One if by Land, Two if by Sea

★★★★☆
New York's Premier Destination for Romance
  • 17 Barrow St

    New York, NY 10014

    Cross street: nr. Seventh Ave. South

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  • 212-255-8649

About One if by Land, Two if by Sea

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

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Just satisfied with this place.
Nice place and nice food.

3
★★★☆☆

Just satisfied with this place.
Nice place and nice food.

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Love the food and the romatic atmosphere. Excellent place !!

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★★★★★

Love the food and the romatic atmosphere. Excellent place !!

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The entire dinner was really nothing to write home about. It was a pre fixe menu (valentine's weekend) so I won't judge too harshly. It was all pretty much ruined however when the maitre de came over to my table and asked if I wouldn't mind having my after dinner drinks at the bar because there was a couple waiting to be seated. I told him I really wish he would have just asked the waiter at what point we were in our meal. He would've realized I had already asked for my check. Really unforgivable and embarassing considering I asked for the check the minute they cleared our desert plates. I didn't even order coffee. Way to ruin my 7 yr anniversary with my girlfriend. I won't over analyze their motives. Just a very unfortunate experience.

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★★☆☆☆

The entire dinner was really nothing to write home about. It was a pre fixe menu (valentine's weekend) so I won't judge too harshly. It was all pretty much ruined however when the maitre de came over to my table and asked if I wouldn't mind having my after dinner drinks at the bar because there was a couple waiting to be seated. I told him I really wish he would have just asked the waiter at what point we were in our meal. He would've realized I had already asked for my check. Really unforgivable and embarassing considering I asked for the check the minute they cleared our desert plates. I didn't even order coffee. Way to ruin my 7 yr anniversary with my girlfriend. I won't over analyze their motives. Just a very unfortunate experience.

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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\nAs 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?? Scary!

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★★★★☆

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\nAs 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?? Scary!

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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\n\r\nThe 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, which 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\n\r\nWe 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\n\r\nThe 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\n\r\nAll in all, a bad establishment with too much publicity. The name is confusing, too. Sorry.

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★☆☆☆☆

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\n\r\nThe 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, which 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\n\r\nWe 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\n\r\nThe 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\n\r\nAll in all, a bad establishment with too much publicity. The name is confusing, too. Sorry.

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This is one of my favorite restaurants in the village. I first came here 15 years ago and instantly fell in love with it. The Beef Wellington is wonderful, but no matter the dish, it will be prepared to your satisfaction. The service is always personal and attentive. It's located in an old carriage house and the decor is beautiful. Very romantic.

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★★★★★

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the village. I first came here 15 years ago and instantly fell in love with it. The Beef Wellington is wonderful, but no matter the dish, it will be prepared to your satisfaction. The service is always personal and attentive. It's located in an old carriage house and the decor is beautiful. Very romantic.

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Awesome, took my wife recently ... we've been married awhile; this really helped rekindle things!

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★★★★★

Awesome, took my wife recently ... we've been married awhile; this really helped rekindle things!

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food is as good as i expected based on some reviews. services are better than food level. going back...? maybe...

1
★★★☆☆

food is as good as i expected based on some reviews. services are better than food level. going back...? maybe...

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Dined here during restaurant week in NYC. I was super excited because of all the good reviews...but what a disappointment. The restaurant was noisy, the food substandard and the prices outrageous. The only positive was the service is very good. Definately will not be returning.

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★☆☆☆☆

Dined here during restaurant week in NYC. I was super excited because of all the good reviews...but what a disappointment. The restaurant was noisy, the food substandard and the prices outrageous. The only positive was the service is very good. Definately will not be returning.

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I have to agree that the portions are small, but if you are there on a date, who wants to gorge themselves? It provides a romantic setting(I proposed to my girlfriend here since it's where we went on our first date) and it has an absolutely brilliant wine list!

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★★★★☆

I have to agree that the portions are small, but if you are there on a date, who wants to gorge themselves? It provides a romantic setting(I proposed to my girlfriend here since it's where we went on our first date) and it has an absolutely brilliant wine list!

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Great place for a romantic moment. The food is good but a little pricey. It's ok if you want to try a different ambience.

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★★★★☆

Great place for a romantic moment. The food is good but a little pricey. It's ok if you want to try a different ambience.

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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\nThe food was decent but of course completely overpriced...unfortunately the service and ambience does not make up the difference. Paul Revere is turning in his grave

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★☆☆☆☆

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\nThe food was decent but of course completely overpriced...unfortunately the service and ambience does not make up the difference. Paul Revere is turning in his grave

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the food portions are really small for the amount your paying for it, you'll have to spend at least 50 bucks to get full. I could of went to Burger King and got a bigger meal for 3/4th of the price.

