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One If By Land, Two If By Sea

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  • American (New)
  • 17 Barrow St, New York NY10014 40.732496 -74.002567
  • (Btwn 7th Ave & W 4th St)
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  • (212) 228-0822
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User Ratings (Based on 108 reviews)

Food 3.9 Value 3.3
Service 4.1 Atmosphere 4.4

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 228-0822
(212) 206-7855
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc, DC, Carte Blanche
Mon-Thu: 5:30pm-9:30pm Fri-Sat: 5:15pm-11:15pm Sun: 11:30am-2pm+5:30pm-9:30pm
Accepts Credit Cards, Dinner, Good for Groups, Live Music, Online Reservations, Private Parties, Prix Fix Menus, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Wheelchair Accessible

User Reviews

  • One If By Land, Two If By Sea

    Posted by Anonymous on 08/19/2004

    Nice value

    It was a nice experience. We went with the degustation menu with the wine pairing. The wine and the food were great up until the main dish. My wife ordered the beef wellington while I ordered the rack of lamb. Her's was great. Mine, well, rack of lamb isn't very accurate. It was more like one bone from a rack with some meat. Luckily she wanted to share. Also the cheese plate was just ok. I would have liked to see a bit more creativity in the presentation with that kind of price. It was a romantic setting and we did enjoy the evening. Service was fine. Our food and wine came together which is important with a multi course tasting menu.

  • One If By Land, Two If By Sea

    Posted by Scott on 08/14/2004

    Very Good

    I just finished reading some of the negative reviews and I have to disagree with them whole-heartedly. My wife and I went there for restaurant week and it was lovely. Yeah, it's pricey, but well worth it. The bottom line is that you get what you pay for. The service was great, the food was great and it IS a very romantic restaurant - the lighting was dim, but definitely not too dark and the piano player playing in the background was a great touch. Very romantic indeed - we will be returning in the near future.

  • One If By Land, Two If By Sea

    Posted by Anonymous on 08/05/2004

    Doesn't live up to the hype

    My husband and I went to dinner to celebrate our anniversary here in the spring. The service was horrible. I was brought the wrong entree and the waiter was really obnoxioius about it. The food is not terrible but certainly not worth the price. I would not recommend this place. It tries and fails at very cookie cutter romance.

  • One If By Land, Two If By Sea

    Posted by anonymous on 07/08/2004

    I'm not a tourist; are they kidding....?

    I cannot believe this restaurant receives raves and commands the prices that it does. The place is quite pretty; we sat upstairs in the loft, mainly to avoid a very rowdy crowd of ten on the main floor...... which very much broke the mood of the entire restaurant. It took a while for the waiter to come to the table. He took our drink orders with our menu choices. While waiting for the expensive bottle of wine we ordered, our first course was served. My first course was gnochi; horribly leaden and much too doughy. My boyfriend enjoyed his mushroon tarte. The wine was finally presented and served (not chilled enough), while our food got cold in the presentment. Our main courses were very good - excellent seared tuna and rabbit. The waiter apologized for his responsibiity for having too many tables - too much information and not our problem for unattentive service. We were too full for dessert, and took something from the menu home, which was wrapped for us in a wad of foil and put in a shopping bag. Before we left, I went the ladies restroom, which had a sign hanging that said "We are fixing up this room, pardon the mess". The food was good enough, but I cannot believe what an unclassy and overpriced experience it was eating at this restaurant. I would never recommend it.

  • One If By Land, Two If By Sea

    Posted by William on 06/23/2004

    Amazing atmosphere!!!

    Well, I just visited this restaurant for restaurant week 2004 with my girlfriend and it was quite a nice experience. The ambiance is amazing, between the roses and candles on all of the tables and the dimly lit corner table that we got to sit in. The food was great for restaurant week, which is always a great value, but I certainly would not be willing to shell out the big bucks it usually costs to go to this place. I had the lobster bisque for an appatizer, which was suprisingly missing any semblance of lobster in it, although the taste was great. I had organic chicken over wild rice for the main, which melted in my mouth and was absolutely delicious. My girlfriend had the Atlantic Salmon, which was very mediocre from my taste of it. The deserts were good, peach cobler and a chocolate fondant. Overall, unless you have a very flush wallet, I would say that this is really a treat to go to maybe once in a lifetime.

  • One If By Land, Two If By Sea

    Posted by Bill on 05/13/2004

    Romance shouldn't be so costly

    For some strange reason, this place is touted as one of the most romantic dining experiences in nyc, but I beg to differ. Feeling frisky, I decided to take my loving wife to this restaurant to see if I could really get her into the mood. The restaurant resides in an old-fashioned townhouse in the village with an upstairs loft area overlooking the piano bar and main dining area. Unfortunately, we were seated in the loft area even though there were plenty of seats in the main dining area. The restaurant is dimly lit and where we were seated was even more dark. There was no piano playing, no romantic music and definitely no romance in the air. As an open-minded individual, I decided to see if the food would eventually put us into the mood. Be forewarned, the menu is price fixed at over 60 dollars per person for a three course meal (not including drinks which are somewhat pricey). Also, its signature dish of Beef Wellington has an additional charge of 7 dollars. In total, the price of romance for two including drinks, taxes and tips could easily run you close to 200 dollars. I had the Beef Wellington and my wife had the salmon which was very good but not enough to justify the steep prices. After our meal, my poor wife developed a headache because she was sitting in the dark for too long. This development quickly dashed any hopes for a chance of romance. In summary, I would not recommend this place for a romantic night out. For the money spent, you're better off dining at a reasonably priced restaurant, and afterwards soaking in a bathtub with your loved one while listening to Kenny G with scented candles.

  • One If By Land, Two If By Sea

    Posted by diorgirly on 03/30/2004

    very romantic indeed

    With the roses on each table and long candle lit, it just sets the mood for romance. Impeccable service and a great selection of items. i had lamb and my boyfriend had the beef wellington, some of the best food i have ever had, and they cater to your every need, try this place out, its well worth it!

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