edison: food+drink lab
Creative and Delicious!everything on the menu looks fantastic! it was a little overwhelming, but our server was great- pointed out some really great suggestions and provided excellent service- i don't know any restaurant where I have received my drink order so quickly!- Thank you! Only Con- Just wish everything was little less expensive so you could order/try more! We are from Atlanta where there were some great restaurant options. It was nice to find a place that reminded us of our "old" home :)
Thank you!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMlove the oysters the servicelove the oysters the service was wonderful, Adriene was great, her wine and food suggestions were welcomed and on point. I have not had a better experience at a reaturant in a long time, thanks to the chefs and wait staff5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMhappy find!After dining at Mise en Place and not being impressed, a friend recommended Edison, best recommendation I have received! We can't wait to go back!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeThe food is interesting & inventive. Definite foodie fare. The wine list is a good mix of new and old world wines. It's loud like a big city restaurant- which adds to the ambiance of this small location. Excellent overall.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBurger Overwhelms!Was back here on Friday afternoon with a good friend and we had the pleasure of having Christye wait on us again. Finally tried the burger which was freshly ground in house and perfectly prepared to order. Similar blends of premium cuts for quality burgers at double the price in New York or Miami can't compare to the Edison's superb offering; no finer bun has been devised in the state of Florida and, for once, was actually devoured instead of being set aside. Add the homemade ketchup to the hand cut fries and your taste buds will want to lead you to a carnivorous diet regimen.
When visiting the Edison, don't make the same mistake I haven't been able to overcome; leave room for the five star desserts!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative, Smart, and DeliciousIf you love food and want unique, flavorful, thoughtful dishes, then this is the place for you. We were so impressed with not only everything we ate, but everything on the menu in how thought out the flavor profiles were created. We've added this restaurant to our "must return to" list.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible foodWhat a great menu, with exotic ingredients. Delicious! I highly recommend Edison: Food + Drink Lab.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSome of the best food I'veSome of the best food I've had in Tampa. Oysters, escargot and Foie Gras were excellent.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMLittle plates - big flavor!I stumbled upon this place when I was on a business trip to Tampa and I'm so glad I did. The menu is huge - and it seems like each dish has around 100 ingredients, but it works! There are so many things to try, you'll definitely want to share.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great night at Edison!Another great night at Edison! With impeccable and such enjoyable service right from the start, we knew we were in for a great evening. The oysters were amazing ... the appetizers and entree perfection.
The one disappointment was the wine service. The cheap glasses are horrid ... especially the bulky ones for red wine. Secondly, the red wines were served hot -- at room temperature -- which was just unacceptable for a fine dining restaurant. I've complained before about this but after all these months nothing changed. I therefore only order white wine at Edison which is a shame.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative, delicious, distinctiveMy husband and I had a lovely and memorable date night at Edison Food+Drink Lab. For a couple of delightful hours, we could easily have been in New York or San Francisco. The inventive menu was fun to read, and the dishes wowed us with both taste and presentation. We sampled 5 starters and 2 desserts, and we were 7 for 7! The most distinctive and delicious were the burrata with pumpkin seed pesto, the steak (tartar) and eggs, and the lemon tart. Our only disappointment is that we were too full to try any of the larger dishes, which all sounded tantalizingly good. We'll visit soon to rectify that. This combination of first-class contemporary cuisine with friendly, laid-back neighborhood vibe is perfect for us. Well-done, Edison!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOur meals were marvelous.Our meals were marvelous. Great flavor combinations and attention to details. We'll be back for more.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMJust gets better and betterJust gets better and better each time I dine at Edison!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMwent for lunch, though itwent for lunch, though it seems like the ambiance would have been improved with night. had that day's steak and eggs. it was steak tartare and quail eggs, and it was delicious. the skill and creativity of the dishes already places edison in a league above most of tampa's dining, but the price places this restaurant in a league of it's own. it has always seemed busy at night, and no wonder.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was really good andThe food was really good and there were some unique item choices. I think they should actually do a little more with the theme to be honest. The only thing edison or lab reminiscent were the edison bulbs in the fixtures and the erlenmeyer flasks displayed, but not actually being used, on the shelves behind the bar. Even just using the lab glassware as the drinking glasses would do it. Maybe they do do that, perhaps using them as carafes, but I didn't see it. However, I did see the coffee that you have made at your table-side being brewed at a table near mine. That was pretty cool and very reminiscent of a chemistry lab.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was good but notThe food was good but not outstanding. The service was great, everyone was friendly. I was pretty surprised with their name being food and drink lab that they didn't serve liquor, only beer and wine. Overall the experience was ok. We probably wouldn't choose to go again but if a group invited us we would.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat, great dinner. Our waiterGreat, great dinner. Our waiter was both helpful and attentive.....great night....a bit noisy.....4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my second time atThis was my second time at Edisons - and both times, the food was DELICIOUS. I went once with the ladies - and it was a perfect ladies' night out venue. The last time I went on a date, and it was also a great place for a date (for first dates, too!). If you like tapas-style dining, you will enjoy this place.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed our experience, FoodEnjoyed our experience, Food was very special and delicious but the wine was expensive with nothing mederately priced.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Seared Yellowfin TunaThe Seared Yellowfin Tuna paired with mashed and
roasted chickpeas and greens was perfect. The arugula salad with fresh cornmeal breaded
fried green tomatoes and goat cheese was light and enough for 2.