2
★★☆☆☆

the food portions are really small for the amount your paying for it, you'll have to spend at least 50 bucks to get full. I could of went to Burger King and got a bigger meal for 3/4th of the price.

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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!\r\n\r\nAs 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\n\r\noverall, it was a nice experience, but a little bit pricey...

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★★★★☆

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!\r\n\r\nAs 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\n\r\noverall, it was a nice experience, but a little bit pricey...

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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!

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★★★★★

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!

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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\nI 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.\r\nThe 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\nThe 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\nThe 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\nService very much ruined what was supposed to be a romantic dinner. I would return only to the bar, if ever.

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★★☆☆☆

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\nI 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.\r\nThe 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\nThe 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\nThe 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\nService very much ruined what was supposed to be a romantic dinner. I would return only to the bar, if ever.

Pros: decor, location, beef wellington

Cons: service, overpriced, food

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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.

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★★★★☆

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.

Pros: food, atmosphere

Cons: pre set menus

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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. \n\nFor 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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★★★★★

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. \n\nFor 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!

Pros: Romantic, delicious and good service

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: If you want to propose, this is the place

Cons: A little pricey

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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.

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★★☆☆☆

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.

Pros: ran into Patrick Bateman

Cons: food, present

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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\nThe 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!

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★★★★☆

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\nThe 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!

Pros: Great food, amazing atmosphere, very attentive service

Cons: pricey ( but worth every penny)

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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!

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★★★★☆

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!

Pros: attentive staff, friendly service, yummy food

Cons: a little tight on space

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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.

2
★★★★★

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.

Pros: Great food, very romantic ambience

Cons: A bit pricey (2 dinners, 1 glass of wine = $250)

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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\n

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★☆☆☆☆

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\n

Pros: atmosphere

Cons: the food

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I live in Philadelphia and I love this restaurant. It is romantic and the food is excellent! The beef wellington is amazing! I heard about this place from Regis!

5
★★★★★

I live in Philadelphia and I love this restaurant. It is romantic and the food is excellent! The beef wellington is amazing! I heard about this place from Regis!

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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\n\r\n

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★★★★☆

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\n\r\n

Pros: food,service

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This restaurant provides a very romantic dimly lit, fireplace setting. The food is superb, the service is excellent and the atmosphere is jus what you need it to be. Local restaurants are not often known for great food, but you will be pleasingly surprised.

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★★★★☆

This restaurant provides a very romantic dimly lit, fireplace setting. The food is superb, the service is excellent and the atmosphere is jus what you need it to be. Local restaurants are not often known for great food, but you will be pleasingly surprised.

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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\nI 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 week 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.

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★★★★★

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\nI 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 week 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.

Pros: Food, service, romantic, definitely will impress your date

Cons: Location hard to find, bring big bucks lol

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Ok- I like gin... I like Kiwi...Not necessarily a taste explosion when paired together! It actually looks like lizard puke...the smell, not too far off?!? How exactly does their cocktail list go with the romantic-upscale food! I love the food! I would love a great drink to go with it!?! \r\nNever again!\r\nDecent wine selection-but it could be updated and the waiter didn't really know the wine list? I had to go with what I knew. This place always impresses my dates, and it always works...but I just wish they had something better to drink.\r\nI will come back for the food!\r\nService needs improvement-especailly regarding the ""cocktail list""-YUCK

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★☆☆☆☆

Ok- I like gin... I like Kiwi...Not necessarily a taste explosion when paired together! It actually looks like lizard puke...the smell, not too far off?!? How exactly does their cocktail list go with the romantic-upscale food! I love the food! I would love a great drink to go with it!?! \r\nNever again!\r\nDecent wine selection-but it could be updated and the waiter didn't really know the wine list? I had to go with what I knew. This place always impresses my dates, and it always works...but I just wish they had something better to drink.\r\nI will come back for the food!\r\nService needs improvement-especailly regarding the ""cocktail list""-YUCK

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I surprised my fiance by taking him to One if by Land for dinner while were in New York celebrating the anniversary of our engagement last week. The menu was great - we both selected a steak entree - and I ordered a bottle of wine. The ambiance, the food and the service were all great. There was only one disappointment - but a big one. Shortly after our wine was poured - a large party of 12 was seated adjacent to us - in the dining room upstairs. What I had expected to be a quiet, romantic, celebration dinner quickly turned into dinner in a bar - or so it seemed. The large party seated near us - had no respect for the atmosphere in the dining room - nor for us or the other 3 couples seated upstairs. They were obviously having a business dinner and were very rowdy. We thought about requesting to be re-seated downstairs, but did not want to make a fuss. We endured the rowdy party and made it through dinner. I was very saddened though - that my romantic dinner wasn't that at all. I would go back - but I would ask the hostess seating us - if we could avoid this again.

