Hard Rock Cafe - Houston

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Located in Houston’s dazzling theater district, a 35-foot replica of the Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Gibson Firebird guitar lights the way to the most exciting restaurant in the city. Hard Rock Cafe Houston is located near Buffalo Bayou, just a short distance from top Houston attractions including the Downtown Aquarium-Houston, Bayou Music Center, Wortham Theater Center, and The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Hard Rock Cafe Houston offers world class service and an expansive menu of your favorite American cuisine. Choose from classic entrees, juicy Legendary® Burgers, and fresh, crispy salads. Whatever selection you make is sure to be legendary. Besides tasty food and exciting live events, Hard Rock Cafe is known for our extensive collection of music memorabilia. Our ever changing collection includes guitars, clothing, and accessories worn by some of the biggest names in entertainment history and local favorites. Stop and explore our collection of music history.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us for a Rockin' Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Plate Slow roasted turkey breast, roasted fresh vegetables, home-style classic stuffing, creamy sweet potato mash, cranberry sauce, and finished with a traditional gravy. $26.95 Top your meal with a slice of Pumpkin Pie! Menu available all weekend.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate the Holidays with Hard Rock.
Join us for our Festive Prix Fixe Menu 2-Courses $27.95 and 3-Courses $33.95.
Delicious choices from Bangkok Shrimp to Holiday Brownie

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate the Holidays with Hard Rock.
Join us for our Festive Prix Fixe Menu 2-Courses $27.95 and 3-Courses $33.95.
Delicious choices from Bangkok Shrimp to Holiday Brownie

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate the Holidays with Hard Rock.
Join us for our Festive Prix Fixe Menu 2-Courses $27.95 and 3-Courses $33.95.
Delicious choices from Bangkok Shrimp to Holiday Brownie

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 242 People Are Saying
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience4

You should to improve in the service . I love to go at Hard Rock in any city what I visit with my family.

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Hard Rock Cafe - Houston
Responded 4 days ago

Rufino - thank you for the great review - please come back again soon.

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CC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, fabulous location - my daughter and I were there on a Friday evening to eat dinner before going to the venue next door for the Deadmau5 concert. We arrived at 7:20, got seated right away, placed our order as soon as our waiter arrived, and the food came out within a reasonable amount of time. Only downside was the fact that they gave us a table that was too close to the main entrance, so every time someone came through that revolving door, the cold air whooshed in from outside.

c
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Once again, Hard Rock was out of multiple draft beer selections. At least this time, the assistant manager didn't act proud about the fact. The food was good and service on a par with what we've come to expect.

Hard Rock Cafe - Houston
Responded on November 12, 2019

campbjr - thank you for the feedback - we appreciate your business and I will look into the beer selections.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent!

Hard Rock Cafe - Houston
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review - We appreciate your business.

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C
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall it was what you expect from a chain bar and grill. Our server was nice and the food was good.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The service was horrible which just ruined the dinner

OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Flabbergasted

Hard Rock Cafe - Houston
Responded on October 28, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review - glad you enjoyed your visit.

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SC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It wasn't very crowded and yet our drinks arrived a little late. Otherwise, okay.

Hard Rock Cafe - Houston
Responded on October 31, 2019

SharonC - Thank you for the great review - please come back to see us again soon.

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RP
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Not sure if they were short of waitstaff but our service was not good at all. Very slow on everything and getting water or tea refill was almost nonexistent. We are regular customers and realize this was not the norm but if this had been our first time it would have been our last.

JB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service. Our wives got their food quickly. The salmon and the fajitas were great.

Hard Rock Cafe - Houston
Responded on October 27, 2019

JimB - Thank you for the great review - please come back again soon.

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CS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great and quick! We were expecting it to take much longer and because it was so quick we were able to squeeze in going to the aquarium! But, by no means were they rushing us in fact the opposite.

Hard Rock Cafe - Houston
Responded on October 21, 2019

ChelseaS - thank you for the fantastic review - I am glad we took great care of you and got you in and out so you could take in the sights.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Houston is a mixed bag of sorts. Everyone that works there is very friendly, however the service can be rather slow. The food is good enough, but does not justify the price tag that comes with it. I guess my expectation for a restaurant that charges so much for its drinks and food is much more than what you receive both in quantity and quality. They seem understaffed and overall the experience there really gave me no desire to return.

