We thought we would check out the rooftop bar, hearing so much about it for a while. The Peninsula Hotel is a classy upscale, lovely hotel to stay at, though a bit worn around the edges (dirty carpet, etc.), but still a decent place to stay, but for six hundred a night there are far better choices. So, a beautiful Saturday, 5 pm, we were ignored for 20 minutes. 4 of us. If you are not 17 yrs old with big sunglasses the servers don't see you. The drinks cost twenty two dollars each, no lie. We left and went to the Modern, on 53rd, got great cocktails as well as excellent service and fabulous food. Don't bother with the rooftop bar at the Peninsula, it's pretentious and overpriced.
Pros: Beautiful views of 5th Ave
Cons: OVERPRICED drinks and POOR service