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Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago, Chicago, IL

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago

4.1
4.1
728 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 943-2252
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Miguel Guerrero
  • Catering
    Whether you are looking for a quick, early morning breakfast, or an elaborate executive reception, our group menus can be customized to fit your every need. Our event and catering staff is here to make sure your event goes smoothly, from the seating plan right down to your favorite dishes. Let us know how we can ensure your next event goes smoothly.
  • Private party facilities
    Hard Rock Cafe Chicago offers events of all types from breakfast meetings, luncheons, corporate cocktail receptions and late-night parties. Semi-private and full facility buyouts available. Full service production and professional event planning services will make the planning process seamless!
  • Private party contact
    Celia Eppell: (312) 800-4867 ext. 37202
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Cross street
    Clark Street
  • Parking details
    Limited street parking in the area (On Ontario or Ohio St.). Parking garages are in the 2-3 blocks area from café. Hard Rock offers $5 off valet. Simply show your Hard Rock receipt to valet, receive $5 off. Typical rates are $20 for 3 hours ($15 with your Hard Rock receipt). 30 minute complimentary parking offered retail and take out purchases.
  • Public transit
    2 blocks west & 2 blocks north of Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) stop at Grand & State Streets.
  • Entertainment
    Live Band Karaoke every Thursday from 9:00pm-11:00pm ! Be a rockstar, anyone can sing.Acoustic sets every Friday and Saturday from local favorites.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, 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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Experiences

  • Formula 1 Viewing Party

    Multiple dates available
    Hard Rock Cafe is an Official Viewing Party Partner of Oracle Red Bull Racing! Join us for our F1 Viewing Party and enjoy a victory lap with our specialty menu! Check out our website to view the menu: https://www.hardrockcafe.com/.../chicago/event-calendar.aspx
  • Celebrate International Women's Month!

    Mar 4 - Apr 30, 2024
    Celebrate International Women's Month with us at Hard Rock! We're featuring an exclusive menu and female-led live music acts all month long! Take a sneak peek at the legendary new menu below! Berry Salad $17.99 A spring lettuce blend tossed in balsamic vinaigrette and topped with fresh berries, crumbles goat cheese, candied almonds and toasted coconut. Spring Pasta $19.99 Radiatori pasta tossed in a garlic onion cream sauce with asparagus, seasonal squash, spring peas and finished with shaved parmesan and arugula. Coconut Almond Sundae $13.99 Marble pound cake served with vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate sauce, candied almonds, toasted coconut and finished with chocolate sauce Pink Lace Margarita $15.00 Run The World Cocktail: $15.00
  • Experience the Messi Kids Menu!

    Aug 1, 2023 - May 1, 2024
    Hard Rock Cafe is a place where families create memories. Enjoy quality time together with a menu that caters to the young and the young at heart. Step onto the pitch of flavor and fun with the Messi Kids Menu! It's more than a meal; it's an experience!

What 728 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

728 Reviews
  1. AngelV

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was ok, not great. The band was awesome. Tables are probably in need for an upgrade. Friday night at 7 and the place was half empty. Margaritas were really good.

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    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time and the waitress and waiter was so friendly! We loved Noa and Hunter. The memorabilia was cool. We enjoyed the food and the store. Will be coming back.
    Hard Rock Cafe - ChicagoResponded on April 17, 2024
    Awesome to hear. Thank you for the very nice review. I will share your thanks with Noa and Hunter. They are both truly great. Hope to see you again soon. Rock On!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great spot to eat especially hopping off the HOHO bus tour across the street. My daughter has never been to a hard rock so we chose there over Portillos. Lyric was our server and she was fantastic. Only gave a 4 because the atmosphere was kind of dull. Feels like hard rock is dying out :( would’ve thought a Saturday lunch would’ve been much busier. But good portions and super friendly staff, so I would recommend

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  4. NikkiLee

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The server and hostess were friendly and helpful. The chef was also very accommodating with my dietary restrictions due to allergies.
    Hard Rock Cafe - ChicagoResponded on April 5, 2024
    Thank you for visiting the cafe, and taking the time to leave a positive review. Glad to hear that both the server and the chef helped you get what you were looking for. I hope you come and visit us again. Rock On!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were visiting Chicago. The server got our food wrong and when food came it was cold. Food wasn’t great, dry and felt over cooked. Service was slow. Worst Hard Rock Cafe I’ve been to.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Servers are overwhelmed with no support from management. They allow single servers to take massive parties (while maintaining smaller tables.) Sadly, even for super-servers, this never works. Bad time. Won’t be back.

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  7. ArmandoC

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Deliver what is expected for a Hard Rock restaurant
    Hard Rock Cafe - ChicagoResponded on April 5, 2024
    Thank you for visiting the cafe, and taking the time to leave a positive review. I hope you come and visit us again. Rock On!

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  8. Melanie

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last night, I had the privilege of visiting the Chicago Hard Rock Café, a place I had read about extensively in my masters program at Berkeley College, NJ. Meeting with the manager provided firsthand insights into the Hard Rock hiring process. Additionally, I had the opportunity to chat with one of their award-winning waiters, who shared details about the engaging employee rewards programs that Hard Rock Cafe has in place. Our waiter was clearly passionate about his role, and it was a delight to watch him entertain the guests. His extensive knowledge of the items on the walls and his ability to turn a simple dinner into an enjoyable experience were truly impressive. His rewards included attending a Madonna concert and dressing up as a Cruella cast member at Disney. As someone involved in leadership development and customer service, I admire the effort and dedication that Hard Rock Cafe puts into creating unforgettable dining experiences. #hardrockcafe #chicago
    Hard Rock Cafe - ChicagoResponded on March 29, 2024
    Melanie, thank you for your kind words, I am so thrilled to hear that you had such a great experience! We work hard to provide legendary service to each and every guest and it is reviews like this that really make that hard work pay off. I look forward to sharing this review with our team. I hope to see you in the cafe again soon!

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  9. TimW

    Staffordshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered the Boneless wings and one of the chickens was not cooked properly. Unfortunately this did put me off the rest of food I ordered. The kitchen was slow with our food as 2 tables around us got their food before our main even after we had just experienced undercooked chicken. Waitress - Julianne I think her name was - 5 star - couldn’t fault her. Just shame about food and speed of kitchen

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  10. JodyK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was tasty, and our waitress was very attentive. We went to celebrate twin birthdays, and while I mentioned it in the reservation and again when we arrived, nobody sang or acknowledged the twin birthdays (kids) at all. That was a huge disappointment to our little people.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago using the Order Online button. Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 943-2252.

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago is rated 4.1 stars by 728 OpenTable diners.

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago 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
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago

63 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Clark Street
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Limited street parking in the area (On Ontario or Ohio St.). Parking garages are in the 2-3 blocks area from café. Hard Rock offers $5 off valet. Simply show your Hard Rock receipt to valet, receive $5 off. Typical rates are $20 for 3 hours ($15 with your Hard Rock receipt). 30 minute complimentary parking offered retail and take out purchases.
  • Public transit
    2 blocks west & 2 blocks north of Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) stop at Grand & State Streets.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Miguel Guerrero
  • Entertainment
    Live Band Karaoke every Thursday from 9:00pm-11:00pm ! Be a rockstar, anyone can sing.Acoustic sets every Friday and Saturday from local favorites.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 943-2252
  • Catering
    Whether you are looking for a quick, early morning breakfast, or an elaborate executive reception, our group menus can be customized to fit your every need. Our event and catering staff is here to make sure your event goes smoothly, from the seating plan right down to your favorite dishes. Let us know how we can ensure your next event goes smoothly.
  • Private party facilities
    Hard Rock Cafe Chicago offers events of all types from breakfast meetings, luncheons, corporate cocktail receptions and late-night parties. Semi-private and full facility buyouts available. Full service production and professional event planning services will make the planning process seamless!
  • Private party contact
    Celia Eppell: (312) 800-4867 ext. 37202
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