Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar - Fairmont San Francisco
Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar showcases seasonal, California Coastal inspired menus that are authentically local, traditional and innovative. Our Executive Chef Michael Quigley has partnered with local farmers for the freshest, organic produce and free range poultry and eggs, with ranchers for natural and dry-aged beef, and with Monterey’s Seafood Watch for purchasing from sustainable sources.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
I went there for a girls weekend brunch. It was pretty empty. The service was beyond awful. The waiter had no service experience and he was pretty absent the whole time. The menu was beyond basic and the food tasted as if you had ordered from a cheap diner. Waiter had no knowledge of champagne. Kept suggesting Prosecco even though we kept asking for a nice dry champagne. It certainly didn’t have that special Fairmont feel where you feel like you just had a special experience like it used to be. I’m assuming this is because of covid and the staff is just really inexperienced and not up to the Fairmont standard.
Celebrating start of new year, so special. Food and service was fantastic!
Not worth what we paid for way over priced for the holiday tea. It was $150 per person and nothing special. Maybe would have paid $25 per person for it at most.
Tea Service on January 1st was first class. The attention to details were everywhere: the chocolate bomb for the kids, the elves who made magic and, of course, the little sandwiches and champagne for the adults. It was expensive but worth it. My nieces and I had a wonderful time.
Was really disappointed for the price. The teapots and silverware were really cheap and the quality of items for 200 a person with a 20% autograt? Also, very small selection of very boring teas. Nothing special.
This high tea should have been 100 max for what you got.
What a disappointment! It was New Year's Eve and we expected some good food. After all it was the Fairmont Hotel. The room was nicely decorated and the service was outstanding. The price was extremely high, but it was New Years. But the food was ridiculous. There were small plates all tasteless and everything was COLD. Even when we sent the meat back because it was cold it came back barely at room temperature. We will not be going back there for special occasions.
The food was delicious but a bit cold. We enjoyed the New Years Eve menu. We didn't finish our meal because the lady sitting next to us was very very sick sneezing and coughing and going through a lot of Kleenex and blowing her nose. So we asked our server to box our food so we could leave :-(
NYE dinner so this will be different. The experience was wonderful and magical with all the decorations. The dinner was family style and was already picked out for you. The food was a lot but very delicious. The wait staff were attentive and cleared plates immediately. Overall a lovely NYE dinner.
Very arrogant server in Fairmont, they used finger point at you when checking vaccination card. I expect I could have a relaxed afternoon, but ‘Peter pan’ always came with annoyed sounds, especially the fierce sound when rotate balloon. After 90mins, they forced you to leave because they need to sever next tables. Durning the tea, they gave me wrong tea and bill, pretty bad experience.
Sandwiches were delicious
Service was great
Enjoyed the Holiday Afternoon Tea!
Booking for afternoon tea on New Years Eve at over $200 per person should be a memorable experience. I have had high tea at the Savoy, Claridges and other high end hotels that leave you with a experience you never forget. This was not one of them. I wanted to support local businesses during Covid but felt I was totally taken advantage of for something that should have been 1/3 of the cost.
The food was very good but the ambience was not. Was not up to what a Fairmont restaurant should be.
Came here for the Christmas holiday afternoon tea. I thought for $149/person (not including tax + gratuity) that it would be an amazing experience, like the other Fairmont high teas that I’ve experienced. Needless to say that this was quite a disappointment. Not only did they skimp in the food (2 little scones, 5 sandwiches the size of a quarter slice of bread each, 3 mini desserts + 2 pieces of candy), they didn’t use appropriate tea china, nor did the ambience feel quaint or even festive for the holidays. Definitely not worth the price - this was more like a $49/person tea. You’re better off spending the $$ on a night’s stay at the hotel.
We had a lovely time, great service, and the piano playing was beautiful! There isn't much in the way of sandwiches. I realize they are tea sandwiches but tea sandwiches can also provide more than a piece of cucumber and a radish.
Excellent server and lovely ambiance
The Tea was not worth the price. Stale sandwiches and stale desserts. We had to try to flag down a waiter to get a refill of hot water. When actually a fresh pot of tea should have been brought. No service utensils were provided. The cheap “china” dish ware and tea pot was stained and chipped. Five hundred dollars wasted. Only bright spot was the young lady magician. She was great.
Very pricey for mediocre food at best. Service was slow and inattentive. Very disappointing
The holiday tea was very expensive for the food which was served. The sandwiches were basic and plain: simple egg salad, cucumber sandwiches and tuna. I was expecting more of a holiday design to the sandwiches and desserts but everything was ordinary rather than themed - a missed opportunity. The highlight was the entertainment and atmosphere with the live piano player and the elves doing tricks. The lowlights were the food and the value
I spent $400 for my wife and I and we had togo somewhere and eat after. She said the $29 tea at Love Joy was better. I am still trying to figure out what I paid for.
