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Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago

4.5
4.5
524 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

8:30 PM


Booked 22 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 11:00 am–10:00 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

    Stephanie Witte: (888) 540-0962

  • 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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What 524 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service as always!!

    Hard Rock Cafe - ChicagoResponded todayRockin' Review! Thank you and we hope to see you again in the future.

  2. Z

    Zigrid

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place, we loved 🥰

    Hard Rock Cafe - ChicagoResponded 7 days agoAnd we love you Zigrid! Thank you for visiting and the review. We hope to see you again soon. Rock On!

  3. CC

    CarmenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We got charged triple for gratuity I did not appreciate it.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was great never tried that place before
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter, Moses, and Management, were excellent

    Hard Rock Cafe - ChicagoResponded on June 14, 2022Rockin' Review! Thank you for the review and the shout outs! I will recognize them and share with the team

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great environment. Cool things to look at at every turn. Live music was just starting when we left. The food left much to be desired. The menu was sandwich focused so we all got burgers but I didn’t love mine. I got a bbq bacon burger and the bbq sauce was not good. My 13 y.o. son got the same thing was very upset with the sauce when he took his first bite. The waitress was great though. She immediately had a new one made without the sauce. It was amazing how fast it was replaced. The shrimp appetizer was just ok - I expected it to be similar to other bang bang shrimp appetizers I’ve had but it was very vinegar-y. Even the ranch had a different taste. Low score for food but the atmosphere was great.
  7. KB

    KevinB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was Batman, and he was incredible! Food was great and fun atmosphere.

    Hard Rock Cafe - ChicagoResponded on June 7, 2022Rockin' Review KevinB. Thank you for the feedback and shout out. I will recognize him and share with the team. We hope to see you again soon

  8. D

    Datemom

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Food options are limited and the band was way too loud and acoustics were off. The price for the food and flavors was not worth it.
  9. GA

    GirlAboutTown

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    The food was not good. Cold entrees, dry burger, etc. service was attentive and drinks good. However, not a good impression for our international team.
  10. JW

    JennW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The server was absolutely amazing. Vic!!! He was on the ball !! Drinks to food we didn't need to ask for anything he had it covered! Manager was super nice ,came and checked on us ! Food was good ! Not big portions .

    Hard Rock Cafe - ChicagoResponded on May 21, 2022Wow, Rockin' Review! Thank you for the shout out to Vic and the manager. I will recognize Vic and share with the team. Glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again soon.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Good food good waiter
  12. ML

    MoniqueL

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good overall. Server was fun. Drinks were good and the food tasty.
  13. DT

    DianaT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Cuando llegamos faltaba 1 hora para cerrar y el mesero nos presiono para terminar, tuvimos 30 mins para comer
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The aviance and food was amazing thanks to our server Ms.Noa. She made our experience great. My daughters and I had a wonderful time and can’t wait to visit Hard Rock Cafe Chicago again soon!

    Hard Rock Cafe - ChicagoResponded on May 9, 2022Rockin' Review. Thank you for the feedback and shout out to Noa. I will recognize her and share with the staff. We hope to see you again the next time you are in Chicago.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Noa was our waitress & she was excellent!!!

    Hard Rock Cafe - ChicagoResponded on May 9, 2022Great to hear, thank you. I will share with her and the staff.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The food is comparable to McDonald’s
  17. KS

    KindredSpirit

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff at this location is AMAZING!!!! Great atmosphere! Our sodas were never empty and the food was delicious! Highly recommend.

    Hard Rock Cafe - ChicagoResponded on May 9, 2022WOW! Rockin' Review! Happy Belated Birthday to your daughter! Thank you and we hope to see you again soon.

  18. ST

    SeaTown

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    A classic Hard Rock — loud music w/ over-the-top decor. Food was typical “ok” Hard Rock fare. It was the staff that made the night , b/c othey were friendly and engaged. The parking lot was expensive @ $18, but that’s Chicago
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Service was poor. We waited long time for pay check. Also they dont have options for non- alcoholic beverages
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Nicolette was our server and she was wonderful!

    Hard Rock Cafe - ChicagoResponded on May 3, 2022WOW! Rockin' review. Thank you for the shout out to Nicolette, I will recognize her and share with my staff. We are glad you enjoyed and we hope to see you again soon.

  21. PE

    PEsco

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited because of Hard Rocks good reputation but WOW!!! We had the pleasure of listening to a skilled group of musicians, "Masters Collection." Perfect evening!!!

    Hard Rock Cafe - ChicagoResponded on May 1, 2022Great Feedback and Rockin' Review. Thank you PEsco and glad you enjoyed!

  22. MM

    MaryM

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, food was good. Typical pricing (“value” is not a thing you’re seeking in a themed dining spot in the middle of a metro area) but overall great experience and will return.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my daughter’s 20th birthday! We went as a family! From the people who greeted us to the goodbyes we got when we left feeling like Rock Stars!!!! The food was so good! Atlas our server was amazing and thoughtful! The parking was VIP! Thanks for such awesome night!!!!!

    Hard Rock Cafe - ChicagoResponded on April 17, 2022WOW, Rockin' Review! Great to hear. Happy Birthday to your daughter. I will recognize Atlas and share with my team. We are glad you enjoyed and we do hope to see you again soon. Until then, stay LEGENDARY!

  24. SL

    StepL

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    We loved the event idea! The kids got a lot of easter eggs, picture with the Bunny, and there was plenty of food. Overall it was a good value. I would attend future family events like the Easter event but without the buffet as it was a little bland. I am assuming the food off the menu would taste better.
  25. NC

    NubiaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience great great event everyone was very nice, my kids very beyond excited. First time in Chicago and they love it..

    Hard Rock Cafe - ChicagoResponded on April 18, 2022NubiaC, great review and feedback. Thank you. Glad you enjoyed and hope to see you the next time you are in Chicago. Until then, stay Legendary

  26. BM

    BradM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We took my daughters volleyball team to dinner there with many of the parents. The service was some of the best I have ever had. Not exaggerating, the waitress/waiter made sure everyone’s order was exactly correct, always had drinks, and when it came to a birthday of one of our players, all of the waiting and cooking staff signed a personal card for her!! I’ve never seen that and will make a point to return there again just because of the service I was provided.

    Hard Rock Cafe - ChicagoResponded on April 16, 2022WOW, Rockin' Review BradM. Great to hear! Happy Belated birthday to your player. Good Luck in the tournament, and we hope to see you all again soon.

  27. BS

    BillyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the place nice chill vibe. Cooks brought my food don't see that much. Server was very nice and modest.

    Hard Rock Cafe - ChicagoResponded on April 11, 2022Rockin' Review BillyS. Glad you enjoyed, we hope to see you again soon.

  28. CL

    CarolinaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good loved it staff was great and food was delicious

    Hard Rock Cafe - ChicagoResponded on April 11, 2022Rockin' Review CarolinaL! Glad you enjoyed, hope to see you again soon.

  29. SW

    SWLK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Basically burgers and appetizers. Wasn’t the best but not the worst. You’ll definitely need more than a few drinks
  30. CS

    CSmithGSC

    Cleveland

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server!

    Hard Rock Cafe - ChicagoResponded on April 7, 2022CsmithGSC, Rockin' Review! We are glad you enjoyed. Thank you. Do you remember who your server was? Feel free to reply thru OT or email me directly at chicago.gm@hardrockdotcom

  31. d

    drchese

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great for kids and kid meal selection. Steak too tough. Food average. Very attentive service.
  32. JK

    JoeKnight

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It’s a Great experience the ambience it was very welcoming and charming , food Sevice staff are extremely nice I would like to give.” 5 Stars for my server Tony “ A Plus for him and Jacqueline (Jax) manager Thanks all Will see you guys again Best regards Joe Alvarado

    Hard Rock Cafe - ChicagoResponded on April 5, 2022JoeKnight, WOW nice review and shout out. I will recognize both Jax and Tony and share with my staff. Great to hear that you had an awesome experience. We hope to see you again in the future. Until then, stay Legendary and Rock On!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience1
    The sound was to loud. Impossible to talk
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great . Waitress was very attentive and helpful. Fast and friendly

    Hard Rock Cafe - ChicagoResponded on April 4, 2022You ROCK! Great to hear, thank you!

  35. DJ

    DeeJayH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, I only wish we could have sat and ordered drinks when we found out that half of our group would be late, but instead we had to wait in the lobby/giftshop.

    Hard Rock Cafe - ChicagoResponded on March 31, 2022Thank you for the review and feedback. The host should have informed you that you could go to the bar area (bar top or cocktail tables) and had drinks while you waited for you your party to be complete. Unfortunately, we only seat large parties when they are complete due to limited large table areas/spacing. We are glad you enjoyed and we do hope to see you again soon.

  36. V

    Viridiana

    Columbus

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m 46 yo so I love hard rock but my kids were not excited about the place, They might need to do something else to attract the new generations
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Celebrating my son’s acceptance to college

    Hard Rock Cafe - ChicagoResponded on March 27, 2022Rockin' Review! Congratulations to you and your son! Great to hear. Glad you enjoyed and we hope to see you again soon.

  38. L

    Luv2eatout

    Detroit

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere...live music on weekends. Check with restaurant on days and times, in case it's too loud for you. Food was good and customer service was very attentive! Check out all the merch in the store too!

    Hard Rock Cafe - ChicagoResponded on March 31, 2022Rockin' Review Luv2eatout! Thank you for the review and shout out. We are glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again soon.

  39. HW

    HanginWithHodge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here with our weekend escape to Chicago. The service here was exceptional, way beyond what I was expecting. I asked out waiter a question regarding The Who's song Baba O'Riely. Although he didn't know off the top of his head, he went and found the answer and came back with it. Additionally, he was prompt with service, engaging and great attitude. The other staff were equally as friendly and helpful. The food and drinks were fabulous, as well, and we really enjoyed all the memorabilia. We will definitely make this a regular stop when we come to Chicago.

    Hard Rock Cafe - ChicagoResponded on April 4, 2022WOW! Rockin' Review HanginWithHodge! Glad to hear you had a great time and enjoyed everything! We hope to see you again soon. Until then, stay Legendary!

  40. DP

    DiogoP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food. Music selection was really good. Will visit again

    Hard Rock Cafe - ChicagoResponded on March 26, 2022Rockin' Review, Great to hear. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon.

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

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 4.5 stars by 524 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

8:30 PM


Booked 22 times today
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 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • 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

    Stephanie Witte: (888) 540-0962

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