Hard Rock Cafe is the perfect touristy themed restaurant to visit on any vacation. The food is consistently tasty and the rock n'roll decor and music is always a great time.
I am an avid collector of Hard Rock souvenir glasses, so I always make it a point to get one at each Hard Rock that I visit. The Chicago restaurant is definitely not my favorite, but nevertheless still a good time.
Hard Rock offers much in the way of comfort food including plenty of tasty appetizers, burgers, and a fun dessert menu. Most of the menu consists of pub style food and burgers, although you will also find fajitas, salads, and a plant-based Impossible burger on the lineup.
I highly recommend the spring rolls, onion ring tower, flatbread, and twisted macaroni and cheese. This mac and cheese is seriously the best you will taste anywhere. The slightly spicy sauce includes a mixture of 4 deliciously creamy cheeses and is topped with diced red peppers and grilled chicken. Update: For some reason, they got rid of their amazing spring rolls!
Everything seems pretty consistent from location to location. Our bill for 2 people came out to about $50 - this included an entrée, a few sides, a jumbo appetizer platter, and soft drinks.
Service can definitely be improved at this location. We asked an employee to take our picture and he said that he could not leave his spot. He didn’t even offer to find someone else to do it, so I was pretty upset about that.
Each Hard Rock features fun music, rock n' roll decor, and even some authentic memorabilia. It's always fun to browse around the place before eating your meal. Visiting over the holiday was a special treat with the nice Christmas tree and garland decorations everywhere.
I would not necessarily go out of my way to visit Hard Rock Cafe Chicago again, but may dine here if I happen to be in the vicinity. There are plenty of other locations around the country that I haven't had the opportunity to visit yet. The service was not spectacular at this location, although the food and ambiance were up to par.