Sessions at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach

3.8
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$30 and under
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American
Dining at Sessions restaurant will exceed your expectations. Luxurious rock-star style, contemporary decor and celebrity-style atmosphere coupled with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean adds to experience. Dine on unforgettable breakfasts, savory lunch offerings and innovative suppers that will leave you wanting more. Craft cocktails and libations are also available at Sessions indoor/outdoor bar.
What 100 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.8
food
3.7
service
3.4
ambience
3.3
value
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54% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Everything was great

ER
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Beautiful location. Friendly staff. We were thrilled to find live music.

M
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was ok, expected more from the hard rock. The rock shrimp appetizer was great. Would not get the crab cakes again and the New York strip was fatty through out, not a good cut.

C
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Valentines Day dinner.

Food was good, Sharon was our server and she was very good...friendly, attentive and genuine.

JS
Louisville
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

While the food was good, the noise level made it nearly impossible to have a conversation. We quickly ate our food and left, no desire to stay for dessert. Bar atmosphere was emphasized over the restaurant fare.

MD
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It just not live up to the reputation of Hard Rock Cafe. Our server while some would consider him attentive, was almost to the point of stalking. Would not ever go there again. Poor menu with not enough variety in types of food especially for the price. I’ve had better here at a small family owned diner.

MD
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Fun place. Food was good, and outside patio fun place to listen to band.

VS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I think dinner outside on the terrace would be a lot better than inside where it was loud due to the size of the room and a loud guitar player. The food was excellent and a good value. We will go back for lunch when the weather is warmer

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Didn’t like the food at all

ED
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Overpriced for the quality of the food

R
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Served beer in a broken glass. Very disrespectful and absolutely regretted for eating at sessions on Dec 25, 2019.

KB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The ambiance was awesome! The food was very good, but the burger was sub par. Seafood and steak were delicious and the drinks were amazing

EM
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We went there with our two sons. The restaurant is quite small and did not have the same vibe as the restaurants in the Hard Rock hotels in Punta Cana and Riviera Maya. We had the seafood pasta and it was OK. I don’t think we’ll go back.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Everything was just average except the food was good.

OT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Iffy at best.
Cheap ingredients at inflated prices.

BL
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Buffet was delicious however, the service was only fair and the cost too high. I won't return.

LB
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our dinner five Christmas lunch with our staff. It was excellent!

P
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sandra, is truly the hostess with the mostest! Food was good-- just a little loud!

J
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch with friends on the patio. It was amazing the service was outstanding we had the best time !!!

S
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was fabulous. Server was good, but not great. Thought it would be a more elegant place. Was disappointed.

EW
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food seemed to be microwaved and the bartender was definitely impaired. Not a great experience.
We went for breakfast the next day and the service was great as well as the food.

L
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dustin Bradley took excellent care of us as we dined in the beautiful new Sessions at the Hard Rock Hotel. We sat inside this time, but would sit outside to enjoy the ocean view and breezes next time. The combo outside was very good and the music drifted in nicely. There was four of us and we enjoyed salads and delicious entrees, plus the banana split dessert. We will come back!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mom’s Special Vacation

RB
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Server stood over the table and required last appetizer portion be eaten because it was convenient for her to pick up appetizer plates. Crab cakes were excellent. Server had to be goaded to bring drink orders when she was not busy. This is a beautiful beach setting with great potential.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

AMAZING service.
From the hostess seating us to our fantastic server Sandra.
She recommended all the food we had and she was not wrong.

The food was very good. We sat outside on the beach. Beautiful view.
We will be back

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, food and service. We were met at the door and the guy advised us that we could go ahead and be seated even though our reservations were not for another five minutes. Food was good, pork belly app, salmon and NY Strip for my husband and I and my daughter got the hot dog which came out in a cardboard Pontiac GTO - pretty cool. She got free ice cream for eating her whole hot dog. Great place!!

KC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is slightly overpriced for a restaurant that is in a hotel with guests walking through in swim trunks. My steak was ordered medium and I received a Filet butterflied and well done, sent it back and got a rare steak back.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food is decent, but the service is super slow. I have eaten there 4 times and it was always the same. It was so bad that I had to get certain items I needed by myself. Breakfast was almost 2 hours because it took so long to even get salt/pepper or a drink, ect.

e
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We both had seafood pasta. The food had good flavor but there wasn't much seafood in the pasta. For the price @ 30.00 a plate you would have thought it came with salad and or bread. I would not recommend based on my experience.

TS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every employee we dealt with was wonderful. Our waitress was fantastic! Food was great and loved the restaurant itself. Will go back.

D
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and friendly. Food was exceptional, with all vegetables very fresh.
Only distraction was the noise level was very high...a large group was very noisy.

DA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server, Jack was great & our ribeye steaks were fabulous. Ate inside but after dinner we went outside to listen to the band & enjoy the ocean breeze.

YS
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was fun and outdoor setting overlooking beach was great. The food was okay, best part was the birthday serenade by hostesses was excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience1

The venue was not as depicted on the website; I felt like we were in a cafeteria instead of a hip new restaurant. Music was scheduled on the website from 6-8, but there was none. Place was very loud and not indoor-outdoor, as shown on the website. The food and service was good in the restaurant, but when we did go out on the patio afterwards, no one approached us to take a drink order for over a half hour, so we left. Very disappointing, won’t go back.

CL
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was bland and overpriced for the amount you got. I was disappointed to say the least because this place has a huge potential

t
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE DECOR AND SETTING WERE GORGEOUS AND THE FOOD FABULOUS. OUR SERVER JACK WAS VERY FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL WITH MENU SELECTIONS

JB
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top notch service with loads of windows for great views. Only ordered appetizers but they were delicious and had a great presentation. Only down side is it is very warm in there-I'm assuming from all the windows and the FL sun.

TR
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun atmosphere! The food was good. The seafood linguine was great. The Mac and cheese was ok. Wine list is good. Waitstaff is very nice. Great place to eat inside or outside by the ocean!

DL
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good. The music was nice. The service was very good. We were disappointed in the dessert. But we would definitely go back.

MS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This was our first time here. We were going to a concert on the patio after dinner so this seemed like a good chance to try out the restaurant. The open table reservation worked perfectly. They had our table ready as soon as we arrived. However, once we went to the table we were instructed to avoid one of the chairs. The AC vent directly above that chair was leaking and dripping water onto the chair the entire time we were there. Not a big deal, but strange.

The venue itself extremely loud. I was sitting right next to my date and we had to scream at each other to be heard. The food was good, but way over priced. I got the seafood linguine. It was tasty, but the sauce was thin. While good, it was not worth the $30.00 price tag.

The biggest issue was with the service. Our server was very nice, but totally inattentive. Our drinks were empty for a significant portion of the dinner. Also, they do not offer bread service, even if you are willing to pay for it, so we had to sit there with empty drinks shouting at each other while we waited for the food to come.

The final straw came when we were ready to leave and move to the concert area. It took at least 10 minutes to flag down the server to get our bill. Once he finally delivered it, it took another 24 minutes for him to come back and pick it up. This only happened AFTER I went to the bar and asked them if I could close out my tab there. Due to the delay we missed all but two songs of the opening act.

The show was good and I liked the outside venue. There was no place to sit, but it wasn't bad for the concert we went to see. If there was another concert there I might go back to have a drink and an appetizer before the show, but I'd sit at the bar. If that wasn't an option, I'd go somewhere else.