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About The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San Francisco

150 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
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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.

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Wednesday 11:00am - 4:00pm


Thursday - Saturday 11:00am - 5:00pm


Afternoon Tea 2:00pm - 4:00pm Sunday - Thursday


Afternoon Tea 2:00pm - 5:00pm Friday - Saturday

Cross Street:
Geary Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 249-2720

Website:
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/info/restaurant.jhtml?rest=200010

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.

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).

Executive Chef:
Ruby Oliveros

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:
Gabriel Valdez: (415) 249-2720

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San Francisco Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Afternoon Tea (65)
Great for Lunch (65)
Scenic View (45)
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Special Occasion (44)
People Watching (37)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Great for Brunch (33)
Good for a Date (31)
Sunday Lunch (31)
Afternoon Coffee (25)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Business Meals (23)
Hot Spot (19)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Romantic (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Healthy (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Fun (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Cozy (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Casual (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Seasonal (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Authentic (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Vegan (3)
Organic (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

Every time we dined at The Rotunda, we knew for sure we shall return. Excellent dishes/entrees, courteous services, and of course, the popovers were delicious! We were seated by the window overlooking busy Union Square, which made our visit more enjoyable! ThankU!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 2 days ago

This place is a classic SF institution. Best place for ladies (or boys) who lunch! It’s simply beautiful.

The bartenders are true professionals. Best gin and tonic ever! The crab and shrimp Louie salad was amazing.

The restrooms have been remodeled, which are nice - except for the fact that there are no hooks for hanging coats or hand bags. And, there are no handles inside the stalls, which makes getting out if then difficult (they swing inward).

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Always a lovely spot to enjoy conversation and good food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Good times

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We have not been to the original Neiman Marcus restaurant in Texas. We had heard about the very good popovers which start your meal there and in SF. Let us say that this is both the very best and by far most expensive lunch we have had in a department store any place in the world. Great bottle of Chateau Montelena Cabernet. Larger menu than expected. We liked everything we selected. We liked the crispness of the chocolate chip cookies but didn’t appreciate the addition of espresso powder to the recipe. Afternoon tea service looked inviting. Fine staff. A memorable late lunch.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Great service. Food has changed. I think they have a new Chef. The Lobster bisque was better in the past. Cut cost?

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

The tea service was wonderful! Just what my long time friend and I were looking for in an afternoon visit. A delightful treat!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Nick and team were great. They made us comfortable and took care of our every need throughout our meal. The food delicious...beet and burrata salad, lobster club sandwich, and pappardelle with braised short ribs. Complimentary cupcake in honor of our 12yr anniversary was the cherry on top of it all. We’ll definitely be back! Thanks Nick and the Rotunda team!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Exceptional dining experience with a fine selection of healthy options and hearty portions. When we requested to share the hot seafood salad, the chef split the portions in separate plates with ample portions for each of us. The complimentary chicken bouillon and the popovers were the best.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2018

Great atmosphere. Mediocre food. Needs more fruits and veggies to balance afternoon tea. Meal

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2018

La Rotunda is truly a San Francisco must for lunch when shopping in the Union Square area. It is a special place not to be missed.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2018

I have eaten at the Rotunda for many years, and it always has felt special. This visit, however, it didn't. From our waiter wearing a shirt that had ironing burn marks on the collar to a lack of gluten free bread options to the liquor prices being way above regular mark-up to the decreased portion sizes, the experience was disappointing. For what our lunch cost, I expect a certain level of service & food; the Rotunda disappointed and I'll be taking my lunch business to other places, like Spruce, instead.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2018

Took my girlfriend here for her birthday and she loved it! The lobster fries were awesome.

Tip..If you can, try getting seating by the window and enjoy the view

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2018

I took two out of town guests there. We had a combination of lunch and the afternoon tea service. The crab and shrimp Louie salad and sandwiches from the lunch menu were excellent . The afternoon tea plate (finger sandwiches, scones, and sweets) was just OK. The quality, presentation, and quantity appeared not to be as good as before.
The service from our female server was great. I definitely gave her a "5" in rating.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 7, 2018

The Gentleman (Host) was so busy fawning over a women who had reservations before us. She must have been someone with a lot of influence... He couldn’t be bothered with regular customers and he barely acknowledged us... It made us feel uncomfortable and ruined our experience.
I feel very sad because I loved coming to the Rotunda and having a wonder glass of wine, a crab Louie salad, and their famous popover after a fun day of shopping on the 2nd floor..,

I don’t think I’ll be going back there again...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 7, 2018

It was a lovely event. We were not rushed. The food was delicious. The service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 6, 2018

Afternoon tea service was fabulous with a modern twist. Not your traditional tea time items, yet yummy none the less. Royal Tea Service with rose Brut was a fabulous touch.

