Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago

4.6
314 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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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
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

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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 314 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Food was awful but our server was great

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were absolutely amazing. We felt welcome and comfortable and our server was outstanding. Can’t wait to go back!

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Responded 5 days ago

WOW Amanda! Amazing review and feedback. Thank you! We can't wait to see you again! Until next time, stay Legendary! Rock On

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff was very polite and friendly and food was not only good but came in a timely manner.

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Responded 6 days ago

Great review and feedback, thank you. Hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy Easter! Fun. They had Easter eggs and cookie decoration kits for the kids. Great service and great food. Made us feel welcome and appreciated

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on April 4, 2021

Happy Easter! Rockin' Review! Thank you and we hope to see you again soon.

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Acorridor
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome service. Food was good, but a bit overpriced for what portions you got, but I guess that is to be expected for the hard rock name. Our server was very friendly and helpful. Loved the music and decor. Got to walk around and see all the different items from musicians. Great experience.

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brownie Sundae was Awesome!!! The whole table was more than happy with their food.

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JasonR
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard Rock Chicago is doing service right! Covid protocols were enforced at the door to help everyone dine safely. GM performed table checks at regular intervals and was attentive to everyone that I could see. Steak salad is the best in America and all of the food we enjoyed was market fresh and expertly prepared. Great value and wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on April 2, 2021

WOW, Thank you JasonR~ Rockin' review. It was our pleasure and we are glad you enjoyed everything! I appreciate the shout out to me and my team, I will share this with them. Our priority is providing a safe, sanitized, fun experience to all of our guests and staff. I truly hope to see you and your family again in the near future. Until then... Stay Legendary!

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langeb
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

waitress seemed off, repeated herself often and was either in top of us or no where to be seen. husband ordered the commemorative mule and was given a regular mule with no explanation. The food was not great at all. the southwest spring rolls were over cooked so that the filling all came out. i had salmon, which was bland and not flavorful accompanied by what appeared to be frozen green beans. the burgers my family had were decent.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Batman was the best

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on March 29, 2021

Thank you for the feedback and the shout out to Batman! I will recognize him and share with my staff. We are glad you enjoyed. We hope to see you again soon.

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JustinW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Minimal guests...very long wait for food, my burger was literally Raw, and my wife's chicken sandwich had a hair stuck in the cheese...

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JasonO
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience2

Menu selection very limited and overpriced. ATM fee charged to pay food bill!

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StephanieB
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday night we went to Hard Rock Cafe to celebrate our wedding anniversary as our reception was at Hard Rock Indianapolis when it was open. We try and visit a new city every year that has a Hard Rock Cafe!! Let me tell you, they did not disappoint!! The staff there was amazing!! Best service hands down! We told them our story when they asked what we were celebrating and how our wedding reception was at Hard Rock! They comped our food and drinks and gave us free glasses to take home as we try and collect memorabilia from each location! We the front host stand gentleman actually ran out after we left to apologize that he didn’t give us a better table after learning our story! Again hands down best service we have ever had!!

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on March 29, 2021

Happy Belated Anniversary you two Rockstars! Thank you for the great feedback, Rockin' review and Josh/Jax shout out. We will recognize them and share with the staff. We are glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Came in while on spring break with my family. Enjoyable experience overall. Food was okay

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on March 29, 2021

Thank you for taking time to provide a review. As you know, we take great pride in delivering a great dining experience to each and every guest. What did you order? Was there anything you were looking for specifically? Did a manager stop by your table? We value your feedback. I would like the opportunity to discuss this in more detail. Please feel free to email me directly at chicago.gm@hardrockdotcom or reply back to this message. I look forward to hearing from you

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f8orf8th
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service and they made me feel safe eating there.

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JEANETTEJ
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host and hostess was attentive and very polite to all guests.

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on March 26, 2021

JeanetteJ~ Thank you for the feedback and 5 star review. I will share with my staff. We are glad you enjoyed. We hope to see you again soon.

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Megan
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, service, and food. Would recommend making a reservation if you are in a rush/have a time table to stick to. They take COVID restrictions/guidelines very seriously.

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on March 22, 2021

Rockin' Review Megan. We take the health and safety of our guests, staff and vendor very seriously, thank you for noticing. We are glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again soon.

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MichelleB
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We're able to accommodate us early and good seating.

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on March 23, 2021

Thank you for the feedback and 5 star review. We are glad you enjoyed. We hope to see you again soon.

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BrittanyJ
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The amount of and quality of food received is not worth the price paid. We waited over 20 minutes after finishing our meal for the server to come back and give us our check, and had to keep waiting long periods of time for drink refills.

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EmilyJ
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress knew a lot about the city and helped guide us through the rest of our trip. She even did an amazing birthday special for my friend.

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on March 22, 2021

Rockin' Review EmilyJ. Happy Belated Birthday to your freind.. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon.

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cnr0817
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

very good, great service, great food, loved the servers too

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on March 22, 2021

Awesome review, cnr0817! I will share with my staff. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon.

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vipAlfredoV
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly an amazing place to fully enjoy! At the very last minute we decided to celebrate my birthday at Hard Rock Cafe Chicago. We had burger craving and not only the burgers were phenomenal, but the whole experience: appetizers, drinks, amazing service and recommendations by Marco, incredible music, memorabilia, rewards, value, and even a free upgraded birthday dessert. It was truly special to see an autographed guitar by Paul Stanley from one of my favorite rock bands, KISS...

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Responded on March 21, 2021

Happy Belated Birthday AlfredoV! Thank you for the great feedback, Rockin' review and Marco shout out. We will celebrate with him and share with the staff. We are glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon. KISS ROCKS!

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HAROLDa
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Batman was a great server very happy with his service made all of us feel safe and happy.

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on March 16, 2021

Rockin' Review. Thank you for the shout out to Batman, I will celebrate with him and share with the staff. We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente el trato la comida, el recibimiento, la limpieza excelente servicio

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on March 15, 2021

Awesome Review. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, had Atlas for a server and he was the best.

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on March 15, 2021

Rockin' Review. Thank you for the shout out to Atlas, I will celebrate with him and share with the staff. We hope to see you again soon.

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MzNishia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Michael was a great server! Really good food! I can't wait to come back!

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on March 11, 2021

Rockin' Review. We are glad you enjoyed and hope to see you soon. I will share with Michael and my staff. Thank you

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LizbethH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

the service was excellent!! everyone was super nice and informative. the place was super cute and clean.

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and HRC was well prepared for CV procedures.

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on March 9, 2021

WOW! Rockin' review and great feedback DavidW, thank you. I will share with my staff. It is our pleasure and we take great pride in delivering a great dining experience to each and every guest and take covid/safety precautions very seriously. We do hope to see you again soon. If you find yourself traveling to another Hard Rock property, send me an email and I will make a personal reservation for you and your guests. chicago.gm@hardrock.con. Thank you again, ROCK ON.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Son 18th bday

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on March 9, 2021

Again, Happy 18th Birthday to your son. Thank you for celebrating with us. We hope to see you again soon. Rock On!

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GitaR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We couldn’t sit and talk without getting interrupted every 5 mins which was awful

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant! Came here for my 3 year olds birthday and it was so nice!

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on March 4, 2021

Again, Happy Birthday to you 3 yr old! Rockin' Review! Thank you. We hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite impressed with the food quality. Hadn’t been to a Hard Rock in 20+ years?! Honestly, I didn’t have high expectations for this chain going into it as we were just going for fun (staycation in Chicago being tourists in our own city) BUT the food was really really great and the service was top notch. I had a retro classic burger. My wife had the impossible burger. Girls had Mac and cheese. All loved their meals. The onion rings for an app were delicious and nice and crunchy. And we shared the large brownie sundae to end the experience. Manager and server were attentive and friendly. They put a lot of effort and money into safety precautions and sanitation we could tell. Thermal face scanners. We visited the gift shop and were impressed by the assortment of items. Not to mention the music and fun stuff on the walls. Definitely recommend for people visiting.

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on February 26, 2021

WOW! Rockin' review and great feedback, thank you. I will share with my staff. It is our pleasure and we take great pride in delivering a great dining experience to each and every guest and take covid/safety precautions very seriously. We do hope to see you all again the next time you are in Chicago. If you find yourself traveling to another Hard Rock property, send me an email and I will make a personal reservation for you and your guests. chicago.gm@hardrock.con. Thank you again, ROCK ON.

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vipJohnW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mac and cheese was awesome- I subbed in pulled pork

Drinks were all good, decent prices for location

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Responded on February 23, 2021

JohnW~ Rockin' Review and sounds awesome. You are making me hungry,. We are glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you soon. Thank you.

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DylanN
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Food was less than mediocre. Macaroni was terrible and comply overpriced. Wings were good and normal priced

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JustinD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Good service and all that fun junk was a wonderful day for the rest of the night

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Experience was awesome

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Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you for spending Valentine's Day with us. Rockin' Review. Glad to see you enjoyed, and hope to see again soon.

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ShannonH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service from Ray - food was great and we felt very safe with the new COVID protocols.

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Responded on February 15, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day! WOW, Rockin' Review and shout out. Thank you. I will share with him and the staff. We are glad to see you enjoyed, and hope to see again soon.

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Grateful
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!! Had a blast and will be going again!

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on February 15, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day! Thank you for stopping by yesterday. You Rock! Glad to see you enjoyed, and hope to see again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on February 27, 2021

Rockin' Review! Thank you for the feedback and the rating. We are glad you enjoyed. As you know, we take great pride in delivering a great dining experience to each and every guest. We hope to see you again soon

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LeahH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The service was fast and the waiter was extremely friendly. They made sure that the entire time we were there we were comfortable m. Outstanding performance!

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on January 25, 2021

Rockin' Review! Thank you the awesome feedback and shout out to hunter (aka Batman). I will share this with my team and recognize Hunter. We are glad you enjoyed everything. We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st day of indoor dining again! Probably the most organized restaurant with sanitation. Good experience

Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago
Responded on January 24, 2021

Rockin' Review! Thank you the awesome feedback, shout out and for visiting us on our 1st day back. Glad you enjoyed everything. We hope to see you again soon. Chicago dining is back....at least in some capacity. If you need anything in the future (personal reservation, discuss visit in more detail, etc), please don't hesitate to email me directly at chicago.gm@hardrock

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Hard Rock Cafe - Chicago is rated 4.6 stars by 314 OpenTable diners.

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