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The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel

4.4
1137 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
When guests at the Hard Rock Hotel feel the urge to "raid the "fridge," they head to The Kitchen for a variety of tantalizing cuisine with a rock 'n' roll attitude. Executive Chef Douglas Chin serves up New American cuisine along with your favorite comfort foods. Signature dishes include Huge Angus Burgers, Mac & Cheese, 60 South Salmon, New York Strip and a delicious array of Flatbreads.
Serving over 100 different wines and 35 wines by the glass plus a wide variety of signature cocktails with fresh ingredients, you'll have trouble selecting just one to enjoy. Lil' rockers have their own special place to hang out plus enjoy special entertainment on select nights. The Kitchen's walls are adorned with culinary-themed memorabilia from the hotel's many celebrity guests.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1137 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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ryamss64
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was received as ordered. Food was wonderful. I thought cheeseburgers would be like cafe but I was wrong. Cafe is still better. But everyone was happy with their order.

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vipDiningJed2
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was good.

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GingerSnaps
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Better meal than in the nearby parks and a short walk with plenty of socially distanced outdoor seating for dining during Covid-19. Highly recommend a lunch here mid-day when the parks are crowded.

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EmilyS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family of 8 was very pleased with the service and food at The Kitchen. We are here 3 times during our 3 night stay and each time was very good. The waiters and waitresses were friendly and helpful as was the hostess. Will come back on our next trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family dinner after the parks

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to eat two appetizers but they give you so much food, we couldn't order dinner. Very full. Will go back and order just entrees!

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vipNicholast
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always look forward to dining at The Kitchen. The service is excellent and the food is consistently good. The mac and cheese is amazing!!

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DrHope
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel for our vacation to universal Studios ths week. Our dinner at the kitchen was delicious. I had a filet med rare with mushrooms in a red wine demgkace that was mouth watering. My husband enjoyed the salmon and my son had pasta. Craig was our waiter and did a great job taking care of us.

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was great but the food was subpar. I expected more flavor and "wow" factor for Hard Rock and the price. Portions were huge which was great but it just meant we had a lot of so-so food that we didn't enjoy eating. We didn't bother taking the leftovers. I had heard great things about their macaroni and cheese and that was one of the items we got. The cheese was bland and soupy. No additional seasonings used. Just overall meh.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was too.

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ChrisF
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch at the Hard Rock. Nice menu-salmon was excellent, egg fishes were also great. Awesome server, nice table.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Despite the restaurant being at half capacity at best. The service was very slow. Drinks took a long time to come. But our waiter kept disappearing. Twice we had to get someone else to help us or ask someone to have our waiter come to our table. We just sat most of the time waiting. We were going to order dessert but it took so long for him to come back to take the dessert order we were just ready to get out of there. I wouldn’t recommend this place honestly. And it’s too bad because the food is decent.

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ChrisF
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice dinner. Jeremy our server was excellent- food was very good and prices reasonable for the cool atmosphere of the Hard Rock Hotel!

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JoannC
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I wasn’t sure what to expect with the changing circumstances but I was pleasantly surprised. The service was still great the food was still a great quality. They definitely adhered to social distancing guidelines with the table spacing. I was very comfortable and can’t wait to come back for the holidays!

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PhillipR
London
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good, service was great, and it is conveniently located. A good alternative if you are staying in the hotel. High quality food in a casual atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The breakfast was nothing special. The eggs benedict was overcooked on the eggs and English muffin. French toast was good

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LynnetteH
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

All though the food was very tasty, the service was extremely slow.

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AmyH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our favorite meal of our entire vacation!! Food, ambiance and service!! Manager Chris & our server Rachid were the best!! This is the best kept secret in all of Universal. Will definitely go back and suggest you try it too!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was ok. Limited menu. I think this is more of a late night place for drinks.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and the service as well. Our waiter, Craig was the best!!!

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KrisT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great staff, welcoming and helpful. Food was delicious and served in a timely fashion. The cocktails were very good as well. Our waiter was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great, we had 7 adults and 5 kids. We had two tables near each other because of social distancing we couldn’t all sit together which was fine. The server was great just very busy. We had reservations somewhere else for dessert and had to send one adult with the children so we didn’t miss that reservation because we waited a while for the check.

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SAMUELH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was over the top delicious, wish I could live there

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SusanF
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It was pretty good.

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JenniferB
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

we waited an hour for drinks in an empty restaurant. 2 people ordered burgers and they were as dry as cotton balls. Their signature dessert was over sweet and you could taste the granulated sugar. The bill was outrageous, almost $400 for 4 adults and 2 kids. NEVER again.

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Afit5
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter Craig was excellent and went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed. And we asked for a lot! The food was steaming hot when brought out and was truly delicious. The experience was very positive overall.

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GCChef
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Family vacation

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KatieT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was wonderful! The food was delicious! Will definitely eat there again!

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vipUniversalMom2113
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We have always loved the Kitchen, but with no buffet and such POOR waiter service, we will not be coming back. It took so long to eat breakfast, and it was just due to an inattentive waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Too long of a wait anywhere in CityWalk. Someone had mentioned the Kitchen burger. It said 1/2 pound but there was nothing special. For $18.50 it was plain and cheese and boring. Nothing special. The Covid Menu was very boring and not much available.

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Christopherd
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and the best most attentive server ever!!!..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fabulous service! Our waiter remembered us from the previous night and the fact that my son had allergies and it was his birthday. All staff were super friendly. The salmon was especially delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great lunch. The employees were so nice

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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RainerC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Universal Orlando several times but never eaten at The Kitchen. This is probably the best restaurant we have patronized at Universal Orlando. Food great, service great and value for what you get was very good. We regret we did not go back during our visit to eat here again. Keep up the good work chefs and wait staff!

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Mel1089
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was the best. I loved the atmosphere. Chicken sausage was a little dry but otherwise food was great.

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vipShilowS
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was AWESOME!! He went above and beyond. We asked for "big" ice cubes, and he went out of his way to ensure each of the 5 drinks we ordered had what we asked for. He was attentive, friendly, and very professional. Our meal and over experience was better because of him.

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SteveG
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was amazing. On top of every need we had. Embodied the Love All, serve all spirit.

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The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 1137 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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