Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar - Fairmont San Francisco
Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar - Fairmont San Francisco

Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar - Fairmont San Francisco

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fairmont.com/san-francisco/dining/laurel-court-restaurant-and-bar/
  • Phone: (415) 772-5260
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily 6:30am to 11:30am; Breakfast Buffet - Weekdays: 6:30am to 11:30am; Weekends: 6:30am to 1:30pm; Lunch: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm to 10:00pm; Afternoon Tea: Weekends 1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian
  • Executive Chef: William Birks
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: In June 2010, The Fairmont San Francisco, in partnership with Marshall’s Farm, installed honey beehives in the hotel’s culinary garden. This home-harvested honey is used in soups, salad dressings, pastries and as an accompaniment to the hotel’s time-honored afternoon tea service. It is also used in The Fairmont San Francisco’s own Honey Saison Beer, which is offered in bottles in Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar. For more information about the honeybees & herb garden visit: http://www.fairmont.com/san-francisco/dining/honey-bees-herb-garden/
  • Entertainment: On Wednesday through Friday Evenings from 5:30pm to 9:30pm & Saturdays from 6:00pm to 11:00pm, enjoy live piano.
  • Special Events: Please note: From November 19-23 Tonga Room will exclusively offer our special luau buffet menu in lieu of our normal a la carte menu. We apologize for any inconvenience and will resume normal menu service Wednesday, November 26.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: California
  • Public Transit: MUNI bus #1 stops on Sacramento and Mason Streets when heading West, or on Clay and Mason Streets when heading East.
    Cable cars meet atop Nob Hill. The California Line stops on California and Mason; The Powell Line stops on California and Powell.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: We offer parking in the Fairmont Hotel Garage at the rate of $5.00 for 20 minutes. We also validate for patrons of The Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar for a maximum of 2 hours.
A word from Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar - Fairmont San Francisco
Laurel Court showcases seasonal menus that are authentically local, traditional and innovative.
Our Executive Chef has partnered with local farmers for the freshest, seasonal organic produce and free range poultry and eggs, with the finest of ranchers for natural and dry-aged beef, and with Monterey’s Seafood Watch in purchasing from sustainable sources.
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Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar - Fairmont San Francisco reviews from OpenTable diners
104 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (69)romantic (38)great for brunch (33)fit for foodies (26)great for lunch (25)good for groups (22)neighborhood gem (20)kid-friendly (12)notable wine list (11)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (4)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Tea for Two
    Susan
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We came to this restaurant specifically for the afternoon tea. The Fairmont was where I could find tea service on a Sunday. We had the full tea with good sandwiches, scones and an array of desserts. Plenty of food for two ladies. The tea selection was good, but not overwhelming. The atmosphere was good, but would have enjoyed a little music; a piano or harp. Overall it was a fun experience and I would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Find
    lizaroo
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We had not dined here or been into the hotel for too many years. The décor was elegant we felt very well attended and the piano music was fabulous. A great place for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Called and left a message on August 3 around 11:00 a.m for August 5, 7:00 p.m. dinner reservation. The voucher indicated that reservation must be made 72 hours in advance. When received no confirmation. I called again the next day and left a message again before I got a response. The food was just o.k. Service was fine. I guess we deserved that kind of good service when a $32.00 gratuity (included tax) was automatically added to our bill of $69.00 - voucher price for two.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Elegant dining
    Msflizz
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was five star as was the service! I took my daughter to the city for her 20 th birthday.. Two hour valet parking was a nice touch to the dinning experience.. Our waiter was top notch and the ciuppnio was the best ever...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    CaramelKiss80
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food was awful. I was so disappointed because the ambiance was nice there were a lot of people there and we were staying at the hotel. So we felt it was a must try. I orders the NY Strip and hubby ordered the ribeye. My steak was not cooked to the temperature I requested at all and hubby's steak looked like it was cooked on one side only. It just had this pale sad look. The sides oh boy that left even more to be desired. We sent our entire meal back to the kitchen and settled for appetizers. Let me begin this section by saying our server was great, but everyone else?!? Do you think anyone came to apologize for the whole meal being unsatisfactory, nope not at all. Not the manager the chef no one. I would never dine there again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 59 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 524 reviews are from the Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar - Fairmont San Francisco reviews archive.
  • Breakfast buffet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Nice selection of breakfast items. Fresh fruit especially good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An evening in the City
    FBFoodie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Through Travel Zoo, we obtained a special value meal at Laurel Court Restaurant at the Fairmont. Not only were we pleased with the savings, but our meal and service were exceptional. The atmosphere of the restaurant is intimate and warm. The decor is charming. Since we were needing to make our reservations during off business hours for the restaurant, we decided to use opentable.com. What an easy and convenient way to access our reservations. We will return to all three...Travelzoo, Laurel Court and Open Table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • TBOW
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Both the food and wine were very good although given using voucher it was limited menu
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • umm, okay I guess
    Evans792
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It's the Fairmont! This place should be unbelievable. It was a Friday evening and we were the only ones in the restaurant area for the majority of the night. The service was good, although it was really just that the guy was nice. The place was way overpriced. The food was delicious but it was washed out by our long (and unnecessary) wait between courses. I always consider VALUE - so considering what we paid for overall experience it was not worth it. Totally left with a bummed out feeling. Won't refer / won't return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SFfriend
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The salmon was not good as my last visit. Music easy listening is nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Historic Setting
    Jewlz
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We had a fabulous mother/daughter luncheon. The magnificent Fairmont was a new experience for some, and wonderfully nostalgic for others; it was truly enjoyed by all. The food and service were perfect. What a treat!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    A wonderful tea experience from the moment we arrived at Laurel Court. If you live in San Francisco or are visiting this fabulous city, an afternoon sipping a cup of tea at Laurel Court is a treat that you deserve!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No "Laurels" for Laurel Court
    MasakoVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My experience at Laurel Court was very disappointing. First of all the service was slow. We ordered fried calamari for an appetizer. It was chewy, and doughy in parts. I ordered fish tacos--it was all right, but I've tasted better. The tacos was too spicy for me due to the diced jalapeno peppers. My husband ordered the soup and salad combo. The onion soup was just OK. The caesar salad was wilted and not great. We shared a creme brulle for dessert which was most unpalatable. It was a free-formed "blob" which looked like a small tower of cookie dough. I've never seen anything like it! The brulee was cold, and was hard with the consistancy of ice cream. All in all, it was a very mediocre experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unexpected Pleasure
    Jabula
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We don't dine in the city very much, but decided to give it a try and bought the Travel Zoo coupon for four for dinner at the Laurel Court Restaurant at the Fairmont and were very pleasantly surprised by the food, service and general ambience of the restaurant. There was live piano music at a subtle distance so that it didn't interfere with conversation, but was a lovely background element. The menu was somewhat limited, but we were offered two newly added choices. We all agreed that the food was very good. The wine was also unexpectedly good and a decent pour too. The experience has inspired us to try it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    Nana
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Brought my granddaughter here to celebrate her birthday and she loved the entire experience (including doing an impromptu ballet in the lobby of the Fairmont!)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lousy Price Fix Menu
    LousyMenu
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We were no aware this is a price fix menu until we arrive and the host just hand us the only price fix menu. The menu is limited. Later we download the regular menu and found when we add up the price of each item on the menu, it approx. cost the same. No price break. They just jack up the price. That's the reason they do not give us the regular menu so we cannot compare.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • go for the place
    localdiner
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    not so much for the food. We were there for lunch, the Fairmont is a beautiful hotel, nice ambiance. Nothing special in the lunch menu...
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tea for two!
    NewbieFoodie
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    My girlfriends and I went to tea at the Fairmont, and let me just say... we felt fabulous! They host their tea from 1pm - 3pm on the weekends, and you're presented with a variety of tea options, as well as 3 tiers of cakes, scones, and sandwiches. This was a great way to spend a lovely afternoon with the ladies, and the comfortable booths mean you can really settle in for a solid vent sesh with the gals while enjoying a spot of tea and some treats. We're making it a monthly thing! Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Diappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    For the price tag and the fact that it's located inside the beautiful Fairmont hotel, I was expecting better. I was expecting pampering and impeccable service and it just wasn't the case. The food was meh. Again, expecting the quality to match the price....and it just didn't. The bruschetta was boring, not dressed well. The crabcakes were good but nothing special. I had the burger which was decent. I already forgot what my date had because it was so blah. All just subpar from what I expected.
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  • Wow!!
