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Two E Bar and Lounge

4.5
4.5
479 Reviews
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Originally the Gentlemen’s Library when The Pierre opened in 1930, Two E Bar & Lounge has become one of the hotel's most beloved venues. A Neo-Classical lounge, it is designed to reflect a chic Upper East Side residence. Two E's coveted traditional Afternoon Tea menu--recently rated the best in New York City by Town & Country magazine-- is created by a full in-house pastry team. The lounge's new Tiffin & Tea service offers a modern take on a classic Indian and British tradition. At night, Two E transforms into a stylish bar that serves up handcrafted cocktails complemented by small plates. Two E offers exciting entertainment, from live jazz on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings to a monthly cabaret series, Broadway At The Pierre, featuring talent from the best of musical theater.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of operation

    Daily Afternoon Tea: 2:00pm - 6:00pm; Daily Food Menu: 2:00pm - 8:00pm; Daily Bar: 2:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 940-8113

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ashfer Biju

  • Private party facilities

    For all event or group inquiries, please contact Jocelyn Nicotero at Jocelyn.Nicotero@TajHotels.com.

  • Private party contact

    Erika Espinosa: (212) 940-8113

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    5th Avenue

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Public transit

    N,Q, W & R trains to 5th Avenue/59th Street

  • Entertainment

    Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening join us from 6:30p-9:30p for live Jazz by acclaimed pianist, Antonio Ciacca. Enjoy the best of musical theater with Two E's new monthly cabaret series, Broadway At The Pierre.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 479 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, tasty food. Not the best afternoon tea but very reasonably priced esp with Groupon
  2. BL

    BLee

    New York Area

    76 reviews

    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great as always. highly recommend all their signature drinks
  3. SR

    SueR

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It's always a pleasure to be back at Two E Lounge for afternoon tea. Thank you for consistently good service.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration every year for the past 10 years
  5. MS

    MargaretS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Very disappointing especially at this price point, have been to many NYC high teas and would not recommend The Pierre.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    You accepted my reservation in a restaurant that did not have music. Who is wrong? Your website or theirs???
  7. CC

    CarolC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely, elegant, Great tea food, wonderful champagne. Great Service and importantly not noisey.
  8. m

    murrayeli

    Miami

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very polite servers and very observant offering us the vegan option for the afternoon tea. The food was plenty and excellent- maybe I would have preferred more non-sweet Appetizers, but that’s a personal preference. I liked the hot water refill for the tea and the fact that we could take home leftovers. Very appreciated. Would not want to see exquisite food go to waste.
  9. NC

    NganC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Sandwiches were not up to standard. Service was lovely but staff could do better on pre-bus and being more attentive with each table. Thank you for accommodating for vegetarians. Hosts were lovely.
  10. FT

    Food4Thought

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite venues for afternoon tea. Delicious tea sandwiches and decadently good scones and pastries. The staff is consistently competent and attentive.
  11. CG

    CharlotteG

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a civilized way to spend an afternoon in NYC. Drinking tea in a room that's still old NY while listening to jazz was perfect. The wait staff was suburb. It was so nice to be able to have a conversation and feel special for a few hours.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    The worst service I have ever received.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    service was very slow, lighting was too bright
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Sorry. I was beyond disappointed. I’ve been to Tea Houses around the world and was saddened that my worst experience would be right here in New York City. For $120 per person I excepted freshly prepared Tea sandwiches, presentable teapots and instead we had day-old teeny tiny doll sandwiches and industrial tea kettles. WTH. I need a do over to change my mind, but for now, AARRGGHH!
  15. TT

    TeaforTwo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tea service was impeccable, as usual. The wait staff is personable and thorough. There is a nice selection of teas. The scones were fresh and hot. The ambiance is quiet and relaxed without being stuffy. If afternoon tea is up your alley or you've never tried it, but wanted to, this is the place for you.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Afternoon tea, ambiente muy ruidoso
  17. h

    happyinmanhattan

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Boring, tasteless, dark, unimpressive and dingy.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Royal Afternoon Tea - very nice experience.
  19. MY

    MrsY

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Afternoon tea on a Sunday afternoon during Christmas season. Tea itself was enjoyable with good presentation of food and teas. HOWEVER the room was at or close to capacity with 2 servers for the most part until a 3 rd eventually came on. Long wait for tea, or to purchase another glass of champagne. The party next to use were seated for about 20 minutes before someone acknowledged they were there. When you are virtually completely booked, you have to have sufficient waitstaff. I’d probably recommend but with caveats plus there are other places for tea that are better equipped for high capacity reservations.
  20. JP

