edison: food+drink lab

4.7
1962 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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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Private dining
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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Parking details
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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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Superb cuisine! I met up with my old friend and we are both foodies. The food was so delightful with beautiful presentations and such unique ingredients. Everything was sensational along with the service.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had great drinks, lunch and service. One of our favorites in Tampa and often meet friends at Edisons.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We decided to treat ourselves to a nice dinner out, and we were thrilled with our decision. The whole evening was so enjoyable. The ambience was more casual than we had expected, but the food was better than we had imagined. Our meal was the best meal I have had in Tampa.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

There are many good restaurants in the Tampa Bay Area. Then there is the Edison Food & Drink Lab that takes food and the ingredients in a dish to new heights. I am a good cook, with a little professional training, and I must say EFL makes me look weak in the kitchen. The amount of thought, care, ingredients, preparation and skill that goes into the food here is staggering. If you are a person that dinner means a salad, protein, veggies and starch you may want to read up on the menu here. If you are looking for interesting, unusual, ingredients you want to learn about then come here with a spirit of adventure and a willingness to try some imaginative dishes some laced with herbs and spices I have never even heard of. This is a very happy, noisy restaurant with people drinking, eating and having a good time so come with spirit in your thoughts. Some of the dishes we enjoyed this evening: cocoa dusted shrimp, roasted beets with curry pistachio butter, sesame tempura cauliflower, and a scallop entree that our scallop lover thought was the best ever. Save room for dessert, which we ordinarily do not eat but simply must eat here. The brown butter cake is an old standby for us and our new diner this evening thought it was over the top. Of course I always have to have some brown butter ice cream that again is three small scoops on crumbs in a very neat ice cream dish. Great service with a staff that enjoys what they do. Fun atmosphere but noisy.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was awesome. Our server was very nice, professional and personable. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We were greeted by a valet who showed us the way to Edison. It was casual& trendy; highlighting cocktails and delicious tapas, entrees and desserts. Matthew was a wonderful server. He was knowledgeable of everything on the menu and exuded a warm and friendly personality. They presented my tea creatively. The steeping leaves provided a pleasant aroma and warm smooth taste.
Thanks for a wonderful anniversary experience.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic food and service. The pork belly appetizer was great as were the chicken and waffles and the scallops. The mixed drinks were good, but a bit on the sweet side.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent, creative food, delicious cocktails, and high quality service consistently.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Edison. We were surprised with glasses of champagne as we were seated. The meal was delicious throughout. The restaurant was loud enough to have our conversations blend into the ambiance but not so loud to distract. I couldn’t be more happy with our experience.

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

We mostly appreciated the Chef’s creativity and ability to transform some dishes into vegan options. Wish there were some more vegan options to chose from for next time!

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Second time visiting this bustling gem in Univ of Tampa neighborhood. Menu changes daily, but the gist remains-- creative small plates with bursts of flavour combinations. We have never ordered a full entree, preferring to share our way down the small plates menus. Don't skip the ahi tuna!!! The bartender creates interesting drink combinations which just add to the overall experience. If you are adventurous...go!

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Quiet, summer dinner at Edison. Again -mind- blowing quality of butter lettuces , chorizo and roquefort salad and gazpacho. The menu always changes so you want to return. Steak- perfection with big Antinori Tasso red wine. Chicken and waffles- delicious and comforting - organic chicken and inspired sweet potato waffles. Will return.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Every time we go it gets better and better. Love the food. Chef is awesome.

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

If we didn’t have to wait so long between our servings, starters, cold plate , and dinner I would have given Edison an over all experience would be 4 star. Also, their charis are not so comfortable. I would think for the prices on their menu they would have a better table and chair set up. Very casual. The food was very creative and tasty. I would have never imagined the items listed on the menu go so well together, so be adventures , well worth it! I have to say the bone marrow dish was also delicious but very small, one very small bone , note not enough to share. Order 1 for each person.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

this restaurant is always a delight. We met some "newbies" outside while waiting for the restaurant to open and they asked us what we thought about the place. they finished their dinners slightly before us and as they passed our table gave us a big "thumbs up".

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Service was excellent, food and drinks top-notch. Ingredients are fresh every day, along with the corresponding menu. Well worth the drive from anywhere in the Tampa area and points beyond.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

The gluten free fried oysters are THE BEST!!!! Yummmy

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Always one of the best restaurants in Tampa. A serious restaurant for foodies - so creative

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

One of the most amazing meals we’ve ever had! The service was impeccable & the food was even better.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Food and service are outstanding. It is extremely loud, however.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Amazing service and food- we go often and always enjoy it!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Excellent food. Great service. Very interesting menu

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Outstanding! That’s a quarter inch taller than Excellent. Only thing missing was the über cute Sommelier. Food as always was over the top original. Fresh. Awesome. Can’t say enough great things.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

This place is a true gem. While it's location on Kennedy Blvd is nothing to write home about, the space echoes all the trendy South Tampa restaurants- hard floors, hard seats and open ceilings. The food is the star here. Fresh ingredients, artfully conceived and thoughtfully prepared, each dish better than the last. The butter cake dessert was the bomb! Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Great food service and dessert!

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4.0Dined on July 17, 2018

The waitress recommended food variety was way too many spicy items. The cheese board and ahi avocado salad were incredible.
Not my best food experience this time.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Karolina served my wife, daughter & I--amazing person! :) talented individual.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Excellent service and creative dishes, as always. Never been disappointed.

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2.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We have visited Edison 15-20 times since they opened and have always loved the food and cocktails. This was our first poor visit, server was not attentive, so we moved to the bar, and had great service there. Oysters were not good, had to spit one out into my napkin. The Pork Belly was fantastic but the donuts were rock hard. Burrata, which we always order, was too hard as well. Desert was great and cocktails were fabulous.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Awesome atmosphere and staff and we really enjoyed our experience there. Beautiful technical food executed to perfection.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Edison never disappoints! The servers are always super friendly and knowledgeable, and the food is always delicious and adventurous without being snooty. There is always something I try that blows me away and this night it was the Moroccan Kobe Beef Cheek Tagine ‘poutine’. What an amazing composition. Very delicate and composed, yet super flavorful and very satisfying. Everything else was great too, this just stood out to me. Bravo to the staff at Edison, see you soon!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Great spot in Tampa. Food was delicious. Atmosphere was casual and service was excellent. Recommend to anyone in Tampa area looking for something yummy to eat.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

One of my new favorite places! Such unique plates and drinks that we will remember them for some time. Love that our server was so knowledgeable and gave such great suggestions. Great for everyday as well as special occasions.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Really interesting food options and drink are creative. Nice atmosphere for friends. I really like the rotating menu and appreciate the standard favorites.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Everything from the ambiance, the service to accomodating diner eating preferences was wonderful. Definitely coming back again!

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4.0Dined on July 9, 2018

The food and drinks were delicious. We aren't sure if we have had better octopus anywhere else. Don't skip dessert!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Have been wanting to go there for a long time, was not disappointed! Great for Foodies!!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

This was our first time at Edison and we were blown away with both the menu and taste. We sampled half the menu and decided as a group that the Chicken and Waffles were to die for!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Great experience as always. Good and drinks are always amazing. Roy was one of the best servers I’ve ever had.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Tampa. Highly recommend.

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