Monday, April 26, 2010

Rotunda - Neiman Marcus, San Francisco









Rotunda is one of those restaurants that I simply love. Okay, full disclosure: it is very 'ladies who lunch'. In other words, this is where my mom takes me after we've been shopping. Even still, I love coming here on my own.

They always give you a tiny tea cup of chicken consomme as well as warm popovers with strawberry butter to start the meal. These two things are to die for. I could eat those popovers daily and never tire of them.

What I photographed above is a standard meal for me when I dine at Rotunda: the lobster club, fries and an absolutely killer bellini. Trust me, that sandwich is worth every bit of the $28 it will cost you to try one.

If you're shopping in the area, this a solid stop for lunch. If you're here around Christmas time, all the better. As for a table by the window, affording you a fantastic view of the decorations around Union Square.

8 comments:

weezermonkey said...

I'd be a really good lady who lunches.

Well, at least the lunching part suits me.

10yearstogether said...

For $28, is the consumee and popover free? The sandwich and fries look NOM! Maybe one day I'll treat myself to lunch here. My birthday IS coming up, after all.

Swank said...

I love that the iPhone encourages your food blogging. Yummy.

HaveShoesWillTravel said...

Lobster rolls and bellinis are 2 of my favorite foods.

SFCityGirl said...

Yes, @10yearstogether, the consumee and the popover is included with anything you order. :)

Shoebride said...

The Popovers alone are worth it! (especially with that strawberry butter they serve it with!) The one in my NM is called Zodiac and my mother and I hit it up every time we shop there!

Anh said...

You're amazing for posting this and I'm silly for having never eaten there before - no better way to convince my hubby to come into Neimans with me than to offer him a lobster club sandwich. Surely he can't complain!!!! =) =)

virginia bed and breakfast said...

The Rotunda is an very elegant restaurant at Neiman Marcus San Francisco. Retreat to a fine-dining atmosphere with an innovative menu selection. Taste one of our exquisite seasonal entree selections or experience the famous NM Chicken Salad.

Enjoy our prime location for lunch before the theater or during a day of shopping.It is the perfect choice for any special occasion or for turning an ordinary day into something wonderful.