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999 E St N.W., Washington DC, DC 20463-0001 (Downtown / Chinatown)
+1 202-737-7625
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Ranked #477 of 2,720 Restaurants in Washington DC
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Charleston, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I don't normally go for chains, but the food and service at this location, when every place was crowded/busy, were exceptional. Manager Thomas W. checked with us as well as every table we could see and personally delivered extra items needed most helpfully. He and his staff had top notch attitudes. I really recommend this place for casual food and... More 

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A J L, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

SVerbsky, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your visit to the Hard Rock DC. We are so happy to hear that our staff, managers, food and overall experience made us your best Hard Rock experience! We hope you visit next time you are in town! Best, AJ More 

Lisbon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My first night in Washington DC. Very good burgers, nice ambience, nice staff. A lot of beer types. Big deserts. The only thing I don't like is that the restaurant is full and I had to eat in the balcony, but I like the other all things.

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A J L, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

TiagoMSN, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your visit to the Hard Rock in our Nation's Capital! We are so happy you enjoyed the food, staff and atmosphere. We strive to provide a rockin' experience to our guests. We hope you visit next time you are in the city! Best, AJ More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My wife and I had not been to this Hard Rock though we have traveled to D.C. on many occasions. As in my title it is an attraction and we understand you "pay for the attraction" which is exactly what happened. The service was excellent from the hostess to the server and overall the food was good as well. It... More 

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A J L, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Steve P, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit to Hard Rock DC. We do strive to provide amazing service, along with great food and an amazing experience with our memorabilia. I'm sorry we fell short during your visit and we hope you visit next time you are in DC. Best, AJ More 

Vienna, Austria
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We had dinner in the Hard Rock Cafe in Washington DC on Christmas Eve. The restaurant was really full but the waitress was friendly and the food was tasty.

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A J L, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

sunny260467, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit on Christmas Eve. We are so happy to hear you had great service and hope you visit next time you are in DC! Best, AJ More 

Lima, Peru
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I had never been to a Hard Rock Cafe before, and after this experience, I will definitely not go back. Upon walking in, we had to wait a few minutes to be seated, despite the fairly empty restaurant (maybe 10 tables full + 12 waiters standing around). When we were seated, our waiter didn't come for about another 5 minutes,... More 

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A J L, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Meredith S, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit to Hard Rock DC. I am so sorry we fell short with our service, food and atmosphere and did not provide the experience we strive to give to our guests. We would really like the opportunity to show you how we can Rock next time... More 

Perth, Australai.
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Was Hungry, ventured in for an average meal, we never have high hopes for the Hard Rock chain, but …………….. Food was rotten, ribs were cold and tough, service poor, server spilt beer on us twice, cost was really a joke, NEVER again, learnt our lesson, stay out of HRC.

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A J L, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Tambo33, Thank you for taking the time to review your time here at the Hard Rock DC. I am so sorry that you did not have the experience we strive to provide to our guests. We would like to opportunity to speak with you further. Please contact me at washington_gm@hardrock.com. Best, AJ More 

Dubai
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

As you can imagine there was a wait for a table. But that wasn't a problem as there is so much going on around you. The atmosphere is electric. Once sat down the service was great, food great. Brilliant night out!

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A J L, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

TattooDubai, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you had such a great experience with our atmosphere and staff. We hope you visit again! Best, AJ More 

Monroe, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you were going to go to a Hard Rock café to eat, you may want to skip this one. The noise level is extreme!!! The food is plentiful and served in a timely fashion, but the tables are crowded together making it hard to get in and out.

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A J L, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

david k., Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review about your visit to the Hard Rock DC. I'm so sorry the music level was to loud during your visit. We get several requests about the music being either too loud or too quiet so keeping it steady for every guest is something we strive to do.... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Awesome food, and marvelous service form Mamadoo and Shakiira, they made our experience unforgettable

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A J L, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

maxim01974, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review about your visit to the DC Hard Rock. We are so happy to hear you had such a great experience and hope you visit next time you are in town! Best, AJ More 

Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Just like any other over blown chain restaurant, the Hard Rock sets the bar at a mediocre level and offers up pretty much just that. The food is ok and the drinks are just what you would expect. The staff is come and go and we were kind of left alone for awhile. I would prefer to go to a... More 

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SkilledOne4, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of your visit to the Hard Rock Cafe DC. I'm sorry to hear that our food and service were not the experience we strive to provide to our guests. I would like the opportunity to speak with you further. When you have a chance, please email me at... More 

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Additional Information about Hard Rock Cafe

Address: 999 E St N.W., Washington DC, DC 20463-0001
Phone Number: +1 202-737-7625
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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