The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel

4.4
1155 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
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
What 1155 people are saying
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vipMaria
Miami
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and good service. Have tables outside for those who would prefer outdoor dinning right now.

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jasons
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the family style breakfast and loved it. Definitely the right decision with three teenage boys.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing. We brought my nephew who's a very picky eater and the server totally understood and made the experience perfect. The food came out quickly and was delish!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dennis was incredible, the new Chef did a phenomenal job. We had Thanksgiving dinner there and highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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vipAK13
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate the Thanksgiving dinner and it was wonderful. Great combo of a traditional thanksgiving meal with flourish. Everything was delicious.

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AngelaP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very pleasant and enjoyable. Our waiter was amazing!

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MrHall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food, but the service was just so so considering the bill was $330 for 4 people.

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ColumbusDiner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice meal. Small portions and they forgot our salad course and didn’t offer a discount. Still we enjoyed overall.

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MichaelL
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The best food we had on our 4 day Universal trip! Steak was a good surprise.

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AzWldct
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our service was the best we've had in a long while! My tea glass never got empty before I received a new one, with a new straw!

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yasaminb
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are here twice on our trip. It was delicious. We had the same server both night nights, Bryan. He is great he remeber our drink orders from the night before. The tuna was awesome! We felt welcomed and not rushed. It is rare to feel like a regular while eating on vacation.

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MaryM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time and had Jonathan as our server.

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vipChris
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was top notch! Our waiter was very attentive and made sure we had a great evening. The food was delicious; everyone in our group enjoyed their meal. The only downside is it was a little pricey.

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RickyL
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I had lunch on a Thursday. There were two other tables in the entire restaurant. It took 35 minutes for our food-2 cold sandwiches and a flatbread.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

$70+ for their breakfast that is exactly the same tasting as IHOP is a waste. Service was good, just blah food. I miss the buffet.

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KellyL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was wonderful! We have eaten here before and the food is always good!

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ryamss64
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in city. The foods are delicious and their service is excellent!

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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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The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 1155 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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