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Two E Bar and Lounge

4.5
4.5
479 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Additional information

  • 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 - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 940-8113

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ashfer Biju

  • Private party facilities

    For all event or group inquiries, please contact Jocelyn Nicotero at Jocelyn.Nicotero@TajHotels.com.

  • Private party contact

    Erika Espinosa: (212) 940-8113

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    5th Avenue

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Public transit

    N,Q, W & R trains to 5th Avenue/59th Street

  • 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

Menu

Main

  • Royal Tea Service

    Choice of Tea with Sandwiches, Scones & Pastries

    • With Taittinger Brut Champagne$89.00
    • With Taittinger Rosé Champagne$94.00
  • Traditional Tea Service$74.00

    Choice of Tea with Sandwiches, Scones & Pastries

    • Unlimited Royal Tea Service

      Choice of Tea with Sandwiches, Scones and Pastries. 1.5 Hour Limit

      • With Unlimited Taittinger Brut Champagne$125.00

    Tea Sandwiches

    • Miniature Lobster Rolls

      • American Caviar on Buckwheat Blinis

        • Catskill Smoked Salmon on Rye Bread, Balsamic Onions & Sour Cream

          • Spiced Chicken Tartlet

            • Deviled Eggs on Brioche with Red Sorrel

              • English Cucumber with Dill Cream Cheese

                • Portobello, Brie & Red Pepper Wraps

                  Freshly Baked Scones

                  • Cranberry Scones

                    with Devonshire Cream, Raspberry Preserves & Lemon Curd

                    Pastries

                    • Fresh Fruit Tartlets

                      • Strawberry Lemon Pavlovas

                        • Red Cherry Financiers

                          • Single Origin Chocolate Cupcake

                            • Coffee Opera Cake

                              • Strawberry Macaroon

                                • Coffee Macaroon

                                  • Linzer Cookie

                                    • Chocolate Crunch Cookies

                                      • Walnut Cream Cheese Sables

                                        Selection of Tea Leaves

                                          Green Teas

                                          • Sencha Superior

                                            A strong & robust single-estate green tea from Japan

                                            • Grand Jasmine Chun Feng

                                              Hand-rolled jasmine tea from China

                                              • Icy Mint

                                                Chinese green tea blended with refreshing mint leaves

                                                Black Teas

                                                • The Pierre Blend

                                                  Our custom blend of fine black tea spiced with green cardamom, pink peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon, ginger & orange zest

                                                  • Thé Des Lords

                                                    A wonderful Earl Grey with a pronounced bergamot flavor, enhanced with safflower petals

                                                    • Big Ben English Breakfast

                                                      A fragrant blend of Yunnan & Assam teas which are both mild & mellow. Its high caffeine content makes this tea a perfect morning blend!

                                                      • Margarets Hope

                                                        A fruity Darjeeling with high proportion of single-estate Assam tea leaves makes this tea dark & invigorating

                                                        • Saint James

                                                          A single-estate tea from Sri Lanka. Light caramel color with aromas of cooked apple & wood

                                                          • Traditional Chai

                                                            Traditional Indian chai is a delicious blend of black tea & spices

                                                            Green & Black Teas

                                                            • Tie Guan Yin Imperial

                                                              A single-estate blend of green & black oolong tea from China. This tea's beautiful amber infusion suggests cinnamon & licorice

                                                              • Rotunda Blend

                                                                A blend of green & black tea infused with mint, rose, jasmine & orchid petals

                                                                Herbal & Red Teas

                                                                • Garden of Dreams

                                                                  Refined blend of chamomile flowers, lemon balm, lavender, verbena, & rose petals

                                                                  • Chamomile

                                                                    Refined blend of chamomile flowers create a warm and comforting blend

                                                                    • Tropical Garden

                                                                      Blend of mango, pineapple, papaya, peach, rosehip peel & lemongrass

                                                                      What 479 people are saying

                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                      4.5
                                                                      4.5 based on all time ratings
                                                                      • 4.3Food
                                                                      • 4.4Service
                                                                      • 4.4Ambience
                                                                      • 4Value

