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Aug 7, 2011 | Posted in Blog, Food, Life, Travel

Romantic Dinner at One if by Land, Two if by Sea

Romantic Dinner at One if by Land, Two if by Sea

Last Sunday night I celebrated my 11th year anniversary with my fiance at One If by Land, Two If By Sea. This restaurant has been labeled "the most romantic restaurant in the city." The atmosphere is incredible – just walking in we were very impressed by the ambiance and decor. It's set in an eighteenth-century carriage house, formerly the site of Aaron Burr's home (3rd Vice-President of the United States ). I'm so glad I picked this place for his surprise dinner because he was very intrigued by the character and history of the place.

A taper candle and a white rose were placed on top of each table with a pianist playing classy music in the background. As soon as we were seated, the waiter lit up the candle and handed the menu to us. Since it's our anniversary we splurged and ordered from the chef's tasting menu, which is a six course meal for $125 with a $55 wine pairing.

The meal began with a complimentary lobster salad. This was surprisingly tasty and my fiance loved it. Our first course was the Petite Salad and Scallop Sashimi. It was light and delicious. I found the presentation of the Scallop Sashimi to be very beautiful. Our second course was the Duck & Pork Country Pate and Tuna Tiradito. The Tuna Tiradito was his favorite course of the night. The tuna was prepared very well and fresh. The dessert was definitely the most romantic part of the meal. We ordered the Strawberry Basil Ice Cream Sandwiches. It came on a plate which had "Happy 11th Anniversary" written in chocolate and had little birthday candles in pink and blue colors. The dessert was light and not overly sweet with a creamy interior to be indulged.

Overall the food was well-executed and delicious. I'm so happy to see the big smile on his face and he's been none-stop raving about this place to his co-workers the next day. I recommend my readers to consider this place when planning any special occasion or to try really great cuisines.

One if by Land, Two if by Sea
17 Barrow Street
New York, NY 10014

JamaicaRight: Colonial High Tea – chamomile grappa, sparkling cava rosé, watermelon juice served over crushed ice. Left: Rosemary Cucumber Martini – rosemary infused vodka, cucumber juice, St. Germain Elderflower, pasteurized egg whites.

JamaicaA taper candle and a white rose were placed on top of each table

JamaicaScallop Sashimi

JamaicaPetite Salad of Summer Vegetables

JamaicaPetite Salad of Summer Vegetables

JamaicaTuna Tiradito (

JamaicaDuck & Pork Country Pate

JamaicaPan Seared Scallops

JamaicaMarinated Octopus

JamaicaPoached Day Boat Cod

JamaicaMaine Lobster Confit

JamaicaStrawberry Basil Ice Cream Sandwiches sweet corn biscuit, basil ice cream, macerated strawberries

JamaicaUs at the restaurant

Romantic Dinner at One if by Land, Two if by Sea

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures Says:

Aug 7th, 2011 12:33 | Reply

Happy Anniversary!!! What a gorgeous couple in a gorgeous restaurant with gorgeous food! :)

swgraphic Says:

Aug 9th, 2011 02:07 | Reply

Aww Andi, thank you it was such a romantic restaurant too. Love the history of it too

Tom Says:

Aug 7th, 2011 12:34 | Reply

that food looks amazing – I always order pate if it’s on the menu, and that stuff looks divine!

Happy 11th Anniversary! :)

swgraphic Says:

Aug 9th, 2011 02:07 | Reply

Thank you so much Tom, for stopping by and your lovely comment. I love tasting menu haha

ciki Says:

Aug 8th, 2011 03:27 | Reply

How romantic! I bet your wedding will be gorgeous!! :D

swgraphic Says:

Aug 9th, 2011 02:06 | Reply

Aww thank you, I just saw your DM. It's alright, I'll post wedding pictures for you later on :)

yvon Says:

Aug 8th, 2011 14:07 | Reply

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY :) I like the presentation of the scallop sashimi.

swgraphic Says:

Aug 9th, 2011 02:05 | Reply

Thank you Yvon, yea I love how they presented it too.Such an art form.

Dennis Salvatier Says:

Aug 9th, 2011 04:50 | Reply

Looks delicious! Congrats on 11 years. I haven’t been with my Wife for 9 years yet and were married. You guys have waited a long time to pull the trigger. :)

swgraphic Says:

Aug 20th, 2011 05:01 | Reply

Thanks Dennis, I know by next year it will be 12 years when we tie our

Ayngelina Says:

Aug 9th, 2011 19:24 | Reply

The scallop sashimi looks divine, congrats on 11 years!

swgraphic Says:

Aug 20th, 2011 05:16 | Reply

Thanks girl, it's long time being with him and I'm happy. I love their presentation as well.

Erica Says:

Aug 10th, 2011 06:04 | Reply

Well holy cow – that food looks freakin phenomenal. I would kill for a meal like that right now.

Congratulations on your 11th! Now you get to start all over with “1″ soon!

swgraphic Says:

Aug 20th, 2011 05:18 | Reply

Thank you Erica, lol you're right I'll start over with 1. Love the food there but too pricy to eat there everyday. It's great for that special occasion.

iamthewitch Says:

Aug 11th, 2011 01:49 | Reply

The restaurant looks so romantic! Love the white rose!! And your food pictures are so delicious Sarah! It makes me want to fly to New York to dine there! :)

swgraphic Says:

Aug 20th, 2011 05:19 | Reply

It's such a romantic restaurant. I think you would love it since your a foodie.

Leslie Says:

Aug 11th, 2011 22:14 | Reply

Looks like the perfect spot for an 11 year anniversary celebration :) Congrats!

swgraphic Says:

Aug 20th, 2011 05:19 | Reply

Thank you Leslie! Yea that's the first time he visit that area too lol

Charu Says:

Aug 15th, 2011 05:02 | Reply

Love the photos and love your beautiful narrative and smiling faces. A big hug and kisses and congrats!!!

swgraphic Says:

Aug 20th, 2011 05:20 | Reply

Thank you Charu, it was such a great dinner. How's your guest post coming along?

Romina Says:

Sep 30th, 2011 17:01 | Reply

I was there two weeks ago(in the same table that you were sat!) with my husband celebrating our 6th Anniversary of Marriage…and the place is so romantic in deed!…I loved the Petite Salad of Summer Vegetables…I still trying to find out what yogurt they used on it…to do it on my house for a special occasion!!!;) and the Marinate Octopus.
A great choice to have an unforgettable night with the Love of our lives!
Happy 11th Anniversary! God Bless for so many more years to come! =)

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