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The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San Francisco
The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San Francisco

The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San Francisco Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/info/restaurant.jhtml?rest=200010
  • 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
******While we are open, the restaurant will be under enhancements in stages from July 28 through August 4, 2014*****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
  • "Food very good, service excellent, ambience out of this world, but very, very expensive....good only for a special occasion, but only on an expense account"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food is always wonderful and service excellent --- what a special, oh my VERY special place!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Beautiful, elegant room with a great view of downtown SF. The high tea is one of the bests I've had and comparably priced. This was the first time I've had lunch there and it was delicious. I don't usually order alcoholic beverages at lunch, but the selection was tempting and the atmosphere compelled me to order the Bellini brunch cocktail! Perfect place for lunch/tea with the ladies or mother-daughter time. Lunch is pricey, but you get beautiful views, ambience, and lovely service. My only complaint is that we were seated too close to another table, which happened to be near a couple most likely on a first date, where the woman never took a breath from talking. I suppose it was somewhat entertaining, but mostly distracting."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "best location in town.food is above average. service is flawless and the view of union square is fantastic. a perfect place to take your out of town visitors."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "A great place to take tourists--fantastic view, great service and sometimes a fashion show!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I have been coming to the Rotunda for years. LOVE IT. We went for my birthday. We had to change "booths" since the one they sat us at was stained with food, the sides were ripped and the stuffing from the seats was coming out. HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN? I then went back the following week and sat at another "filthy" booth and the water that was served had an eyelash floating in it. SAD TO SEE SUCH A LEGEND GO DOWN!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "My first time there. The best thing was that they allowed us to sit for a couple of hours. However - way way overpriced for the food served. I suspect they are riding on a well-established reputation. Mimosa and lobster egg rolls delicious. "Amuse bouche" was chicken broth that could have come from a can - ?? Famous popover was tasty and light but strawberry butter served with it was ice cold and difficult to spread. Chicken salad was no better than what I make at home. Dessert good. Not a $63 lunch in its quality."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "My group and I enjoyed Tea Time, it was outstanding and the view was to die for. The Routunda is a beautiful place to dine or have tea."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We enjoyed our lunch, but the service was clearly designed to speed us through. We were seated exactly at our reservation time. The traditional tiny cup of soup and popovers were served, and our lunch order was taken. Seven minutes after we were seated, our entrees were brought to the table. The waiter seemed surprised when he finally brought our drinks ten minutes later. I would have preferred our drinks to arrive promptly and a slightly more genteel pacing on the food service."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The server was very kind an patient. I was served immediately and given a window table as requested overlooking union square."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We had the Ahi Tuna salad, pasta and chocolate mousse. Ahi tuna was fresh but the salad was tasteless and so was the oil based pasta. The chocolate mousse was great. I'd definitely recommend it."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We so enjoyed our lunch! The scenry, wonderful waitress and the food was just wonderful. Loved the popovers, strawberry butter and broth to start, healthy salads and chocolate moose was super! From start to finish...it was perfect!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Wonderful to visit here. Beautiful views. Excellent food and service which Neiman Marcus is known for; appreciate the consistency of this store's restaurant across California."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Special treat, comfortable dine alone too:) great view, lovely atmosphere, nice cocktail."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The location and ambiance was very good. Service was very good. The food was also good, just a bit overpriced."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "If your shopping downtown at Union Square and are loooking for a elegant and great eatery for lunch this is the place!!! The food, service, and ambience are perfect! Definitely a five star dining experience you can't miss!!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Always dine at The Rotunda when I'm in San Francisco. Love the ambiance. Highly recommend"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "From the moment that you arrive to the Host Station until you complete your meal....the attention to detail, service and the food continues to be excellent. The bus person was also exceptional - and because the waiter was busy, he really made it all run smoothly.....Thank you, thank you!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Family and friends always enjoy the spectacular venue of Neiman Marcus' Rotunda. The overhead stained glass ceiling and gold-guilt columns are apparently part of the original building. The food is delicious--wonderful menu, well presented and served. The complimentary chicken broth and hot popover are part of the gracious dining experience. With dozens of visits, I have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Recently had this sandwich on their special menu. It was served with a small bowl of roasted tomato soup. And it was really, really good. Somehow had room for pineapple upside down cake for dessert, also yummy. Our server, Ralph, was delightful."