                                                                      NoiseModerate

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                                                                      1. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Chicago

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Great service, tasty food. Not the best afternoon tea but very reasonably priced esp with Groupon

                                                                      2. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        76 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        76 reviews

                                                                        Dined on March 4, 2020

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        great as always. highly recommend all their signature drinks

                                                                      3. SR

                                                                        SueR

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 29, 2020

                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                        It's always a pleasure to be back at Two E Lounge for afternoon tea. Thank you for consistently good service.

                                                                      4. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 29, 2020

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Birthday celebration every year for the past 10 years

                                                                      5. MS

                                                                        MargaretS

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        2.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on February 22, 2020

                                                                        overall2food2service1ambience1

                                                                        Very disappointing especially at this price point, have been to many NYC high teas and would not recommend The Pierre.

                                                                      6. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                        1.0

                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 22, 2020

                                                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                        You accepted my reservation in a restaurant that did not have music. Who is wrong? Your website or theirs???

                                                                      7. CC

                                                                        CarolC

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Lovely, elegant, Great tea food, wonderful champagne. Great Service and importantly not noisey.

                                                                      8. m

                                                                        murrayeli

                                                                        Miami

                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 8, 2020

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Very polite servers and very observant offering us the vegan option for the afternoon tea. The food was plenty and excellent- maybe I would have preferred more non-sweet Appetizers, but that’s a personal preference. I liked the hot water refill for the tea and the fact that we could take home leftovers. Very appreciated. Would not want to see exquisite food go to waste.

                                                                      9. NC

                                                                        NganC

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on February 8, 2020

                                                                        overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                        Sandwiches were not up to standard. Service was lovely but staff could do better on pre-bus and being more attentive with each table. Thank you for accommodating for vegetarians. Hosts were lovely.

                                                                      10. FT

                                                                        Food4Thought

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        28 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        28 reviews

                                                                        Dined on January 29, 2020

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        One of our favorite venues for afternoon tea. Delicious tea sandwiches and decadently good scones and pastries. The staff is consistently competent and attentive.

                                                                      11. CG

                                                                        CharlotteG

                                                                        Miami

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on January 24, 2020

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        What a civilized way to spend an afternoon in NYC. Drinking tea in a room that's still old NY while listening to jazz was perfect. The wait staff was suburb. It was so nice to be able to have a conversation and feel special for a few hours.

                                                                      12. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        1.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on January 19, 2020

                                                                        overall1food3service1ambience3

                                                                        The worst service I have ever received.

                                                                      13. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        3.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on January 4, 2020

                                                                        overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                        service was very slow, lighting was too bright

                                                                      14. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        London

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        2.0

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        Dined on December 30, 2019

                                                                        overall2food1service3ambience2

                                                                        Sorry. I was beyond disappointed. I’ve been to Tea Houses around the world and was saddened that my worst experience would be right here in New York City. For $120 per person I excepted freshly prepared Tea sandwiches, presentable teapots and instead we had day-old teeny tiny doll sandwiches and industrial tea kettles. WTH. I need a do over to change my mind, but for now, AARRGGHH!

                                                                      15. TT

                                                                        TeaforTwo

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on December 30, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        The tea service was impeccable, as usual. The wait staff is personable and thorough. There is a nice selection of teas. The scones were fresh and hot. The ambiance is quiet and relaxed without being stuffy. If afternoon tea is up your alley or you've never tried it, but wanted to, this is the place for you.

                                                                      16. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on December 23, 2019

                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                        Afternoon tea, ambiente muy ruidoso

                                                                      17. h

                                                                        happyinmanhattan

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        33 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        2.0

                                                                        33 reviews

                                                                        Dined on December 23, 2019

                                                                        overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                        Boring, tasteless, dark, unimpressive and dingy.

                                                                      18. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        Dined on December 22, 2019

                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                        Royal Afternoon Tea - very nice experience.

