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Fri, 4/20
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The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel

4.2
767 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly
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".
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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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
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Phone number
(407) 503-2430
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Douglas Chin
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Cross street
Universal Orlando
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Parking details
Self-Parking fully validated, Valet Parking Discounted for $5
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Entertainment
The Kids will want to hang out with our chefs to build way cool pizzas, and quesadillas just the way they like them and then take home their own chef's apron. Tuesday & Thursday 5pm-7pm

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.

Magic Men on Wednesdays & Fridays 6pm-10pm
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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.
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, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 767 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Food fantastic, great choice. Service good but no acknowledgement of my birthday which is a shame as they did last time. We were the first customers of the day so there wasn’t a huge amount of atmosphere but that’s was fine. It’s a cool space, lots of memorabilia.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We visited the restaurant for the breakfast buffet.....that doesn’t exist!!!!! Website advertises buffet but they don’t have one-apparently only during holidays.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

This was supposed to be a $ but truly more like $$

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great dinner and great service. Nice offering of tap beers!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My family and I enjoyed a great Easter brunch. Cannot imagine a better experience.
Your staff went to great lengths to accommodate my granddaughter's dietary needs.
She is currently a very strict vegan as well as being gluten-free. The chef personally visited
our table and listed all the special entrees that he would be willing to make for her.

I was very impressed with the manner in which he and our server truly went the extra mile
to insure that everyone would be completely satisfied.

Kudos also to the team of lovely young ladies who greeted us as we entered the area.
They were warm and welcoming.

Thank you to all who helped make our day such a wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This is a hidden gem in Orlando, Florida! Six holiday brunches per calendar year; delicious food, nice presentation and attentive staff. Easter brunch was top notch; worth going back in the future. The Easter Bunny made rounds and kids were kept busy with holiday stuff. All kids had kid pricing up to age 17; very family friendly . Well done Hard Rock!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Family Easter brunch was fabulous! The food choices were wonderful and everything tasted delicious!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We come to the Kitchen every year for Easter Brunch and have a great time but this year it was different experience. I was fortunate to get the reservation time that I was looking for when I called the restaurant after booking through Open table. We did arrive 15 to 20 minutes later than anticipated as I had hurt my back and didn’t even think I could attend with the rest of my party. We tried calling to alert them that we’d be late but no one picked up. Upon arrival, my husband spoke to one of the 3 young ladies at the host station. She said she hadn’t canceled the reservation and would get a table cleaned for us and seated. Well, 30 minutes later, we asked again and got the same response. It took over 45 minutes to get seated. We were offered a table at the patio, high top, and we had a person on a wheelchair ??? What? Anyhow, when we finally were seated all the way in the back thorough the maze of tables, with a wheelchair, we were being seated at a table That could clearly accommodate only six people, of which we were a party of eight. There is no way we would fit comfortably. They were empty tables around and one next to us so we asked if they could please put those two tables together so that we could actually have room to which they said of course. Why would we have to be the ones coming up with this? I think the scheduling issues and table arrangements could have definitely been worked better and more efficiently. This is the last year that we will be attending brunch at the kitchen. I rather go to the Gaylord palms or Rosen where you get your moneys worth in food selection and service.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Buffet

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was very good but our server was just ok. He was nice but was slow to clear plates. It looks like they could have used more wait staff. This was Easter Buffet so clearing plates should have been a high priority.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter and my birthday

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I did not expect a buffet or I would not have made a reservation. I had my 1 year old grandson and I was UNABLE to enjoy all the buffet stations because I could not leave him alone and the high chair was not on wheels. I spent $65.oo and ate a $20.oo meal. P.S. my daughter is a nurse at a very large hospital in Orlando and works the night shift and could not join us and my son-in-law is in Iraq and he obviously could not join us. I just wish I could have ordered off the menu so I could have sat down, been waited on and enjoyed my meal. Thank You.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Awesome Easter Buffet

