HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
Time
9:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 45 times today

The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel

4.2
738 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Fun
  • 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
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Contemporary American, Comfort Food
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(407) 503-2430
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Douglas Chin
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Universal Orlando
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Self-Parking fully validated, Valet Parking Discounted for $5
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
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, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 738 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
77% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
Divinedining (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

Report
Helpful
George (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
vipLibrarules10 (New England)
5.0  Dined 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.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Everything there is great quality!
Recomended!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined 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!

Report
Helpful
Cariquemera (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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.

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 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

Report
Helpful
vipOneMoreTime (Orlando)
5.0  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!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Savannah)
5.0  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.

Report
Helpful
Rossyutd (London)
3.0  Dined on January 2, 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!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
vipGreat (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Party new year

Report
Helpful
DaJarr51 (Orlando)
4.0  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!!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  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.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

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

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

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

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Brunch

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

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

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
2.0  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.

Report
Helpful
vipDoctorDad (New York Area)
4.0  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.

Report
Helpful
TheSmiths (Orlando)
3.0  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.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  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

Report
Helpful
Angela (E. Tennessee)
4.0  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!

Report
Helpful
Micki (Minneapolis)
5.0  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!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

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

Report
Helpful
vipFoodielover (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

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

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 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.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
25