Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.05mi
  2. Distance: 0.05mi
  3. Distance: 0.35mi
  4. Distance: 0.46mi
  1. Distance: 0.05mi
  2. Distance: 0.05mi
  3. Distance: 0.35mi
  4. Distance: 0.46mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.05mi
  2. Distance: 0.05mi
  3. Distance: 0.35mi
  4. Distance: 0.46mi
  1. Distance: 0.05mi
  2. Distance: 0.05mi
  3. Distance: 0.35mi
  4. Distance: 0.46mi

About The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel

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 The Kitchen Burger, Mac & Cheese, Ahi Tuna, New York Strip and a delicious array of Flatbreads. The Kitchen features a daily breakfast buffet and if you've been partying all night, upgrade to the Rock Star breakfast with unlimited Bloody Marys and Champagne Mimosas! Serving over 100 different wines and 50 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, making it the perfect place to "chill".

5800 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am – noon; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Light Fare Daily: 3:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm -11:00pm

Cross Street:
Universal Orlando

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 503-2430

Website:
http://www.hardrockhotelorlando.com/dining_and_nightlife/the_kitchen/

Entertainment:
On Wednesday and Saturday evenings from 6:00 – 9:00pm, treat the kids to a dining experience they"ll never forget. Enjoy a meal with some of your favorite Universal Orlando Resort theme park characters. Have fun as they pose for pictures, sign autographs, and interact with everyone at your table. Kids can hang out in the Kids' Crib – the walls are adorned with lunch boxes, colorful drumsticks; and a big screen TV to watch all of their favorite cartoons and hang out while mom and dad enjoy their dinner. Kids can also enjoy the Kids Buffet on select nights and the Magic Men on Friday nights.

Parking Details:
Self-Parking fully validated, Valet Parking Discounted for $5

Executive Chef:
Douglas Chin

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For the adults, The Kitchen features cocktail and wine specials Monday – Thursday evenings from 5pm – close including the Wonderful World of Wine on Monday, Martini Night on Tuesday and Thursday, and Wine Down Wednesdays; plus Sunday Bloody Sunday all day happy hour.

The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (16)
Fun (14)
Comfort Food (13)
See All
Kid-friendly (12)
Good for Groups (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Good for a Date (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Cozy (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Business Meals (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Romantic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Scenic View (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Sort by
S
729 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Love the HR concepts and venues, and this was just a different feel from HR Cafes. I'd go again for sure. Hamburger was great!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great magic show. It's unfortunate they no longer have the character dining.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Savannah)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great restaurant in the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal. We ate here twice during our stay. Lunch on check in day; was good with a wide variety to suit our entire family from picky little ones to a GF food allergy. They covered it all.

We also had the breakfast buffet. It was Huge and tasted great. I got the “Elvis” French toast. They were really good. It’s pricey, so we went on our last day to end the vacation with a great breakfast.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (London)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food was fine but why is it ok to serve people food at different times ie so you are sat together but have to eat in relay! Drinks are slow and if you want a cold glass of white wine you better request this in advance as they don't seem to put wine in the fridge! Come on Hard Rock get a chef who can prepare 6 meals at the same time......its not too much to expect!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value3

 
·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great steak, burgers, and coffee. Great service. Good wings. Steak was tender, flavorful, and cooked to perfection.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Really dirty and poorly staffed. Required 18% gratuity for a buffet. Not worth the money.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience1
service2
value1

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Party new year

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Special cooking stations set up for New Year's Eve were well received by all the guests. The crown rack of lamb, roasted sirloin, seared ahi tuna and fresh raw oysters with a vingarette sauce were my favorite items. All were extremely tasty and well presented.

A dessert bar was set up on the third floor with over 30 items that were a delight to eat and well presented!

I would recommend this venue to anyone looking for a great meal and a fun evening! Well done!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great kid friendly dinner with a table side magician to entertain the kids. Food was excellent and service was perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 29, 2017

Kitchen is an awesome restaurant. Great service and awesome food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas - buffet menu. We were at end of buffet. Food not fresh.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Brunch

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Not the best sitting 5 adults next to the kids play area

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience2
service4
value3

 
·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our server was terrible. She never came to check on our meals or offered refill water. We wanted a second bottle of wine for our table if 5-she never returned. Never offered bread or salad as an alacart or otherwise. Food portions so small we spent high average for dinner and all left unsatisfied. Spent 4 days eating out at the resort restaurants and this was the only one with terrible service and food.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service1
value1

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Staying at the Hard Rock and came here for dinner. Food was good but service a bit disoriented. But overall good please for breakfast ,lunch or dinner while at the hotel.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value5

 
·Dined on December 23, 2017

Enjoyed The Kitchen at the Hard Rock Hotel at Christmas, but make sure your not in a hurry or starving. The service was very slow, especially when bringing our dinners. The manager was very helpful and polite in answering our questions.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service2
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food was okay. Chicken Paillard was tiny, not even half a breast, for $21. Unfortunately, two of the four of us ordered it and left hungry. Stopped at Emack and Bolios for a snack. That tainted our evening a bit

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value3

 
·Dined on December 19, 2017

We met with some family friends for a great experience inside the Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando. We noticed that Tuesdays are 'Kids Can Cook' nights at The Kitchen. Our kids loved making their own pizzas and getting to watch them go into the oven. A truly special experience for them.

