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Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago

4.4
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266 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Hard Rock Chicago, marked by the giant illuminated iconic guitar that, is in the heart of the vibrant River North neighborhood. Blocks away from the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, Theater District and Tilt 360. For over 30 years, our cafe has been a one-of-a-kind dining, entertainment and shopping destination known worldwide for embracing funky styles and blending them with legendary food, beverages, live music and music history. Hard Rock International is the world’s largest curator of music memorabilia, and our cafe walls are lined with priceless pieces from musical legends like Freddy Mercury, Madonna, Jimi Hendrix and Prince.

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Experiences

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Explore unique dining experiences for every mood—from prix-fixe menus to can't-miss promotions.

Special menus

  • UFC 254 Viewing Party

    Oct 24, 2020 only
    Join us to watch the second run on Fight Island on Oct. 24 with the highly anticipated lightweight title unification bout as Khabib Nurmagomedov clashes with Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC 254. Prelims at 11AM with Main Event at 1PM. No cover charge, seating to follow social distancing guidelines, and reservations strongly encouraged
  • Family Style Bundles Starting at $29.99

    Oct 7 - Nov 22, 2020
    Bring the party to our place! With our new Family Bundle menu, every entrée can feed up to five people 🍔🍟 Grab your friends and make a reservation today. Bundles available for pre purchase here: https://www.exploretock.com/hardrockcafechicago/
  • Halloween at Hard Rock!

    Oct 31, 2020 only
    Cookie Decorating Kits and Goodie Bags for Kids all Day ~ Halloween Movies Featuring: The Addams Family 2019 at Noon & 4PM plus Beetlejuice at 2PM & 6PM ~ Surprise Costume Contests Throughout the Day with Prizes
  • Watch Pro Football Here!

    Oct 15 - Dec 10, 2020
    It's Game Day! Pre-purchase food & beverage specials here: https://www.exploretock.com/hardrockcafechicago/
  • Thanksgiving Menu

    Nov 26, 2020 only
    Slow-roasted turkey breast, roasted fresh vegetables, home-style classic stuffing, creamy sweet potato mash, cranberry sauce finished with traditional turkey gravy $26.95 adults / $10.95 kids 10 and under Pre purchase your meal at exploretock.com/hardrockcafechicago

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 266 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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4.0
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very hospitable. Managers were active in the restaurant.
Made us feel appreciated.

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded 3 hours ago

Rockin' Review. Thank you. We hop to see you again soon.

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AllyV
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic. The gentleman at the front was just the absolute sweetest. Our server was so awesome and attentive. The manager checked in and was kind as well. I loved how they are handling covid. A++

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on October 11, 2020

AllyV- Thank you for the Rockin' Review and multiple shout outs. I will share with my team. We appreciate you recognizing our covid processes as well. We are doing whatever it takes for the health and safety of you (our guests) and our team. It sounds like you had a great time, we hope to see you again soon. Rock On! 🎸 🎼 🎷 🍔

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CornelL
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service I would recommend anyone to go

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on October 9, 2020

CornelL, thank you for taking the time to provide some feedback from your visit. Great shout out and recommendation. Thank you. We hope to see you again soon. Rock On

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The service was very slow and the restaurant was not busy, especially for a Friday.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio y calidad muy buena de alimentos.

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you for the great review and feedback. I will share with my team. We hope to see you again soon. Rock On!

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NathaliaP
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing the service, food and good ambiance!! I’ll come back !!!

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on October 2, 2020

Great to hear NathaliaP! Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed. Rock On!

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AnabelO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pretty pricey for a burgers and fries. Our bill was 120$.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

El ambiente fue apagado, la comida normal para su precio; demasiado elevado.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The pulled pork sandwich was all fatty and ruined my mother meal. We both weren’t satisfied understanding we are in Chicago for what I’m paying near $20 for a burger that’s not much bigger than McDonald’s two dollar burger that’s a problem hence the 1 Star for pricing.

The service was good and the GM was nice

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Jeff
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friggin awesome.

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on September 22, 2020

JEFF, you are Friggin' AWESOME! Thank you for the review. 🎸 🎼 🎷 🍔

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff the fantastic and made my birthday special.

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on September 14, 2020

Happy Birthday! Great to hear. Thank you for celebrating with us. Hope to see you again soon, rock on!

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JeanetteB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome service! The Hard Rock Cafe always delivers.

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on September 7, 2020

Rockin' Review Jeanette! YOU Rock! Thank you for the feedback. We are glad you enjoyed everything! I will share with my staff. Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sanitation and Covid precaution. Food and server ice were great. Downtown was quite, hard Rock was open and happy to have us.

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on August 29, 2020

WOW, Rockin' Review! Thank you for the feedback. We are glad you enjoyed everything and felt safe during your experience. We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on August 10, 2020

Rock On! Glad you enjoyed. Hope to see you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food came out super fast and was delicious . Service was outstanding .

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on August 1, 2020

Rockin' Review! We are glad you enjoyed the food and the service. I will share with my team! Thank you

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CarrieL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Food was delicious. Would recommend.

