REVIEW: The Edison at Disney Springs Already Changes Signature Cocktails, We Try Additional Items

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We made a return trip to The Edison this week to try a few more entrees and drinks. You may remember our review from a soft opening night where we really enjoyed our meal including the great signature cocktails.

Quite the discovery was made after we sat down: nearly the entire signature cocktails list was changed, minus two drinks (The Edison and Mistress were spared from the menu overhaul). We tried each of the completely new beverages so you don’t have to. Or you can try them, they’re quite good and I’m not your mother. We also tried a number of dishes we did not on our first visit, so let’s see how they are.

The Edison

Edison Signature Cocktails – $14.00 each

City of Light – Tanqueray 10 Gin, Angostura Bitters, Lime, Cucumber Soda

City of Light - Tanqueray 10 Gin, Angostura Bitters, Lime, Cucumber Soda

Those are the bitters laying on the top there, you’re gonna want to make sure this one is stirred well before drinking. It’s a good mix and doesn’t taste too gin-heavy, which is a good thing.

Electric Mule – Reyka Vodka, Lemon, Strawberry & Lemongrass Cordial, Ginger Beer

Electric Mule - Reyka Vodka, Lemon, Strawberry & Lemongrass Cordial, Ginger Beer

We all agreed that the old mule that The Edison had during opening was a more unique option, but this one also doesn’t disappoint.

Happy Herbie – Templeton Rye Whiskey, Aperol, Apple Bitters, Lemon

Happy Herbie - Templeton Rye Whiskey, Aperol, Apple Bitters, Lemon

This is a happy one for sure. Very bitter orange flavor balance well with the apple and lemon contrast, the whiskey is just an added bonus.

Time Turner – Cruzen White Rum, Campari, Lime, Pineapple, Orgeat

Time Turner - Cruzen White Rum, Campari, Lime, Pineapple, Orgeat

Nothing too special, it feels like a typical “convention” drink, AKA rum and fruit. We’re fans of both, so it’s a good option.

Mistress – Stoli Elit Vodka, Amaro Montenegro, Lemon, Pomegranata, Domaine Chandon

Mistress - Stoli Elit Vodka, Amaro Montenegro, Lemon, Pomegranata, Domaine Chandon

A champagne cocktail best fit for after your meal, but with the drink being the right about of lemon and bubbly we can recommend this at any time.

Teacher’s Apple – Bulleit Rye, Sweet Vermouth, Apple Cordial, Angostura Bitters

Teacher's Apple - Bulleit Rye, Sweet Vermouth, Apple Cordial, Angostura Bitters

The Edison’s twist on a Manhattan comes out as a liquored-up concoction with a lingering apple flavor. Plus the glass it’s served in is really simplistic and fun to drink from.

 

Samantha Sterling – Grey Goose Vodka, Lillet Rose, Watermelon, Lime, Cinnamon Cordial

Samantha Sterling - Grey Goose Vodka, Lillet Rose, Watermelon, Lime, Cinnamon Cordial

Yes, the name is a reference to an old character that was portrayed at The Adventurer’s Club. The cinnamon was minimal on top, but the drink was a fruity and floral refreshment.

Appetizers

Deviled Eggs – Smoked Prosciutto, Crisp Potatoes – $12.00

Deviled Eggs - Smoked Prosciutto, Crisp Potatoes - $12.00

Deviled Eggs - Smoked Prosciutto, Crisp Potatoes - $12.00

If you enjoy deviled eggs, we absolutely recommend trying these. There’s now multiple places at Disney Springs to get deviled eggs, and these just about top the list. We’d love to see a deviled eggs cook-off between the restaurants (someone call Chef Art Smith). One member of our party went as far as to say they were the best she had ever had in her life. I’d put them somewhere in my top 5 personally.

Dancin’ Corn Dog – All Beef Knock, Mustard Fruit Puree – $12.00

Dancin' Corn Dog - All Beef Knock, Mustard Fruit Puree - $12.00

Dancin' Corn Dog - All Beef Knock, Mustard Fruit Puree - $12.00

Dancin’ because the corn dogs come out similar to the Dalkey Duo at Raglan Road, they’re bouncing all around on the wooden block they’re served on as they’re delivered. Expect a plump hot dog below the breading that has a nice crunch to each bite. We were very skeptical of the mustard fruit puree, but after trying the sauce, we’re believers. I wouldn’t have a bite of these without it. It’s a rich blend of fruit with a unique taste, difficult to describe but really fantastic.

Electri-Fries – L. Burbank Hand Cut Potatoes, ‘Edison Special Sauce’, Bacon, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Chopped Green Onion – $12.00

Electri-Fries - L. Burbank Hand Cut Potatoes, 'Edison Special Sauce', Bacon, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Chopped Green Onion - $12.00

Electri-Fries - L. Burbank Hand Cut Potatoes, 'Edison Special Sauce', Bacon, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Chopped Green Onion - $12.00

Our first review didn’t hold these fries in a positive light. Since then we’ve spoken with numerous people who have had a much better experience with the fries, so we gave them another try, and we are VERY glad we did. Our concerns from the first time were that the fries were overly coated in the Edison Sauce making the fries soggy. They resolved this issue and the fries came out crisp, fresh, with the perfect amount of sauce and toppings. This is the best comeback story of 2018 so far.