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Four of us went. Our server seemed very nice but I had to remind him after 20 mins that I hadn’t gotten my wine. The blue cheese/balsamic potato chips and pretzel sticks with beer cheese were great appetizers. My husband had chicken paillard and my son had the Mac and cheese and they both ate every bite.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Went back a second night bc we liked the place so much. Great staff and food!!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Part of a family trip, super kid friendly (7-12 y.o.), great menu (bacon covered meatloaf), huge salads, staff are fantastic, very friendly. Setting is great. Liked it so much we went back 2 nights later (Kitchen burger) bring your appetite. Different staff second time, same great service.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Quiet and friendly- my pizza came out cold and my family said their entrees were decent.

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1.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Entire facility needs training on hospitality code no personal attention to detail especially from hard Rock Hotel staff and restaurant. Reserved at 8 o’clock dinner reservation which was later than we wanted but was told all they had. Showed up there were two dozen tables open staff reported they had

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food was food was excellent with great choices. Not only did they have an omelet bar but they had a griddle where they make customized waffles & french toast. Also, we were pleasantly surprised to find that they validate parking! Will def go back!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This was the best brunch we have had in quite awhile. Expansive selection of items including made to order omelets and pancakes/ French toast. Service is always friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Great. Food was delicious.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Food was great and table phone chargers a plus but ambiance was bland and waiter had a bit of a snooty attitude.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Sunday brunch had many options. Fruit was fresh. Baked goods, muffins, banana bread, chocolate croissants were the best. Bacon sausages were cooked well. Waffles pancakes and toppings were good. But the omelettes has too much oil in it. Everyone at the table complained about the greasy eggs. Since the chef makes it for you ask for no oil or at least less

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food was fine, average at best. The rosemary cornbread was the best thing we ate. They don’t seem to have enough staff to cover the tables, and for some reason it took 10 minutes to get a refill on a glass of wine.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Loved that it was actually casual. We went here for dinner our first night at The Hard Rock hotel and found the hostess and wait staff very friendly. We had the chicken chorizo soup; very tasty and filling. Also tried the rosemary cornbread and pretzels; both were really good! Next we had margherita flatbread and the whole wheat flatbread with chicken, spinach, mushrooms, sundried tomatoes and ricotta — both were very good! We enjoyed our meal so much we came back for breakfast and then 2 nights later brought our daughter there for dinner. Definitely recommend!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We had a great dinner, but there was a little confusion about which Hard Rock location we had made a reservation. We though we had made it for the city place location. After waiting 1/2 an hour we were told we had to go to the hotel.
Our waiter Bowen was great and made up for it. It turned out to be a great evening after all.

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3.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Service was interesting, server was less than enthusiasm to be work.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Wonderful service and lots of choices on the menu. Not terribly busy and very pleasant place to enjoy.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was excellent! My family enjoyed their meals, but I LOVED the chicken pot pie. Sooo good! The carrot cake was excellent, and we really liked the deviled eggs app, too. The prices were also outstanding for the quality and amount of food. We’ll return next time we visit Universal Orlando.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Could use an update but food was yummy and service very good

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We waited over 45 mins for our food, was not that busy. Wife’s salmon came almost raw. My burger was average, would not go back. Service was terrible, I was disappointed. Only advantage is the price.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great service and excellent food at a reasonable price for a theme park high end hotel.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

It was my daughter’s 3rd birthday and We had made this reservation specifically for the Character Breakfast. We had learned they no longer offer the Character Breakfast and yet it is still advertised. Other than than, service and food was very good.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Everything there is great quality!
Recomended!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

The food is excellent! Our server John was awesome! We had a fabulous night and can’t wait to go back again and again!

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Si te alojas en el Hard Rock Hotel no podes dejar de visitar “The Kitchen”. Muy rica comida, opciones gluten free y excelente ambientación.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The kitchen at the hard rock never fairies and it’s excellence… Ken behind the bar is awesome makes every visit their special and enjoyable

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on January 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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