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The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San Francisco

4.8
4.8
4952 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
AFTERNOON TEA reservation are made through Opentable Experiences Only!
Beginning Monday, November 21st, we will be serving afternoon tea seven days a week. Monday thru Saturday beginning at 3 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

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

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 76 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 Monday–Saturday 3PM - 4PM SUNDAY 2:30PM - 4PM MENU 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. 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 4,952 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Annual post Thanksgiving Lunch at the Rotunda, before Christmas crowds. Same gracious staff, great food and comfort…the only thing missing was the amazing Christmas tree that stood underneath the Rotunda for decades up until several years ago…it was magical!
  2. E

    Ezekiel

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was there for a birthday brunch. Both my partner and I got the Bees Knees cocktail and we both loved it! It was not too sweet and very refreshing. We also both got the lobster bisque soup and it was so delicious! Definitely the best lobster bisque I've tasted. For the main dish he got the burger and he literally devoured it in minutes because he said it was very very good. I got the chicken salad and, honestly, it wasn't that great; definitely will pick something else next time. For dessert we had the affogato. It was good, not amazing. But did the job nicely.
  3. JM

    JeffreyM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Boujie and fabulous in every single way.
  4. TS

    TerriS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always lovely, great service, my favorite place to share with friends any time of the year
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Christmas shopping in SF
  6. RV

    RayVP

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great tea service. Just the perfect servings not to end feeling stuffed
  7. BM

    BarbaraM

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still such a beautiful and iconic place and the service and food remain so good and solid! A bright spot in SF. Pricey but actually worth it. Crab Louie and Lobster Club were great, big portions, always love the popovers and strawberry butter! So much fun.
  8. JW

    JillW

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  9. g

    greypoupon

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must-do experience in San Francisco! Rotunda turns 40 this year and I've been coming here for decades. It's a great place to refuel after a hard day of shopping. The Rotunda is famous for their popovers with strawberry butter. They are airy and delicious. For an amazing meal, get the seafood tower with a bottle of sparking wine. They have Krug if that's in your budget but if not, we like a bottle of Henriot. Another delightful item on the menu is the house made potato chips. They are cut a little thicker but are still crispy and perfectly salted. They come with the lobster club and the seafood tower and probably other dishes too. The view is really nice and the decoration is tasteful. The Rotunda gets the balance between traditional and trendy. It's just a fun place to have a delicious meal.
  10. MM

    MargaretM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    We’ve been lunching at the Rotunda for more than 25 years always having outstanding experiences. Until yesterday. The hosts were warm and welcoming — we had a last minute plus one and they didn’t hesitate to accommodate us. Our waiter was abysmal. He started with a snarky comment, got our order wrong, gave one person two consommés skipping another. He dropped a tray next to us, shrugged and walked away leaving it for someone else to clean up. He warmed up with a big smile while offering the dessert card and chilled when we declined. When it was time to pay he took me to the kitchen (on the way asking where I was in from —Vallejo Street and seemed surprised) since I asked to use Apple Pay, where I was rescued by one of the hosts. I could go on, but want to leave room to say that the table support staff guys were wonderful. Each was warm and fastidious in the traditional Rotunda style.
  11. C

    Carlalive

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a marvelous time! Our waiter Travis was so welcoming, entertaining, and perfectly Attentive; his acting skills no doubt played a part! The salads and seafood were fresh and delicious. The N/M cookie was huge, and the best! The views of Union Square and the ice skaters, and the stunning stained glass ceiling topped it all off…we’ll all be back!
  12. M

    Muts

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good times.
  13. MS

    MaryS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Too busy, too few servers, had to wait too long for food/drinks
  14. g

    greypoupon

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must eat restaurant in San Francisco! I've been going to the Rotunda for over 30 years. Their popovers with strawberry butter is a amazing. You also get a small amuse bouche to start. We got a chick bone broth yesterday. To do the Rotunda right, get the seafood tower with a side of truffle fries and sparkling wine. Their house made potato chips are really good. Budget option is the Henriot but you can go bigger and get Dom...the markup is only $50, not bad! They were having a special and we got the million dollar dip, caviar with smoked salmon dip and their house made potato chips. Delicious! It's a fabulous meal every time. Table tip: Request a booth, it's cozier and you have more table space for the seafood tower!
  15. L

    Lakari

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Weekends at The Rotunda are definitely more crowded and chaotic at the check in desk, but the wait staff are very friendly, do their best to get you what you need when asked. High tea is still a good deal at this establishment even with post-covid inflation and higher food costs. The savory sandwiches fairly good and will fill you up and the sweets are varied per the season. A lovely time with the gal pals!
  16. M

    Mimi

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was pricey but excellent. Service was amazing. Charlie was our server and did an excellent job.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this historic venue!
  18. FG

