KRES CHOPHOUSE
KRES CHOPHOUSE

KRES CHOPHOUSE

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kreschophouse.com/
  • Phone: 4074477950x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining accommodates up to 40 guests for a sit down dinner. For reception style including cocktails and appetizers, our private dining room accommodates up to 50 guests. The upper level dining area, including the private dining room accommodates 75 guests for a sit down dinner or 100 guests for a cocktail reception. Kres Chophouse is also available for private events for approximately 250 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Billy Ray Deans 4074477950x
  • Entertainment: Feature entertainment on select evenings, please call for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Orange Avenue
  • Public Transit: Downtown Orlando has a complimentary bus system that loops the downtown area and is available on late nights when there are special events happening at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, Amway Arena, etc. The "LYMO" bus system stops on the corner of Church Street and Orange Avenue adjacent to Kres Chophouse.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available after 6:00pm directly in front of the restaurant. Parking garage available for self parking across the street from the restaurant in the SunTrust Parking Garage or at the 55 West Pine Street Garage.
A word from KRES CHOPHOUSE
The present and past pair beautifully at Kres Chophouse, a classic, top tier Steakhouse with a modern eclectic flair. This premier Steakhouse embodies the heart of Orlando's historic district, featuring chic and elegant décor within the striking architecture of a 1930's landmark. A thoughtful layout with luxurious banquettes and private dining options create an intimate dining atmosphere.

Kres Chophouse specializes in house aged, hand cut prime steaks and the freshest seafood, sourcing quality ingredients that emphasize authenticity over pretension. The full bar boasts a diversified and well-curated wine list as original as the art on the walls, with a weeknight happy hour featuring half priced appetizers at the bar.

Easy valet parking and the bustling nightlife of Orlando's legendary Church Street create an extraordinary dining experience for a night on the town!
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KRES CHOPHOUSE reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since March 25 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (61)romantic (44)fit for foodies (33)notable wine list (30)good for groups (18)neighborhood gem (17)hot spot (14)late-night find (12)vibrant bar scene (8)great for lunch (7)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Dinner for 7
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Excellent! We had a great square table in the back to accommodate our party which was reduced from 8 to 7.... The service was excellent and on target from start to finish. There was a noisy bachelor party dinner going on next to us which got quite noisy but we were ending our dinner when they arrived....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Will
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Kres is one of the best restaurants in the downtown area. The food and service are always consistently good and the ladies tending bar are the absolute best. I highly recommend this venue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    PCA22
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    In town for a family emergency and looked up on OT places to eat, so pleased we went! Food was great service was OUTSTANDING. Comparable to most top rated restaurants in NYC. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT a Surprise in dtn Orlando
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I have eaten at Kres several times and have always had a great meal! Everything on the menu is properly prepared, beautifully plated and a delight for the palate! Not only do I love this food as a local (I live just a few blocks a way), it has become my go to spot for dining with out of town guests or entertaining business and professional associates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kres dining
    love2eat
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Very nice decor. The lighting for the wine bottles was amazing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a romantic date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We live in Tampa and decided to celebrate our birthdays in Orlando. Thanks to great reviews, I decided to take my boyfriend here. We loved it!! Our server happened to over hear that it was his birthday, and sent out a delicious birthday dessert - on the house. It was a Thursday night and there were several groups having a good time as well. Thanks so much!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 10th anniversary
    tomtman
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Went to Kres at the advice of a friend and we had an awesome time. Asked for and received the window seat. Our waiter, Chris, was friendly and knowledgeable. We ordered the blackend sea scallops for an appetizer. Huge and sweet. My wife got the 8oz fillet and at Chris's recommendation, I tried the elk steak. Everything was delicious. The elk is not gamey at all. Then they brought us the bread pudding and ice cream (on the house) for our anniversary dessert. Highly recommended. Great time. Thanks again Chris.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food. Great Service.