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Stunning view over Union Square, beautiful glass, excellent staff and delicious food! It was a spectacular day out!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The Rotunda is a ladies-who-lunch place with the requisite characters - including a house model or two doing a fashion walk-around - but without the attitude. The service is consistent - professional and efficient but warm. The food stands up to the elegant ambience and the view to Union Square, and the consomme and pop-overs with strawberry butter are worth the visit."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Going to the Rotunda at Neiman Marcus brings me back to the grand old days when my mom would dress me up with a pink matching hat and coat and white gloves to go downtown to shop and have lunch at the Emporium's or Blum's next to Macy's. I took my daughter this time and she had a delicious lobster sandwich topped with a few potato chips. I had perfectly seared chunks of tuna seafood salad topped with seaweed. We both loved the chicken consomme and popovers. Talk about nostalgia, they offered a pineapple upside down cake for dessert...how great was that? And a nice model was walking around the dining area showing off designer gowns...was a great lunch place."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great for celebration afternoon tea. Beautifully presented. Great sandwiches. Not the best tasting sweets. I would go again for tea and the lunch menu looked good."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Food, service and ambience are always on point. The historical rotunda itself a proud piece of SF's architectural history."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Not sure why my username is "unhappycustomer"???!??"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Jay and Jan are the best servers. Food is excellent - seasonal and many choices on the menu."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I love everything about the Rotunda . It is my favorite place for lunch in San Francisco."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I have been here for 3 times. I would say this place is romantic with the ambience/beautiful dome. Servers were very friendly and patient. They have special rooms for big party, but these rooms do not see the dome and look all plain. I was surprised to see a lazy susan on the table when I had a big party one time in one of the rooms, which reminded me of a dim sum place. Oh one note: From my last visit (with a reservation made on Opentable), the receptionists were not very friendly... I felt unwelcome.. which ruined my bday tea time with my friends.. I dun think I will come back again, with this price for high tea (server was nice tho)"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Enjoyed drinks and lunch with our shopping experience. To see! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I love this place! It's elegant, old-school San Francisco, just on the verge of being a blue-haired crowd joint, but not quite. Classics like the crab louie club sandwich give it a little Mad-Men kitch. Great view of Union Square."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had new client meeting. The was the perfect spot. Great ambiance, great food, excellent location & great veiw. The Crab & Shrimp salad was fabulous."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food and service are usually excellent once you get past the pretentious, no eye contact greeters. On my last visit there I made a 3:30 reservation for tea. The website says that they offer tea until 4. I arrived at 3:29 on the dot only to see a sign at reception for the full restaurant that said they would be closing at 3:30 for a private event. I explained that I had made an OpenTable reservation for 3:30. They talked down to me as if I were a child and slowly repeated that the restaurant would be closing and that they would seat me but I would have to order for my guest who had not arrived (at 3:30, the time of our reservation but half an hour before the advertised closing time). The flock of greeters was really rude. We got our tea."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Took a friend for her birthday lunch at the Rotunda. Hadn't been there in awhile and found it much better than before. Food was absolutely fresh and delicious! We each had the Crab and Shrimp Louis. Portions were quite plentiful and we felt totally worth the price."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Excellent service and food. Scenic view depends on where you are seated. Ask for a window table. Great place for lunch downrtown San Francisco. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Love the appetizers, warm broth & bread & butter....every bite tasted good."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "This is my second time at the Rotunda. The food and service were excellent the first time we were there. That is why we decided to come back. However, this time the experience is different. The bread from sandwiches were a bit dry and the desserts did not look nor taste fresh. Our server kept spilling tea over the table as she pull the tea for us. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "As always ,we are welcomed with attentive friendly service .great menu, outstanding food choices and execution. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This is a destination for those who like throw back old days dining. Food and service was excellent. Views and unique rotunda are special. However the carpet and furnishings are worn and need a real cleaning."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I was on a business lunch until our order arrived and my crab louie had a hair. Seemed like they just removed it in the kitchen and delivered back to me. The crab was almost spoiled and ended up just eating 2 pop-overs and the some lettuce on my plate. I always order the same thing for years now. The least they could do was take it off my bill, but did not. VERY DISSAPPOINTED."
    Dined on 5/27/2014