    JuliaP

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I went for afternoon tea. The food was fine, nothing to gush over. It was all very clearly plated beforehand, as the scones were room temp. I would have appreciated more attentive service but they were also packed. I don’t plan to return for tea, would rather try something new.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    My husband and I did afternoon tea here. The tea, sandwiches and pastries were great(and you get A LOT for your money), the ambiance is great, but the service left something to be desired. We sat at our table for over 10 minutes before even being greeted. Then finally our waiter came over to the table and the tea came quickly but the food seemed to take a while which was surprisingly considered none of it was hot food. We hardly saw the waiter after that. All in all was still a good experience but I just expected a little better from this place being that it’s in a 5 star hotel.
  22. GD

    GaryD

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the classic Pierre blend tea. The food is always good, although I did not enjoy the holiday specialties as much as the usual. Sprinkles on the scones was odd. The first course included pigs-in- the-blanket, grilled cheese and fried mac and cheese - unfortunately resembling frozen appetizers from Costco.
  23. VW

    VirginiaW

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Elegant room, decorated for the holidays! The waiter Bright was attentive and helpful! The selection of sandwiches was varied & well presented! Everything is delicious but portions are tiny!
  24. s

    sherylf

    New York Area

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Two E Bar has the best tea service in town. Service is always top notch and the assortment of items for high tea is the best. That is why we keep coming back.
  25. M

    Martha

    Pittsburgh

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No girls trip is complete without a proper tea and the Pierre Hotel did not disappoint. I didn’t realize it was Santa Tea when I made the reservations and thought it might be a little overwhelming, but I was pleasantly surprised. A wonderful tea, great food, great scones, delicious tea. Don’t miss the champagne.
  26. T

    Tara

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The hotel is beautiful and the service was good. However, the tea service was not what we expected. It felt like a tea for children. We were expecting tea sandwiches and got pigs in a blanket. Scones were too sweet. Don't think I'll be back.
  27. DH

    DloH

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the whole atmosphere of the lounge. The food was excellent. Enough for all four of us and then some.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Sadly this was a subpar and highly disappointing experience. For the price I would have expected a little bit better service and quality of food. We waited at least an hour before getting served. Tea came out well before the food and waiter never checked on us to refill tea pots w hot water (tea was cold by the time food came). Even with the Groupon this was overpriced and just a sad experience.
  29. n

    nimishat

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The customer service was amazing. We were running late due to the holiday traffic and they held the table for 30 minutes. The staff was very informative and friendly and service was prompt. We had the unlimited champagne tea service and my glass was never empty. The food was good expected for afternoon tea. The noise level was ok but the experience overall wasn’t as fancy as I expected. Maybe because it was crowded during the holidays. Overall I would totally recommend the afternoon tea for everyone to try once. The hotel itself is beautiful.
  30. S

    Stacia

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Afternoon Tea was delightful
  31. BB

    BrendaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Always love the faire provided. especially the caviar pancakes, because they are never salty. The staff are always polite and accommodating.
  32. AF

    AndyF

    New Mexico

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent!! The food was great. We had a lot of fun!
  33. b

    billsac

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    High Tea was very good. Excellent assortment of sweets and savories. Very comfortable surroundings. Unlimited tea, and very unrushed service.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    My husband and I have been to many an afternoon tea all over the world. We were not overly impressed by this one. The room seemed blah, which contributed to the ambiance being blah. For $70+ per person, we both expected more, as this was one of the most expensive afternoon teas we had been to. The food was decent. Overall, we didn’t feel that the experience warranted the hefty price tag, as there are better and more luxurious afternoon teas in NYC for a less expensive price tag.
  35. MD

    MeganD

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious high tea and a great ambiance for relaxing!
  36. GC

    GregC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2019

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    We went there for afternoon tea. The food was satisfactory and the service was good. However, the noise level at 3:45 pm and after was crazy. If you’re looking for a quiet civilized afternoon tea, this is not your place.
  37. AM

    ApMp

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Service was not bad but robotic, no smile. Food was ok.
  38. BL

    BLee

    New York Area

    76 reviews

    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    always enjoying my evening with a cocktail or cup of tea there
  39. JF

    JudiF

    Salt Lake City

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood place.
  40. ET

    EliasT

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want to go for a tea that is amazing but not 'your Grandma's tea'....this is the place to go.

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Two E Bar and Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 479 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    5th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Daily Afternoon Tea: 2:00pm - 6:00pm; Daily Food Menu: 2:00pm - 8:00pm; Daily Bar: 2:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American, Afternoon Tea

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Public transit

    N,Q, W & R trains to 5th Avenue/59th Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ashfer Biju

  • Entertainment

    Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening join us from 6:30p-9:30p for live Jazz by acclaimed pianist, Antonio Ciacca. Enjoy the best of musical theater with Two E's new monthly cabaret series, Broadway At The Pierre.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 940-8113

  • Private party facilities

    For all event or group inquiries, please contact Jocelyn Nicotero at Jocelyn.Nicotero@TajHotels.com.

  • Private party contact

    Erika Espinosa: (212) 940-8113

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