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The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San Francisco

4.6
3298 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Scenic View
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
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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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

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Phone number
(415) 249-2720
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Payment options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ruby Oliveros
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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.
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Private party contact
Gabriel Valdez: (415) 249-2720
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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.
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Cross street
Geary Street
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Parking details
Choose from 3 conveniently located garages.



- Union Square Garage

- Ellis-O'Farrell Garage

- Sutter-Stockton Garage
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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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3298 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.7
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3.8
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4.0Dined 17 hours ago

Awesome service and great location when shopping. Short rib pasta was wonderful. Some items were a little lackluster, such as the poke. But overall a good experience.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food, drinks and service. Location memorable. More an experience than a lunch. Would definitely go back.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Actually it was not busy because still early, most of customer can seat in even they arrived earlier than their reservation time.
Only me, I was waiting there for more than 20 minute until I asked: Do I have to wait until my friend came in so I can seat? The staff said there is still 10 more minutes until my reservation. ~~ Okay~~
I was thinking What happen to other customer, they can seat in after they walked in; no matter their reservation still early. Is it because I am a Chinese? Hope my thoughts is not the reason~~
Anyway, my steak is over cooked, really hard to chew. My friend order a Portobello steak, it’s very oily & small portion. Food is poor & over priced!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Beautiful food and drinks. Great service. Wonderful atmosphere.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

A wonderful Saturday lunch. Service is always outstanding. Charlie will be missed while he is vacationing in Europe. Only downside is annoying Aubrey Brewster and his non-stop conversation at the bar.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Exceptional food and service! My favorite place to eat!

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

great service, love the popover, delicious lunch, wish they had weekday tea

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Delicious and high quality

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Was lucky to get a booking during a very busy lunch service. Set half way up the chi-chi Neiman Marcus store and overlooking the rotunda this seems a favourite spot for ladies that lunch so the decibel level was a little higher than I would normally like. We had a simple tuna nicoise and Aperol Spritz which was served in a timely fashion by an energetic waitress. Views were lovely and will be better when the mess of roadworks in Union Square have been dealt with.

We were served a 'popover' to start with strawberry butter. I remarked to the server that in the old country we call them Yorkshire Puddings and he looked at me like I was crazy. When I told him that we eat them with roast beef he looked even more perplexed. At this point I gave up!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always a favorite with my daughters and friends ♥️

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Slipping a bit.
We have been going to The Rotunda for tea regularly for years and overtime it seems to get a bit less special. The ladies at the check in desk were very nice but our waitress was not very friendly. With tea at $45 one expects at least a smile. Perhaps it has become so popular that the servers don't feel the need to be nice. Also, I ordered the gazpacho soup special which was fine but when the waiter set it down it kind of slopped out of the bow and the waitress did not even apologies.
There seems to be room on Union Square for another tea place!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Afternoon Tea at Neiman has always been exceptional with the atmosphere, location, and service. They’ve recently updated their tea menu and the food has definitely improved. Neiman is back on top for afternoon tea in SF.
Ask to be seated near the window when booking.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great lunch!!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Before I lived in the Bay Area, I always made a point to have a meal at the Rotunda when I visited San Francisco. Now that I live here, I have made a tradition of going once a month (or more).
To dine here is to be a patron of the culinary arts. The setting, refined service, the consistently beautiful dishes create an occasion that is hard to fine in today's world. Elegance, refinement and fun.
Dress up and treat yourself.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Excellent food & better service

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Birthday celebrations

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2.0Dined on April 4, 2018

My family has been having lunch at Rotunda for years, and frankly I am disappointed in how far downhill the dining experience has come. The host staff was dismissive and rude, the menu is not as impressive as it once was and the decor is beginning to look tired and the glasses on our table were very dirty. As usually the consommé was delightful, and the champagnes by the glass list one of the best in San Francisco however the service did not make us wish to return.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Wonderful table. Delicious food. Great service. And fantastic view!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Was wonderful. I was having tea with my mom, future mother in law and sister. Wanted to impress and also have a fancy ambiance for us to gossip and develop family bonds. Both my mom and mother in law loved it and want to make it a tradition !!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

A special treat to celebrate my birthday, love this restaurant during the holidays. We were lucky to get in and receive a window table. To celebrate my birthday. Food delicious, service from staff superb. Look forward to returning again.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

This is a beautiful and historic space used to good advantage is serving quite good fare. I would like to try its tea service in the future. Very popular; be sure to have a reservation.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Birthday celebration

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Beautiful space, comfortable but elegant. Service was very friendly and still upscale/professional

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My daughter and I have a special fondness for the Rotunda and she was in town visiting so, of course, we went to one of our "faves"! We like the service and feel very pampered there. In addition, we love the popovers!!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great service and food was excellent !