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★★★★☆

I surprised my fiance by taking him to One if by Land for dinner while were in New York celebrating the anniversary of our engagement last week. The menu was great - we both selected a steak entree - and I ordered a bottle of wine. The ambiance, the food and the service were all great. There was only one disappointment - but a big one. Shortly after our wine was poured - a large party of 12 was seated adjacent to us - in the dining room upstairs. What I had expected to be a quiet, romantic, celebration dinner quickly turned into dinner in a bar - or so it seemed. The large party seated near us - had no respect for the atmosphere in the dining room - nor for us or the other 3 couples seated upstairs. They were obviously having a business dinner and were very rowdy. We thought about requesting to be re-seated downstairs, but did not want to make a fuss. We endured the rowdy party and made it through dinner. I was very saddened though - that my romantic dinner wasn't that at all. I would go back - but I would ask the hostess seating us - if we could avoid this again.

Pros: Very dark, quiet place for a nice candle lit romantic dinner

Cons: Make sure that it remains that for the length of your dinner

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I went there on Tuesday 7/29./08 for Restaurant Week, with my wife and another couple. We haven't been there in years but have heard great things about the new chef, Craig Hopson, who comes from Picholine. What an amazing experience --- to die for ! ! . The food wasn't your standard restaurant week fare --, steak, shrimp, pork, fish -- and it didn't disappoint. Simply excellent, innovative, and top notch. The place is beautiful and subdued with wonderful life piano music. The wait staff was courteous, efficient and knoweldgeable. The hostess and I found out later, the owner, Colleen was charming. She alone is reason to re-visit this gem. I can't wait to come back and savour the menu.

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★★★★★

I went there on Tuesday 7/29./08 for Restaurant Week, with my wife and another couple. We haven't been there in years but have heard great things about the new chef, Craig Hopson, who comes from Picholine. What an amazing experience --- to die for ! ! . The food wasn't your standard restaurant week fare --, steak, shrimp, pork, fish -- and it didn't disappoint. Simply excellent, innovative, and top notch. The place is beautiful and subdued with wonderful life piano music. The wait staff was courteous, efficient and knoweldgeable. The hostess and I found out later, the owner, Colleen was charming. She alone is reason to re-visit this gem. I can't wait to come back and savour the menu.

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I always sort of avoided this place. I've lived here 10yrs and found that institutions like this rely more on their ambience and history as a romantic draw and don't focus on their food as much as I'd like. But I figured I'd give it a shot anyway, and I was instantly and consistently impressed from start to finish. My girlfriend and I tried the buffalo ribeye and gnocchi apps, then the beef wellington and rosemary crusted rabbit. They take some pieces of classic cuisine and really alter them in a new and genuine way, twisting just enough to make it exciting while holding true to the aspects that have made them so prevalent. Our server, (John?), couldn't have been more professional and his service was well-timed and his manner extremely authentic and concientious. He exhibited exactly what I try to instill in my staff ( I've been in this business for years), and it's a rare treat to find a combination of innovation, old-school quality and truly pleasant front-of-the-house demeanor that appeals to young (like me), and old. He definitely ""crafted"" a great evening for us, and there wasn't a tinge of disappointment throughout, in any area. Perhaps that doesn't sound like a compliment, but it's just about the most valuable sentiment I can give to any restaurant, definitely a great experience and I'll return often.

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★★★★★

I always sort of avoided this place. I've lived here 10yrs and found that institutions like this rely more on their ambience and history as a romantic draw and don't focus on their food as much as I'd like. But I figured I'd give it a shot anyway, and I was instantly and consistently impressed from start to finish. My girlfriend and I tried the buffalo ribeye and gnocchi apps, then the beef wellington and rosemary crusted rabbit. They take some pieces of classic cuisine and really alter them in a new and genuine way, twisting just enough to make it exciting while holding true to the aspects that have made them so prevalent. Our server, (John?), couldn't have been more professional and his service was well-timed and his manner extremely authentic and concientious. He exhibited exactly what I try to instill in my staff ( I've been in this business for years), and it's a rare treat to find a combination of innovation, old-school quality and truly pleasant front-of-the-house demeanor that appeals to young (like me), and old. He definitely ""crafted"" a great evening for us, and there wasn't a tinge of disappointment throughout, in any area. Perhaps that doesn't sound like a compliment, but it's just about the most valuable sentiment I can give to any restaurant, definitely a great experience and I'll return often.

Pros: The food, service

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A superb experience. A truly elegant, relaxed, delicious affair. With so many poor quality establishments at every turn in this city - it's nice to know that some restaurateurs still care to please the customer on every level - food, service, decor, ambiance - these are rare qualities in today's dining out world, which makes One If By Land such a dining delight!

