Two E Bar/Lounge

At The Pierre, Four Seasons Hotel
5th Avenue at 61st Street
New York, NY 10021
(212) 940-8195
Hours: Daily, 3:00-5:30 pm

Tea service used to be served in The Rotunda, the Pierre’s signature room. But since 2007, the hotel’s impeccable, classically British tea service has been moved to its new Bar & Lounge, Two E. And while Two E might not have American artist Edward Melcarth’s famous tromp l’oieul murals, it has an ambiance all its own. Where The Rotunda celebrated the grandiosity of afternoon tea, Two E seems to contemporize it atmospherically. Beyond its afternoon tea menu, the lounge offers Evening bites, a cocktail menu, a children’s menu, and special event-oriented menus like the Martini Festival. As ever, the tea service itself (which we have not yet tasted, sadly), looks classic and regal, with options like Champagne tea service, sweet tea service—with a plethora of scones, creams, and jams—or classic tea sandwiches that range from smoked Scottish salmon and hard boiled egg to date and goat cheese.