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About edison: food+drink lab

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.

912 W Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Global, International, Bistro, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Sunday - 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

Cross Street:
Edison Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(813) 254-7111

Website:
http://www.edison-tampa.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Service at Dinner $3

Executive Chef:
Jeannie Pierola

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

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

edison: food+drink lab Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (61)
Fit for Foodies (59)
Handcrafted Cocktails (55)
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Good for a Date (52)
Special Occasion (34)
Worth the Drive (34)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Local Ingredients (29)
Fun (23)
Bar Seating (22)
Hot Spot (21)
Good for Groups (18)
Casual (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Authentic (15)
Seasonal (15)
Tapas (15)
Business Meals (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Romantic (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Cozy (12)
Healthy (12)
Great Beer (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
People Watching (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vegan (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Live Sports (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Really uncommonly good food, highly creative without being pretentious. Hard to figure out what NOT to order.

Tags: Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely AMAZING food. I haven't tasted food this good in a long time. Food and drinks are unique and creative! Staff was also very kind, quick, and helpful :)

Tags: Late-night Find, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

The manager is incredibly attentive, the staff is incredibly friendly, the ambiance is incredibly cool and the food is incredibly average.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent dining experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

We caught an early Friday night dinner here and were not disappointed that we had chosen a restaurant a bit off the beaten path. The wood-roasted oysters were sensational; my husband and I split them (the dish came with six) as an appetizer. He moved on to a fish entree (Yellowtail) and I had another starter plate that was surprisingly large and filling (Burrata). In both instances, the flavors were inventive but well-balanced.
The location is not ideal, but it was definitely walkable from our downtown hotel. A nice place with some decent values on the wine list.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 9, 2018

I stopped in here on a whim. I had previewed the menu a time or two, but since the wife didn’t fall in love with the scribes offerings we never stopped in. Today while shopping solo, I checked nearby restaurants and saw Edison was nearby. The space is small, yet comfortable. I didn’t find the tables too close; and booths lined the walls in an L shape. The bar was lovely. and fit the vibe of the restaurant perfectly. I wasn’t drinking, but they have an extensive spirit collection with a menu dedicated to cocktails.

The menu was simply on printed paper; allowing for easy change ups in the “made from scratch” kitchen. Smaller sampling’s of the dinner menu were available at lunch. I chose the burger with avocado; sans chorizo. The fries were fresh cut and served with a house made heirloom tomato ketchup. The burger was cooked perfectly and had the most beautiful and delicate essence of lemon in the sauce (perhaps an aioli?). The portion was quite healthy- in fact I brought half home.

The customer service was A+; staff took time to answer my questions, provide wanted info on the processes in the kitchen, and was attentive and kind.

I will be returning.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Nom! Nom! Nom! Can't believe we hadn't been there before. Great service! Excellent food! And, it was the perfect level where I could hear everyone at my table talking without having to raise our voices! The wine was delicious! The cheese board was nummy and nutricious! And the entrée was more than enough for two of us to split and get an excellent blend of meats and veggies that were perfectly seasoned and cooked.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Cozy
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Went here for my husband’s birthday and I am so glad we did! Food was delicious and the cocktails inventive. The staff was incredibly attentive. We cannot wait to return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I ordered chicken and waffles and the chicken was undercooked! Service was slow also.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Really great food.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is good restaurant that has a very unique menu with items for everyone. We tried it when it first opened and we didn’t like it but this time it was a lot better. Food and service were excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

My husband and I decided to go to Edison for our anniversary. We sat down to complimentary glasses of champagne followed by a outstanding meal! Great service and wonderful atmosphere! We will be back!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Been a couple of times and we have enjoyed it both times. The menu is interesting and tasty (changes every so often). Service is always top notch.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food and service was perfect. Didn't miss a beat on new year's eve.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our server was great, as was the pork belly appetizer, but that was it. The drinks were really weak and overpriced. I ordered the scallops, they were gritty, like they still had dirt on them.
I did not enjoy that with every bite. Thankfully they were served "surf and turf" style with some pulled pork on the top, the pulled pork was good and the scallops were cooked well, but the grit of the dirt was really off-putting. My husband ordered the rib-eye steak, and it was really chewy... For the $$$ that this place costs, we were very, very disappointed in the food. We will NOT be going back.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This restaurant has a great menu that is definitely made with foodies in mind. Everything was perfectly done and delicious!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Awesome meal! Marysol was amazing as usual!!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful meal experience with wait staff well educated on the menu

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food is fabulous and the service is excellent. The bar and wine list is also top notch....

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We visited Edison after seeing a show at the Straz, the food was incredible, you could taste the effort put into every dish. Very exciting menu with unique flavors. We had drinks, apps, entrees and desserts. I have to say it’s hard to impress my husband who was a chef for 7 years professionally, but Edison was absolutely wonderful from the service to the food. Thank you for a exceptional dining expierence!! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

It is all about the food, and it was exceptional.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Inspired food and cocktails, excellent service. edison food + drink lab exceeded my expectations, I'm happy to say it gave me a positive glimpse into the Tampa food scene which I've never experienced. Already recommended to friends when they're in the area. One minor hiccup was the papadum accompanying the delicious steak tartare, it was too oily but could easily be fixed.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Restaurant was super loud. Could not hear tablemates talk unless you were right next to them. That coupled with a server with a foreign accent and we had no idea what was being said.

