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The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San Francisco

4.7
4.7
5076 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

The Rotunda serves afternoon tea seven days a week beginning at 2:30 p.m.


Let THE ROTUNDA® host your next Baby or Bridal Shower. We pride ourselves on creating the perfect menu and ambience for your event in our chic and inviting atmosphere. Pamper the glowing bride- or mother-to-be in your life with the shower of her dreams or a lavish luncheon.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 96 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 249-2720

  • Payment options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Erik Harrelson

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    The Rotunda can accommodate up to 160 seated guests with a dance floor, 200 seated and 225 standing for evening events. There is a private elevator on Geary Street that takes guests directly to the restaurant after the store is closed.

  • Private party contact

    Linda Stiles: (415) 249-2720

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Union Square

  • Cross street

    Geary Street

  • Parking details

    Choose from 3 conveniently located garages. - Union Square Garage - Ellis-O'Farrell Garage - Sutter-Stockton Garage

  • 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).

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    $54.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    AFTERNOON TEA SERVED DAILY BEGINNING AT 2:30 P.M. MENU In order to accommodate dietary restrictions, we kindly ask that guests who require a special variation of Afternoon Tea call to notify our reservation team 24 hours in advance of their visit. Our afternoon tea menu consists of finger sandwiches, pastries & jams, and petite sweets. Served with your choice of D A M M A N N F R È R E S freshly brewed teas $54/per person Tea Service Royale: accompanied by a glass of Royale Henriot Brut $73/per person $18 for Children, 6 to 12 years old 20% Service charge will be applied to the final bill

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What 5,076 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco

    Contemporary American

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  1. YE

    YollaE

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Amazing service by Travis!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time celebrating our anniversary here! We will be back
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was such a pleasant experience as always. The lobster bisque and truffle fries remain a standout!
  4. UN

    UyenN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    The food was very good but we received poor service from our waitress.
  5. TF

    TFF8888

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!
  6. SG

    SonomaGal

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Classy, nice and convenient venue. Stained glass ceiling is beautiful. Food mediocre. Can't compare to NYC or London high tea. Service was not attentive. There's really no where else to go for High Tea in San Francisco, so we ended up here. We spent about $120 for two people. Checked if off my list and will not be returning.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our table had the best view!
  8. V

    Virginia

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    As shared … ambiance and server, Elian, outstanding. Food not as good as in the past. Need to upgrade your choice of NM Chardonnay.
  9. A

    Aizy

    Omaha

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always love it here and make a point to dine here or have tea whenever we are in town. Excellent service and food- a winning combination!
  10. s

    skelley

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    The food was awful. My last time dining there. Never again.
  11. a

    afk1234

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Service very sluggish, but the food was amazing (had the tea service)
  12. MP

    MPFZ

    San Francisco

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    NM never fails to delight our out of town guests.
  13. DK

    DKdiner

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We decided on the Rotunda for lunch because we love the popovers… but the overall lunch was not as good as it used to be. Reservation at 1:30 arrived on time and had to wait 20 minutes to be seated. Meanwhile a customer with a 2:00 pm reservation was seated at 1:30?! We did get a table at the window so ok that makes up for the wait. First waiter brought the consommé which is nice and said popovers would be out soon. When he came back we ordered drinks and an appetizer. We had the burrata which was fine. Not enough bread to finish the dish. Then we had a change in waiter and placed our food order. Burger and Pasta…. We’ve now had our appetizer and still no popovers. Then our entrees came. The pasta was good but the burger was 2 thin patties similar to a fast food place. I was expecting a regular size restaurant burger but it really tasted and looked like fast food. Fries were good. At this point I told the busser that we were still waiting on the popovers. He said he would bring them. As we almost finished our entree the waiter came to ask about our meal and I told her that we never received the popovers after already asking for them. Shortly after they finally arrived as we finished our entree. The table next to us had to ask for their’s as well after they finished their appetizer. Lack of attention for The Rotunda on their most famous item.
  14. IL

    ILoveToEat

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place for brunch!
  15. D

    Diann

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I met to celebrate our birthdays at The Rotunda, and it was wonderful. The service is attentive but not obtrusive. They left us to linger over our lunch, and we took full advantage of the time to catch up and enjoy ourselves. The ambience is festive, and the food delicious. Highly recommend the truffle fries. We shared a caesar salad and grilled salmon entree, and they treated us to dessert. Such a fun afternoon. We look forward to coming back.
  16. K

    Kattya

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A true San Francisco experience
  17. FC

    FogCityDweller

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We ordered the crab and shrimp Louie - minus the shrimp. It was delicious! Very generous portion of crab.
  18. SF

    SFSusan

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Always a great lunch spot for business or pleasure. Love the popover tradition and the food is always wonderful. Service is great and there isn't a bad table in the house. What's not to like!?
  19. I