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Everything was outstanding. The only issue we had was the woman’s bathroom was closed and it was not convenient to go upstairs to the 5th floor to use the restroom.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Everything was phenomenal. Thanks so much!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Staff is great!!!!! Love them

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2.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Arrived on time and our table was not ready. Ten minutes later we were seated (2 top). Chatting and excited to catch up, our waiter was pleasant. Service was casual and our food arrived hot. In the meantime my 15 year old daughter arrived earlier than expected, so we took the nearby empty chair to have her join us while we finished up our meal. Let me back track a little. My daughter asked the hostess if she can come into the restaurant to look for us, since we were not answering our phones, uncertain if we were there. The hostess denied her, so she left. At a pause, I noticed her text and told her we were still in the restaurant. Poor girl, already in a state of frustration, sat down and joined us. The table next to us was reset for the next guest, no comment on the missing chair. As the guest were being seated by the hostess, she asked for the chair back rudely. My daughter, politely stood up and gave up the chair, while we all looked at each other with a feeling of being dismissed. Note to hostess, there was an extra chair next to the table where the new guest sat. Noticing our discomfort, the hostess offered to look for a larger table with hesitancy. To minimize the stares, and the pretentious look by the hostess, my daughter volunteered to leave. Warning*** if you are not dressed with designer clothes or what not, you might feel like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman." It's San Francisco, this shouldn't be happening in our diverse and beautiful city.

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Although our server, Nick was very friendly, attentive and knowledgable I would not recommend the Rotunda for lunch. My chicken breast with cauliflower couscous were awful. The very tiny dark grey chicken portion and gigantic cauliflower couscous portion tasted as if they had been cooked the day before and reheated to serve the next day when I ordered it. This meal had the taste color and texture of being leftovers and I don’t eat leftovers. Not a good thing to serve to someone who expects better from Neiman Marcus.
I didn’t what to make a fuss and send it back because I was hungry and didn’t want to cause any drama for the friend who was with me.
The Rotuda has great ambience and service. People watching is a lot of fun. For these I do recommend this restaurant. For the food I do not.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Classic and convenient when downtown. Consistent classic menu. Excellent service. Love the popovers!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I love the ambience for afternoon tea.
Here are cons and pros.
Cons:
We got some hair in the food. One is from a chicken sandwitch and the other one is from a chocolate sweet piece with a rasberry on top. That was pretty gross. I wish the kitchen staff members wear hair mesh or something.
I got Jardin Bleu tea. This tasted very diluted with water. I did not taste much of the tea.
Their lady’s restroom was on a construction. We had to take an elevator to go to other one.
Pros:
Service and the atmosphere were good. I love the view and the ceiling.
Their champagne that was paired with afternoon tea was pretty good.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

A relaxing place to enjoy fine dining. We also enjoyed the service and the atmosphere and location!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Had afternoon tea service with rose. Excellent, well timed service. Love the extras and attention to detail here. I though the tea service was a good value and lovely way to spend an afternoon catching up with friends. Look forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

They always take care of me and I love the service. Terrific and food was divine. High Tea is the best

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The Ro is our go to fun spot! If you're celebrating a special day or just want to grab a bite while shopping, this is the place. Relax with a bottle of champagne (or two) and enjoy the view.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great Experience, service was friendly. Food was excellent. Would definitely come again.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Our friends/business visit was perfect for our occasion. I would recommend the Rotonda experience to others.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Neiman's Rotunda is my go to restaurant for a champagne lunch!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

The Rotunda is classic SF dining, however I have issue with being squeezed into a small table when a lot of 4 tops are not only available, more comfortable and more scenic especially when it is after the large noon rush. We requested and were refused☹️On the basis of being only 2 customers...at 2pm....hmmmm

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