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About 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!

17 W. Church St.
Orlando, FL 32801
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Orange Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 447-7950

Website:
http://www.kresrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Feature entertainment on select evenings, please call for details.

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.

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.

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: (407) 447-7950

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

KRES CHOPHOUSE Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (56)
Good for a Date (43)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
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Romantic (38)
Pre/post Theatre (33)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Business Meals (30)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Cozy (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Bar Seating (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Fun (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Casual (6)
People Watching (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Authentic (5)
Seasonal (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined 2 days ago

Great setting to talk business - small group.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

This was not our first time to Kres and it was as amazing as ever. On this occasion we had dinner with our pals Michael and Rob. We were seated by the door and had lots of opportunities to people watch. The food was soooo good. We started out with oysters rockafeller, carpacio and scallops. i am not a fan of scallops but these were so good. I may have those on my next trip this weekend. We also had some salads then on to our entree. i always have the elk and it is always so flavorful. It goes amazingly well with the truffle fries. Our guest had the NY Strip and the duck. My wife had the fish. All dishes were amazing. The four of us are already planning our next outing to Kres. My wife and I will be there this weekend with some of our staff. Not sure how to add pics but i am going to try later

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent filet and several great side choices. Everything we ordered was fantastic. 5-stars!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

I ate at Kres two nights in a row. My elk tenderloin was cooked perfectly, not gamey at all. The brussel sprouts were amazing so much so I ordered them both nights. John our waiter took great care of us. I will definitely be back the next time I’m in downtown Orlando.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Excellent all the way around

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Glad I went. I had seared foie gras and Brussels sprouts and red wine. I sat at the bar . I score it a 9 out of 10. ☆

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Out first trip to KRES and was delighted with the food. The drink list was just as wonderful and the Southern Belle was a must.

Our food was prepared perfect and our server was very attentive!!
Great experience!!!!!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our server, Russell, was fantastic and the food was great, especially the the white chocolate bread pudding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

What a great spot... It’s pricey but you know that going in. They definitely delivered with food, service, & ambiance.

They definitely understand how important the ‘little things’ are to turn a great restaurant into a stellar experience.

I’ll be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The lamb chops were delicious, albeit 96% pure fat ( not counting the bone). Hardly any meat on the chops but overall our meals were delicious( hubby had the filet). Will no longer order my beloved Kres lamb chops again ( sigh)

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New years eve reservation for 930. Arrived 10min early and was sat immediately. Great atmosphere reminensent of a Manhattan trendy spot. Steak and lamb was amazing. Creamed spinach was a twist on usual steakhouse fare and was great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fabulous service from our cocktail server Mike to our server Maggie! Had the bacon/goat cheese salad and the NY strip au poivre and both were delicious. Reasonably priced wine menu. Historic building was perfect setting (old Kress "five and dime" store)

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Phenomenal food, creative menu utilizing fresh flavorful ingredients. Great service, well spaced out and not intrusive. Overall very nice experience. Will be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was good and the atmosphere was OK, but DANG the price of the food and drinks were just OUT-OF-SIGHT! I've eaten at just of good steakhouse elsewhere and not feel like I've been taken to the durn cleaners! I will not ever eat there again and on top of that was charged a heck-of-a-fee to park my car. Geezs, way too much for a night of dinning.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Fantastical night food was beyond amazing and truly enjoyed by all.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Romantic, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 29, 2017

First timer, amazing experience. Justin was the ultimate server. Beautiful, relaxing atmosphere . Dinner was perfection...Loved it & we will be back the next time we are in town.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We like to dine at Kres for many different reasons. However, this time we were not happy after the dinner. We were there before going to a broadway show. Kres gives a 15% discount to all ticket holders. We showed our tickets to the waiter before ordering and were assured the discount would be applied. The service was not very good this evening we were rushed at the end of dinner to make the show. Later that night we looked at our bill and realized the waiter did not apply the discount which cost us about $35. We were not pleased to find this out. Plus, while Kres has a happy hour you have to sit in the bar to enjoy the offer. This is the dumbest decision I have ever heard of. Now you have to leave your table and dining party, go to the bar and order a drink and then return to your table. The stupidity of this idea is beyond belief.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Ate a nice dinner before a show at Dr Phillips Arena. Service was excellent & waitress very accommodating to our time frame. She also agreed to let us split a 12 oz steak between my friend & I. Delightful dining experience! We will make it a part of our pre-show routine!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I was visiting Orlando with my fiance and i told him i just had to take him to my favorite steakhouse there. I made reservations and Kres did not disappoint. The drinks were amazing all the way to the Ribeye.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Wonderful food and service!!