I ordered the filet, asked for medium rare, got medium, but the flavor was still good. Not a big deal excepting the hefty price tag. All other entrees came out as ordered.

To end our night, we took the Kitchen Sink Cake to go. It was more than enough for 6 people. In fact, we couldn't finish it all!

Overall, a good dining experience. I would return and recommend for a group especially on a Tuesday for kids' night!

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great brunch: good food, made to order omelets, pancakes and waffles. Most amazing sticky buns :>) Our waiter, David, was wonderful! So helpful and friendly with our group of 9. We did the same brunch here 4 years ago and had to do it again while we were at Universal Orlando. We did the upgraded brunch to include Mimosas, Champagne and bloody Marys. Great way to start out our Sunday. Thank you, Hard Rock!

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our waiter, Bryan, was courteous and friendly. Chef Nate was very accommodating to our dietary needs.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Casual, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was delicious at a decent price and there were magicians who came to our table. The kids loved it!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were vacationing with our adult children. It was a beautiful walk from Universal to the hotel and restaurant. The grounds are lovely at night.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Decent gluten-free options. Food was good, but not great. Service was very slow and the restaurant only had a few diners, probably because it has park prices for just an average experience. However, my family would return for a gluten-free meal as there are not very many choices in the area, besides the Disney restaurants.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service2
value2

 
·Dined on November 24, 2017

The Hostess and Server were great and the food was delicious; helped us forget that it was raining and chilly outside!

Tags: Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Enjoyed thanksgiving dinner there this year! Characters were a nice surprise!

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

 
·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food at the Thanksgiving buffet was incredible and the service was wonderful. This was our fourth year and we'll be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I don’t recommend for Thanksgiving unless you have tons of kids. It was only buffet, no regular menu. The buffet didn’t even have that many options and like a typical buffet, it was a crowded mess. We had no idea it would be buffet only and if we had known, would have never booked. I personally don’t like buffets at all. The atmosphere for adults was awful. Noisy. People walking everywhere bumping into each other. Characters taking pictures with kids which is cute for kids I get it. Again not for adults and had we known, would have never booked it. We needed a cc to reserve or we would’ve left. So we figured ok we’ll at least it will be cheap lol. Nope $62 per person. Terrible. Lesson learned.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience1
service3
value1

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 24, 2017

After looking at several places in Orlando to do Thanksgiving Dinner this year we decided on this restaurant . We looked at price , facility and menu . I had read $45 per person and reading the menu I felt it was the fairest price in town. Once arrived at our scheduled time we still had to wait 25 minutes. When finally given a table we could not even sit down because the tables were so close together and when I made the comment to hostess she just looked at me. It took 10 minutes before a waiter saw us for our drink order and another 15 minutes to bring to us. I will also note he never came back except once for refil. The selection of food was par. It was mostly salads , cheeses and fillers. The steak loin was chewy and you could not even find the baked ziti. The stuffing was horrible, no real sweet potatoes or cranberry sauce. All the food tasted salty and the salmon was just alone under a light in a corner. When I told the manger about the price I had intended to pay he did not care and when mentioned the poor quality of food and service they did not care. There feeling is they will get all the people staying at universal anyway. Not worth the $64 value and if going to hit a buffet in the future and spend that kind of money I will try Gaylord palms or to Golden Corral because the quality was probably on the same level

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

 
·Dined on November 23, 2017

Good food. A lot of children which made it very noisy. Service staff was just average - not very proactive. We had to pretty much ask for anything we needed.

Tags: Kid-friendly
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Naples)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner —we enjoyed ourselves the service was nice the food just ok, nothing to knock your socks off or make me want to go back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service4
value2

 
 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Unfortunately it wasn't worth the price. I wanted a special dinner for myself and my girls but the only good thing was the butternut squash soup.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service3

 
·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Buffet was delicious. Kid friendly and well put together for the holidays .

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 23, 2017

It was OK. Mediocre food. A little expensive for what it was. Didn’t try them but my family did like the gator bites.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value1

vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Ken behind the bar is the BEST!---always Exceptional service

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Unfortunately food took over an hour while other tables came and went- presume ours was lost and manager did comp 1/2 the bill

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service1
value2

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Friendly service but slow. Great omelets and fresh fruit! Pancakes were over cooked and chewy 😬 Not too crowded and clean restaurant.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was okay. Nothing to go back for a second time or to recommend.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was very good. The shrimp tacos and blue cheese chips are delicious. The service was good. There was 1 minion and a BART Simpson making the rounds. They stop at every table.

Tags: Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My family enjoyed this restaurant. The menu was diverse with fresh unique twists on many staples, without being overdone. The prices were very reasonable for the quality and the tourist destination. The service was very good - the waitress was patient with all our questions, and the evening was capped off by one of the staff showing my son some fun magic kids. My adults and children wanted to go back there for dinner again.

Tags: Healthy, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We were given an option between ordering off the regular menu and the buffet, so we chose the buffet. It was not good. The food was in chafing dishes that stayed covered, so everything was soggy. The desserts were displayed nicely but some of them needed to stay cold and they weren’t. We would never go back.

Tags: Kid-friendly
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service2
value2

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.