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The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San Francisco

4.7
4.7
4799 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
AFTERNOON TEA reservation are made through Opentable Experiences Only!
Afternoon Tea service Thursday - Saturday 3pm or 3:45pm; Sunday 2:30pm - 3pm.

THE ROTUNDA located in Neiman Marcus SAN FRANCISCO is open to safe, socially distanced, dine in seating, in accordance with local jurisdiction guidelines.

Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors.

Let THE ROTUNDA® host your next Baby or Bridal Shower. We have the perfect atmosphere and menu for you and your guests.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 85 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 THURSDAY–SATURDAY 3PM - 3:45PM; SUNDAY 2:30PM - 3PM MENU 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 The talented team at the Rotunda is dedicated to creating the world class Tea experience that we have become known. This includes catering to guests with common diets and allergens. In order to accommodate dietary restrictions, we kindly ask that guests who require a special variation of Afternoon Tea call to notify our reservations team 24 hours in advance of their visit.

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What 4,799 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco

    Great for Lunch

  • San Francisco

    Contemporary American

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  1. b

    brianh

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice late lunch
  2. n

    ncela

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    I have to say that after really looking forward to treating my friends to High Tea at The Rotunda, I was so disappointed. The venue is as handsome and appealing as ever, but the food and service have slipped, and this is not the special place it once was. I had specifically asked for a window table and indicated that we were celebrating a birthday, and none of that was seen or acknowledged. I had to insist on a window table, and there was no recognition of the birthdays, even though we had gifts and favors at the table. The server was missing in action and disinterested, and the food was ok, but nothing special, especially for the price. Very disappointing and I am not sure I will return. A loss, I have to say.
  3. M

    Mellen

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. The caviar service was impeccable and the staff very heloful
  4. SF

    SFNOrth

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Went for Royal Afternoon Tea to celebrate my father's 80th birthday. Had a window seat and it was beautiful. Unfortunately our wait staff was a bit clumsy. Our 3-tier tray came with scrumptious goodies but was just hurriedly left off on the table by our busser. Had to ask the server from the table next to us explain what the goodies were. Our server, Dahn, finally showed up with the champagne and proceeded to spill half a carafe of water on my dad and tipped over champagne and some milk that was on his tray in the process. NO APOLOGY!! Just a, "I don't usually do that" response from Dahn. Dahn brought us another round of champagne, which I guess was his apology. Food was good and being under the stained glass is beautiful. The food was very good but, IMHO, the space lacks elegance, perhaps it was Dahn's service that put a damper on it. Should at least go to experience it once, just be careful of Dahn.
  5. BM

    BusyMommy

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to head back to this wonderful place for a Anniversary lunch. It is always wonderful.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Best place for ladies who lunch!
  7. AK

    AmyK

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service from Dahn in this gorgeous space! The popovers and truffle fries are a real treat and the crab Louis salad was delightful!
  8. YE

    YollaE

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Warm welcome great ambiance and beautiful service.
  9. TL

    TiffinyL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    First, let me say that my rating is for the tea service ONLY. I've been for lunch a few times and the food was good. Re. high tea experience...The service was fantastic (our waiter Charlie was very attentive and friendly), the ambience was wonderful (can't beat the setting and beauty of the rotunda), the tea was fabulous (fragrant, flavorful and hot - so good!)...the food, not so much. Overall, the food was lackluster and was missing a bit of refinement in flavors. 3 out of the 4 pastries were nondescript in taste. The food highlights that I did enjoy were a curry chicken croissant and one of the sweet scones. Most of the other items were pretty mediocre for what was coined a "legendary tea experience" and we left a lot of half-eaten items behind. Would I still recommend a visit if you've never been? Absolutely. Regardless of my food opinion, it's still a unique and lovely setting that deserves a visit, and there were still a couple food items that I did enjoy. And the tea was great!
  10. SC

    SaidC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time. Good service. Will come back. Had the chicken. Very tasty
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is excellent! Thank you Rotunda
  12. D

    Disappointing

    Sacramento

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Beautiful setting. Food was average. I had the chicken salad and my husband had the 40$ crab Louie. Both were very average. I had a soda and they charged 5$ which was fine but a refill was another 5$ Ridiculous for this level restaurant. Waitress was very efficient but not very friendly.
  13. M

    Michelle

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Love love love the Rotunda!
  14. r

    rickvas

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice quite place for a Sunday brunch. Food was decent, but nothing to write home about. View from window seats were nice to look out over park (even though its under construction). Bloody Mary had a lot to be desired. Very watery.
  15. WB

    WendyB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Wonderful Food. It was a perfect afternoon tea experience with my mom.
  16. MM

    MMFoodie

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    I ordered the wine but never came. I even ask our server which he said “ok”. Nobody came to ask us for 10 mins after being seated. One of the worse experience I had out of many times I eat at Rotunda.
  17. JB

    JubilyB

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Art Deco inspired restaurant with delicious foods and reasonable price. It never disappoints in its food quality and service. The popover is always our favorite thing there. We always take our out-of-town guests there and we will score points with them.
  18. PO

