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For 2
Date
Tue, 2/20
Time
11:00 PM
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edison: food+drink lab

4.7
1739 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
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  • Fit for Foodies (74)
  • Creative Cuisine (68)
  • Good for a Date (61)
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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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Global, International, Bistro, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Sunday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM & 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Closed New Year's Day
Closed Memorial Day
Closed Independence Day
Closed Labor Day
Closed Thanksgiving
Closed Christmas
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Phone number
(813) 254-7111
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeannie Pierola
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Edison Ave
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Valet Service at Dinner $3
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Seated private dining for up to 40. Private cocktail event for up to 75. Venue buyout for up to 150.

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What 1739 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Great food. Would definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

One of my favorite restaurants in Tampa. Amazing, creative and ever changing menu. Fabulous cocktails too.

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cindyk (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Food was excellent, service from Jillean was superb and other servers were very attentive too. The dessert was extraordinary with a combination of hazel nuts, dark chocolate and smoked ice cream!! What a surprise and delight. We shall return. Keep up your great culinary expressions!!

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic Valentine's date. Reservations were perfect
Food and drink recommendations were exquisite. It was perfect.

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lgrupephd (Tallahassee)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

This is a very interesting place. The menu was a little offputting, but we dived in and ordered a variety of things and everything was unique and excellent. Don’t miss dessert. The wait staff was very attentive to allergies and high maintenance older ladies!

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BradfordT 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Edison is by far my favorite place to eat in all of Tampa. I ordered the New York strip which was cooked to perfection and was loaded with flavor. The shiitake mashed potatoes that accompanied my steak were some of the best mashed I’ve ever eaten. Kudos to Chef Pierola for creating such memorable dishes. The staff were extremely friendly as well. Would give this place 6+ stars if I could.

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vipPatP (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Our appetizers and entrees were unique and delicious. Coleen provided us with excellent guidance on the menu and attentive service. Will come back again!

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Excellent (Tampa)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Food was fantastic, had to wait a bit for server at first but smooth after that, she was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable, I think her name was Clarissa. Restaurant was freezing first 15 min but after several tables complained it was better. Decent wine selection. Ambiance was fair definitely noisy. Will definitely return

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DamaraW (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We loved the food. I had the chicken and waffles. The waffle was butternut squash tangerine! It was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Late Vday dinner. This is the best food I’ve ever had in Central Florida.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

We went to Edison for date night. We were underwhelmed by the food for the price. We spent about $90/person including drinks. We were served the wrong food, and we were charged for items that we didn't order. The waitress did fix the mistake. Maybe it was just an off night?

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KathyH 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely phenomenal service, incredible food, and nice atmosphere.make reservations.

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vipAirborne377 (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Excellent staff, the food is very original with amazing taste/texture/color combinations. We decided to just sample as many of the cold and hot starters as we could. Amazing food, can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Wow! Hats off to the chef! Boozy drinks were yummy too....#PillowTalk! However, we had to wait for our appetizers a bit too long. I think the waiter forgot to put our order in. We had great company so all was excused. Great night of dining!

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Our first time there. So we sampled a lot of small plates -- some things, like poutine and grilled octopus, were okay but nothing I would order again. Others, like the pork belly and yellowfin tuna were delicious enough to make me want to return soon (but maybe without our 9 y.o. in tow -- good date night spot).

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NickB 
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

We really like EFL. The food is generally out of this World. This time, the food was ok. It was not superlative. It lacked the subtlety of combined flavors that normally separates this restaurant from other Tampa upscale establishments. We’ll be back but I’ll be hesitant to recommend EFL until I know that our recent visit was an aberration.

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EJMD (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

What a delightful lunch I had!! I had the Black Truffle Caesar Salad with Steak. It was awesome!
I had the Pillow Talk as a drink...so amazing!!

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NickL (Miami)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The service at Edison is spectacular. Servers and food runners do an excellent job of managing your food order so that plates are being brought out throughout your duration of your dining experience and that is the part I like best. I also enjoy seeing a totally different menu each time I go. It allows you to try the newest/trending foods that you see and hear about on TV with the same great staff and ambiance with that downtown/South Tampa feel.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The food was, as always, outstanding. I have eaten here numerous times and I have never been disappointed. It was Valentine's Day so it was very busy and loud...still a memorable evening.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Love Edison! One of the top restaurants In Tampa! Foodies will love it.

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Jason (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Always a great meal at Edison.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The food and beverages were delightful. The service was friendly and attentive. Though a bit on the pricey side (but it’s downtown and to be expected) our night out was wonderful. Even the valet gentlemen were friendly and prompt. I’d definitely go here again

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ChristianZ (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

This was our third time dining at Edison’s. We chose to eat Valentines Lunch there. We love the decor, ambience and food, even though I am very much #TeamNikolaTesla and not a big fan of Thomas Edison. 😁🤓⚡️ This time though, our experience was a little off. Our waiter was very personable and took time to explain a couple of menu creations. But when the food was delivered, he never came back to check to see if everything was in order. My Fiancée got the Steak Friets (Steak and Fries), Medium Well and I ordered the Chicken and Waffels. Unfortunately Her steak was burnt on the outside. It had that “charcoal-burnt” taste, not a “kiss of the flame” char-taste. Also, the rest of the dish was just “Meh”. We could possibly have had a do-over (which we rarely do), but our waiter did not check back to us in time. Also, when our waiter came to remove the plates from the table, my Financee’s plate was still full of food with only two bites taken out of the steak and still nothing was said. We thought that we could make the best of the meal by ordering coffee and our favorite dessert at Edison’s, The Pound Cake. The coffee came out way too early this time and the Pound Cake was just “Meh”. We definitely will try Edison’s again, maybe in a few months, but this time hope to enjoy everything as we’ve had in the past. In conclusion:

1. After delivering food to the table, check back with your guests within a minute or so to see if temperatures are correct, and if not, there is still time to fix things. Edison’s was not busy at this time, this would have saved the day for us.
2. Ask your guests how they would like things like coffee and desert brought out. If they can’t be done together in a reasonable time, then assure them that they will have a fresh, hot cup when the dessert arrives.
I know the Staff knows all this and everyone has off days, but it would have been nice to enjoy what we love about this place, especially on a quiet Valentines Day. Thank you! 😁

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vipOpenTable Diner (Tampa)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Slow service. Small portions. Steaks were over cooked.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Wonderful meal. Great choices. Roy was very infomative and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Excellent restaurant. Great for food lovers. Highly knowledgeable and personable front of house team.

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Cheryl (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We had the potato crusted oysters and octopus as apps. Both excellent . There were 8 of us and we all chose different meals and everything we had was excellent. Loved the grouper! Perfectly cooked. This is our go to place when people visit us!

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Fabulous food and amazing service!

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

It was my mom’s birthday. The food was very good, the service was excellent. We were in a smaller room so it was not very noisy.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We celebrated our 26th anniversary and after we were seated, the server brought us two glasses of champagne and wished us a happy anniversary. We ordered the buffalo cauliflower, which was perfect. Not too spicy, very flavorful. My husband said the grilled octopus was the best he ever had. The fried green tomato salad with arugula and goat cheese was superb. Then we shared the Organic chicken and waffles, the waffle was a bit overdone for my taste but overall was very good. We finished up with a chocolate, peanut butter bar with chicory coffee ice cream that was awesome. Overall it was very good. They offer a very interesting drink menu as well. A little high priced, but I felt it was worth it and I plan to return.

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