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About Two E Bar and Lounge
The New York Times acclaimed Two E Bar/Lounge at The Pierre hotel is a dynamic space that serves hotel guests and neighborhood patrons alike. The Alexandra Champalimaud designed space features a striking art deco copper bar as its centerpiece which artfully balances the old world detailing on the classic columns and ceiling. The lounge, which offers beverage service and an elaborate afternoon tea in a residential-style sitting area by day, transforms into a stylish bar that serves up modern cocktails that compliment small plates in a relaxed intimate atmosphere by night. Live jazz provide the perfect ambiance from 6:30pm-9:30pm Thursday-Saturdays. Make sure you sample the Two E’s proprietary Gin Gin, a delicious blend of Hendrick’s Gin, Canton Ginger Liquor, fresh cucumber puree and ginger ale.
The Pierre Hotel
New York, NY 10065
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 - 12:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening join us at Two E from 6:30p-9:30p to listen to Jazz performed by pianist, Antonio Ciaccia.
N,Q, & R trains to 5th Avenue/59th Street
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, High Tea, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Two E Bar and Lounge Ratings and Reviews
Had afternoon tea; sandwiches not particularly tasty, the bread was dry; tiny portions of cream and jam; pastries not particularly tasty either. Panettone scones were slightly oily. I was in a party of 5 squished around a too-small table and too-small banquette. There was hardly room for the teacups and plates around the 3-tier stands. I did not feel it was value for money compared to other hotel teas I’ve had or compared to what afternoon tea was like at the Pierre years ago.
I have been to the Pierre many times but never for. Tea, it was very nice except an hour in there was a school having tea with Santa, it was extremely loud and very hectic and at that point was actually annoyed tea should be quiet and relaxing, the school should have had a private room for this or when I made the reservation they should have mentioned this to me very disappointed! Also the waiter was not attentive after he brought us the tea never once came back and asked if we needed anything
Not the best in the end. Made a reservation for high tea while recently in NYC with friends. Had hoped for a little more imagination, but seemed standard on both atmosphere and food. Service was also slow and not very personalized. A lot of options for afternoon tea in NYC during the holidays - not so sure I would pick this one again.
Fabulous tea service before our evening at the ballet. The tea was delightful and the food was perfect. Great girls date and a fun experience. Would highly recommend, if only just once for the experience. I gave a lower rating for value because it is quite pricey but we were happy to pay for the experience.
We arrived on time for our reservation for high tea. High it was not. Our waiter took our order for two full tea orders as we were going to the theater after. We were very disappointed with the quality of food and lack of service. The teas were brought to our table, but never poured for us. We were on our own. The sandwiches were not very tasty, but the worst part was the stale bread. As this was our pre theatre dinner, we did not appreciate the "sweets heavy" menu, although the scones were the highlight. There was no ambiance in this brightly lit bar, and certainly no setting for high tea. Would not recommend.
I️ took my aunt to afternoon tea for her birthday. We have gone to tea many times and thought the Pierre did a wonderful job. The food was excellent. The scones were beyond delicious as were the pastries. We did the unlimited champagne which was unbelievable. If you are looking for a great afternoon tea experience I️ would highly recommend trying the Pierre.
This was the ugliest place I have ever been and a huge disappointment. Someone apparently decided to “modernize” the decor and painted every surface with an ugly muddy, beige, including the marble fireplace, crown moldings, and all of the wall trim. There was no artwork, unless you consider muddy beige swatches of washed silk cut in abstract sections and almost indistinguishable from the color of the wall art. The ceiling lights, too ugly to deserve the word “chandelier,” were beyond hideous and there were no windows at all. Everything was just the ugliest beige imaginable. I appreciate modern decor, but this was simply ugly. There were no flowers on the table or in the restaurant except for two large ... and ugly ... arrangements on the bar. The food was alright, though it inclined too heavily toward sweets and not enough savories. The waiter was polite, but he did not use a butler’s tool to remove crumbs from the table ... he actually used what appeared to be some type of “wet wipe” which was unacceptable. I have had afternoon tea in many places, including various places in
England and Canada, and I serve afternoon tea frequently myself. This was BY FAR the worst experience of them all. There have not been any bad experiences until this one as all the others have been delightful. The table was small and cramped, there were no table linens at all, no flowers - which I’ve already mentioned but continues to appall me ... not even any paper lace doilies under the food. The tea was served far too hot, which means that they used inappropriately hot water on the tea leaves; there are no tea leaves that should be steeped at that high temperature. It was not drinkable for several minutes. And, last bit not least ... the cucumber tea sandwich was served on stale bread. This was a very special occasion for us, and I expected something excellent, but was severely disappointed. The company, however, my husband of forty years, was divine!
I've done Afternoon Tea several times in several different places. While the food, tea and service at The Plaza were excellent, the room was disappointing. It is a simple room but without the beautiful elegance of the Palm Court, for example. Again, the tea, sandwiches, and pastries were beautifully prepared. We had a lovely time.
We arrived early but the staff was very accommodating and seated our party of 5. Food was fresh and appealing to the eye. Wines by the glass were limited compared to the extensive cocktail menu. We didn't have high tea but the food items with tea looked amazing!
Afternoon Tea at the Pierre. I love having tea at the Pierre. I have gone there with my husband and with girlfriends. It's a relaxing and happy place to be. The service was fantastic. As soon as you are seated, the waiter comes to your table and explains everything you need to know. They were welcoming and inviting. There were many varied selections of teas such as the dependable Earl Grey to an updated blended tea with five different favors such as mango, papaya and others that I, at this time don't recall. that doesn't matter, what matters is that the blend was aromatic and very tasty. There were delicious sandwiches, mouth melting scones. The cookies and cakes were also yummy.
We have been to the Pierre Hotel's tea several times in the past. We enjoyed the ambiance and tea so decided to return for a special occasion. It turned out to be a hugh mistake. First, the tables which were originally covered with beautiful linen we're bare wood. Thinking Mc Donald's. Secondly, the savory sandwiches which were quite elegant before were below ordinary. Stale bread and old, cold, items covered them. The sweet items were obviously store purchased most likely -at a mediocre bakery. This was a discount tea service dressed up as a real English tea.
In all, a terrible disappointment that cost $200 with flat champagne.
A waste of money and time. Go somewhere else if you want elegance and a real English tea.
Service was great and the tea was nice. But the space wasn't one I'd seek out again or recommend. It has no natural light and was very brightly lit with "cold" white light. It was physically cold too - we both had to put jackets on. The opposite of cozy, unfortunately.
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