One of my favorite dates is to take a drive out to Disney Springs to check out the shops, entertainment and restaurants. Since I am no longer a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder, visiting Disney Springs is how I get my Disney fix. This time, we decided to have lunch at The Edison, an industrial-gothic themed restaurant, bar and entertainment venue, located in the Town Center area of Disney Springs.
The story of The Edison goes as follows: It was originally a power plant that opened in 1901, the same year that Walt Disney was born. In the roaring 20’s it transformed into a restaurant. Since there have been many renovations done at Disney Springs, the aesthetic of The Edison fits in perfectly.
The Edison is family-friendly during the day, but come 10pm, the entertainment becomes a little more “risque” with aerialists, cabaret dancers and DJs. No children are allowed inside the restaurant after this time. There is a $10 cover charge on Thursday through Sunday nights to enter. There are multiple areas for guests to explore (7 in total!) and it’s fun taking in all of the steampunk style details. My favorite part of the restaurant was the giant clock that you see as soon as you walk in the front door. It dings every hour.
We decided to start out with the Dancin’ Corn Dogs. I am a sucker for anything smothered in batter and deep fried, so these were an obvious choice. There were 3 corn dogs spray-painted with edible silver paint and served with a mustard fruit puree, which was surprisingly really tasty. We were eyeing our neighbor’s DB Clothesline Candied Bacon, but at $15, I thought the corn dogs would be a tastier and more affordable choice.
For my meal, I went with the Organic Tomato Soup and Gooey Grilled Cheese ($18). The tomato soup was slightly spicy, but the grilled cheese…best I have ever had! It was Fontina, Muenster, Gruyère, and Alpine Swiss on buttered sourdough. I had a craving for this particular sandwich a few days later and even though I bought the exact cheeses to re-create it, the taste wasn’t quite the same. Chris ordered The Edison burger ($19) which was a blend of sirloin, short rib, and brisket topped with Cabot cloth bound cheddar, crispy onions, smoked bacon, house-made pickles, lettuce, tomato, and Special Sauce and a side of fries. I tried a bite and it was really good as well.
I really wanted to try one of their desserts, but we were too full. The Lollipop Tree sounded interesting. It was cheesecake pops and bubble-gum whipped cream (yes please!). After our meal, we checked out some of the different areas inside the restaurant before calling it a day.
Have you checked out The Edison yet? What did you try? We will definitely be back for dinner, drinks and the evening entertainment sometime.