Disney Springs has no shortage of amazing dining options for Guests to enjoy after a day in the Disney Parks, with everything from grab and go snacks to table service restaurants, but one location in particular perfectly combines delicious American favorites with unforgettable entertainment.
The Edison is a table service restaurant run by the Patina Restaurant Group found in The Landing area of Disney Springs that welcomes Guests for dinner each night in a setting that is intricately themed to feel like an electric company from the 1920s. The interior is a unique mix of industrial and gothic accents that come together to form an immersive experience that Guests are sure to love.
The main dining area of The Edison features towering thirty five foot ceilings and a large stage where Guests can enjoy live entertainment of all sorts throughout dinner. Known for unique acts such as jazz musicians, contortionists, aerialists, burlesque-style dancers, and more, The Edison also features roving performers including stilt walkers and inventors decked in steampunk costumes who perform all sorts of tricks.
In addition to the main stage area, Guests can dine and sip on specialty cocktails in one of six areas throughout The Edison, each with their own interesting and immersive theme. Guests can find themselves in the Ember Parlour, Radio Room, Lab, Patent Office, Tesla Lounge, or Telegraph Lounge inside or the Waterfront Patio which offers up beautiful views of Lake Buena Vista and passing boats including amphicars from The Boathouse.
In addition to the immersive theming, The Edison has become well known for some of the best craft cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages at the Walt Disney World Resort including mocktails such as the Apple Propellant, Smoke & Mirrors, and Phonograph as well as soft drinks including Springs Water.
Guests looking to truly indulge can sip on craft cocktails like the Time Turner, The Tesla, Electric Mule, or Strawberry Fields Forever, vintage cocktail such as the French 75, Mai Tai, or Paloma, or high roller option including the Gilgamesh, A Fire in Vermont, and Cristobal’s Revenge. Also available are beer, wine, a rotating mixologist special, and the classic Patented Old Fashioned.
The menu at The Edison focuses on classic American cuisine that has been enhanced with specialty ingredients and flavor profiles and presented in unique and delicious ways. The menu is relatively large and tailored to both groups of Guests who are looking to share some small plates while watching the entertainment or those who are looking for a full seated dinner experience.
To begin, Guests can check out the Shares & Nibbles menu which focuses on delicious small plates that are wonderful to split between several people. One of the most recognizable options on the entire menu can be found here with the DB ‘Clothesline Candied Bacon’ which is served in a completely unique way with maple, black pepper, fruit mostarda, and sweet and spicy pickle.
Guests can also dig into the Electri-Fries which top hand-cut russet potatoes with Edison special sauce, bacon, grated parmesan, and chopped green onions or the Fried Calamari served with a citrus aioli. Shareable dip options include the Guacamole and Tortilla Chips as well as the Creamy Spinach Cheese Dip which is served with house-made tortilla chips.
The final two items on the Shares & Nibbles menu are flatbread options which are so easy to split amongst Guests and feature some bold flavors. The Chicken Flatbread is topped with grilled chicken, white cheddar cheese sauce, red onions, arugula, sundried tomato, and balsamic glaze and the Short Rib Flatbread features the same toppings with short rib minus the chicken and sundried tomato.
Guests who are looking to enjoy a light meal at The Edison can order a classic Caesar Salad or House Salad and enhance them with the addition of chicken, shrimp, or steak for an additional cost. The Strawberry Salad is also a wonderful option that tops spring mix with red onions, red peppers, strawberries, gorgonzola, and a balsamic vinaigrette.
The Edison has become well known for its delicious and over the top burger selections including The Edison Burger which smothers a bun with a sirloin, short rib, and brisket patty, white cheddar, crispy onions, smoked bacon, house-made pickles, lettuce, tomato, and special sauce with a side of hand-cut fries. Also available are the Bacon Mushroom Swiss and Beyond burgers which are loaded with flavor and also served with hand-cut fries.
The dinner menu at The Edison also features a selection of Patented Specialties including a classic comfort food that is elevated to the next level. The Organic Tomato Soup and Gooey Grilled Cheese perfectly pairs creamy and hot soup with buttered sourdough topped with melted fontina, muenster, gruyere, and alpine Swiss cheeses.
Seafood lovers can enjoy several options for dinner at The Edison starting with the Blackened Mahi which is accompanied by a roasted vegetable medley and a citrus buerre blanc. The Grilled Salmon is also a flavorful choice with crushed marble roasted potatoes, braised Swiss chard, bacon, and a citrus herb butter.
The most indulgent menu options at The Edison are a trio of meat items beginning with the Queen Cut Prime Rib which is served with au jus, horseradish cream sauce, popover, and a side of potatoes. Guests can also dig into the Barolo Short Rib with a mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, and glazed rainbow carrots or the Spare Ribs smothered in a sweet and spicy barbecue sauce and accompanied by slaw and fries.
The menu items at The Edison are so delicious that Guests will absolutely have to make an effort to save room for dessert, but it is so worth it. The perfect ending to any dinner can be enjoyed with the Caramel Apple Pie a la Mode, Triple Chocolate Voltage Cake, or Dulce De Leche Cheesecake.
The Edison perfectly combines unique entertainment, immersive atmosphere and theming, and a delicious menu of American favorites for dinner each evening. Guests who are looking to enjoy a wonderful table service dinner option while in Disney Springs should make it a priority to visit The Edison for an experience that they won’t soon forget on a Disney vacation!