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Hard Rock Cafe - Washington, DC

3.7
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510 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Hard Rock Cafe is a global phenomenon with 185 cafes that are visited by nearly 80 million guests each year. The first Hard Rock Cafe opened on June 14, 1971, in London, England, and from there the brand has expanded to major cities and exotic locations around the world.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Offers

Free Dessert with a Purchase of 2 Entrees

Jun 26, 2020-Jul 31, 2020·Daily 12:00-20:00

Present this offer to receive a dessert with a purchase of two entrees. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotional offer. One (1) coupon per party per visit. Must be redeemed during same visit as the qualifying purchase. Only valid at Hard Rock Cafe Washington DC. Offer valid though 7/31/2020

What 510 People Are Saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.8
service
3.9
ambience
3.5
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61% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service!

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

There was an incredibly long wait for drinks and food. There service was so unbelievably slow. I should not take over 20 minutes to have a server come over to greet us to take our drink order. We had to get up ourselves to get straws and napkins. The food was just ok for the price we were paying. Medium rare burgers came out Well done. We didnt want to send it back as it would take even longer before we would be able to eat. Then we waited for another 20 minutes for our server to come back and ask if we needed our checks. and then waited again for her to come to collect them and forever to come back with the cards/change. I was so disappointed with how slow the serve was.

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vipPamK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Burger was overpriced and very average. Nothing special.

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ArniciaS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The waiter was amazing, the host at the front door was great as well. Most of the food was cold or wasn’t good at all.

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YvonneC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing... Professional and very courteous...

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took good care of my company

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JosephB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It's Hard Rock, you have to go. Always a fun experience, love the memorabilia and good music. Drinks are good and food is alright especially if you're craving something fried. Kid friendly

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Caroline
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at the Hard Rock Cafe, thanks to the server, he was a pearl!
Our children also had a blast!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful food and service

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EvaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The staff was very accommodating, but they must have been understaffed because the food took a long time to come out with little communication between the kitchen and serving staff about menu items that were no longer available.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Service took forever. About 45 minutes after ordering we were told they didn’t have the ingredients for our salads (we’d ordered 3 of them). So we had to reorder food (which they luckily comped). At that point they brought the food to the rest of our table (6 people) and their food was all cold. Very disappointing meal.

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AngeloD
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was really good but service not so much and slow

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vipStYLzsmiles17
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weekend Mother/Son trip to DC before graduating elementary school in a few months and we wanted to visit the local Hard Rock Cafe. My 10 yr old loved it! Food was good. Our server was very courteous and professional. And the ambiance was so fun! The music videos of all the 80’s Rock n Roll music are on various screens throughout Hard Rock and the Host and Servers joined in the singing and rocking into the tunes which welcomed groups of tables joining in as well. We had a chorus going...Wonderful atmosphere! My son whose on the sort quiet side in public was at ease just smiling and laughing that we all sorta knew the songs. Made the place fun, light hearted, and food taste better when your happy too! Definitely make reservations if you can because it gets packed (generally most Hard Rocks nationwide I’ve been too were like that in my opinion) I learned my lesson at the Houston location to just make reservations. Pretty quick on Open Table. We ended the food with dessert of course and we shared the hot fudge sundae which was in a margarita glass. Only it was 20 times the size of the picture! It was huge! But tasted great! Thanks for an awesome experience Hard Rock DC! I’ll make sure to bring the whole family next time we’re all in town for a visit to our Nations Capital.

Hard Rock Cafe - Washington, DC
Responded on 22 February 2020

Hello, Thank you for the 5 stars. You ROCK.

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CHAM
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Horrendous service. Food was slid across the table without cutlery. Hadn’t even bothered to toast the bread on a club sandwich

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vippatricia
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved our server, he was efficient and really nice. Loved my drink, really good bartending. One of the hosts got us a really good table when it was super busy. Overall, just great.

Hard Rock Cafe - Washington, DC
Responded on 22 February 2020

Hello, Thank you for the 5 stars. You ROCK.

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RichC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience4

Reservation was made for regular table in restaurant. When we got there we were told we had to sit in bar area because that is what we reserved, which was tnot true. Another family had the same problem. They complained and were moved. We went with it. Besides it was probably better as a few loud groups of kids came in and we probably would be stuck next to them. Still, don't lie and tell me I reserved somehing I didn't.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They told us that they were no longer taking reservations and would not seat us. Really????

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Jbro87
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The service was so slow and it took over an hour to provide food, and the waiter never checked on us for refills, we always had to track someone down. Oh and it was Valentine’s Day.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service. Waiting for an hour and still never received my meal.

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AnicetN
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

One hour after our order, we still didn’t get our food. We had to go after 1 hour without eating. Worst service ever. They do not even deserve 0 start .

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Kitchen was very slow... wait staff was great

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service and sub par food

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Lonerhino
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

It was Valentine's Day, and a very busy night at the Hard Rock. Lots of middle-school age looking kids (taking advantage of President's Day on Monday, and doing field trips I imagine), so the place was slammed and packed. I thought it would take forever to get our food, but it came swiftly considering how busy it was. What was funny was the drinks. A Tito's vodka martini with a twist was ordered; it came with a twist, olives, and was dirty. A second Tito's vodka martini with olives was ordered; it was made, however, with some variety of one of the fruit flavored vodkas. So, when ordering drinks, stick with beer, wine, basics like rum and coke or jack and ginger, or a Hard Rock signature drink from the menu; classic craft cocktails don't seem to be in their wheelhouse.

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vipTish
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service. The Manager stopped by our table and recommended their homemade BBQ sauce over our wing order. Great suggestion!

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vipDavidA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I don't get downtown much to eat so I guess $17.50 for a hamburger is par for the course. The burger was nothing special and I expected better. Won't be going back here anytime soon. Service was fine and it's Hard Rock so there's definitely a lot to look at so that's cool. Howver not enough to make up for a over-price burger IMHO.

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KenS
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

This place is always a winner for getting something to eat before or after the theater. Food is always great, service is good.

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Food
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The waitress was way too familiar with her "boo" and "baby." She made the experience unpleasant as she was very unprofessional.

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vipmexstorm
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Our server was great, but the food is just awful. Kids had pizza and chicken fingers. They were almost inedible (I tried them). Pizza was like cheese on top of a pita bread. I had their famous burger and it was totally ordinary. Cheese looked it was plastic. Bacon was undercooked. Thought it was a good place for before a caps game but it was a bust.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Fun place to be. Server was very kind.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and our server was excellent! Overall a wonderful experience!

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Roberto
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Para quienes gustan de la musica de todo tipo, en un abmiente grato para conversar y comer algo rico, sin duda que muy recomendable. El precio, un poco caro, pero vale la pena ir a vivir la experiencia de estar en un Hard Rock Cafe, como muchos de los que hay en el mundo entero.

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makistrakis
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Did not enjoy at all. The service was good, but overall woupd not come back again. Deceived.

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LenaL
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Wrong drinks, cold food, bad service
We had to wait despite plenty of tables were free and we had a reservation. Then we got both drinks wrong. And the food was not bad in taste but not even warm. No fun night out.

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Emile
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and having a reservation really made the experience smooth

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DarceyS
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I don’t know where to begin. The restaurant wasn’t busy. There was tons of open tables. Yet, the bar was so backed up, we didn’t get our drinks until after our food was served. And then, my 10 yo never received her meal. It took another 20 minutes to get a kids cheeseburger and fries. Nothing worse than eating your meal in front of your kid! So we didn’t. We gave her our food. Never got refills. Waiter was very apologetic by the delays and said he spoke to manager to get her meal taken off our bill. Manager never came to offer any apology. Brought us a free ice cream sundae for our trouble. Never going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The serving staff were very welcoming and polite. However after 90 mins waiting for food we had to go and find someone to ask where our food was. Issues in the kitchen saw our food served 100mins after arriving. The standard was acceptable, but not outstanding. The bathrooms were damaged, most taps did not work and the female bathrooms had broken stall doors. The servers were great, as the delay wasn’t their fault and they apologized profusely. The management seemed preoccupied with preparing for a group function than worrying about their in place customers.
They did offer the wings we ordered for free, and this was greatly appreciated. But even when we went to pay we could find no-one willing to even get us our check! I have been in Hard Rock Cafes all over the world, and this time they let me down.
Big ups to our server who went and got free sundaes for the kids. He got a good tip. Management - you may need to take a little look at how you manage busy evenings.

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vipKHSan
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Garbage food. Slow service.

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CharmaineM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Service was so slow. We sat for 50 mins before we received our food. The food was edible, menu really limited. I’d skip this restaurant unless you are desperate.

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KristinaP
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Only if they were going to Verizon Center because it’s convenient. Service excellent and food good, our milkshake was disappointing AND had plastic pieces in it.

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Afleal
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We are visiting DC for the first time and our hotel is close to Hard Rock. The food was ok, but, as always, it looks better on the menu.

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Hard Rock Cafe - Washington, DC offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 737-7625.

Hard Rock Cafe - Washington, DC is rated 3.7 stars by 510 OpenTable diners.

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