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The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel

4.4
4.4
1601 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
***The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel has moved to the RESY Platform,
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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 Jeffrey Hileman 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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (407) 503-2430

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    effrey Hileman

  • Private party facilities

    Located just off The Kitchen"s main dining room, The Pantry is a private dining area that can seat up to 70 people. It's the perfect place to host your own "backstage" event - from an office party to a holiday party or just a "party-party" for your favorite fans! The Pantry's privacy makes it ideal for meetings, seminars, intimate wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners! Group menus are available for 20 or more guests and range from $42-$73 per person for three or four courses. Plated or buffet lunch menus range from $24-$65 per person. Children's birthday parties start at $17.50 per child. Menus are subject to a 22% taxable service charge and 6.5% sales tax. Groups can also enjoy an INTRODUCTION TO THE WORLD OF COOKING, rock & roll style! Take part in an interactive and hands-on cooking class with a group of friends or colleagues Classes are held in the main dining room for 20-80 people either over a half or a full day.

  • Private party contact

    Chris Sheehan: (407) 503-2431

  • Neighborhood

    I Drive / Sand Lake

  • Cross street

    Universal Orlando

  • Parking details

    Self-Parking fully validated.

  • Entertainment

    The Kids will want to hang out with our chefs to build way cool pizzas, and quesadillas just the way they like them and then take home their own chef's apron. Tuesday & Thursday 5pm-7pm Kids can hang out in the Kids' Crib – the walls are adorned with lunch boxes, colorful drumsticks; and a big screen TV to watch all of their favorite cartoons and hang out while mom and dad enjoy their dinner. Magic Men on Wednesdays & Fridays 6pm-10pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,601 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. NB

    NickB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Had a nice meal only thing that spoilt it was the air conditioning. Restaurant was like an ice box.
  2. 6

    69er

    Philadelphia

    655 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    655 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was our 1st time at The Kitchen and we liked the friendly staff, the food was good. Only suggestion is to put signs up on how to get in the restaurant for Handicapped People, especially now that the hotel has construction going on. We definitely will return in the future, now that we know our way around.
  3. FP

    FeliciaP

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for the Breakfast Buffet it was incredible the selection was amazing. The waiter made sure and remove our plates as soon as we were done.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good meal. Great server.
  5. CS

    ChadS

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food is pretty good for a hotel restaurant. Could be more veggie options thiugh
  6. RS

    RhondaS

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was good, the service was outstanding. We arrived early for our reservation. They were still serving off of their lunch menu so they gave us the option of being seated immediately and ordering from the lunch menu (after reviewing) or waiting 20 minutes for the dinner reservation we had booked. Our server was friendly and attentive. Overall a great experience.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was very efficient and friendly. Food was delicious, made me feel like I was at home. I would eat there again.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Receptionist was very friendly, she knew my name, wait staff friendly and efficient, food was very delicious, when leaving restaurant, receptionist wished us a pleasant day and said goodbye mentioning my name.
  9. H

    Handbgqn

    Richmond

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are a family of nine on vacation at The Hard Rock Hotel. We had dinner at The Kitchen and were so pleased. Our waiter Jonathon was excellent. He was personable and attended our every need. The food was delicious and we are hoping to have breakfast and another dinner there during our stay.
  10. J

    Johnb

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food amazing atmosphere and perfect service. Great experience
  11. SL

    SarahL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Burrata salad was good, chicken nuggets were so hard and dry they were inedible. It was empty and the hostess took FOREVER to seat us even with a res. Ambiance needed more rock and roll theme to make up for bad food.
  12. C

    Chip

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Acoustic Brunch was very good. The food selection, service, and entertainment was incredible.
  13. M

    Murg

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    They weren't ready at the opening time. The coffee was not good.
  14. L

    Lindsayj

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The buffet was excellent. The egg station and waffle station were our favorite part.
  15. DN

