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Hard Rock Cafe

Downtown / Chinatown
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999 E St N.W., Washington DC, DC 20463-0001
+1 202-737-7625
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 199
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    Very good
  • 144
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  • 73
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  • 53
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not as Hard Rock as Others

Whilst staying in Washington my wife and I went to the Hard Rock Café (HRC), not the easiest to find or well signage however we made it. Inside was typical layout and menu, though not as per high standard of service of other HRC establishments we have been to. Also you do not get the real... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Explore88
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has been fantastic, year after year, for my 8th grade class. They have broadened their offerings to large groups, regarding menu items, and the serving staff is so well versed in how to explain and take care of keeping everyone content. The food is excellent, and we never hesitate to visit every year. Once, when we were the... More 

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Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

kmcruland, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your visit! We are beyond happy to hear you continue to dine with us year after year and that your students have such a great experience when they visit! We look forward to having you visit next year! Best, Heather More 

Rochester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Very prompt and friendly service. The food was very good and plenty of it. The memorabilia are well labelled and interesting. Pulled pork was delicious!

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Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

KatMaNe, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your visit to the Hard Rock DC. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the food, atmosphere and overall experience and hope you visit again next time you are in town! Best, Katie More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Whilst staying in Washington my wife and I went to the Hard Rock Café (HRC), not the easiest to find or well signage however we made it. Inside was typical layout and menu, though not as per high standard of service of other HRC establishments we have been to. Also you do not get the real experience as the music... More 

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Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Explore88, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your visit to the Hard Rock DC. I'm sorry your experience was not one we strive to provide to our guests. At your earliest convenience, please contact me directly at washington_gm@hardrock.com Best, Heather More 

South Wales
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Visited a few nights ago whilst on holiday. Initially, staff seemed uncertain which tables were available. The food was no better than fast food to be honest, but a lot more expensive. The memorabilia on display was also disappointing and pales in comparison to the café in Orlando. On a second visit for a drink on a hot day, I... More 

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Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

ConSouthWales, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of your visit to the Hard Rock DC. I'm terribly sorry you had a not so stellar experience on your first visit, but am happy to hear you gave us another shot and enjoyed your time with us the second time around. We hope you come back to... More 

Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I try to go yo as many as I can when around the world. I've lost count but that will be about 30 now. They serve the same, that's the point! The welcome is always the same, no matter where in the world you are, and the device here was as good as anywhere I had been. Was busy and... More 

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Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

andhewittscores, Thanks so much for putting the Hard Rock Cafe DC on your list! We are happy that you had a great experience and hope you continue rocking with us! Best, Heather More 

Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Good food at a nice location. It's your typical Hard Rock, good food, a little overpriced. I've been to other Hard Rocks that had nicer views.

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Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

WIBadger10, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of your experience at the Hard Rock DC. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the food and hope you come back to visit us next time you are in town! Best, Heather More 

Adelaide
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Going to a Hard Rock Cafe means you are going to be able to get the same thing as anywhere else in the world. The DC establishment is no different. The girl who showed us to the table was a little bit unhelpful with no attempt to provide information in regards to gluten content of food. The actual server was... More 

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steve321123, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to the Hard Rock DC. We're sorry your experience fell short in the beginning but are very happy to hear that the server was able to provide a great experience. We hope you visit next time you are in town! Best, Heather More 

Sacramento, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Great food & drinks, super long line to sit down at a table, a whole lot of Jr. high students in Lg. groups the night we went. We had a sit at the bar and had dinner at the bar counter

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Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Debbie M, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review about your visit to the Hard Rock DC. I'm happy to hear the food and drinks were great! And tis' the season for tour and travel! Best, Heather More 

Dallas, TX
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Located next to the Ford's Theatre, the Hard Rock Café is a great place to get souvenirs. It is a full-service restaurant so expect for the store to be crowded especially during lunch hours.

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Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Dallas_TXTexan, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your visit to the Hard Rock DC! We're happy to hear you had a great experience and enjoyed the Rock Shop! Hope you visit next time you're in town. Best, Heather More 

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Top Contributor
205 reviews 205 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We stopped in for a couple drinks while walking around DC. They must have been very busy prior to our arrival, as there were dishes everywhere, service was slow, and we had to wait for spots to be cleaned up before we could sit down. Once settled, though, the bartenders gave good service. Music was decent, and a couple songs... More 

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Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

MSkinner, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your visit to the Hard Rock DC. We're happy you enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere and hope you'll be back to visit next time you're in town! Best, Heather More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 999 E St N.W., Washington DC, DC 20463-0001
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-737-7625

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?