One if by Land, Two if by Sea: New York's Most Romantic Restaurant
There are romantic restaurants, and then there's One if by Land, Two if by Sea. If you spend an evening at this New York eatery, you're likely to see at least one man get down on one knee and propose---part of the reason this spot is a Luxist nominee in the most romantic restaurant category.
Nestled on a quiet street in Manhattan's chic West Village, One of by Land, Two if By Sea is located in a building that once served as Aaron Burr's carriage house. Crackling fireplaces and sparkling chandeliers light the restaurant's dim and intimate dining rooms; fresh roses rest on every table, and on most nights an experienced pianist tickles the ivory in the front room.
Gallery: One if By Land, Two if By Sea
Though the cuisine comes second to the ambiance, it's quite stellar in its own right. Executive chef Andrew Matthews's menu includes octopus with watermelon, cantaloupe, pimento and olives; poached lobster with courgettes and porcini mushrooms; and the restaurant's signature Beef Wellington. Pastry chef Dean Anderson serves up delights including almond milk panna cotta with strawberry tapioca and lychee sorbet.
Prix fixe options start at $78, ramping up to $150 for a seven-course meal with wine pairings. If that's not in your budget, stop off at the bar in front and have a drink by the fireplace for a more economical taste of New York's most romantic restaurant.
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