Two E Bar and Lounge

4.5
358 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American, Afternoon Tea
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Hours of operation
Daily Afternoon Tea: 2:00pm - 6:00pm;
Daily Food Menu: 2:00pm - 8:00pm;
Daily Bar: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 940-8113
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ashfer Biju
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
5th Avenue
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Public transit
N,Q, & R trains to 5th Avenue/59th Street
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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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Two E Bar and Lounge is open regular hours, menus and service.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Two E Bar and Lounge is serving our regular menu Christmas Day.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Two E Bar and Lounge is open for regular service on New Year's Eve.

Monday, December 31, 2018

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What 358 People Are Saying
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M
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was lovely. I will point out this is expensive but clearly worth it to do it at least one time when you’re in New York City

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FM
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a lovely afternoon tea. The servers were attentive and polite.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

free wifi only for an hour
good service ,nice ambiance!
food quality is ok but not amazing
but still better than many other afternoon tea in upper east side
overall good value if use the groupon coupon

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

The sandwiches/bread was stale. Like the platter had been sitting out overnight. The service was horrible. Often overlooked. But when server came by Glasses taken before I could order another.

Ambiance was lovely but not worth the price.

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R
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We came for afternoon tea on thanksgiving and the service and food were very good.
It took a little while to find an afternoon tea available on thanksgiving that looked good and we were both very happy with the selection of sandwiches and pastries on offer and the quality. The staff were attentive without being overbearing.
We will definitely return.

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great afternoon tea
Warm ambiance and waiter was very friendly and relaxing. Would definitely go again to pamper myself!

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TM
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe and wonderful music

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GQ
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good dating spot

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m
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

even though the chairs have seen better days... who cares.. it's afternoon tea at the Pierre. Everything is beautiful...mini and delicious.. service is attentive yet they leave you alone to chat.. which is what you are there for in the first place..

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MW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for afternoon tea to celebrate a relative’s birthday. The presentation was beautiful, and the service top-notch. Would highly recommend.

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LL
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice drinks the issue is the food menu ends at 8pm! Most hotel bars at least offer a bar food menu until around midnight never heard of any NYC bar ending food at 8pm?!! Isn’t that unnecessary loss of revenue? I was able to order a cheese plate which they got from the room service staff I think and that was pretty good. Waiter was nice.

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EC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Beautiful venue, shared with friends, who ordered Traditional English Tea service and loved it. The food selection and variety were extremely generous and delicious.

I, however, having visited India on several occasions, was intrigued with the Tiffin Tea, which was a huge disappointment, especially for a hotel affiliated with the Taj Group.

While tasty, the savoury and sweet selections were sub-par and grossly overpriced. With so many afternoon tea venues in New York, sad to say I will most likely go elsewhere in the future.

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j
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a relaxing experience to sit in that beautiful room and have the lovely High Tea. Thank you, Chef Mignano, for the delicious sandwiches and desserts (especially the scones). Don't know how you manage to create such wonderful delicacies but we're happy you do. Can't wait to return.

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JH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My cousin and I went for the Afternoon High Tea and were very pleased. It was our second time there and the food, service, ambience and value is great. We would definitely visit again in the future.

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S
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This is a beautiful venue. However, the wait staff was a bit lackluster in their service. The drinks were made expertly.

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ND
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

One of the best afternoon tea experience in the city. Great love jazz music from Thursday-Sunday

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KF
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice for afternoon tea. We enjoyed the wide selection of teas and the lovely assortment of mini-sandwiches and pastries.

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N
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We came to hear the jazz, especially Pasquale Grasso. He is a wonderful player, and we enjoyed the music and being there.

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h
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful ladies tea. Lovely presentation, professional staff, will go back.❤️

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SP
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We love “dress-up” venues! Please continue to maintain high standards.

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r
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We went for afternoon High Tea. Very over priced for what you receive. Good tea selection and the dessert portion was good, but the tea sandwiches had very little filling and somewhat stale bread. Not up to the standards of other NYC teas and certainly not what you'd expect from the Pierre. Would not go back or recommend.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a girl friend’s birthday and one of us had special dietary constraints as she was nursing. The chef/restaurant took every detail into consideration and made something special for her. We were super appreciative of the level of detail they went into to ensure the party had a good experience. Amazing!

