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Hard Rock Cafe - Pittsburgh

4.3
4.3
340 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (412) 481-7625

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Speaking of hanging out in Station Square, that’s exactly where you’ll find our Pittsburgh cafe. We’re located right between the Grand Concourse Restaurant and the Sheraton Station Square Hotel, and near the historic Duquesne Incline and Gateway Clipper hosting daily sightseeing tours on the Three Rivers. Our one-story building features an industrial ceiling, exposed-brick stage, indoor seating for 200 people, and an outdoor patio for 70 people. Music memorabilia is scattered all around the cafe from rock legends. Be sure to stop by The Rock Shop® to pick up a souvenir to remember us by!

  • Private party facilities

    With space for 20 to more than 450 guests and our living museum of music memorabilia lining the walls, Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh is the perfect venue for your next event.

  • Private party contact

    Pittsburgh Sales Team: (412) 481-7625

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Smithfield St.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Good for groups

  • Pittsburgh

    Good for groups

  • Pittsburgh

    Great for scenic views

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  1. l

    lindaj

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    Reservations were a joke. I wanted in the main room for the concert and was told I would be seated there they put me in the back room with no view . Then the manager told us there was nothing he could do. What’s the point of reservations then???
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food5service5ambience1
    We had dinner and show reservations- dinner went well food was great. Could not have imagined a better server!!! However- we were there for the band, last minute arrivals walked right up and stood right in front of us blocking our view. You couldn’t get to the restroom because of how they crowded I. And stood there! People were standing on chairs railings and tables thankfully nobody fell! We paid extra to eat dinner there and we’re there two hours early for a show we could not see! The only explanation was “we oversold “
  3. P

    Philip

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Everything was ok- service was slow- food was mediocre- places us in Siberia in outer dining area so no ambience
  4. F

    Foodie89

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waitress was very attentive. The food was good and came quickly. Fun place to go with kids.
  5. JR

    JenniferR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was awesome!!!! It was amazing to celebrate Christmas here!!
  6. JK

    JordanK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They overbooked the show, they called me twice in 24 hours before the show to confirm my reservation then two hours before the show starts they call me to tell me that I don’t have a table. I did get a refund that was the only good thing about my experience there. I would never go back to the Hard Rock Cafe
  7. JW

    JenniferW

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were amazing! Unfortunately, we were seated by a door that people kept going in and out of and it was really cold! Otherwise, we had a terrific time!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    My friend was one of the opening bands for the show. When we got there the hostess wasn’t friendly and kept ignoring us for awhile. Seemed to just not care too much. Then our waitress was horrible. I had a friend with me who was vegan, and didn’t drink. When she asked the waitress what she had to drink other than pop she basically just said alcohol and coffee. She didn’t give her any options and clearly got annoyed by her question. Then when it came to dinner my friend asked if the buns were vegan for the impossible burger. The waitress rolled her eyes and said I don’t know I’d have to check. It’ll take me awhile so I’ll be back later. And walked away. She was prob one of the worst servers I’ve ever had. She made my friend feel like a complete inconvenience. All of 3 of the women there have been servers before so we GET what it’s like, but her behavior and service was just down right awful.
  9. DP

    DavidP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, waitress was attentive and friendly, did not wait long for beverages or food. Prices are slightly higher than ideal. Would like to see a few more TVs to watch. Otherwise, a great place to eat.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    They were supposed to mention about someone’s birthday and said they would be did not and the waitress seemed disgusted that there were 3 bills and was not that friendly just very short with us.
  11. B

    Bluemustang

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Took reservations with no problems. Wait Staff was on top of her game. Very attentive. Food came out very tasty but not piping hot. We did not make an issue of it. Drinks were cold and just right.
  12. JB

    JenniferB

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server. Manager even walked around to assure everyone was satisfied Bruschetta is excellent!
  13. JL

    JosephL

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food at a good price. They could use a couple more menu options with chicken or fish. Waitress was attentive without being overly intrusive. The atmosphere is clean and pleasant.
  14. PG

    PGHLauren

    Pittsburgh

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    Service was awful. But the concert was good
  15. NN

    NancyNurse

    Pittsburgh

    151 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attended K-Pop DJ event and it couldn’t have been a better evening. The Cuban Sliders were amazing. The wine was good. Service (Dom) was outstanding! SO MUCH FUN!
  16. JG

    JackieG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a blast at the Kpop DJ event! Great venue for music and dance fun.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was there for Kpop DJ night. I LOVED it. You should do this more often!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Took my mom out for her 60th birthday. We stopped here for dinner and drinks. Place was super nice inside, clean and had loud music playing the whole time. The music wasn’t bad so we didn’t mind! Our server was EXCELLENT. Super friendly, attentive, and quick service! I made reservations for a surprise treat after dinner and she had everything ready, which was awesome! The only issue we had, were the drinks…sorry to say, but they were pretty bad lol But the food was AMAZING, so that made up for it!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was really a great time, I took a date here and it ended up being the best night ever! We’ll definitely be going back because our first date was a rock show and the location is beautiful at night!
  20. t

    tarac

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Was OK . Not the nicest hostess… food was fair for Price
  21. SD

    StephanieD

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Dom was outstanding! Very accomadating!
  22. J

    Jayson1944

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great service. Food and drinks delivered as ordered. The burgers were great.
  23. GF

    GeorgeF

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was good and it was a beautiful day to eat on the patio, but the service was a little slow.
  24. C

    Cowman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. Steaks were cooked perfectly, chicken sandwich was juicy and our server was amazing without 8 and 1 year olds.
  25. TA

