Are you ready to travel back in time? You don’t have to go far!
The newest restaurant just opened in Disney Springs‘ The Landing, and it has a 1920s industrial gothic style.
The Edison, named for Thomas Edison, is designed to look like an early 20th century electric company, but there are several rooms that have their own theme. Check out The Patent Office, The Tesla Lounge, The Radio Room, The Waterfront Patio, The Ember Parlour, and the Telegraph Lounge. The Lab will be a special performance place for contortionists, aerialists, live cabaret, and DJs.
The Edison is open for lunch and dinner Sunday through Wednesday 11:30am through 1am and until 2am Thursdays through Saturdays.
Guests must be at least 21 years old to enter the restaurant after 10pm Thursdays through Saturdays, and there will be a $10 cover charge at this time.
That’s not all; guests also must wear “venue appropriate attire.” Disney’s website says that jeans are allowed, but men are not allowed to wear sleeveless shirts. Presumably, they welcome guests who dress in period- specific attire. That would be fun!
The restaurant may be retro, but this fine/signature dining establishment has created a modern menu with a 1920s flare. Start with DB Clothesline Candied Bacon or a Dancin’ Corn Dog. Entrees are called “Patented Specialties” and include Jumbo Lump Crab cakes, Crispy Fried Chicken, Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup, fish, steak, ribs, and The Edison signature beef blend burger of sirloin, short rib and brisket. They also have 28 Day Dry-Aged Prime Rib. Add Butter Mashed, seasonal Mushrooms, fries, asparagus, or creamed spinach, and finish it all off with some delicious sweets like Black Cherry Cream gelato, Key Lime Pie, apple cobbler, Lollipop Tree, or a Banana Split.
In true Disney fashion, this high-end restaurant also serves an impressive selection of drinks including wine by the glass or by the bottle plus house cocktails, mocktails, and draught beers. If you’re visiting with a group, check out one of the Edison Signature drinks for the whole table.
This is a pretty fancy restaurant, but the prices aren’t too bad. Entrees cost between $20 and $34, but drinks are pretty pricey like $10 for beer, just a bit more for liquor, and $20 or more for cocktails. Those “for the table” drinks will set you back $100, but since they serve eight to ten people, you can split the bill. Advanced Dining Reservations are suggested; however, The Edison does not currently accept the Disney Dining Plan.
The Edison at Disney Springs: a fun eatery, or not your style?