    Topchick
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The food --we had King salmon--cooked to perfection & the French onion & tomato sweet pepper soups were divine !! Live piano music added the romantic air for this special occasion !!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining Experience
    EatDrinkPray
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We had a wonderful experience with great service! I noted that we were celebrating our wedding anniversary when I booked through Open Table. We were surprise that they acknowledged it by serving us champagne and a special delicious dessert that said Happy Anniversary! The interior is quite magnificent and very picturesque!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    pukiVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I have brunch here before and had a great experience but this time around we all were disappointed with the brunch buffet. We arrived at 10:45am and the entire hot dishes were empty and customers were in line for a very long time until the food arrived (eggs benedict were cold)not up to the reputation of a Fairmont Hotel and especially for the price. When we approached the service staff they acknowledge with reservations and not efficiency.
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  • food ok, ambiance nice
    superjoel
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    For a $50 Filet, I was hoping it would taste better than something you got from Outback steakhouse. The music and setting were awesome. Very overpriced though.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luvdfood
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Overall, we enjoyed the dinner. Ambience and food are good. Service is a little bit slow. They surprise us with dessert treat to celebrate our anniversary
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mixed Feelings
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We were not seated promptly even though they were not busy. However, the service was very good once we were seated. We had a Travelzoo deal which was worth what we spent. The Travelzoo selection of food and wine was very good. The food was good. We had the clam appetizer which was very good and the onions soup and ceasar salad were also very good. The boullebase and the salmon were good. Don't know if I would return without a deal, however.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow, bland, and very expensive
    DougVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Steak rare with sunny side up eggs was my order. Steak well done with overcooked eggs is what I got when it finally came. Fresh orange juice tasted watered down. My wife's meal was just as bad and the confusing tab, which also had 18% tip prewritten, needed correction, which also took a while. I don't expect bargains on Nob Hill but this was a rip off and very disappointing for a Fairmont Hotel.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    Dskc
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The food was very good. I often find most seafoods are overdone but not here. The service is good but not exceptional. On the down side the menu choice is a bit limited. If we were to come back I could only find one that I would order.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 98th Birthday Luncheon
    Joan
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I brought my mom and her two friends for lunch to celebrate my mother's 98th bday. The food was very good...a nice variety of choices for lunch. The service was fabulous and made this birthday lunch very special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    foodlover
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The bruschetta and french onion soup were delicious. The french onion was a little rich with the cheese, but that is expected. The risotto was a little bland. My boyfriend got the cioppino and it was amazing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Elegant
    Laurie
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had delicious summer drinks at the bar and then a delicious, elegant tea service. The food was yummy and the servers were attentive without being intrusive. A wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SF2103VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Absolutely wonderful service. Will come back again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Looking4T
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Had afternoon tea. Had hoped for something special given the local. Tea was served in small metal teapots; had to request extra sandwich serving although they did provide one extra of each option. We were a party of 3. Price was $39 and I expected more elegance. Hot water was added to existing tea leaves for 2nd & 3rd teapot refill making it very weak. Most disappointing. Scones were good. Again only 2 a piece, and barely mouthful size. Desserts were ok.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Menu Not As Advertised
    MzGerry
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Although the food was very good, the selections available did not reflect the selections on the online menu that was available on the LC web site.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I expected a good brunch and to my dismay. The service is poor , inattentive waiter.
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  • Mother's day brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was pretty bad when you had to pay $60.00 per person in such high end hotel. The services was bad.
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  • Tea at the Fairmont
    tea4four
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Still all you want it to be, and then some. Delicious savories, sweets and service.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Upset
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Advised had reservation,host did not verify. Restaurant was not crowded. Seated us next to column. Asked to be moved. Then seated us next to stairway. Wife accepted seating location, I advised wife I was not happy with location, gave into wife. Host then seated later guests in center of restaurant or better seats. Felt slighted with seating location.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful brunch
    Grendel
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed a delicious brunch (Crab Benny and Mission Tacos) to start a day of anniversary festivities. We love the "old San Francisco" feel of the Fairmont and often bring visiting friends to the Tonga Room. We had never eaten at the Laurel Court but were quite pleasantly surprised. Service was solid but not amazing. Food was outstanding. Ambience was lovely. The buffet looked very good too.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old Elegance -If Not a Bit Dated
    travlinLAVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Not a complaint....just not my style....old time elegance is OK, but I prefer the more updated "old" like the Stanford Court across the street.
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  • Travel Zoo Special Dinner
    Budd
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    This was the second time we had dinner at The Laurel Court at the San Francisco Fairmont in the last four months.. Both times were for very special occasions and we enjoyed the ambience of the Laurel Court. This Monday night (after Easter) seemed to be a slow night. Our waiter was excellent and very personable and took special care of us. The French Onion soup was the best and the Manila camps were tasty. Entree was the New York Steak and it was cooked properly.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.