Two E Bar and Lounge

4.3
388 reviews
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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.

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Daily 5:15PM - 11:45PM

What 388 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Afternoon tea with the family

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J
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. I would most definitely return.

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N
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Relaxed ambience in beautiful hotel lounge. Oysters and salmon were delicious. Service could have been more attentive.

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JV
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Was way over priced. The tea was brought out and we waited for an hour to get the pastries. By that time the tea was cold and we were ready to go.

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HB
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was really great!

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d
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Never been to an afternoon tea where they won't give you another pot of tea (only hot water) or refill your tea sandwiches. Bread for the tiny hors d'oeuvres was also stale, tiers were stacked in an odd order, and proportion of savory to sweet was way off. Maitre d' was completely dismissive of us asking for a coat check, and service was completely absent. Absolutely not worth any value. Would not recommend to anyone.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was attentive and they are focused on the details that make it a great experiences. They remembered the most minute of special requests. Food and drink were top shelf.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

High tea was lovely but I enjoyed when they served it in the other room with all the paintings in the wall. Food was very good

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AC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

My sister and I visited NY and we wanted to have Afternoon Tea so we choose this restaurant. The Afternoon Tea is extremely overpriced. The food was definitely a bite. Not even enough to call it a snack. The scones were small and barely warm. The tea selection was small. Serious Improvements are needed with the Afternoon Tea part of the menu, especially for the high price. Totally not worth it. Once we left we had to get a hot dog from the cart outside. The only reason the ratings on some questions are more than one star is because the waiter was extremely nice, but he wasn't attentive once others came in. I won't do it again, not here.

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ND
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tea service is wonderful. Best in the city!

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DT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The place is really nice, tea selection nice, scones great. The tea sandwiches were too minute. One bite sandwiches were what they were. A tea sandwich should be at least two bites. Server was very kind , but please clear my empty tier before dropping a check.

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service excellent. Beautiful venue with old world charm. High tea had many options. Loved the scones, raspberry jam, and tarts. Tea was exceptional, a green tea and black tea mix.

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m
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The afternoon tea experience was below expectations. They didn’t use a nice service tea sets. The food was hit and miss as some were ok but majority was below par. For the price we expected better.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, though spicy. Classier than typical Thai joint, with more varied options.

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LG
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Very loud and brightly lit. Service was poor and afternoon tea was mediocre, apart from the warm scones.

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DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Experienced the high tea for my wife's birthday. Quality & quantity of food was excellent. Service was well done. A great experience.

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MC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A phenomenal experience of royal tea service!

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DD
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We chose the tea service at the Hotel Pierre, because it is supposed to be something special for the Christmas season. However, the service was inexcusably bad. We arrived in time for our reservation and offered a choice of 2 tables. No one came to take our order for over 15 minutes and when they did, the champagne and wine we ordered never came. I asked another waiter about it and in about 10 minutes, she brought our drinks. Our food never came so after about an hour, we finished our drinks and left. The waitress told me they were short staffed, but people around us were getting adequate beverage and tea service. It was an extreme disappointment!

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EM
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This was such a disappointment. Took my daughter and niece after The Nutcracker - room was dingy and in need of refurbishing, not festive, service was horrible and tea was SO overpriced for what was served. Horrible, and would absolutely not recommend. Last year we went to the St. Regis, which was outstanding in every way (and less $) and this year we thought we would try something different. So sorry we did, would never return, and would never recommend. Total, depressing and overpriced disappointment.

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LM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Highly recommend their afternoon tea.

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s
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for tea after holiday shopping in the area. Our waiter, Haung, is always attentive and pleasant. This is the best tea service in NYC. The assortment of sandwiches, sweets and scones is just perfect.

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AB
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

This was a special wvent for the lounge and they were ill-prepared. I've been there multiple other occasions when things went much more smoothly and it was far more enjoyable. This ended up to ne just an acceptable evening.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It can get very noisy. It should be a more mature, romantic, sophisticated space.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Too loud of a space to host the children’s Christmas tea with Santa and mixing regular patrons. It should have been held in a room just for the kids and their families.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

while the food was good and tea was great, the bar is open during afternoon tea, which made for a noisy experience. And the space felt VERY crowded. It was impossible NOT to have a conversation with the table next to us because we were seated so close. Overall, I would recommend for a larger party, but would not have tea here again for a small party of two.

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TN
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Sadly we found the afternoon tea very poor. The sandwiches were dry and obviously prepared many hours ago, before serving. Desserts were very average as well as the service. I wouldn't go back there anymore and wouldn't suggest it to others as well.

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K
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Terrible service.
No food at all after 8 pm.

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EG
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was great but the service was really not up to par for a high tea. Long waiting time, food was dropped on the floor and not replaced, tea got very cold because of the glass teapots, and service overall was not great for these prices.

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RL
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister and I have a Christmas celebration together each year in NYC. We have booked many places for Afternoon Tea and have found the Two E Bar and Lounge is by far the best we have experienced in NYC. We also travel to England and the Continent every year and have experienced many Afternoon Tea in England so we know what a good Afternoon Tea should be. The service at the E Two Bar is exceptional and the food delicious. Highly recommend.

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M
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
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
2 reviews
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
61 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
11 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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