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★★★★★

A superb experience. A truly elegant, relaxed, delicious affair. With so many poor quality establishments at every turn in this city - it's nice to know that some restaurateurs still care to please the customer on every level - food, service, decor, ambiance - these are rare qualities in today's dining out world, which makes One If By Land such a dining delight!

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I went here for my fathers birthday and it wasn't at all what i expected. Everything was great except for the food. The bar was well stocked and they can def make some good drinks. The food overall was rather bland. The best part was my 1st course, (mushroom and parm crumble) it was superb if a little rich. My second course was blah (i cant think of any other way to describe it) dessert was the same. The spring veggies had been overcooked so much that they had shrunk to a quarter their size and become brown, the gravy on top of the beef was partially congealed and cold. The beef had no flavor and the pastry around it was a lump of mush. The others had fish which was tender, but again unflavored. My sister tried the foie gras which had more oil on it than all the oil wells in the country. I have had good foie and this was def not it. The sauteed shrimp was overdone. This establishment has withstood the test of time, but its not as good as it was. The crowd was a mixture, but the majority was made of oldies sipping drinks and reminiscing. Overall, One if by Land was blah...

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★★☆☆☆

I went here for my fathers birthday and it wasn't at all what i expected. Everything was great except for the food. The bar was well stocked and they can def make some good drinks. The food overall was rather bland. The best part was my 1st course, (mushroom and parm crumble) it was superb if a little rich. My second course was blah (i cant think of any other way to describe it) dessert was the same. The spring veggies had been overcooked so much that they had shrunk to a quarter their size and become brown, the gravy on top of the beef was partially congealed and cold. The beef had no flavor and the pastry around it was a lump of mush. The others had fish which was tender, but again unflavored. My sister tried the foie gras which had more oil on it than all the oil wells in the country. I have had good foie and this was def not it. The sauteed shrimp was overdone. This establishment has withstood the test of time, but its not as good as it was. The crowd was a mixture, but the majority was made of oldies sipping drinks and reminiscing. Overall, One if by Land was blah...

Pros: Ambience, Service, Drinks

Cons: FOOD!!!

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This place is everything it claims to be and more. I've been here a few times and have never had a less than perfect experience. The food is absolutely delicious, my favorite is the monkfish. The desserts are to die for so be sure to leave room! They have an exquisite wine list, however if you're unsure, the waiters are great in making recommendations. The service is impeccable, I took my mother once for her birthday and without any request at all from me our waiter brought a lovely dessert out with ""Happy Birthday"" around it in chocolate syrup. There is a romantic, relaxing ambiance with fresh flowers everywhere and a garden outside while the pianist plays in the background. If you know the history of the building it adds some extra intrigue. I could go on and on about One if By Land, but it still would not do it justice- you really should just go.

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★★★★★

This place is everything it claims to be and more. I've been here a few times and have never had a less than perfect experience. The food is absolutely delicious, my favorite is the monkfish. The desserts are to die for so be sure to leave room! They have an exquisite wine list, however if you're unsure, the waiters are great in making recommendations. The service is impeccable, I took my mother once for her birthday and without any request at all from me our waiter brought a lovely dessert out with ""Happy Birthday"" around it in chocolate syrup. There is a romantic, relaxing ambiance with fresh flowers everywhere and a garden outside while the pianist plays in the background. If you know the history of the building it adds some extra intrigue. I could go on and on about One if By Land, but it still would not do it justice- you really should just go.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Plan ahead with reservations

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My wife and I revisited the place where I asked her to marry me 15 years ago. You can sense the ambience as soon as you enter. The lighting, decor, fresh roses and music set the romantic mood that you look for in a restaurant but rarely find. The staff were very accomodative by moving us nearer to the courtyard windows on the first floor. The wine selection has recently been modified. Although they did not have the bottle I selected they quickly offered an upgrade blend at no additional charge. The waitstaff is attentive but not overbearing. Their Beef Wellington is the best I've ever tasted. It is a fantastic restaurant that lives up to it's billing and provided us with some more great memories.

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★★★★★

My wife and I revisited the place where I asked her to marry me 15 years ago. You can sense the ambience as soon as you enter. The lighting, decor, fresh roses and music set the romantic mood that you look for in a restaurant but rarely find. The staff were very accomodative by moving us nearer to the courtyard windows on the first floor. The wine selection has recently been modified. Although they did not have the bottle I selected they quickly offered an upgrade blend at no additional charge. The waitstaff is attentive but not overbearing. Their Beef Wellington is the best I've ever tasted. It is a fantastic restaurant that lives up to it's billing and provided us with some more great memories.

