The Two E Bar is a casual hotel bar/lounge where you can get everything from cocktails and small bites to afternoon tea. It has a grand, old hotel feel although it's a little dark due to the lack of natural light.
Great service every time. They're great about making sure your teapot has enough hot water and they're very good about refilling it.
TEA & TEA SELECTION:
They switched out the teapots since the last visit. Tea selection is on the small side, and I went with a black tea, which was good.
The three-tiered tray arrived with the exact same savories, scones and sweets served as the year before, which I had loved. All miniatures, and all very good.
A nice variety of mini tea sandwiches and savories. Exactly two of everything so it was easy to split everything on the plate.
Two scones each per person and it came with lemon curd, clotted cream, and jam. Filling the tray were additional sweets like cookies and mini cakes.
A nice selection of sweets which I regretfully couldn't finish since I was too full!
The ambiance is a bit cold, impersonal, and a little too masculine for my liking, but if you can overlook the ambiance, the afternoon tea is solid. Holding steady in the #4 spot on my list of top 5 places for afternoon tea in NYC.
LOCATION: Two E Bar/Lounge at The Pierre | 2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue | New York, NY 10065 | 212.838.8000
AFTERNOON TEA HOURS: Daily from 3PM - 5PM
COST: Traditional Tea Service $55