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
Right: 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.
A taper candle and a white rose were placed on top of each table
Petite Salad of Summer Vegetables
Petite Salad of Summer Vegetables
Tuna Tiradito (
Duck & Pork Country Pate
Pan Seared Scallops
Poached Day Boat Cod
Maine Lobster Confit
Strawberry Basil Ice Cream Sandwiches sweet corn biscuit, basil ice cream, macerated strawberries
Us at the restaurant
Romantic Dinner at One if by Land, Two if by Sea
Aug 7th, 2011 12:33 | Reply
Happy Anniversary!!! What a gorgeous couple in a gorgeous restaurant with gorgeous food!
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!
Aug 8th, 2011 14:07 | Reply
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY I like the presentation of the scallop sashimi.
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.
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!
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!
Aug 11th, 2011 22:14 | Reply
Looks like the perfect spot for an 11 year anniversary celebration Congrats!
Aug 15th, 2011 05:02 | Reply
Love the photos and love your beautiful narrative and smiling faces. A big hug and kisses and congrats!!!
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! =)