Excellent food and impeccable service! Our 3rd time back but some patrons can be a bit loud for an upscale establishment.
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.
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.
Kept rushing us to order, would seat us for 3/4 attendees , food only only ok esp for price
Fantastic service! Energetic ambience. And amazing dishes. But very pricey...!!!
Anniversary the evening was stellar
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.
The food was incredible and the service was also unbelievable!
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.
Been coming here for years.. Gary Danko is a master and his restaurant is his masterpiece. Everything was perfect. Cant wait to go again.
Outstanding food, service, ambiance that stands the test of time. The menu evolves slowly, allowing you to enjoy time-tested recipes. Wine list is diverse, outstanding.
Overall a wonderful experience. Good ambiance, service and energy. The wine pairings were superb and the food was great.
Amazing food and service. We will definitely go again.
We had an amazing holiday date night at Gary Danko! Everything was great - food, service, atmosphere. I loved the holiday decor - white trees with bright pink and blue faux butterflies. Food favs: beef filet, lobster, chocolate souffle, bananas foster. A wonderful night!!
One of the best experiences that we have had dinning. The service is magnificent. The food is scrumptious.
Flawless evening. We celebrated my husband’s 70th birthday in grand style at Gary Danko. Everything was perfect from the first moment we stepped into the restaurant. We were greeted warmly, seated quickly (great table!), and served professionally. Can’t recommend this restaurant highly enough.
I’m astounded. The staff are so attentive and knowledgeable. The wine pairings are some completely spot on, the food impeccable. What a complete joy.
Amazing as the first time I visited, took my son for his 25th Birthday, all he did was smile at me after every bite! We did a 9 course meal!!!
I’m surprised this place has a Michelin star. It was just ok. Out of the five courses, one was fantastic, two were so-so and two were sub-par. They were so slow bringing the wine - terrible service overall. With all the good restaurants in SF, def go somewhere else. We won’t be going back.
I wanted to introduce my 18-year-old daughter to my favorite place in San Francisco. As New Yorkers, we’re no stranger to good food and excellent service. Nonetheless, I never fail to be wowed by Gary Danko. Everything- from the attentive but not overly solicitous service to the sublime menu, from the amuse bouche to the spot-on wine suggestions- continues to meet my expectations, and more. And my daughter thought it was wonderful, notwithstanding her picky tastes.
Excellent as always. Aji appetizer was delectable and the branzino melted in my mouth. Yum! The butter cake was amazing! Service is first class.
Spectacular in every way. Third time there, the last being more than a decade ago, and if anything it's gotten better. The definition of fine dining, San Francisco style.
It’s amazing flavor
Everything was perfect. One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had in the country. Thank you. I will see you again!
Amazing welcome. Sensational food! Brilliant service!
been in over ten times but this time, the check in gentleman was so rude that my guests noticed how condescending he was.
The food was very good with many choices though I felt my food was light on flavor. The waitstaff was very responsive and knowledgeable. The environment was nice, comforting.
One of my favorites!! Always classy, always delicious!!
The experience was good. The servers did not have great humor and thus made things a bit awkward and very serious but the food was good!
A place for a special dinner experience, but maybe & probably past its time.
The famous owner chef Gary Danko now more or only with an ADMIN role now & x years it seems, NOT there at night or cooking his named food & present at night when they are there & doing their real work, dinners only. A bad sign & ominous. When the cat is away, the mice play. The rumors I hear.
The good & bad...
High quality foods, but some WAY overcooked or very bland tasting. The famous risotto dish WAY to watery & overcooked. I am told they cook it during the daytime when not busy & so NOT FRESH for the order. The desserts bordered on very bland & boring...except the bananas foster made tableside, simple & yummy!
Worse, you give CREDIT CARD with your resy, they also call to confirm before & DEMAND your call back & when I did, the young woman Rep “Amber”, tells me that she works OFF SITE & don’t know Mr. Danko or even the name of the current Head Chefs. What? Huh? That was in a Friday, then Sat I start getting unwanted & unauthorized TEXTS from them wanting or DEMANDING more confirmations! They take your money upfront upon resy & call 2-3 days before meal with MANDATORY $$$ then, & then keep HOUNDING you?
Moreover, upon entry, the Host tells me that they don’t carefully read the reservation SPECIAL REQUESTS/Comments Section ? What? Huh? The 1st Server then violates one of the comments/requests upon us being seated? What? Huh?
Way toooooo many Waiters (they call “Captains” & “Floor Managers”), like a few other way too formal SF eateries. You get your menu with one, make an order with another, then can’t find either one later. Way tooooo complex & impersonal!!! No connection with customer!!!! At least our “bread boy” was consistent...
The wine man, maybe “Jeremy” talked way tooooo much & long, almost destroying the experience & quiet. Is he on speed?
Last there 20 years ago, I’ll wait 20 more for the next visit..IF it exists by then. I tried. I survived. Next.
Wonderful meal as usual. Fantastic place to celebrate a birthday in intimate settings
It was extremely amazing and my friends loved it!
Consistently one of if not the best dining experience in SF. Can’t say enough. They’re the best.
Always a special event. Love
Great night celebrating my sister’s birthday. It was her first time and she can’t wait to go back. The food and service were outstanding as usual, and Steven remains the star of the team.
We’ll definitely be back!!
Went there because of the great reviews for my friends birthday, they did not disappoint. Had 4 course with vine pairing, enjoyed it very much.
Service was canned (for tourists) in its presentation. They had a lot of people working there but it felt super fake. We were rushed out after our meal so they could seat the next table. We weren't camping as we only had 3 courses so we weren't there very long. We were just enjoying conversation and as soon as we took our last sip of wine 3 different people came up within 3 minutes to ask if we needed anything else. I asked, are you waiting to seat the table and he said yes. So we left. Kind of a bummer overall really. Food was fantastic though.
The food is excellent, however there are many places with equal quality food for much cheaper.