The Peninsula hotel’s former Pen-Top bar gets an Asian makeover (look out, Suzie Wong). Two terraces—one providing a Fifth Avenue vista, the other a view of the Hudson to the west—are outfitted with daybeds fashioned from ornately carved timber. Eastern-tinged cocktails like the Ning Sling (mandarin vodka, lychee liqueur, mint, and lychee and passion fruit juices) and spirits like Chinese Baojing vodka and Tyku, an infused sake, keep with the theme. Ditto the abbreviated menu: Try tea-dusted shrimp or avocado maki.
|Venue name:||Salon de Ning||Contact:|
The Peninsula New York, 700 Fifth Ave
|Cross street:||at 55th St, 23rd floor|
|Opening hours:||Daily 4pm–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: E to Fifth Ave–53rd St|
|Price:||Average drink: $22. AmEx, MC, V|
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