The recipient of the coveted James Beard cooking award, Chef Gary Danko practices his genius at his eponymous, 75-seat Gary Danko restaurant. ... More
The recipient of the coveted James Beard cooking award, Chef Gary Danko practices his genius at his eponymous, 75-seat Gary Danko restaurant. Reservations usually have to be booked two months in advance. Luxurious appetizers, flavorful entrees, and decadent desserts are the true crowd-pleasers here. The prix fixe-only menu includes dishes like Lobster Salad with Fennel, Citrus, Avocado and Mustard Tarragon Dressing and Seared Maine Scallops with Black Truffle, Leek and Potato Puree. Indulge in the special Flambeed Pineapple with Macadamia Nuts and Coconut Sherbet, prepared table-side and with gusto. An outstanding wine list featuring hundreds of California and French bottles is available.
For the 30th birthday, my husband surprised me by taking me to Gary Danko. The food was great, the service was great. Worth every penny! It is now our favorite restaurant, in fact, I'm taking my husband there tonight for his birthday!
My girlfriend and I had the pleasure of dining at Gary Danko and it was everything I expected it to be. From the time we arrived to the time we were seated there were always multiple people attending us. And the food is out of this world. The staff was incredibly accommodating and not pretentious at all. We can not wait to go back again. This is by far the best Restaurant we have been to in the city in terms of Food comparison to Pricing. It is worth every penny you! So hurry up and book your reservations as you will need to do this well in advance but it is so worth it.
Thank you again to Gary Danko Staff for a wonderful experience.
I tried to make reservation 2 weeks earlier before my trip. Needless to say, it was fully booked already. So I walked in at 5pm when they just opened for dinner. I got seated in the bar. The service and food is excellent although the wine is quite expensive. Dont miss it if you visit SF.
The moment you walk in the door of the restaurants, you are blown away with impeccable service. The staff is very attentive and detailed. The food was amazing my guest and I order the 5 course-tasting menu, which was incredible. Every dish was flawless and delicious: the Amuse (foie gras terrine), the seared foie gras, the lobster, the Venison (I ordered it Rare), the selection of cheeses, and for dessert the chocolate souffl
We enjoyed our anniversary at Restaurant Gary Danko. It was our first time there but we felt like guests that had dined there a hundred times. The staff is expertly trained to provide the finest service, yet allowing your the privacy of a romantic dinner. The food was the best that we have ever enjoyed anywhere. The winter holiday decorations were elegant and made the dining rooms just sparkle. We can't wait to go back. It is worth every penny! Don't miss it!
i recently dined at gary danko's with my girlfriend and her family. we all chose different five-course meals and were absolutely stuffed by the time the whole thing was said and done. if i were do it again, i'd probably forego the cheese. it was good, but i barely ate any of it because the portions of the other courses were quite large. i had the sweet white corn soup, sered yellowfin tuna, cornbread stuffed quail, cheese, and watermelon consomme. all were excellent, especially the soup and the yellowfin, but as i said, altogether too much food.
as to be expected, the service was excellent and included a pre-appetizer from the chef, a small gift of bread for the ladies, and the pen used to sign the bill. not entirely sure why vallet parking couldn't have been complimentary, though. oh, yeah, and a $4400 bottle of wine. pretty cool.
Located very close to the wharf and all of the tourist traps, and you could walk by it without even realizing. Nice atmosphere but seemed a little pretentious at times. I think we were sitting next to an I-banker type with his trophy wife/GF, laughing falsely with an older couple...but hey, it's fine dining! Worthy of being considered a top SF restaurant but I didn't feel it lived up to the hype (not necessarily its fault). Straighforward prix-fixe options, but no amuse bouche. Expensive for sure, but not outrageously priced (not incl. wine). Give it a shot but just don't expect the world.
I chose the 4 course option, and the sweet corn and trruffle soup was divine. I followed with scallops, the guinea fowl, and finished with the watermelon conssume. The place was a bit noisy, but the waiters were excellent and the food was delicious.
My friends have always recommended Gary Danko and it's always ranked at the top of Zagat's, so I finally got a chance to see what the fuss was about.
The food IS very good with an excellent wine list, and the service was impeccable. The pricing was actually fairly reasonable, considering what other restaurants are charging. The only drawback is that the tables are quite close together, which detracts from the ambiance a little.