One if by Land, Two if by Sea

(917) 336-6635 | Email | View Website

17 Barrow St, New York, NY | Directions   10014

40.732606 -74.002703

Open Hours

Dinner Hours begin at 5:30 each evening. We take our last reservations at 10 pm on weeknights and 11:15 on Friday and Saturdays

Sunday Brunch from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

 
Restaurants, Fireplace, Fine Dining  more

More Tags: Date Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion Dining, Private Parties, Brunch, Prix Fixe Menu, Historic Setting, Romantic Dining

Price: $$$$

Cuisine: Seafood, New American

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Discover, Visa, American Express, Diners Club

Neighborhoods: Downtown, West Village

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One if by Land, Two if by Sea
One if by Land, Two if by Sea
One if by Land, Two if by Sea
One if by Land, Two if by Sea

From The Owners of One if by Land, Two if by Sea

New York's Premier Destination for Romance


About One if by Land, Two if by Sea

  • Wine Spectator Award
  • AAA Four Diamond Award
  • The Michelin Guide

Located in Aaron Burr's landmark carriage house & tucked away in the heart of the Village, One if by Land, Two if by Sea is renowned for impeccable service & exceptional seasonal American cuisine served in a very romantic setting. Chef Colt Taylor hits the mark with his inventive interpretation of New American cuisine. Choose from a 3 course prix-fixe or chef's tasting menu available with or without wine pairing.

Candle light, fresh flowers, fireplaces & live piano music contribute to the alluring ambiance. Open 7 nights for dinner and on Sundays for Live Jazz Brunch. Visit the lovely bar area where great cocktails made with premium ingredients are served. Experience the ultimate romantic evening replete with fresh roses & lilting, live piano music.

Available for private parties.


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Reviews for One if by Land, Two if by Sea

Recommends

It's a little passe today, but the city's perennial "most romantic restaurant" hasn't gotten any less beautiful, nor its fireplace any less transporting. The food isn't the final word in high gastronomy, but it's very good, and resists fads in a commendable way. NYC needs more places like this, not less.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

pretty-romantic-overprised place – we came here for our anniversary, it was thanksgiving night, so we didn't expect we could get a table - but we actually did, and it was not a bad location at all - close to the summer garden and by the wall ( i hate to sit in the middle of the room) we were given a table in 3 min, the servers and the waiter were very friendly and attentive. The battery in camera died, so we asked if the waiter could help us out - and he took our pictures with his camera and e-mailed them to us later on - I was sooo impressed!

As to the food - we had a special thanksgiving course - everything was delicious, except for desert....pistachio ice cream and some kind of cake, which looked like it was baked 2 months ago.... that was a great disappointment...

overall, it was a nice experience, but a little bit pricey...

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best desserts in New York!!! – We were recently at One if By Land... and had a fantastic dinner. The dessert course was the absolute best. It was my date's birthday and they brought out extra desserts for us to sample. The gianduja mousse was ethereal, chocolaty, and not cloyingly sweet. The banana bread ice cream had phenomenal flavor. The almond milk panna cotta was a fascinating study in textures and flavors, pairing side by side strawberry soda, lychee sorbet, strawberry tapioca, and strawberries and lychees. This is the best dessert course to be found in Manhattan today. Thank you to the pastry chef!

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Beauty in vain – I am puzzled why anyone would give this restaurant more than 3 stars. Aside from the decor, beautiful especially the bar and fireplace, everything else is ghastly.

I made reservations for a very special dinner a month prior to the date. On walking in, nobody is there to greet you. You need walk to the back past the bar, where the "hostess" is so ignorant and unprofessional it's an embarassment to the establishment. You check your coats, to someone who looks like she hates her job, literally in the dining room by other diners.

The place was mostly empty when we got there, yet they sat us upstairs by the drafty winter window in the corner. Already a bad start.

The servers that bring you bread never even say hello nor smile. Then the arrogant waiter marches over to your table approxiamtely twice, once to take your order, and to check if your food is good the minute the servers put your plate on the table. That's it. We spend the ramaining time flagging down the servers to ask for more bread, wine, and then the bill, while the restaurant slowly sat more patrons.

The food was not worth the price. The fish was too salty and the risotto was too small. The beef wellington was good, but for almost 40$ a plate it should be! The desserts were horrid. Generic ice cream and stale carrot cake, and some other forgetable chocolate concoction. The wine menu is good but very overpriced.

Service very much ruined what was supposed to be a romantic dinner. I would return only to the bar, if ever.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Most Romantic – it is one of the most romantic places in NYC. The food is great and the wait staff is very knowledgeable. The desserts are amazing as well. It is worth going there just for desserts, the chocolate one is a MUST! It is home made and is unbelievably good ! If you want to impress someone, that is the place to go but be prepared to pay a lot.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Top Romantic Restaurant – I came here with my boyfriend for Restaurant Week and was truly impressed. It has a great ambiance, excellent service and amazing food. The restaurant is dimly lit and has a piano player on site. It looks like an old castle inside with old oil paintings on the wall.

For all the food we got, I love every single dish from the tangerine salad, red snapper to my citrus creme brulee. They also gave us a sample cauliflower soup on the house and it was delish!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

OMG! So romantic – I love this place! I first came here for a restaurant week deal. I felt this was the best deal out of the restaurant week special. The ambiance was great. the service was good. It was so romantic, I wish I was there with a boyfriend or husband. I want to always go back and try their pre-fixe menu for $78 per person.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

dated food, fishy seafood, beautiful room – Went on a monday night and had the tasting menu. It's true, you shouldn't order fish on a monday (at least at One if by Land) first course; hamachi, fishy, slimy, overly salty and otherwise inedible. Next was a dorado, fishy, uninspired. So far off to a bad, if not nauseating start. Fois Gras, hard to mess this one up.. it was pleasant and as expected. Main course; beef wellington, probably the most popular dish here, it was all over the menu, it was adequate, if under-flavored. Dessert was a strawberry rhubarb concoction that was over-complicated, with such fresh seasonal ingredients, why try so hard? The dessert was the only part of the meal that I could describe as "fresh". The room is beautiful (think Sign of the Dove) but the food was mostly a disaster, service was acceptable. Not recommended.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Thoroughly enjoyable dining experience – When my boyfriend and I stepped into this restaurant, we immediately felt transported into a different, romantic, old world era. What was previously a stable for horses has since been transformed into a most beautiful dining room complete with crackling fire place and baby grand piano. Amidst the tuxedoed servers, we felt like characters straight out of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel.

The service was highly attentive without being intrusive. The food was truly unforgettable. Get the beef wellington, the buttery texture simply melts in your mouth. Desserts were divine as well. Really liked the sweet and salty combination of the Rocky Road Fondant. Though there was some lag between the appetizers and entrees, they more than made up for it by giving us a free bottle of wine as well as free appetizers, whilst we waited. Looking forward to my next visit there!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

great hidden find! – I had originally made a Saturday reservation for two for my wife's birthday. However, an emergency came up and we had to reschedule our dinner. The restaurant was very accomodating and was able to give us a reservation two days in advance. Although we arrived an hour early, they were able to seat us right away anyway! The decor is very lovely, and adds a classic appeal to its ambiance. We ordered scallops for our appetizer, and the duck and beef wellingtons for our entrees. The scallops and ducks were FANTASTIC! Although my beef wellington was a bit on the salty side. They remembered to put a birthday candle in my wife's dessert without my reminding them, which was a nice touch. Overall, it was a wonderful experience. I would definitely come back again!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Romantic dining, great food – We went here for our engagement dinner, and it was perfect. The place was crowded (which I equate with good food), but it wasn't very loud. We were seated in the room that leads to the balcony, and the christmas lights were lit. That, the candles, and the flowers on the table, set the perfect romantic mood. The restaurant only offers prix fixe (at least when we went), and I don't remember exactly what we got, but it was very, very good. All in all, a perfect night and I would highly recommend this place to anyone.

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