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
93 reviews since May 18, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (62)romantic (57)notable wine list (35)fit for foodies (29)neighborhood gem (21)good for groups (18)hot spot (16)late-night find (14)great for lunch (11)vibrant bar scene (11)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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.
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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.
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will absolutely return
    PTDoc
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    My party was a double birthday celebration. The restaurant was understanding of our tardiness.Our server was knowledgeable and patient. Everyone was pleased with their meals, the service was great. I order the lobster tail, and it was by far one of the best I've tasted. Server also went beyond normal expectation, by providing the birthday girls with birthday treats to conclude our visit. I'll definitely be returning and recommending.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FIRST TIME KRES EXPERIENCE
    freedom2011
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    LOVED THE ELEGANT LOOK AND FEEL OF THE RESTAUANT, OUR SERVER ROBERT WAS WONDERFUL AND THE FOOD WAS VERY EXCELLENT. WE WILL BE BACK.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our first time to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    This was our first time to Kres Cophouse, but definitely not the last. Our server Brandi knew the menu and timed our dinner perfectly when we told her we had to catch a show; she helped make our visit an excellent dining experience. I started with the seared scallops -- a wonderful combination of sweet from the scallops and heat from the sriracha in the sauce. My 12 oz filet entre was cooked to a perfect med-rare and the beef was superior (I'm from the Midwest and pretty picky about my steaks). I also ordered a side of mushrooms that where incredible. No desert because of the show... next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant, but steak
    Pick
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Nice restaurant, but steak was actually "dry" and waitress made several mistakes with the order.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite Celebration Spot
    nursenancy
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    I have been to KRES Chophouse on two other occasions and loved it each time. I can't say enough about the food--really excellent. There were five of us, celebrating a birthday. The service is top-notch. We had cocktails, then appetizers. The diver scallops, calamari and Oysters Rockefeller were all delicious. The lobster bisque is among the best I've had anywhere. I had the Beef Wellington, friends had the ribeye, the filet mignon and the duck. Everyone raved about their food. It is located in a 1930s landmark building that was a five and dime store. They have kept the original architecture and added to the Art Deco style. It is also "considered to be a paranormal hot-spot by Central Florida ghost hunters." I saw nothing unusual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Almost perfect
    Tamster
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This was a repeat visit to Kres, and the restaurant continues to live up to its well earned reputation. Our steaks were cooked perfectly. Spot on service. The one negative comment is that the wine is not served at proper temperature. We had the Nickel & Nickel. Not only was it not slightly chilled, it was slightly warm as if the storage area was a little hot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The fillet Wellington was
    MooDoe
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The fillet Wellington was horrible. The appetizers were quite good.
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  • A Great Find
    Vinnie
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    It was by far the best steakhouse in Orlando. Steaks perfectly cooked. The salads and sides were equally delicious. They even created special sundaes for us. Our waitress Lindsay was especially helpful, but never intrusive. Make sure to check it out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kres is certainly worth a try!
    TimH
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    We visited Kres at a challenging time between sessions of NCAA tourney games on Thursday, March 20. Still, Kres passed with flying colors in spite of the challenges. Our server was pleasant, attentive and provided first rate service. The Wedge salad was very good. While my steak wass good, there are better steaks in the Central Florida area. My companions enjoyed the filet while I tried the NY Prime. I will return to Kres in the future and I definitely recommend it while in downtown Orlando!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • highly recommend.....food,
    kens
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    highly recommend.....food, wine, server all excellent....you will not be disiappointed
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dining
    Cris
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Our table was secluded and was perfect for our business lunch. The rare tuna was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect place for business lunch
    mich
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    A good choice for a business lunch. Great selection, good food and outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Typical steakhouse with overpriced food and sides. Portions are too big for one and two small to split. Duckling was excellent - surprising at a steak house. Service was super slow and took almost 30 minutes to figure our bill although we were a group of 8 asking for 6-way split. Challenged to handle a large group.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A suprise disappointment....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    An old standby for special occasions and to escape the normal restaurants truly disappointed on all levels except the great wine selection. Hoping for a better result next time.
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  • Modern Steak Place
    OUGPat
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    What a nice find Downtown. Not a lot of folks make it downtown when visiting Orlando, but we wanted to get away from the commotion of the parks and find a nice steak place. Kres fit that bill very well. Really nice modern vibe, with both traditional and updated menu items. The service was outstanding... friendly and attentive without hovering or being obsequies. For starters, the Lobster Bisques was outstanding. Very rich and flavorful. We all got steaks and they were all perfectly prepared to our liking with just the right amount of seasoning.
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  • KRES will impress!
    JSayrahVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    The food and service were both wonderful. I had the Filet Wellington and it was amazing! My friend had the Filet with a side of creamed spinach, and she loved it. We also had the shrimp cocktail as an appetizer, which was delicious! I can't emphasize enough how great the food AND service were! Will definitely return next time I'm in Orlando!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good steak house. Service
    Voidmoon
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Very good steak house. Service good, no complaints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    nixantoro
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    1st time we've been there and we loved it - service, atmosphere, and welcoming staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service...
    KathyEVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We were running late to get to a function….and the server and staff were SO accommodating! They got us wonderful food in a great hurry…and we got to our function on time. Thank you Kres!!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service and atmosphere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Great food, service and atmosphere. We will return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kres always hits the mark
    Will
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    I dine here frequently at the bar and in the dining room, and have also taken large groups here for dinner since it is well located for downtown business activities. The food is always very good to excellent and the service is professional and friendly. This is a consisterntly good experience for food and atmosphere. The bartenders are all fabulous as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Start to a Great Night
    1knightOut
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The food was truly outstanding, reasonable portions, cooked to perfection and delicious. The service was very good but some minor slips were noticeable, one lady ordered beer and it was delivered with no glass and the meal was delivered prior to any bread or rolls which had to be asked for.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This restaurant was a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    This restaurant was a great choice for my husband and I to have dinner on our wedding anniversary. The food was great and service excellent. We were also pleasantly surprised when we were told we got a treat for being first tim guest - free calamari, it was great. We changed location for dinner and was happy we cyose Kres Chophouse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place for business lunch
    mjb17
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Staff was not intrusive and did not rush us. Very convenient location and good diverse menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mostly good...
    NboroGirl
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    We were a party of 5 vacationers who dine here. The service was excellent. The food, for the most part, was good. I would stay away from what I ordered, though - steak au poivre. I don't know what kind of meat the 'steak' was, but it was strangely dense with a weird texture, and it was very, very salty. I typically like salty things, but this was too much for even me. Everyone else seemed to enjoy their meals. I only ate half of my steak, and gave some to other family members to try, and no one liked it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic