Hard Rock Cafe - Seattle

3.8
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216 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the Hard Rock Cafe Seattle strikes the perfect balance in a city that boasts one of the most diverse and influential music scenes in the world, a city where Jimi Hendrix performed his first headlining gig, where upscale coffee was perfected, and where countless visitors flock each year to see the sights. Designated a LEED certified building, our Hard Rock Cafe mixes in as much of authentic Seattle as possible, from the existing timbers of our Pike Street building to our city-specific memorabilia. Our 14,000-square-foot cafe in Seattle includes seating for 425, a vibrant bar, and a Rock Shop® featuring a wide array of Hard Rock’s limited-edition, highly collectible merchandise. The aesthetic of Hard Rock Cafe Seattle follows a “Rustic Refined” design vision, which articulates the energy and vibe of the brand. The cafe also offers a unique memorabilia experience, with hundreds of iconic items commemorating Seattle’s vibrant music history.

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3.8based on recent ratings
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3.9
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3.9
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Boise
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

I enjoyed the decorations and instruments, but it wasn't busy and the service was slow. Prices were high but I expected that.

B
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I loved the food and drink it was a very fun atmosphere it was just really busy so the waitress kept forgetting about our drinks and seeing if we needed another one, besides that it was great!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Never left a negative review in my life, but the service was so bad on Valentine’s Day it ruined our night. Entre was incorrectly made, the server new it, brought it out anyways, the appetizer was ice cold and brought out with the entrees very late (spinach artichoke dip), and the delay between ordering one more round of drinks was over 30 mins (we finished the meal 15 minutes before getting the drinks we ordered). This was not all, but most importantly, they offered no concessions for their mistakes.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great steak dinner. Food was cooked and seasoned perfectly! Had a surprise live music event for Valentine's day. Wonderful experience!

TS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Overpriced unsatisfactory food.
Kids meal was appalling.
Bathroom was very unhygienic.
Overall poor experience would not recommend,

S
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The TV screens are very small. Super Bowl was not fun. We had to go somewhere else.

OJ
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Front host didn’t hold my table that I booked the day before. I talked to some one and they had a table lined up for my party then the host up front came back and gave the table away again. So I have to move my party of 5 to a different location. Never going back

OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Pregame superbowl

Hard Rock Cafe - Seattle
Responded on February 9, 2020

Thank you for the Pre-gaming with us for the Super Bowl! WC

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KC
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent expansive menu, attentive service, good food in a perfect location right by Pike Place Market. Good for meeting up with friends.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1 Month Anniversary

Hard Rock Cafe - Seattle
Responded on February 9, 2020

Thank you for your stellar review! We really appreciate it! WC

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John was awesome

S
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was empty, service was good but not my favorite hamburger

B
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I’m sure not the norm, but horrible service. No silverware-had to ask twice- then dirty silverware. Server kept forgetting what we had asked for... asked multiple times for our to go order. Another very meh experience.

A
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I've been here twice now. On both occasions, the service was sub-par. Drink orders were messed up and the server didn't come by very often. With so many excellent choices nearby, I can't recommend a place with average American food and mediocre service.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food. Good atmosphere.

AC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large group and seating was fast with our reservation. Our server John was very helpful and polite! The food was excellent and it was a great experience!

D
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent server that was warm and interactive but not too intrusive. Without asking he split our shared salad into two plates. Delicious onion rings!

KB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Burger was standard, but decent. Artichoke dip was awful. Served with tortilla chips that seemed stale. Mojito was pathetic - no mint or lime flavor at all. You need more than a mint leaf garnish to make a good mojito! Beer selection terrible.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Sadly the food was not good at all.

CM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The service was very bad. The waiter didn't want to work.

EH
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience3

The food is overpriced and overcooked. Our food took forever and one of the dishes sat for a long time before being served. We went to a ladies night show and it was awful: simulated sex acts with some women who actively said no to something and were ignored. Won't ever return here.

