The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San Francisco

4.6
4407 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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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.

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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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Screening
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 4407 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.2
Value
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

was seated next to the wet floor due to ceiling leaking. They don’t even bother to apologize for any convenience. they come and wipe the floor but weren’t offered to move to different table. ordered truffle fries but never served . I told them to bring birthday dessert for my husband but never came. so disappointed

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JessicaM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience4

The service and ambiance was nice as expected, but the food was horrible. I took my daughters for tea service as mother-daughter date. The sandwiches were so dry as were the scones. Go for the “high tea” experience, not the food unless you’re ordering off of the regular menu.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant! It’s a beautiful setting and a perfect lunch place with your girlfriends.

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vipAnita
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What's not to like.
My guest encountered a brief mishap at the reception desk but she told me the Manager handled it seamlessly.

The Rotunda is always a trusted choice when we want a great place to meet and dine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My daughters first trip to Sam Francisco and this was an incredible stop! We had a great time! Food, service and atmosphere were out of this world! We will be back!

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Caymanmama
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Very limited menu, very slow service, probably both due to COVID-19. Still glad they have reopened.

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AliciaR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely lunch. Service was wonderful. Food fantastic. Lobster bisque amazing as always. Enjoyed our time with the Rotunda staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My daughters first trip to San Francisco and this was a must stop!! Food and service were impeccable! We were so happy we immediately booked the High Tea experience!!

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vipernestog
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter was fantastic

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vipUnitedwebe
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

I have enjoyed many luncheons at the Rotunda and always enjoyed them. Unfortunately , my experience was not great yesterday. The food was subpar. I ordered the salmon and it was on a bed of beets. I honestly think the beets were canned. The dark red was cute julienne style. Mushy. Now on a better note the service was impeccable as usual! Always top notch. Perhaps the food quality has something to do with lack of workers due to the pandemic.

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JohnJoss
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

We've visited The Rotunda often but will probably not go again. It may not be the fault of the place, but the value is seriously deficient. Since Covid, many of the menu items we have liked in the past have been discontinued. The reception staff, as always, were superb and welcoming.
We always like the lobster bisque and it was still good. That was all. The rest of the meal was marginal, but eye-wateringly expensive.
Service was acceptable.

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Elliebellie
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience4

Great place to be! Missing San Francisco! The service was great but I understand it’s not enough people working! Only see one person serving the table with mini table at the same time!
It takes forever for everything! So far it’s great don’t want to complain I’m grateful! thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful place, great service and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

I requested an window seats specifically on my reservation request. I thought I can get the desirable seating for my special day. However, the restaurant is very busy during the day, so they can not accommodate. I understand that seatings are limited. After about 10 minutes, the seating became available. I requested to change seating, but I only find out after I have been seated that I can’t change table or request to change table. I wish these information can be shared with me earlier, so that I know about it before check in. The service is amazing, the high tea on the other hand aren’t as good

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LauraT
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was OUTSTANDING. The view is beautiful no matter where you sit, the food was delicious. We had the tea service and every level of the platter was delicious. The tea was so yummy! Me and my husband were blown away at the service as well. They would swoop in and take any empty plates so quickly that you wouldn't even realize it. My husband was dumbfounded when a waiter reached over to snag his empty plates so quickly that he didn't even have time to react! It was funny. It helps because the tables are quite small and there is no room for empty plates that are not being used anymore, so I appreciated the quick service. Not to mention how nice everyone was.

Will definitely be coming here again!

CK
CarolK1
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Wonderful to be back! Food was wonderful. The restaurant was a little too crowded for COVID standards. Willing to wait for a less crowded time. Thanks for reopening!

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vipyuri
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant!
Professional service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Love the Rotunda — pre-Covid, it was a frequent watering hole. The vibe and the service are great. The food is not as good as in the past.

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viplisa
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

staff were friendly, attentive, & helpful. service was awesome. food was yummy

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was exactly what I had wanted relaxed and enjoyable

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vipsbsally
Central Coast
55 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The amuse from the kitchen was a small cup of superb chicken broth. Highly recommend the generous Crab-Shrimp Louie for impeccably fresh crab from up north and tender, flavorful shrimp. Professional, knowledgeable service. And of course there's that beautiful Rotunda

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

The food was excellent and our server was delightful. I did not want to sit by the window so we were shown to a booth. The cushion on the booth was loose and very uncomfortable.

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vipmichellea
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a lovely dining experience and can’t beat the views!

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PatrickJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been eating at Neiman-Marcus restaurants for many, many years. Always a fabulous meal! BUT, the day they decided to combine the butter and strawberry jam together was disappointing. Not only is the butter hard, but they only serve a pastry-like dollop in a ramekin barely coating the bottom. The famous popovers deserve better! Still a fan!

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Sally
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

I had requested of Open Table that we be seated in a particular area. That request did not seem to be passed on to NM by Open Table. One of the Hosts was particularly helpful and gracious. Our waitress was perfect! Sally Porter

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vipMargaretM
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We’ve enjoyed The Rotunda many times so we came with expectations. We’re sure it’s a staffing issue, but we found the usually attentive waitstaff, however friendly, to be a bit slow. We’re just happy that The Rotunda is open again as it’s one of our most favorite places to dine and catch up.

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LawrenceL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unique and sophisticated menu.
Attentive service.
Historic Location.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time with my daughter!!!
Great server!

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BethanyH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great server great experience great environment

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

The service and staff was gracious! We were almost 30 minutes late to our reservation due to SF traffic but they were amazing with accommodating us. Granted we ate quickly as to not take up more of their time.

The teas were great! Jardin bleu was amazing.
The tiny sandwiches tasted pretty good specially the turmeric chicken. But I was surprised to see that the sandwiches were so plain. I was expecting a more intricate and delicate presentation for the tower of treats from past pictures. This makes me think they may have lost a pastry chef due to the pandemic.

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THHO
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Had a cute afternoon tea date here, and was exactly how I expected it to be especially within a mall and in the heart of SF.

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vipWilD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding truffle fries, tuna tartare, lobster bisque and crab melt.

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BayAreaKay
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My mom used to take me to lunch at The Rotunda when I was growing up and I have many fond memories of our visits, so I brought my daughter here when we were in the City for a mother-daughter day. Love the small touches like the consommé and popovers, and our lunches were delicious. We will definitely be back.

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AfternoonTeaFamily
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Everything was great, as usual. Glad to see a more comprehensive menu again.

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viplvrdjw
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Ambiance is great! Happy that the Rotunda re-opened! Enjoyed new items on the menu, ie, oysters on the half shell.

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vipVinceCourtney
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

Not sure what happened to the Chicken Palliard, but it’s nothing like it was with the marina & cous cous. Not good at all.

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MeghanH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One Of our favorite places in San Francisco had a great time!

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PaulY
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

This restaurant always makes me feel like I'm walking into a special place: the architecture, decor, and service level are superb. Sitting at the window was a new experience, versus the booths or bar area. Already looking forward to the next decadent lunch!

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BethE
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great waitress- noticed that our popovers looked bad, she replaced them with fresh rom the oven ones. It's the little things

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere

FAQs

The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus - San Francisco is rated 4.6 stars by 4407 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.