Two E Bar/Lounge, in the Hotel Pierre - read more 4 - 6 - 16
What better way to celebrate a friend's birthday for two people who love to do ""high tea"" than to spend an afternoon at Two E Bar/Lounge in the Hotel Pierre. This iconic hotel, located across the street from Central Park, has been open since 1930.
We parked in the theater district because we were going to the theater that evening. Garages can be found much closer than we parked. Valet parking is available from the hotel.
Entering through the street-level main entrance was easy. Since Two E is located on the lower level we took some time look around at the architecture and decor of the lobby level. An elevator transported us to the Bar. We entered an elegant ""living room"" with cozy sofas and chairs and low tables. Carpeting covers the floor and helps to keep the noise level low. Our reserved table was easy to get to. Tables are nicely separated so that conversation is easy.
Our server(s) was gracious. After asking some questions due to my food allergy he proceeded to point out each item being served and telling us the exact ingredients. He even offered to change anything that wasn't acceptable. In thinking about it afterward, it would have been better for me to have discussed it when I made the reservation. Everyone seemed very anxious to please. Delicious champagne and a variety of excellent teas (we especially liked the house blend) accompanied an assortment of tea sandwiches, scones and pastries. All of this made for a lovely ""high tea"" birthday. We are thinking about what other occasions we can celebrate here!
Two E was originally the hotel's reading room. It has retained its original details and architecture, highlighted by a central copper bar. This neoclassical room, serving tea by day, transforms into an Art Deco bar with gourmet bites and music at night.
A single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible restroom, with easy access, is just off the bar area. There is no baby-changing station.
As always, we at Desination:Accessible advise you to check a venue's website, www.twoeny.com, when planning a visit, to ""know before you go.""