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
94 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (61)romantic (57)notable wine list (35)fit for foodies (30)neighborhood gem (21)good for groups (19)hot spot (18)late-night find (14)vibrant bar scene (12)great for lunch (11)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • V-Day
    JustineVic
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Was in Orlando on vacation for Valentines, picked Kres by chance but we couldn't have been happier, great food and excellent service,
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Valentine's Dinner
    OrlandoNativeandGF
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Overall we enjoyed our Valentine's Day experience. There was a slight mix-up with our orders, but management corrected it and we were happy. A reservation is advised.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything we had, including
    norisk
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Everything we had, including the service was absolutely outstanding. It is our "go to" place for any special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    u108092
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    This was my first time visiting Kres Chophouse. I did not know what to expect. I came during the middle of the lunch service. The restaurant was full. The restaurant was packed, but we were promptly seated, the noise level wasn't too bad and service was amazing. The server was not too intrusive but sufficiently attentive that i didn't feel left out. Then came the food. Wow, it was amazing. I had the Grilled Chicken Caprese, every mouthful felt like an explosion of flavors inside my palate. The truffle vinaigrette did not over power the seasoning of the chicken. The cheese was fresh and delightful, the tomatoes perfectly cut, the basil was perfect. I could not have asked more of a salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem in downtown Orlando
    gdr431
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Great food, fabulous servers, Tony and Charlie! Really happy that we found this gem, because it was across the street from our hotel, the Grand Bohemian. Ambiance was nice, a bit noisy, however, the service was great and so was the food. Would highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown Catch
    Paul
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Located right downtown, walking distance from train station. Food and service very good . One of a kind. Simply delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    My boyfriend had a filet and brussel sprouts and I had filet wellington. Both were amazing. I appreciated the price, presentation and variety of my meal, because my wellington really was a meal. The plate had 2 asparagus spears, mashed potatoes and breaded steak. it was delightful. My boyfriend ordered alacart. His steak was perfectly prepared and delicious and the brussel sprout side he enjoyed fully. The service was great, punctual and polite. Kres is one of our favorite restaurants in all of Orlando.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kres was awesome!
    JanCSR
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Kres Chophouse was awesome! Filet mignon was the best I've ever had. Service was also amazing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice B-day present
    BDAYBOI
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Spoke to the attractive hostess when we arrived asked how we were doing but she didnt reply back we I said great and how are you?. Did wish us a good evening as we were leaving. Waiter was a little slow, but was very polite and was attentive to our dining needs. lamb ribs were a bit over cooked but were delicious. I ordered steak rib eye which was outstanding very nice quality of meat. My GF ordered the duck, said it needed more seasoning but over all she gave it about a 6.5 on a scale from 1-10. Desert was great had the oreo cheese cake-really rich even for a chocoholic Over all had a great dining experince and a nice B-Day. I would recommded to my friends and I will dine again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kres is a fixture on Church
    JKS1
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Kres is a fixture on Church Street. That's because the place is great, the food is really good from appetizers through steaks. Above all the service is friendly and sharp. The bar usually hops and the people behind the bar are exceptional. You walk out feeling that you've had good value and a special evening. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sexy Elegance
    Stacy
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    If you like great service, decor, food, and sophisticated people this place is for you. Form your own impression and check it out. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Supierior food. thier meat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Supierior food. thier meat is aged and is siply wonderful. Terrific staff.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful romantic spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    The Elk and lamb was incredible, the scallops best in town. I felt like our sever really wanted us to have a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I like mine Pittsburgh/ rare
    JeMangeVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    I had a group of 8 people meet me for dinner over the weekend. The place to me is very sexy, and cozy. I live around the corner and love to stroll in at any time and grab a bite. The dinner went well. The service for our large group was very good and again, I love the ambiance..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine selection
    SteakWinelover
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The wine selection wasn't super impressive but we really enjoyed the evening. Very nice place for a steak. Just don't ask if there's a corkage fee and/or if you can bring your own wine!
