One if by Land, Two if by Sea

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$50 and over
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American
Fine dining in a landmark Greenwich Village carriage house. Dinner 7 nights a weeks, casual dining at the bar. Private dining available as well.

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LouisC
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Consistently excellent after all these years. A classic, yet modern fine dining experience that is modestly delivered in a very comfortable atmosphere.

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YaxuY
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Like the piano a lot. Super helpful waiters and hosts

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience5

Completely dissatisfied with the bland food and service. I’ve been here a few times and unless it’s a holiday other then normal dining this place has gone downhill. Valentine’s Day dinner was great and decided to go for my birthday. Was not worth it and in this competitive world of dining many many other options.

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vipFoodhunter
New York Area
260 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing place. Always

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RestaurantHopper
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, noise level was just perfect, and I had a wonderful waiter who took an amazing picture of me and my girlfriend.

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vipSuchablondeintexas
San Antonio
38 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always dine here every year during our spring break trip. Orchid always takes outstanding care of us at the bar. We were sad to miss Maria but the hostess made sure to give us the table we have had for the last nine years. The food was amazing! My husband’s fish was cooked perfectly and my beef Wellington was out of this world! The wine was delicious and dessert was the perfect way to end the night. This is an amazing, special, romantic gem!!!

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AurelaZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience2

For the price we paid , the food was not that great. The servers and staff were nice and friendly.

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OktayE
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

It is good place for special occasion. It is worth for money.

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SeanC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

8 course tasting menu- 4 courses were great, 2 were very good and 2 were average (one being the main course). Service was pleasant. It just wasn't mind blowing and so its overall not a great value IMHO.

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vipJasonS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and very good food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Could not have picked a better place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall1Food5Service3Ambience3

We have eaten here for years and always had a great meal. Tonight, the bar was clearly overwhelmed - we waited nearly 10 minutes to order our drinks and then waited at least 10 minutes to pay as we had a dinner reservation. Our server was sweet and all of the food runners were polite and kind. We ordered the 8 course tasting menu and wine pairings. We had to remind our server after waiting for our halibut (or Branzino not sure which - server said halibut and food runner said branzino) for 15 min that it was never served. It was clear when served that this dish sat under a heat lamp for an extended period. All of the dishes served were delicious except for this one. Overall for a $600+ dinner there are plenty of other restaurants in the city to enjoy. My husband and I will Not come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my parents out for a belated Christmas gift! I know...it’s late February, but not enough good can be said about the place. The 2 girls up front let us in before they opened so we were not in the cold. We enjoyed the fire place and drinks from the bar. $18 per drink, but again...so nice. The pianist came in and started playing. More ambiance. We took our time. They allowed me to take photos all over the restaurant, and also discussed with me some online marketing.

The server was awesome. Super attendant. They gave us courtyard view seating. We were the only ones there for about 5 minutes. The portions for the 3 course price fix range in variety. I had the scallops. Great, but only 2. Bacon was great over it. The Beef Wellington was out of this world. It’s a must! Simply perfect in every way, and not small. My father has the carrot cake and loved it, and my mom
And I the Chocolate soufflé...perfect. They gave me a comp dessert plate to celebrate my special night with them, and please be sure to ask for Maria. She’s been there for over 30 years, and does it right. Greets the ppl, kind, not snotty...loved her. Her, in relation to the history of the place, creates for a very special night. You KNOW your in a very select place....total pros! It was $109 per person.

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Wally
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been dining here since 1984 and always been pleased. Food, service and ambiance has been consistent, and excellent, whether for personal guests or corporate guests. Highly recommend this "hidden jewel" in New York!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and experience. Perfect for a date night or special occasion. I went here with my girlfriend for our anniversary and had the Valentine’s pre-fix menu. The food was fantastic and the service was great. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful evening. Nice atmosphere with the piano playing in the background. Food and service were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

It was the Valentine’s Day dinner for me and my boyfriend. It was an amazing ambiance, the place looks amazing and perfect for a diner night but the service and food weren’t as good as I expected. The hostess was chewing gum while greeting us (great start), the server over poured the bottle of sparkling water (we didn’t even get the appetizer at that point), the glass of wine I ordered was poured without giving me a taste first, she just poured the glass of wine and in the restaurant industry we just don’t do things like that. So after all this I would only recommend the place for the way it looks, for the ambiance, but definitely not for the food or service. Food was not impressive in any way and ridiculously overpriced, I mean I expected that for the Valentine’s Day but this was a bit too much!

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HarshP
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing establishment with excellent food. It is a beautiful restaurant for any special event!

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vipjoethelawyer
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can’t be more romantic, can’t feel more special, owner/manager is charming and all staff are super attentive. I’ve had better food but not in a very long time. Way better than some of the newcomers. I’ll be back. Also lols like a great place for a drink and snack at the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Very romantic. You’re definitely paying more for the ambiance than the food.

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AmandaM
Austin
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous interior. Would have loved to be able to choose our seat, but we weren't provided the option as others were. Romantic setting, delicious meal. Pricey, but definitely worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing experience! Our waiter was very attentive, the food was great, and the scenery was amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review