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The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel

4.4
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1122 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1122 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.2
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

All though the food was very tasty, the service was extremely slow.

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AmyH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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KrisT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great staff, welcoming and helpful. Food was delicious and served in a timely fashion. The cocktails were very good as well. Our waiter was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great, we had 7 adults and 5 kids. We had two tables near each other because of social distancing we couldn’t all sit together which was fine. The server was great just very busy. We had reservations somewhere else for dessert and had to send one adult with the children so we didn’t miss that reservation because we waited a while for the check.

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SAMUELH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was over the top delicious, wish I could live there

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SusanF
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It was pretty good.

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JenniferB
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

we waited an hour for drinks in an empty restaurant. 2 people ordered burgers and they were as dry as cotton balls. Their signature dessert was over sweet and you could taste the granulated sugar. The bill was outrageous, almost $400 for 4 adults and 2 kids. NEVER again.

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Afit5
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter Craig was excellent and went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed. And we asked for a lot! The food was steaming hot when brought out and was truly delicious. The experience was very positive overall.

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GCChef
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Family vacation

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KatieT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was wonderful! The food was delicious! Will definitely eat there again!

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vipUniversalMom2113
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We have always loved the Kitchen, but with no buffet and such POOR waiter service, we will not be coming back. It took so long to eat breakfast, and it was just due to an inattentive waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Too long of a wait anywhere in CityWalk. Someone had mentioned the Kitchen burger. It said 1/2 pound but there was nothing special. For $18.50 it was plain and cheese and boring. Nothing special. The Covid Menu was very boring and not much available.

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Christopherd
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and the best most attentive server ever!!!..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fabulous service! Our waiter remembered us from the previous night and the fact that my son had allergies and it was his birthday. All staff were super friendly. The salmon was especially delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great lunch. The employees were so nice

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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RainerC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Universal Orlando several times but never eaten at The Kitchen. This is probably the best restaurant we have patronized at Universal Orlando. Food great, service great and value for what you get was very good. We regret we did not go back during our visit to eat here again. Keep up the good work chefs and wait staff!

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Mel1089
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was the best. I loved the atmosphere. Chicken sausage was a little dry but otherwise food was great.

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vipShilowS
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was AWESOME!! He went above and beyond. We asked for "big" ice cubes, and he went out of his way to ensure each of the 5 drinks we ordered had what we asked for. He was attentive, friendly, and very professional. Our meal and over experience was better because of him.

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SteveG
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was amazing. On top of every need we had. Embodied the Love All, serve all spirit.

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KermitLover
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No one else in the restaurant while we ate there! Food was delicious and our server very attentive!!

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vipAmandaW
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as always! Loved the stir fry!

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bear
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. I would definitely go back.

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AndrewF
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again the Kitchen didn’t disappoint. Went for acoustic brunch and had a fantastic time. Massive selection of food most of which is freshly prepared in front of you.
Love it.

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Tawana
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Jonathan was amazing! Definitely recommend having him serve you

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vipEllo
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This is a hidden gem. Always enjoy brunch.

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Lambo
Orlando
24 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic fun place to take family for an endless Sunday brunch! Live music, fresh delicious food and fantastic customer service...great coffee!

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T24dine
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not greeted warmly at all. Server very nice and did a great
Job. Food ok. Ambiance not special. Looks tired.

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MariaM
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will definitely go back.

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amg2003
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

For the price and what you get in the buffet it is a little over priced. The restaurant is a little dated and our table was really sticky!

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SandyP
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the kitchen. Love Craig Persons, the best server in the universe.

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vipKTofFL
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was disappointing. Steak was chewy and over cooked and overly covered in a syrup type of sauce. The children’s meals were also barely edible.

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phenomenalbrandi
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We came to the Kitchen for Acoustic Brunch which only happens on Sundays. This is a hidden gem on Universal property. The selection is varied and delicious. We especially recommend the carving station and the made to order griddled specialties. There is something here food wise for everyone. The mimosas and bloody marys are bottomless and poured strong. It is relatively reasonably priced and they do take UO AP discount. We liked the acoustic guitarist way more than we though. He played everything from the Beatles to Post Malone. Overall a great way to spend a lazy Sunday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was great! Food was ok, dishes and glasses were dirty upon seating, but wait staff quickly changed them out. Food came out a little slow and drink wait was long. Nice ambiance and selection of menu items.

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SummerS
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The magician was what makes this place great, the service was okay. Got plastic/paper cups for our kids, with paper straws- would have liked regular glasses. Food was good.

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The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 1122 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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