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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 #472 of 2,645 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We had been out and about and dropped in on the Sunday for a late lunch. There was a DJ competition on with young DJs doing their thing. It was noisy but good fun. Service was good and food was very welcome and portions adequate.

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Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We had spent a day visiting the galleries and museums and needed a beer and something to eat. We stopped here and sat outside watching the world go by. We had excellent service and two great burgers and some nice American beer. A nice way to end a great day.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

After waiting 45 minutes to be seated, another 30 minutes before we saw a waiter (only after the manager saw we were getting annoyed), 30 minutes later we finally had drinks and 45 minutes later we had our food. It was room temperature at best and they must have forgotten the menu says "fall off the bone ribs", more like... More

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

PMcDonough69, Thank you for your review. I would like to apologize for the experience you received during your visit. The food quality and staff interaction you experienced is not our standard for our loyal guests. I hope if you are in D.C. in the future that you will join us again so we can deliver the experience we pride ourselves... More

El Paso, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I've visited HRC all over the world, and I must say that while all are great, HRC-DC was the best experiece yet. I visted with my wife and two children, and we were all pleased with the service (Dennis), food quality and atmosphere. Probably in the top 10% of all dining-out experiences I've ever had!

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

5_Reasons, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your visit to the DC Hard Rock Cafe! We are so pleased that you and your family had a great experience with Dennis and that you rate us as the top Cafe! We hope you visit next time you are in town! Thanks, AJ More

MN
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175 reviews 175 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

This was not the greatest Hard Rock I have been to. The food was okay, the service was good, but the place was a disaster. The floors were very dirty. It was early in the evening so this shouldn't have been a problem(about 5PM). We just had burgers and they were hot, but the buns weren't incredibly fresh either. (If... More

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

Kris B, 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 our food and atmosphere was not the great experience that we strive to provide to our guests. I would like the opportunity to speak to your further regarding your experience. Please contact me at... More

Columbus, Ohio, United States
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118 reviews 118 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Matt and I came in for lunch today. We were seated quickly, waited on fluidly. The staff was great. Matt had a baby arugula salad and I had the Cobb. Both were wonderful. And we both had great desserts. Matt had the massive brownie sundae and I had a delicious apple cobbler. I highly recommend this place, we were in... More

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

Brent B, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a a review about your visit to the Hard Rock, DC! We are so happy you and Matt enjoyed the experience with our staff and food. We hope you visit next time you are in town! Thanks, AJ More

New Jersey
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91 reviews 91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The building where the Hard Rock Cafe is beautifully renovated. The architect made an effort to integrate the original moldings, etc. We attended a prearranged dinner with a limited menu. The waitresses stood in a cluster, all four of them, on the opposite side of the room talking and giggling. Finally, someone took our drink order. It was very slow.... More

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

Bravegirl, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your Hard Rock visit. We are so sorry to hear that the service was not the experience we strive to provide to our guests. I would like to take the opportunity to speak to you further on this. Please contact me at washington_gm@hardrock.com Thanks, AJ More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This was the 6th HRC I've visited and was as good as always. Had fajita for a change as usually have a burger, were fab. Staff were friendly and atmosphere was nice also. It's a chain, but a good one.

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

SuzanneHartshorne, 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 you enjoyed your Fajita, atmosphere and service. We hope you visit again soon! Thanks, AJ More

Staten Island, New York
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Stumbled upon the Hard Rock after a long day of walking and museums. We ordered the jumbo combo appetizer and it hit the spot. My wife and son ordered the Twisted Chicken ,Mac and Cheese and said it was very good. My other son ordered the HICKORY BARBECUE BACON CHEESEBURGER and loved it! . I ordered the ORIGINAL LEGENDARY® BURGER... More

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

Steve G, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit to the Hard Rock, DC! We are so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service. We hope you visit next time you are in town. Thanks, AJ More

Middletown, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

I've been to several Hard Rocks. Pressed for time and the convenience of this Cafe. We ventured in for dinner.A pleasant and short wait for a table. Although all waiting noticed empty tables. Once seated, we had a pleasant waiter. Drinks were prompt. Our experience fell from there. Our food didn't come within 30 min and the waiter kept apologizing... More

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

Michael F, 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 our staff and overall experience was not the what we strive to provide to our guests. I would like the opportunity to speak to your further regarding your experience. Please contact me at washington_gm@hardrock.com.... 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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