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·Dined on June 5, 2018

We always like it! Return every time for lunch or afternoon tea.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 4, 2018

A beautiful and special place for a wonderful celebratory lunch. Gorgeous cocktails and fresh fantastic food. So much fun.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2018

This is a unique, elegant setting for a special occasion. It is a bit pricey ($45 for tea service) but the setting is spectacular. Food is elegantly presented and there are many nice touches.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2018

We noticed the new menu. Sandwiches were great. Scones got a little small. the desserts were more "every day". We don't particularly like pettifores (sp), but it makes it seem more fancy and traditional with those on the menu. Service was superb today. The popovers are the BEST!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2018

Nothing was given for special occasion. Not enough air conditioning, too hot to bare as there were a lot of people at the restaurant. Didn’t get a very view of the rotunda.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 31, 2018

The Rotunda is the most elegant lunch spot in the Union Square area. The food is delicious and their signature margaritas keep me going back again and again!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Fun, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 31, 2018

It’s a “ladies do lunch” old school style. Beautiful & iconic stained glass ceiling.

Not fan of the models coming by while I’m having my business meeting lunch with client. It’s awkward & odd. If I want a fashion show I’ll attend one. There dresses were see-through.

The food was disappointing for the prices $28 for sandwich & greasy fries.

Love the popovers & strawberry butter.

We ordered salmon filet entree $28 had horrible pea sauce that was like a heavy glue funk no flavor. Nasty! Also ordered the Prime Rib French Dip sandwich $28 - small portion disappointing.

They need some background music - missing ambience.

Food needs updates - small portions for the price. Outdated selections.

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·Dined on May 30, 2018

Great service and nice environment. Definitely will come back again!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 30, 2018

One women serving bread threw it at me by accident as she was obviously rushing. Gives a sense they are understaffed.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on May 30, 2018

Very good food and atmosphere. The food is very pricey, but the atmosphere and staff makes up for that. It is very fancy, and you must dress up to come here. Reservations are a must, as this place does get very crowded.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Paleo Friendly, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2018

Loved everything about this experience except for the people working the front desk. Didn't have a reservation since it was a last-minute decision and were told that they didn't have a table for hours. Looked at OpenTable and booked a table 15 minutes later and were forced to wait until the exact time on the reservation, even though there were plenty of open tables (and many remained throughout our dining experience). Very odd. After that, everything was magical from the location, the expert waitstaff, and the quality of the food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2018

One of our favorite lunch spots! This is a go to spot for us when we like to have a great lunch on a nice sunny day or a spectacular view with all of the Christmas decor in the Rotunda as well as in the square.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Fun, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 26, 2018

Service was very courteous form the maitre d' to the server. Reservations are necessary to get a table with a view. Opening appetizer of bread, chicken broth is a great way to start.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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·Dined on May 25, 2018

I booked this restaurant for afternoon tea based on the reviews. Having lived in London for 4 years, I have experience a number of afternoon teas. This afternoon tea was terrible. The bread was stale, crusts were left on the bread (a big no no for English afternoon teas), the cannoli and crab meat cone were both soggy, the scone was tiny and served with whipped cream...everything tasted like it was prepared in the morning and left uncovered until the afternoon. It was the most disappointing afternoon tea I have ever had, a B&B in England would do better afternoon tea than this. Don't waste your money

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2018

As always, Shawn the bartender and Ralph, our server were amazing. We go back all the time just for them. I can't thank them enough for the service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 23, 2018

I have been to The Rotunda many times and this visit was HORRIBLE! The receptionist was rude, she took my reservation information and told us to stand aside. We did, and then she sat everyone before us, then looked at us and asked if we needed some help. I told her she had spoken to me 10 minutes ago and asked me to step aside, so I did. She was just plain rude, didn’t apologize , just looked at us blankly and turned to someone else handed them menus and told them to seat us.....
Ok rough start....... we sat down, ordered drinks and food and began to relax and enjoy our lunch. Our waiter was nice and brought our drinks and food. My friend ordered the lobster egg rolls with butter lettuce and I ordered the portobello mushroom, kale and butternut squash. Our food came and we dove in! My friend’s butter lettuce had 3 dead black flies in them and my butternut squash was soo greasy, it was disgusting! The kale had no flavor and the mushroom was ok. I have ordered this dish before and it was great! We alerted our waiter and he had the chef hand pick butter lettuce with no bugs for my friend. Yay! She was soo grossed out she barely ate her egg rolls. I definitely expect more from The Rotunda. We will be going elsewhere for awhile. Campton Place has great food and service. Neiman’s get it together!

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·Dined on May 21, 2018

I came here on a Monday for my 30th birthday with my husband. There were people but it was not crowded. I liked the ambiance and the food was good. It was a bit expensive for afternoon tea, but I loved the decor and lighting. It certainly is a special place to celebrate special occasions.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2018

Service was painfully slow but the setting is beautiful. Food is mediocre by SF standards.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 21, 2018

Don't get a latte, unless you want to burn your hands. Who ever heard of a latte in a glass cup without a handle? Stupid.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2018

Afternoon tea was pleasant, and the staff were friendly, but our waiter was slow and lacked some of the finer customer service skills; he failed to anticipate our needs. Our food was delivered much later than that of surrounding diners who ordered after us. And we had to ask several times for hot water refills.

Fortunately the busboy was friendly and attentive, and this helped make up for the server’s shortcomings.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2018

Tea service is great at The Rotunda. Great choices of tea too. This time we had caviar service as well which is as fantastic. I definitely be back for caviar service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 18, 2018

Great food and lovely atmosphere. Service was excellent as well.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2018

I loved it

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