The Peninsula is an upscale, old-school hotel on 55th Street where you might find some kind of business mixer going down in the lobby, and Salon De Ning is exactly the type of rooftop bar you expect to find in such a place. In other words, it's pricey, a little bit fancy, and you'll see suits of every (conservative) color here. If you need a spot to drink with your boss or a few coworkers, it's good for that. The indoor area isn't huge, but there's a big outdoor patio with a view of 5th Avenue. Just be aware that people will probably be a lot of people smoking cigars on this patio. That's a thing here.
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