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“Chilled and yummie lunch!”

Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam
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Ranked #301 of 3,853 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $17 - $22
Cuisines: American, Bar, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
Description: Enjoy the legendary flavors of classic American dining in an energetic, modern setting right on the waterside at Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam. We're located on Max Euweplein, just a two minute walk from the Leidseplein entertainment area. We're just steps away from the Paradiso live music venue, the Holland Casino, Rijks Museum, Van Gogh Museum, Heineken Experience and plenty of other stellar attractions. Our restaurant is not only the perfect spot to kick off any day or night, but we are also a museum of pop culture with authentic memorabilia from rock 'n' roll legends like Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, and the Rolling Stones.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Chilled and yummie lunch!”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

What a nice surprise... :) based on what I heard I always thought that HRC is overpriced and overrated... until today! We went there for a quick lunch and it was my very first time at HRC ever. We were short on time and were suggested by the hostess to have our lunch in the bar instead of waiting for a restaurant table. Luckily for us there were some open air tables available right next to the canal... Took some very good recommendations from our waitress (Nina) and shortly were enjoying HUGE(!!) portions of Smokehouse Chop Salad and S.O.B. Burger... Soooo good! Even though we were very hungry we struggled to finish our meal since it's really American-sized portion that they serve there. Left very satisfied and truly full.. To sum up: excellent service, very good food worth the price. Will come back for sure!

  • Visited April 2013
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Claire S, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam, responded to this review, March 18, 2016
Dear Guest,
Thanks for your feedback on your visit. We really appreciate your thoughts & comments. We will continue to encourage guests to share their experiences and use this information to improve our service & products.
Kind regards,
Dale

Dale Swift
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Teenage food, served by teenagers.”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

You know what you are getting here and that is exactly why we visited. We didn't arrive until after 8pm so thought that the kids would be happy with something less adventurous. It was exactly as you would expect, the food is good but a very long way off great. The service is false, OTT and basically poor (the waitress didn't write the order down so, of course, she got it wrong).
Whatever the service is like though, you get a good sized meal of good beef and if you go in expecting that then you leave full and content, just as we did.
Certainly do not make the effort to travel there though, we only went because it was opposite our hotel!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Christhewino
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Claire S, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam, responded to this review, March 18, 2016
Dear Guest,
Thanks for your feedback on your visit. We really appreciate your thoughts & comments. We will continue to encourage guests to share their experiences and use this information to improve our service & products.
Kind regards,
Dale

Dale Swift
General Manager
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follyfootfarm
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“Dreadful - avoid! Much nicer places to eat in Amsterdam”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Ate here with the family in early April, as teenage son suffering burger withdrawal symptoms. This is my first visit to a HRC and it is definitely the last. The tables are packed together on grubby carpets with some dubious memorabilia to look at. The wait staff are pleasant enough and we were served fast and efficiently, but the food was awful! The men had burgers and my husband left most of his as it was cold and soggy. My daughter and I has Caesar salads which were badly prepared and overdressed. Only my son finished his meal but then he will eat anything as long as they are called "burgers". By far the worst meal for a long time.

  • Visited April 2013
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Claire S, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam, responded to this review, March 18, 2016
Dear Guest,
Thanks for your feedback on your visit. We really appreciate your thoughts & comments. We will continue to encourage guests to share their experiences and use this information to improve our service & products.
Kind regards,
Dale

Dale Swift
General Manager
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“Overpriced, soggy food.”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

One of the worst meals in Amsterdam. Chips and burger bun were soggy, although it was cooked as requested which is quite unusual. Rip off prices though. Won't go there again.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Nick B
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Claire S, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam, responded to this review, March 18, 2016
Dear Guest,
Thanks for your feedback on your visit. We really appreciate your thoughts & comments. We will continue to encourage guests to share their experiences and use this information to improve our service & products.
Kind regards,
Dale

Dale Swift
General Manager
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“Just what you expect from Hard Rock”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Visited for dinner on a Saturday evening. As they don't operate a booking system we arrived and were told there would be a 15 minute wait and was dispatched to the bar. Pretty good cocktails although a little pricey.
Good ambiance, food pretty good (especially the pulled pork) and attentive service despite the restaurant being full. The only downside was the air-con obviously wasn't working and it was uncomfortably hot.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Petplant
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Claire S, Manager at Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam, responded to this review, March 18, 2016
Dear Guest,
Thanks for your feedback on your visit. We really appreciate your thoughts & comments. We will continue to encourage guests to share their experiences and use this information to improve our service & products.
Kind regards,
Dale

Dale Swift
General Manager
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