The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San Francisco

4.6
4370 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
WELCOME BACK!

THE ROTUNDA located in Neiman Marcus SAN FRANCISCO location is open to safe, socially distanced, dine in seating, in accordance with local jurisdiction guidelines.

Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors.

Let THE ROTUNDA® host your next Baby or Bridal Shower. We have the perfect atmosphere and menu for you and your guests.

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Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    $45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    AFTERNOON TEA SERVED THURSDAY–SATURDAY 3PM & 3:45PM MENU Our afternoon tea menu consists of finger sandwiches, pastries & jams, and petite sweets. Served with your choice of D A M M A N N F R È R E S freshly brewed teas $45/per person Tea Service Royale: accompanied by a glass of Étoile Rosé $64/per person

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Screening
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 4370 people are saying
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vipblaineb
San Francisco
109 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Open again. Looks beautiful. New chef, great food. Wonderful ambience.

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vipfoodie2
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I love the ambience of The Rotunda! This was my first return since you re-opened.
I was disappointed that we all experienced over cooked popovers. The menu items pricing has increased ALOT and not worth the value. The chicken salad was mostly a plate of mixed greens and very little chicken salad.
It was apparent the level of food quality and service has changed since you've re-opened.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was amazing!

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vipKellyH
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous lunch with Dahn as our server. Everything from the greeting at arrival to the relaxed and delicious lunch was just lovely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Anthony was the best. Gotta love those popovers with strawberry butter!!

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vipbliss
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so impressed with our dining experience at the Rotunda restaurant. I have been going there for over thirty years, and find it is now better than ever.
our waiter was so knowledgable and attentive. nice touch, the general manager came over to see how we were enjoying the food.

BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JoanneC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

we went there for an afternoon tea but the food wasn't good at all and the price is $45 per person. the savory sandwiches are wayyy too simple (some cream cheese with thin slice of either cucumber or thin smoke salmon ), the scon is BIG and the rest are all chocolate cookies and cakes. I think $45 with those mediocre food is way too expensive.

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viplouiseknows
San Francisco
116 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love that vaccine proof is enforced. Love that they are back!!

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vipChowciao
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have lots of requests and they handled them all and the food was always good

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Lynn
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Celebrating a wedding!

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NurseDrJ
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just as lovely as ever! I celebrated a wonderful birthday lunch yesterday (9/12/21) and the food and service were just as amazing as the last celebration.

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KimberleeS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue, delicious food, attentive waiters! I love it!

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DawnD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We love that The Rotunda was open again and enjoyed our time there. Unfortunately, the food was not as we remembered and it was quite expensive. I sent my lunch back (Crab Melt) - there was nothing at all special about it especially for $39 and it had too much dressing. The server was happy to replace it with the shrimp & crab louie, which was good but also expensive at $40. My friend kept hers (Bucatini) but wasn't able to eat it because it had too much garlic and was too spicy. We will go back because we love the nostalgia but I hope that they are able to up their food game. Thank you.

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vipPeterB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience2

The food was absolutely terrible especially for the price. A crab melt was COLD and the salad had minimal chicken. I usually don't writ reviews, but this experience was unacceptable and we will NOT return!!!!

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RachelA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

As compared to many previous experiences, it took almost an hour for our main tea tray to arrive. We received our consommé after 20 min and then I had to ask for the pop over with strawberry butter several times which ended up coming out after our main tea tower food was served.

Our waiter was wonderful and I know it wasn’t his fault but the service is definitely not what it used to be.

The food and tea were just as delicious and enjoyable as prior times and we look forward to dining again soon!

+ that they actually requested to see our vaccination records!

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Spryte
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Much better this time. AC was fixed/working and the new menu was much better.

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vipkar2nosh
San Francisco
120 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, let me commend you on requiring proof of covid-19 vaccines! Your service people deserve to be as guaranteed as much as possible that they are being protected! From the moment you enter the magical environment of the Rotunda room, to the end of an exceptional dining experience, it is sublime! Charlie our server was kind, efficient, attentive and warm. We had a delicious bottle of Veuve Clicquot rose to start our late lunch. My husband always has to have the truffle fries and I, the Ahi tartare. Both delicious. The tuna is always the best quality with no fibrous texture, just perfection! My husband then had the special pasta - a rich Bucatini with tender, juicy salmon. It was the only meal we had eaten that day and needed nothing more. My one, of two all time favorite places to eat in the city and no other NM restaurant can touch it!

