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Gary Danko  - Gary Danko, San Francisco, CA

Gary Danko

4.8
4.8
892 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary French / American
Nineteen years after opening its doors in San Francisco’s iconic Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood, Restaurant Gary Danko continues to refine its award-winning combination of classic French cooking, thoughtful and inventive use of local ingredients, and personable yet impeccable service. “You don’t just open a great restaurant,” says Chef Gary Danko, “it’s a constant work in progress.”

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Nightly, 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 749-2060

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gary Danko

  • Private party facilities

    Our Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 10 guests for a special celebration, business dinner or a gathering of friends. Our dedicated staff will ensure you and your guests have an extraordinary evening. We are pleased to open the restaurant for private lunches accommodating 10 to 65 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Stephanie Reynolds: (866) 758-6145

  • Neighborhood

    Fisherman's Wharf

  • Cross street

    Hyde

  • Parking details

    <br />

  • Public transit

    Hyde Street Cable Car<br />Muni Bus: 47 and 30

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room

What 892 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. MB

    MarcB

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my wife’s 58th birthday and we enjoyed sitting with Andrew at the bar greatly even though we had a table reservation.
  2. DA

    DanielleA

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion. Service is always professional and attentive. Most of our dishes on this visit were very good, although a few were sadly under seasoned. Regardless, we had a lovely evening, and will return soon!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Without a doubt the best fine dining restaurant in San Francisco. The food is fantastic and always interesting. The service is impeccable. It’s a little pricey but worth it.
  4. f

    fishinrod

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As good as the first time.
  5. H

    Harold

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente comida, excelente servicio. Recomendable
  6. RR

    RichardR

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It just does not get any better than Gary Danko. The food and service were both superb. Friendly, but professional service, and food prepared uniquely and intelligently to let the natural tastes shine through. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a special night out.
  7. TD

    TheDoctor

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a treat to dine at Gary Danko. Food and service are always over the top.
  8. L

    Lindav

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner and food! Might just be my favorite meal and restaurant of all time.
  9. RC

    RheetaC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and wine was fantastic, even for my vegan friend! Very nice service, attentive and polite.
  10. L

    Lycha

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    There is a date on the bottom of the goodies(to-go-cupcake). We asked the waiter what that date was. The answer given was the date the cupcake was made, he said it proudly emphasizing how fresh the cupcake was due to it is always made fresh the same day. BUT we have 4 cupcakes at the table. Two had today’s date, the other two had tomorrow’s date. SO two cupcakes were made IN THE FUTURE!!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, drinks, service !!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A regular favorite for us for special occasions. Never fails to impress!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my twins birthdays and mine as well. This was the only thing they wanted to do to celebrate their birthdays.
  14. B

    Bonifide

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service is excellent and Gary danko delivers. The attention to detail is amazing from coat check to food. It is a perfect place to celebrate a special occasion but as far as food being memorable I definitely can’t say that. But thanks for making our experience memorable.
  15. SH

    SydneyH

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We waited years for reservations when we finally got them it was worth the wait.....FANTASTIC
  16. P

    Peter

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the be best. Friends love it. I’d eat there ever night if I could.
  17. AL

    AndrewL

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a amazing experience, we have been going to Gary Dankos for years. Food is extraordinary, service is great and is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Make sure to make a reservation ahead of time.
  18. S

    Sandy

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Heard a lot about this restaurant and it is one of the legendary ones in San Francisco. The food was excellent. As expected, it is expensive and a splurge. The service is impeccable but I gave it 3 stars for service because I asked for a table by the window and was not given one. As we were seated, 2 window tables opened up, both of which remained open for over an hour, so I am not sure why my request was not granted. Our table for 2 was in the middle part of the restaurant with lots of traffic going back and forth that did significantly diminish the experience. Overall 4 stars and of course, at least one visit here should be on the San Francisco restaurant bucket list. Restauranteurs need to be aware of how important seating request are to clients.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and delicious food.
  20. D

    Delish

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gary Danko- consistently good food, service and great attention to detail. Thank you for making my parents 50th wedding anniversary so special!! I am so grateful that you allow patrons to set up payment in advance to avoid what I refer to as the classic Asian argument of “No- give ME the check” - what a relief! Also, being able to have a special floral arrangement on the table for when we arrived- absolutely wonderful! Thank you for all that you and your team does!
  21. JD