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    It would have been a five as the Elk, carpaccio, Eacargot and Brussel Sprouts were great. The only Exception was the potato which tasted like they added too much salt. Small detail but with the coat it should be perfect. Great atmosphere and good wine recommended by Josh.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would definitely go back
    Anne52
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We were delighted with the quality of the food and the wine list. Service was great as well. A little pricey but terrific food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    Dine4Life
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I chose Kres Chophouse to take my wife to for our third wedding anniversary and was not disappointed! Reservations were made for 7:30pm and we were promptly seated and greeted by our server. We ordered the Blackened Diver Sea Scallops appetizer which arrived quickly and were cooked perfectly and were very good.... just a little pricey for the serving size. For the main course we had the Filet Wellington, and the Deer River Ranch Elk Loin. My first time eating Elk, and it was like filet mignon +100! Our server was very attentive, friendly, and brought us out a complimentary crème brule for our anniversary. I usually don't like crème brule, but this one was amazing and I actually ate most of it. All in all a great dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Dinner
    ChrisKF1
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    An excellent place for a business dinner. Food, wine list, ambiance, noise level were all exactly as one would want them to be. Wait staff was attentive and engaging but not disruptive; again, exactly as one would want them to be.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spot-on Steakhouse
    FoodMatters
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Everything a steak house should be. Cold tasty salads. Hot tender steaks. Yummy sides. Excellent reasonably priced wines. Efficient friendly service. Been visiting Kres often since they opened and never had a bad meal or experience. One of Downtown's great restaurants.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good !
    TPIV
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Always good food and not just for steaks; although, the steaks are great. Also have wild game occasionally.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Always a great experience! I love your salads. Everything is always cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Middle of the road
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Food was so so and the service lacked. Server didn't introduce himself and was not very personable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't go wrong
    JBBSVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Want a great place to take a date, or an important client...can't go wrong here. Our streaks were great and the service was perfet.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Filet was mouth watering
    FOODDUDE23VIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    They did an excellent job on that filet, service was stellar. Totally worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great good, great service!
    M1K1
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    This was our first time to Kres and we were immediately impressed with the decor and ambiance. We were greeted right away and our waiter was fantastic. He explained the menu to us and even recommended meals that were best when split...which I didn't expect from a pricey steakhouse, but he was spot on and my wife and I were glad we did split our meal because it was plenty of food! The food was wonderful and I highly recommend giving it a try!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    ServiceJunkie
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Waiting area couch table was covered with finished drinks making it unapealing to sit and relax to wait to be seated. Hostess said special menues would be on the table. They were not. Had to remind hostess. Menu`s were then switched at table while Elyssa was reading menu already making first impression akward. Waiters changed halfway through dinner.....This brought more akwardness. Waiter didnt know we were celebrating a birthday. At desert had to be reminded- Akwardness overload systems ready to crash. Other then that food was excellent! Work on service a bit. I like the place though:)
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food! Surprising Menu!!
    PhillipVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    My partner and I visited Kres Chophouse for the first time to celebrate his birthday. I was able to make my reservation and alert them of our celebration. They ensured a romantic spot upon arrival, accompanied by what seemed the BEST server available. We both were very surprised that Kres updates their menu every day, to provide the freshest food possible. We were both very pleased with our dinner, and would highly recommend it for a romantic dinner! We will definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Restaurant
    USFBulls2014
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    I have had the opportunity to dine on two separate occasions at Kres Chophouse in Orlando. On both occasions I was extremely pleased with every aspect of my dining experience. The food is always excellent and the servers are very personable. My family and I will come back again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special place for downtown Orlando
    DeanVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The restaurant feels like a classic steakhouse but the menu has a better variety than just steaks. My wife's salmon was very good, and my duck was prepared perfectly. Service was also very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for a celebration.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The only negative thing I can say is then Oscar added to my steak seemed to have too much lemon in the bernaise sauce. The steak could have had a hair more spice too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kress Chophouse
    Robert
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The service was great.The food was great, everything was as we had hoped it would be. I can't think of anything that could have been better. I can't wait to come back on our next special occassion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Julieravs
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Wonderful food. Started with calamari- cooked perfectly.. Romaine wedge was HUGE. My filet Wellington was amazing and the asparagus and truffle mash so good as well. Dessert: had to try the bread pudding. OMG in heaven. Only slight knock on the whole meal was that the whiskey taste was a little to much for me. Our server was great and knew a lot about our wine choice. I'd go back in a heart beat !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    LousyService
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We went to the Chop House prior to the Cher concert. The food was outstanding! It was off the chain, we enjoyed the chicken, Wellington and the Salmon. The service on the other hand was the worst ever. It took way to long to get our drinks, and forever to be asked if we wanted a second drink. The waiter wasn't friendly and didn't appear to really care about providing a high level of service.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner!
