The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel

4.5
1339 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 1339 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RayL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent with great service. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 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 2 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
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cena después de los parques
Muy relajantes

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipKaylaC
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic breakfast!!

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Iggy
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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!

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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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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the Family Style Buffet. The food was delicious. The waiter had our plates refilled without even asking. It was an amazing experience. We highly recommend everyone trying it out as it’s worth every penny.

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vipLadyDi
Miami
211 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great option while at the hotel. Food was excellent.

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vipLadyDi
Miami
211 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to eat. If you can't get reservations over. Service and food were excellent. We ate there multiple times during our stay. Family breakfast is amazing if you have a bunch of hungry people!!

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KristyB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED our breakfast at The Kitchen. This was our departure day so we wanted to fill up before leaving for our flight and this was the perfect option. The staff was so friendly and attentive. I cannot wait to recommend this place to all of my clients for an excellent breakfast with tons of options served family style.

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viprolsen
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

With an almost empty restaurant, they somehow managed to take one hour put actually put food on our table. This was breakfast so our order was pretty simple on a limited menu. Our total stay was about one and one-half hours. The food was OK but otherwise a waste of time.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice! I love the Family buffet, gave us a lot of options for breakfast and that omelette, omg 😋 was so nice 😎 Definitely will come back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. We were staying at a different Universal Hotel and made reservations on open table. Were seated promptly. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The staff was friendly and the servers were extremely personable and helpful with gluten free options for some in our party. The menu selection was excellent and all the meals were beyond our expectations. Dessert menu was amazing. We will definitely dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Surprisingly very good service was excellent

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The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 1339 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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