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Phone: (415) 775-6190

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Aquatic Park-Fort Mason, Northwest San Francisco, Northeast San Francisco, Fishermans Wharf

Gary Danko Restaurant

Restaurant Gary Danko

American Restaurants, Continental Restaurants, French Restaurants, Fine Dining Restaurants, Bar & Grills, Restaurants
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Parking: Valet

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Dressy

Cuisines: Fine Dining, American, French, European, Continental, Bar & Grills

Alcohol: Yes, Full Bar, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No


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WOW! My new fiance and I (we ...

WOW! My new fiance and I (we had got engaged that day) went here to celebrate on the evening of our engagement. We each had a 5 course meal, in total 10 different dishes. The service was absolutely amazing and the food was even better. We both left feeling full, but not too full, but completely satisfied. We had: ahi tuna appetizer, roast maine lobster, herb crusted lamb, filet of beef, seared sea bass, cheese plate, pumpkin soup, pear tart tartini, bananas flambe, and chocolate souffle. We also got 2 glasses of champagne. Since we were also celebrating his birthday, they gave us a little lemon mousse cake with a candle and sent us home with a pumpkin bread wrapped up to-go.

Absolutely a must do if you're in SF. Worth all the money we paid. Only complaint is that you sit fairly close to other tables, so you don't really have much privacy.

My favorite restaurant of all ...

My favorite restaurant of all time! The food is amazing, but beyond that the service is impecable. Seriously, the waiters just come over the minute you need anything, you look up and someone is right there! We go here at least once a year, and I love the choice between 3, 4, or 5 courses and choices in each course. Enough members of my family are pescatarian/vegetarian/paleo/dairy-free that we can only go to places that have options, no fixed price for us:)



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Great meal

Oh snap. Gary Danko really lives up to their stellar rep. The vibe isn't overly snooty, considered it's one of the city's premier restaurants. We did the 3 course fixed price menu. We started with a beet salad with goat cheese and the lobster risotto. The risotto was great (though could have been a little warmer). The main course featured Maine lobster and raviolis. The lobster was pretty tender and the ravilois were nice and crisp, but not greasy (they were deep fried). We were sooo full by the time our final course came, so we took the cheeses, croissant bread pudding, and chocolates to go. All in all the waiter was really accommodating and even presented my vegetarian friend with a special menu. I wish the food was warmer.. really the only complaint.



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Gary had on 'off' night?

Living in SF, we have dined at all of the city's top restaurants on special occasions and were saving Gary Danko's for such an occasion. So, after many years of much anticipation, I finally broke down and took my wife there on Dec 1 for her birthday - one of those that end in 0.

I can say the ambience was superb, as was the service, though a bit officious and stuffy. The food, however, and wine we were served was abysmal. We had a St. Emilion that I should have had the good sense to send back, but I saw the Sommelier sniff and sip before bringing it to the table, so who was I to question this 'expert'. The only thing that adequately describes it is 'hard'. It was 'hard' on all parts of the mouth.

'Hard' seems to have been the theme that night. The foie gras was 'hard'. Its firm texture and light gray color was more like a piece of fried pate' or pork loin. No idea how they did that, since fixing foie gras is like frying butter - it melts.

The pork-belly creation was 'hard'. I could have used a cleaver and butcher block to chop through the petrified skin. The meat was stringy and the fat tough. How they managed to overcook the skin and undercook the meat is a mystery.

The rest of the meal was quite forgettable, not the dining experience we had long anticipated. My advice, for locals and visitors alike, give Spruce a try. You will not be disappointed

I would have sent Gary a 'heads-up' email, had his website provided for such feedback.

Foodie from NYC


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One of the best of SF

Half a dozen visits and we're convinced, Gary Danko is a first class operation. Solid food, solid service, professional operation, what more could you want? This one is a SF must.



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Highly Recommended

The food here is excellent. I recommend the ahi tuna starter. The wild mushroom bisque they offered before the meal and the pastry tray they offered after the meal were excellent too. I ate at One Market on the same trip and while the food there was very good, Gary Danko was much better. I think it deserves more than one Michelin star.



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A wonderful fine dining experience!

Beginning to end this was the best meal that I've had in San Francisco. Too many great items to cover all of them but I can say that the Foie Gras and Cheese Carts were the standouts. I recommend a conservative wine choice as price is not always reflective of quality. Next time you're looking for a superior fine dining experience in the Wharf area, I highly recommend givng Gary Danko's a call!



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an outstanding experience

Absolutely outstanding! The food, the wine but especially the people that are so intent on you having a wonderful evening. Excellent in every way.

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