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on July 17, 2020

CarrieL- Thank you for the Awesome Rockstar Review. Glad to see you enjoyed. Hope to see you again soon.

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vipsoloop
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They take COVID-19 seriously. Temp checks at the door, minimizing service at the table, hand sanitizer. Very professional now and fun as always.

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on July 6, 2020

soloop- Thank you for taking the time to provide us a review. We appreciate you recognizing our efforts to keep you, our guests and our staff safe. I am glad to see you enjoyed everything and had fun. We do hope to see you again soon. Until then, stay safe, be healthy and Rock On.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was beautiful! Service was GREAT food was GREAT!

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OpenTable Diner
Hamburg Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was the best visit at a Hard Rock Cafe! Best crew of the whole world

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WilliamP
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was enthusiastic but very slow. Our food was delivered do far apart that we couldn't wait to eat together lest the food already delivered would get cold! The staff was very friendly, just not moving in the right hear.
The facility needed a thorough dusting as well, many of the display cases had a coating of dust that was obvious.

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RAchelW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The whole experience was a disappointment. The food was mediocre and the decor was dated.

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DoreenM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Too expensive for the amount of food you get. The BIG cheeseburger was a joke.

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SusanC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided last minute to eat here - our hotel was close by. Food and service was great! Tried the impossible burger - excellent!!

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on March 11, 2020

SusanC- Awesome review, glad to hear you enjoyed! Thank you for stopping in, we hope to see you again in the future.

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James
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience the staff was awesome the food was delicious we will definitely be back!!

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on February 10, 2020

Our pleasure James. It was great meeting your family and celebrating Matt's birthday. We hope he got to hear all the songs he requested as well. I will share your feedback with my staff and shout out to those who were involved. Thank you again. Hope to see you all soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely dinner and experience with my friends.

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on February 3, 2020

Great to hear. We are glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for stopping by and providing feedback. Hope to see you again soon.

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RhondaE
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great...excellent service and food... great experience

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on February 3, 2020

RhondaE, you are AWESOME! Thank you for the feedback and the review. Hope to see you again soon. Rock On!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it here! Our waiter was hilarious and awesome and gave recommendations on the menu! Fun time.

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on January 6, 2020

And we LOVE you! Great feedback. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Not worth the price, but amazing birthday embarrassment.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alles super, wie immer

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on January 2, 2020

Rockin' Review. We think you are GREAT too!

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ToyLitPlunger
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Staff were pleasant and worked hard, but they were noticeably understaffed and unable to keep up with needs. Effort was appreciated, but the servers just couldn’t keep up.

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LauraB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Overpriced, food cold, waiter forgot my sons birthday

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JoeB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hunter and the host that evening were both great. Very helpful and made the experience enjoyable.

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on January 2, 2020

JoeB, awesome feedback and shout out to my staff. I will share with the team. Thank you for stopping by, and we hope to see you again in the future. Rock On!

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RonB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Kerstdiner, gezellig en goed eten voor schappelijke prijs.

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on December 30, 2019

Thank you for the 4 star review! Was there anything we missed during your visit? We would love to hear more about your experience.

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Jenny
Munich
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, funny and lovely service (Hunter). Always a good idea!

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on December 30, 2019

Great review and shout out Jenny. Thank you! I will share with my staff.

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vipRobertN
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Waiter, Jose, was absolutely amazing and knew a lot of history about the venue, the various artists that played or dined there and most off, very attentive to our table. Checked on us often to see if we needed anything and always brought refills without us asking. The ambiance is great and the music wasn’t too loud for lunch. Im a vegetarian and the menu some great choices.

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on December 30, 2019

Great Feedback, nice shout out. I will celebrate with Jose and share with the staff. Thank you, and we hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience3

The ‘brunch’ consisted of a buffet that was perhaps one step above our hotel’s breakfast. Definitely not worth $17 per person

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Worst kids Mac and cheese we’ve ever had. Kids wouldn’t eat it. They also pushed $6.75 lemonades on the kids when we didn’t even know it.

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MMMOLE
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Horrible. Literally the worst dining experience I've ever had in Chicago. We went for their advertised "Jingle Bell brunch". The "brunch" was a terrible buffet fresh off the Sysco/Reinhart truck of manufactured eggs, hash brown patties, french toast sticks, bacon, and sausage. It was worse than the free breakfast you get in a cheap chain hotel. Barely edible, and they have the gall to charge $17 for it. We purposely went at 10:45 because the music was supposed to play 11-1. The band didn't start until 11:45, so we only got to hear 3 songs before we had to leave. The only good thing about it is that the server was nice. I would never go back there and will tell everyone I know not to go there. A total waste of $40 plus $25 in Uber to get there & back. Disgusting.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Food was cold and it took forever to arrive. Waiter was super slow.

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Paul
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Not bad
Not the best
I don’t come a second time.

FAQs

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 943-2252.

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago is rated 4.4 stars by 266 OpenTable diners.

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago 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 reservations at the moment.

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