One if by Land, Two if by Sea

One if by Land, Two if by Sea has been recognized for its classic menu, long history, and beautiful decor.  It is often cited as the most romantic restaurant in New York City. The decor features candlelit tables, brick fireplaces, a baby grand piano and a private garden.

The restaurant operates inside a historic, land-marked carriage house built in 1767. Established in 1973, One if by Land, Two if by Sea soon became the go to spot in NYC for engagements, anniversaries and weddings. More people are said to have announced their engagement here than any other restaurant in Manhattan.


Romantic Setting

Whether you reserve seating in The Constitution Room, The Mezzanine, or our main dinning area you will enjoy one of the most romantic settings in New York City where can seat up to 100 guests at a time.

From the brick fireplaces, to the natural wood you’re sure to have a warm evening at One if by Land, One if by Sea.

Fine American Cuisine

One if by land, Two if by Sea serves some of the finest American cuisine in New York City. Executive Chef Gary Volkov and Pastry Chef Vera Elezovic are sure to satisfy even the most discerning food connoisseur and provide you with the most enjoyable dinning experience.

“Steeped in history and “romance”, this historic Village rendezvous set in Aaron Burr’s former carriage house offers “excellent” American cuisine delivered by staffers who take their job seriously.”

  • Zagat

Beef Wellington

Events & Weddings

We host great events and some of the most romantic weddings in NYC.

One if by Land, Two if by Sea can be closed to the public to accommodate larger events of up to 130 guests for a seated dinner or 200 guests for a cocktail party. Our sound system can pipe live or recorded music into all three rooms.

Thank you again for your interest. We will be happy to work with you on the specific details to ensure that your event is a memorable one.