edison: food+drink lab
edison: food+drink lab

edison: food+drink lab

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.edison-tampa.com/
  • Phone: 8132547111x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

    Monday - Saturday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM


    Closed New Year's Day
    Closed Memorial Day
    Closed Independence Day
    Closed Labor Day
    Closed Thanksgiving
    Closed Christmas
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Seafood, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Jeannie Pierola
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Edison St
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet Service at Dinner $3
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edison: food+drink lab reviews from OpenTable diners
180 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (157)neighborhood gem (70)special occasion (67)hot spot (53)good for groups (39)great for lunch (33)notable wine list (28)vibrant bar scene (27)romantic (13)late-night find (11)great for brunch (11)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Dinner with friends
    Nurs
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    First time dining at Edison's. We went to follow the amazing reviews about the menu and were not disappointed. Menu changes daily. The food fasted fresh, the portions of the entrees generous. The combination of ingredients were so unique. The wine list was impressive. Overall a unique experience. Not a weekly destination due to cost of food but we will for sure return for another celebration!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal with great drinks
    BeautifulVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Very good food and drink as per the usual. We always share appetizers and maybe one entree. The entrees are quite pricey! Save room for some butter cake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Palet heaven
    RSSlow
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The menu changes day to day, always bringing something new & allowing chef creation. The crafted cocktails are unique & the food will have you in a Palet sensation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Edison
    Jon1
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I have wanted to try The Edison for over a year and was excited to take my wife here. The Edison has potential to be great, but unfair pricing, a confused culinary, identity, and snooty waitresses are ruining the restaurant. Many menu prices were grossly overpriced. I wanted to try the harrisa fries ($14.00) or the waffle chicken ($28.00). Why sell comfort food at uncomfortable prices? Lastly, the service is Edison's biggest downfall. Possibly upset because we did not order entrées, the waitress threw a dessert menu on our table and knocked my knife down.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but very loud
    brunch
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food is great which is why we have returned 4 times now but the noise level is a problem. I don't enjoy having to scream to hear what my friends are saying. It is difficult to relax and enjoy the entire experience when you are yelling. They should really come up with something that cuts the noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    BeautifulVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Awesome as usual. A couple mishaps with order and waiting but food and drinks delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    One of our favorite restaurants! Always great and consistently good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good
    GimmeFood
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Edison has a consistently good and innovative menu. I love their menu, which has unexpected and interesting combinations. Service is attentive but neither stifling nor pretentious. On a more mundane note, I appreciate the water refills, which have icy cold water and no ice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • julian
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Former Tampa native now living elsewhere. Went to edison based on a recommendation from another restaurant. Food is some of the best quality I have had in Tampa in a very long time. And while the wine list is not long, you can tell that someone who really knows wine wrote this list. Great producers whose wines work well with the food. Overall a great place if you're looking for creative and delicious food, as well as well thought out wines and cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic!
    foodie1
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Our server knew everything about the menu and was able to recommend something from every section. They say you work for people, not companies. well, if Jeannie Pierola is the chef and you eat where ever she goes you're good! Everything was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great
    STampaDiner
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Edison consistently serves fascinating and delicious meals by an exceptional and attentive staff. Please keep the high standards! Craft cocktails are a great way to start the meal experience, side dishes are stars. Order the potato crusted oysters from the appetizer menu, you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and a fun setting
    TampaBnCVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The menu, both food and drink, is very creative and well executed. It was quite fun to watch the kitchen in action from our table. You could tell it was a well organized team.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Edison does not disappoint
    sf18
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Love the creativity of this place! Food always delicious, imaginative, and fun! Service matches; attentive, sharp, water glasses kept full. As for the pacing; only wish all the small plates hadn't arrived all at once. Thankfully loud volume of music has been toned down; that kept us away before. To have such good food and loud thumping music is a turnoff for some. We would rather talk to our dining companions than shout. Keep up the amazing creative genius; a Tampa treasure
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yes Please
    Baha78VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I love this place! The drinks are so different and so is the food. They really put a spin on things. They recently changed the menu and I liked some of the other choices better than the new ones but they still do a great job. Make sure to valet as parking can be an issue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reminds me of DC fare/vibe
    CheckList
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Arrived early to grab cocktails. Notified maître d' of our early arrival, who then began immediate efforts to seat us, but of course, we were in no hurry. Excellent care. Barkeeps attentive, do have patience though; they're crafting interesting cocktails that take some time to create. Expect to valet park. Fun night out with my lovely wife.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    BeautifulVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    From the bar before dinner to dessert . Edison staff did an awesome job drinks, food and service outstanding ! Portion sizes are getting smaller and smaller though ....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice, unique food, great wine
    UrbanEnvy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Very nice place. Bar staff was friendly, food was good. Unique ingredients, so only go if you are not a picky or non-adventurous diner. I would say this is a special occasion place for the average person as it is quite pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time
    Mesiam
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food is top notch. Duck entrée was unreal, delicious! Peach desert. Service: waited about 20 min for first drinks, for that I lessened the stars, but the waitress was very sweet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Spot!
    wesleychapelfoodie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Visited Edison's for first time this past weekend. Unique non chain restaurant. Had very good experience! Place is small so reservations recommended. Food and service was very good. Cocktails excellent! Recommend pre-dinner cocktail at the bar and watch the bar tenders in action.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • what a great place!
    wino
