Last week before we went to the holiday concert at the Detroit Symphony, we ate at the Hard Rock Cafe in the Compuware Building for dinner. Now, I remember back in the day when there were only a few Hard Rocks in the world, and we waited in a long line to buy a t-shirt and eat in the original restaurant in London. We thought we were quite cool! I've also eaten in the ones in Paris, Washington D.C. and Toronto. This was my first visit to on the one in Detroit. The inside is quite small in comparison to the other ones I've eaten at but is similar in decor with lots of music memorbilia hanging on the walls and the LOUD music. That always makes it a challenge to have a conversation, but is part of the atmosphere. This is not FINE dining, but FUN dining!
I decided to go with the kind of food Hard Rock is famous for - their All American Burgers. I ordered the burger with cheese, caramelized onions, and mushrooms. I don't get burgers that often - but this was a delicious one! And the fries were perfectly crunchy too.
My friends had the pulled pork sandwich and the quesidilla. They enjoyed both - said the quesidilla had a pineapple salsa and a bit of a kick.
One of the side benefits of going down here during the holidays was the chance to see the Christmas lights at Campus Martius. The Christmas tree is huge and quite stunning - the picture doesn't do it justice!
If you go to the Detroit Hard Rock Cafe, you can park in the Compuware garage for free if you get your parking pass validated. Also, Triple A members get a 10% discount.