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The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San Francisco
The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San Francisco
  • Address:
    150 Stockton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108
    Downtown / Union Square
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San Francisco Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/info/restaurant.jhtml?rest=200010
  • Email: andrew_generalao@neimanmarcus.com
  • Phone: (415) 249-2720
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Friday - Saturday 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Afternoon Tea 2:30pm - 4:00pm Sunday - Thursday

    Afternoon Tea 2:30pm - 5:00pm Friday - Saturday

  • Payment Options: AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: Barney Brown
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Rotunda specializes in evening events including wedding receptions, corporate and convention dinners, cocktail parties, rehearsal dinners and holiday parties. Holiday parties are especially beautiful with the four story Neiman Marcus Holiday Tree rising up through the restaurant. The floor to ceiling windows offer guests an intimate bird's eye view of Union Square.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Geary Street
  • Public Transit:
    - Powell Street BART station.

    - #30 Stockton Bus (Stockton/Geary stop going south, Kearney/Geary stop going north).

    - #38 Geary Bus (Stockton/O'Farrell stop going east, Geary/Stockton stop going west).
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Choose from 3 conveniently located garages.

    - Union Square Garage

    - Ellis-O'Farrell Garage

    - Sutter-Stockton Garage
A word from The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San Francisco
We invite you to take part in a time honored San Francisco tradition and lunch at the Rotunda at Neiman Marcus. This spectacular restaurant sits underneath a stunning glass dome constructed of more than 2500 pieces of colored glass. The room curves around a central atrium four stories above the entrance. Be sure to request a cozy private booth or a window seat overlooking historic Union Square. Indulge in a glass of bubbles while noshing on our signature Lobster Club or savor delicate sweets and tea sandwiches with our Afternoon Tea.Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Loved the service and atmosphere. Neiman Marcus trademark dishes did not disappoint. We'll be back again soon!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I ordered the Asian Chicken Salad. There was very little chicken, it was plain, boring and overpriced. The atmosphere of the Rotunda is lovely, especially if you get a window seat, but that is the main draw. Do not go here for the food."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We try the afternoon tea was very good but the pries was high 75 for 2"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "A great way to gear up for a matinee. Elegant dining in superb surroundings. Very good food, and a very attentive staff."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The place was beautiful, the view was fantastic. The food was poor. My little sandwiches had hard bread edges. It was obvious that these were not freshly made. And they were not tasty. The tray looked nice at first glance, but at a close look, the sandwiches are not uniformly made, just slapped on together, no attention to detail. Tea time is all about the experience and taking time off to relax and talk with friends and enjoy tea and cute little favors. The Rotunda tea time food quality is poor at best. I guess you are paying for the ambience and the view of Union Square. Too bad because I love going to tea time and this a really nice spot, but I would never go back and would never recommend the Rotunda for tea time."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Such a treat to myself and friends whenever I feel like I need a bit of spoiling."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "All the food was amazing the staff was wonderful!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "As usual the Rotunda was spectacular, fabulous service, food and atmosphere! A wonderful experience for all."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We had a front view seat and wonderful service with great food. That's all I need for a special occasion."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "always a great ladies lunch spot, however, I was served the wrong entrée and then no one apologized! My friend waited with her entrée until mine arrived. It was delicious but again, no one was too apologetic!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We were greeted warmly and tried their best to get us the best seats we requested. The servers are very attentive to our needs. The bread they served was just great. A soft brioche, warm, buttery and puffy inside. Heavenly! Top it with their special strawberry flavored butter. Good selection of fine tea. Not the usual variety and blend. Had the Summer Thyme Lemonita. very refreshing. I had the Black Cod which was very favorful in a simple broth of fish, mushroom and bokchoy. Excellent fusion. The sandwiches were also tasty and the signature salad was ok but presented with such class. Very good experience. Pricey but as they get , you get what you pay for. Dollar well spent, remarkable experience and definitely must come back."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "As always Outstanding Food / Service Ambience and Great Energy. Plus the views are incredible. My out of town guests were very very appreciative of our time there. However, I thought having to wait an extra 1/2 from our reservation time was a little disappointing. I hope this will be corrected for my next reservation in mid-April, when I will be bring my mom; my cousin and her daughter."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Amazing popovers!! We are from southern California and came to SF to celebrate our daughter's Sweet Sixteen. A great venue!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The atmosphere is great-what a beautiful location! However,the prices were way too high. I ended up paying over $80 for a glass of wine and two sandwiches... I would not go back. There are too many other wonderful SF locations with more reasonable prices."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "It was just perfect! It's not only beautiful, with glass "City of Paris" dome and Union Square view, but the wait staff were all wonderful, friendly, helpful. We felt so comfortable. It was such a pleasure to be treated like we were welcomed guests in a friends home. Lots of smiles. The food was also excellent with an "amuse", pop-overs and main entree. It was a wonderful "experience". We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Reservation recommended. Afternoon tea, it starts at 2:30pm. If you'd like to sit near the window overlooking Union Square, you should mention that at the time of reservation. We liked complementary consommé and a cheese puff, as well as a pop-over that came with lunch. I ordered grilled asparagus open sandwich and it was delicious! Service was good, except we can tell that they preferred us to go sooner rather than taking our time (we took our time anyways :p)."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "afternoon tea starts at 2:30 and we were about an hour early for it but had some things from the main menu and they were delicious. our server remembered our request for staying for afternoon tea and was on top of everything. she even suggested more sweets than savory since we already had something from the main menu. it was awesome food and service."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Have had the pleasure of eating at The Rotunda many times and love it every time I am there. I have only gone for lunch, but I can't imagine it being any less perfect for brunch etc. The people who work there are lovely, the menu selection allows for any kind of eater, taste buds and dietary restrictions. The Rotunda is bright and airy and althought you are at Neiman's it is not stuffy or too formal. The popovers they serve as you are seated are literally to die for! Had the grilled shrimp salad this last time and the Asian chicken salad the time before that. We shared the cheese tray (amazing with honey comb and quince and marcona almonds!)."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Yes there are many other new restaurants but I really love the consistency of a great lunch at Rotunda when I'm up in SF for meetings or shopping. Get a reservation well in advance and you won't be sorry."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Lots of energy and lots of fashion here. Great for lunch."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We went for Lunch on a Sunday afternoon. Long line, but we had reservations and were seated immediately. Excellent service. Wonderful popover and about the best cocktail I have ever had. (Rum punch martini with blood oranges?) We each had a bowl of Lobster bisque and split the crab and shrimp salad. I would return and order the same thing again it was so good. Excellent espresso. We will return when shopping in Nob Hill."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We book this event online a month ago. Requested a window seat, there were 5 empty window tables available at the check in time. The host was unaccountable, can not even accommodate the guest, with the emotionless face, this young man said no. We also saw a couple complaint the same situation and got their window table. Later, the lady manager came over and apologized for the unpleasant experience. NM should hire a more friendly, experience customer service with great personality. Food and ambiance were great but would be exceptional if the host treat us better."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We have enjoyed high tea and lunch. Good food, sometimes service can be a little absent minded. Overall a fun place to grab a bite and a drink, relax & people watch."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Absolutely delightful! A friend and I spent a wonderful relaxing afternoon sipping tea and people watching. We went with the selection that included a glass of Shramsberg. The warm popover with strawberry butter was a nice treat that all guests are given, it was perfect with the bubbly. The sweet and savory pastries were presented and explained along with our tea. Service was outstanding, our tea pots and water glasses refilled without ever having to ask. We were checked upon quite regularly as well by the most friendy waitstaff. Our experience was truly pleasureable."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "A great place for lunch or brunch. The menu seemed to lean on the lean side. I dont often eat salad, but I enjoyed it. Lovely view and spectacular ceiling. Good location, but hard to find the door in."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Popovers, strawberry butter --always great! N-M chicken salad too!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Each and every time we have tea in the Rotunda we have requested a window seat. Each time we arrive we are seated exactly where we requested! My son brought his girlfriend there for her 21st birthday and they even brought her a special cookie with a candle on it. This is the best place to celebrate a quiet, intimate, scenic meal! Thank you!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "A long time favorite to enjoy with favorite friends. Always leave with a smile."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The best things going for this restaurant is its location, view of Union Square, and eating their pop-overs! Although other reviewers have given this restaurant rave reviews, I just don't get it - it's not all that!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Table was not ready when we arrived for our specified time on the reservation, but the staff accommodated and gave us a perfect window table as requested. Great menu, can find something easily. Salads are very good as are the entrees. Coffee is very good too. Nice place for lunch with view of Union Square. Nice natural lighting. Quiet, can easily have a conversation. Nice place to have a lunch meeting or just to meet a friend. Great place for tourists or locals."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I love this beautiful restaurant! Service and food are always amazing. Love the Lobster Club and afternoon tea."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The atmosphere is elegant and the view is so San Francisco! Our meal was delicious. I had an excellent chicken milanese and my friend had a delicious portobello sandwich. The service was superb. I highly recommend this restaurant for a luxurious and special luncheon or dinner."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Posh little spot for high tea or lunch with some society ladies, if you know what I mean. After we sat down, we were given complimentary appetizers, which made us feel appreciated! It's a good place to catch up with a friend because you can really talk and the service is good."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Took a friend for her birthday, we had a lovely time, the presentation was outstanding, marvelous service. Have been going to the Rotunda since it opened. Delia Crawford"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "There was a very long wait, but luckily we had a reservation, which was easy to make on Open Table =) The hostesses were very friendly and accommodated our preferences. The server was nice, food was pretty good. The lovely bread was a little under cooked inside and we are not fans of the strawberry butter. It was a little loud for my taste, but otherwise it was a pleasant lunch before heading out to the shops."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I requested a seat with a great view but we were seated next to a pole with a limited view, despite other options being available. We had a 1:45 p.m. appt. No prior information was given letting us know that tea service could not begin until later in the afternoon. As we attempted to sort out whether or not we would stay for lunch plus tea with a member of staff, the Manager cut across our conversation without asking for an excuse and handed the staff member menus to seat someone else. The Rotunda is so beautiful. Offer a higher quality of tea, with nice Porcelain or China ware. Improve the quality of sweets that are offered with the tea to something that reflects the best available in San Francisco."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My favorite for lunch with a friend, or members of my family. Lobster club or lobster roll ,each is fresh, appetizing and delicious, as is everything on menu. A delightful experience,with outstanding service."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Raphael was our server and he was excellent and out maitre d' very cordial. The food was great, we enjoyed the delicious warm seafood salad and lobster club, and so was the champagne service. It's always a treat to dine here."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I have had lunch here several times, service and ambience are always nice. I specifically picked Rotunda because it was my friend's birthday and I made note of that in our Reservation, not only was it his birthday, it was mine and we were both celebrating. We were not even wished a happy birthday. AND there was a birthday gift bag which should have been a big hint that we were there to celebrate something. Most servers would at least acknowledge and double check on the reservation if there was any special note about a birthday (if they saw a birthday bag). I expected more. Really disappointing as I wanted my guest to know that I took him there to celebrate."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "It's a great place to celebrate special occasions with your girlfriends! We do our annual holiday lunch every year here! The popovers with strawberry butter and the consume are the absolute best!!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014