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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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4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (82)
Afternoon Tea (79)
Special Occasion (77)
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Scenic View (66)
Good for Birthdays (57)
Sunday Lunch (49)
People Watching (43)
Good for a Date (37)
Great for Brunch (36)
Afternoon Coffee (34)
Romantic (33)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Business Meals (32)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Fun (26)
Good for Groups (25)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Casual (20)
Cozy (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Healthy (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Quick Bite (13)
Seasonal (12)
Authentic (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vegan (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

Good food and service. The noise level was a bit high. Definitely recommend.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined a day ago

Luv The Rotunda! Have eaten here many times for lunch while shopping on Union Square. Food is consistently great and fresh. My husband could not stop raving about the Lobster Club Sandwich he had. I had the Beet Salad with Burrata. Always look forward to their homemade Popovers with Strawberry Butter too. Especially enjoy dining here around the holidays since Neimans and Union Square look so festive.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Austin)·Dined 2 days ago

My daughter and I always lunch at the Rotunda when I visit. Special event for both of us/

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Popovers are delicious ! Dessert was divine - panne cotta . Salmon salad disappointing-

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Great overall food and service. It's a beautiful setting with quality food and service. I'd highly recommend it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Over all awesome for our anniversary date . Walter was very nice and accomodating the entire time we were there 👍🏼
Our request seating and dessert were granted. Thank you so much !!! Keep up the good work everyone and stay happy serving all your guests 👍🏼

Tags: Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Love going to the Rotunda for lunch . It is always special and they have the best popovers ever.

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent!! Great place to dine in Union Square, the service is top notch and the food is very delicious and hearty. The ribeye steak is sizable to share for two, they start you off with some broth and baked roll with special butter. All salads and soups were top notch as was the lobster spring rolls. Hard to eat lunch here and not take a nap but must continue shopping....the Rotunda

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Afternoon tea isn't as good as it used to be. The sandwiches were bland. The desserts were meh. We didn't even finish everything! The service was lacking as well. We asked for honey and was told that they don't have any. Really??? Then somehow, honey was found! The same thing happened to the table next to us with soup. They were supposedly out of soup. Then viola! Soup arrived. Not 10 minutes later, the other table next to us, who didn't order tea, were immediately served soup (different server). For $60 pp you except things to be on point. Last year it was wonderful. I don't know what happened...

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The Rotunda never disappoints!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It's my (was) go-to lunch place when I am downtown. However, the service has been extremely slow these past few months. Waiter didn't seem very interested.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our server Travis was amazing

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is one of my fav lunch spots. You can’t beat the ambiance. However, our Lunch took to long to come out. A number of tables that were seated after us had their food come out. The restaurant did offer us an apology and a free dessert because of this. Although I can’t get the time back, I appreciate it how they acknowledged and handled the matter.

After that we had to wait 30 minutes to get the check and had to ask two different servers. After our meal our server pretty much disappeared.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My brother and I had a lovely experience at The Rotunda for afternoon tea. We were celebrating his birthday before seeing the symphony. The view was absolutely spectacular and the ambiance allowed for privacy without feeling all alone. The view of Union Square is unlike I've seen! It was unfortunate there was heavy construction also going on.

The tea service itself was prompt and delicious. The sandwiches were clever odes to a classic tea service while being modern enough to keep things interesting. The scones were also good. The sweets were a little disappointing. Creatively they were fun, their execution left something to be desired. I would absolutely go back and hope to soon!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We had the afternoon tea and the food was extremely subpar compared to everything else SF has to offer. Maybe the regular lunch menu is better. The service was great though!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Ideal spot for lunch with friends visiting San Francisco, especially if they are shoppers.
Make a reservation to insure a window seat with a view of the square.
As to the lunch, it is consistent with Newman’s reputation for offering good taste.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

This is NOT the place for a business lunch. It is a place for people who have a lot of time on their hands to have a leisurely lunch. Our server was distracted and stressed, and everything took a long time. Total time: 2.5 hours.
My only regret is not approaching the manager mid-lunch to voice my displeasure, but I didn't want to leave my client sitting there while I was troubleshooting my lunch.
That aside, the food was quite delicious.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I was unhappy as we made a reservation for a certain time and our table was not ready at that time. We had to stand around and wait for a table. Other dinners were standing around too. It was inconvenient to stand and wait. I had to ask someone to take my coat. No one asked it I wanted my coat checked. The popovers were much to brown. They were over cooked. My chicken salad was good. My hot drink was served in a cup with no handle so if I tried to drink I would have burnt myself

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great views and very relaxing. Love the lobster bisque as well as the wonderful popovers. We always enjoy stopping for lunch when in the area

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

My crab melt sandwich was delicious! Love their brioche! But before all that, the clear broth was a nice starter. Pop over is always nice to have smothered with strawberry butter.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Business Meals, People Watching
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

my 1st choice wasn't available
my 2nd choice was so bad I sent it back A terrible piece of meat
my 2 companions said theirs was OK

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I really do love The Rotunda. But the service was definitely off on our latest visit. They forgot our soup as an appetizer. We also ordered cocktails and they brought the entrees before the cocktails. Moreover, I ordered the Crab/shrimp Louie and ordered both the Louie dressing as well as their sherry vinaigrette on the side. What they brought, instead, was the vinaigrette and a side of olive oil.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always a pleasure to eat at the Rotunda. The best staff....

