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.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thurs: 5:30pm - 10:00 pm Friday & Saturday: 5:30 - 11:15 pm Sunday Dinner: 5:15pm - 9:30 pm Bar opens at 5:00pm 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.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), 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
Very cool discreet location in the Villa ...
Very cool discreet location in the Village. Fixed menus to fit all appetites. I went with their signature sweetbreads appetizer-- it was outstanding. Entree was another signature dish the Beef Wellington. Wow. Not too heavy. Perfectly cooked. Dessert was a grand mariner soufflé. Omg. The best I ever had.
Very romantic. Beautiful view of garden with lights. Area is very fun.
The CHEESIEST place on the entire planet ...
The CHEESIEST place on the entire planet. If you are a couple from Ohio, you might enjoy the white roses and taper candles and the pianist playing "I Dreamed a Dream" but for any NY couple under 65, this place was just flat out cheesy and awkward. It's like every guy in there had googled "most romantic restaurant NYC" and ended up with the same overpriced result.
Food is good, desserts are excellent - g ...
Food is good, desserts are excellent - great pastry chef. Our waiter kept on filling our wine glasses without asking - generally would have expected a little bit better service. Ambience is outstanding: probably one of - if not the - most romantic place to dine in NYC.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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...
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! 😘
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......
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