The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel

4.5
1259 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 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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

Featured specials

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

MOM ROCKS! Treat her to an amped-up Mother's Day brunch in The Kitchen restaurant at the exciting Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando. Available from 9am - 2pm. $55 adult/$24 child (ages 3 – 9). Children under age 3 complimentary. Menu: http://bit.ly/KITMom21.

What 1259 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome

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JeffB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, great Atmosphere, nice staff, great food!

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Kat12445
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Kitchen. Best breakfast in town. Going for dinner tonight

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MichaelC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Forgot my salad - shrimp was nothing special. The brocolini was just so só - the service was slow

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Rachel
West Virginia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful breakfast! Great atmosphere, service, and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you good food

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CarlF
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Very cold in the restaurant. Not much meat in my entree.

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Coldillinois
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service. The titles of the kids items entertained the kids.

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vipTeresaA
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

It’s unfortunate, because this used to be a great restaurant. We’ve been several times over the years and seems to keeping declining in service, food, presentation and value. Our drinks were clearly watered down but cost $16+... don’t mind paying for a great cocktail, but that is not what we received.

Salads used to be served in colanders, the Kitchen burger, used to be amazing... even had a large steak knife through he bun and fries in a basket. That’s NOT what we received. The burger was nothing special at all with a small handful of
fries on the plate. My husband ordered the seafood bolognese... only shredded particles of seafood could be found. We skipped on dessert because we weren’t going to pay for an overpriced dessert to again fall flat.

Sad to say... but that will be our last time visiting the Kitchen for dining. We kept giving it a shot in hopes it was a one time thing but nope... this is the standard now.

I sincerely hope Universal Orlando addresses the hotels and dining because what was a one time... looking to take the top spot over Disney... is now falling short in my opinion. Disney resorts pride themselves on service and experience.

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Toots
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful as was service. Perfect way to end a long day in the parks.

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SarafinaB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is very good at the Kitchen! We always eat here when staying at The Portofino Bay Hotel!

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JewelH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service was excellent!

The food was delicious!

The Birthday dessert was amazing!

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MelissaH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, beverages and service were perfection! Our first visited started off with dinner at The Kitchen and it was a wonderful way to begin our fun in the sun!

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JenS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé & I both enjoyed our steak dinners. They were cooked perfectly and tasted wonderful. This was the best meal we had while being @ Universal. The waitress was very good too. I would highly recommend to anyone. Definitely worth it.

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DustinG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Linda our server was very considerate of my mother’s celiac disease needs when it came to choices on the menu. Dawn the manager was very gracious with explaining the steps that the cook takes to prepare the food. Food was excellently done and tasted delicious. The steak was better than Big Fire’s by far, and didn’t cost as much. Both our pasta dishes were perfect. The breaded Calamari wasn’t too rubbery and the breading was crispy and tasty. My party had a very good experience with this restaurant. If we come down again we will make sure to have breakfast.

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ddggrr
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grandson’s birthday

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KeithD
New England
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Eggs Benedict were over cooked, basically hard boiled. The food was ok, not at all what I would have expected for the price. Waiter was very attentive!

I would try again for for dinner, perhaps breakfast is not their specialty.

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MichelleG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Breakfast at the kitchen was amazing. The serving sizes were awesome and the food was all delicious. The same cannot be said for dinner. Granted, it was a Saturday night, however the servers were so quick to get you in and out everything felt rushed and the food was mediocre at best

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good. Went there for birthday had the best cake ever. Expected a little more music in the background bc of the hard rock name but apparently I booked the wrong hard rock and that’s at the other hard rock. All in all everyone enjoyed their meals and had a good time.

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PaulG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food Jeffery took care of the allergy needs perfectly. A fun place to eat with cool stuff inside.

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DenverPRGirl
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We enjoyed The Kitchen. They have the best kids menu with the cutest names (I Don't Want That/ I'd Rather Have McDonalds etc :) Kids ate all of their food. My friend loved her salmon dish. I had the garden pasta dish, which was disappointing; I had thought it would come in an olive oil or cream sauce with the veggies, and be on the lighter side, but it was served with marinara sauce and small vegetables chopped up in it. The dish looked pretty much identical to the kids' pasta dish that my son ordered (with some peppers and onions thrown in). We had a great server, and liked taking the water taxi back to the park.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nothing exceptional

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Everything was good other than the service. The waiter spend 20 minutes at the table next to us chatting, then our food came out but one order was missing....had to wait for them to cook it, seemed like the waiter was too concerned chatting then getting the order correct. I normally don’t complain but we will not be returning.

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SpringLakeAmy
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Kitchen never disappoints, my dinner was just the way I ordered it and I finished every morsel on my plate. Waitstaff was very attentive. Can't wait to return!

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JoeS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Everything was fine and good, but that’s it. I realize being on resort can make things overpriced and generic, but this was a bit much. Very average menu, average service. Not bad, not what I’d expect though from the hard rock

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Broshinsky
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Was here for easter brunch. Service was slow..as in 35 min between courses. Ask for a soda refill and wait 10-15 minutes. Desserts were grocery freezer quality. Costwise, about $25 worth of food eaten for $300. I understand easter brunch but this brunch was not worth the cost or the wait. Of you aren't staying at the hotel and don't get parking validated, expect a $47 parking charge.

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CatherineM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, great service, wonderful Easter brunch! Highly recommend!

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MelissaL
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An abundance of good food. The staff is very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We never have room for desert so we went specifically to get “the kitchen sink” and it did NOT disappoint!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating brothers birthday ! Everyone was excellent ! Would recommend the restaurant to everyone ! Thank you for such a great time and meal!!!!!

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AllanADale
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tasty food, nice server, a little expensive, and the bathrooms are outside the restaurant, which is fine but different.

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NicoleZ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place we have eaten on this trip. Will be coming back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First meal on vacation and it was delicious. The waiter was very attentive and polite.

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WendyR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Kitchen had amazing food and service. Everything was fresh!

For drinks and lounging, definitely VELVET!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It’s was good for a restaurant hotel - if anything a bit pricey

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Emily
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food, the best/funniest kids menu I’ve ever seen!!

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VeronicaA
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Would definitely be back.

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AshGio
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really good and nice food, price a little bit too expensive but great food

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vipMarco
Boise
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was bleh and overpriced

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The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 1259 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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