The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel

4.5
1458 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 1458 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service5ambience3

Food was ok. Waiter was good. $47 for 2 hours of self parking is absolutely ridiculous. No noticed posted until you have to pay.

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StephanieL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Breakfast buffet was good....... .. .....

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LibbyT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was disappointing, not a lot of choices. Server was nice but very attentive to one person in the party

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MBMB
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Appetizers BEST. Very good.
Main course-so, so. Filet not the same quality as other restaurants.

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LazaroA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience. Good service and food was good, not great but good enough to earn my return.

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RachelC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Kitchen is fantastic! We eat here every trip!!

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JenniferR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Would definitely recommend!

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DanaD
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Kitchen was really good! We went to try their magical dining menu and it was wonderful! All of the items are on their regular menu also. You must try the mushroom soup, it's fabulous! The service was great also! I would definitely recommend and go back.

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ShawnC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We discovered this restaurant because of Magical Dining and it was fantastic! We will definitely return! Also our server Jeremy was great!

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stephanieb
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and our waiter Jay was really on it. Great anniversary dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time there with my good friend and we enjoyed everything about the restaurant. Johnathan was our server and he had great wine recommendations and service overall was perfect! I’ll definitely be back… Food was beyond amazing as well, it was a great first stop for magical dining

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AlanT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food was very good but definitely not a high end restaurant atmosphere. Most customers were tourist in T-Shirts and flip flops. Jay our server was EXCELLENT!!! Just moved up from the kitchen help to server and really is very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was very good. Staff was not very accommodating. They seemed to be struggling with how to handle routine requests.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We came over for brunch and was wowed at everything that was included for the price, especially compared to the a la carte menu. Rashid was our server and he was personable and very attentive. Always with drink refills and removing plates without even asking. Excellent experience whether you’re staying on property or just want a good breakfast.

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SheilaP
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to try the Magical Dinning experience and celebrate my Mom's birthday! It was great...food was yummy, they have a kids menu which helped with my 9 year old and the service was great! Will go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Excellent service, very attentive waitstaff.

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AprilF
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely dinner with the family. Enjoyed the Magical Dining menu options and meal was prepared to perfection.
I had the Filet and it was melt in your mouth tender.

The velvet cake was recommended by our server and it was delicious, very rich and meant to be shared but if you like chocolate that is where it's at!

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JoniG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My salmon was overcooked and they offered to cook me a new one but I was too hungry to wait after spending all day at the parks. They offered a free dessert for the inconvenience and that was amenable for me. Even though overcooked compared to what I ordered, the food was still delicious and I would return. The customer service was on point. I wish I could remember his name, but honestly, I was so tired I didn't pay close enough attention. He certainly was attentive though! Drinks never ran dry, he pre-bussed all the dishes from our table, brought us to go containers for our leftovers, and had our desserts packed up for us to take back to the room to eat. He was just as attentive to all of his other tables as well not leaving anyone feeling ignored. Would definitely return on our next trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their magical dining is amazing! I ordered the Brussels sprouts, filet, and creme brulee. I was not disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did the magical dining. Steak was great. Cheesecake desert was even better. Service was great too.

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vipStevenA
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, decent food, but a tad expensive overall.

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MikeB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. The atmosphere was relaxed. The kitchen sink is the bomb.

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MICHAELO
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The buffet was excellent and the staff did a great job.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great buffet breakfast!

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PatriciaH
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great buffet, options for even the pickiest of eaters!

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SamanthaR
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was phenomenal! The steak was cooked to perfection, the Brussels sprouts were delish and the cake was amazing! I highly recommend this place!

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AlicynM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing. Best eggs Benedict I have ever had!

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MARIA
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday celebration. Amazing.

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DaylineR
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recomended 100%, definitely we have to come back soon!!

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JeremyS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Kitchen is our favorite breakfast spot on Universal Orlando property. The food is good and we enjoy sitting on the peaceful patio early in the morning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad in every way, it is ogly , bad food and expensive . Will never go again the $330 worst spend in my life

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends before HHN and to enjoy Magical Dining.

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KellyN
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We did the magical dining menu and it was delicious! Bacon glazed brussel spouts, filet mignon, and chocolate cake. I was all so good!

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Emma
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Server was very sarcastic and not helpful with our decision making for the meal. The meal was brought out cold, burnt salmon, and dried out steaks. Their magical dining menu on their website as well as Visit Orlando states calamari as an appetizer option, but the print out at the restaurant does not. It was a “typo” according to the server. It took 30 minutes for each portion of the meal, and we hardly saw our server for wine orders or any water refills. We were at the restaurant for a total of 3 hours… which is ridiculous. The sad part was once we brought it to the managers attention, she had nothing to say except laughing. We then saw a complete 180 change in the staff with the service being very polite and welcoming…. It shouldn’t take a complaint to higher ups to ask for decent hospitality. My friends and I are all in the industry and understand how we are all affected and working through the challenges from the pandemic, etc. but there is no excuse.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so incredibly good!! We LOVE The Kitchen 💜

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was decent, service was not great. Price was high as expected inside Universal Studios Orlando.

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KristineB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mushroom onion soup was divine. Steak was so tender and perfectly cooked. Desserts made our mouths water. Sweet! Thanks for our magical date night.

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DJRam
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

good food and great service. Prices are on higher end.

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kristad
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic breakfast. We enjoyed it so much we went back for dinner and it was just as good .

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The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 1458 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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