Hard Rock Cafe

Restaurants, American Midtown West
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Hard Rock Cafe
Diane Bondareff
In this photo provided by Hard Rock Cafe, KISS guitarist Ace Frehley rocks New York's Hard Rock Cafe, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, to celebrate Halloween and his new band. (AP Photo/Hard Rock Cafe, Diane Bondareff)

This memorabilia-saturated tourist mecca occasionally accommodates live music, offsetting the theme-parky nostalgia trip.


Venue name: Hard Rock Cafe
Address: 1501 Broadway
New York
Cross street: between 43rd and 44th Sts
Transport: Subway: N, Q, R, 42nd St S, 1, 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Sq
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Adam V

A big-city tourist trap in the heart of it all. Great gift shop, super appealing layout (gigantic), with a full stage, separate seating area, and a place to wander and gawk at stuff on the wall/behind glass. Very fun, very cheesy, very in-line with the product offering. It's a fun/quirky place, built around the concept that music is fun, and so is food. The service is about what you would expect - high energy, mainly low attention span, and about average service. The food is probably microwaved. Stick to the basics, and you'll probably be okay. Also, the food is really expensive, because you are at Hard Rock, in New York City, in Times Square. Maybe splurge on a Hard Rock branded glass for your cocktail, or a t-shirt on the way out. If you're into that. It's fun, but know what you're getting into. Same can be said for many of its locations.