Pros: Ambience, Serice, Food, Wine List

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I have wanted to go to this restaurant for a while, and I decided I would make reservations for our first wedding anniversary. We loved the atmosphere! We had an awesome table on the first floor by a window looking into the courtyard, and were not bothered by other tables? conversations. We deiced to do the tasting menu along with the wine pairing. This was a great choice! The wine pours were very generous! What is so funny is that I HATE fois gras, but I ate it as part of our appetizers and I did not even know what it was. I was telling my husband I loved whatever I just ate, and he laughed, and called the waiter over to confirm what I had just eaten. For my main course I did get the Beef Wellington and to be honest this dish has never blown me away. For some reason I associate it with Vegas Buffets, but WOW it was awesome. Every part of it was great!! My husband did get the lamb and that was also good. Our waiter was so great! We were not rushed and were there for hours. They brought our dessert course out with a candle and had written ?Happy 1st Anniversary? in chocolate around the plate. What a great ending to a wonderful night. I really think this was one of the best NYC overall dining experiences I have ever had. Everything was good from the atmosphere to the food and the staff! I was scared this was going to be one of those over hyped Manhattan restaurants that do not have actual substance, but everything about it was wonderful. For sure we will be going back!!

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★★★★★

I have wanted to go to this restaurant for a while, and I decided I would make reservations for our first wedding anniversary. We loved the atmosphere! We had an awesome table on the first floor by a window looking into the courtyard, and were not bothered by other tables? conversations. We deiced to do the tasting menu along with the wine pairing. This was a great choice! The wine pours were very generous! What is so funny is that I HATE fois gras, but I ate it as part of our appetizers and I did not even know what it was. I was telling my husband I loved whatever I just ate, and he laughed, and called the waiter over to confirm what I had just eaten. For my main course I did get the Beef Wellington and to be honest this dish has never blown me away. For some reason I associate it with Vegas Buffets, but WOW it was awesome. Every part of it was great!! My husband did get the lamb and that was also good. Our waiter was so great! We were not rushed and were there for hours. They brought our dessert course out with a candle and had written ?Happy 1st Anniversary? in chocolate around the plate. What a great ending to a wonderful night. I really think this was one of the best NYC overall dining experiences I have ever had. Everything was good from the atmosphere to the food and the staff! I was scared this was going to be one of those over hyped Manhattan restaurants that do not have actual substance, but everything about it was wonderful. For sure we will be going back!!

Pros: Great Service!

Cons: Hard to get reservations!

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This is a cozy restaurant in the village -- the last time I was there, they had a crackling fire and it was such a romantic place.

The food is amazing, The seafood dishes are superb and the service is terrific as well. It don't know how easy it is to get in there on the weekends. The last Saturday night I was there, it was packed and it was during a snow storm.

5
★★★★★

This is a cozy restaurant in the village -- the last time I was there, they had a crackling fire and it was such a romantic place.

The food is amazing, The seafood dishes are superb and the service is terrific as well. It don't know how easy it is to get in there on the weekends. The last Saturday night I was there, it was packed and it was during a snow storm.

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I went to this restaurant for the first time at the beginning of restaurant week. The portions were certainly scaled down in size, but they were excellent. The scallops were WAY too scaled down (you only got 2), but my hangar steak was a good portion. The citrus baba was fabulous, and the appetizers were very good. The waiter was excellent - the best service I've had in the city. They let us sit for 30 minutes and finish our bottle of wine between the main course and dessert - there was absolutely no rush and our waiter was very attentive at bringing out food or the check when we requested in. We sat upstairs which was not as quaint as the main rooms below, but it was still a very romantic setting.

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★★★★★

I went to this restaurant for the first time at the beginning of restaurant week. The portions were certainly scaled down in size, but they were excellent. The scallops were WAY too scaled down (you only got 2), but my hangar steak was a good portion. The citrus baba was fabulous, and the appetizers were very good. The waiter was excellent - the best service I've had in the city. They let us sit for 30 minutes and finish our bottle of wine between the main course and dessert - there was absolutely no rush and our waiter was very attentive at bringing out food or the check when we requested in. We sat upstairs which was not as quaint as the main rooms below, but it was still a very romantic setting.

Pros: Service, Ambience, Location, Wine List

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I recently tried this restaurant twice after reading Frank Bruni's review in the New York Times.\r\n\r\nI agree with him that while the ambience was always very romantic there seemed to be a none too exciting approach to the food.\r\n\r\nI went there twice. What a pleasant surprise! The decor, while still formal, is not as heavy as it was before. And I do like their booths located around the restaurant.\r\n\r\nI could not believe what I saw on the menu. I just never expected this (previously staid) restaurant to show such interesting food. The gnocci with Burgundian snails is awesome! I loved the venison and the partridge too. Even the desserts, which I always found a little boring are far more exciting. I loved the kumquat dessert.\r\n\r\nI am glad that the restaurant took on Craig Hopson from Picholine. Even more I am glad that they really are making something for themselves and not resting on their laurels. While the service was good, it was not exemplary (but that is something very hard to find in New York). \r\n\r\nI really look forward to going back again!!!!