    JulieD

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    After 20 years this restaurant has not missed a beat. It is an incredible fine dining experience and is consistently outstanding. The only reason I gave food a 4 star is because we received the wrong dish but it was still delicious and we ate it. You can spend this kind money at other more trendy fine-dining restaurants in SF but Gary Danko remains a gold standard and cannot be beat by newer, less established places. Hands down favorite.
  22. AS

    AlexandraS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely one of the best dinners in the city. Service is outstanding and the food is balanced, delicious and always beautiful! Thank you again to all the staff for always somehow making each visit more memorable than the last.
  23. c

    culinaryhappygolucky

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    This was my second visit to this restaurant. 1st time was amazing. Maybe it was an off night but the food was not spectacular as I had hoped and way overpriced.
  24. JM

    JulesMacrae

    New England

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening...fabulous food and service
  25. BM

    BobM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing dining experience!
  26. WC

    WCReviews

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Expensive restaurant but worth the price. Fantastic service and exceptional food.
  27. DK

    DKW1

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and the service was equally good.
  28. N

    Neener

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    This is my 2nd time dining at Gary Dankos. And this experience did not compare to the 1st visit. Food was excellent! I was disappointed in the servers. It felt like they were rushing us thru courses, trying to take plates when we were not finished with that course., and a bit rude at times. They just didn’t seem to like being there. Not sure if I will ever go back.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to Gary Danko many times and I always appreciate the great service!!
  30. MT

    MTYD

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful time here. We went for our anniversary and had a fantastic meal paired with some lovely wines. We both had a four course meal paired with four wines. It was especially nice as we both could pick and choose any four items off of the menu. Thus we each picked different dishes and had an amazing time sharing each throughout the night. The service was superb and atmosphere was very romantic. My only criticism is the styling seemed dated and in need of a revitalization. Otherwise I highly recommend!
  31. JL

    JLRA

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and impeccable service! Our 3rd time back but some patrons can be a bit loud for an upscale establishment.
  32. y

    yotw

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    They were great with our babies! we were a little worried about taking our two years old there, as they had no high chairs and is more of a fine place, they give us bench seats was accommodating and the food was good. Even the baby pasta had good cheese and the kids loved it.
  33. j

    jyoon

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Glazed oyster dish was exceptional, scallops and lobster were very good, duck breast with duck hash was good and fillet of beef was ok. Grand marnier soufflé was over the top.
  34. DJ

    DaoJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Kept rushing us to order, would seat us for 3/4 attendees , food only only ok esp for price
  35. G

    G4ge

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service! Energetic ambience. And amazing dishes. But very pricey...!!!
  36. BL

    BradleyL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary the evening was stellar
  37. MC

    MCDavis

    Sacramento

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants anywhere. I'm a foodie, and San Francisco is a foodie town, and Gary Danko still standouts. The food is amazing, with plenty of choices, and the service is outstanding. There is always someone to help you in a friendly and accessible way. Truly an outstanding experience.
  38. J

    Jesse

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible and the service was also unbelievable!
  39. F

    Foodluvr

    Denver

    59 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Good food and ambiance but very rushed meal. We were in and out in an hour and fifteen minutes. This is not an inexpensive restaurant and should have provided a more leisurely, enjoyable dinner. Two nights later, we dined at Acquerello, which is a MUCH more fabulous restaurant.
  40. j

    jm547

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been coming here for years.. Gary Danko is a master and his restaurant is his masterpiece. Everything was perfect. Cant wait to go again.

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Gary Danko is rated 4.8 stars by 892 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hyde

  • Neighborhood

    Fisherman's Wharf

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Nightly, 5:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    <br />

  • Public transit

    Hyde Street Cable CarMuni Bus: 47 and 30

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gary Danko

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room

  • Phone number

    (415) 749-2060

  • Private party facilities

    Our Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 10 guests for a special celebration, business dinner or a gathering of friends. Our dedicated staff will ensure you and your guests have an extraordinary evening. We are pleased to open the restaurant for private lunches accommodating 10 to 65 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Stephanie Reynolds: (866) 758-6145

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