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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
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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

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (12)
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Kid-friendly (6)
Good for Groups (6)
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Great for Brunch (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Cozy (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Authentic (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (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.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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

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 (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
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 (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
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 (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
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

The food available for character breakfast was great. Whole family enjoyed it. For the kids, a few more characters would have been appreciated. Overall though, would recommend food and service.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Valeria was great and food was amazing! Definitely will be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

We were staying at the Hard Rock for our anniversary and my birthday.
The night we went for dinner our service was good, and the food and drinks were great.

The next morning we went for breakfast- Unfortunately the food was low quality and the service was actually kind of poor. It was a buffet style breakfast and usually I can go back for more than one serving. I actually chose not to go back or order any food after going to the buffet. The server was absent most of the time after bringing our drinks. We didn’t get a coffee / drink refill until the end of breakfast. Just not a good start to the day.
Oh well, we now we know to go elsewhere : (

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Very good service at table, good explanation of the breakfast menu

Boys enjoyed the arrival of Kevin and Gru

Beautiful food to be serving so many people

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had amazing time, fantastic food, I had the kitchen burger and my wife had the pasta, cocktails to die for

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great place to go before universal. Fast and great buffet. Food can be made for you at the buffet. Fast and will get you to the park on time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Steak undercooked. Service average.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The Kitchen has great food! Have never been disappointed. Sunday brunch is outstanding. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Food and service were fine but we went specifically for character breakfast at 8 and they had still not shown up by 9:30. Kids were very disappointed. Hopefully this was a one time thing and doesn’t happen often.

Tags: Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Went there for a birthday. Great food, entertaining magician!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The experience overall was good. The appetizers were delicious, then when it came to dinner I found the meal to be bland. The food was cooked well just not seasoned well. Our server was nice and accommodating.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Excellent service; tasty food. However 2 characters aren't enough for a 'Character dinner'.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We specifically came to the Kitchen for the character dining but it was a real let down. The two characters were woody & homer. When they had gone round once my son lost interest when they came round again. He also really wanted to see a minion. With it being universal I wouldn't have thought that sending a minion would have been too difficult? I hate to say it but this wasn't a patch on disney.

Tags: Late-night Find, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Snobby service and food was so-so. Not worth going

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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Great service. Delicious food. Great value for Buffett breakfast. Booked Character breakfast and met Minion and Cru for 9 year old birthday celebration.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Really good

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Went there for their breakfast buffet! It was fantastic and so many choices to choose from! Will definitely be going back before our vacation ends!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Hot Spot
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

Advertised as a character breakfast between 8-11am and photographs show a range of characters. We had a reservation at 10.30am and were informed that not all breakfast foods would be available because they close it all down at 10.45. That is 15 minutes earlier than you can book breakfast in for!!! We booked specifically for a character breakfast and yet there were no characters AT ALL!!!! What a waste of time and money. I will be contacting someone for compensation for misadvertising a product. Very disappointed that universal, hard rock hotel and the kitchen couldn't deliver on what they advertise!

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Host did not fund my reservation from Open Table , we where able to have dinner due to availability BUT Open table sent a "No Show" email ....

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Our server Gary was great! The donut birthday surprise was a hit!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Very good food, fresh and appetizing, very nice restaurant

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·Dined on August 1, 2017

We scheduled the buffet breakfast with the characters. It was disappointing there were only 2 characters - Woody and one Minion.

The breakfast was delicious and the service was excellent so no complaints there. As for the cost, it was not bad considering what was offered and the resort location.

It was a bit confusing finding the restaurant. We went first to the Hard Rock Cafe, not realizing it was separate from the resort where the restaurant is actually located. The hostess told us that happens all the time, so it was apparently not just us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 1, 2017

We ate at the character breakfast at The Kitchen on Aug 1st. Our waiter was amazing! The Elvis French Toast was delicious! Bacon was hot and crispy. Huge selection of breakfast options. My son got his picture taken with Kevin, the minion, and Woody Woodpecker as they came around to every table. It was a great meal and we had a great time. Can't wait to go back again on our next vacation to Universal Orlando Resort.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (London)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Super food with good service and great decor. Loved it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Excellent service from Maria! Regular bar food, burgers, salads, etc. Fast seating and service though considering large crowds and location of venue right outside theme park at 8:30 pm. Great place for dinner after a long day at the park!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Server was inattentive. Table setup was missing (salt/pepper/condiments), service was slow, even though it was mostly empty. Food was mediocre at best.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 19, 2017

We had a group of 10 and all enjoyed their meal. EXCELLENT service. Would definitely recommend for a group or family. Simpson characters went from table to table for pictures, however, were not intrusive. Would only stop if the table requested.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 19, 2017

Once again Hard Rock Hotel - The Kitchen was fantastic. Prices could be a little more competitive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Great food with lots of options. Service was excellent with lots of attention even as the crowd got larger. Great option for the kids to make their own pizza.

Tags: Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Food wise everything was fine, we went specifically for the character dining, this was disappointing as there only was 2, scooby doo & woody woodpecker. As I said apart from that , staff, food, wait time, all good

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Ate here for breakfast buffet. Was delicious and there was a lot of choices for everyone.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Food presentation is perfect but lacks on flavor for the price.

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·Dined on July 11, 2017

Ate here for brunch. Food was excellent. Service was very disappointing. Had to ask for everything from the server. At one point, had to track down the server in the restaurant for a request as the server never returned to the table. If you go for brunch make sure you are early enough to go through the lines as the minute brunch ends, all of the food is removed very quickly.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Nice quiet find after a long hot day at the Universal parks. The food was great and the service spot on!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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