Innovation and change is a constant throughout Walt Disney World. The Edison, recently opened at Disney Springs is the bee’s knee’s! It is surrounded by 3 other recently opened venues as well. Each with their own unique offerings, but the focus of this review is the largest of the group!
A larger than life clock tower greeted us as we entered the dining area. There was so much to take in as we were seated. Even the uniforms of the cast members were reminiscent of a 1920’s Speakeasy! We were greeted quickly once we sat down and our server pointed out interesting areas throughout the venue to enjoy. There were tables throughout the upper and lower area of the restaurant. She quickly pointed out that in the evenings, the lower area tables are removed and that area is used for dancing. Although families are welcome for lunch and early evening to dine, after 10pm, the venue is an adults only location! Please note, when visiting this location late night, you may be required to pay a cover charge. A dress code is also followed: Men may wear slacks, jeans or dress shorts, jackets are optional. No ball caps, sleeveless shirts or flip-flops allowed.
Movies from the 1920’s are playing in various locations throughout the venue. There is a trapeze apparatus hanging from the ceiling and our server shared with us that a performer will use the trapeze multiple times each evening over the weekend. A live band will fill the restaurant with classic cabaret tunes and even dancers in their classic 1920’s attire will inspire guests to cut a rug!!! There are several full service bars throughout the venue with 20’ inspired cocktails!
We are always excited to try a new dining location, and that is what drew us to enjoy The Edison on our spontaneous shopping day! The menu is very succinct, yet intriguing. I was thankful to have a dining partner who was agreeable to sharing, as I could not decide what to order. Ultimately, we chose to enjoy the Organic Tomato soup and grilled cheese, as well as the Edison burger with a side of fries. The grilled cheese was indulgent and oozing with cheese, with a wonderfully crispy bread. The burger was a mix of ground sirloin, short rib and brisket meat. Flavorful and juicy, covered with a delicious cheddar cheese, with an onion ring, bacon and the standard lettuce and tomato. We requested to have the “special sauce” on the side. It appeared to be similar to Thousand island dressing. Despite feeling ravenous when we were seated, we were unable to finish the entrée’s.
My daughter was connecting topics she had learned in school to various details throughout the venue. Although, this is an in demand adult only location in the evenings, do not hesitate to enjoy this venue with your family into the early evening! The food was delicious, and if you are an appetizer person, they offer candied bacon and dancing corn dogs. Unfortunately, we were wet blankets and were too full to entertain the idea of ordering dessert.
What are you most excited to experience at The Edison?