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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 #458 of 2,564 restaurants in Washington DC
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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
Description: With a total of 179 venues in 55 countries, including 139 cafes, 19 hotels and 9 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Seoul, Vienna, Anchorage and Siem Reap. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Aruba, Abu Dhabi, Ibiza and Shenzhen and Haikou in China.
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Maryland, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Went on Saturday April 12th for lunch with the family. We felt packed in like sardines in the tables they sit you at. The noise was very loud which it made it hard to have a conversation with your table. It took forever for them to service us. We ordered salads which came with our meals! The fries were served... More

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We came here on a Sunday for a drink and snack after visiting the Ford's Theater. It was extremely busy however we were able to sit immediately outside. The drinks were okay....I think they were a little heavy on juice. We got the sampler appetizer and it was pretty flavorless with the exception of the spinach artichoke dip. Probably wouldn't... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We went to the Hard Rock Cafe in Washington DC on Saturday, April 12. It was crowded, but it was the biggest day of the Cherry Blossom Festival. The entire place smelled like a badly soured dish rag. We sat at the extended bar and never got waited on even after we asked for help. We moved to an open... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Food was good with good size servings. Plus that we were seated right away. Service was slow and out waitress only had two tables.

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Statesville, North Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Typical Hardrock- good location near Metro. Same menu, same average service- the one thing that stood out- it wasn't as loud as most.

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Perry, GA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Visiting DC with 48 high school students. The food was fine, but they seemingly did us a huge favor by feeding us. They scheduled two large groups for the same space. Our group for 6:00 and the other group for 7:00. Because of this, we had to sprint across town to avoid losing our reservation when we were running 10... More

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

Joyousjoy, Thank you for your recent feedback. I would like to speak to your further regarding your experience while visiting our location. Please email me your contact information to washingtondc_ops@hardrock.com Thanks and I look forward to speaking with you. -A.J. More

Lily Lake, Illinois, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We were in a time crunch when we stopped here, hoping to just get an appetizer to carry us over until supper. Two staff members in particular went above and beyond the call of duty to help us out. Even though they were busy, and it wasn't his job, Claude got us seated quickly in the outdoor seating area. He... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

We arrived after touring the Ford Theatre at 4:45pm on a weekday with 7 people. We stood inside the door where no one greeted us for a couple minutes as the host was turned around talking. The entire floor level seating area was empty, apparently for a large party coming later. He offered us two tables which were not even... More

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

Rjcgas, Thank you for your recent feedback. I would like the opportunity to discuss your experience further. Please email me your contact info at washingtondc_ops@hardrock.com I look forward to speaking with you. -A.J. More

Barkhamsted, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Service was good and food was also good. Very quick service. Nice variety on the menu. Fun place to eat and look at memorabilia.

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Saint Petersburg, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Good food, good service, fun time. Love seeing the items on the walls. Around the corner is Fords theater and the brownstone where Lincoln died.

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

ShirleyP1958, Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will join us again the next time you are in D.C. -A.J. More

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