2
★★★★☆

I recently tried this restaurant twice after reading Frank Bruni's review in the New York Times.\r\n\r\nI agree with him that while the ambience was always very romantic there seemed to be a none too exciting approach to the food.\r\n\r\nI went there twice. What a pleasant surprise! The decor, while still formal, is not as heavy as it was before. And I do like their booths located around the restaurant.\r\n\r\nI could not believe what I saw on the menu. I just never expected this (previously staid) restaurant to show such interesting food. The gnocci with Burgundian snails is awesome! I loved the venison and the partridge too. Even the desserts, which I always found a little boring are far more exciting. I loved the kumquat dessert.\r\n\r\nI am glad that the restaurant took on Craig Hopson from Picholine. Even more I am glad that they really are making something for themselves and not resting on their laurels. While the service was good, it was not exemplary (but that is something very hard to find in New York). \r\n\r\nI really look forward to going back again!!!!

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Last night I was beyond excited to get the chance to visit this raved about restaurant. To my dismay, the food was sub par. I took advantage of the restaurant week, prix fix menu. The pasta just didn't taste good, and the salmon as a main course was just a little too undercooked for my liking. Overall the food was bland. The chocolate souffle dessert was great, but I also feel like I would have gotten that anywhere. The idea behind the restaurant was great, very enchanting decor. I was extremely disappointed. At least I tried it, but I wouldn't go back.

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★★☆☆☆

Last night I was beyond excited to get the chance to visit this raved about restaurant. To my dismay, the food was sub par. I took advantage of the restaurant week, prix fix menu. The pasta just didn't taste good, and the salmon as a main course was just a little too undercooked for my liking. Overall the food was bland. The chocolate souffle dessert was great, but I also feel like I would have gotten that anywhere. The idea behind the restaurant was great, very enchanting decor. I was extremely disappointed. At least I tried it, but I wouldn't go back.

Pros: Ambience.

Cons: Food.

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Very nice ambiance. Food ok. More of an experience. We went for our 2 year anniversary and were very satisfied. The desserts came decorated with candles and ""happy anniversary"" written on the plates: incredibly nice touch. \r\nI would recommend it to any couples seeking romance and ambiance. Candles, roses, dark lit, live piano playing etc.\r\nThe only thing I disliked was that our hispanic waiter was slightly annoyed and not really soft or sophisticated. He was speaking spanish very loudly with a couple sitting behind us. He brought down the athmosphere a little bit but not too much.

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★★★★☆

Very nice ambiance. Food ok. More of an experience. We went for our 2 year anniversary and were very satisfied. The desserts came decorated with candles and ""happy anniversary"" written on the plates: incredibly nice touch. \r\nI would recommend it to any couples seeking romance and ambiance. Candles, roses, dark lit, live piano playing etc.\r\nThe only thing I disliked was that our hispanic waiter was slightly annoyed and not really soft or sophisticated. He was speaking spanish very loudly with a couple sitting behind us. He brought down the athmosphere a little bit but not too much.

Pros: Ambience.

Cons: Food not too impressive.

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I've lived in the city for years and have always heard what a fantastically romantic restaurant this was so I thought I'd finally check it out and take my boyfriend for his birthday.\r\n\r\nI didn't expect the food to be stellar, I was really more interested in going someplace where the atmosphere was cozy and romantic.\r\n\r\nIt was disappointing from the moment we walked in the door which was like walking into a loud bustling train station. Nothing special or romantic about the piano music -- I think I heard the theme from Cheers. We were seated upstairs in a small room that was unnotable for anything.\r\n\r\nBoth the wine and the champagne we ordered were not chilled properly and the waiters kept trying to fill our glasses to the brim -- probably to make up for the fact that they knew they were busy and would forget to stop by. \r\n\r\nWe both had the 6 course tasting menu which was SO SO awful we didn't finish a single dish. I didn't want to embarrass him or I would have spoken with a manager because I can't imagine how any restaurant could have achieved even a single star with the horrible food that we were served. The service was not at all attentive... leaving us wondering most of the time if they had forgotten about us or the food which was served barely warm each time (except one of the desserts which was seved as a pool of liquid -- it was ice cream).\r\n\r\nWith so many wonderful restaurants in this city, you are not missing a thing if you never step foot in this place!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I've lived in the city for years and have always heard what a fantastically romantic restaurant this was so I thought I'd finally check it out and take my boyfriend for his birthday.\r\n\r\nI didn't expect the food to be stellar, I was really more interested in going someplace where the atmosphere was cozy and romantic.\r\n\r\nIt was disappointing from the moment we walked in the door which was like walking into a loud bustling train station. Nothing special or romantic about the piano music -- I think I heard the theme from Cheers. We were seated upstairs in a small room that was unnotable for anything.\r\n\r\nBoth the wine and the champagne we ordered were not chilled properly and the waiters kept trying to fill our glasses to the brim -- probably to make up for the fact that they knew they were busy and would forget to stop by. \r\n\r\nWe both had the 6 course tasting menu which was SO SO awful we didn't finish a single dish. I didn't want to embarrass him or I would have spoken with a manager because I can't imagine how any restaurant could have achieved even a single star with the horrible food that we were served. The service was not at all attentive... leaving us wondering most of the time if they had forgotten about us or the food which was served barely warm each time (except one of the desserts which was seved as a pool of liquid -- it was ice cream).\r\n\r\nWith so many wonderful restaurants in this city, you are not missing a thing if you never step foot in this place!!!

