Hard Rock Cafe - Washington, DC

4
652 reviews
$30 and under
American

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Casual
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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Experiences

  • Rock the Holidays with Us!

    $38.95 per person

    Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2021

    Rock the holidays with Hard Rock Cafe! Seasonally inspired 2-Courses for $33.95 and 3-Courses for $38.95 meals available from December 1st to December 31st.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 652 People Are Saying
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Chel
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent except we didn’t get silverware until after our appetizer was delivered, same time we got our dinner!

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Abcdef
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was overpriced and our order was not even right. The service was slow. They were out of A LOT of food. I was no impressed at all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It’s terrible - food is awful, overpriced. Place is dirty and service is lacking. This is the saddest HC I have ever visited anywhere in the world and well below the standards of any other HC. I was excited to show my kids. It’s a shame, our nation’s Capital deserves better.

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CharleneH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I asked for my drink to be changed as it was half full when I received it and it took 45 mins to return .. couldn't hear the server and the food wasn't great to say the 170 dollar bill was not worth it i was very disappointed in the service and the toilets were dirty

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vipJason
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun place and tasty food! We had a great time, great service, and left with happy bellies!

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MikeM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Just didn’t feel like a hard rock
- very little artificial taste on the walls - nothing like London, Orlando etc

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vipHansen
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Wedding rehearsal dinner. However, music was surprisingly loud and for a party of 12, upstairs or semi private space would been more feasible. Supply chain challenges made a lot of menu choices unavailable: steak, salmon, onion, etc. waiter did discount us for the food inconvenience.

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CindyP
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

not impressed.

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was okay. Small menu. Not many choices. Loved the music.

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VeronicaC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The Hard Rock is not what I remember. The service was great, but the overall ambiance and food was not. The restaurant seemed tired and empty and not worth overpaying for burgers.

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LynnC
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was awesome. Server was great. He could have check on our drinks more often.

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TomD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Fun time with my 9 yr old son who loves music and history

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Foodforfun
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Josh, our waiter, was great! All the staff were friendly and helpful.

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vipSunshine628
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good burger!

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CourtneyP
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We reserved with outdoor seating on OpenTable. I got a call that day confirming my reservation, and I mentioned it was outdoor, and the person seemed surprised... they did NOT have that info from OpenTable. They hemmed and hawed for a couple seconds and then said yep I can do that- we have you covered! Then I show up and they say, we aren't doing outdoor seating and act like I am crazy thinking that we could. They clearly have all open tables outside. What a cluster- I always have terrible experiences with OpenTable and won't try Hard Rock again, either!! Reservations are made for a reason- no one seems to honor them!

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vipvicki
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very cold! Service was good but very slow. Very noisy children!

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JoJoMa
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to grab a burger and listen to great music!

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Yvie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Our server was extremely friendly and accommodating. The manager was also really great as well. Food was fresh and delicious. Will definitely go back!

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tonyaw
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shane, the manager, and Josh, our waiter were amazing. Making a reservation was simple and we were sat immediately. We will definitely go back on our next visit to D.C.

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AmonieH
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So service here was amazing thank you to the manager and our server Josh for all of their help

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience! My boyfriend and I went to Hard Rock Cafe before catching the DC United game. From start to finish the experience was the best we could have asked for! I would recommend coming here to anyone!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service good burger

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We neglected to make reservations far enough ahead for some specific restaurants during our family vacation to DC, so jumped on open table to see what we could find last minute. Having three children, Hard Rock seemed like an option we all would enjoy. Our server was very friendly and attentive and made us feel so welcome. I wish I could remember his name to give a shout out, he was so nice. We ordered quickly and took a few minutes to browse the interesting memorabilia while our food was prepared. Our whole family, kids included, gave a thumbs up on our food. My burger was cooked perfectly. We ordered brownie sundaes for desert too, and they were huge and delicious! We would definitely bring our family back to Hard Rock should we return for another vacation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing and every single person we came into contact was pleasant and helpful.

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CarlF
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to wind down after a day of walking. Our server Josh was amazing, helped with a spilled water and was so quick my 3 year old kept on asking “why are they so fast” and “that was fast”. Booked through the opentable reservation and was quickly sat down when we arrived. The food was delicious and came out warm and in a timely manner. The manager Shane also walked by and ensured that all guest were enjoying their experience. 10/10 would come again.

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LaurenS
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good a little pricey. Our waiter Nick was wonderful.

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Kenny
West Virginia
27 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

As I usually try to do, I arrived early & sat at the bar while waiting on my reservation time. I ordered a dry martini & was served "something" that looked like rusty water. One sip & my suspicion was confirmed . . . the bartender had poured brine from his jar of olives into the drink. I wasn't surprised because his first response, after my ordering a dry martini, was to ask my Vodka preference. That tells a customer that the bartender isn't aware that a martini is made with Gin, unless the customer requested Vodka. This bartender also needs to brush up on the difference between a martini, dry martini, & dirty martini. I paid over $10.00 for a drink I had one sip out of.
I lived in the DC area for 30yr & moved away 10yr ago. I've been to this HRC many times over the years. Sadly, it has steadily over the years managed to loose it's charm & appeal. In my opinion this can be related to the lame excuse for music one hears when entering any HRC compared to what we could expect to hear when we walked into a HRC in the 80s.
I was also negatively impressed with apparent continued deterioration in decor / theme.

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was fresh and delicious, drinks were promptly refilled, overall great experience

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Todd
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Sadly the menu is smaller and food quality has dropped from before covid.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very fun, service was great and food came really fast.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was the best ever. We had the best waiter (unfortunatelyI cannot remember his name). The staff were all friendly and fun! The host, Paul, was great! We even had to get our picture with him.

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vipKMER
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice location and restaurant.

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JanieA
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marquis was fantastic! One of the best waiters we have had in DC in some time

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Shelly
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Try to go on a weekday if you can manage it. We went for an early dinner/late lunch, and it was a great experience from start to end!

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JeannieH
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it as always the food is delicious and staff are wonderful!!

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DjCarroll
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great experience at this location. We have been to multiple Hard Rock locations across the country and this experience was just as great. It was a little loud when we first arrived but nothing you wouldn’t expect while at a Hard Rock Cafe, it’s part of the experience. Our sever was great, very attentive, and the food was
excellent.

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LynneJ
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I have been to many HR cafe's over the years and took my grandson and his friend to the one in DC. I was so excited to take them and talked about how good it would be for two days. The food was not good at all and the service was s-o s-l-o-w. Took us forever. I have never had an experience like this with you. I even wrote that it was for one of the boys birthdays when I made the reservation and they never mentioned his birthday. So disappointed.

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KimK
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great.

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vipDGB77
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacation…..great service, great food

FAQs

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 4 stars by 652 OpenTable diners.

Hard Rock Cafe - Washington, DC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/hard-rock-cafe/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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