The Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood, CA boasts “legendary hamburgers”. To me that is a pretty tall description and wanted to see if it held true. My company was Celeste, one of my favorite people.
She is a smart, beautiful, 18 years old and a Hollywood local. I thought her perspective would be a nice addition. We spent the morning on a Starline Tour Bus checking out movie star homes with the stylists from p!ay hair lounge. We worked up an appetite from screaming during our Ellen sighting and were ready for come massive lunch!
Hard Rock Cafe was nice enough to take a 9 person reservation 2 hours before we needed it. (p!ay hair lounge was joining our lunch) Our table was ready upon arrival.
Our server Jameson was super nice & willing to do anything we asked. I love that a server! Oddly enough he is also such a Cheeseburger fan that he has “Cheeseburger” tattooed around his ankle in Japanese characters. Wow! & He dropped sock to share.
Ordering was fast & easy. Of course Celeste and I had to check out their milkshakes. They were perfect. Sweet, but not too sweet & thin enough to get through a straw. While waiting for our food, I went on a adventure to check out the kitchen. It is in complete open view to the dining room. In fact I met Robert who happened to be grilling my burger over near open flames right in front of me.. drool.
Shortly after I got back to the table, our food arrived. I was immediatly concerned about the amount of fries. I like the fry pile higher than my burger. This was not.
However, the Cheeseburger looked delicious & it was. I liked the plastic guitars holding it together! Nice touch. I ate every last bite and so did Celeste. The meat was cooked to our request and still hot when it arrived at our table. They were generous with the cheese and it was plentiful with bacon. The bun was generic, but fresh.
When I asked Celeste what she thought, this is what came out barely in between bites, "By far the best burger I’ve ever had! It’s a 3 napkin burger!" I swear she barely took a breath until after she cleared the plate.
The price was fair and the atmosphere was interesting. Unique rock memorabilia was display all throughout Hard Rock Cafe. I particularly dug the pin wall-
Jameson was an excellent server making all 10 of us fell like we were his only table. When I was sure he missed someones request for more soda or ketchup, he didn’t. My guess is he grew up with sisters! He had enough guts to walk the dessert tray by our table. None of us could even begin to dream of dessert. WE WERE FULL. Towards the end of our meal the manager stopped by our table to ask how everything was. I always appreciate that.
For the best Cheeseburger in Hollywood, I still favor Hole in the Wall Burger, however, if you are looking to entertain some out of town guests, Hard Rock Cafe is the place to go! Right on Hollywood Blvd with the Walk of Fame and many other landmarks right out front.
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