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Perfect 10!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    My boyfriend and I went there for a celebration dinner and he is the most picky person on the planet. He ALWAYS finds something negative to say about any restaurant we go to. From the scallops appetizer, to the 007 Martini (very strong btw) he had glowing reviews of everything! It was the first time he hasn't said he didn't like something about the food! That's a huge accomplishment in itself. Lol I had the Ashley Farms Chicken and he had the filet with "Oscar" over top. Our waiter (can't recall his name..Roy possibly) was excellent and made great recommendations. It's a little pricey but for a dinner he loves and no negative comments..totally worth it. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night !
    JohnGroup
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Our table of 4 had a fabulous meal, great drinks and service, and just as great was the wonderful food. I like the new blend of mushrooms you now use in the sautéed side dish. We last came there with the Fat Guy last year before a Magi game, but we will be back again much sooner. Keep up the good work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible quality, overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    The server misinformed us that the steaks are undercooked so we ordered medium temps. When they arrived, they were dried out and well done. You shouldn't have to eat steaks w/ bernaise sauce to mask the dryness. For the prices they charge, I would pick Capital Grill or Del Friscos anyday over Kress
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always excellent
    JIMMY
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Went to Kres a few weeks back and loved it so we returned for my wife's birthday. Again the food and service were excellent. Best steakhouse in orlando.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memorable server with great food
    firsttimers
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Our server took exceptional care of us and was very personable. Food was well prepared and beautifully plated. Try the Kres signature cocktail
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Went for our first time after years of never getting the chance. Wow I wish I would of gone years ago instead of other local steak houses. The food was delicious lamb ribs, sea scallops, prime sixteen NYC steak, ribeye 18oz, desert creme brulee, and bread pudding. Everything had its own great taste and was cooked perfect. Service was over the top. Joe, Kevin, and Charles all made our night to remeber. Oh the drinks at the bar were great good selection. We will return for sure. I would recommend everyone who lives in the Orlando area to check out this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable!
    Cinder
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The ambiance, food and service were all top of the line. Close to Amway Center, if you are attending a event there. I'd recommend any of their steaks (I had the petit filet-scrumptious!) as well as any of their salads, all of which were excellent and nice sized portions. We had the Creme brûlée and the white chocolate bread pudding, both of which were to die for. French press coffee topped off the dining experience, and it, too, was excellent. Very elegant decor made us feel as if we were in LA or NYC! You won't be disappointed! Well worth the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in Orlando
    jenny
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    This has to be one of the best restaurants in Orlando.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was celebrating my birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    I was celebrating my birthday at Kres and had an amazing experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    CH53SME
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    One of the best calermari dishes I have ever eaten, steak was also very good
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice dinner, amazing service
    Diego82
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    I found Kres while searching nearby steak houses, and it was a really pleasant experience. Nice decorated, is a good place to bring your special someone (or soon to be special someone!) for a night out in downtown area. I started with the calamari. The portion is quite big, so as an appetizer can be shared by 2 easily. It was not "crusty" as I would like my calamari to be, but this is more a matter of taste rather than anything else I think. After I tried the rib eye. Really well presented, cooked as requested, and very tasty. I took it with the potatoes with cheese. Highly recommended. Worth mention the SERVICE. I was being taking care by ROBERT, he is just amazing. If you are lucky enough to have him, you will understand what I mean.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    JIMMY
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Went to Kres for my birthday dinner with my wife and was delighted. Great food and service. All appetizers, entrees, and desserts were top notch. Will definitely return. Best steakhouse in orlando in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Steak!
    SanfordGirl
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed two beautifully cut ribeye steaks Saturday night! We both started with the Wedge salad with bleu cheese crumbles and we complimented our steaks with rosemary mashed potatoes. The creme brulee for dessert was also excellent! The service was top shelf! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, but not great.