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was tasty. Service was excellent. Ambiance was nice. Location great for Dr. Phillips Ctr.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our server Russ was amazing!!! He was friendly, energetic, and knowledgeable about everything. I couldn’t find a manager to sign his praises. We always enjoy Kres, but he made the experience stand out.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The steaks were excellent. The Brussels sprouts were very salty. The service mediocore at best. They did do a free birthday treat, my daughter said that made up for the service 🤔. I would recommend for the steaks alone.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary. We had a great time. The food and service were amazing.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Food was nice as it always is, but service on my last 2 visits has been sub-par. Drinks didn't showing up when ordered. Poor timing on food / drink service left me focused on finding our waiter instead of spending time with my family. Same story on the last 2 visits. Plenty of staff hovering around the bar or kitchen but only 1 or 2 people serving. ...and please don't ask me to cut into my steak while you stand over me. This isn't Applebees after all. I enjoyed my meal, but the service really detracted from the visit.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Came early for a midweek celebratory dinner. Got a great table for intimate conversion. Food was outstanding and hearty portions as well. I would go back again or recommend to anyone who wants a special dinner place. Located in the center of the action w/o all the distractions.

Woody

Tags: Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food was phenomenal. Th service was excellent. Our waiter was wonderful and even went out of the way for one of the people in our party when he wanted something that is usually only on the dinner menu. The Bread pudding and Creme Brulee. Fabulous. Perfect for our Christmas lunch.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Juicy ribeyes, wagyo carpaccio tops and bread pudding top 3 in the country. Worth the visit downtown for anybody looking for something other than a chain!

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great place for a special occasion. Filet was awesome!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Our server was not good. Food took forever to come out and he restaurant was not full when we ordered.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Very slow service and waiter was making excuses for making us wait 30 minutes after being seated to come check on us.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We have been dining at Kres for a few years now whenever we are in Orlando. The food is consistently good. We had a graduation celebration and a table for 7 and the food was never better. Thank you to Kres for making special accommodations for us and for keeping up with our changes! We had a perfect celebration thanks to you.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I usually do a holiday business meal here entertaining clients at least once a year and it never disappoints. Great atmosphere, great food, and great service!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Steak was outstanding, three cheese dish was delicious.
Our service was extraordinarily pleasant and helpful.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food and excellent service in an upscale atmosphere. Love this restaurant.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I heard a lot great reviews about Kres and finally got the opportunity to try them out. Billy Ray, the General Manager , greeted us at the front and was incredibly hospitable the entire evening. Food was amazing. Service was spot on. Steaks came out perfect with the right char on the outside and juicy and tender inside. The white chocolate bread pudding is to die for.
Two things they need to work on...the decor is from 15 years ago. It really needs to be updated. And while the wine list is very good, they do not keep it at proper temperature. If you are paying that much for a very nice bottle of wine, it needs to be served at the right temperature.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Although food was good, would not recommend. We were seated at 8:25pm for a 7:30 reservation. Hostess told us 25 min wait on arrival then revised to 15 mins. A 55 minute wait on Wednesday with a reservation was unreasonable. We would have preferred to make the decision to leave if they had been honest.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

At Kres Chophouse for a business dinner. Ambiance was upscale and quiet, providing ease of conversation - an important feature for a business dinner. Two of us ordered the Beef Wellington, and the third ordered a different beef dish. All of us were well satisfied with our choices. Finished the meal with a chocolate dessert that was perfect for a chocoholic.

Our waitperson, Jay, was quite personable and took the time to explain the origin of the name. The restaurant was in a former Kresge's 5&10 store, and two of us at the table were old enough to remember the original Kresges chain.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Very nice lively atmosphere. Service was efficient and our dinner was prepared perfectly.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was absolutely wonderful. From beginning to end. Food was grade A. The service was outstanding. The location could’ve been better as its next to a club/bar area. Parking on a day of an event is no fun. Table was ready as soon as we got there. Would go again.

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