JB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Booked a table for 7, was not seated until 7:55 and told that booking in advance did not matter and we would wait in the queue like everyone else.
Taken to an unclean table and not checked on as often as would be expected.
Bill brought before asking about any desserts.
Overall the worst Hard Rock Cafe we have ever attended, very disappointing

FE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

We were there on a very busy night (homecoming apparently) but service was absolutely terrible. We had a reservation and were seated quickly but it took 40 mins (and three tries) to get our correct drinks to the table. The food was delivered with no rhyme/reason.....one appetizer and one main and then 30+ mins later the other dishes arrived (including other appetizers), meaning we had to eat in front of friends who didn’t have their plateS yet or suffer through cold food. My steak salad was terrible.....the steak was chewy and undercooked and really disappointing for a $20+ item. Nachos were delivered cold, tortillas for fajitas had to be requested. It was a total mess. It took almost two hours for us to get through this meal and no part of it went smoothly. Very disappointed!

RW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Daughters birthday cool place

Hard Rock Cafe - Seattle
Responded on November 2, 2019

Good Afternoon RodW, I'm so glad to hear you had a good experience for your daughter's birthday. I hope you come back and visit us again soon. Thanks again for the review on Open Table. Sincerely, Blanca Runyan

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JK
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Wasn’t awful, just not memorable at all.
Food was bland. The artichoke dip was slimy and seemed pre-made. Service was ok but seemed to take a long time. Drinks were good.
Overall experience flat but enjoyed the music.

AB
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diego was an awesome waiter

Hard Rock Cafe - Seattle
Responded on September 19, 2019

Dear Angelina, Thank you for taking the time to review us on OpenTable. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to Diego! He will be happy to hear that his hard work is not going unnoticed. Every review helps make us better ~ We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Sojin Thompson

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horribly slow service. Draft taps broken. Left for a better place.

MR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was great, service was awesome. A bit pricey but overall good value

Hard Rock Cafe - Seattle
Responded on October 2, 2019

Dear MikeR, Thank you for taking the time to review us on OpenTable. Every review helps make us better ~ We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Sojin Thompson

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food3service1ambience4

Service was poor and uninspired. Don‘t know why they treated us as tourists who would not return anyway in the near future as it is a tourist location. I always thougt, that Europe is not good in service but had to learn, that by know Europe is way better in Hard Rock Cafes than the US. you need to catch up!

TA
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Not a bad place. Server was ok. But don’t blow any of the kegs or run your drink dry. It will take you almost 40 minutes before they change it, but won’t ask if you want something different just in case, or if you’d like another cocktail of what you finished 30 minutes before.... One “Hard Rock” song during our 85 minute visit for an early dinner. The gear is cool, and the food is decent, but this place is more “Sports Pub” rather than “Epic Music Scene” club. The prices reflect the miss that so tragically engulfs this establishment.

RM
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid Hard Rock dining experience with good choice of food and excellent service

SD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation for 10. When we arrived, they said "oh, we got busy" and were unable to accommodate our group. Isn't that the point of making a reservation?

OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was slow and awful.

AT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for the rooftop experience for lunch and it did not disappoint. However, they do not serve the mixed signture cocktails on the rooftop during lunch hour (maybe never) since it is not a full bar on top. Also, the didn't have any music playing, which was disappointing, since it was afterall the Hard Rock Cafe. (We didn't mind since we were talking and visiting but it would have been great to have music in the backgroud). We enjoyed the sunny deck and the food was good.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter loves this place. So good!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Speedy service and great food

OT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Took my sons for a nice lunch date and we enjoyed ourselves. Service was great and our waiter was friendly and attentive. Couldn’t ask for a better experience.

T
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So yummy! The rock shop was great, too. Brittany also gave me tour of the memorabilia!

HS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That strawberry sangria is great! Can't wait to see the Hard Rock in New York!!

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