    diva1
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Having chosen this restaurant on-line, I had no idea if it would meet our expectations. It exceeded in every way and I would return in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not great this time
    TomBVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    The hostess was dressed in a long, racer back tank top, leggings and boots...not very professional or classy for this calibar of a restaurant. She also needed some people skills training (not very welcoming). The service was very poor, and sloooooow. There were only about 5 tables in the whole place. Drinks took 15 minutes! We noticed that it was very hot and uncomfortable and when we asked the server why, he simply stated air was not working...so basically DEAL WITH IT. No apologies. Steaks were good, one of veggie sides was forgotten, and due to the heat...we didn't stay for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • underwhelming
    clank
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Great appetizers. Highlight of the meal. After being sold on the in house aged steaks, I found my steak to be tough and uneventful. If this was an aged steak, I would hate to have seen it before it was. Truly underwhelming.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Steaks!
    sever333
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I had the New York Prime.....Fantastic flavor. The wife had the 8 oz Filet. You could cut it with a butter knife.....and it melted in your mouth. Our waiter was John. Ask for him....you won't be sorry.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and service
    Will
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Kres, always delivers a consistently good experience. I eat here a lot, dinner and lunch, and the food, service, and enviroment are all very better than most.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Calamari to die for
    Kimorjade
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The calamari was absolutely delicious- not rubbery, chewy or over breaded. A real find. The bread pudding for dessert is also a must! I have already recommended Kres to a friend! It was the perfect place for our 33rd anniversary!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food and service
    RokoVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I wanted a restaurant we hadn't' going to before to celebrate my sister's and mother's birthday. I looked on open table and chose Kres because it was near the comedy club we were going to attend after dinner. I was a little worried because it had recently received some unfavorable reviews. I wanted to write a review (normally I don't). Our server was Kevin and he was OUTSTANDING. He was very attentive and gave us excellent advice on menu choices and overall awesome service. Our food was excellent. It was cooked perfectly and we shared salads and sides that they split for us. We all really enjoyed our night out and I would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't eat here
    Starving
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    I went to this restaurant and waited for 50 minutes after my reservation. They made no effort to seat my party for lunch and we had to eventually leave to find something to eat before a meeting. I noticed that one party that was seated when my party arrived, had not received any service for the entire time. This was an awful experience and seems to be a universal and pervasive failure of customer service. I am surprised as a businessman that this place is still in operation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Overall a good experience. Not as good as The Capital Grille, but I would go back.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pre Theater Dinner
    Marcntyme
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We chose Kres for our pre theater dinner for its proximity to the Bob Carr Theater. We had a 6:00 pm reservation but because of the Downtown Traffic and an Orlando Magic game we were late. Our server helped to keep us on our schedule without sacrificing quality or service. I had the NY Strip perfectly seasoned and cooked. My Wife had the Duck, also wonderful. Our only regret not having enough time to try the Bread Pudding for desert. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-show dinner
    MarjieW
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Our server, Al, was friendly and helpful in describing unfamiliar ingredients in drink & food offerings. I tried the oysters Rockefeller. Not the best I ever had. IMO the oysters were undercooked(I don't eat raw) but tender and fresh. The spinach was runny. I disliked the taste of Pernod on top. My husband was quickly offered extra vegetables when he mentioned not caring for one of his sides. In answer to my questions, Al endorsed the pork chop and pork belly. Nice grilled flavor, tender. The tomato jam was delicious! I almost asked for more! It was perfect with the pork. As a side I had the same spinach as in the oysters Rockefeller, good flavor. It's a large side meant to be shared. I had a wonderful glass of an Argentine white wine.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best steak I ever had!
    TallahasseeLassie
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    A group of four friends had dinner at Kres Chophouse before seeing Jersey Boys. It was a great night. To start, the men had the romaine wedge salad, the other wife had the spinach salad and I had lobster bisque. We ate every last bite; not a crumb or drop was left. For the entrée we had 2 filet mignon, a salmon and I had the Filet Wellington. The steaks were cooked perfectly and could be cut with a fork. Then we had the white chocolate bread pudding (to share) for dessert. OMG! To top off the whole experience we had the best waiter ever. Thanks George! From the Christies and the Rays from Tallahassee, Florida
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth every $!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Best steak ever!! I don't eat steak and this was by far the best steak I have eaten. The service was fantastic!!! We have decided to spoil ourselves and make this restaurant a once a month visit!!! Thanks!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food with a great ambiance.
    JCVAUG
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Great food with a great ambiance. Service was very friendly and helpful. KRES is recommended from a tough reviewer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate