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Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar - Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar - Fairmont San Francisco

4.2
4.2
1387 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar dazzles with its soaring domed ceilings, commanding columns, Tuscan-style frescoes and ornate detailing. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner designed by Executive Chef Michael Quigley as he collaborates closely with Bay Area organic farmers, ranchers and sustainable seafood purveyors on his seasonal, coast-influenced menus.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:30 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 772-5260

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Quigley

  • Private party facilities

    Large party reservations are available, however Laurel Court does not offer private space or buyouts.

  • Private party contact

    Kristyn Carter: (415) 772-5210

  • Neighborhood

    Nob Hill

  • Cross street

    California

  • Parking details

    We offer parking in the Fairmont Hotel Garage at the rate of $6.00 for 20 minutes. Guests dining in Laurel Court can obtain a validation in the restaurant for 50% off parking charges exclusive of overnight parking.

  • Public transit

    MUNI bus #1 stops on Sacramento and Mason Streets when heading West, or on Clay and Mason Streets when heading East. <br />Cable cars meet atop Nob Hill. The California Line stops on California and Mason; The Powell Line stops on California and Powell.

  • Entertainment

    On Wednesday through Friday Evenings from 5:30pm to 9:30pm & Saturdays from 6:00pm to 11:00pm, enjoy live piano.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Fairmont Afternoon Tea

    $115.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy traditional Afternoon Tea this Spring in Laurel Court. Whether a special celebration or simply for fun enjoy, steaming pots of fine loose-leaf tea over house-made scones, tea sandwiches on artisan bread, luscious fruit-topped pastries and French sweets delivered in elegant style.
  • Laurel Court Thanksgiving Buffet

    $175.97 per person

    Prepaid

    Nov 24, 2022 only
    Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with friends and family and leave the cooking to us! Enjoy a lavish buffet spread and live music set in the ambiance of Laurel Court’s sophisticated charm. Please note below: Your table will be reserved for 2 hours. We have a 15 minute grace period. Please call us if you are running later than 15 minutes after your reservation time. We may contact you about this reservation, so please ensure your email and phone number are up to date.
  • Fairmont San Francisco Holiday Tea

    $194.22 per person

    Prepaid

    Nov 25, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023
    The winter season is not complete without a celebration of tradition and magic with Fairmont San Francisco’s Holiday Tea. Enjoy the ambiance of Laurel Court’s sophisticated charm with family and friends over steaming pots of fine loose-leaf tea and house-made scones, tea sandwiches, luscious pastries and sweets. Keep holiday traditions flourishing or make new memories to cherish for years to come. Price is $149/adults and $89/kids under 12 exclusive of 20% Service Charge and 8.625% Tax. Please note below: Your table will be reserved for 2 hours. We have a 15 minute grace period. Please call us if you are running later than 15 minutes after your reservation time.

What 1,387 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. WA

    WA415

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food4service5ambience4
    Afternoon Tea service for three, with champagne included, runs around $350.00. Upon arrival, one of the champagne flutes at our table was absolutely filthy. There were also crumbs on our table from the previous seating. The teapots are designed horribly - if the pot is filled over halfway, the water fills the spout itself and spills everywhere. We could not properly pour any of our tea without making a huge mess. Most of the tea we brewed ended up on the table, floor, or in the tea cup's saucer. We were also only given one butter knife - usually there is a smaller knife for butter and fruit spreads, and then a larger knife to cut savory sandwiches. A last detail was that I had two guests in town visiting and had asked on my reservation to have small name cards made for them - those did not make an appearance. The staff was excellent and were attentive to all aspects of our needs, and this review has nothing to do with them. Everyone we interacted with were pleasant and incredibly courteous. However, I cannot justify a $350.00 value for a dirty table, ill-designed hardware, and lack of silverware. These are the fundamentals of afternoon tea, and I will not be coming back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Came here for an afternoon tea to celebrate my anniversary with my girlfriend. We had an amazing experience! The food was wonderful and the service was great!
  3. MB

    MarioB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was excellent! I was a bit disappointed since they were out of their onion soup which was recommended to me and the reason I went. Otherwise, everything was great. The vibe is quite elegant. And my server was very kind and attentive.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday treat
  5. LT

    LaurenT

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place to enjoy a fantastic meal! Piano in the background, beautiful venue, delicious food and fabulous service
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    The service was amazing, but the food selection was okay. Flavors were odd. Ambience was beautiful
  7. ML

    MichaelL

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We found this afternoon tea as a great alternative to dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was delightful, great tasting food, awesome service and ambience. I would just warn folks that parking is in the rear of the hotel. I spent 20 minutes in the front just to be told that that valet parking was only for registered hotel guests only. Overall, highly recommended
  8. E

    Etta

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jun the waiter was very attentive!! Giving him 5 ⭐️
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday tea for my daughter and it was fabulous!
  10. GW

    GrahamW

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most beautiful rooms to dine in around. Food was good, service was good. Would dine here again.
  11. HG

    HectorG

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The fact that they required a credit card for a reservation made me believe it was more than a hotel lobby restaurant. Turned out it is just a hotel lobby restaurant.
  12. AT

    AfternoonTeaLover

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was just OK. I was not very impressed though. The music was too loud. I could barely hear my friends talking.
  13. RR

    RebekahR

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    There were a lot of things not very enjoyable about my visit. Upon arrival, a woman was harassing the host station employees because she expected to be seated even though she had no reservation. After 30 minutes (yes, 30) she stormed off and came back with a hotel manager and was seated. I got the cream earl gray tea, and not enough tea leaves were put into my tea pot. The steep-age was constantly weak, even after stirring the leaves and giving more time. Someone added more water (without asking me) which made it worse. The savory dishes were horrible. I'm a lifelong student and lover of the English tradition of high tea. I've been to the Seattle and Victoria BC Fairmont's for tea and always enjoyed them. This food was horrendous. The flavors were the oddest pairings. The deviled egg salad was so bland - couldn't even taste the caviar. The roast beef was nice, but the carrot sandwich was purely disgusting. And the atmosphere was incredibly loud. I couldn't hear my friend I attended with. And next to our table a woman was taking non-stop photos of the food with an incredibly bright handheld light. The only two high points were my waitress, who was engaging and kind. And the pianist who was just delightful.
  14. p

    paigeebrown

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience5
    Rough night at Laurel Court our reservation was for 8:00 but we were told they couldn’t seat us for 20-30 minutes. They sat us at 8:15, but we didn’t get any food until after 9 pm. The waiter was hustling, but couldn’t keep up, the hosts seemed really lost and confused. Very understaffed with half the dining room sitting unused and empty. The food was perfectly prepared but my rib eye and truffled fries were cold :( but the food quality was great. The trout, half chicken and chicken Cesar as well as the cheese plate was delicious too.
  15. MH

    MariaH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    I made reservations prior since my partner & I were celebrating 7yrs. We get there & are told that we have to wait 10-15 since they are short staffed. End up waiting 20-30min. The menu was boring only had about 8 options, the drinks were good! No complain about the staff. Expected better especially with a reservation made prior.
  16. FK

    FatouK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful time and pleasant ambiance
  17. r

    rblocker

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was good but service was lacking, given the cost. Our waiter was young- did not really know the menu and was “unenthusiastic” to be there. Did not check on us after food was served and we ended up having to refill our wine from the bottle we ordered.
  18. DD

    DanielD

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nazem is an amazing server! Very attentive and pleasant to speak to.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy breakfast!
  20. AA

    AustinA

    Austin

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and excellent food!
  21. WW

    WesW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Honestly, not that great. Dimly lit, ambiance was missing.
  22. SC

    SharonC

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service. For dinner would have liked linens on the table.
  23. MS

    MarilynS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Located in one of San Francisco's most desirable hotels! The Laurel Court is a beautiful room and the food was outstanding! I am looking forward to returning!
  24. IG

    IrishG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Ambiance and service was excellent, however, the food was averaged for the price paid compared to my experience from the Empress Hotel Fairmont in Victoria. The server was excellent and knowledgeable. I will still recommend the Afternoon Tea but please don’t set your expectations too high.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful way to spend our 20th anniversary was high tea at the Fairmount! AJ was exceptional!
  26. ZN

    Z1Ne

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Convenient location if catching a show at the SF Masonic. limited menu covers the basics. appetizers were good, and the flat iron steak and cheeseburger were good.
  27. S

    Sandy

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    A great dining spot for events near the Masonic. Service was great. We had a burger and chicken artichoke dish. Both were good, but the carrots that accompanied the chicken was cold. Eclair dessert was very good.
  28. JT

