It is a very nice place but if it comes to the seating, better ask for downstairs, it's winter and we were dying in the heat upstairs and the place didn't do it's justice if you're upstairs. Downstairs there is a guy playing piano a sis so stunning . Food was good, beef Wellington was amazing! Every single thing we had was just very good:)
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