Cons: Bad Service, Atrocious Food

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My fiance and I arrived to the restaurant for our 'annual Christmas dinner' and were greeted by an unwelcoming hostess who made us feel like we had to 'prove' our reservation. Once seated at our table I found myself looking around for something to support this restaurant's rating as most romantic of 2007. But never saw anything to make me want to come back or recommend this place. The appetizers we had (ham consomme and quail) were interesting but not delicious. The venison I had was delicious but the beef wellington was so so, as the meat looked gray and was smothered in liver. Desserts were okay. Overall atmosphere (waitress/service, food) was snooty. My money would be better spent at a nice, warm romantic steakhouse than here at this pretencious, snooty place which lacks the romantic ambiance associated with it.

1
★★★☆☆

My fiance and I arrived to the restaurant for our 'annual Christmas dinner' and were greeted by an unwelcoming hostess who made us feel like we had to 'prove' our reservation. Once seated at our table I found myself looking around for something to support this restaurant's rating as most romantic of 2007. But never saw anything to make me want to come back or recommend this place. The appetizers we had (ham consomme and quail) were interesting but not delicious. The venison I had was delicious but the beef wellington was so so, as the meat looked gray and was smothered in liver. Desserts were okay. Overall atmosphere (waitress/service, food) was snooty. My money would be better spent at a nice, warm romantic steakhouse than here at this pretencious, snooty place which lacks the romantic ambiance associated with it.

Pros: In the village, lots of hype

Cons: Snooty atmosphere, Expensive, Average atmosphere, Hoity Toity menu

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Romantic ? I would say not.\r\nHow could a place that has a nast Hostess with rude people working there as well as a high priced clip joint be romantic ?\r\nI have been here 3 times, And i ahve to say it was 2times to many\r\nBut I won't be back again.

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★☆☆☆☆

Romantic ? I would say not.\r\nHow could a place that has a nast Hostess with rude people working there as well as a high priced clip joint be romantic ?\r\nI have been here 3 times, And i ahve to say it was 2times to many\r\nBut I won't be back again.

Pros: Great Looking at first

Cons: Rude staff, Much to highly priced

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We had dinner here the night we were engaged!! - not a single complaint! - we were seated promptly, the service was excellent and the food was AMAZING! - very tasty, and many good choices for the prix fixed option!, the place is very romantic, nicely decorated, and quiet!, which we really appreciated compared to so many of the very noisy restaurants - will definetly return!!

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★★★★★

We had dinner here the night we were engaged!! - not a single complaint! - we were seated promptly, the service was excellent and the food was AMAZING! - very tasty, and many good choices for the prix fixed option!, the place is very romantic, nicely decorated, and quiet!, which we really appreciated compared to so many of the very noisy restaurants - will definetly return!!

Pros: Great food, very romantic

Cons: pricey, but it's fine dining, so to be expected

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i ate dinner @ oibl tibs lastnight on halloween it was mediocre. Nice ambiance nice wine good service very romantic. I love food i love to eat> i ordered the foie gras for my appetizer it was salty but still tasty. We asked them immdeiately to hold off on our entrees for a few minutes so we could digest ,drink a little wine and enjoy conversation> but when my entree did come ,i got the lamb, it tasted salty and like it had been microwaved or something> i understand we asked them to hold off on our entrees but we gave them ample time before we were even done with our appetizers to do so. someone who i was with got the same thing and she agreed that it tasted like catering hall food. So we asked to have our desserts wrapped up since they came with our meal and they were very nice about telling us what travels well and what does not. Instead we ordered the cheeze platter for dessert > it was great! the best part of the whole meal. maybe i should have ordered cheeze as my entree..haha...bill came we paid it but when i woke up this morning i was not satisfied with the experience they gave us for well over 500 dollars not including tip.

