Hard Rock Cafe - Seattle

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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Are you looking for a rockin' Thanksgiving? Hard Rock Seattle has you covered! Join us November 28th for a classic turkey day spread, including slow-roasted turkey breast, roasted fresh veggies, and creamy sweet potato mash, topped off with pumpkin pie and a smooth espresso martini. Delicious!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Hard Rock Seattle is open Christmas Eve! We will be offering a special holiday-themed menu for this date; stay tuned for more information!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Hard Rock Seattle is open Christmas Day! We will be offering a special holiday-themed menu, and delicious drink specials. Stay tuned for more information!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

What 192 People Are Saying
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JK
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

MR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

SD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Food was slow and awful.

AT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter loves this place. So good!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dinner

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Speedy service and great food

OT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

HS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Diego took great care of us!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool event on the rooftop before our dinner

OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place so much! First hard rock experience. I’ll definitely be back.

PM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fun place! My group had an excellent time. Cassidy did a great job as our server.

DN
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in to town to catch up with an old friend. Didn't even need a reservation for the roof. What a view!

M
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very accommodating to our large party this evening. Great drinks and birthday fun

L
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So much fun! It was really busy but so worth it!!!

Q
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nachos were huge. Also really nice rooftop bar with a great view of pikes.

L
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

15th Hard Rock! I love this place. Justine was so knowledgeable about all of the pieces in there!

s
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5th time at this hard rock. We always stop by here when we are in town. Lots of new pins too. Jackie in the rock shop was so kind!

S
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed Birthday lunch here with my family.

G
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had such a great dinner with my family. John was very attentive

HN
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

This was just tough because they only gave us one server, food was coming out cold and not up to standard of the guests. I dont blame the server he did the best he could but they could have atleast assigned two servers or something. It just wasnt a great experience for all.

SH
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Forgot my son's food. When they finally brought his food, it was under cooked. By having to wait for his food, my food got cold. The waitress was very apologetic and took his food off the bill.

CO
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Food was subpar. Chips were stale and the Chicken rubbery. Not a good valve would not recommend.

s
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super accommodating to all of our food allergies. Thanks hard rock!

L
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rooftop is always the best! Thanks storm! We will be back soon

AV
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were playing the best music tonight. Lots of nirvana memorabilia!

A
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Server was very rude. Forgot one of our drink orders and then forgot to put in the food order for that same person! She didn’t bring out any waters and when we asked her about our novelty hard rock glasses she said she would take care of it and grab us new ones and when we got home we found out she boxed up someone else’s dirty glasses! Gross.

K
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went on Father's Day and were surprised to find very few people there. We had reservations and arrived about an hour early so we could sit in the bar and chat. With so few people, we had wonderful service at the bar. The drinks were expensive, but not unexpectedly so with its location by Pike Public Market.
We were able to be seated right away. The appetizers came fairly quickly, along with our drinks. Although the food was tasty and hot, it seemed like it took a long time to cook. Those who ordered burgers got the doneness they requested, along with any special request. The person with the buffalo wings could not eat one because it had too many down pieces left (which look like small hairs). The other eleven were fine and were thoroughly cooked.
The music videos that are part of the atmosphere were not too loud and were fun to sing along to. We were not rushed to get out once we finished eating. The wait staff checked on us regularly.

M
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Maybe my expectations were too high but I was disappointed. I was expecting something similar to ones I’ve been too while growing up and was excited to take my daughter out. Also, our server was very nice but she was spread too thin; we didn’t get our refills and it took way too long to get our check.

JF
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

My wife wouldn’t pay $5 for that salad again, she said it was pretty bad. My burger was fine so instead of a “1” I gave the food category a “2”. We were seated with a reservation at a poor table directly inside a wind tunnel in the middle of the restaurant, it was too early in the year to have the doors open. There was a pretty cold breeze hitting us while we waited way too long for just a burger and a salad. Not impressed at all. Also, I’m accustomed to seeing old school music videos on the TVs in a Hard Rock Cafe, but this restaurant seemed like some sort of pathetic Milennial “safe space”. I would never have thought I was in a Hard Rock if it weren’t for the music memorabilia on the walls.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Very slow and poor service. We were told by the waitress that all burgers have gluten free buns and she refused to check on it. We had to ask another waitress to please bring us a gluten free bun. Also, my daughter was celebrating her 8th birthday and instead of bringing her a sundae like they said they would, they brought the milkshake she ordered without any candle and slid it on the table and said, “Happy Birthday, Sweetie.” I do not plan to go here or any Hard Rock in the future. It’s sad they have gone downhill.

i
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and food tasty. We ended up getting a combination of starters, sides and entrees that worked out well for our group.

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