Food is extremely expensive and just plain weird. I could understand if it was unique or eclectic and it tasted good, but not many of our party of eight cared for their meals. Flavors just didn’t seem to go together or in some cases totally undeveloped. Why not just make good food without putting all this crap all over it to try to make yourselves look different from other restaurants. for instance, chicken and waffles had a very awful flavor, scallops had some odd topping, the pork had weird accompaniments.

They are trying too hard and in my opinion it isn’t working. Would not return. I could have afforded a nice steakhouse for what we paid. I was shocked when I got the massive bill. Cocktails are extremely expensive and very small! Would not recommend! Staff were nice though.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent as always!!! Service was outstanding.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Went for my wife's birthday. Great service, awesome cocktails, and savory food. I got the osso bucco which fell off the bone! Highly recommended Tampa spot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This is a special restaurant and highly recommended for diners who want fresh ingredients, locally sourced products prepared with creativity and refined techniques. One of the best in South Tampa.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Vegan
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We returned to our favorite Tampa Bay restaurant for my wife's birthday dinner. As the restaurant can get a bit loud when it is full (and it usually is), we chose bar seating. Service from Natalie was spot-on; her recommendations were quite good. The cuisine is just so wonderful and the drinks and wine selections were great, as usual. Edison never disappoints.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 26, 2017

When we come to Tampa we go to Edison. The menu is great with something for everyone. Drinks are good and wine list interesting. Location is easy to get
To as well- all good at Edison!!

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

As a New Yorker I am always looking for something great in the Tampa Bay area. This totally exceeded my expectations. The food was AMAZING, they were very accommodating to my special diet, and the service was really great. If you're a foodie, YOU'VE JUST GOTTA TRY THIS PLACE!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent, well prepared food. Duck and Strip were amazing. Swordfish was good although spinach was very salty. Excellent appetizers and, of course, great butter cake.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Best food in Tampa

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Amazing food! Will definitely be back ! So many different items on the menu I’m dying to try next time!
#buttercake was the best finisher

Tags: Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The potato oysters!!! The burger was excellent but the foie gras was a little overdone.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 17, 2017

This was our 5th time going to Edison's as always it was a very enjoyable evening. The food tasted excellent and the presentation was gorgeous. They have thier regular cocktails and creative occassionals. We had no compliants on service. The wait staff was timely. We would recommend it and we will certainlt go back again.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Such a great find! Was just looking for something pre-concert and picked this by location but WOW! Our waitress was very well versed on the cocktails and food and gave us great recommendations.

We tried several small plates and they were all delicious. The roasted oysters were the best I’ve ever had and the pork belly is to die for. We also had grilled octopus, steak tartare and split the hot and sour soup. Plenty to share!

The cocktails were unique and delicious also. I wish I could remember the name of bourbon one my hubs had because it was amazing.

We will be back

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food and cocktails were excellent,the service was excellent. It was the perfect way to spend a special date night. Pricey but worth it!

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was outstanding, flavorful and happiness in your mouth! I would never order duck myself, until this dining experience. My boyfriend ordered it and loved it. I wouldn’t order duck just anywhere, but at Edison I highly trust the chef, sous’ And others’ in the kitchen. They really create masterful dishes. There was a large group there that was a bit loud and in the way at the bar, but once they were seated you didn’t even know they were there.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Healthy
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We enjoyed our first dining experience at Edison and sampled two starters and two entrees. The Steak Tartare starter was excellent. We would go back for that if for no other reason. The porkbelly starter was a mixed bag. Presentation was wonderful and everything surrounding the porkbelly was excellent. The porkbelly itself was disappointing: too thinly sliced and not nearly crispy enough for out taste. Which all made it a little chewy. The Wreckfish entree met all expectations and was excellent. The pork porterhouse was good but a little tough. Presentation excellent all around. Very good service from knowledgable waitstaff and satisfactory wine selection. 4.5 stars out of 5. We would likely return when we are next in the area.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Second time I've been here -- excellent both times.

TL;DR: Excellent, unique food, great staff, very good about food allergies.

First of all, I have celiac disease (I'm not just some hipster who wants to eat gluten-free -- I have a debilitating reaction to even trace amounts of gluten), and usually it's a hassle for me to eat out. Most waiters and cooks don't take it seriously and I can never be sure if I'm going to get sick afterwards. Here, they are very careful and knowledgeable about food allergies and most of their food can be made gluten-free. Staff was very understanding and patient. This is how all restaurants should treat (legitimate, medically-necessary) dietary restrictions.

Anyway! All of the food and cocktails are done perfectly. Very creative menu (they had already changed out a few new items within the week I had been there) and unique blends of flavours, you really won't find another place quite like this anywhere. Reminds me of some of the more adventurous restaurants I've been to in NYC, but fresher and at least half the price.

Very knowledgeable staff. They really know how to pair your food and drinks and have great recommendations. Very professional, friendly, and sharp-witted.

Normally, I would never feel compelled to write a review, but it's hard to find restaurants that are careful about celiac and the food at this place is just awesome. My new favourite place in the Tampa area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Casual, Notable Wine List, Seasonal
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Awesome food and drinks. Always consistent.

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