One if by Land, Two if by Sea


My girlfriend said, “Let’s do something special” and go somewhere that we never heard of.” She picked the restaurant One if by Land, Two if by Sea located at 17 Barrow Street in Manhattan’s West Village.

No name on the door but interesting.

This building was once a carriage house with an accompanying barn when Aaron Burr was Attorney General of the State of New York during the 1790s. Here he housed his coach and horses. It happens that the restaurant was voted the 5th most romantic restaurant in the world.

What you see when you first walk in.

The bar and dining areas.

We ordered from the Prix Fixed Menu. It’s pricey but worth the ambiance and delicious food.

 I started with Baby Greens, piquillo peppers, Bulgarian feta, and oregano vinaigrette.

The vegetables were fresh and crisp, and the Bulgarian feta cheese was excellent!

For the main dish, I chose the Pan Roasted Branzino with baby squash and sauce Vierge. Vierge is from French cuisine, comprised of olive oil and lemon juice based on tomatoes. Included were cured olives, pinenuts, and herb pesto. Fresh and excellent.


I chose coconut ice cream over shortbread cookies and a mixed berry compote on the side. 

The combination of the textures and the tastes was fantastic and highly recommended.

One of by Land, Two if by Sea is the choice for a special restaurant experience. It won’t disappoint!

Readers may also enjoy our reviews of Art Café, Boozy Brunch at the Cutting RoomKurant Wine BarThe Regency Bar and GrillBarbetta, and Rumrunners.


One if by Land, Two if by Sea


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