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Puregold
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Rotunda!! Our favorite mother daughter day location.

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AlanZAZ
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a beautiful experience! Would definitely come back!

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JubilyB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster bisque is my go to at Rotunda. Their salad were all scrumptious. They are generous with the crabs, lobsters and prawns. Worth every penny.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Will be back again to experience more milestone experiences with friends and family. Thank you the Rotunda

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vipSophiej
Palm Springs
29 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining here. Upon returning to this all time favorite restaurant it did not disappoint. Food, service and ambience was consistently excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Everything was good except how hot it was in the restaurant. I don’t know if the a/c was broken but everyone was complaining how hot it was in there.

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RONALDO
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in the City to gather friends to celebrate. This time a birthday celebration and kick-off for our trip to NYC, and just time to relish in ‘what makes SF great?’ …we’ll it’s the Rotunda and it’s lobster dish (the lobster club). It’s the best in town!!

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Spryte
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Been here several times for tea and will continue to keep coming. As of august 2021 their air conditioning has been down which they have not notified those with reservations. Ha do known I would have cancelled because having hot tea while it’s sweltering hot under the glass dome was a bad idea. They should inform guests.
Otherwise everything else was great.

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vipMelissaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience2

It was so incredibly hot, everyone was sweating. Our waiter was dripping sweat, as were we. It took away from the experience as we had been waiting for over a month to enjoy tea service. We felt like lobsters in a boil.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Had tea service to celebrate baby coming. Food was lack luster. It looked so special in picks but consisted of bland, dry sandwiches and pastries . Unfortunately, it did not match the magnificent ambiance. The final downside was the lack of air conditioning / air flow. We were both sweating bullets. The price ($95.00) should have been reasonable, but it was really awkward to invite my future daughter-in-law for what should have been very special— a total bomb!

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vipLindaC
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Perfect spot for special occasions. The Covid revised limited menu along with the daily specials offers enough choices including many of the favs. The already high pre-pandemic prices are now higher. However the outstanding service, combined with the ambiance and those yummy popovers makes for a unique experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tahoe
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was disappointed in the popovers and broth as they just weren’t as good as they used to be.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here for years and have enjoyed every visit. Fantastic food and service. Prices are high but that should be expected when deciding to eat at restaurant like this next to Union Square area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Not back to form, nor an experience worth making a special stop.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous for birthdays …great view

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ShaneliJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Great lunch and tea!! Garsha the GM was so amazing!!! For some reason, our reservation was not confirmed but he was so kind throughout the process
Great place and great staff
Thanks Garsha for giving us the best experience and for being so kind about it through the whole process
Will be back!
We are vegetarian also so it was very well taken care of even last minute

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The tea service was nice but the quality of the food served was not as high as before. Same tea selection, bold flavors. The tea sandwiches were dry and the bread was hard. The filling was incredibly lacking. It was such a disappointment because I was so looking forward to returning after it had reopened.

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JustinK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The sever was great but the greeter and hostess were very hostile!!!

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Bill
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy the Rotunda. A staple when we visit SF.

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TrishM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clarisse, the hostess, was extremely gracious allowing us to set up table in advance of reservation and accommodating to all our questions. Walter, our server, was delightful and handled all our needs with a smile.

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vipRebeccaP
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My daughter and I decided to have High Tea on our vacation. Tablecloth was stained. My daughter's champagne glass wasn't clean and had to be replaced. Sandwiches were quite basic. Ham and mustard on bread seems fairly odd for a high tea. Scone was flavorless. Overall, very subpar. Definitely not of the same caliber as other high teas we have had. Would not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back at the Roth da in Sanfrancisco. Great service , we felt very welcomed. We had a window table with a view of Union square. The service and the food was excellent

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vipGigiK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A wonderful, and pricey, place for lunch. This is my third time at the Rotunda and they did not disappoint. The food was artfully prepared and delicious, and our waiter was sublime. This is also a great place for people watching, as you can observe all the "ladies who lunch" in their $500 ripped blue jeans and designer tennis shoes. We were also treated to a little fashion show while dining. At first I thought it was a bit strange/intrusive to have a model walk up to each table and introduce the brand she was representing, but she somehow managed to seamlessly float amongst the diners without interrupting our conversation.

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The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San Francisco is rated 4.6 stars by 4370 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.