First Look! THE EDISON in Disney Springs

All right, friends… we’re going in. Welcome to THE EDISON!

The Edison

The Edison

The new, highly anticipated spot is currently open to walk-up guests in Disney Springs. (If you’re hoping to visit on or after January 15th, you can make reservations via OpenTable now.) And while the location is meant to provide some long-awaited adult nightlife to Disney’s shopping, dining, and entertainment district, it will be open throughout the day (starting at 11:30 am) and family-friendly until 10:00 pm.

Working Clock Tower

Working Clock Tower

When the clock strikes 10…

Working Clock Tower at The Edison

Working Clock Tower at The Edison

… it turns into a 21-and-over space only (with a $10 cover charge on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights kicking in at that time) with specific entertainment just for grown ups (though this is a jazzy version of a Taylor Swift song, so, hey).

Evening Entertainment Before 10 PM

Evening Entertainment Before 10 PM

Floor Cleared for Dancing Just Before 10 PM

Floor Cleared for Dancing Just Before 10 PM

But no matter when you visit, here’s what you’ll find…

The Edison atmosphere

The Edison atmosphere

The Edison atmosphere

The Edison atmosphere

The Edison atmosphere

The Edison atmosphere

The Edison atmosphere

The Edison atmosphere

The Industrial Gothic theme (a/k/a Steampunk) is expressed in ever corner of the establishment. The setting is rich and lavish, with true antique pieces making up much of the decor (as opposed to the designers “aging” new items).

The Edison atmosphere

The Edison atmosphere

The Edison atmosphere

The Edison atmosphere

The Edison atmosphere

The Edison atmosphere

There is plenty of seating to go around, from cozy couches to open tables.

The Edison seating

The Edison seating

The Edison seating

The Edison seating

The Edison seating

The Edison seating

And that’s a good thing, because the whole “highly anticipated” thing is already bringing in BIG crowds!

Waiting to Get Into The Edison

Waiting to Get Into The Edison

Did I mention there are bars? There are. Three, to be exact. For instance, there’s the Boiler Bar…

Breaker Bar

Boiler Bar

Breaker Bar

Boiler Bar

Breaker Bar

Boiler Bar

Seating Around the Boiler Bar

Seating Around the Boiler Bar

And the Breaker Bar!

Breaker Bar

Breaker Bar

Breaker Bar

Breaker Bar

Breaker Bar

Breaker Bar

Breaker Bar

Breaker Bar

I have to admit… it’s pretty gorgeous. AND that third bar is upstairs!

Heading Upstairs

Heading Upstairs

Upstairs Views

Upstairs Views

Upstairs Bar

Upstairs Bar

Wanna know what they’re serving?

The Edison Menu

The Edison Menu

DRINKS

DRINKS

Below you’ll see The Edison’s unique craft cocktails known as Edison Signatures. The steampunk theme is further played out in the names of drinks like Gears & Cogs, The Flying Apparatus, and the Boiler Mule.

Edison Signature Cocktails

Edison Signature Cocktails

The Mistress is made of Stoli Elit Vodka, Amaro Montenegro, and sparkling Domaine Chandon with pomegranate and  lemon.

The Mistress

The Mistress

The Boiler Mule combines Reyka Islandic Vodka and Ancho Reyes for some spice with cider, ginger beer, and cinnamon.

Boiler Mule

Boiler Mule

Cheers, from The Edison!

Boiler Mule

Boiler Mule

Here is a look at the Classic Cocktails, still with themed names.

Classic Cocktails

Classic Cocktails and Mocktails

Don’t forget to check out the Mocktails, too! We’ll be sure to take a look at the entire (extensive!) drinks menu in our full review coming soon. But for now, let’s see the food you can order to soak up some of those beverages.

You can click directly on the image below to enlarge it and fully check out the options, which include Deviled Eggs, the Dancin’ Corn Dog, and Hawkers’ Box of Balls (lamb meatballs) among the appetizers.

The Edison Menu

The Edison Menu

And let’s waste no time, because I know you noticed it on the menu: the DB “CLOTHESLINE CANDIED BACON.”

DB Clothesline Candied Bacon

DB Clothesline Candied Bacon

PROS: It’s BACON.

CONS: It’s sort of creepy just hanging there (You can see a video on my instagram…). And there’s not a lot of it for $12.

DB Clothesline Candied Bacon

DB Clothesline Candied Bacon

But served with sour pickles and mostarda (like a jam with candied fruit and a mustard base), it’s actually really delicious.

Sour Pickles and Mostarda

Sour Pickles and Mostarda

DB Clothesline Candied Bacon

DB Clothesline Candied Bacon

Entrees offer more American eats with a twist including comfort foods like Old Fashioned Meatloaf and Gravy, Crispy Fried Chicken, and an Organic Tomato Soup & Gooey Grilled Cheese (to the tune of $20. Still, I’m intrigued.) Offerings also include The Edison Burger.

The Edison Burger

The Edison Burger

Fries served with The Edison Burger

Fries served with The Edison Burger

The burger is made with The Edison’s signature beef blend of sirloin, shortrib and brisket. It comes topped with cabot cloth-bound cheddar, onion rings, smoked bacon, house-made pickles, lettuce, tomato, and a special sauce.

The Edison Burger

The Edison Burger

The Edison Burger

The Edison Burger

Oh, and remember how I said this place was family-friendly for lunch and dinner? Well, here’s a look at the menu just for the Kiddos… otherwise known as Junior Scientists!

Kids' Menu

Kids’ Menu

I hope you save room on your first visit to The Edison. Because LOOK at the Dessert Menu!

Dessert Menu

Dessert Menu

It includes a Lollipop Tree (with cheesecake pops) and the Black Cherry Cream, which is vanilla gelato that’s been super candy-fied with sour cherries, gummi poppers, a rainbow pop, whipped cream, and Nerds.

(I don’t see the rainbow pop…do you?)

Black Cherry Cream

Black Cherry Cream

But there IS a huge pixy stix (stick?).

Black Cherry Cream

Black Cherry Cream

Yeah, this thing kinda looks gross, but it tasted OK. I’d probably put it in the category of the “over the top desserts that are fun, but not worth the price” like all of those supernova shakes at Planet Hollywood.

Black Cherry Cream

Black Cherry Cream

We’ll be back VERY soon with our full review of The Edison — more eats, more info! For now, though, we’re signing off. But please do stay tuned! Because next we’ll also be taking our First Looks at The Edison’s next door neighbors: Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante and Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar and Restaurant!

The Edison Complex

The Edison Complex

So, sit tight, because we’ll be right back from The Landing at Disney Springs!

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Will you be joining the line to step inside The Edison? Please let us know with a comment!

Comments

  1. Frank says

    Do you have a wine list to publish???
    Is there a section and/or a time to dine when there is no band playing.

  2. DFB Sarah says

    Frank: Great questions! We aren’t 100% sure but think the band may not be playing during the lunch block. We will find out and share what we can find out about this in our in-depth post next week!

  3. Erica says

    Jaime – I had the Impossible burger there a few days ago (which is vegan). It was awesome!

  4. DFB Sarah says

    Erica, thanks for the info! I’m always on the lookout for more tasty vegan/vegetarian options!

  5. Jodilee says

    Can’t make a reservation for this place. Will we be able to at some point? Or is it just all booked up?

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