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Hard Rock Cafe

999 E St N.W., Washington DC, DC 20463-0001 (Downtown / Chinatown)
+1 202-737-7625
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Ranked #466 of 2,636 restaurants in Washington DC
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great service from the waitress, luci, and the food was excellent. All staff was very friendly and I would love to visit next time I visit the city!

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Brasilia, DF
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The hoster was rude and impatient. The house wasn't even half full and they gave me the worst table. The waiters are either slow or lazy and seem not to care less about your presence. Asking for a glass of water may turn out into an unnecessary headache. You should avoid this place. NY's way better.

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

GuiBranco, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Hard Rock Cafe Washington, D.C. I am sorry to hear that your experience with our staff was not the service we strive to provide to our guests. I would like the opportunity to speak to your further regarding your experience. Please contact me at washingtondc_agm@hardrock.com. Thanks,... More

Burnet, Texas
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We eat out often so when we find "different" menu choices we usually try them. At Hard Rock Cafe in DC we found a few new menu items to try. We also tried one of their featured alcoholic drinks. Everything was better than we expected and we enjoyed the eating experience. The atmosphere was on the loud side. The service... More

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

Nancy K, Thank you for your recent review! I am happy to hear you were able to try some new food and drink items and we look forward to having you visit next time you are in D.C.! Thanks, -A.J. More

Woodbridge, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is a block down from Ford's Theater. The atmosphere is like any Hard Rock and the food is good. Service was excellent. If you're looking for something close to the theater it's pleasant for families.

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

diavix, Thank you for your recent review! I am glad to hear you enjoyed the food, staff and atmosphere during your visit. I hope you will join us again the next time you are in Washington, D.C.! Thanks, -A.J. More

Orchard Park, New York
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96 reviews 96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Drinks were super expensive, and too much ice. Our dinners were just very average, but pricey. If on vacation in DC be more prepared with ideas so you don't have to settle. Been too many Hard Rock locations were the food was better. Also, on the louder side in this one. Hated the citrus cole slaw. The chicken sandwhich I... More

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

snowfall1, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Hard Rock DC. My apologies that our food quality, atmosphere and pricing fell short and we did not provide the experience we set out to deliver to our guests. I would like the opportunity to speak to you further regarding your visit. Please contact me at washingtondc_agm@hardrock.com... More

Sabadell, Spain
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I spent 4 days in Washington D.C., and I ate there once! I was surprised by the nice staff that worked there. The hamburguer I ate was awesome too! You should go there! There is also nice music!

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

PauRoca, Thank you for your recent review! I am glad to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere, staff and burger during your visit. I hope you will join us again the next time you are in Washington, D.C.! Thanks, -A.J. More

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I went with family on holiday here and we really enjoyed our visit, the staff were all friendly and happy to see us. The food was great and came out quickly as the restaurant was very busy. The food is always at a good standard at any Hard Rock Cafe and it was no different here. Lovely job.

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

Holiday Lady-25, Thank you for your recent review! I am glad to hear you enjoyed the food and that the staff took care of you during your visit. I hope you will join us again the next time you are in Washington, D.C.! Thanks, -A.J. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Delicious food! Luci is a credit to Hard Rock Café. Best Slovakian-Australian waitress we've ever had.

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

Pondophlous, Thank you for posting your review of the DC Hard Rock! I am glad to hear you received stellar service during your visit. I hope you will join us again the next time you are in Washington, D.C. Thanks, -A.J. More

Puyallup, Washington, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Luci was a fabulous waitress! The food was excellent and great experience.Our favorite food was the nachos. Luci was very nice and good at explaining everything there was. The restaurant\cafe was outstanding.

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

PatClement, Thank you for your recent review. I am so glad to hear that you had and that Luci was able to provide such a positive experience! We truly appreciate feedback from our Raving Fans. I am glad to hear you enjoyed, the atmosphere, memorabilia, and overall experience you received during your visit. I hope you will join us again... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I had the Cobb Salad and my wife and Brother in law had the grilled chicken arugula salad... We all raved about the food! Of course a couple of Stella Artrois are always delicious!

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

Roehmjef, Thank you for your recent review! I am glad to hear you enjoyed the food and Stellas during your visit. I hope you will join us again the next time you are in Washington, D.C.! Thanks, -A.J. More

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