edison: food+drink lab

4.7
2464 reviews
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Global, International
Our kitchen's formula is product+technique+creativity2. The results are new interpretations of everyday food, expertly engineered into modern cuisine.

edison: food+drink lab fills the gap in the dining scene for the neighborhood joint that serves polished, modern world-class food with an everyday familiarity and comfort. A daily, inventive menu that traverses the chasm between haute cuisine and comfort food, each dish will be a bit familiar, but at once modern.
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AB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best meal I’ve ever had. Period. Outstanding service. Pleasant & knowledgeable waitstaff. Off kilter food options & delicious cocktail pairings.

The only negative was the valet driver working that evening did not know how to drive stick. Not that I care, I found it humorous.

l
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply excellent. In every way. Thanks Jillian.

OT
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellence! Delicious food, great drinks and Tyler our waiter was top notch! Can't wait to return!!!

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and interesting food! Appreciate the originality, a little overpriced but enjoyed the experience

ST
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in town. Cocktails are great too, very creative selection.

JG
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The atmosphere is on the noisy side. More set up like a bar than a restaurant. Food was ok, nothing to write home about and a bit pricey for what you get. Drinks were good, but again on the pricey side. There are other places with better food, atmosphere and prices.

MO
Tampa
48 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Edison is a very nice restaurant with an ever-changing menu from a James Beard award winning chef. While the experience is very good and the dishes are interesting, I do not believe the food justifies the extraordinary prices. Edison is one of the priciest restaurants in Tampa. We much prefer Mise en Place, Pane Rustica and Boca. We split a burrata/tomato salad which had a hot spicy gelatin in the dish. The tomatoes were great along with some relatively mild peppers but the gelatin was far too hot for our taste. As for entrees, I had a scallops/oyster dish set in a combination of grains, mushrooms etc. The scallops were fine but I really did not relish the rest of the dish. My wife had a grouper in an interesting bowl with a variety of ingredients. It was the better of the two dishes. Our friends swear by Edison and it is worth a visit. We just don't prefer it to other choices in town.

RS
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! One of my favorite foodie restaurants in all of Tampa Bay area! JBF Chef so be ready for a palette sensation. I recommend going with another foodie friend so you can share dishes and enjoy as much as possible!

JP
Tampa
73 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 2

I think the chef here is coasting on a reputation earned. She is obviously checked out and oblivious to the quality of the experience these days. It’s terrible

Tonight as in other recent experiences we had poor service, and simply poor quality food.

The beat thing on the menu was the cheese board.

Then I was served grouper sitting in a bowl of broth, looked like boiled fish and tasted like boiled fish. My date was served scallops and fried oysters in a lake of broth. It was just unpleasant and not worthy of the price.

Our waitress was missing in action most of the night. We got to sit in our dirty dishes and half eaten entrees while she was nowhere to be found.

Desert butter cake and ice cream took 20 minutes to arrive. The first bite was horribly sweet and of course our coffee cups offered no respite as they were emptied while we waited.

This is supposedly a top chef in Tampa Bay. Yet, Outback offers an arguably similar experience.

we won’t be back.

WI
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun food and drink experience. Lots of change and experimentation on the menu.
Novel presentations

JC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very creative food and interesting cocktails. Our server, Jillian, was excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant as one of the best in Tampa.

JK
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall the food is creative and well prepared. The salads and desserts were excellent, but my fish was a bit dry. They serve no bread which detracted from the meal. The prices are a bit high for the casual ambiance and the food.

TB
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I would bet the farm that the esteemed chef at this restaurant didn’t intend to have our lunch selection come out the way it did.

Bland entree soaked in a multitude of flavors (think porridge) with hot jalapeños thrown in as a surprise (the server didn’t give us the heads up). Seafood was soggy and tasteless.

If this was my first time here, I wouldn’t be returning.

I’ll assume wait staff and kitchen had an off day. Slow, inattentive service and not the usual people there. Should one be asking for drink refills at this caliber establishment???

Can’t recall this negative experience in the whole time this restaurant has been opened.

C
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food! Recommend trying the oysters. Very well presented and awesome flavour. Good wine selection too. Nice venue for a special occasion.

MK
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love going there. Food is worth it. Thank you.

S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In Tampa for a work trip and tried Edison. It was such a good choice! The burrata was the best I’ve ever had - so many unique components. I wish I had a restaurant like this where I live.

RE
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Talented--no gifted--chef. Excellent taste, temperature and texture on everything. Interesting combinations that were just amazing on the palate. Bar was great too. Had a couple of wonderful Bourbon Old Fashioned cocktails at the bar first with a few appetizers . I highly recommend edison, especially to foodies and epicureans.

CJ
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server Roy was awesome. Matched our drinks with food, made us feel welcome. Been here twice and will be back.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, good food, tasty drinks, great presentation

s
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great drink menu. Interesting and delicious food. Great service

K
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent crafted cocktails

TP
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is more than fabulous. Hope Tampa can keep this chef! She is a talent among the best.

T
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every single thing we ordered was amazing. My only regret is that I don’t live in Tampa and can’t make this a regular occurrence. A second location in Miami would be a good business opportunity ...

VS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lamb-amazing. Beets-refreshing. Bone marrow-outstanding.

OT
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and drinks. Great service and a homey neighborhood setting. Everything is very uniquely prepared with no doubt that the chef and staff really put a lot of work and care. Will definitely be going back.

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

All around good experience. Outstanding cocktails and food was great.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food & service!

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Edison NEVER disappoints. The food has incredible flavor, cooked perfectly and perfect portions. Service is also stellar. Oh, cocktails are amazing.

p
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Inventive, delicious food with great service. Everything was fresh, well executed, and flavorful. I can't wait to come back. Seriously, the service was excellent. Great explanation of dishes, thoughtful suggestions, and very attentive. We picked a perfect date night spot!

PW
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eclectic atmosphere, wonderful food, super and knowledgeable wait staff with the added bonus of inventive mixologist! Don’t miss this this dining experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lamb shank + Bone marrow are amazing!

CZ
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Food, fun atmosphere. Pork Belly was AMAZING!

AF
Key West
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of my favorite places for unique and delicious creations. I had the scollops dish and each different location I put my fork in the dish was a different experience, flavor and texture. All five of us raved about the food. I think their drinks are overpriced, but that's what you get at a small boutique eatery I guess.

SF
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I was excited to get a reservation with a few coworkers last minute. Everything I read was interesting and positive. The reception was right on time, friendly and quickly seated us. Our server (Taylor) came by quickly and was very full of energy and passionate about the menu which he knew very well. The meal was served in quick time and was absolutely wonderful with each and every bite. Taylor's descriptions of each meal were spot on. Every dish was wonderful in its own way. capped off with some fabulous desserts. I enjoyed everything so much that I brought a good friend back the next evening to try something different from the menu!

SP
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Tampa Bay area restaurant, a creative chef, quality ingredients and attentive service contribute to one of the best dining experiences in the area. Cocktail menu is also innovative and fun to sample.

l
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome. The food is always amazing, service is excellent, and the bartenders are absolutely top notch.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girls Trip To celebrate birthday. We are foodies and always up for something unique. This did not disappoint! Loved!
Amy-Boston

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for a double date. Great atmosphere for catching up. Amazing service. Was a little overpriced and the food was pretty good but not as good as I expected. Drinks were a little too sugary. I’d go back again but stick to the dishes we enjoyed: lamb chop and pork belly. The brown butter cake was the best by far.

AT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, interesting menu. Definitely recommend for foodies

DC
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was top notch. I consider this restaurant to be the very best in Tampa. Potato crusted oysters are a must. Octopus was wonderful. Pork belly incredible. Mollee Lamb probably misspelled was awesome. My highest recommendation

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