    FoodieGirl

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful afternoon tea experience! The place is gorgeous esp for social media. The tea sandwiches were varied & fresh. The Versailles tea was unique & refreshing. The scone was not dry. Great service too but water n Filipino busboy. Also courteous in allowing me to charge my Droid. Will return here.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Monterrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service
  20. SK

    SteveK

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Server was awesome. Fish sandwich was plentiful but overcooked, thus dry. Popovers were typically wonderful. The Rotunda is a once-in-awhile treat, but predictably overpriced. The atmosphere is, of course, terrific.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect, every time! This is a must when downtown💕
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had a nice solo meal and service was excellent. Very attentive. Food is on the pricier side as expected but serving size was pretty good.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Epic restaurant for festive lunch best hamburger amazing drinks!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good lunch at the Rotunda. Had the crab & shrimp Louis, which was more substantial than I recalled. November and December are the perfect time of year to come into the City and lunch here due to all of the holiday decorations already being up. So festive.
  25. s

    susanw

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was outstanding — it was a splurge for me but well worth it. Thanks to all
  26. R

    Rich

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had lunch here a few days ago! I grew up in SF and must have walked by here thousands of ti e and new realized there was a restaurant up on the Norman Marcus! I was reading their review and saw the lobster club and was very excited to try it! It was a bit heavy but very good! My wife had the Cesar salad with shrimp! I forgot to tell the waiter light on the dressing and would have preferred the shrimp to be grilled! Excellent view but I felt the seating area was a bit tight! I would prefer not to be so close to other tables on my left and right! Overall the food is decent! Prices wasn’t too outrageous! Richard
  27. BB

    BettyB

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The views, the ambiance, the FOOD! Just an amazing experience paired with chef-inspired options for dining. I'd been feeling under the weather lately and needed a cheerful and fulfilling lunch - Rotunda was a major WIN for me.
  28. B

    Bill

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places for lunch when we are in San Francisco for a show. Great service and food and a wonderful view of Union Square.
  29. A

    Anna747

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here. There were 6 of us celebrating 2 birthdays. Wow, the ceiling of the Rotunda is absolutely beautiful. Everyone enjoyed their food, and both Servers (one stepped in while the other was on break) were very attentive and polite. Definitely would recommend this place. Going to come here again.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    It was just a random Monday we decided to go. The food and atmosphere was great. The server was nice, but it was extremely slow even though it was not that busy. Other than that great!
  31. S

    Scott

    Denver

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Great service, great food and beautiful location. This is a must do on your San Francisco list!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The Rontunda is a beautiful spot for lunch. Neiman Marcus is a luxury store & Rotunda fits the brand. Good menu; friendly service. A must during a day of shopping in SF.
  33. RC

    RCfromLA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great way to start the holiday season! Lobster bisque is so good!!
  34. PP

    PattyPooh77

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything tasted even better than it sounded on the menu.
  35. F

    Foodfan

    San Francisco

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It is still a great place for "ladies who lunch". Not to be missed.
  36. KB

    KimB

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Service was slow. Service was poor. The food wasn't up to par. It took a long time for our glasses of wine to come. The chicken consomme should have been clear. It had brown "floaties" in it. The popovers were over cooked--they should be soft, not crisp and a crumbling mess. My guest's pasta was noticeably undercooked, not even al dente. Her dish arrived, and my salad (which apparently had been sitting in the kitchen) arrived about 15 minutes later. I ordered a coffee, which took a long tome to come. Crumbing the table was once onto the floor, once into a hand, and once onto a dirty tray. At the end our our meal, the table next to us was served, and we noticed the chips on both plates were way overcooked. It was, in all, a bad experience, and the worst we'd ever had at The Rotunda. I always recommend it, and like to go there, but this was a huge disappointment.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat and chat, love the ambience and great staff Elle, Rafael, Tristan etc.
  38. CL

    CrystalL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scenery, ambiance, and good food made for a special birthday lunch for my mom- thank you!
  39. i

    itsme

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My GF and I were catching up over a mutual birthday celebration lunch. We were there for close to 4 hours! The lobster in the club sandwich was so fresh and plentiful. The wild mushroom risotto was also very tasty. Overall a delicious lunch.
  40. SS

    StevenS

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely, long lunch per usual. Some new faces, including our server, Travis--Fabulous! The consommés puffed crostini has yet to reappear since we have begun to dine post quarantine, and I did notice visibly smaller Pop overs, but one can never go wrong with some iconic Lobster Bisque. Monday's lunch also included the Seafood Tower. Highly recommend both. Never had a negative experience at Rotunda over the last 19 years of patronizing. Recommended lunch spot in downtown SF for those whom enjoy nice things.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

FAQs

The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San Francisco is rated 4.8 stars by 4952 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 76 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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