                                                                      19. MY

                                                                        MrsY

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        26 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        4.0

                                                                        26 reviews

                                                                        Dined on December 22, 2019

                                                                        overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                        Afternoon tea on a Sunday afternoon during Christmas season. Tea itself was enjoyable with good presentation of food and teas. HOWEVER the room was at or close to capacity with 2 servers for the most part until a 3 rd eventually came on. Long wait for tea, or to purchase another glass of champagne. The party next to use were seated for about 20 minutes before someone acknowledged they were there. When you are virtually completely booked, you have to have sufficient waitstaff. I’d probably recommend but with caveats plus there are other places for tea that are better equipped for high capacity reservations.

                                                                      20. JP

                                                                        JuliaP

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        3.0

                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                        Dined on December 22, 2019

                                                                        overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                        I went for afternoon tea. The food was fine, nothing to gush over. It was all very clearly plated beforehand, as the scones were room temp. I would have appreciated more attentive service but they were also packed. I don’t plan to return for tea, would rather try something new.

                                                                      21. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Dallas

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on December 21, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service2ambience5

                                                                        My husband and I did afternoon tea here. The tea, sandwiches and pastries were great(and you get A LOT for your money), the ambiance is great, but the service left something to be desired. We sat at our table for over 10 minutes before even being greeted. Then finally our waiter came over to the table and the tea came quickly but the food seemed to take a while which was surprisingly considered none of it was hot food. We hardly saw the waiter after that. All in all was still a good experience but I just expected a little better from this place being that it’s in a 5 star hotel.

                                                                      22. GD

                                                                        GaryD

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                        Dined on December 20, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        I love the classic Pierre blend tea. The food is always good, although I did not enjoy the holiday specialties as much as the usual. Sprinkles on the scones was odd. The first course included pigs-in- the-blanket, grilled cheese and fried mac and cheese - unfortunately resembling frozen appetizers from Costco.

                                                                      23. VW

                                                                        VirginiaW

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                        Dined on December 19, 2019

                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                        Elegant room, decorated for the holidays! The waiter Bright was attentive and helpful! The selection of sandwiches was varied & well presented! Everything is delicious but portions are tiny!

                                                                      24. s

                                                                        sherylf

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        91 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        4.0

                                                                        91 reviews

                                                                        Dined on December 19, 2019

                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                        Two E Bar has the best tea service in town. Service is always top notch and the assortment of items for high tea is the best. That is why we keep coming back.

                                                                      25. M

                                                                        Martha

                                                                        Pittsburgh

                                                                        43 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        43 reviews

                                                                        Dined on December 13, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        No girls trip is complete without a proper tea and the Pierre Hotel did not disappoint. I didn’t realize it was Santa Tea when I made the reservations and thought it might be a little overwhelming, but I was pleasantly surprised. A wonderful tea, great food, great scones, delicious tea. Don’t miss the champagne.

                                                                      26. T

                                                                        Tara

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        3.0

                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                        Dined on December 13, 2019

                                                                        overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                        The hotel is beautiful and the service was good. However, the tea service was not what we expected. It felt like a tea for children. We were expecting tea sandwiches and got pigs in a blanket. Scones were too sweet. Don't think I'll be back.

                                                                      27. DH

                                                                        DloH

                                                                        Orlando

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on December 13, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Loved the whole atmosphere of the lounge. The food was excellent. Enough for all four of us and then some.

                                                                      28. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        1.0

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        Dined on December 7, 2019

                                                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                        Sadly this was a subpar and highly disappointing experience. For the price I would have expected a little bit better service and quality of food. We waited at least an hour before getting served. Tea came out well before the food and waiter never checked on us to refill tea pots w hot water (tea was cold by the time food came). Even with the Groupon this was overpriced and just a sad experience.

