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One if by Land, Two if by Sea, NYC

New York's One if by Land, Two if by Sea is one of the city's most romantic restaurants. The dining room's giant chandelier, creaky wooden

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One if by Land, Two if by Sea, NYC

New York's One if by Land, Two if by Sea is one of the city's most romantic restaurants. The dining room's giant chandelier, creaky wooden stairs, giant oil paintings, and exposed brick are also catnip for ghosts. According to Eater, employees have noted machinery suddenly starting up, and floating flatware. Occasionally waiters have even attempted to serve some of the ghosts, who sit at the tables, no doubt impatient for the poached dayboat cod. Because it's New York, of course, some of the ghosts are famous: One parapsychologist has asserted that of the upwards of 20 different apparitions haunting the restaurant, one is Aaron Burr, who once owned a carriage house there.

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Wed, Oct 30, 2013 5:24 PM EDT
Christopher Michel

You're out for an intimate dinner someplace new-a friend of a friend recommended it-enjoying your meal and the oddly quaint atmosphere, when suddenly a chill runs down your spine. The hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Is it from the ash-crusted venison with dried cherry reduction, or the ashen-faced waiter with the eerie demeanor? The Zinfandel seemed spookily ethereal, but was the sommelier just a little bit…transparent? Has the waiter been unusually reserved, or has no one else spoken? And wasn't this place, way out at the edge of town, nothing but a burned-out building just a few days ago? It's possible that you're not just seeing things, but the restaurant itself is…. [scary music] HAUNTED! If you're eating at one of these restaurants, that's certainly the case. But be warned! Some hauntings are friendlier than others.

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