Hard Rock Cafe Cleveland menu prices
Cleveland, OH 44113
Darn shame they're closing... I had their shrimp and it had a great coleslaw...there was probably lemon in it...and it was good!
I still cannot believe this place is closing. My friends and I started coming here in high school (over 16 years ago). We loved taking the rapid RTA and visiting Tower City for fabulous Hard Rock Café milkshakes. And the memorabilia! We're rock and roll junkies and swoon over the Beatles stained glass and Tom Hamilton (of Aerosmith) bass every time. Tower City has lost it's allure so I understand why this location may not do so well, but couldn't they just move it near the Rock Hall? There's nothing at the water for Browns fan, Science center attendees to grab a good bite! I digress. Old high school pals decided on one last visit, so here is my review. Fabulous. Our server was so sweet and provided excellent service to our group of 9. I ordered a grilled honey mustard chicken sandwich and it was perfectly prepared. Everyone agreed the food was terrific and although I didn't partake. I heard the milkshake still lived up to the hype. It was a little pricey, but overall totally worth the experience. Still bummed about the closure.
Not a very clean establishment- not very friendly here either. Came in for the pins and had to walk clear across the restaurant area where there was messed all over the floors. It felt as if I was walking through a maze to try to avoid it. No parking- I can see why they are closing this place down very soon.
Three stars because they have similar food to other Hard Rock Cafes. Also, we got a sampler to split among like 5 of us and there weren't enough chips for the dip. The fries that I got were the right level of spicy and super yummy. I would get those again in a heart beat. I would also need some water with them. They were some sort of spicy fry seasoning with some chili ketchup. Would highly recommend them. Downside to the menu, if you are practicing Catholic and it's Lent DO NOT COME HERE. There are only like 6 options on the menu for you and most of them are expensive. I would save this for another night during Lent if I could have. One star for being able to cater to a large group. We were a group of about 12. So it was kind of nice that they could get us all seated pretty fast. Though, with such a large group you would think coming around with the water jug from time to time would be good. I had to wait for a really long time to get my water refilled. Which is highly unusual at any sort of restaurant. Usually they are fast about it. Not this time though. I think at one point I had to flag the guy down for some more water. Overall, not bad. Not great, but not bad.
This still has great memorabilia and friendly staff, but I otherwise thought this Hard Rock was a shadow of others I've been to. The restaurant is large, well-worn, and somewhat dingy. The menu is large, but my meal was only 'okay' this time. What most stood out to me on this visit was that, oddly for a rock-themed restaurant, there was no recognition of Prince's death on the day after he died! No Prince music playing, no black bunting or anything on his memorabilia, etc. This _very_ much surprised me. I usually enjoy Hard Rocks, but this one leaves me wanting.
The reviews for this Hard Rock seem pretty mixed. And I think I get why. If you go like my wife and I did for a tourist experience, this Hard Rock is pretty great. They have more memorabilia than some other Hard Rock's I've been in. And, because quite a bit of the mementos are along the stairs down to the basement dining area that mostly goes unused, you don't have to crane your neck over other diners to take a close look at anything. If you're going to the Hard Rock as just a place to eat in Cleveland, I have a feeling you'll be disappointed. The food is pretty pricey for what it is and the restaurant is crowded in design. By that I mean that the dining area is so tightly packed with tables, it's almost impassable. Service was so/so. Our waitress was attentive and even comped us a free beer when the bartender mixed up my refill. However, I did see other servers who seemed pretty brusque and I can't remember much of anyone smiling. If congeniality is important to you, this might not be the place to go. So if you're looking to see some awesome rock memorabilia (maybe before or after visiting the nearby Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), I think this is a great place to visit. The food is tasty and the walls are lined with great stuff. If you're just looking for somewhere to get a burger on your lunch break in downtown Cleveland, this might not be the place to go.
Date night with hubby before show at playhouse square. Easy walk from there. The food was great. The hostess seemed a little grumpy but not too bad. The server was the best we've had at any restaurant In a long time. I have dietary restrictions and she was able to quickly make suggestions and make sure the food was correct. She was friendly and helpful. The food was great. Drinks were great. Over priced but you get a HRC glass. I haven't been here in over 10 years but am sad to see this place go especially after this wonderful visit.