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    after reading the reviews about edison on open table we decided to go and see what it was all about. were we glad we did!! it was a friday night in tampa, so everyone knows what that is. they have valet parking and the attendants were very friendly, the staff in the restaurant was great, the food was (i hate sounding like a kid here but ..) awesome.. the service excellent, and the wait time on the food was perfect. we would get one course finished and the next one would appear....this is a must visit place for anyone visiting or living in tampa. we will go back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tom's Place!
    Paco
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    A vibrant & energized composite of smells, tastes and visual activities that barely leaves a sensory cell untouched. Outstanding service from experienced staff coupled with unique couplings of menu ingredients make this a not to miss experience. Try the "sugar cake" dessert or forever be sorry!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than Satisfied
    FoodieAtHeart
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Edison: Food and Drink Lab is an experience all around. Their Italian Beef Sandwich was great and the fries are to die for (I get therm every time I go for lunch) Definitely a place I suggest to any in who will listen
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love!
    Acernell
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Love this place!!! Service was exceptional! Food and drinks are amazing! Best dining experience overall!!! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always amazing
    lovingtheED
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Every meal we have ever eaten here has been fantastic. Thus one may have been the best. Definitely best restaurant in Tampa Bay Area, and actually our favorite any where!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shany
    ShanyVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The lunch starter of cauliflower was spectacular - it did taste like chicken! Was delicious, as was the salad I had for main portion of lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was delicious
    BeautifulVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Drinks were watery and bartender was rude. Once seated everything was very smooth like usual!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence
    Flyingfish08VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We finally decided to try this spot after reading many superb reviews and must say the reviews were spot on. The ambiance was fantastic and energetic, service was first rate and our waitress was attentive and very knowledgeable. Oh by the way, the food was fantastic. The menu choice made our decision difficult, and we settled on the duckling and scallops, they were delicious. While we normally do not order dessert, we chose the the peach pie with praline sauce and the butterscotch pudding. OMG! What a perfect ending to one of the best meals we have had anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent lunch
    Jjohn
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Had lunch here and reasonably priced for quality of food that was served. Would go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    Cdwyerfl
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    amazing! The food was outstanding, creative and took me out of my comfort zone but was well worth it, fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2nd visit
    Ninaisu
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Took a younger couple with us this time. The unique food and drinks and excellent service did not disappoint. Bartender made perfect drink recommendations based upon ingredients that we told him we liked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Fantastic
    CigarCity
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Best meal I've had in years. Very imaginative menu, new twists and approaches to food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good recovery!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    One of our favorite restaurants. We visited again two months after our last (not so good) visit with a large group. They were incredibly attentive, served us a complimentary appetizer and then added a large credit to our bill to make up for it. Now THAT is how a business should be run! Excellent customer service on top of outstanding, original, food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DisplacedMidwesterner
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Found this place on list of best restaurants in area from Tampa Times - It did not disappoint. Made a reservation for 7, got there 20 minutes early and sat down at the bar. The two bartenders there (same name) were great. They kept the evening amusing and they can make one heck of a drink. I have definite intentions of returning to try all of their house cocktails. We took our seat and picked out a few appetizers (one hot and one cold). The foie gras selection was excellent and the oysters tasted fresh. For the main course my wife had the scallops and I had the chicken/waffle. She felt that the dish was a little too sweet for her liking, but it didn't stop her from eating it all. The chicken/waffle had a lot going on, excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little gem
    Riley
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Our waiter Robert was great and made our experience even better. The ambience is great and a nice change to many places I have been to during lunch. The scallops were great and I can't wait to return to try new items on the menu ( for lunch and dinner)!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    FoodieFemme
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Dinner at Edison was fantastic! When we were seated, our server Marisol welcomed us with a friendly greeting. She asked if it was our first time there, which it was. From there she guided my boyfriend and I through the menu, noting which items were ideal for sharing, as well as what was popular. After deciding upon our dishes, I was curious about white wines. Marisol was kind enough to bring samples of the ones I was interested in. Everything from start to finish was remarkable, only heightened by the professional yet comfortable service! We can't wait to go back to enjoy future items on the ever-changing menu! Thanks for a great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceeded our expectations!!
    TeeFour
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Food, drink and service were exceptional!!! We loved the unique cocktails, the appetizers were perfect size and not a crumb was left. Our main courses were all different. The menu is fascinating, perhaps the most creative in the Tampa Bay Area. Our server was a total professional, very attentive but not hovering like a police helicopter. We were celebrating my wife's birthday and they topped the dark chocolate tort with a candle without me having to ask. I made the reservation online. Everything was perfect!!! We are well-traveled foodies and rate this as a first class experience!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good
    James
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Had a great time. Service was good. Food was good. Wine was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    FineFoodLover
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This was our second time dining at Edison. The menu is great and the food is delicious. But the service is lacking. Our waiter had a full load of tables AND was training a new bartender. At this price point, we should not have to wait for a wine refill. We will not be returning.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exciting menu
    Ljmf
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The innovative menu was fun to explore and the meal was delightful. Servers were very knowledgeable about the many unusual selections on the menu as well as exceptionally attentive. Plan return visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only good for desserts or drinks
    Chemie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Not impressed with the appetizers or entrees. I was expecting at least an eclectic/modern presentation of the food. We ordered the Moles-frites and they ended up being just house fries in the basket. I did not think it worthy to pay 9 dollars for some fries in a basket. The Garlic Aoli sauce was weak and watery. Ordered the Buffalo wing style Cauliflower, and it was overcooked and too soft cauliflower. The popcorn creme brulee was amazing, cheddar ice cream taste similar to a salted caramel flavor. Also the sugar crusted butter cake was good.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic