Dana's

4.3
654 reviews
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$30 and under
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Welcome to Dana’s! Tucked away in a lovely tree lined area known as The Livery in Danville, you'll find Dana’s, a fine dining restaurant and cocktail lounge where you can come to enjoy exquisite cuisine, great wine, fun drinks and great company. We are focused on taking traditional flavors and bringing them to life with creative combinations and bold presentations. With many choices on the menu at all times, our kitchen will cultivate dishes that explode with bold flavors and are designed to please even the most discerning palates.


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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We asked for a window table in the bar area & they were very accommodating. The staff was amazing. Friendly & attentive. Food was great. We will definitely go back again.

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f
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific This wasn't our first dining at Dana's, but the rating is the same... outstanding.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I read several great reviews and was not disappointed. Food and service stood out. We'll be back!

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RQ
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter, Eduardo was excellent!! He was very helpful and smiley. The filet was wonderful .
My husband had the special, Spare Ribs. They were more like pot roast. We love coming here.
Wish you would put the Brushetta back on the menu though!!

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VC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This place is our new favorite! Great vibe and amazingly good food.

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JE
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had dinner here on a Friday night and the food was very good. We had been a few months back as well. We had Dori as our server both times and she is friendly & efficient. We had cocktails, brought our own wine (corkage is $20), caesar salads, clam chowder and entrees. My husband & son both had the NY Steak special. It was tender and accompanied by potatoes and asparagus. I had the scallops as they were delicious the last time I had them. I was not disappointed. We were too full for dessert. We were seated at a booth s
o it was not too noisy and we were left alone to visit & dine at our leisure. Great spot!

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S
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was excellent from the time we entered until leaving a couple of hours later. Private booths make for distraction free dining with friends. The food was not only great tasting, but beautifully presented. The eggplant parmesan is a work of art .

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5
San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and rustic ambiance are attractions to us at this small restaurant. Service by Dori and her aids was exceptional.

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p
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

I really don’t know how Dana’s stay in business. This is my third time there and it will be my last. Every time I go there is a problem. Yesterday they screwed up two of the orders and by the time they got it right the orders that weren’t screwed up were cold. Although the waiter apologized they didn’t do anything else except blame the kitchen.

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B
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We arrived for our 7:30 reservation and were told it would be 20 min for a table to open up. We sat outside and had some wine while we waited for a table inside. We ordered our food then the waiter told us the chef had an emergency and that he had to leave. We would wait another 20 minutes for our food. The waiter offered us a cup of soup but we declined as we had already shared the calamari. When the food arrived, it was delicious! Dana’s is one of my favorite places to eat. I always order the petrale sole as it is done perfectly. Although we ate later than we normally do, the service was still very good and the food excellent.

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AL
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service, could’ve used little more ambiance given it was high-end, ...but would go back!

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P
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, my crab louie was terrific. I did forget my to go left over box- I was wondering if they could have called since they had my phone number to come back and retrieve.

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D
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was well prepared, presented well and tasty.

Serice was prompt, friendly without being obtrusive

Prices were reasonable

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TH
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dana's is now a go-to restaurant for us. Food is consistent, drinks are well-made. This time, however, the owner kept wandering by our table and staring at us as we were almost finished. It was very crowded that night and it was obvious he wanted us to give up our table. This was annoying and uncomfortable.

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BP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our first time there and we will be going back. The food was excellent. I started with their onion soup and my wife with I had the scallops and my wife the seafood stew. The scallops were perfectly grilled and served on a bed of delicious vegetables that were crispy and well flavored. Portions were generous. Service was good and staff and owner very friendly and responsive. Happy to find such a restaurant close to home.

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LN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Was pretty disappointed that my request was not honored. My friend and I were celebrating her birthday, but the restaurant would not acknowledge that.

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B
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Great little restaurant..noise is a factor as tables are so close and it becomes difficult to carry on a normal conversation.

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RC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, excellent share plates, good bar

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E
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice setting, good pricing, food was a tad too salty. Will return.

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S
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

One of the worst dining experiences I have ever endured. The service was so slow it was ridiculous. After an hour waiter finally brought some bread to our table. When the food arrived after it was dreadful. Crab melt was cold and tasted awful.

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DS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Surprised we had to wait for our table even with a reservation. Hostess was nice about it.
Order steak medium and it came rare so we finally sent it back and it was much better

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E
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We went on Valentine's Day so it was very crowded and we had to wait 20 min past our reservation. The only issue was my food was not that hot when it arrived. I think it was due to the big crowd and lots of people at the same time. Our starters were good and my husband's entree was hot - mine tasted good just was not hot enough.

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MW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The entire family spent Valentine’s dinner together. The food was great, ambience was outstanding.

Service was a touch slow but it was Valentine’s dinner so completely understandable.

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DB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a small but upscale restaurant in Danville. The food and service were outstanding. Since it is rather small, the tables were situated very close together, which makes it difficult to have a discussion with your dining partner. However, all else was fabulous.

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GF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was tasty, though my soup was not hot enough. Ambiance really nice. Loved sitting in the high backed booths.

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RN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing dinner

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B
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always great food. The service can't be beat either! They also honor their reservations.

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c
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

way to expensive for a basic menu that is mostly filler cheap veggie and lettuce

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Our server today really disappointed us. She forgot my husband’s soup, didn’t apologize, but sounded happy when we said to just cancel the soup order. The kitchen mixed up our plates as well. Our server made a point to tell us two times that the cook is new, blaming him rather than her not paying attention to the orders. The biggest problem is when we asked about a crab cake appetizer that we had ordered and hadn’t arrived yet. We asked the bus boy to check on it and we saw him go talk to her. She clearly had forgotten and we saw her scramble to the computer to put the order into the kitchen. Then she came over and told us the kitchen was “still” making them and made a point again to blame the cook since he’s new. If she had just admitted to forgetting and not lie to our faces, we wouldn’t have been so offended but it was clear she was lying to us. Integrity is so important and she just ruined the meal for us. So disappointing because the food and ambiance are excellent.

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J
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very professional service and food was excellent. Will return again.

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EE
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My (now) wife and I have been coming here for years and brought her here for our 1 yr anniversary. The staff let me set up a table with flowers and gifts about an hour before our reservation so I could surprise my wife. Food has never once disappointed and it’s always a treat to go here for the food and the service. Highly recommend

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CS
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We weren't sure what to expect as the appearance seemed very simple. However, the food was just wonderful. We were all completely content with not only the flavors and variety of food but also the portions. The drinks were excellent as well and our waiter Hector was just wonderful. Not one complaint about this restaurant and we will be back for repeat visits! It's a hidden gem.

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B
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a truly delicious dinner. The filet of sole is exceptional. We also had the cheese fondue as an appetizer and it was a real treat. We finished with a scrumptious berry art.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It took a while to get a waiter. Finally the hostess had a waiter from another area take care of us. It was great. The bar is OK the food is certainly good. It was extremely warm in the restaurant since the kitchen is right in the middle have put off a lot of heat.

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AG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious, but it did take quite a while to complete the meal. About one and a half hours. The Seating was a little uncomfortable. Had reservations but the only seating available was a table right behind the Hostess where we would feel the wind every time some one came in or an uncomfortable booth at the bar.

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great. The menu is large and we are always happy.

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KL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

Sat us in the bar with heat directly on us from the kitchen. Never apologized even though we had a reservation for the dining room. Hostess was rude and unapologetic.

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TC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It's always enjoyable and never dissatisfied. Never feel rushed and personnel is always pleasant and really knowledgeable about their meals and wines. The management always comes to ask how we are enjoying our meal

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner was great

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R
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

good food, great service, meh atmosphere. Not really romantic where we were.

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