The Rotunda by Neiman Marcus - Paramus

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33 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Join us beginning September 17 – October 31 for our Taste of Italy, featuring a menu carefully crafted from items available in store or online, all with an Italian flare.

Appetite for excellence. Take lunching to the next level at The Rotunda®, our elegant restaurant at Neiman Marcus Paramus. Taste one of our exquisite seasonal entrée selections or delightful salads. Only eight miles from New York City, the Rotunda provides a tradition of excellence in a striking, modern setting designed by New Jersey artist Tom Nussbaum. Whether enjoying a light lunch or arranging for a large party you will find that good food shares top billing with excellent service.

Let The Rotunda® cater your next Baby or Bridal Shower. We have the perfect menu and atmosphere for your guests.
What 33 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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T
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marvelous experience. Excellent and attentive service. Food was delicious and we had a fabulous lunch. Will definitely return for another occasion soon.

j
San Francisco
74 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service. A definite must. Thank you

OT
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We waited over an hour for a waiter and food. The food was cold and the order was wrong. It was terrible.

OT
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall good. A bit expensive but I knew that beforehand as I’ve eaten there several times before.
Love the rotunda

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very excellent atmosphere because of neutral colors, warm hued walls, fancy place mats and silverware, and Christmas decor. My family ordered the flatbread, chicken melt, grilled cheese, and salmon tacos. Everything was served in an amazing style. The popovers take awhile to receive because they don't like to let them cool down, the head chef in Texas stated that popovers can only come out straight from the oven with no substitutes which I think is genius, quality over quantity. Everything was excellent!

T
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very clean bright and airy environment as the skylights shower the restaurant with light. Good food, good service and nice place for a quiet lunch with fitness and clients. When you want something that’s nice but not the steakhouse, not the pub and not the chain restaurants.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Calm and relaxed atmosphere.
A good place to have a business meeting or just a relaxed meal

DE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Lovely place. Ambiance was nice. Unfortunately the food was not great. The chicken dish I had was over cooked. The chicken was hard and dried out.

SF
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very quiet when we were there. Great service and our entrees were lovely. The famous popovers were unfortunately dry and overdone this time which was what knocked this review from 5 stars to four.

j
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Great lunch!

MP
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food, with some unique dishes, great service.

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Food wasn’t fresh. Sparkling drink that I ordered didn’t have any sparkle. Wouldn’t recommend.

W
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A perfect restaurant for Ladies Who Lunch. Great selection of healthy light fares and delicious entrees and desserts in a pleasant atmosphere. Very attentive staff especially Michelle, who not only served our table of 5 efficiently but pleasantly as well.

L
New York Area
263 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place in the mall.
Either location Short Hills or Paramus.

A
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot for a quiet lunch. Love the popover & bullion, great service.

JD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a very nice department store lunchroom with large windows and a dome. Of course, the cup of chicken broth and popover with strawberry butter is a tradition and one I have enjoyed for many years. Our lunch was delicious and our server was very attentive.

N
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a nice dining experience. The large windows and skylight create a nice atmosphere even if you are overlooking the parking lot. The waitstaff was very friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed the complimentary broth, popovers with strawberry butter and the chocolate mints at the end. The entrees were a big portion. Our party had the crab cakes with a salad, the 1/2 soup and 1/2 sandwich option and the turkey sandwich which came with salad and fruit. The only negative would be the outdoor iron chairs. They were not really comfortable and they were very heavy to move in and out and they made a screeching noise when pulling them in and out. We would come back. This is a nice quiet spot in an otherwise crazy and noisy mall.

AW
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and relaxed dinning.

DL
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

We actually didn't stay to eat. A beautiful setting, but apparently no liquor license. We were looking forward to a glass of wine with our salads, so we left and went to legal seafoods instead. We did find out you can BYOB after we got there, but who is going to walk
Through a mall to fund your car to drive to a liquor store just to have lunch?

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I usually get the salmon salad but this time I got the vegetarian kale and farro salad and it was the best version I've had of this popular dish. The popover and strawberry butter that come with every meal are as delicious as they sound. I look forward to having one every time I come to the restaurant. I also think the wait staff is exceptional- warm, attentive but not overbearing, and they let you sit as long as you wish.

LC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good, but expensive for salad. $24.00 for a salad with 4 small shrimps

T
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service; gracious, quick and attentive waitress. Beautiful restaurant with open and airy feeling. Great food.

M
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

They never put me down as arriving!!!!, I want my points!

y
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet friends and have a wonderful lunch. Food and service is always good. The location is nice, too, as I usually do a little shopping after lunch.

p
Houston
200 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten here several times. The food is always delicious, the service is attentive, and the ambiance is very relaxing. A great respite from the craziness of Garden State Plaza!

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful place for lunch. Salads and sandwiches are awesome. The tiny cups of chicken consume and puff pastries are great starters that are brought out before the meal. Pleasant smiles, kind and friendly attitudes from the hostess to all the servers, beautiful decor and ambience, and delicious food make this place worth your time. Linda is the best server by the way, so professional, attentive, and friendly. Prices are not cheap, but worth it. The food is good quality, fresh ingredients, and very tasty. Plus, this place is nice and quiet. This hidden gem is my goto place for brunch or lunch. Thanks Rotunda. You guys are awesome!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

They never offered us their famous popovers
Only negative

D
London
21 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely place for lunch! Solicitous service, delicious food, very pleasant surroundings. Really one of the best places locally for lunch!!

AR
New York Area
188 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2014
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We had a very nice time even with the polite but inept service. Our entrees were given to the wrong people with the wrong toppings on each ( a double error in one shot). Having to ask for more popovers and butter 3 times became frustrating.

i
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2014
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

my shrimp salad consisted of four dried small shrimp. salad itself was good. would not go again for that price.

n
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I was looking forward to lunch here as it has been a number of years since I ate at the restaurant. The menu is more than adequate and service was good. I particularly like the fact that calories are indicated after each dish. I had hoped to eat outside on the new patio but my companion felt it was too muggy outside. Maybe in the fall!

G
New York Area
201 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

How could you not love a lunch that begins with a tiny cup of bouillon and a hot popover with strawberry butter. The salads are inventive, pristine fresh and deliciously dressed. The burgers are really good and served with crispy fries. The crab cakes, salmon, shrimp and all the other menu items are well prepared with fine ingredients. Our favorite server, Michelle, is a joy. She is professionally friendly and always has a smile.
Only thing that doesn't work here is their OPEN TABLE RESERVATION SYSTEM. Very frustrating as we eat there several times a week and can'mae a reservation!

G
New York Area
201 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My very favorite place for lunch. The cup of bouillon the hot popovers w/strawberry butter--where else does a meal begin like that/ Their menu isn't long but you can get all kinds of salads, a great burger, delicious crab cakes, shrimp, shrimp salad, chicken salad.....all very fresh and delicious. They have a selection of soups, sandwiches, and a children's menu. Desserts are okay but the lava cake is really delicious. Tables are large enough to hold all the plates and glasses they put on them. Occasionally there is a fashion show....after all, this Is Nieman Marcus!!