    PaulO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Well, I have been going to the Rotunda at Nieman Marcus for about 25 years. It was always amazing especially the Lobster Club. It was a mandatory stop when in San Francisco. Unfortunately that is no more. I don't know if I will ever return. To start it off the server made an error on the drinks and two separate servers brought them out but since it was an error they gave us the second round, no big deal until it comes up again later. Most importantly, they have ruined the Lobster Club. I haven't been there since the pandemic hit over two years ago and the server said there was a new chef. Well fire the chef because he ruined a classic. I understand the desire to put his/her fingerprints on the menu but don't ruin a classic. First they changed the bread from the buttery soft tasty bread that they had before to a regular toasted white bread. Second they added some spices to the lobster that ruined it. For me it was so bad I didn't finish and asked the server to take it away mostly uneaten. It's lobster, that's all you need so don't ruin it with some weird spices. Lastly, the kitchen fouled up bad. Maybe it was part of the change but way too much tomato, but to make it worse the cooks put a large piece of a tomato that had a large nasty inedible pit. At this point I asked for the manager to show her the tomato. I complained about the changes but that's a business decision, the nasty pitted tomato was just bad execution by the kitchen. I showed her the tomato to help her. I should have taken a picture. I sarcastically asked her if she would eat it and she wanted to take it to the kitchen for training. She was speechless and offered to comp the second drink, that is the drink that was the mistake so really it was not just meaningless but also insulting. Did she expect me to pay for their mistake anyways let alone with this fiasco? It really fills me with sorrow but one of my favorite lunches is no more. Think twice before going here, I won't again.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So great abd kind people
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Corn soup was amazing!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was alone as my husband had just passed away. But coincidentally my waiter was originally from Hawaii where we lived, and knew him. Then two lovely ladies sat at the table across from me in our little bay. Childhood friends from Houston. Although one of them has been in San Francisco for two decades now. At any rate, they welcomed me to converse. Our waiter was especially lovely as I ended occupying the booth for three hours. Now, I did dine, drink and get takeout. But I really appreciated that he allowed me to enjoy what turned out to be a lovely brunch with some new friends. By the way, it’s a beautiful restaurant with excellent food and obviously service. Not to mention the view which includes a stunning stained glass ceiling.
  22. D

    David

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Rotunda is a perfect place to take visitors for lunch. The setting is beautiful, the food is delicious, and the service is excellent. I love going to The Rotunda for special occasions.
  23. IP

    IreneP

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful service
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!
  25. SF

    StephanieF

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, an absolute treasure!! The service and the food was wonderful. It doesnt have to be a special occasion to feel like it is. The perfect sunday lunch. Cheers!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband 45th Birthday!
  27. MB

    MarybethB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little pricey, but everything was great: the food, the service, the ambience. A wonderful spot for a celebratory lunch after a little shopping!
  28. LN

    LeeN

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a treat to be at the Rotunda! Love the atmosphere and the foods. And the service was excellent!
  29. MV

    MariaV

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service
  30. PL

    PeterL

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service and food were great. The best part though was the ambience of the Rotunda. Great place to enjoy a leisurely time with friends and family, as well as taking lots of pictures.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    I was there a few weeks ago and everything was outstanding. Yesterday experience was okay. We had one water glass. Waitress proceeded to pour water on only glass and after our order was placed she then went to retrieve a glass of water for me. She took our order wrong, we asked for crab sandwich. What we got was a Vietnamese sandwich served on a hot dog bun. I apologized to my guest. I hope that next time I go that service is better.
  32. SL

    SarahL

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tea at the Rotunda was wonderful. Excellent food, impeccable service, and great value.
  33. DD

    DeDe

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Lovely place for a proper high tea in the afternoon!
  34. H

    Hamil3000

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    The service today was the worst I’ve ever received. The waiter took 20 mins to check in on us and was apparently frustrated that she was located to help us. And on top of that the wrong order was brought to the table
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great place to enjoy a long lunch with friends or business colleagues. Good selection of food and drinks and half the restaurant looks onto Union Square. I’d go back again.
  36. c

    cynful

    Los Angeles

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The place for ladies who such although now it's for everyone who lunches for a special occasion . Ask for a window seat overlooking Union Square which is lovely especially when it"s sunny. I am someone who always orders the Lobster Club and it is a work of art coming out of the kitchen. Beautifully made with slices of Avocado, Thick Bacon,Fresh tomato and Lettuce (and not overwhelming) and then lovely chunks of tasty lobster on a toasted Brioche bread. Ask for fries instead of chips and you are in foodie Heaven. Oh and did I mention they serve a bitty cup of chicken broth along with their famous Popovers and strawberry butter? OOOHH baby....
  37. S

    Shirley

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food, amazing views, but didn’t have a lot of time to wait for our food. Great, if you have the time to wait and enjoy the view.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a memorable experience. Great excuse to dress up for.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    I booked the “afternoon tea experience.” Unfortunately, their system did not register this. I was treated as though I was lying about my booking this “experience,“ by my waitress. I was appalled by her behavior and asked the manager for a different waiter. The waitress got real haughty with me, and treated me as though I was some kind of liar, asking me to “prove it.” I finally pulled up my confirmation email on my phone and showed this to the manager, after the waitress was already dismissed. I spent the time searching for this email because these people retreating me as though I was making everything up. I could not believe it. Mind you, I’m sitting here in front of my two kids, as they are watching this all happen. The manager it was nice enough to go forward with setting us up for the “experience“ right away; but, when I found the confirmation email and showed it to her, she profusely apologized. As we were sitting there having this awful experience, the waitress keeps stopping by our table and rolling her eyes at me really aggressively. It was ridiculous. The whole experience was ruined.
  40. EC

    EmerahC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for afternoon tea or lunch. The afternoon tea is very worth to try, beautiful display I have ever seen with editable flowers and fresh fruits. The place is beautiful and is kids friendly. Highly recommended this place

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 4799 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 85 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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