About One if by Land, Two if by Sea
Fine dining in a landmark Greenwich Village carriage house. Dinner 7 nights a weeks, Weekend Jazz brunch from 11:30 am-2:00 pm, Casual Dining at the Bar. Private dining available for parties of 15 and larger.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thurs: 5:30pm - 9:30 pm Friday & Saturday: 5:30 - 11:15 pm Sunday Dinner: 5:15pm - 9:30 pm Bar opens at 4:00pm 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.
Private Party Facilities:
One if by Land offers private dining for dinners and Sunday brunches. Contact email@example.com for more details.
Private Party Contact:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, 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, Two if by Sea Ratings and Reviews
We were in NYC to see "Hamilton" so it s ...
We were in NYC to see "Hamilton" so it seemed in keeping with the theme to have dinner at One if by Land, Two if by Sea. We had drinks at the bar before dinner - the pianist was playing a mixture of show tunes and 60s songs. Our meal was delicious - the prix fixe menu had more than enough choices for us both to be very happy. The sea bass in particular was wonderful. If you're looking for the latest, hottest restaurant, this isn't for you. If you are looking for quiet, classic elegance you cant do better.
The food was overpriced for what was ser ...
The food was overpriced for what was served. Service was surprisingly inattentive. Bus boys were more attentive than the principal waiter, although never offered seconds on bread. Water glasses repeatedly refilled. Dinner for two with wine and tip was $350+ for three courses. Many other much better food values in the city. Restaurant has quaint ambience; we were seated upstairs. Quieter, but much less romantic feel. Disappointed overall. Expected far more. Will not be returning.
Was a beautiful restaurant and the good ...
Was a beautiful restaurant and the good was excellent!!! Service was great to!!
The good news is that the decor and ambi ...
The good news is that the decor and ambience have not changed over 15 years. Quiet, with view of a nice small garden. The menu has not changed and remains very conservative, to my liking. However the Beef in the Wellington was dense and nearly inedible. Nothing else was remarkable or better than average. Not worth the price.
Awesome first experience.!!! We celebrat ...
Awesome first experience.!!! We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary and couldn't imagine a better place to have it!!
Our meals were delightful! We had tender ...
Our meals were delightful! We had tenderloin and octopus for the first course, lobster and beef Wellington for the second course, and yogurt cheesecake and chocolate soufflé for desert.. Everything was amazing from the service to the taste of the food. Very great experience for my fiancé and I!
The whole experience was great. Attentiv ...
The whole experience was great. Attentive service, piano player, great food. My only dislike was that my wife and I were put in an upper back room, which we thought wasn't as nice as the main room. There was more privacy, but we would have preferred to be in the main room. I should have spoke up, but nevertheless, we enjoyed the evening and had a great dinner. I might recommend requesting the main room if you want the optimal ambience experience, but I suppose it depends on your taste.
My first visit to this restaurant (despi ...
My first visit to this restaurant (despite having sent a lot of my out of town guests there, including a honeymooning couple) and it truly lived up to all the reviews I have heard and read. The food was very good, but more than anything it is the ambience that made the night. Such a tranquil, romantic spot!! Maria is a very attentive host, and it clearly matters a lot to her that each guest has a wonderful time. We dined there on a Tuesday night, and it was definitely on the quiet side, so I can't speak to how it would be at the weekend, but our evening there was so serene and unhurried - such an unusual experience in this city!! And tables are well spaced out, so you don't have to endure listening to other people's conversations :) Come hungry - the portions are generous! And request a table by the window/garden if they have it - I certainly shall next time! Thanks, Maria - I'll be back soon!
We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversa ...
We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary here and enjoyed it. The service was attentive and not rushed in any way. The food was very good. I had the farro soup and beef Wellington and enjoyed both. The steak was cooked perfectly and it was very tender. My husband also enjoyed his veal sweetbreads and pan roasted lobster over pappardelle. The menu is a bit eclectic, but I think anyone can find something they like or willing to try.
very good restaurant！
very good restaurant！
Now I understand what all the fuss is ab ...
