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“Great breakfast”

Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #928 of 5,642 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Nob Hill
Cross street: California
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.
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great breakfast”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Really wonderful breakfast buffett that included un limited Champagne. Eggs bennedict was to die for

Visited March 2013
Thank Kelly P
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Chester, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“A little bit of 'The Savoy' in San Francisco!”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

The service and the opulence has to be experienced. Grand, is the word for this sitting area with restaurant and bar areas.

Visited April 2012
Thank plb100
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fairmont Convenient”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Laurel Court has the best breakfast buffet in the city
The lounge area wonderful for earlye vening or late night nosh plus excellent choice of wines by the glass
Comfortable and relaxing in the lounge

Visited March 2013
Thank TDoorley
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Western Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good food!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The food was consistently tasty! We stayed across the street, so ate lunch there most days. The steak salad is delicious & quality was good all week.

Visited February 2013
Thank minitraveler2
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San Francisco, California
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527 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
“Lovely Décor-Not Worth Full Price at Dinner”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

The Fairmont Hotel is a grand establishment with a beautiful old world atmosphere. Over the years we’ve dined at several of the restaurants on special occasions. The Laurel Court is a very pretty circular room with trompe l’oil walls, marbleized columns, and low lighting. Despite it’s elegance, it doesn’t evoke an intimate atmosphere as it is adjacent to the lobby with the main walkways and staircase running down the middle. If you like to people watch, it’s aptly situated, but for a romantic evening, it disappoints. We bought a “local deal” on Travelzoo for dinner and wine for two featuring a glass of red or white, an appetizer, and entrée for $69 with the advertised regular price of $122. For appetizers we ordered the yellow squash soup and the spicy clams. Since they were out of clams, they substituted six oysters on the half shell, which was impressive. As entrée, I had the cod and my husband ordered the steak for a $5.00 up-charge. Portions were small, yet perfectly prepared and delicious.We each had a glass of house Cabernet included in the deal. Although it was a Friday evening, the restaurant was fairly empty for a 7:30pm reservation so we were surprised that the service was just okay, not great. We had to ask for bread and water re-fills didn’t arrive until a waiter was summoned. When the bill came, an automatic 22% gratuity was added to the full price menu plus tax bringing our total amount paid with the voucher to a bit over $130. We can understand gratuity being added with a party of six or more, but adding 22% gratuity to a full price ticket for two people didn’t feel right. A tip is a bonus for service rendered and, in our opinion, should be left to the consumer to proffer according to satisfaction. Thus we found the experience too expensive for the value received, even with the Travelzoo voucher! There are so many excellent and beautiful restaurants in San Francisco that we would not pay full price for a dinner meal at Laurel Court. We have heard that the buffet breakfasts are worth the price, however across the street, the Top of the Mark boasts a bountiful buffet with a view.

  • Visited March 2013
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