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Fun, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I remember looking forward to Afternoon Tea service at the Rotunda. The quality of the food was great, the presentation was eye-exciting! This time around, I noticed that the quality and presentation has slipped. Gone from the 'look' of tea sandwiches, replaced by petite croissant with a deviled egg filling piped on top of it lazily, a mini hoagie bread roll sliced in the middle and filled with crab salad, crusted bread with unpeeled slices of cucumber on it. No more petite fours, instead, a selection of baked goods that is not exciting to look at or taste. A couple of the items for dessert were really dense, only a bit softer than the scones. I understand that everything evolves to keep up with the times, but this was a complete miss in my opinion. If it wasn't for the popovers (that have shrunk in size) or the lobster club sandwich offered at lunch, I don't think I would visit or recommend this place anymore. It's sad - this was my favorite tea room after the Compass Rose at the St. Francis closed down. :(

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The popover and the scones were great but the rest of Afternoon Tea was very overpriced. It reminded me of airplane food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The DUNGENESS CRAB MELT was absolutely beyond words (and I spent my childhood on the Oregon Coast--Tillamook--so, I know something about quality crab)

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Beautiful spot. Very nice waiter who left for his lunch during our visit. Great fill in waitress and bus staff. Front desk very accommodating. Will be back and will recommend to others. A bit pricey.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We visit the Rotinda once a year when we’re in San Francisco, so this lunch was a special event. We always look forward to enjoying the fabulous Tiffany style ceiling while we dine. We had a reservation but host Christopher quickly made us feel not so special with his dismissive attitude and the corner table he gave us. They clearly have their regulars and other guests are simply tolerated. Food was fine. Service was good but it was hard to overcome such a greeting. With so many wonderful things to do and welcoming places to visit in San Francisco, we’ll skip this one next time.

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Food is amazing. Crab Louie Salad is seriously the best. They also give you this bread popover thing with berry butter that is so wonderful. Only criticism is our waitress took forever. But she did overhear we had a bday and brought out a cute cupcake which was very nice. Just was turned off by how long it took her to ask us questions.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Took my 3 kids (ages 3 yrs, 8 yrs and 9 yrs) on Sunday for an 11:15 reservation at the request of my 8 year old daughter. We were greeted immediately and seated very quickly right by the window. We enjoy the atmosphere and visual appeal of the Rotunda. My kids love the starters -- the consumme as well as the popovers and strawberry butter. Each lunch entree was also delicious and only my littlest had any leftovers. They had the sliders, the kids pasta, and the chicken tenders. I ordered the Lobster Sandwich. The service was outstanding -- every staff member was professional, pleasant, and especially kind and understanding of my children. Even for such a fancy place, I appreciate that I can go there to enjoy with the most important people in my life -- my kids! We will return again soon!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I am afraid the Rotunda was not up to its usual standards.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great time and service! This was my first time going but I've been wanting to for a while. Our waiter was very nice and professional.

Jess Stylin

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Organic, Quick Bite
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The you all we were visiting from Dallas. I wish we could have stayed all day.

Tags: Happy Hour, Healthy, Scenic View, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our host recognized my party was for best friends gathering, and he pointed to my friend "my guess this is the best friend?", nice touch. He noted I requested the table with city view and fulfilled my request. The popover that served at the beginning of our tea was delicious, it was fluffy and buttery, very good with the strawberry butter cream spread. We both like the little crab and lobster salad sandwiches. It was a delightful afternoon tea with my best friend.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Absolutely great! Would come back again and again!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Gracious, beautiful, attentive, and delicious -- tea at the Rotunda is all this and more! It is "old San Francisco" with a new flair. I'm going back soon.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great afternoon tea experience. Enjoyed the ambience and location. I don't believe it's worth $45 per person though.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

food as always was great.wonderful drinks at the bar. beautiful room., great service.,

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The foods we ordered were superb. My sisters are still talking about how delicious the foods were and in fact, we again made reservation to spend one of my sister's birthday celebration. We look forward to spend another wonderful day and to have another taste of the mouth watering popovers and the strawberry cream cheese.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I love the Rotunda, I've been here many times and highly recommend for a business lunch or special occasion. Unfortunately this past visit was not as enjoyable as it has been in the past. The service was actually deplorable. They made no apologies for the hair we found in our water, the wrong bottle of champagne they brought, or the incredibly slow and inattentive service. When you're spending this type of money on a lunch, I don't think it's a lot to ask for great service as well as great food. Overall, my family and I enjoyed our time but the very poor service from our waiter definitely put a damper on the afternoon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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