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Hard Rock Hotel Orlando: Dining & Lounges

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Dine with a pool view at Hard Rock Hotel’s Beachclub

Where can I eat at the Hard Rock Hotel?

In keeping with the rockstar-mansion vibe, dining at Hard Rock is all about eclectic flavors, rock memorabilia, and treating guests like VIPs. For first-class dining visit the famous Palm Restaurant, known for their excellent steaks. If you’re looking for a full-service restaurant with a chilled-out vibe, don’t overlook The Kitchen, where a famous brunch buffet is the perfect antidote to a night of rockin’ out. In addition to these two restaurants, you’ll find a grab-and-go quick-service, a poolside bar and grill, and finally, Velvet Lounge is the place to see and be seen while sipping martinis.

The Kitchen

Inside The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this casual all-day eatery with eclectic décor is the only place to rub elbows with rock legends as they cook up something good at the Chef’s Table. With a southern-influenced, American-favorites menu, you can’t go wrong at The Kitchen’s breakfast buffet – from biscuits and gravy to a Bloody Mary bar, there is truly something for everyone. Lil’ rockers can chill in the Kids’ Crib on bean-bag chairs while catching some TV and enjoying a meal. On Sundays guests will enjoy the Kitchen’s Acoustic Sunday Brunch; other activities happen throughout the week, so be sure to check with the hotel concierge.

Palm Restaurant

Hard Rock Hotel’s Palm Restaurant
Hard Rock Hotel’s Palm Restaurant

From the streets of New York straight to Orlando, Florida, The Palm has delivered its top-quality meat and Nova Scotia lobsters to Universal guests. Dine amongst the cartoon characters of celebrities, and see how many you can name as you enjoy classic American and Italian specialties. The Palm is open daily for dinner, and though this is Hard Rock’s fine dining location, they do have a kids’ menu; reservations are recommended.

Emack & Bolio’s Marketplace

Get a scoop of ice cream (or three!) at Emack & Bolio’s Marketplace

A true Boston experience, Emack & Bolio’s serves award-winning ice cream, with flavors like Jumping Jack Grasshopper Pie and Deep Purple Cow, along with sorbets and frozen yogurts. This ice cream parlor/marketplace is the perfect way to cool off on a hot day, and the quick-service, grab-and-go market is where you can get a quick breakfast sandwich or pastry. Serving Starbucks coffee, you’ll also find pizza, salads, snacks, sodas, candies, beer, wine, and more.


Hard Rock Hotel’s Beachclub
Order a drink right by the pool from Hard Rock Hotel’s Beachclub

Whether you’re sunbathing, relaxing in a cabana, playing in the sand, or just waiting on an important call, you can kick back at Hard Rock Hotel’s Beachclub poolside bar and grill. Enjoy a meal from a menu that’s inspired by south-of-the-border favorites, a refreshing Beachclub cocktail, or a frozen beverage.

Velvet Bar

Hard Rock Hotel’s Velvet Bar
Relax at Velvet Bar’s red carpet VIP lounge

Located off the hotel lobby, Velvet Bar is Orlando’s coolest spot for cocktails and conversation. Drop in for a chilled martini or kick back with some appetizers and enjoy the tunes outside on the veranda. Velvet Lounge provides the perfect atmosphere for aspiring musicians and their roadies to hang out and be discovered. Each month Velvet Bar hosts the Velvet Sessions, where well-known acts perform rock’n’roll favorites – check our calendar for details.

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