    22fast
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This restaurant has a nice location, on Church Street, however it lacks the high-end ambiance of a quality steakhouse. The decor seems a little dated, and the food is good when it comes to steaks, however the rest of the accoutrements left something to be desired. Service was excellent. The price was moderate, and the energy level of the restaurant seemed good. This is not as good as Houston's, nor is it as good as Ruth's Chris or Morton's, however it's not bad.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • new years eve
    losermi
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    following a tragic magic game, great to have a great meal at Kres ribeye superb...dessert bread pudding best ever!! only complaint was mushrooms cold..waitress brought out replacement cold again owner/manager walking around took off our bill..waitress was great and runners were on top of things all other foods hot and delish!! only other minor complaint was can see tv in bar area from rest of restaurant magic was on which was fine. but when it switched to mixed martial arts ..not exaclty what one wants to watch during a fabulous meal we will be back and bring friends to our new favorite church street steak house!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot for Special Occasions!
    xxitalychicaxx21
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My friends and I decided to go to Kres for New Years Eve. It was a great choice! Being able to make reservations ahead of time guaranteed us a seat. Our server was very personable and on top of things. We had the lamb ribs and calamari for appetizers, calamari was out of this world! 3 out of the 4 had the Peppercorn NY Strip steak which was full of flavor and had great side items. The other person got Elk and it tasted just like Filet Migeon - delicious! We finished the night off with the White Choc Bread pudding and Chocolate Molten Cake... AMAZING! It is on the pricier side but well worth it if you want to spend a little extra to have a fabulous dining experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't dissappoint
    Rick
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    This was my second time at Kres and I was not disappointed. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. It was on the pricey side but definitely worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    The bar staff and waiters were all very knowledgeable and efficient. The food was great. My ribeye was flavorful and cooked just the way I asked. Really good wine selection too. One of my favorite restaurants in Orlando.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Happy
    Handy
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Had the divers scallops to start with. Awesome. The server Jared did an excellent job and was always available and willing to take care of my wife's special needs. She had the grouper and and I had the Ribeye and bother were cooked to perfection. Loved the table sides so that we could share. Also had the bread pudding with a scoop of vanilla, which I was not excited to try, because I am not fond of either bread or pudding, but the combo was amazing. The atmosphere was just busy enough to let us know that this was a popular restaurant, yet the lighting and set up allowed it to still be personal and romantic. Also loved the complimentary valet. This will be our new date night destination for a bit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place with good food
    Lalevato
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    Nice place with good food and very friendly staff. Noise level was a little bit higher but that could be due to several end of the year gatherings. Usually a nice place for business lunch in downtown Orlando.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    I've been to Kres many times and it is my go-to favorite for steak whenever I am downtown. The staff are incredibly friendly and attentive without ever making you feel like they are hovering. Just keep in mind that if you plan to have a couple drinks before dinner, a decent bottle of wine with dinner, an appetizer, and an entree for each person and a couple sides for the table, expect to pay a min of about $100 per person. So, this may not be an every night kind of place, but is excellent for a special occasion or just a nice night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Twist on a Steak House
    2bulldogsVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Very modern interesting decor and fun vibe. We had an intimate window seat for our date night. Good wine selection. Our steaks were done perfectly. The service was engaging and attentive but not over the top.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a gem
    cruzluversVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    We had a fantastic dinner at Kres, our first time dining there. Arriving early (5:30) it was very quiet which we liked. Looking over their great menu while having our delicious cocktails, we found it hard to decide what to have - everything looked so good. John, our very helpful server, made several suggestions which were great. Starting out with warm sour dough bread, I had the blackened diver scallops (3 large ones) and DH had the escargot. My good sized portion of medium rare Wellington beef filet just melted in my mouth. Also so delicious was DH's Loin of Elk. We actually made it to dessert (a yummy light berry flan) and coffee. All in all, a wonderful restaurant and meal. Be sure to ask for John when you dine there - he is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    Check it out. I would go back if I ever make it into Orlando again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last Minute Find
    MikeGV
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    Overall great food and service. We were looking for a restaurant in the vicinity of the Bob Carr Performance Center and found this restaurant. Waiter we was very knowledgeable and helpful with my wife's choices for her gluten allergy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.