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LI
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

afternoon Tea. Incredible

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E
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a great time at Afternoon Tea - service was impeccable and food was great. Scones, which are made freash in house, were the highlight! They even provide the recipe at the end!

My son was not obliged to order the afternoon tea and able to order something different. Ambiance was nice - contemporary.

The only minor detail was that the tea was not served in a nice teapot traditional style, as you can see from the photo. Tea was very fragrant - I had the Earl Grey and my husband had the English Breakfadt. Highly recommend - I will be back!

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LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. The atmosphere Devine and the food exquisite.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Introducing a young woman from Michigan to a NYC experience - afternoon tea.

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E
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I've had afternoon tea in many cities and many hotels. This experience was among the worst. It was mid-day on a weekday so perhaps it was a bad time or off day? Or perhaps because we had a groupon we were treated differently. But I would not return; even with the groupon discount it was overpriced for the experience. The tea itself was nice but there was a rather limited selection. The food was mediocre at best and service was not good. I noted in my reservation that this was a Birthday celebration and when I spoke with the hotel a few days before they also mentioned it was noted that we were celebrating birthday. However, there was no acknowledgement made of the special occasion once we arrived. I wasn't expecting much but the fact that they had mentioned it on the phone made me think they would at least wish us a happy birthday. Why mention it if they don't do anything to acknowledge special occasions?

We had both the Traditional Afternoon Tea and the special Tiffin & Tea. The tiffin foods were actually quite good but there was so little of it (especially when compared to a traditional tea) for the same price. The traditional tea foods were flavorless and stale. This was a first tea experience for one of our guests and we were constantly saying "Usually it's better than this" for most item we tried, hoping this experience wouldn't turn her off from future High Teas. The warm scones were the stars of the plates but they were tiny and really no better than a Panera or Starbucks scone. Not the quality you would expect from a New York hotel.

Service was unattentive, condescending and uninterested. There were only two other parties in the restaurant yet once the tea and food was delivered we never saw our server until the checks were delivered. Tables were tiny and crammed, everything came out at once and we had no room to actually eat off our plates. Noone ever came by to see if we wanted more tea or refills on water. Overall a poor experience.

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AB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We truly enjoyed our afternoon tea. The service was wonderful, the tea & scones were delicious and presented on a lovely 3-tier tray. Would strongly recommend to anyone.

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AC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our servers, Leo and Zafar, were attentive, friendly and fabulous. Enjoyged lovely afternoon tea and would return again.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their High Tea service is amazing! The Icy Mint Green Tea is absolutely delicious!

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SS
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a delightful mother-daughter tea. Relaxing and delicious!

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DK
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend Dawn and I had a wonderful time at the Pierre Hotel for a Royal High Tea experience. The ambiance was quiet and lovely. Our server Anton was so nice, courteous and professional. The salmon and cucumber sandwiches were so delicious! We highly recommend this High Tea if you are in NYC.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for afternoon tea. Great atmosphere and wonderful food. Service was excellent.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great and helpful.

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LM
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday afternoon tea at the Pierre Hotel, "Two E" restaurant, was fabulous! The meal is made up of 3 tiers of delicious and beautifully assembled pieces, from savory to sweet. The small bites and the desserts are works of art - and wonderfully delicious. Highly recommend!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Perfect night for drinks and listening to a great piano player! Highly recommend!

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k
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This is the second time I've had tea there and it is a lovely event. The three tiers of treats are enjoyable although I'd prefer more of the sandwiches and scones than the sweet desserts as it is difficult to enjoy them after you have eaten all the other items. Also although they gave us hot water, the tea really doesn't stay hot or even warm. My granddaughter was extremely happy with her herbal tea and with the whole experience. I thought she might think it was a little stodgy but she loved it. We are both foodies so we loved tasting everything. All and all it was a nice experience.

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GP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent sandwiches and good substitutions for non-meat items- scones delicious- wish they used the pretty room for afternoon tea- year’s ago they used to- u

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience, impeccable staff. My favorite special occasion place with nice ambiance and good spacing. Elegant and casual atmosphere.

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AC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Afternoon tea was amazing! Thank you to Thomas and Bright!

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