We have done afternoon tea at the Pierre many times. The food and the atmosphere are always perfect. On this last occasion, the service was a little underwhelming. After being served, we were set to ignore by the wait staff and had to flag them or the hostess down if we wanted anything. Putting this minor slight aside, we would definitely go there again.
Had a lovely high tea with family visiting from overseas and it was made even better by a surprise proposal at the end! All the staff were so so good with helping my fiancé coordinate the surprise. Thank you for an unforgettable day!
This was my second visit and as before I enjoyed myself. The first time I brought my 15 year old granddaughter and she was very much impressed with the experience of having High Tea and this time I brought a friend for a long overdue get together. My friend is looking forward to returning and I just might join her . Thank You E Bar keep up the good work.
We were treated with indifference , service was slow and the room is dingy compared to the other areas of the Pierre. The Plaza offers a much better tea service and experience in NYC
It is fantastic experience. Service is awesome. Highly recommend.
Wonderful experience. Tea, food and service were all excellent.
My group we enjoyed everything about our afternoon tea. If I had to mention cons, the only thing I would say is the table was a little bit too small for four. However everything else outweighed that one issue. Thank you to Erika, our host.
We spent 160 USD dollars for 2 people afternoon tea, most dessert are great taste, but service do not match equally with the hotel brand.
I even help myself doing the doggie bag,
the waiter just give a empty plastics box and a paper bag.
Also heard no such words like : hello, welcome or goodbye from the waiters.
They only say thank you when you have no choice but must tip them.
Never come back again.
Our children treated my husband and myself to the Royal Tea for four. We brought two dear friends with us. What a wonderfully relaxing time enjoying afternoon tea in such a lovely setting. The tea offerings were absolutely delicious and served beautifully. We have enjoyed tea in New York and London and on the Queen Mary several times. The sandwiches, scones and sweets were flawless. We look forward to our next visit.
Amazing overall experience. From the service to ambiance it was a great way to celebrate a special occasion.
The Two E Bar and Lounge at the Pierre Hotel for High Tea is the perfect place to sit and talk with friends in a beautiful, luxurious atmosphere. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The tea choices are vast and well explained. I would reccomend splurging for the royal high tea which includes a generous glass of champagne. The Staff gives you plenty of attention without the feeling of rushing you out.
Fabulous afternoon tea at my favorite place for such an occasion.
Went for afternoon tea. Thought the "unliminted" champagne tea was a great idea. Very good food.
Absolutely fabulous!! As to be expected, the staff was phenomenal and extremely friendly, catering to your every need. The high tea lunch was exquisite giving one the chance to taste these delicious hors d’oeuvres!!! It was really a wonderful experience.
Afternoon tea takes place in the hotel bar/lounge. The setting itself is upscale but not overly so. I highly recommend spending extra for the Royal Afternoon Tea. It is accompanied with a glass of champagne. After running late due to traffic nightmares, the hostess was extremely gracious and welcoming upon arrival. Tea consists of a pot of your choice and a selection of sandwiches, scones, and pastries. Upon request, the waiter was kind enough to sub out a sandwich for another selection. The egg salad and salmon were our favorites. Everything tasted fresh (no stale bread or stale pastries) on our visit. The only feedback I have are I wish the waiter came around to check on us - aside from taking our order and delivering our tea/meal, he didn't return, and the portions seemed smaller than what I'm used to, but still filling.
Wonderful tea! Great value and service.
I’ve always wanted to try an afternoon tea. The experience was really delightful. I would definitely recommend it for friends get together and brunch.
It’s really sophisticated, this is a must.
Thanks to Mr Thomas for his Service ❤️
There is a good place to hang out with friends and families.
Service started out great, but went downhill. I think they were understaffed (?). Didn’t get a refill of hot water for the tea until the end. Tea sandwiches were beautiful, but the bread was dry. The freshly baked scones were divine. Asked to have the remaining cookies boxed to take back to the room. Was hurriedly given a container and bag, rather than being assisted. Tea is served in the bar, so not really an elegant setting. No tablecloth. Prefer the afternoon tea at the St Regis.
Would not recommend for afternoon tea, even with a Groupon. Food was clearly premade and stale as if it came from a cheap buffet line. You’re better off at a real afternoon tea experience at the Plaza right across the street.
A wonderful get together place for conversation. Tea time setup was outstanding! Waiters and services prompt and friendly! Thanks very much!
Fun. Server was great
High tea is fancy and cool
It’s finger foods so it’s a snack but they give you a lot
It’s expensive if you look at it like what u get vs what it costs but u have to just do it for the experience
I took a business client and it was perfect
We enjoyed the experience overall. Considering the upscale nature of the Pierre hotel and the restaurant, It was a bit surprising that no one offered to take our coats so we just put them on the couches. The table where we sat had several scratches on it. I understand that they don't use tableclothes so they should probably fix the table or remove it.