My friend had the grilled Scottish Salmon and loved it.
Perfect spot for dinner before going to a show at the Straz.
Yes, the kinks have been worked out at this hip eating place and
is a must visit for a delicious upscale meal with attentive but not intrusive service.
Thx Edison's Team!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first time there.This was my first time there. The food and service was awesome! The noise level was a little loud.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMfun girls dinner outAlways a very good meal- they don't have a liquor licence so its wine & beer- but if 4 people come in you can bring a bottle and if you buy one they waive the corks fee. Goat cheese truffles are wonderful - so are the potato crusted oysters. Chicken & waffles were yum! Don't get the crawlers for dessert - everything else was very good:)4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful findWent with a group of 6 to celebrate my 45th. What a perfect fit! The food was outstanding! If you have a taste for trying something new, this is for you. The chef creates combinations of ingredients that most people would never combine and it works beautifully together. I am not a foie gras person and refused 3 times before everyone else insisted I had to... We ended up ordering a 2nd one it was so delicious. The favorite entre was the Buttermilf Fried Chicken with butternut Squash waffles and truffle honey. Wow! The only thing that would have improved our visit is if they had a full liquor bar instead of just beer and wine and they unleashed their creativity on the bar as well. Waitress said its coming in May! Perfection4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMTry this place if you areTry this place if you are looking for something unique and out of the ordinary.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic new Restaurant!Prolly the best restaurant in Tampa for creativity in menu and food preparation. Soon it will be difficult to get a reservation.
Need to get that liquor license. Wine is OK. But I like cocktails!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMeverything about Edison iseverything about Edison is outstanding but the noise level is too much for me3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great meal! AwesomeAlways a great meal! Awesome flavors! Indulge your palate3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMVery exciting and fun menu!Very exciting and fun menu! Great for groups. The food was delicious and the staff was very helpful and fun! The only downside was it is a little loud and we had to raise to be able to hear what each other was saying.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is just what Tampa needs.This is just what Tampa needs. Reminds me of NYC style restaurants; inventive, unique, delicious! Every thing we ordered was excellent; from the goat cheese truffles to the smoked fish rillette, the pork belly and steak & eggs! we shared two entrees: chicken and waffles- cooked perfectly; and the bacon wrapped halibut was phenomenal. Would recommend this place to anyone looking to try something new and different- fantastic foodie experience; we can't wait to go back and try everything!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious and adventurousThe food here is always very tasty and creative. The menu changes all the time, depending on what's freshly available to the chef. If I understand correctly, the chef came from notable Tampa restaurant, SideBerns - another favorite of mine. 2 Notable dishes I've had here before were the Smoked Tomato Soup and the Bacon and Conch Fritters. Wines and Beer lean toward small vinyards/microbrewery types so you get some unique tastes to pair with the unique food.
The restaurant is not that large, so reservations in advance (especially for Friday or Saturday) are essential. It can be a bit noisy when busy, and parking can be problematic. Prices for a full meal & appetizer from about $35 to $75 dollars per person depending on what you get. Try it!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMedison's - one of Tampa's finest!Wow! The food was just simply amazing! First class! Truely one of Tampa's finest!!! We will be back for sure! Have the goat cheese truffle appetizer - the stripped bass was out of this world! GO GO GO!!!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMInnovative & deliciousInnovative and delicious. We have been back three times in that past two months and there is always a new menu with great combinations. The wine list has some great small "gems" as well.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfully high-end creativeWonderfully high-end creative food in a very relaxed and fun atmosphere.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden Gem!Edison's is an amazing little gem. Staff was so friendly and the food is awesome! Great food, atmosphere, and will definately be coming back!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food at Edison is creative,The food at Edison is creative, inventive, fun, and most importantly, delicious. Half the fun is reading the menu to see what the chef has developed. I would absolutely recommend trying something you wouldn't ordinarily order. Its fun to try something new and this is the place to do it, to expand your palate and discover new tastes.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMIf someone was to representIf someone was to represent the Tampa food scene on a show like Top Chef, Jeannie P. would be the gal! Creative, playful food and attentive service. Lots of hits, just a few misses. Overall, a great night out!12/14/2012 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, drink andExcellent food, drink and service. We were a group of four and shared 8 sparks, starters and salads as well as a dessert. All were outstanding.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PMGreat place to go before goingGreat place to go before going to the Straz for an evening of music! Service is excellent.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM