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One if by Land, Two if by Sea is recognized as one of the New York s most romantic restaurants. The restaurant features American seasonal cuisine, fireplaces, candlelit tables, fresh flowers and live piano music. Its menu items include tart of wild mushroom, rack of Australian lamb, foie gras and braised duck terrine. The restaurant opened its doors in 1972. During the renovation process, workers uncovered four arched passageways in the building s basement that had been bricked-up long ago. Further excavation revealed that the passageways tunnel down Barrow Street to Hudson Street where the river s edge once met the city. Folklore suggests that these tunnels were used to smuggle contraband during The Revolutionary War and were once part of The Underground Railroad during America s Civil War.
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Phone: (212) 228-0822

TollFree: (800) 228-0822

TollFree: (800) 228-0823

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Neighborhoods:
Downtown Manhattan, West Village
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One If By Land Two If By Sea

I F Land LLC

I F Land

Categories:
Seafood Restaurants, Night Clubs, Bars, American Restaurants, Asian Restaurants, Restaurants
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Parking: Street, Valet

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Dressy

Wheelchair Accessible: Wheelchair Accessible, Yes

Cuisines: American, Seafood

Alcohol: Full Bar, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Above Average

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isiciliani
07/26/2011
Great place for a special dinner

Been here many times before. I have been to the best places in NY and the worst. I try not to let reviewers sway me since you never know their motives. The place is overpriced but the food is great. Never been disappointed.\r
As to the last reviewer, The city gives out ratings on cleanliness not the quality of the food. How can you put health concious and foie gras in the same sentence?? How did the bass taste?? Pate never looks appetizing, but how was the taste?? Health concious?? S
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Comida
06/06/2011
Amongst the worst meals ever

It is difficult to describe the effects of food on a person's palate. My wife and I approached this restaurant due to the promise of a romantic ambience and appropriate decor reflective of our dedication and love to each other.\r
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The service was average and the waitress was not engaging in any manner. I cannot recommend the food as the foie gras appeared to be a slab of butter without texture or flavor. The striped bass was dropped in a plate that was shaped like a cymbal, whic
...view moreh permitted clanging noise to occur when I reached into this dish to cut into the fish. The rabbit and pork pate was cut into cubes and was not very appetizing.\r
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We are all health conscious and this restaurant does not deliver on proper food. Although it gets an A for food quality by the city of NY, I wonder how the restaurant was able to acquire this food rating.\r
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The bar, piano, and lounge area are nice to sit and enjoy a cocktail. The Pouilly-Fuisse wine was good and the beauty of the dining experience ended there.\r
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All in all, a bad establishment with too much publicity. The name is confusing, too. Sorry.
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MynameisAugustWest
12/27/2010
If you propose here...your a jackass

This is the kind of place that looks authentic through the window but when you get in you'll see that it resembles more of a 1970's basement refurbish ( with faux brickwork and sheetrock walls that were done over) than an intimate late 1700's eatery. Disneyland does a better job of recreating the era. The bartender was nice, but the waiter was an absentee drone who could care less if we were alive.\r
The food was decent but of course completely overpriced...unfortunately the service a
...view morend ambience does not make up the difference. Paul Revere is turning in his graveview less

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melanie p
09/15/2010
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...view more - I was sooo impressed!\r
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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...\r
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overall, it was a nice experience, but a little bit pricey...
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gaiamcraft
06/02/2010
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. \r
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 he
...view morer job, literally in the dining room by other diners.\r
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.\r
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.\r
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. \r
Service very much ruined what was supposed to be a romantic dinner. I would return only to the bar, if ever.
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Athena Chang
02/18/2010
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!

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swindler123
05/02/2009
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. \r
The service was highly attentive without being intrusive. The food was truly unforgettable. Get the
...view morebeef 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!view less

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villagefoodie3
03/02/2009
No romance in the food

Romantic---yes. But so is Central Park on a perfect spring day. The difference is, you don't expect an edible meal in Central Park. Terribly disappointing.\r

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lisanadyy
11/28/2008
overall dining

I used to dream about going to One if by Land, Two if by Sea and then, when I finally did get to go , I understood that some dreams can come true. A subdued atmosphere doesn't take away from the excellent service, presentation and overall dining experience at what is surely one of New York's top five restaurants.\r
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hsl4
08/31/2008
Very nice

Its a great resturant. Dim lights, very romantic. Food was excellent, very fresh. Waiter was very knowledgable and attentive, but not overbearing. The place was hidden, hard to find, almost secluded. Didnt even look like a resturant from the front. Resturant staff = excellent. Overall experience = excellent\r
I went there for resturant week. I been to other places for resturant week and quite frankly the service sucked. i dont know if it was because we was there for resturanrt we
...view moreek and not the regular menu. But here, I was treated like royalty. Just go. Dont bother reading about other reviews.. with some guy complaining about his drink tasting like kiwi.. lol.view less

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