Afternoon tea was very nice, large selection of tea sandwiches, pastries and teas. Nice setting , quiet and very nice service.
My sister and I were there for high tea, which we had reserved ahead of time. The hotel is beautiful, however, I found the lounge where we had the tea to be less impressive. The host was snobby and not friendly and sat us at the first table from his station - nothing special considering we had reserved the date/time. We had the basic high tea, and the server we had for the tea was friendlier, although he never checked back in with us once he brought the tea and food. We were never asked if we wanted more hot water, or if everything was okay. I would have expected the service at The Pierre Hotel to be much much better - it was not as nice as the Neiman Marcus Rotunda tea in San Francisco. Lastly, we both thought the food was good and the assortment of tea sandwiches, scones and pastries was lovely - however, we did notice that the small pots of lemon curd, raspberry jam and devonshire cream were dried out on top, as were a couple of the tea sandwiches. I understand that all that is portioned out and made ahead of time, but I would expect they could cover up the food to keep it moist and fresh, as if it was just made. From that perspective, it was a bit disappointing.
We have been to Afternoon Tea here several times and I can’t recommend this enough! It’s wonderful m. The food is delicious and the service is great
Favorite place in New York when looking for quiet understated elegance. Impeccable service and delicious food. Love The Pierre.
Had a groupon for Afternoon Tea here and LOVED IT! The food was fabulous - from the salmon and cucumber sandwiches to the macaroons! Tea was tasty as well :)
Great service with tasteful food. Environment is exceptional quiet for private conversation.
Great for date and chat with your sweet heart!
We went during restaurant week before a show. The food and service were excellent and the wait staff were attentive to ensure that we finished in plenty of time to get to a 7 pm show. Highly recommend. Very convenient for pre-theater dining’
Afternoon tea at the Two E Bar & Lounge is highly recommended! I had an amazing time, the staff was very attentive and all of the food was delicious. I will definitely be returning for afternoon tea again!
**Bonus: This did not apply to me but I thought it was great that they offer this: if you give the staff a 24 hour notice, they can customize a vegan menu as well.
I had a amazing time from the foodto the service everything was great . I will definitely be coming back .
The ambience and service was impeccable. The Afternoon Tea was plentiful. There are only two things I would do differently: I would offer more savory and less sweet. We didn't touch anything on the bottom platter but craved more of the delicious curry chicken tartlets. The scones were perfect. The second is not to prepare each platter ahead of time. You can taste the refrigeration in the bread. It gave it a stale texture and a not so fresh taste. All in all, for the experience, I would do it again.
Was given a terrible table next to waiters’s station even though many other tables were available.
I sent my wife, mother and 2 daughters (mid 20's) to the Two E Bar for a Royal Afternoon Tea.
They started at the Downton Abby Exhibit after a 1 .5 hour train/cab ride south to arrive in the city. Just to mention this was a well planned event and not a " is it open ...lets try here"
They have enjoyed High Tea at many area hotels and were excited to finally try the Pierre . They started at the bar with a bottle of champagne and a Cosmo or 2 ($120.00 with tip) then moved into a first seating for tea at 2pm. ( no real crowd). They told me the service was absent. After the tray of tiered tea accoutrements was delivered with the included glass of champagne the waiter was gone....
My daughter had to stand and leave her seat to try and get a glass of water for the table. Royal Tea for 4 $320.00.without tip. My wife left a disappointed $50 tip for the meal.
Sorry to be so Gauche by adding the costs of the meals and drinks but when you spend $500 for tea and cookies and a cocktail in NYC you should also enjoy the experience of paying the bill. Its fun to splurge and with High Tea the opulence is half of the fun.
I have enjoyed a $3 meal as well as a $2,000 meal but the true enjoyment is in the pleasure of knowing the time and money were both well spent. The Pierre is an iconic treasure of NYC and certainly should be given a chance to serve the reader of this review. They just won't be serving my family High Tea again any time soon. But unlike an Elephant I don't have a great memory...
Lovely atmosphere, wonderful service and delicious traditional tea.
Went for high tea, it was a wonderful experience, would definitely return again, food and service impeccable.
My daughter and I went for an afternoon tea. It was a great service and food. We loved every minute of it. The sandwiches and scones were Devine. I only wish they had a few more suggestions on tea and food pairings.
Its lovely that Two E Bar and Lounge change their menu of savories and sweets.
The blended teas were delicious. A wonderful place to talk with friends & family.