A
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

My friend and I went to celebrate his birthday before a concert, and while the staff very very nice and friendly, the food was lackluster. Also while the bar was hopping, they seemed only to feature sugary cocktails and domestic commercial drafts. The staff very kindly provided my friend a complimentary ice cream dessert, and while it was very thoughtful, it was also provided 2 minutes before our main entrees were served, so the timing was just off. Unfortunately the friendly service just didn’t make up for the overpriced and underwhelming food.

LA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Typical hard rock experience. Food is a bit overpriced but expected

Hard Rock Cafe - Houston
Responded on October 14, 2019

LANDO - thanks for the great review - please come back again soon.

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AY
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a larger party (13 people) and our server handled it like a champ. I was a restaurant server for 4 years while in college, so I know what it takes to maintain large party tables on your own - it’s hard and laborious work - and the public standard is usually impossible to uphold because customers tend to think servers just take an order and pass out a plate of food. I was so pleased with our service that evening. Our server was PHENOMENAL.

Hard Rock Cafe - Houston
Responded on October 2, 2019

AmberY - Thank you for the 5 star rating and your business - please come back again soon.

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SG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I took my nieces and my sister to The Hard Rock before the theater. The problem started with accessing the restaurant. There is no ramp for the disabled on that side of the building. There was another disabled person there and they also seemed to be struggling with the environment. We either had to walk back to the ramp by the Blue Fish restaurant or struggle up the stairs with the walker. Although they were not that busy we were wedged in against the wall between two large parties and there was no place to store the walker. I ordered a Cobb salad that had pomegranate seeds on it. After eating about half the salad I started working on the pomegranate seeds. The had a funky alcohol fermented taste. The manager did apologize and quickly fix the problem. After dinner, my nieces said “we are never coming here again.” The thought it was too loud and didn’t like the food. They didn’t even want to try the dessert. My sister tried the chicken tenders the girls described as weird. The had a hard shell of fried coating on the outside and were tough on the inside. My sister remarked you could sharpen your teeth on them. She asked the waiter if she could change her order from a salad to an impossible burger shortly after we placed our orders. He said “sure, we’ll just throw the salad away.” He did change the order and her food was okay. Her burger was $18.00. Her assessment was that he would make a better prison guard than waiter. The restaurant looks dated. I could tell many of the servers were trying to do a good job. We all liked the French fries. I hope this franchise can fix its issues and be a welcoming “love all, serve all” fun place again.

LM
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I had a reservation and they made me wait about an hour or more to complete 75% of the guests.

OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Get if you have kids that are going to the ballet or theater

Hard Rock Cafe - Houston
Responded on September 15, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 star review - please come back and see us again real soon.

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DS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

No service. Had one visit from the waitress to take our order - no second drink requests or to check on us. Finally got the final bill. Not sure I have had service THIS BAD EVER!!

GB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was bad the manager smelled bad the food was frozen as well NEVER AGAIN

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed the corner booth for two away from children and extra talking noise. Manager personable...took music requests and actually played the music videos right away. That was a nice touch.

Hard Rock Cafe - Houston
Responded on August 29, 2019

Thank you for your great review - I am glad we could customize your visit.

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BS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an awesome meal and great service at Hard Rock in Houston!!

Hard Rock Cafe - Houston
Responded on August 20, 2019

BrooksS - Thank you for the great review - please come back and join us again.

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AW
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We ate here before a concert on Wednesday 8-14-2019. We ordered the rib-eye and beef fajitas. Both meats tasted like they were previously frozen. The meat was extremely tough and lacking flavor. I couldn't even bite through the fajita meat in my taco. However, the mashed potatoes were excellent, best part of both plates. The service was very slow, especially for only 10 tables or so. Every time our waiter left to do something, he'd be gone for 10-15 min. 10 minutes to get our check, 10 minutes to get ranch... We won't be back ever again. The fajitas were $19 and not worth it. You're paying for the name of the restaurant.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s excellent

Hard Rock Cafe - Houston
Responded on August 12, 2019

Thank you for the great review - please come back again.

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MM
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Hard Rock Houston delivered 'as expected' with two weak areas. #1 - the draft beer tasted "off" - it wasn't flat or warm, so my only other assumption was the glass was not properly washed or rinsed. #2 - I had a chicken club, and the chicken, while tasting good, was rubbery (I didn't finish it). The service was excellent (believe our server was "Bryce") and Hard Rock ambience was spot on. Good management, greeted us as Open table customers, etc., I'll go back, but will buy a burger and beer in a can :-). Since there was no option when recommending to a friend as "maybe" I said "yes"

JS
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant was very hot. Definitely needs better AC! We went when it was cold outside the first time and still was hot. Food was meh..took over 20 minutes to get our bar drinks. Decor was nice but expected more

s
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was friendly and prompt. Food was great.

Hard Rock Cafe - Houston
Responded on August 10, 2019

slightsey - thank you for the great review = please come back and see us again soon.

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C
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

To pricey for the food quality, draft beer taste not fresh

CG
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Our chicken sandwich was very dry. It did not contain the honey mustard as it said on the menu it would. We should have ordered the sliders as they were smaller and we probably could have finished our meal.

AL
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great ! Staff was friendly and attentive

Hard Rock Cafe - Houston
Responded on July 27, 2019

AndreaL - Thank you for the great review - please come back and join us again.

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JB
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly service, we had a concert to go to so the food came just in time.

Hard Rock Cafe - Houston
Responded on July 24, 2019

JoanB - Thank you for the great review - please come back and see us soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful atmosphere and most importantly, amazing staff with great food!
Bartender, "The Brittany", greeted us at our table in less than a minute of being sat. Super friendly and on the ball. Jesus, the manager, came over and greeted us shortly after with a simple genuine thank you for coming in. Food was out fast. More importantly, fresh, hot, and delicious. Staff seemed to enjoy being at work and had a good time with each other, making for a better experience.

Hard Rock Cafe - Houston
Responded on July 17, 2019

Thank you very much for the great review - I am very glad we showed you the hospitality you deserve. Please come back and see us again soon.

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T
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place to eat before a show at Jones Hall, Wortham, or Hobby Center.

Hard Rock Cafe - Houston
Responded on July 15, 2019

Theatregoer - thank you for the great review - please come back and see us again.

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BT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service! Very attentive server and manager! Enjoyed our experience!

Hard Rock Cafe - Houston
Responded on July 15, 2019

BrittanyT - thank you for the great review - I am glad you enjoyed your visit.

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LD
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch before our Hobby Center Theater performance. The steak salad was fresh and the meat was tender and had a great flavor. The meat was also cooked to the right temperature. The greens and salad dressing were a good pairing. The grilled chicken and mac and cheese was a hit too. Our server was Zayeed and he was friendly, attentive, and made sure our meal moved along so we could make the show. The GM, Dean, came by to check on us and see how our meal was going. I haven't had that happen in a restaurant in a while and it was a nice touch. If you are looking for a place for a quiet meal, this may not be the place, but remember the name "Hard Rock". We sat in the front by the bar. I actually enjoyed watching the screens showing music videos and listening to the tunes that were played.

Hard Rock Cafe - Houston
Responded on July 14, 2019

LisaD - thank you for the great review - I ma glad you enjoyed your visit.

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SN
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We sat in front which was mostly empty. The back was fuller. Service was a little slow. For a comparison, steak prices were a little higher than at a steakhouse. Ordered well done. About a third of it was medium to medium-well. The farther to one end you get the pinker it got.

RP
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to dine at Hard Rock when we have a show nearby (Hobby Center or Revention). We get there early, park on the street for free, eat and get to show in plenty of time. This time, I reserved a table for 4 through Open Table. They seated us promptly. The manager came over and introduced himself and asked me about my Open Table experience. It was easy and worked like expected. He offered us a free dessert (we didn't take him up on the offer, watching the waists) but it was a very nice gesture. Our waitress was Ashley and she took really good care of us. Drinks are pricey but expected for the name. Music was really loud although they did ask us for any preferences. Food was really good (salad and burgers). Overall a very good experience. Will go again.

Hard Rock Cafe - Houston
Responded on July 15, 2019

RhondaP - thank you for the great review - I am so glad you enjoyed yourself.

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OT
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

Hard Rock Cafe - Houston
Responded on July 8, 2019

Thank you for the great review - I am glad you had a great time.

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BE
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was average, but it was hard to taste the food due to the amount of salt that was on it. Excessive!

WE
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their salads and really fresh and tasty and their burgers can't be beat!

Hard Rock Cafe - Houston
Responded on July 8, 2019

WENDYG - Thank you for the great review - I am glad you enjoyed your visit.

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