Now I understand what all the fuss is about. This is an old world through back to an era where people enjoyed conversation versus playing with mobile devices, the strains of live piano music and fresh cut flowers on tables spaciously placed in one of four dining rooms. Terrific bar is a bonus as you'll spend your time and wallet on a scrumptious prix fixe menu. The keep recommending and serving the individual Beef Wellington for a reason. Wow! Pricey but worth it for a special occasion...we'll be back annually.
Very disappointing. We thought it would ...
Very disappointing. We thought it would be a great overall fine dining experience. The food was mediocre at best. It is a beautiful restaurant but.... After traveling to NYC for more than 20 years, it was the worst food we have ever had. There were multiple pieces of gristle in the appetizer.
I took my Fiancée to this restaurant recently, I must say quite possibly the best meal either of us have ever had, the food was beautifully prepared, tasted amazing, fantastic quality. The staff were friendly and helpful explaining the menu perfectly. Try and get a table near the window facing the garden, that's where we were sat and it was gorgeous. The menu sounds expensive by I assure you it's worth the extra money, u wouldn't suggest it's a regular Friday night date night place, but if you're celebrating, it's definitely worth considering.
Beautiful, romantic restaurant. Cannot r ...
Beautiful, romantic restaurant. Cannot recommend enough.
once in a lifetime
This old stable has been beautifully transformed into a wonderful dining destination. I have wanted to try this place for years and so happy we did. Definitely a special occasion treat. Food was spectacular. Service was wonderful.
Beautiful but that's it.
The restaurant is beautiful and the staff is friendly. The food was pretty average, nothing special. The desert at the end was simply okay too. And whatever you do, don't order the ice wine. It tastes like cold apple juice with some wine mixed in. Just weird.
My husband and I chose this restaurant f ...
My husband and I chose this restaurant for his 30th birthday and couldn't be more impressed. The ambience of the restaurant was incredible!! Like a quiet oasis in the middle of this busy city! If the ambience didn't seal the deal for us, the food sure did. Every bite was perfection! I could not recommend this restaurant more! If you're looking for the perfect romantic getaway, look no further!!!!
I've been going there for years and the ...
I've been going there for years and the food used to be great. This past time our meal was only OK. The service and ambiance are still excellent but for what they charge, I expect to get a meal worthy of the price.
Mediocre food despite rave reviews on li ...
Mediocre food despite rave reviews on line, Desserts were better
Romantic in all aspects. Very attentive ...
Romantic in all aspects. Very attentive staff. A memorable dining experience.
Nice but for a Price
Really enjoyed the setting & ambiance; very lovely. Also appreciated the live piano. We were seated at a very lovely table in the nook that had a nice view of the "garden" outside but it was so cold from the A/C that we had to move next to the pianist. We feared it might be too loud to talk, but it was fine. I started with a Crab & Kale Salad which was absolutely delicious. For my main, I had the Beef Wellington, since they are particularly known for that. I thought it was just ok. I probably would have enjoyed the sea bass more but it was fine. Dessert was a chocolate raspberry souffle which was delicious. All in all very good food. I had not realized in advance that it was a $98/pp price fix menu...I looked at the website quite extensively but only saw the tasting menus...
As seen previously at the guide!! prettiest place during our last week at NYC. A place to be back for sure!! Thanks
Memorable evening of amazing food, peac ...
Memorable evening of amazing food, peaceful ambiance and the unforgettable service of the pro...Seb! Thanks Maria for your kindness. (And to Ed J. for recommending this fab place last year.) So glad we returned to celebrate our anniversary! 😘
Amazing atmosphere amazing Excellent foo ...
Amazing atmosphere amazing Excellent food
Everything was amazing. Will be back.
Everything was amazing. Will be back.
Consistently one of our favorite restaur ...
Consistently one of our favorite restaurants in the country!
Everything was wonderful and perfect. G ...
Everything was wonderful and perfect. Good food. Good wine. Nice place.
The food was very good. It is located i ...
The food was very good. It is located in Aaron Burr's carriage house and our waiter took us on a tour. Our waiter was very attentive and was a very engaging person. The atmosphere is elegant/romantic. We had a table beside the courtyard which is lovely. Pretty hard to find as it's not much more than a door!
A location that has been around for thir ...
