Two E Bar and Lounge

4.6
330 reviews
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$30 and under
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Top Tags:
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
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
What 330 People Are Saying
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4.6
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Great and helpful.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2018

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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4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Loved our time there. Great service. They let you take your time, no rushing.
Only thing is that, even with 50 percent off, $100 for 2 is a lot considering the portions are teeny, tiny bites and not good. Really really spicy(if you choose the Tiffin and tea. Tiffin is a light bite in India. Like little appetizers that you might get standing up at a fund raiser. Except, no dinner following. The sweets were rather boring. Forget this if you don’ t white Wonder bread. However, we overlooked ALL that simply becuz it was such a beautiful, classy room in which to wile away a late afternoon.
Next time, we’d go with the English tea and give that a try.

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We were there for the tea service. Other than the egg salad the tea sandwiches were extraordinarily small- half bites. Usually you have to eat a tea sandwich in 2 bites. The sandwiches themselves were just OK - have been to many teas and sadly this o e was the bottom of my list. Will not ever do it again.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Wonderful afternoon tea had lots of variety and although items are small you get a lot of food. Service was exceptional

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Wonderful service and excellent food quality. Will definitely have afternoon tea here again.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Sandwiches and savories were extraordinary!! Tea was okay. Overall Ambience was elegant. Excellent for gals out.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

I brought my wonderful assistant Stephanie out for a Royal High Tea Experience at the Pierre Hotel. Our waiter was Mr. Bright Brown and he was so lovely, professional and courteous. He went the extra mile in providing such a wonderful experience. We loved the cucumber sandwiches, lobster and the scones! I will be back soon!

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The hotel is severely outdated and service needs some major brushing up. One person in my party got sick from some bad pastry cream but the food bites were pretty decent. The maitre D needs to polish his attitude towards guests as well.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Took my daughter for her 26 birthday . The service was great , food delicious and wonderful service .

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Two E Bar and Lounge is one of the great places for afternoon tea. My friends and I love having our summer get together there.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Pre Mother’s Day High Tea celebration. Had the Royal High Tea Service, superb service with delicious mini sandwiches and abundance of sweets!! Great ambience and experience!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

I LOVED THE SERVICE! The staff was lovely and very attentive. The drinks were wonderful as well. They were reasonably priced.

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3.0Dined on April 30, 2018

My husband & I were celebrating my birthday post Downton Abbey exhibition...I was looking so forward to this for a week..the food was fine, but unfortunately our server was horrible. His snobbish attitude, the fact that it took a good 20min to even be acknowledged even with the reservation which we had. He only took our initial order, brought our tea tower and pots of tea..and then disappeared. He never returned to check in on us, offer us perhaps a bottle of champagne to order, acknowledge the special occasion we were celebrating.. absolutely nothing. For that reason alone, I would never return nor recommend this venue for an afternoon high tea when in NYC.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Beautiful bar inside the Pierre Hotel. We were staying at the Pierre and went down for cocktails 2 out of the 3 nights we were there. Lovely bar snacks and delicious handcrafted cocktails. Live Jazz on the weekends. Very memorable experience.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

two for tea-excellent service very considerate but not pushy. food good and plentiful and staff provided us with boxes to take home!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

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.

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1.0Dined on April 18, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

It is fantastic experience. Service is awesome. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Wonderful experience. Tea, food and service were all excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on April 5, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Amazing overall experience. From the service to ambiance it was a great way to celebrate a special occasion.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Fabulous afternoon tea at my favorite place for such an occasion.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Went for afternoon tea. Thought the "unliminted" champagne tea was a great idea. Very good food.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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.

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