Hard Rock Cafe - Washington, DC

4.4
560 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Sip, sip hooray for Mom! From May 6th to May 9th treat Mom to a tableside Momosa bar featuring champagne, juices, and fresh fruit. In addition to our Hard Rock favorites, try our Momchie menu selections of Lobster Flatbread, Lobster Cobb Salad, Herb Grilled Chicken, and Strawberry Shortcake Sundae.

What 560 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Mejorar servicio

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SBSBEL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great place to dine in! Nice and friendly staff. The food isn't the greatest but we enjoyed it very much :) Also appreciated the free dessert we received! We will def. go back if we return to the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was clean and the staff was excellent! My family enjoyed the ambiance, the food and the music!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner- fun atmosphere- wonderful service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Time waited for the waiter was very long, he didn’t seem very interested and he seem he was in a rush to take our order. We ended up having a good time thanks to the Busboy in a green shirt who picked up our plates and was very energetic and pleasant to talk to. He saved our night. If we go back is probably to see if he is in there. Food was great, so were the drinks.

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angelaW
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Staff was overworked and it showed service was horrible

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Restaurant was out of popular things on the menu and my waitress was not attentive she forgot just about everything I asked for because she was more attentive to other tables sadly

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MercedesF
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Close to my hotel. The food was exceptionally. The service was great.

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Anna074
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was 100! They have the nicest staff. The food was mediocre. But, Hard Rock has changed over the years. The food isn’t what it used to be!

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ThomasB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

While the service is excellent, the food was a little over priced. My milkshake came out melted. Overall good.

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MichaelM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Our temps were not scanned even though the equipment was out. We were seated and waited 30 minutes for service. A table was seated us and were waited on and served prior to us. My wife and I ordered the twisted Mac-n-cheese, which we’ve had before. Our meals tasted like they had sat for awhile. Meals for four with a 20% tip was almost $190.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch to celebrate birthdays, the staff couldn’t have been more attentive!! We got personalized birthday cards, free dessert, free round of drinks and a free shirt from the store!! Food was great and drinks yummy! And i always love the atmosphere!! Hard Rock hit this one out of the park!!

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MercedesS
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I , love everything about it ..... great job

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DamianF
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner on St. Patrick's Day. Had a nice time! :-)

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TracyC
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager Ms West was absolutely awesome and so was the rest of the staff. We were a family of tired Texas travelers and they took great care of us!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to several Hard Rock’s. The staff at this restaurant was superb!! COVID protocols are weirdly strict in DC (we’re from AZ) but the staff did an excellent job welcoming us and making us feel at home. Food was very good and nice and warm when it came out.

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Fam4Life
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service from Terrence.

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SaraRozieboom
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy about our meal at Hard Rock Cafe (HRC) in Washington D.C. We have been before to other HRC’s and none were quite this good, but this one was great! The manager and waiter were very friendly and attentive but not too overbearing, so just the perfect amount. My husband and I enjoyed our meal at HRC more than the one we had at Ruth Chris’s Steakhouse, and the price was wonderful too.
If you’re a light weight like me, just make sure you go to the bathroom before your drink, the spiralish staircase was interesting, but the bathroom was above satisfaction and the best one I’ve seen in general and for COVID purposes.
Definitely will be going back whenever we go to DC next.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best customer service I ever experienced and I dine out a lot. The service was OUTSTANDING, The restrooms were clean, the food was delicious, and they followed the COVID-19 guidelines. I also loved how they provided a zip lock bag for my mask. The management and my server was AMAZING. I wish I remembered there names to add to this review. I would definitely recommend this location. Five ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ from me. I love it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Every single person who we interacted with was so kind and helpful! The food was great our server was super personable and the manager took time to check on us! Great service, great food, I highly recommend! The spring rolls were my favorite lol

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TAw81
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wasn't crowded. Staff were friendly and courteous. Food was great. Will definitely come back again.

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JimmyT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! The service was exceptional, friendly, competent with accurate recommendations descriptions of the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience and very cautious with Covid

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Zigrid
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard Rock is always a very good option, anywhere! Washington, D.C., wouldn't be different.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thank you to everyone at Hard Rock! My partner and I were there for Valentine’s Day and were very happy with the food and service.

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AmberK
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The staff were fantastic! we had so much fun eating and then watching the super bowl.

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vipSeanW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration!

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vipANDREAM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This was our second time coming to Hard Rock Cafe. The service at this particular location is outstanding. The lady manager at the front and the servers go above and beyond to ensure your satisfaction. I will say that the burgers are too small for the price but the food is good! Give it a go.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience in a wonderful place!!!

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VictorC
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to go, especially at night. Highly recommended!

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DavidH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Well organized with safety measures in place to ensure a safe but enjoyable dining experience.

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Crys
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience at a restaurant yet! The service was quick and professional. Everyone was absolutely amazing. Food was delicious and a complementary dessert to top it off. Literally the best

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TammyW
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server was Jonathan and he was Fantastic! Burgers and grilled chicken w/Mac and Cheese was delish! Would definitely recommend Hard Rock Cafe DC.

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Chiara
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Ambience: super cool.
Shop: very nice.
Food: ok.
Service: bad.
Feeling was "we want you to finish, go away in order to close and go home".
Reservation at 7. At 7.20 we wanted to eat something more, some french fries ...kitchen closed! At 7.30 we asked for a dessert, kitchen closed! I said "we reserved at 7 because you put the hours slot on the website. Before closing the kitchen it would be nice to wait for the customers"...and we got a slice of cheese cake.
This has been our 1st Thanksgiving dinner in the US.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice setting.. service was very attentive.

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GailA
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Your menu has changed and it is not very good anymore. The choices are so limited and no nice dinner meals that stuck out to me. The prices are ridiculous for the portions.

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NancyH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Met with friends at the DC restaurant. They were able to seat us outdoors and split b/w 2 tables. Waiters were attentive. Food was good. Can’t wait until they serve the pulled pork sandwich with apple again. Manager was awesome. They’ll take your temp when you first arrive. Great job considering covid 19 guidelines!

Hard Rock Cafe - Washington, DC
Responded on November 15, 2020

NancyH, Thank you so much for your 5 star review!! YOU ROCK.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good.. many different employees at the table serving us. Food came out spot on.

Hard Rock Cafe - Washington, DC
Responded on November 15, 2020

Thank you so much for your 5 star review!! Rock On.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoy frequenting this restaurant. The staff is friendly and accommodating. I will be back!

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Nini
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Our waiter was awesome but the service in regards to food and drinks was severely slow. Especially seeing as though it was not a very busy night.

FAQs

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

Hard Rock Cafe - Washington, DC is rated 4.4 stars by 560 OpenTable diners.

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 reservations at the moment.

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