                                                                      29. n

                                                                        nimishat

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on December 7, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                        The customer service was amazing. We were running late due to the holiday traffic and they held the table for 30 minutes. The staff was very informative and friendly and service was prompt. We had the unlimited champagne tea service and my glass was never empty. The food was good expected for afternoon tea. The noise level was ok but the experience overall wasn’t as fancy as I expected. Maybe because it was crowded during the holidays. Overall I would totally recommend the afternoon tea for everyone to try once. The hotel itself is beautiful.

                                                                      30. S

                                                                        Stacia

                                                                        Chicago

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on December 5, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Afternoon Tea was delightful

                                                                      31. BB

                                                                        BrendaB

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on November 30, 2019

                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Always love the faire provided. especially the caviar pancakes, because they are never salty. The staff are always polite and accommodating.

                                                                      32. AF

                                                                        AndyF

                                                                        New Mexico

                                                                        51 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        51 reviews

                                                                        Dined on November 27, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Service was excellent!! The food was great. We had a lot of fun!

                                                                      33. b

                                                                        billsac

                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on November 26, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                        High Tea was very good. Excellent assortment of sweets and savories. Very comfortable surroundings. Unlimited tea, and very unrushed service.

                                                                      34. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        3.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on November 26, 2019

                                                                        overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                                        My husband and I have been to many an afternoon tea all over the world. We were not overly impressed by this one. The room seemed blah, which contributed to the ambiance being blah. For $70+ per person, we both expected more, as this was one of the most expensive afternoon teas we had been to. The food was decent. Overall, we didn’t feel that the experience warranted the hefty price tag, as there are better and more luxurious afternoon teas in NYC for a less expensive price tag.

                                                                      35. MD

                                                                        MeganD

                                                                        Atlanta

                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                        Dined on November 8, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Delicious high tea and a great ambiance for relaxing!

                                                                      36. GC

                                                                        GregC

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        3.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on November 7, 2019

                                                                        overall3food4service5ambience3

                                                                        We went there for afternoon tea. The food was satisfactory and the service was good. However, the noise level at 3:45 pm and after was crazy. If you’re looking for a quiet civilized afternoon tea, this is not your place.

                                                                      37. AM

                                                                        ApMp

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        2.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on October 12, 2019

                                                                        overall2food2service1ambience4

                                                                        Service was not bad but robotic, no smile. Food was ok.

                                                                      38. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        76 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        76 reviews

                                                                        Dined on October 10, 2019

                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                        always enjoying my evening with a cocktail or cup of tea there

                                                                      39. JF

                                                                        JudiF

                                                                        Salt Lake City

                                                                        34 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        34 reviews

                                                                        Dined on October 7, 2019

                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                        Great neighborhood place.

                                                                      40. ET

                                                                        EliasT

                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                        Dined on October 6, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        If you want to go for a tea that is amazing but not 'your Grandma's tea'....this is the place to go.

                                                                      FAQs

                                                                      Two E Bar and Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 479 OpenTable diners.

                                                                      Not available on OpenTable

                                                                      Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

                                                                      If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


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                                                                      Additional information

                                                                      • Cross street

                                                                        5th Avenue

                                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                                        Upper East Side

                                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                                        Daily Afternoon Tea: 2:00pm - 6:00pm; Daily Food Menu: 2:00pm - 8:00pm; Daily Bar: 2:00pm - 10:00pm

                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                        Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American, Afternoon Tea

                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                        Casual Elegant

                                                                      • Dress code

                                                                        Smart Casual

                                                                      • Parking details

                                                                        Hotel Parking

                                                                      • Public transit

                                                                        N,Q, W & R trains to 5th Avenue/59th Street

                                                                      • Payment options

                                                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                      • Executive chef

                                                                        Ashfer Biju

                                                                      • 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

                                                                      • Phone number

                                                                        (212) 940-8113

                                                                      • Private party facilities

                                                                        For all event or group inquiries, please contact Jocelyn Nicotero at Jocelyn.Nicotero@TajHotels.com.

                                                                      • Private party contact

                                                                        Erika Espinosa: (212) 940-8113

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