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★★☆☆☆

i ate dinner @ oibl tibs lastnight on halloween it was mediocre. Nice ambiance nice wine good service very romantic. I love food i love to eat> i ordered the foie gras for my appetizer it was salty but still tasty. We asked them immdeiately to hold off on our entrees for a few minutes so we could digest ,drink a little wine and enjoy conversation> but when my entree did come ,i got the lamb, it tasted salty and like it had been microwaved or something> i understand we asked them to hold off on our entrees but we gave them ample time before we were even done with our appetizers to do so. someone who i was with got the same thing and she agreed that it tasted like catering hall food. So we asked to have our desserts wrapped up since they came with our meal and they were very nice about telling us what travels well and what does not. Instead we ordered the cheeze platter for dessert > it was great! the best part of the whole meal. maybe i should have ordered cheeze as my entree..haha...bill came we paid it but when i woke up this morning i was not satisfied with the experience they gave us for well over 500 dollars not including tip.

Pros: good ambiance

Cons: not worth the money

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I had dinner there last night with a friend and was surprised to see how many poor reviews were posted here.\r\n\r\nWe arrived and were seated promptly for our 6:30 reservation.\r\nI had the Gruyere Gnocchi and the Wellington. My friend had the mushroom tart and the Wellington.\r\n\r\nI thought the appetizer was wonderful and the Wellington was great; melt-in your mouth. We weren't rushed and in general were both very pleased. The Prixe fixe with $6 supplement for the Wellington, and a glass of wine ran about $120 for each of us including tax, tip, and coatcheck.\r\n\r\nThe ONLY minor complaint was the bread/rolls weren't warm. At this price point I would have expected that.

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★★★★☆

I had dinner there last night with a friend and was surprised to see how many poor reviews were posted here.\r\n\r\nWe arrived and were seated promptly for our 6:30 reservation.\r\nI had the Gruyere Gnocchi and the Wellington. My friend had the mushroom tart and the Wellington.\r\n\r\nI thought the appetizer was wonderful and the Wellington was great; melt-in your mouth. We weren't rushed and in general were both very pleased. The Prixe fixe with $6 supplement for the Wellington, and a glass of wine ran about $120 for each of us including tax, tip, and coatcheck.\r\n\r\nThe ONLY minor complaint was the bread/rolls weren't warm. At this price point I would have expected that.

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I don't know why this place suppose to be a romantic dining. \r\n\r\nI went there with my boy friend, he didn't like the food at all. I thought the food was ok, but he kept saying it was too salty and drank water. It was an expensive prixe-fixe dinner, compared to the taste of food. \r\n\r\nI liked the live piano music.

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★★★☆☆

I don't know why this place suppose to be a romantic dining. \r\n\r\nI went there with my boy friend, he didn't like the food at all. I thought the food was ok, but he kept saying it was too salty and drank water. It was an expensive prixe-fixe dinner, compared to the taste of food. \r\n\r\nI liked the live piano music.

Pros: live piano music

Cons: food

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Their claim to fame is beef Wellington. Here is my recent experience:\r\nA generous chock of meat floating in a pool of coagulated ?wine? sauce landed with a thud in front of me. I was informed it was my beef Wellington. I was intrigued: last time anyone had beef Wellington in my family, President Roosevelt was in office. That?s Theodore. The beef was rubbery and tasteless. I scraped the whole wretched garnish to one side. Bordelaise sauce appropriated its name fraudulently, it?s more like a gravy.\r\nI couldn't help but think at this price I could be dining at the Little Owl. Or Spotted Pig.\r\n

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★☆☆☆☆

Their claim to fame is beef Wellington. Here is my recent experience:\r\nA generous chock of meat floating in a pool of coagulated ?wine? sauce landed with a thud in front of me. I was informed it was my beef Wellington. I was intrigued: last time anyone had beef Wellington in my family, President Roosevelt was in office. That?s Theodore. The beef was rubbery and tasteless. I scraped the whole wretched garnish to one side. Bordelaise sauce appropriated its name fraudulently, it?s more like a gravy.\r\nI couldn't help but think at this price I could be dining at the Little Owl. Or Spotted Pig.\r\n

Pros: Beautiful setting

Cons: Mediocre food and service

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Very good quality food. Superb service. In one of the most gorgeous rooms in NYC. They bend over backwards...

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★★★★★

Very good quality food. Superb service. In one of the most gorgeous rooms in NYC. They bend over backwards...

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I really enjoyed the atmosphere. It's everything a girl wishes for: warm candles, live piano, delicious...

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I really enjoyed the atmosphere. It's everything a girl wishes for: warm candles, live piano, delicious...

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Some things do get better with time and age, and this Greenwich Village landmark known for its romantic atmosphere is one of them. Set in an eighteenth-century carriage house once owned by Aaron Burr, the bi-level dining room is splendid…

 

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