    DaveN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    We booked the accoustic brunch at Hard Rock on a Sunday at 11am. The venue within the hotel is very nice and in keeping with the Hard Rock theme, the musician was very talented and the music was very good. The food was okay but the service was sadly abysmal and ruined the experience for us. Bearing in mind we had paid an extra $25 for each of the adults to have the “Rockstar” unlimited drinks, the servers never offered to refill us and even when we asked for more drinks they didn’t turn up and we had to chase them up. In the end we left an hour into our two hour bottomless drink brunch to go and get a drink!
  16. S

    Sarge

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Breakfast was fantastic. Omelette bar, made to order egg’s Benedict, pancakes and waffles. Staff is always friendly.
  17. KJ

    KJS04

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second time at The Kitchen and everything we had both times was delicious! I highly recommend this restaurant while visiting Universal.
  18. MB

    MeganB

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was excellent and the food was pretty good. Lots of choices!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Steaks were excellent! Waiter was fantastic and venue was perfect for a family of 4 with 2 kids.
  20. AB

    AlexisB

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was great, kids loved their childrens meals. Salmon was cooked perfectly. Didn’t love the atmosphere, very casual for price point . But Def recommend for family.
  21. KM

    KathrineM

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Terrible breakfast. The egg “chef “ can not cook any better than me. His sunny side up eggs were so brown and hard on the bottom I could not eat. I had to ask for all condiments from a surly waiter. I ate at 3 different breakfast buffets and the other two were wonderful. We ate here in September and everything’s was great, that’s is why I went back. This visit was not what we’d experienced in the past. Truly a waste of money this time.
  22. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very expansive buffet with excellent service and nice atmosphere.
  23. DR

    DanielleR

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Convenient location in the hotel. Server was attentive. Food was just ok--about what you'd expect from a hotel restaurant. Overpriced for a burger and a beer and was an average burger. Ambiance wasn't as cool as you'd expect from Hard Rock either. Wouldn't travel to eat here but was fine for the hotel.
  24. AT

    AmberT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 recommend. All of the food was outstanding. The brûlée was best I’ve ever had.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration with great food and magicians that came to your table.
  26. J

    Johnny

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    The hostess this past Wednesday night was atrocious. We arrived at 8:18PM, and asked for a table for 5. She asked if we had a reservation, which we did not. She said the wait time would be 1 hour. There were MANY open tables in the restuarant. We explained to her that a staff member on Monday night (we ate there before) had told us we would not need a dining reservation and that Wednesday night dinners feature a tableside magician who does close-up magic for kids. She "apologized" that we were misinformed, said that there were over 20 reservations for 8:30 so the "empty" tables were really booked, and kept reinforcing that the 1 hour waitlist was our only option. We left the restaurant to purchase food from the to-go service next door, but while we were there I checked OpenTable and found a dining reservation for both 8:30 and 8:45. I booked the 8:30 reservation, received an immediate confirmation, and walked my family back to the restaurant by 8:23. Another host was with the hostess. He asked me if I had a reservation, and in front of her, I said "yes, for 8:30." WE WERE SEATED IMMEDIATELY. I watched the nearby open tables as we ordered and ate. By 9:15, many of the tables WERE STILL OPEN. The hostess is a liar. I only wish I had taken note of her nametag so I could put her on blast. After a very long day at Universal Studios, the last thing guests want to deal with is this kind of trash. And in this economy, the restaurant should be grateful for every dime it can earn. The food is surprisingly delicious. The magician was around, but he spent a very long time at one of the tables and we never experienced any of it. To be honest, I think it's a complete detraction from this restaurant, as the food is fantastic on its own. Our server was friendly and attentive. Despite the horrible hostess, I would dine again here in the future.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Limited menu but good food. Service was good. Can see it being a problem when busy.
  28. JW

    JimW

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed dinner here. Got a magic show at our table while waiting for our dinner! Craig was great, service was great, food was great! Would definitely recommend
  29. S

