by Buck Berkich on
Are you ready to time travel? Take a look at the Edison's website. You know that 1920's speakeasy feel that remind you of men dressed to the nines and women in flapper dresses? It's on purpose. The entire place feels that way in an authentic Marty McFly kind of way. I swear out of my peripheral vision this place looked like a grainy black and white movie. Yes rateclubsers, this place does have a strict dress code. Do you know why? Because people weren't just kickin' it in vans and hipster jeans back during the days of prohibition. The word of the venue is AUTHENTIC. It was in fact and old Edison building with much of the fixtures left in place to keep the *hush-hush* feel. Upon entry there is what looks like a human aviary when you can partake of your cigarettes and low balls. You descend a ridiculously steep stairway (keep this in mind as you're dressing ladies) You can walk around, take a look at the seating area inside the boiler which is fabulous. The venue is dark and feels like it should be musty or smokey or dangerously electrified but is none of those things. If it weren't so luxurious I would think it was haunted. The extensive single malt scotch menu paired with the impressive beer selection (read: Delirium Tremens) paled in comparison to the green winged fairy that was fluttering from table to table with a cart filled with different Absinthe options. Seriously, does it get anymore amusing than that? You can order a bottle of the La Fée Verte that comes in a perfume like bottle labeled with the Edison logo that will net you about 4 glasses for sipping. Otherwise, Anise hinted cocktails can be made for you including a pomegranate absinthe mix. While the Jazz band played on the stage in the other room we ordered some things to munch on like the truffled macaroni and cheese which was made of orrichiette instead of the elbows, aged Vermont Cheddar and Italian Summer Truffle. The Edison Platter was delicious, though keep in mind there are only about 2-3 bites of each item listed on the platter which made it awkward when it came to splitting the 2 shrimp corn dog bites between 3 people. It's hard to share things that are so delicious. The service was impeccable rivaling that of 5 star hotel room service rather than a club. And I suppose that's the feeling the Edison gives you as you're seated around a coffee table with a couple of your closest friends sunken into the aged leather library style arm chairs; being waited upon in someone's well hidden, possibly illegal, old boy's club lounge.
by Stanton Culp on
I really don't get this place. Is it a sophisticated urban lounge/restaurant or is it a rock concert? The lighting was so dark, it's hard to get around without bumping into people. At least at rock concerts, they feature occasional pyro shows and the audience is sometimes compelled to provide group lighter lighting. The music was so loud and brooding that I felt like it was raping my ear drums. Rock concerts - well, you know. The bathroom was really gross - urine all over the seats and floor and no toilet paper in any of the stalls except dirty ones on the floor. This would be expected at a rock concert but not at a lounge that charges $15 for a couple of egg rolls. At least there was the facade of a bathroom attendant except she was sleeping on a chair in the corner. The doormen were rude and wouldn't let me get back in after smoking outside. The joint is too "classy" to give you a wrist band or a stamp. Just stamp my hand already and let me back in! Stronger drinks than at rock concerts but don't think we didn't pay the premium. I'm sure it's a cool place for those with more patience and better hearing than I do. Places like this remind me that I am getting too old. *sigh*
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