    Inveterate

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Food is just ok. Except for the popovers, which are so delicious. Ambiance and service are both great.
  20. YT

    YummyTummy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Dahn was gracious and welcoming. The pace was relaxed and our food was delicious. Thank you for a lovely tea with my daughters.
  21. RW

    RodW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Best lunch spot in Union Square. Perfect to go before or after shopping
  22. GA

    GabyA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    I made a reservation on Open Table for afternoon tea. When we arrived, we were informed tea service was starting at 2:30 pm. Why did OpenTable allow me to book afternoon tea at a time that tea service was not occurring? Open Table needs to fix its system so reservations for tea service are made at correct time.
  23. M

    Michelle

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Server got order very wrong when I could not have been more clear. I had no additional time to wait for him then her- as she was on break initially - to re-do. Disappointment indeed.
  24. S

    Scotchmo

    San Francisco

    190 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    190 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Sadly, this once iconic landmark of Union Square has lots its touch. Drinks are overpriced and no longer tasty just alcohol forward. Burrata and caponata was soggy, overly sweet, light on bread, and not fresh. Prawns with cocktail sauce … the sauce was so hot with horseradish it was inedible and had to be relaxed. Only the lobster bisque remains at standard. Even asking for more blini for the caviar was an exercise in futility lasting 15 mins for +4 pieces. So disappointing. A 2 decades long fan is now looking elsewhere from this once favorite show off spot.
  25. c

    chocolate

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A friend and I enjoyed afternoon tea. No occasion. From the front desk, to our interactions with three servers and especially with Pam, the server assigned to us, everything, the location of our table by the window, the fabulous consommé, popovers, savories and desserts, our choices of tea were fantastic. It was pricey, but I forget that costs have all arisen. I should write that a tea in the rotunda becomes a special occasion to be remembered.
  26. EB

    EllenB

    Kansas City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Server was excellent, efficient and friendly. Food was very good. Menu was varied and had a lot of selections that were desirable. Overall loved it!!
  27. CC

    CarolineC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent Service, ambience great, Food was good, Loved the consomme
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday and delayed holiday lunch.
  29. DR

    DeniseR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family had a wonderful lunch at the Rotunda. The consomme and delicious popovers with strawberry butter are so special.The service by Dahn was outstanding. The atmosphere with the beautiful glass ceiling and view out to Union Square was wonderful. It is very pricey, but it's a once-a-year special experience for us. f
  30. DO

    DonnaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    This is an iconic San Francisco “Ladies who lunch” restaurant. It is beautiful with absolute top food and drinks. The service can be a bit slow but overall it is part of the lunching experience. It has the view, the ambience the food, do not miss this!
  31. r

    reuter4food

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Portions have become incredibly small for the cost..
  32. n

    nicknows

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter at the bar two top was amazing! We love the Rotunda and make reservations for the 1st of Jan every year!
  33. M

    Molly

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Rotunda is a perfect place for celebrations. It's elegant, perfectly located, a beautiful space, and most of all the service is superb.
  34. MG

    MallyGN

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter (Raphael) was fantastic. Super helpful and positive.
  35. KT

    KatareneT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The quality of food and service has declined and was disappointed I took my family there. The table was too small for 6 ppl and the waiters were very sloppy during service.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My daughter and I had our holiday tea December 30. The seafood tower was good. The crab sandwich was way overpriced for what we got. The drinks were the best part of the meal. I had the gingerbread espresso martini and sangria which came in holiday light cup. The ambiance was great of course.
  37. S

    Sharon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful tea service, terrific view and beautiful setting.
  38. R

    Rach

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's always fun enjoying a meal or drink at The Rotunda around the holidays. The atmosphere and decorations are beautiful and there's a great energy. It was really busy when I showed up for a 2:30 pm lunch but my party was seated immediately. The daily oysters were really fresh and flavorful, and the salmon main was good (it would've been great with a bit of heat... it needed just a bit more flavor)
  39. LD

    LisaD

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! From the delicious food, to the wonderful service and white-tablecloth ambiance, The Rotunda is like something from another era… really lovely!
  40. JR

    JulieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure with best of wait staff, delicacies and ambiance.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San Francisco is rated 4.7 stars by 5076 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 96 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San Francisco

150 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Geary Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Union Square

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Choose from 3 conveniently located garages. - Union Square Garage - Ellis-O'Farrell Garage - Sutter-Stockton Garage

  • 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).

  • Payment options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Erik Harrelson

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 249-2720

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    The Rotunda can accommodate up to 160 seated guests with a dance floor, 200 seated and 225 standing for evening events. There is a private elevator on Geary Street that takes guests directly to the restaurant after the store is closed.

  • Private party contact

    Linda Stiles: (415) 249-2720

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