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Hard Rock Cafe

Downtown / Chinatown
American, Bar
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999 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2032
+1 202-737-7625
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A very sad version of the usually great restaurant chain. The place is in serious need of a complete refit. Threadbare carpet on the stairs, unpleasant smell, floor under the tables dirty, paint peeling off the window ledges, black plastic covering the wall and a half painted ceiling. There was a sign to say the restaurant is going to be... More 

Thank clairemC4663DA
Sydney, Australia
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130 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was the same food that you usually have at Hard Rock - it is pedestrian and a bit overpriced, but you go for the service and the location. This location is currently undergoing a renovation so things are not very pretty looking. We noticed there was mould on the a/c vent which was above us at our seat... More 

Thank 83poolie
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is super dirty and smells awful. The floors were sticky, the carpet going up the stairs smelled like fish and was also sticky. The tables were dirty and falling over. I asked if they had something to clean the bottom of my shoes because I was sticking to the floors. our food was not any better. our salads... More 

Thank Karen H
Herndon, Virginia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently had tickets to a play at Ford's Theater and wanted to have drink before the show. We stopped into the Hard Rock and had a seat at the bar. The ladies tending the bar were great. The service was brisk and the drinks were yummy.

Thank melbob2015
Lansing, Michigan
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of our "hobbies" when we travel is to find a Hard Rock. The Spousal Unit has shirts from all over the world to show off places we've been. Having said that, the D.C. Hard Rock was a major disappointment. Understand that it is about to undergo a renovation. That doesn't excuse sticky tables and dirty chairs. Our server, Shay... More 

Thank Breezevacations2016
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited on a Monday evening and had made a reservation for 7:15. On arrival we were told there was no record of said reservation and the girl at the desk seemed clueless as to what to do to resolve the issue. She appeared half asleep and lacklustre saying there were no open tables. Luckily I had taken a photo... More 

Thank Jeanette W
Buffalo, New York
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I read other reviews about the smell of this place but it didn't stop me from eating there cause I collect the cups. I was a little let down that the place is being fixed up so there was VERY LITTLE memorabilia to see. Hopefully they will replace the carpet that smells terribly of old food in a old kitchen.... More 

Thank Nikolai N
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5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After our tour at Ford's Theatre last week, it was time for lunch and we spotted the Hard Rock Cafe right down the street. All five of us ordered appetizers as our entree, thinking we would be able to eat fast and get back out into the city. Wrong. We finally received all of our food 35-40 minutes later, along... More 

Thank zwildcats
Bagram, Afghanistan
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to hard rock DC for a late dinner, we had about a 30 min wait. They are doing lots of renovations to HR. Our waitress was great, food was good

Thank vlad178tx
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in about 1pm on a hot and humid day -- typical for D.C. in July. The dining room wait was going to be a bit so we sat at the bar and ordered. The bartender was busy with drinks but made time for conversation with us. Bud light was $5.75, BBQ sandwich was $13.95. Lunch for two, including one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 999 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2032
  • 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?