Dana's

4.4
638 reviews
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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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LN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, excellent share plates, good bar

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E
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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DS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 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 15, 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 15, 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 15, 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 12, 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 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing dinner

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B
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 9, 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
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 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 7, 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 7, 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 6, 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 5, 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 3, 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 3, 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
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 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 2, 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 2, 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 February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner was great

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R
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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O
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Had a good experience. Food was good. Some, like the prawns, were a little too heavy on salt. Great service. A little cramped. Tables too close to each other.

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B
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

I find it to be hit and miss. Sometimes, the food is superb. Nights where it is really crowded, not so good. Everyone wants a seat in the booths by the window. If you sit there, it's a great experience. At other spots, it's noisy, smokey, and the tables for two are too small and too jammed together. We've decided to only go on a slow night where we can sit wherever prefer and the food will be good. Edwardo , our waiter earned 5 stars, the hostess, not even one. Not very welcoming.

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SS
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I really wanted to love this place because it's close to home. They really need to learn about less is more, when it comes to sauces and purees. I had the scallops which were excellent by themselves but all the sides were saturated in sauce and puree which made them almost inedible. A little sauce goes a long way. My boyfriend had the filet he ordered it medium/medium rare, it can out mooing. He sent it back, they had it for 15 minutes, so I either ate mine before he had his or I ate mine cold. The steak came back and was excellent. The plate was so covered in other sauces they overwhelmed all the sides. I am sure there are great things and you have to know how to order. Service was spotty as one waiter seemed to be covering half the restaurant and it was packed. We will go back and try something else. With great ingredients it would be much better to serve them a bit cleaner with sauces minimized or served to the sides of the fresh vegetables.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fun, good food, great service and engagement by staff and management

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FM
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The food is generally good at Dana’s however this time my friends Cobb salad was not up to par. In addition to that when she finished drinking her iced tea, there was a dead fly in it
The waiter was very unfazed about it when I spoke to him. I asked at the Ice tea be removed from the bill since he did not suggest it

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y
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Go to restaurant with friends big plus not noisy. Always enjoy the food and awesome service..

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n
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

For the price that Dana's charges, the food is just average. Nothing spectacular. This time we were seated at a corner (what they call a "Booth") in the bar for two people which is very awkward as it is so close to another table for two--so much so it feels we are in their conversation/space. The service was terrible. For a simple glass of wine and a soup it took almost 30 minutes. The onion soup is terrible--don't order it. We only go here for its location since it's convenient.

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DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met a girlfriend for lunch last week. Dana's was a wonderful meeting spot to catch up. The food was wonderful, service impeccable, and the seating was warm and cozy. I saw several other women's groups there also meeting for lunch. We hadn't seen each other in awhile so we were there longer than a normal lunch but no one rushed us. Wonderful experience.

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OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a nice evening at a comfy, cozy restaurant. The service was excellent and the menu is tempting! Full bar; life is good!

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G
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our experience was very good. The only negative was the mashed potatoes either came from a box or were too wet. The filet of sole was perfectly prepared and the eggplant parmigiana was tasty and plentiful.

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E
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice meal and quiet, so easy to have a conversation. Service was good. Will come back!

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OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

How come no one told me about this place?! Been in Danville for 11 years and my wife and I wanted to try something new, this place was great. Both of us could not believe we had never heard of it. Definitely a place we will frequent. Food was really good.

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RQ
Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Dana’s. The service is great! We both had the filet. It was delicious.

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S
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good food, warm, neighborhood feel, friendly service

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

excellent service and wonderful presentation of our food we ordered.

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KF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

New Years eve

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