    JaniceT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    After reading recent reviews I was skeptical, but overall the 4 of us enjoyed the High Tea experience at the Fairmont. A bit lacking on keeping our champ glasses filled, and we all would have liked to have tried more than one tea choice, but upon request our server was able to provide us an extra nibble of the Nutella/Banana tea sandwiches from the children's menu...we were all channeling our inner child! A bit pricey for the selection, but we left feeling full and satisfied.
  29. LL

    LeslieL

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a delicious Mother’s Day buffet. Our favorites: desserts and the four kinds of smoked salmon. Kudos to the chef(s)! Our experience would not have been possible without the excellent attention to detail and service by the waitstaff (who moved about the dining room discreetly) and staff at the buffet stations. The Fairmont is one of our favorite places!
  30. t

    tobiw

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Went here for Mother's day brunch. Upon entering decor is nice and ambience as well. As for the food that's something to be desired. Most of the hot food was dry and overcooked. Being a Sunday brunch the only breakfast items were an omlete station and some pastries. For the price you pay here I'd expect a lot better quality and quantity. Our reservation was at 12:15 and by 1:30 the place was almost empty and no new guest were arriving.
  31. M

    Mila

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a good Mother’s Day experience for me, the venue is elegant, the service was excellent. The foods we had were all enjoyable except for the ham in the meat station and the sea bass- they were both too dry. Otherwise, all the other foods we had in all the food stations were excellent!
  32. C

    Celeste

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    I was so excited to have a fabulous breakfast for Mother’s Day. A special waffle, lox, maybe Special just for moms and an ambiance expected for such a highly rated hotel brand. Unfortunately, I was highly disappointed! The food came cold and dry. The french toast with hard crust as if days old bread. My partners bacon was cold dry and burnt. We eat out often in less prestigious places and have never eaten food this bad. The attentiveness of the staff seemed to be directed at the set up for the brunch starting a few hours later. I would have happy made reservations for but the website was not specific as to why I could not have any time slot after 8:45. Our mistake was not telling the restaurant staff but later at reception check out mentioning it fell upon deaf ears. We loved the room& view although we didn’t have any water upon arrival. This was a special treat for us and we otherwise enjoyed the classic features of this landmark of San Francisco. We’d love to come back but this meal and lack of concern by staff was unprofessional and disappointing.
  33. LC

    LillianC

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day
  34. EB

    EastBayAdventurer

    San Francisco

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Classic, courteous and culinarily InstaGram-ready was high tea at the Fairmont. Live pianist was also a delight.
  35. C

    Chris

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Our server was exceptional. Food was good but overpriced. Worst part was that there was a mouse running around the dining room.
  36. KH

    KathrynH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went for the spring afternoon tea. I really enjoy afternoon teas. They had a good tea selection. The tea also included a flute of Mumm’s champagne, savory tea sandwiches, scones with jam, lemon curd, and clotted cream, and small sweet tea cakes and macarons. It was all delicious! The room was elegant with wonderful ambiance. The service was very good without being intrusive. This is good for adults and well-behaved children.
  37. j

    jj5800

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The cheese sampler appetizer was very good with wine or cocktails. Hamburger was also very good. Cobb salad was good but not great. Our server Oscar was excellent.
  38. JQ

    JerryQ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Poor selection of food for a “ Easter Celebration “. Food quality average, service average.. beautiful room. Not worth the price at $189.00 per person!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely tradition we have is to go to Easter lunch buffet. It’s absolutely beautiful and the service and food are superb!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    “Disappointing” is an understatement. Being seated at a folding card table with conference chairs for a $650 meal was shameful on the part of the restaurant. As a guest of the hotel and an Accor diamond member, I feel unappreciated and quite frankly, mistreated.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar - Fairmont San Francisco offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 772-5260.

Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar - Fairmont San Francisco is rated 4.2 stars by 1387 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar - Fairmont San Francisco

950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Additional information

  • Cross street

    California

  • Neighborhood

    Nob Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:30 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer parking in the Fairmont Hotel Garage at the rate of $6.00 for 20 minutes. Guests dining in Laurel Court can obtain a validation in the restaurant for 50% off parking charges exclusive of overnight parking.

  • Public transit

    MUNI bus #1 stops on Sacramento and Mason Streets when heading West, or on Clay and Mason Streets when heading East. Cable cars meet atop Nob Hill. The California Line stops on California and Mason; The Powell Line stops on California and Powell.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Quigley

  • Entertainment

    On Wednesday through Friday Evenings from 5:30pm to 9:30pm & Saturdays from 6:00pm to 11:00pm, enjoy live piano.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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