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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 #456 of 2,644 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
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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Our daughter wanted to go to the Hard Rock for dinner the first night we were in D.C. We went reluctantly because the food is usually mediocre at best but the food at this location was excellent. The place was very busy with a huge party taking up the whole middle section of the restaurant but the staff seated us... More

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

J.G., Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Hard Rock Cafe, DC! We are so happy you had such a wonderful experience and that you and your daughter received Rock Star treatment. We hope you visit next time you are in DC! Thanks, AJ More

Kansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Disappointing visit. They are very overpriced (both food and drink). Horrible service and they weren't busy! Had to ask for water and then asked again after telling the waiter we were very thirsty from walking a lot of miles that day. Food was slow to come out and he blamed it on the computer crashing. He got our bills all... More

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

kh895, 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

Cadillac, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

typical hard rock, expensive food, good rock atmosphere but for your money - walk to Capitol City Brewing - better food, better prices, better beer

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

Penny M., 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 food, beer and pricing did not meet your expectations. I would like the opportunity to speak to your further regarding your experience. Please contact me at washingtondc_agm@hardrock.com. Thanks, A.J. More

Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I love visiting the Hard Rock Cafe in any city that I travel to for three reasons- to check out the memorabilia, collect pins, and to get a meal that I know will be consistently good no matter what continent I'm on! At the Washington DC Hard Rock Cafe I was seated promptly, and Sheena took my drink order right... More

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

rorygentry, Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy to hear you had a great experience and that Sheena and Dennis took great care of you. We hope to have you visit next time you are visiting DC. Thanks, -AJ More

Sandefjord, Norway
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89 reviews 89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I am usually happy with the food at Hard Rock café. I usually get a burger, but this time I got a Cobb Salad and it was very good (hard to make wrong really, but still). What made the service bad was that it was "too much of it". Yes, you head me. The waitress who tended to our table... More

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

Gard R, 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 felt over-done and 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.... More

Seminole, Florida, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We visit a Hard Rock Cafe almost every time we vacation and one is available. Our visit here was short so we were unable to eat at this restaurant. Have found that food is consistently good in most and you can get a nice meal for your money. We stopped at bar for a drink. Often find that if you... More

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Tanya 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 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.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

I had a 15 dollar burger but it tasted like a 15 dollar burger. I liked the beer choices and our waitress Luci was always quick on refills. I highly recommend it!

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

Pistol_Peteday, Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed the burger and that Luci was able to provide a great experience. We hope to have you visit next time you are visiting DC. Thanks, -AJ More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 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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A J L, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Sday7710, Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed the drinks and food during your visit and that Luci was able to provide a great experience. We hope to have you visit next time you are visiting DC. Thanks, -AJ More

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

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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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
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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

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