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About The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San Francisco

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.

150 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.7

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (106)
Scenic View (95)
Special Occasion (95)
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Afternoon Tea (92)
Good for Birthdays (73)
Sunday Lunch (60)
People Watching (51)
Great for Brunch (50)
Good for a Date (48)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Fun (38)
Romantic (38)
Afternoon Coffee (38)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Seasonal (32)
Business Meals (29)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Bar Seating (24)
Good for Groups (23)
Healthy (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Hot Spot (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Cozy (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Casual (10)
Kid-friendly (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Quick Bite (10)
Authentic (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Vegan (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 20 hours ago

My mom and I have been going to the Rotunda for every birthday and special occasion since I was little (I’m 26 now). This time we went to celebrate a raise/promotion I received at work. Always yummy whether we go for lunch or tea and it’s always beautiful to look at!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

I love the view, vibe and location of The Rotunda. We had salmon dish and pasta dish. Both were just okay, and nothing outstanding. I would still use this place to impress guests from out of town, most likely.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

The lobster club was not good as before. The bread was so cold and hard and the bacon also too hard to chew.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a reservation for 1:45 but got there earlier. The gentleman at the front said he would do what he could to accommodate getting us in sooner. He did and we loved our lunch!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful service and great food. The atmosphere is elegant and enjoyable. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was very good but limited menu.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

A good spot to meet in the 'Shopping Area' of San Francisco/Union Square. The food was good and the service knowledgeable and reliable. Reception was particularly organized and efficient.
A good overall business experience.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Always love dining at the Rotunda. This time the service and kitchen seemed very slow. Food is always good especially the lobster options. Really fun at Christmas with the giant tree decor.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

This was the best way to spend Valentine's Day ever - we went for tea. The Rotunda was, as always, calm, elegant and refined. The tea service was really perfect - the sandwiches were delicious, the sweets very very good - with heart shaped shortbread cookies to celebrate the occasion. The service was gracious, attentive and smart. I cannot recommend this venue highly enough. The perfect place to go for tea, perfectly delicious !

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

Used to enjoy the afternoon tea service more. Don't know if It'S because we went on Valentine's day the menu is different. But it wasn't really worth it this time. The service wasn't very good either. We never got a refill on the tea and crumbs left all over esp from the back of the menu also. Decor is awesome per usual. My parents went with us and ordered from the lunch menu, which is much better and worth the value. I would still come back because I've had better tea service before and service so the potential hopefully is still there. I'd go back one more time to give that another try. Will update with review next time!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 5 days ago

John is the best and the service is great.

Cordially,

Ken Waterhouse

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Worst service. Not worth coming back again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

While the surroundings are gorgeous and the service top-rate, but the food was a major disappointment. Our hot entrees were served cold and were quite tasteless. The dessert, on the other hand, was sensational. My advice: have lunch elsewhere, then stop by for dessert or late afternoon tea.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 5 days ago

Went for Valentines Day lunch & it was outstanding. Loved all our food, the server was wonderful, and the setting is hard to beat.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Delicious "special of the day" cod fish. The sauce, the fish, the presentation... Delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

The waiter was great and they switch us to a nice banquette table when we told them it's for a birthday celebration and gave a nice birthday desert.

Wonderful dining experience! Will certainly return in the future.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

One of our favorite lunch spots in San Francisco! The view is gorgeous and the service is exceptional! The popovers and lobster club are a MUST try!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

The Rotunda, set in what was once the great glass dome of a bank, is one of the most beautiful dining rooms in the US. Circular and on the fourth floor of Neiman Marcus, one looks up to an ornate gold and frosted glass ceiling and down to the ground level of this elegant store. The food is good ( it’s at it glory at lunch) but it’s the lovely atmosphere that captivates. Excellent wine list and cocktails. My favorite US restaurant, many lovely memories are evoked here.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Wonderful tea service, beautiful place

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We arrived on time but still need to wait a little for them to clean up the table. It took awhile for server to come and someone to pass out water and bread with strawberry cream. We requested afternoon tea, no one offer to refill our water for tea. I found a piece of lint one of the creams that was served in the afternoon tea set. There was no utensil for us to grab the tiny little desserts or mini sandwiches. We used our hands the whole time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Wait staff was very nice/personable and diplomatically explained why there was a dog under a nearby table. Even though we are all dog lovers and I have 2 of my own, we were naturally suspicious but accepted the "house" rules.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This was a return lunch visit to celebrate a birthday. Everything was wonderful including the service. Our server was Charlie and he was great! Thanks again, we will be back! Patti

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I was hosting friends from Atlanta. This was the perfect place! The glass dome is spectacular & I was able to conjure history from the old City of Paris. The food was creative and very good. Service was attentive. No one pressed us to be done, important when hosting old friends. They loved it & that was a pleasure for me. See you soon again.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We went to the rotunda to enjoy "high tea". It was a little disappointing. Food was only fair, at a high price. We had pre requested gluten free tea sandwiches and were served some mini appetizers instead. Would not recommend this again. Menu was a bit " tired". Popovers still remain good, though.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The glass ceiling is a piece of art. The place is classy. The food was good and the service is exceptional. Our waiter, Charlie and his assistant Aaron were very attentive. We definitely going back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Our service was excellent and the food (salmon on a bed of lettuce) fantastic.

Tags: Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Fun, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great place to drop in and grab lunch with shopping friends

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Disappointed that the chicken consommé was replaced

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Wedding dress shopping with Bridesmaid!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great!! So fun

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

It was my boyfriend’s birthday and the servant there were really nice, taking pictures for us, and gave him a Birthday cupcake it’s just adorable.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We went to celebrate my cousin’s engagement and there couldn’t have been a more perfect environment or more specialized and focused service. We felt exactly like the royalty we hoped to mimic

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 2, 2018

My husband and I went here for afternoon tea. The presentation was beautiful and the food was delicious. Our server was extremely friendly and had really good suggestions in regards to the tea. There were two customers that had come in and were being disruptive and loud and I commend the staff on how they handled it discreetly as to not interrupt others' dining.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Service was fabulous! Very personable and professional. Everything arrived in a nice leisurely timeframe so we didn't fee rushed at all. Food was also very good. It's expensive but I felt that we got food and service that fit the cost.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The beet salad was good but the piece of chicken was dry and tasteless.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The Rotunda has great ambiance and very good choices for lunch. It’s a little pricey, but worth it if you are celebrating a special event. We had a lovely table this time which was a plus.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on January 30, 2018

So the Rotunda used to be very pricey but worth it for the location, view, ambience, good service, and decent food. The prices have gone up since I was last there (which was within the last few months) - e.g. $30 for a toasted sandwich with a few greens on the side. It has officially tipped into "you must be joking" territory.
Service was generally very good but took a long time to bring bill and process credit cards at the end of the meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The only thing that disappointed me was the seating. The chairs were quite dirty. Also, because of the angle at which the tables were placed, there is minimal spacing between the back of a chair and the walking area. So customers and waiters who were walking behind my chair kept hitting it whilst walking. If the tables were placed parallel to the windows vis-a-vis perpendicular(like they are now), this problem can be reduced.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Very slow finding wine

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I took the young ladies for high tea. They loved it and want to do this monthly!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee
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