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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: 12:00pm - 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:
Live @ Two E, every Tuesday a 2 piece jazz band, combines live music, great cocktails and a swank Upper East Side locale. Mad Men themed cocktails to help get you in the mood for the old New York style.

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Please join us for Tea with Santa!
Afternoon Tea 1pm- 7pm
Tea with Santa 3pm-6:30pm

No vouchers will be accepted on this day

Two E Bar and Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Afternoon Coffee (9)
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Good for a Date (8)
Cozy (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Authentic (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Fun (3)
Seasonal (3)
People Watching (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Live Music (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Business Meals (1)
Casual (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The Pierre is my absolute favorite place for high tea.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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.

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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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Booked this after reading reviews to celebrate my 60th birthday trip to NYC. My sister and I were not disappointed. The service was excellent and we were looked after without feeling rushed. Would definitely go again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Amazing hotel atmosphere, not too busy nice and quiet and classy

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 6, 2017

I came here from San Francisco for a rare opportunity to spend some time with my family members. We had a nice elegant afternoon tea here until a crowd of noisy business people came in as part of their event. They drowned out our conversation completely. The group event shouldn't have been held where other customers were there for quiet elegant get together. This was bad planning by the hotel and ruined our rare and precious family get together. If I knew about this event beforehand, I would have chosen a different venue.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Had high tea. Paid for the unlimited high tea.
Champagne was unlimited for an hour. But sandwiches, scones and cakes were not unlimited ( like in most london hotels) which i think was a shame. Sandwiches were very small. But nice experience.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Always enjoyable! Fabulous service!
Afternoon tea with flair. A delightful way to spend the afternoon with a friend. Delicious !!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Took a dear friend to tea -everything was superb and delicious from start to finish. Our tea was refilled twice. We were not rushed and service was very kind and hospitable. Pianist added a marvelous touch. Will return without a doubt.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Thomas was wonderful.
My friends and I went for afternoon tea and definitely left happy. We weren't rushed, or nagged to order more. It was claim and relaxing, exactly what we needed.

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·Dined on August 22, 2017

My sister and I went here to have afternoon tea. I normally go to the Mandarin, but they closed down so we tried here instead. The bar is a bit hard to find, but the hotel staff are very courteous and pointed us in the right direction. The room is very nice and elegant, and the food selection is delicious and plentiful. The both of us really enjoyed their tea selection and their scones. Would recommend if you're looking for a quiet space with a nice ambiance to have tea with a friend or two.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Cozy
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Had a wonderful experience for my friends birthday and used a Groupon that help bring down the price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

It was a lovely afternoon celebrating a special birthday with girlfriends . Everything was perfect- service , ambience . What we really enjoyed were the attentive servers who anticipated our needs without hovering .
Excellent staff !

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

My fiancé and I had went two the Pierre this Sunday for the tea for two I found on Groupon. It was exquisite. The waiter bright was so kind and made great recommendations for tea. My favorite was Pierre blend. It taste like chai tea. My fiancé had the tropical blend tea it tasted good too. The types of sandwiches and pastries were delicious. I loved them all. The ambiance was dim and the music was soft. I would absolutely recommend this to everyone. By the way there is plenty of food for two people. We were very full once we got through the the savory foods and took the desserts home with us. I filled up a lot on tea. Overall outstanding experience.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Went for high tea on a Saturday. Delicious! Ambiance was lovely. The service was great. There was a pianist who was wonderful as well.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great service, great jazz piano, great drinks, great atmosphere.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great afternoon at the Pierre Hotel. This place is comfortable, and welcoming, and the 3-layered tiers of treats are AMAZING. We ate every morsel, everything was so delicious. Great champagne and tea too!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I took my friend here for her birthday. She is moving to London and I thought it would get her excited. The food was great, atmosphere was beautiful. Would go again!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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