Walking into the lobby of the Fairmont San Francisco is like stepping back to a time when life was all
about elegance and extravagance. The grandeur of the gilded lobby and the helpful staff will greet you
as you check in and make your way to a room that is equally bursting with elegance. Regardless of where
your room is located, you will enjoy breathtaking views of the city. If you happen to end up in the Tower
as we did, you may find yourselves so captivated by the view that you’ll need to pry yourselves away to
venture downstairs to The Tonga Room.
Touting a recently revamped menu, The Tonga Room is a unique experience. Request a table for two next to the
pond and you will have a fabulous view of the storm. You will hear thunder and witness raindrops fall into
the water! By starting with the Tonga Platter, the two of you will get a taste of the best The Tonga Room
has to offer including aloha pork ribs and coconut prawns. The Mongolian Beef Tenderloin is bursting with
flavor and falls apart in your mouth.
By Kristin Novotny
Updated October 2009