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Top of the Mark

1 Nob Hill (California & Mason Sts.) Send to Phone
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Striking 360-degree panoramas are only part of the story at this classic, romantic rooftop retreat.
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Top of the Mark Restaurant Review

: A must-see meeting place since its launch in the late 1930s as a rooftop bar at the historic Mark Hopkins hotel, this lofty landmark offers 360-degree panoramas through the towering windows comprising all of its walls. Amidst such visuals --- the bay-facing eastern windows are best by day, the western windows framing a city-lights jewel box by night --- dining and drinking could be almost an afterthought. Thus the TOTM's carefully crafted, understatedly elegant fare is a surprise --- from dinnertime caviar and saffron paneer (sometimes accompanied by live music and, in summer, movie screenings) to lunchtime steak tartare and octopus Niçoise. Consider as well the bar's famous 100-Martini menu and day-brightening breakfast buffets featuring hot entrées, fresh fruit, cheese, smoothies, house-baked pastries and even dim sum. Sunday brunch --- add a pianist, carving stations and free-flowing Champagne --- is a special-occasion sine qua non.

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