The Rotunda in Neiman Marcus’ popover with strawberry butter is #73 on 7x7 Magazine 100 Things to try before you die list in San Francisco. The Rotunda is clearly for “ladies who lunch” or desperate-housewives-who-don’t-need-to-work-and -shop-all-day (I’m neither). Situated on the 4th (highest) floor of the store it boosts a magnificent golden mosaic glass ceiling and the view of the store below. The layout is like a theatre with the stage in the middle.
The chicken consommé and popover was the highlight of the meal. The popover is huge, fluffy with a crispy exterior and a big hole of air in the middle. The strawberry butter was a special addition to the popover. You can ask for seconds!
The entrees are priced $17-$29 and the food is very average. One of the dishes we ordered was the lobster club. The club is very skimpy on the lobster meat at $29.00. The toothpick holding the sandwich together had the Neiman Marcus logo; that is WHY it is $29.00.
I’m happy to pay for the ambiance and the popovers. I can imagine throwing a baby/bridal shower at the Rotunda. Christmas time must be beautiful with Neiman Marcus’ signature four floor tall Christmas tree. I may spot Santa taking a break sipping tea in fine china. Afternoon tea is served after 2:30pm.
150 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94108