**This is a Mini Review while working in Austin, TX this summer**
Address: 111 W. Crockett St. San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-7625
Atmosphere: The Hard Rock Cafe in San Antonio is a three story restaurant located on the Riverwalk, with entrances at both Street Level (Crockett St) and from the Riverwalk.
The lower level is partially open to the second story, giving patrons from above a nice view of the dining area below.
As you walk down the stairs to the lower level, you can see this car (that appears to be straight out of a movie set) suspended from the ceiling.
What we ordered: One of my companions and I were really in the mood for a good burger and we knew we would find a good one at Hard Rock. At $13.95 for a burger, we opted to share the Local Legendary Burger and upgrade to onion rings for an additional $3. We were disappointed to see that our burger came with just five onion rings….. all for $17 before tax & tip! As I was taking a photo of the burger for this review, the regional manager happened to walk by and ask if everything was alright. I was honest and told him the burger looked magnificent but that I was expecting more onion rings for the upcharge. He promptly returned with a heaping pile of hot onion rings to make things right.
The Local Legendary Burger is unique to each Hard Rock location. In San Antonio it is topped with fried jalapenos and a jalapeno cream cheese. Very good! It is spicy but not unbearable by any means. I actually would have liked it even spicier, but then again I have a high spice tolerance. The burger was at least 1/2lb of Angus beef and just big enough to comfortably share between two of us.
Another companion ordered the California Chicken Club Sandwich. This was a large breast of chicken marinated and grilled, then topped with bacon, avocado, and tomato. It was served with coleslaw and french fries. Delicious, juicy, seasoned chicken with crispy thick bacon and fresh avocado? Yum!! Hard Rock also toasts their buns which I love.
Overall Impression: The service at the San Antonio Hard Rock was excellent.There is no doubt that Hard Rock Cafe has very good food and that it is more expensive than many other comparable restaurants, but you’re paying for the atmosphere. There is also a patio area overlooking the Riverwalk.