    Sian

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff, gorgeous food, only comment would be we were given a dinner and lunch menu by mistake then couldn’t order off the Lunch one, but the food we had was amazing so this didn’t matter anyway
  30. AM

    AnneMG

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner. The food was phenomenal and so was the service! Don’t skip dessert, it was a highlight but the seafood Alfredo was amazing too!
  32. MT

    MollieT

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Two nights in a row we had great food and great service from Billy who remembered our special food request and was able to fulfill it.
  33. KK

    KimK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Marie and the whole team made my dads birthday SO special! Thank you!
  34. MT

    MollieT

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Billy, along with the kitchen staff, did a great job accommodating our special food requests. Thank you!
  35. S

    Sailorswife

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Went for Sunday brunch. Was not aware beforehand that they only do the buffet on Sundays from 10:30-3:00, if I had been aware of that we probably would not have chosen this particular day/time to eat but I’m so glad we did! The buffet had a great variety and food was fresh and delicious. We did often wait a while for drink refills (bottomless mimosas!) and plates to be cleared, but overall great time, we will be back!
  36. LL

    LeaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After dining at a couple different places in City Walk and having less than average experiences, it was a pleasant departure to dine at The Kitchen at HRH! The food was delicious, and the service was fantastic! It was our twin boys’ 13th birthdays, and they felt like it was a special meal due to the attention we received! We even had a card trick magician stop by the table, and they loved it. Overall, it was an awesome dining experience!
  37. LF

    LookingForGoodFood

    West Palm Beach

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was OK. Service was good. Ordered Port and it was corked. Sent back and the second one was not much better. Server poured and bartender looked at it and said it was good enough. Could see from my seat. Cesar salad has very very sweet corn bread croutons. Not what I was expecting but not bad for a Theme Park restaurant.
  38. SD

    SueD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was served too quickly … appetisers not finished or cleared from table when mains arrived
  39. DB

    DavidBeetleBailey

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for buffet on New Year’s Day. Lovely day so we dined al fresco. Beautiful acoustic entertainment, prompt and courteous service and an excellent selection of fresh food. Very much enjoyed our visit and would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice, relaxing atmosphere.
  40. AR

    AmandaR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Booked a table for dinner, AFTER we booked they changed to a Buffett for NYE with a $150 per person fee. Never told us about the change or communicated anything to us other than the many reminder emails confirming our reservation. When we got there and were being seated is when we were informed. Hostess didn’t care at all that it was not what we reserved.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 1601 OpenTable diners.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Universal Orlando

  • Neighborhood

    I Drive / Sand Lake

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Self-Parking fully validated.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    effrey Hileman

  • Entertainment

    The Kids will want to hang out with our chefs to build way cool pizzas, and quesadillas just the way they like them and then take home their own chef's apron. Tuesday & Thursday 5pm-7pm Kids can hang out in the Kids' Crib – the walls are adorned with lunch boxes, colorful drumsticks; and a big screen TV to watch all of their favorite cartoons and hang out while mom and dad enjoy their dinner. Magic Men on Wednesdays & Fridays 6pm-10pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (407) 503-2430

  • Private party facilities

    Located just off The Kitchen"s main dining room, The Pantry is a private dining area that can seat up to 70 people. It's the perfect place to host your own "backstage" event - from an office party to a holiday party or just a "party-party" for your favorite fans! The Pantry's privacy makes it ideal for meetings, seminars, intimate wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners! Group menus are available for 20 or more guests and range from $42-$73 per person for three or four courses. Plated or buffet lunch menus range from $24-$65 per person. Children's birthday parties start at $17.50 per child. Menus are subject to a 22% taxable service charge and 6.5% sales tax. Groups can also enjoy an INTRODUCTION TO THE WORLD OF COOKING, rock & roll style! Take part in an interactive and hands-on cooking class with a group of friends or colleagues Classes are held in the main dining room for 20-80 people either over a half or a full day.

  • Private party contact

    Chris Sheehan: (407) 503-2431

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