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About Two E Bar and Lounge

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.

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://www.twoeny.com/

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.

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

Executive Chef:
Ashfer Biju

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Two E Bar and Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Afternoon Tea (39)
Special Occasion (19)
Romantic (16)
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Good for a Date (15)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Cozy (11)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Fun (6)
Authentic (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Happy Hour (4)
People Watching (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Business Meals (1)
Casual (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Favorite place in New York when looking for quiet understated elegance. Impeccable service and delicious food. Love The Pierre.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Disappointing.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Had a groupon for Afternoon Tea here and LOVED IT! The food was fabulous - from the salmon and cucumber sandwiches to the macaroons! Tea was tasty as well :)

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great service with tasteful food. Environment is exceptional quiet for private conversation.
Great for date and chat with your sweet heart!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We went during restaurant week before a show. The food and service were excellent and the wait staff were attentive to ensure that we finished in plenty of time to get to a 7 pm show. Highly recommend. Very convenient for pre-theater dining’

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Afternoon tea at the Two E Bar & Lounge is highly recommended! I had an amazing time, the staff was very attentive and all of the food was delicious. I will definitely be returning for afternoon tea again!

**Bonus: This did not apply to me but I thought it was great that they offer this: if you give the staff a 24 hour notice, they can customize a vegan menu as well.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I had a amazing time from the foodto the service everything was great . I will definitely be coming back .

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The ambience and service was impeccable. The Afternoon Tea was plentiful. There are only two things I would do differently: I would offer more savory and less sweet. We didn't touch anything on the bottom platter but craved more of the delicious curry chicken tartlets. The scones were perfect. The second is not to prepare each platter ahead of time. You can taste the refrigeration in the bread. It gave it a stale texture and a not so fresh taste. All in all, for the experience, I would do it again.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Was given a terrible table next to waiters’s station even though many other tables were available.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I sent my wife, mother and 2 daughters (mid 20's) to the Two E Bar for a Royal Afternoon Tea.
They started at the Downton Abby Exhibit after a 1 .5 hour train/cab ride south to arrive in the city. Just to mention this was a well planned event and not a " is it open ...lets try here"
They have enjoyed High Tea at many area hotels and were excited to finally try the Pierre . They started at the bar with a bottle of champagne and a Cosmo or 2 ($120.00 with tip) then moved into a first seating for tea at 2pm. ( no real crowd). They told me the service was absent. After the tray of tiered tea accoutrements was delivered with the included glass of champagne the waiter was gone....
My daughter had to stand and leave her seat to try and get a glass of water for the table. Royal Tea for 4 $320.00.without tip. My wife left a disappointed $50 tip for the meal.
Sorry to be so Gauche by adding the costs of the meals and drinks but when you spend $500 for tea and cookies and a cocktail in NYC you should also enjoy the experience of paying the bill. Its fun to splurge and with High Tea the opulence is half of the fun.
I have enjoyed a $3 meal as well as a $2,000 meal but the true enjoyment is in the pleasure of knowing the time and money were both well spent. The Pierre is an iconic treasure of NYC and certainly should be given a chance to serve the reader of this review. They just won't be serving my family High Tea again any time soon. But unlike an Elephant I don't have a great memory...

Sean Gilligan

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Lovely atmosphere, wonderful service and delicious traditional tea.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Went for high tea, it was a wonderful experience, would definitely return again, food and service impeccable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My daughter and I went for an afternoon tea. It was a great service and food. We loved every minute of it. The sandwiches and scones were Devine. I only wish they had a few more suggestions on tea and food pairings.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Its lovely that Two E Bar and Lounge change their menu of savories and sweets.
The blended teas were delicious. A wonderful place to talk with friends & family.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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

I took my kids with another family with two kids, so 4 kids in total. I thought it may be challenging but the staff was so welcoming, kids enjoyed the food so much, and the overall service was just excellent. Food was great too. I'd recommend to anyway who wants to have a very nice experience in ny.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·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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 (Los Angeles)·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 12, 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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 (New York Area)·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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 (Tampa)·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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