    TAMMYO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Our reservation was to be near the entertainment as I was there to see a friend perform. At first they tried to put us out on the patio. Eventually they gave us a table that was near the stage but it was in a corner where we couldn't see. Service was extremely slow for drinks and food but in their defense, it was extremely packed. I ordered the Messi burger which looked very intimidating on the menu but not so much when it arrived. It was good though. Everyone else enjoyed them food too. Overall it was a lot of fun. I will call from now on to reserve since the online booking didn't work out so well with my requested location.
  26. RK

    RobertK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, great food !!!! I will be back !!!
  27. J

    Joyce

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The outside patio is the perfect spot! Great service! Thank you!
  28. SE

    SamanthaE

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    The waitress stole $10.13 off of us. The food was good but the service was poor.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary, a little disappointed nobody said anything about it since we wrote it on reservation. Other than that, the walkmen we're amazing and we enjoyed our meal and the staff was quick and enjoyable
  30. DM

    DawnM

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Had a pleasant meal and the service was good however the music was not hard rock. It was really strange, especially since most of the customers were headed to the Metallica concert after dinner.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    We went to celebrate my daughters birthday. Told the hostess who blinked at me... band warming up and loud but we weren't seated there so it was fine. But we had the rudest server ever. Never looked at us, never even said hello. I was a waitress for many years and have much empathy for how stressful the job can be. But good grief. Rather than ask if we wanted more water she tossed a pitcher of water down as she walked by us. Never asked us how our food was and never smiled. Not one freaking time! The meal was over and we sat there for about 20 min. My 6 and 8 year old were antsy. We obviously weren't going to stay for desert because this woman was anything but kind nor attentive. After 20 min I took the kids outside to look at the fountain. Another 10 min later and the bus boy started to clear the table. My husband asked him for the check. 3 min later she comes by and just tossed the book at my husband. I had come in with the girls and now we are waiting for her to come back. Eventually my husband went to the bar to pay. The food was okay, but it's a kitschy place that we thought would be fun to celebrate my daughters birthday. Such a failure of an evening meal but we stopped for ice cream on the way home. The 16 year old kid at the ice cream shop that was packed still had the sense to smile, tell my kid happy birthday and gave her some extra sprinkles. This was an epic failure by Hard Rock Cafe. Unacceptable.
  32. B

    Bridetobe

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Our waiter was very nice and helpful however I feel the whole experience was ruined by hostess Kelsey. Upon arrival we were informed out party was already seated - obviously not because we are all standing there waiting. She then tries to place 7 people in a 5 person booth and gets an extreme attitude when we say we aren’t all going to fit. She was also very rude to her other co workers and I feel it’s very poor customer service.
  33. SC

    SamC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was very efficient and food was out very quick
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Very lack-luster….first time for our kids - they weren’t quite sure what all the hype was about!
  35. JC

    JanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our food selections were delicious: Barbecue Bacon Burger and Southwest Chicken Bowl. We didn't check the cost before attending, so the outings was a bit more expensive than we expected. However, with the overall rise in inflation, the cost was probably typical. At any rate, we recommend the food at Hard Rock!
  36. BM

    BillM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Price for food versus the quality (mainly the vegetable fajitas) was not good. Really should look into more substantial vegetarian options. I also paid $21 for 5 perogis. Just too much money for the amount and quality
  37. D

    Disgruntled

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    My wife and I have visited 18 Hard Rock’s all around the world. We like collecting glasses and T-Shirts from the sites we visit. We have spent thousands of dollars in our pursuit of our little obsession. The Pittsburgh is the closes Hard Rock to our home and the most underwhelming of all sites visited. The facility is great, positioned right on the water with a beautiful view of downtown Pittsburgh. However, the serving staff is inattentive and uncaring. I felt like our server expected us to be happy with any little attention we received. Oh yeah, she didn’t even credit our rewards points to our visit. We spent around $200.00 on this visit. Given the opportunity to visit this Hard Rock again, I’ll pass. Very Disgruntled Loyal Customer
  38. EA

    EdAnthony

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Was expecting more. Expensive and they sat us down next to a wall in a corner and forgot about us.
  39. VH

    ValerieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was excellent, food, service, & atmosphere. My wish is that I would have loved to sit outside but it was too hot.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    Hard Rock is like an airport or movie theater: everything is marked up only because they have something else to offer. However, here, the only thing they have to offer is getting to see some Rock paraphernalia and watch the music videos of the songs you're hearing at the same time. Unless you're a die hard rock fan I would suggest going to your local burger joint to get the same food for much less money.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Hard Rock Cafe - Pittsburgh offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 481-7625.

Hard Rock Cafe - Pittsburgh is rated 4.3 stars by 340 OpenTable diners.

Hard Rock Cafe - Pittsburgh does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Hard Rock Cafe - Pittsburgh

230 W. Station Square Drive., Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Smithfield St.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (412) 481-7625

  • Catering

    Speaking of hanging out in Station Square, that’s exactly where you’ll find our Pittsburgh cafe. We’re located right between the Grand Concourse Restaurant and the Sheraton Station Square Hotel, and near the historic Duquesne Incline and Gateway Clipper hosting daily sightseeing tours on the Three Rivers. Our one-story building features an industrial ceiling, exposed-brick stage, indoor seating for 200 people, and an outdoor patio for 70 people. Music memorabilia is scattered all around the cafe from rock legends. Be sure to stop by The Rock Shop® to pick up a souvenir to remember us by!

  • Private party facilities

    With space for 20 to more than 450 guests and our living museum of music memorabilia lining the walls, Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh is the perfect venue for your next event.

  • Private party contact

    Pittsburgh Sales Team: (412) 481-7625

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