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    Ladies Who Lunch: Sandwiches at Neiman Marcus

    September 16, 2009 4:56 pm · Posted by Nancy Einhart

    I admit, I love eating at The Rotunda, the restaurant at Neiman Marcus in San Francisco. My mom and I often go there when she visits, lunching alongside very posh people on very posh sandwiches. I spend most of the meal wondering: who are all these people and how do they have so much money? Before the meal, you get the traditional out-of-this-world popovers with strawberry butter. That's a lot of bread if you order a sandwich, but I manage. Last time, I had a bit of a hangover, and the croque madame was the perfect cure with its gruyère cheese, béchamel, fried egg, and asparagus I've also ordered the $28 lobster club. As you can see, the chef doesn't skimp on the lobster club. It's huge, with layers of lobster, avocado, bacon, and other goodness. But when I'm paying nearly $30 for a sandwich, I'd prefer it be perfectly made, and this one left something to be desired. It was poorly assembled and tasted surprisingly pedestrian. Next time I'm at Neiman, I'll order the croque madame — or just fill up on popovers.

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    Really, can anything bad ever happen at the Rotunda? The worst thing is that you might discover you are poor, at least compared to the others there, but all get the posh treatment. The sandwiches are pretty good, too.

    posted by Tiffany Walsh

    Oh, next time you are in Los Angeles, we must go to The Ivy in Beverly Hills. Same sort of feeling, but I must say, my $25 omlette was fabulous. I'm sure their sandwiches have a good story. Like, which one Tom Cruise prefers and why.

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    I want to go there.

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    But where is us men-folk 'sposed to eet?

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