To begin, a friend and I went to the Ivy on a Saturday night. The bartender was incredibly rude to us, as if it were an inconvenience to pour us a drink. We ordered two glasses of Veuve Cliquot champagne for $20 each (the only option by the glass) which tasted like acidic grape fruit juice. The champagne had obviously been left open and/or exposed to temperature changes so I asked the bartender for a new drink (the cheap plastic glasses were also dirty with water stains). He told me that the champagne had not been exposed to temperature changes (as if he has been with the bottle from the time of distribution to the time it reached my glass) but he did agree to exchange the champagne for another drink. There is a serious lack of seating on the rooftop (unless you pay for a table) and the glass windows surrounding the perimeter of the deck are digustingly filthy. The bathroom design attempts to be modern and edgy by having one sink/wash area for both the men and the women, but it just doesn't work here. It gets overly crowded and I don't need to face a strange man while putting on lipstick in the bathroom. The crowd is an amateur one at best, with several bachelor/bachelorette parties, meat-headed "tough" guys, and trashy girls. I suppose the real issue I have with this place is that it tries to present itself as some classy, chic, and glamorous club, when in reality it is tasteless and tacky not to mention having a rude staff. Overall, the venue itself has the potential to be a great rooftop lounge, but the staff's lack of professionalism and the clientele's lack of style makes Eden an undesirable destination for those wanting a sophisticated, stylish, and fun evening out.
Cons: Staff, Drinks, Clientele, Lack of seating, Dirty