A location that has been around for thirty years with great ambiance but needs a serious rethink to make it another 30. A Fixed price menu with no optionally on desserts. Besides being overpriced , the starters were non events and both the lamb and pork(main courses)were extremely dry which I assumed was due to pre cooking and the low volume of customers. It might have been an off night but......
Nice place overall. But the food was bel ...
Nice place overall. But the food was below expectation. Wine served was too hot and waiters not very attentive.
Beautiful space and lovely service and a ...
Beautiful space and lovely service and ambiance but the food--especially for the price--is not worth returning.
The server was not what I normally expec ...
The server was not what I normally expect from such a fancy restaurant. Could have been his lack of English, but got drink order wrong. Gave no explanations about menu, just "do you have any questions on the menu." Lovely restaurant and food; waiter was not up to par.
My husband and I have been coming here for our Anniversary for several years now. It is our favorite place because of the food, the service and the atmosphere. The wait staff is remarkable...they don't hover, they don't constantly ask how everything is but they are there when you need them. The food....THE FOOD!!!! Excellent. I come for the Beef Wellington. The beef melts in your mouth. The other dishes, including appetizers and deserts, are inventive and beautifully presented. We also love the history of the building and the neighborhood. We always take a stroll after dinner. It is pricey but well worth it, especially for a special occassion.
Superb Food, Gracious Service, Elegant Ambiance!
This is one of our favorite restaurants. Over the decades we have been here many times to celebrate family milestones and holidays. This time we were here for the prix fixe Mother's Day Jazz Brunch. The service was, as it always is, cheerful, attentive, gracious, quiet and unobtrusive. Marie the maitre d' was, as always, gracious and welcoming. ‘Ambiance’ is overused, but it is, in addition to the food and service, a keynote of OIBL. The decor is elegant, tranquil and romantic. About every other time we have been here for dinner there has been a marriage proposal at one of the tables, it is just that sort of restaurant. There were two musicians at this Sunday Jazz Brunch, quiet piano playing in the background as you dine. I had the housemade granola with tangy yoghurt and then the eggs Benedict on a bed of polenta with pork on the side, just delicious. The others in my party had the lobster bisque, the salad and the French toast, the latter a large portion, heaped with fresh fruit. For dessert it was the chocolate souffle for two of us while the third had the Brioche, with a delicious cream sauce - 'bread pudding' with a French accent and grand it was. The meal was prix fixe at 75 a person and it was just shy of 245 bucks before tax. It included mimosas or bloody Marys. As always, we lingered over our coffee just relaxing and chatting, it is that sort of a tranquil restaurant where you really don't want to leave. The only caveat is that one should check the location on your iphone before coming here if it is your first time and you are unfamiliar with the Village. Once you have been here it is all perfectly clear.
The restaurant was recommended to me by someone I really trust. When we walked up I wasn't sure the cab had the right address, but then I opened the door. How wonderful. Drink by the fireplace on an especially raw spring night. Dinner upstairs in a quiet space. The menu was interesting, the our dinners were well prepared, presented and delicious.
The trifecta of ambiance, food, and serv ...
The trifecta of ambiance, food, and service! Also very romantic!
Atmosphere was exceptional, food was very good, service was excellent. A great place to go for a romantic evening or a special occasion.
We had a nice time. The only downfall was we were expecting smaller portions since we each ordered 3 courses. The entrees were huge and it was hard to finish. I wish they had it it in smaller quantities to enjoy more of the quality. It would suit the restaurant better in my opinion. The dessert was amazing though!
The room, the food - all special
Had the sweetbread starter and lightly smoked sea bass - perfection! My friend, a vegan ,had a bit more of a challenge - she ordered salad, mushroom fricassee with no cheese but was still hungry so she had to pay extra for some more vegetables. We were not offered an a la carte menu - not sure what the reason was. Service was attentive and they got us out in time for our theater date. It was a quiet elegant meal.
Wonderful food - Intriguing atmosphere
A difficult menu because whatever you chose, you had the feeling you were missing out on so many other wonderful choices. Great ambiance provided by a pianist was the perfect accompaniment to outstanding food and very pleasant, attentive staff. We were even treated to a conversation about the historical significance of the building. A wonderful night out.
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