The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel

4.5
1346 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
What 1346 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MemeC
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Hosts at the door were super engaging and friendly. Brussel Sprout Appetizer and an Underground cocktail knocked it out of the park! And that’s where the experience ended. We waited 45 minutes for entrees to come out. Our server made little to zero attempt to appease our lack of entree service. Once they arrived they were hot, but lacking in ever except saltiness. Seriously the least enjoyable meal I have ever had on a Universal or Loews property. Would be a hard NO recommendation moving forward considering the cost of attached. Mediocre at best.

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TeriM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went to The Kitchen for brunch to celebrate Father's Day. We will be returning again. The brunch was very good!

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VickyJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Loved some great rock n roll music in the background. Would definitely eat there in the future when we come back to Universal.

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CraigF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went there for breakfast and nice to see buffet is back open with attendants there to get the food for you. We typically go to the Gaylord buy recent reviews and increased cost made us try The Kitchen. Our table server David was awesome and definitely added to the experience. Very attentive and made us feel like we were his only customers. Definitely a great employee!

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JenniferD
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at breakfast here. All the staff were wonderful and welcoming. Highly recommend!!

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JROhio
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant with several different choices on the menu. Pricey (as is everywhere at Universal), but very good food, atmosphere, and service. Ate their twice during our 3-day stay, and will go again during our next trip. Has a kids menu which is extremely beneficial.

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Richard
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service, very good good, average ambiance, considering it is a Hard Rock

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NadineD
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great, and the atmosphere was lively with rock music piped thru speakers. The burrata appetizer was surprisingly outstanding, and the Wagyu flat-iron steak was well-seasoned and cooked a juicy medium-rare as requested. The broccolini seemed like an afterthought — could’ve used more aggressive seasoning. Had breakfast there too — highly recommend the Elvis French toast with bananas and peanut butter. Would recommend The Kitchen for hotel guests but probably not for the general public as prices are high.

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RayL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent with great service. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Appetizers were great! Steaks over cooked and not to order. Service was really good too.

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VeronicaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu had an adequate amount of selections. The burnt ends macaroni and cheese and bread pudding were delish. Our server, Craig, was great and provided great customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cena después de los parques
Muy relajantes

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!! Good food, good service!!!! Definitely a new favorite.

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vipKaylaC
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic breakfast!!

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Iggy
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Easily the worst service I have had in years.
The ineptitude of the staff was legendary.
We waited 60 mins just to get our drink order in.

Disappointed but the HRH@Universal once again the ONLY reason anyone stays here is the Express pass quality has gone way down hill at this resort.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful experience! Staff was welcoming, our drinks were never empty! Food was delicious!

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GregoryX
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

After being seated in the further table from everyone near a waiter's station with a child seat in view, we waited for several minutes before being acknowledged. Once our server finally made an appearance, I ordered the exact same menu item that I had had two days before for lunch - a chopped wedge salad add steak as a protein. This item was identical in price and description as the lunch menu. The sever said I would need to order a $50.00 steak and substitute a wedge salad as a side. I told him that that is not how I needed to order for lunch. I proceeded to pull out my receipt from lunch and asked him to duplicate the order exactly as it indicated on the receipt. After he looked at the receipt, he came up with some excuse that the previous server pressed "some button" to make the order work, but that he was under to do the same thing. Baffled and hangry, we left without ordering or eating. His asked us to please stay as he wanted us to enjoy ourselves at the restaurant. I told him, I am NOT enjoying myself and said "Good night."

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MiguelF
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Mediocre food, horrible service
Unfortunately not a good experience, very disappointing specially as locals, we choose The Kitchen because we took family there for dinner because they came to visit Universal!

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AllisonL
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! We ate lunch there on our last day. Good portion sizes and restaurant was quite. Waitstaff was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!

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Robert
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good meal overall, the birthday dessert for our daughter was very cute.

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Christina
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was friendly and energetic with our birthday dessert!

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NicoleH
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was FANTASTIC! The food was great! The ambiance was amazing! The only complaint I had was it was freezing in there when we came in. But absolutely no other complaints! We are going back tomorrow!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience4

It was our daughter’s 21st birthday. We had to remind the staff of it, and then after spending over $350, party of 9, we went to leave and parking wanted to charge $48! My husband had to call the hotel to verify and it was only then after letting them know that we had just come for dinner, that if your meal was over $35 it could be validated by the restaurant. It would be nice to know that while AT the restaurant. Food was edible but nothing spectacular. Overall was a bit disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Steak was asked to be Medium and was delivered out rare twice. Had several issues with my payment that cause me to have to walk back and forth to the card reader to enter my pin (I’ve never had to do that at a restaurant). My bill was also originally mixed up. For a $120 meal that was entirely forgettable and an overall painstaking experience.

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vipOCDeb
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding next day brunch.

Was great place and great food.

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JessT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast, service was great. The food was fresh and you could get made to order pancakes , waffles, omelets and eggs. Great for families.

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RobertA
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food fresh and delicious and server attentive !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephen in training was efficient & friendly. Great food & service. Excellent choice!

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Easy to get into eat when there were long lines to eat in the parks.

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AngelM
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was first annoyed that we were seated outside of her area, but she was pleasant during our direct interactions.

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KyronK
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Highly recommended if you are near the Universal Studios area or Hard Rock Hotel.

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vipTonyL
Baton Rouge
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Our waiter, Billy, was extremely helpful with our food allergy (Gluten). They had good options for us to choose from. Nice touch to provide a birthday dessert for my daughter.

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MG17
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It wasn’t bad for dinner, but wasn’t great. Especially for the price.

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ErinD
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Drinks were a little pricey. Would go back.

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JohnH
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A nice restaurant to get away from all the theme park hustle and bustle.

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vipMark
Washington DC
157 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the service and food was excellent!

JD
JenniferD
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Simple food choices. Not a wide variety, but delicious. Breakfast is better than dinner.

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JulieC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Bryan was only on his first week and he was great!

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vipLadyDi
Miami
211 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining at the Hard Rock. Ate there many times during our visit and all meals were excellent.

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The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 1346 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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