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Hard Rock Cafe

$$ - $$$
Downtown / Chinatown
American, Bar
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999 E St N.W., Washington DC, DC 20004
+1 202-737-7625
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Xyz
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is a HUGE hit with large travel groups, so if you are just a small group of 4, be prepared to be seated near loud, obnoxious young adults. The food was average, but the noise form the 2 groups we were seated by was awful. There are better choices for families.

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Thank Otown331
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointed! My family and I attended a show at Ford's Theater on Tuesday night. We then went Hard Rock for dinner. We came in the door, the hostess did not smile but very miserably stated "we close in 35 minutes. Are you sure you want to eat here?" There were about 4 full tables. My husband asked if they... More 

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Thank Ashley D
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I were in Washington DC being tourist the week of Thanksgiving and wondered what we would do for supper on Thanksgiving day. I saw online that the Hard Rock would be open. I made a reservation on their website. They were getting packed when we arrived, but we only waited a few minutes and were seated. The... More 

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

Tim J, Thank you for the review. I am so glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed spending the Thanksgiving holiday with our team. Please stop in to see us again. Thanks, Heather More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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212 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the pulled pork sandwich and was perfectly happy. All the fixings, coleslaw and a beer! Service was very good - guy really knew his stuff. As you know Hard Rock is everywhere and they stay in business because they are good at treating the customer very good.

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

oldtravelinggolfer, Thank you for the review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the pulled pork sandwich as well as our staff while visiting. Please stop in to see us again. Thanks, Heather More 

Rawalpindi, Pakistan
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was not the same class as several other HR cafes that I have been to. Just did not have the buzz of other similarly-named establishments e.g in New York or San Francisco. It was also much smaller and was very sedate; more like an ordinary burger place. The food quality was just average but the young lady (Catherine) who... More 

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

Abid F, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the service from Catherine. I do apologize that you did not enjoy your meal. I hope you will stop in again to try some of our other items. Thanks, Heather More 

Topeka, Kansas
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113 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is always limited at HR but the food that they offer is always great. We came in to get some dinner and have a drink prior to a Capitals game. Great service and great food.

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Thank dkrug10042
Heather O, General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

dkrug10042, Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your time with us before the Capitals game. Please stop in to see us again. Thanks, Heather More 

Washington State
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187 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Hard Rock Cafes. WA DC makes number 45 for me. And for the most part, they are the same all over. You can count on some local flavor, but all in all, you know what to expect. Music was loud, videos playing on all the screens, music paraphernalia on all the walls. I had the flatbread with chicken...a... More 

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

busconi, Thank you for the review. I am glad you enjoyed the food, service, atmosphere and convenience of location. Please stop in to see us again the next time you are in D.C. Thanks, Heather More 

Orlando, Florida
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2,019 reviews
689 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were hosted by the Hard Rock this past weekend and they did a very good job. Our bartender Matthew dis an excellent job managing over 200 people almost all by himself. The finger food was very good and the atmosphere was electric.

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

Steve R, Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed Matt and the service during your event. I am also glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Please stop in to see us again. Thanks, Heather More 

Ottawa, Canada
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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great experience at the Hard Rock Cafe. There was a bartender contest happening, everyone was festive and friendly and our server and dinner was fabulous. Absolutely no complaints.

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

Darren O, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience and our BaRocker Competition. I hope you will join us again and thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience. Thanks, Heather More 

Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing overly impressive. Waited ages to have someone take my order. Not impressed. I find when travelling solo you almost always get ignored.

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

Michelle P, Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience. Please contact me at Washington.gm@hardrock.com Thanks, Heather More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 999 E St N.W., Washington DC, DC 20004
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-737-7625

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?