“ 14, Boulevard Montmartre Paris, 75009 Neighborhood: 9th Arrondissement. Tel: +33 (0) 1 42 46 10 00 „
This is the Paris branch of the Hard Rock Cafe restaurant chain. It is in central Paris, although it isn't exactly close to any of the main tourist attractions. It isn't too hard to find & is around half way between The Louvre & The Sacre Couer. The best way to find it is to find the department stores of Gallaries Lafayette & Le Printemps & walk straight down the road with them on your left.
I have been in this cafe a couple of times & have eaten there once. The last time I was there & ate was on New Years Eve 2009. When you first arrive you will walk into the cafe through the merchandise section. This makes the cafe seem pretty busy when you first arrive. The merchandise section has some good quality & nice looking items but it could do with being a little larger to house more stock & the traffic from people.
The cafe itself has two floors. Each one has a bar & the upstairs floor has a curtained off section that is sometimes kept for special occasions but is regularly open to the public & has a nice view of the street. You can go in & simply have a drink at the bar or you can eat a meal.
The menu here is the same as every other Hard Rock menu in the world. All your favourite burgers, sandwhiches & steaks are available & they have loads of menus in English. Also as a plus point, this is the only Hard Rock I've been in where I was offered a daily special that was local cuisine. I was offered Goose Liver Pate. I declined but it it's a great idea.
When I ate in the cafe it was very busy. I had to wait 30 minutes to be seated although you don't normally have to wait this long. It was New Years Eve. While I was waiting I was given a pager & told that I could explore the cafe & go anywhere I wanted.
On this occasion I had the Pulled Pork Sandwich which is one of my favourite meals that you can get in Hard Rock Cafes. The Meal was up to scratch. Meat cooked well, a large meal with plenty of chips & sauces on offer too.
The only slight downside with the cafes is that the American Ones are slightly better. In America you buy a drink & then get free re-fills throughout your meal. You don't tend to find this in Europe. Also, you may have noticed that the menus have no currency logo in front of the prices. This is because the prices are the same everywhere in the world, but in that countries local currency. Something labelled 12.99 is $12.99 in America, Euro12.99 in Europe & £12.99 in the UK. This means the Americans tend to get a better deal.
If you're in Paris & fancy a hearty & filling American style meal for a change from French food. I highly recommend this restaurant. The food & drink are great. The souvenirs are very good (and very popular). Plus I'm sure that you'd enjoy eating here.
I had never been to any branch of the hard rock cafe before and stumbled across it after being given a voucher for a free fudge brownie sundae with every main meal purchase. This voucher was on the back of the map for the open top bus tour!
It took quite some time to find the hard rock cafe, despite being quite famous none of the locals or shop workers we asked knew where it was, so it took some real determination to track it down.
We finally got there, the outside has chairs seated on the pavement with a large canapy over the top. Two people stand on the entrance to keep out beggars etc, ehich makes for a much nicer atmosphere. The front of the building is a shop which sells memorabilia, if you are into your rock.
At busy times you may not get a table straight away, but it is possible to wait, or sit and have a drink at the bar which we ended up doing. The service is relatively fast so we didnt have to wait too long before being shown to our table. Whilst at the bar we ordered some amazing cocktails (slightly pricey, but we were on holiday!) The atmosphere was great as we would sit there and watch the waiters making them up whilst listening to the music. Rock music is played loudly everywhere so do not go if you dont fancy that.
The food was typical american style, meat meat, burgers more meat and some nachos. There were a few vegetarian opitons, enough to satisfy me! The food was not of a fine dining criteria, but with a place like this it is more the atmosphere that you pay for.
All in all we had a great night out, and left quite a bit poorer due to the amount of gorgeous cocktails we consumed.
This is a branch of the famous Hard Rock Cafe. It is in central Paris and is very easy to get to on the metro.
We decided to go here for dinner for our last night in Paris, as we fancied some stodgy American style food after 2 days of Mussels and other assorted French food.
When we arrived we were greeted by a very happy French lady, who thought we were French because we spoke the most basic French ever, but she still understood. She sat us at a table with a good view of the resturant and not too near the door so it was nice and warm. (Paris was very cold the last few days)
Our waiter was American, and very attentive and friendly. He was over straight away to get our food and drinks order. We were on a strict budget so our drinks were tap water.
I ordered the veggie burger and chips (Im vegetarian), and my boyfriend had the trio combo of grilled beef, pork and chicken. His portion was absolutely massive! He managed to finish it and really enjoyed it. My burger was very tasty, and I had a large portion of chips so I was quite full as well.
We found a voucher for a free hot fudge sundae for every guest on the back of a bus tour leaflet. The waiter knew about the voucher and happily took it, bringing us back 2 hot fudge sundaes which were delicious. A massive one each and they were very tasty, and afterwards we were so stuffed we couldnt move!
So our meal cost 31Euro for 2 main meals and 2 puddings, as we got the puddings for free. The drinks looked extremely expensive, so unless you are really fussy about not drinking water you can get a meal quite cheaply here.
The resturant itself is massive, 2 floors, a long bar, loads of seating and nice decoration with guitars and other rock memorabilia. Theres loud rock music playing, but not too loud that you cant speak to each other.
Its also quite child friendly, there were a lot of families in here, and they do child size portions of all the main meals.
I really enjoyed the meal here, the atmosphere was great. It was packed but we still got our food after 20mins and this was just long enough before we started getting really hungry.
The waiter was lovely and we got great service, we left him a good tip.