Two E Bar and Lounge

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Afternoon Tea
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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great as always. highly recommend all their signature drinks

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SueR
New York Area
5 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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration every year for the past 10 years

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MargaretS
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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CarolC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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murrayeli
Miami
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.

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NganC
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.

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vipFood4Thought
London
25 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.

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CharlotteG
1 review
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The worst service I have ever received.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

service was very slow, lighting was too bright

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OpenTable Diner
London
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!

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TeaforTwo
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Afternoon tea, ambiente muy ruidoso

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viphappyinmanhattan
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Boring, tasteless, dark, unimpressive and dingy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Royal Afternoon Tea - very nice experience.

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vipMrsY
New York Area
17 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.

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vipJuliaP
New York Area
12 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
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.

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GaryD
New York Area
12 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.

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VirginiaW
New York Area
10 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!

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vipsherylf
New York Area
88 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.

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vipMartha
Pittsburgh
32 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.

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vipTara
New York Area
9 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.

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DloH
Orlando
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
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.

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nimishat
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.

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Stacia
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afternoon Tea was delightful

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BrendaB
New York Area
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.

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vipAndyF
New Mexico
38 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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billsac
Philadelphia
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
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.

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vipMeganD
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious high tea and a great ambiance for relaxing!

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GregC
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.

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ApMp
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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vipJudiF
Salt Lake City
31 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great neighborhood place.

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EliasT
San Francisco
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.

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vipTerriM
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have experienced Two E for Afternoon Tea once a year for the past few years--it has never disappointed us. We plan to go back next year and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys higher-end tea service.

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Two E Bar and Lounge is rated 4.4 stars by 480 OpenTable diners.

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