Salon de Ning at the Peninsula Hotel
Expect to find NYC’s Wall Street types and Parisian tourists aplenty at this 23rd-floor hotel bar while you're taking in Midtown East building scenery. If you choose to grub, you'll find a menu full of overpriced plates, but if you came to drink, there are a variety of fancy dessert martinis and house cocktails. Plop down on one of the inviting day beds and enjoy. The outdoor east and west terraces offer ample views of midtown, and indoors you’ll find rich red chairs, framed paintings on the ceiling, and a certain gentlemanly glamour that hearkens back to the roaring '20s. Wear a tie and prepare to mingle here; it’s Fifth Avenue nightlife.