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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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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.7

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (99)
Special Occasion (99)
Scenic View (88)
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Afternoon Tea (87)
Good for Birthdays (69)
Sunday Lunch (59)
People Watching (55)
Great for Brunch (48)
Good for a Date (46)
Fun (42)
Afternoon Coffee (40)
Romantic (39)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Seasonal (30)
Good for Groups (28)
Business Meals (27)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Worth the Drive (23)
Bar Seating (20)
Cozy (20)
Healthy (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Casual (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Authentic (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Quick Bite (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Happy Hour (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Vegan (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Organic (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Great service and lovely ambiance.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Wife’s birthday

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

Perfect afternoon. Loved the view. Had the salmon entree and the lobster sandwich. Cocktails were great! Really like the Cold Press. Water was so attentive and helpful... will return soon!

Tags: Quick Bite, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Service for afternoon tea was complete crap. Saw our waiter maybe 2 times and even then was not helpful. Took 30 minutes to get our tea snacks. Took even longer to get check. Food wasn’t as good as usual.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Lunch at the Rotunda at Neiman Marcus is definitely a special occasion treat. It is not inexpensive, but the service, the food, and the ambiance make it worthwhile for something special. Dress up and enjoy!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Afternoon Tea for 1 to get out of the rain

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 (Tahoe)·Dined 6 days ago

After reading such positive reviews, and then choosing to dine here I was left vey unimpressed.
I found the food to be mediocre and over priced.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Always ❤️ The Rotunda!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

This was my first experience at the Rotunda. The service was good, the cocktails delicious, but the food was very underwhelming. Portions were less than and the creativity of menu items was less than I expected from friends who recommended. I would come for a cocktail but eat elsewhere.

Tags: Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This place is great for special occasions. The atmosphere is comfortable with a stunning ceiling and a great view if you are seated in one of the window spots. The food was delicious. It was easy to talk since the noise level wasn't too loud.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

- Appreciate the increased options, and vegetarian choices on the menu
- The lobster club is no longer what I used to remember it to be. It's been downgraded in quality and presentation with higher price due to "mass production": bring back taro chips please, as opposed to mundane potato chips!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Always such a beautiful place to eat and the food is great. I will never tire of the Lobster Club Sandwich. Others had a Dungeness and Prawn Salad that looked wonderful.

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I was pretty disappointed in the low value at high cost of The Rotunda afternoon tea service. The sandwiches were poor quality and tasted like they sat in a fridge all day. The service was sub-par. At one point they either switched servers or our server forgot about us entirely. Not worth the money. Would rather go to the Palace Hotel, The Sip Room or Tal-y Tara.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Celebrated our wedding reception at The Rotunda. The special requested arrangements were completed perfectly and the serve stafff made the lunch enjoyable and welcoming. The food was delicious and orchestrated with ease. Even though the room was full, we never felt rushed or ignored. My expectations for a wonderful experience were met at The Rotunda.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We were celebrating my best friends 70th birthday and I wanted to take her somewhere very special and memorable. This was it. We shared a drink and a lunch meal . It was awesome

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Pleasant tea, no complaints!

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food and Service was great. View overlooking Union Square will be awesome once the construction on the square is all complete. Wife and I really enjoy coming here for her birthday brunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great brunch spot in Union Square. It's fine dining but still casual enough to relax and enjoy a burger. All the entrees are very well prepared, service is professional and not rushed. Sit back, relax and drink a cocktail while the world keeps turning...

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Group of 5 friends had afternoon tea on a Sunday. The table setting was nice as was the Rotunda in general. We chose different teas and were all quite satisfied with our choices. The sandwiches and treats were just okay. It's a fun experience but the food alone would not be worth the cost. Our service was not to the standards that we expected. Our server started out very attentive, but by the end of our meal, seemed either agitated or overworked. The water servers also had to be called to our table and we sat waiting for a good 15-20 min before he returned. To sum it up, go for the experience and know that's what you're paying for. The food and service on their own would not be worth the cost.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

After coming here since I was a little girl service has slipped to an all time low. Everything took forever from water till my daughter’s birthday cupcake that arrived after dessert. If it wasn’t for the gentlemen delivering popovers and consume and the overworked server in the neighboring section, Im not sure we ever would have received our tea service. Sadly, this was all beyond disappointing.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food is average and overpriced. You are paying for the ambiance, not the food. Good for people who like pretty places, are not food snobs and aren’t bothered by overpriced food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Lunch with my nieces

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

An afternoon tea in the Rotunda is always a special occasion! This is my daughter's go-to for celebrating her birthday and has become a tradition for the women in our family!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Not as good as usual. Very slow service and a switch with our waitstaff. Lobster club changed from 4 sections to 2 and seemed different.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