 

Entrees

Jumbo Lump Crabcake – Green Papaya-Mango Salad, Grain Mustard Sauce – $28.00

Jumbo Lump Crabcake - Green Papaya-Mango Salad, Grain Mustard Sauce - $28.00

Jumbo Lump Crabcake - Green Papaya-Mango Salad, Grain Mustard Sauce - $28.00

Our server initially didn’t want to recommend the crab cakes because he felt the portion was too small for the price, although he did admit it was the best crab cake he’s ever had. Knowing we were going to get dessert and a bunch of appetizers, it felt like the proper time to get a potentially small meal. We were wrong. The dish arrived with three sizeable crab cake balls that were STUFFED with crab. Not crab salad, not a bunch of coleslaw to take space up, but crab. Flaky, tasty, wonderful crab. A literal crab cake. These were next-level amazing and we’re going to come back for them, absolutely worth your money and recommended.

Centennial Steak – NY Strip Steak, Fried Peppers, Goat Cheese Gratin Potato – $34.00

Centennial Steak - NY Strip Steak, Fried Peppers, Goat Cheese Gratin Potato - $34.00

A very sizable steak for the price that was cooked to the perfect temperature. We can’t totally say the steak is better than one you would get at The BOATHOUSE, but it’s a really great option if you end up at The Edison. The only letdown was the Goat Cheese Gratin Potatoes. These were sliced potatoes served on the side that could have used a bit more time in the oven, each had a crisp in the middle that emulated a raw potato.

28 Day Dry-Aged Prime Rib – Horseradish-Black Pepper Crust, Au Jus, Cheddar Popover – QUEEN CUT Boneless 18oz – $29.00

28 Day Dry-Aged Prime Rib - Horseradish-Black Pepper Crust, Au Jus, Cheddar Popover - QUEEN CUT Boneless 18oz - $29.00

28 Day Dry-Aged Prime Rib - Horseradish-Black Pepper Crust, Au Jus, Cheddar Popover - QUEEN CUT Boneless 18oz - $29.00

Okay, so this one isn’t too photogenic, but what it lacks in beauty it makes-up in taste. It’s a gigantic piece of prime rib that was expertly aged and cooked to the proper temperature. The Au Jus sauce added just enough tang, and the cheddar popover helped soak up some of the remaining juicy goodness. It’s an absolute steal at the price and 100% recommended, easily one of the best prime ribs we’ve had anywhere.

 

Dessert

Bittersweet Chocolate “Mile-High” Cake – Raspberry Coulis – $12.00

Bittersweet Chocolate "Mile-High" Cake - Raspberry Coulis - $12.00

Bittersweet Chocolate "Mile-High" Cake - Raspberry Coulis - $12.00

Our server said, much to his disappointment, that the cake was not a literal mile high. Instead what arrived was a solid chocolate cake. Nothing too crazy or different, but a solid and safe choice to finish your meal at The Edison. We recommend going for the Black Cherry Cream shake from our first review instead.

OVERALL

We miss a few of the old signature drinks, but the new selections are just as good as the original ones (albeit a little less creative). As we continue to explore the appetizers and entrees, we have yet to encounter anything truly bad. The Edison continues to prove itself among the growing portfolio of Disney Springs restaurants, and I’m tempted to say it might become my favorite with another visit or two of this quality. Besides the food and drink, we have also been attended to by two fo the best servers we have ever had anywhere, not just at Walt Disney World. The Edison is a must visit, and that’s even before talking about the fantastic live music and various acts we’ve seen performing there.

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  • Wow, 3 small crab cakes for $28, no thanks
    Looks like a wonderful atmosphere, but the prices are so high.

  • When I went they could not make an Old Fashioned. They said they were out of Whiskey. I was not impressed and saw no dragons or burlesque. A lighthouse is more fun

  • For the cocktail illiterate, you DO NOT mix up the bitters on top if the drink…the idea is to sip the cocktail THROUGH the bitters. This is what gives it the signature taste as opposed to a regular gin and tonic.

  • Just finished eating at the Edison two hours ago. The Edison burger was the best burger I’ve ever had. The mix of ground sirloin, smoked beef brisket, and short rib was truly amazing. The Edison cocktail was very good, as was The Last Word. My wife had the Cuban sandwich, which was also excellent. We really enjoyed it overall. They are still experiencing growing pains. Met with the general manager Chris, and expressed that there isn’t a single dessert that doesn’t contain dairy for us lactose intolerant people. He explained that he is also GM for Maria and Enzo’s. They are still working to refine the menus and make changes. Seemed very responsive to our concerns. Give it time. I think this place will be stellar once it hits it’s stride.

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