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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.

2 East 61st Street
The Pierre Hotel
New York, NY 10065
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
5th Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 940-8113

Website:
http://twoeny.com/

Entertainment:
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.

Public Transit:
N,Q, & R trains to 5th Avenue/59th Street

Executive Chef:
Ashfer Biju

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, High Tea, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Two E Bar and Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Afternoon Tea (31)
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Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Cozy (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Authentic (4)
Fun (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Groups (2)
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Tasting Menu (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Pros- Beautiful place. Amazing staff. Great popcorn/ snacks.

Cons- Drinks we average however the impeccable service made up for it imo. I had the kettle one cosmo and a glass of rose champagne.

Tips- Make sure to visit the rotunda before leaving!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great service and nice selection of teas. Be careful that tea is not unlimited for afternoon tea - one flavor per one person.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our experience lived up to the expectation- great service, very good food, great decor & ambience. Tea lovers will enjoy the experience and the decor.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

pretty pricey but good

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

I got a voucher for afternoon tea. Never did that before. I took my girlfriend and it was a different kind of date. Highly recommended!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I took my two granddaughters 15 and 18 - and it was a nice special event for all of us. They were in NYC for a few days and they requested something special - which it was.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Beautiful tea room. Lovely presentation with the tea tower. Lovely tea. The bread for the sandwich is a bit dry but otherwise it's great.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great service and very elegant hotel surroundings. the groupon deal for afternoon tea is well worth it.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The afternoon tea service is wonderful. Service is impeccable. Atmosphere elegant. Looking forward to returning.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Best High Tea in NYC. The selection of sweets an savories is the best in NYC and that is why we continue to frequent when we go for tea. Service is attentive. Always an enjoyable afternoon.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

I brought my 13 yr old daughter and her friend for her birthday. Both girls had a wonderful time and Anton our server was very friendly and made the day enjoyable.

Tags: Happy Hour, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

A wonderful place for an authentic afternoon tea service. The food is delicious and the service impeccable.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The Pierre is my absolute favorite place for high tea.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Beautiful space and service was attentive. We went for a quick bite with a date . Place is quiet and beautifully decorated ! Highly recommend

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Afternoon Tea
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Tea here is always special ! Delicious food and champagne and never rushed !! Great service

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had a wonderful time at afternoon tea...delicious bites and super attentive service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Afternoon tea at the Pierre Hotel (2E Restaurant) is simply wonderful!! Food is amazing, setting is lovely, and the location is fantastic.

Tags: Fun, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Service was poor but manager was nice.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Unfortunate that the delicious Tea Service is served in a bar!! Quiet to start but then a large group of men arrived for drinks.... got loud and hardly conducive to a relaxing afternoon tea!! Disappointed

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Came here with my husband for afternoon tea while in New York for the weekend. It was very average - I’ve had much better back in the UK. It wasn’t terrible and some of the food was lovely but I was expecting so much more given the location and price.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Nice place. Good value with a Groupon. Good selection of finger sandwiches and pastry bites and teas. Our waiter was attentive. Upscale without being snooty.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Elegant experience with exceptional personalized service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Afternoon tea was lovely. However we were charged tax by the lounge on the full cost, not the groupon cost, as an extra requested at the end of our meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

One of my favorite go to places to relax and have a great time with friends or a cozy date or tea with my daughter. Charming and classic!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Live Music, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Very disappointed. A group of 6 people came in for drinks and were loud and boisterous. I took my friend for what I thought was a lot very tea that seemed as if we were in a bar. Very disappointed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Afternoon tea is quite expensive. The scones are remarkable and the egg salad sandwiches are divine.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It was a delightful experience. The service was impeccable. The staff was gracious and cheerful.
The tea service was lovely.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Beautiful decor, courteous and professional staff, scrumptious food. Would highly recommended the Pierre.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (London)·Dined on September 21, 2017

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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