The two "elves" who performed magic tricks (Brie) and made balloon animals made the holiday tea very special for the children! They were kind and patient and funny and entertaining.
I reserved a table, arrived on time, and still had to wait for more than 30 minutes in a huge line.
And since the reservation is not cancelable, you’re basically trapped there. You either wait or lose $300.
The tea was a complete rip off. No refills on sandwiches when you are paying $150 per person is unacceptable. We left hungry and unhappy.
I brought my 8-year-old daughter and she loved it. The tea, champagne, and chocolates were delicious. We enjoyed the elf that did magic and the Balloon guy. Our waiter was very nice and friendly. Loved that we got to take home a nutcracker as a memory.
We were disappointed, we were looking forward for a nice day after Christmas dinner with family,very limited food choices and pretty pricey for the quality of food.
We had been gifted a Travel Zoo voucher for Christmas 2019 but then COVID hit and we were unable to go due to closures in SF. Luckily Travel Zoo extended their deadline to 12/30/21. We were looking forward to dine there the day after Christmas. The hotel and restaurant was beautiful, decorated for the holidays. The service was fantastic! Oscar was pleasant, attentive and checked on us regularly. The food was selection was limited and the pricing ridiculously high for what you get. $43 for a hanger steak that was tough. This restaurant was more like a glorified diner. Overall the food was not very good. We got the parking ticket validated and were expecting free 2 hour parking but when we got our car there was a $9 charge. Others were paying $30 parking validated parking, which the valets were saying was 50% off what they should’ve paid! Outrageous!!
A complete ripoff . Not worth the hype or the money you pay. Sandwiches were dry and cold. Desert were dry and cold too
Holiday tea at the Fairmont is a holiday treat my family looks forward to. When we saw how expensive it was this year, we were willing to treat ourselves, however, the tea was certainly not worth the price tag. The ambiance for holiday tea was lovely and the wait staff were attentive, but the food was not up to the standards we remembered.
Disgustingly over priced for 4 little sandwiches and tea. $200 a person
The menu was wrong- it said tuna… we received smoked salmon which I was allergic to
Christmas tea was amazing! The service is great and everyone was super attentive, especially considering that this is during covid when everyone is severely understaffed. Will definitevely come back.
Food was as good as expected for the price and my expectations for Fairmont
I took my family for Christmas dinner , no one even greeted us after we were sat down. The buffet was cold.. food had been sitting a while. Kids food was horrible and old. Good say all day.. how can you ruin a grilled cheese. Service was non existent . Totally disappointed!! Save your money !!
I had a party of 4 on Christmas Day 2018 . Oh my God. Todays visit was a shocker. Your portions compared to 2018 Christmas meal were terrible.
To quality of Turkey, Lamb were very poor. 2018 you had crab and sushi. This year none of that. Why would you change.
Bottom line, your chefs not very good compared to 2018. Service and even manger came over and offered us a complimentary glass of champagne and very excellent. Service excellent. Menu not very good. I will never come back again. Whom ever made the decision to cut back on the menu since this is first Christmas Meal since Covid 2019 and 2020 not good. Plus why you did not have a 1 page menu expressing what is on the menu plus complimentary coffee and water and even sodas. $ 8 for a bud beer. Are you kidding. I’m looking for a new Christmas restaurant in the city next year. Sorry. My cell is 707-655-1905. Musically Yours, Rex Bell
We has a wonderful Christmas dinner the food, service, atmosphere, the musical trio, it was wonderful.
We dined on Christmas at Laurel court. The servers were attentive and very nice. The food was good quality average Christmas fare. It was not the usual selection probably due to Covid. But it was nice to dine safely out in a place with a lot of Christmas cheer. We appreciated the fairmont hosting.
The only disappointment was champagne not being included. I want to support the fairmont we ve been going there on Christmas for years . We did miss the opulent room upstairs but surely understand the scale back. Wish we got a little more bang for the buck .
Foods were delicious and services were impeccable.
We went for the Christmas lunch buffet. Knowing it was Christmas and we’d be paying an absolute premium was fine and expected, what wasn’t was that the ‘hot’ buffet was cold the pork carvery was so dry you couldn’t even slice through it with the cutlery. A lot of what seemed to be managers walking around not doing much with the wait staff running around. Plates were stacking up on our table and water wasn’t being refilled. Overall lovely idea and surrounding just needs work done on the back end and the service.
Our waiter AJ was great. Very helpful.
The wing chairs are very hard to get in & out of & AJ was there every time to assist me. The combo musicians were fabulous, just perfect for background music.
They switched servers on us because some big shot couple showed up. We were seated first but our waiter left us and the other couple was serviced beverages before we even got water. Our new waiter was much nicer than the grumpy one that left us and never even explained to us that someone else would be with us. Food ok but not for the cost. Too bad.
Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar - Fairmont San Francisco offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 772-5000.
Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar - Fairmont San Francisco is rated 3.9 stars by 1364 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.