The only hotel in Lawrenceville offers a rooftop deck in Over Eden. Photo by Tracy Certo.

The wait for Over Eden is finally over.

TRYP Hotel’s rooftop restaurant, announced back in January of last year when plans for the hotel were unveiled, debuts today at 5 p.m.

Sunset at Over Eden on opening night. Photo by Tracy Certo.

Executive Chef Brandon Blumenfeld delivers a menu full of vegetarian- and vegan-friendly snacks, dips, pitas and fattoush, capped off with desserts by Casey Renee. But don’t fret, carnivores: You can also order a family-style portion of pastrami-smoked beef ribs with coriander, black pepper and lime.

A trio of appetizers. Photo by Tracy Certo.

Blumenfeld will also helm the kitchen at Brick Shop, the hotel‘s other, more formal eatery opening on its main floor later this summer. Black Radish Kitchen owner Kate Romane serves as culinary consultant for the hotel’s food program.

Located in a newly added top floor of the 150-year-old art-filled building that once housed the Washington Education Center, Over Eden offers picturesque views of Lawrenceville and Downtown from inside the restaurant, plus an outdoor patio for even better views.

The bar at Over Eden offers fabulous views at every turn. Photo by Tracy Certo.

The hotel’s developer, Century Equities, expects that the menu and views at this indoor/outdoor dining spot will draw crowds this summer. (Eager diners were showing up hoping for a table as early as last month, while the space was still under construction.)

In addition to wine by the glass and draft and canned beer, Over Eden has seven specialty cocktails on their menu. Those include Love Awoke (gin, Contratto Vermouth Bianco, rhubarb simple syrup, fresh lime and bitters) and Garden Mary (vodka, cold-pressed vegetable juice, fennel, celery bitters and pickles).

View of Downtown from inside Over Eden. Photo by Tracy Certo.

Groups can also order pitchers of tropical drinks such as Punch Drunk, a mix of moscato, strawberry vodka, pressed apples, lemon, simple syrup, raspberries and blueberries.

Alcohol-free libations are also available, including rhubarb hibiscus iced tea and pink grapefruit-rosemary soda.

Opening night at Over Eden. Photo by Tracy Certo.

Kristy Locklin

Kristy Locklin is a North Hills-based writer. When she's not busy reporting, she enjoys watching horror movies and exploring Pittsburgh's craft beer scene.