The Hard Rock Cafe in Newport Beach was the very first Hard Rock Cafe I had been too. It was great. The atmosphere was upbeat and very fun. The waitstaff was great, prompt and friendly and the food was outstanding. I ordered a mushroom burger (my fave) and it was HUGE and cooked to perfection. I bought a red sweatshirt while I was there and I still have it! And it's been almost ten years now! They played great music and I loved looking at all the memorabilia they had all over the cafe!