Outside The Edison Restaurant & Bar, a circular fountain and a thriving, vibrant lawn invite diners to step up to a white-shingled edifice that looks as much like a home as a restaurant. Inside, black brick walls, black-and-white portraiture, and a finished-wood piano bespeak the eatery's elegant yet unpretentious air. Executive chef Stuart Gordon, who has spent time in the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and Barbados, utilizes years of experience in top restaurants to craft full-flavored dishes. Six dining areas, each with their own ambiance, accommodate private meetings and parties. In the aptly named Chandelier Bar, sports fans can cheer for their team with pints in hand and charbroiled cheeseburger in mouth. And on the terrace bar, patrons can peer across to the Fort Myers Country Club and admire its flourishing palm trees and well-maintained missile defense system.
The aroma of cigars hits you as you walk into the spacious humidor. Boxes line the walls, filled with everything from Ashtons to Gurkhas and Don Pepin Garcias. This humidor is the handy work of Rich Castiano, who grew up watching his father Sal enjoy a good smoke. To share his love of cigars with others, Rich established the World Famous Cigar Bar and stocked it with the finest stogies around. He even created his own special blend in honor of Sal—the 1929 Castiano, a box-pressed cigar featuring Nicaraguan filler, a Jalapa binder, and an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper.
Owner and Chef Tony Newton keeps bellies filled sun-up to sundown with classic American fare, from omelets and waffles to sandwiches, steaks, and pasta. Located near Vanderbilt Beach, Fred’s Food, Fun & Spirits fuels patrons for a day of sandcastle-stomping by cooking a bottomless breakfast buffet as fresh as the alphabet’s 27th letter. A dog-friendly outdoor patio, meanwhile, conveniently allows diners and their best four-legged friends to hang out while patrons nosh on one of the day’s three most important meals. The patio and two full bars also entertain patrons with nightly events, including musical acts, poker, comedy, and Fourier analysis competitions.
5 Brothers specializes in gourmet and specialty pizzas alongside Italian-style subs, wraps, salads, and more. Unfold a menu and an order of garlic knots ($3.50 for six; $5.50 for a dozen) with your tongue to start off a meal. Pizza options range from a single slice (cheese, $2.25 each; combo, $3 each) to 18" pies. Sink your teeth into the gooey goodness of a five-cheese white pizza ($14.95–$18.75), a specialty buffalo chicken ($16.75–$20.75), or the immensely popular Sicilian Supreme ($16.75–$20.75). The stuffed pizza ($16.75–$20.75) comes crammed with mozzarella, spinach, red peppers, meatballs, pepperoni, and roasted garlic and is sprinkled with 5 Brothers' specialty blend of herbs and spices. For the greener eaters, 5 Brothers dishes up seven specialty salads, such as the beach salad, romaine lettuce tossed with turkey, tomatoes, onions, cranberries, and feta (small, $7.25).
Mai Harkness admits that she loves to entertain guests and be the center of attention—she says on her website that it's just her Leo nature. But at Cgrape Chef, she steps back from a 20-year career in front-of-house work and thrusts her food into the spotlight.
Perhaps because of her passion for hospitality, Harkness's menu has something for just about everyone. Her fresh seafood, micro-greens, and organic produce span flavors from Thailand to Vietnam to Italy to meat-and-potatoes America. The Eastern influence is most prominent in entrees such as mongolian beef, pad thai, and pho. Other dishes have a classic supper-club feel, such as seafood risotto and pot roast. Although her menu is full of meats and gourmet glutens, Harkness also makes sure to offer several gluten-free and vegan choices. When the weather's nice, a couple of patio tables bloom behind the hedge that fronts Cgrape Chef's unassuming storefront.
We have 2 bars - one inside, one outside, both bars are SMOKER-FRIENDLY. We are open daily from 11am 'til 2am and have great drink deals every day! Weekdays, we have a 25 cent menu from noon - 7pm - MON- pizza slices, TUES- tacos, WED - wings, THUR - hot dogs, FRI- slider burgers! We also feature $1 drafts Mon-Fri 'til 7