I've always loved the iconic Rotunda for its ambiance, and well, also for its iconic popovers. The last visit was as enjoyable as every other visit, but I'll be honest in saying that this time the food was a bit lacking. The popovers were overdone, the breads on the chicken salad and cucumber sandwiches were dry, the desserts were pedestrian and everything was just rather bland. The egg salad and crab salad sandwiches were nice, but other than these two items no one at our table found anything to be stellar. Ar $45 per person we expect the food to at least be above average. The tea was delicious and the service was top-flight. Everything was great with the exception of the food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Always a great atmosphere. Our waiter (Travis) was wonderful and made the time spent worthwhile. Love the Rotunda!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Three generations including a baby celebrating with a New Year lunch. FABULOUS food equally attentive service. We stayed three hours and our server never hurried us just saw that we were happy.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

My daughter and I have a tradition of going to the Rotunda at Neiman Marcus in SF for special occasions. She loves the popovers ( and food) , and we both love the ambience and being treated royally.
Our server, Charlie, made the experience this time outstanding.
He was so well versed in the preparation and ingredients of the menu.
When we received our meals, he answered our questions, about some of the items on the plate that were creatively presented. The food was delicious, of course.
We will continue to have more special occasion meals at the Rotunda.
Hopefully, Charlie, will be our server!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on January 2, 2018

I just thought my good was okay. Older fruit served with it. Also price point high. $60 for two salads and coffee and soda plus tip? Not my favorite unfortunately!

Tags: Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Annual pleasure around the holidays! Champagne and lobster Club - delish!

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great Prime meat sandwich, the price is a bit on the high side

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The high tea service was mediocre today. Last year, the sweet and savory selections were more flavorful. Today, it was dry and cold.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It's with sadness that I write this review. Dining at the Rotunda for the holidays, whether it be Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve has always been a treat to look forward to, as we did for our visit this time. We'd booked in November for 12/31, and we were seated in the window on the far right side. One thing immediately noticeable was all the dust on the white wall behind us and the flooring edge outside the glass partition. It was distracting. We received our consommé, lovely as always, the popovers nice as always with the strawberry butter, thankfully this time not tasting of the refrigerator as it has on some past visits, our cocktails, a lovely smoky bourbon drink and a lemonade, and then our main salads. Both salads were a mound of torn lettuce, mine was to have had frisee , there was none, and minimal toppings. The oil poached salmon had been shredded as if it were pulled pork, and there was a minimal sprinkling across the greens, underdone bland potatoes, and an okay dressing. I had envisioned this dish with a filet of salmon on top, at best I may have gotten two ounces of shredded salmon. The Crab Louie didn't fend much better, the crab itself was very tasty as was the dressing, there were only three shrimp, and again, a pile of torn greens, a lot of money to pay for a plate of greens. We almost skipped dessert because nothing sounded that good, luckily our server mentioned a special warm ginger cake with caramel and vanilla ice cream, we ordered it, and it was very nice. Given this experience, perhaps there has been a change in the chef etc, we're not sure if we'll return again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service is always amazing at the Rotunda. The afternoon tea is just a delight and definitely a memorable event.

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The tea was great, but food was mediocre today. Usually the popover is warm and the scores are warm. Both were disappointing today.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My reservation was for Afternoon Tea which was just okay. I’ve had a much more flavorful and creative assortment at other places that offer Afternoon Tea. The sandwiches were too cold for my liking. Certain foods need to be closer to room temperature for the flavors to come through. The scones, while tasty, were also cold. The biggest disappointment was the dessert layer. All the items had the same flavors and colors, brown. No items made with fruit, no chocolates. I did really enjoy the tea, fresh warm popovers, the champagne and the complimentary cupcake for our birthday guest. I’ve had lunch at The Rotunda and I enjoyed the lunch menu a lot more. I would return, but probably for lunch only.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had an early New Year's celebration with one of my BFF's and her lovely Mom. We were seated right in front of the middle of the bay window. Our servers were attentive but not intrusive. I had the lobster club sandwich and my dining companions had the burgers. Just wonderful! The popovers were a hit too!

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Just ok. Soup was cold & the waiter did take it off the tab

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

View is superb. Definitely make a reservation in advance for window seating. Service was sub par for the area, and even more so for the swankiness of the restaurant. There were two unmistakable hairs in my boyfriends soup - which was subsequently removed from our bill. Overall, I would recommend if you’re visiting the SF area; just check your entrees.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Attentive service. Consistently good food. Lovely holiday decorations. Our tea is an annual tradition that doesn’t disappoint.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Scenic View
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