Nightly, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
We will be closed July 2, 2018 through July 4, 2018 for maintenance.
What Insiders Are Saying
Gary Danko is a taste of a fancier, older San Francisco you're probably not used to. Fortunately, it's a very delicious taste.
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Enfolds you in fine service and exquisite cuisine every time...enjoyed every morsel
All in all a good experience. Unfortunately my girlfriends beef was a bit too much grilled. Even if she ordered medium well I would say it was too much charred and dry. I would not have served that to my guests.
The rest of the food was excellent. Great sea food and desserts. my bison was also very good.
Excellent! All of service was amazing and so thoughtful and positive. The food was delicious and the entire experience was 5 stars. Bravo!
I was shocked when I was able to make a reservation 3 days before the day I wanted to dine. It was for my husband's birthday celebration because my son who lives in Southern California was also in town. The food was excellent and the service was exceptional. My husband and my two adult children thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Thank you!
Excellent service and great food
Food was delicious, staff very attentive, atmosphere lovely, menu varied.
It was a wonderful and magical evening!
I like this restaurant. I’ve been there several times. Unfortunately, our most recent visit didn’t go that well. We asked that our food not have any onions in it. We were reassured that none of our plates would have onions. We ordered the lamb, and it came with a large quantity of onions. It may have just been a simple mistake, but it shouldn’t be happening at this restaurant. Aside from being disappointed, I might not be back for a while. It was the one thing we asked them to do, and they didn’t come through.
Amazing they get service! Will be back again and again
A wonderful all round experience. Attentive but not suffocating service. Knowledgeable but not stuffy staff. The food was amazing. Top of the list for a special occasion.
Birthday dinner. Absolutely fabulous.
A birthday celebration...it was delicious and a great occasion!
Excellent service. Awesome food :-)
Great spot for a celebration! We loved every dish!
While the restaurant is lovely and the service impeccable the food did not leave a lasting impression. The food was good but in my opinion not worthy of the level of restaurant and accolades it claims to be. Glad we have eaten here but won’t be back. Too many other great dining experiences in the city to enjoy. It was nice that you could decide on how many courses to have and that portion sizes are adjusted accordingly.
We were blown away with the cuisine and service on our first visit to Gary Danko.
While guests can choose a chef’s tasting menu, the a la carte menu has many selections of appetizers, seafood, meats, and desserts. Guests can pick whatever 2, 3, or 4 items they wish. Four desserts? Why not! It was hard to choose, as there were so many more things we wanted to try.
The wine service was outstanding. For one course, our server poured the wine pairing that was not on the wine list, and she poured half glasses on request so we could pair a wine with each course.
And the little touches (amuse bouche, a dessert with a candle, a box of little cakes to take home) were delightful. We’ll be back. We liked Gary Danko over our last visit to the French Laundry.
Simply one of the best places I've been. Great menu and awesome service by Andrew
Fantastic food, best service anywhere! Never disappoints.
Overall I enjoyed my dinner. However we were not asked if we wanted s cocktail or wine or champagne. I asked if they had it. Then the wine connoisseur came over and asked my friends what they would like me I wanted Champagne and I was
Never showed s menu. No one asked
us if we preferred a cocktail. I did not even know they served hard liquor.
The food was excellent and the service very good.
There are so many great restaurants I would not rush back
A special occasion restaurant for sure. The staff work as a team to ensure you have a lovely evening. Food was good, but none of the dishes we had from the tasting menu were stars.
It was our third visit to Gary Dankos. It is probably my favorite restaurant anywhere. Everything is always wonderful. I started with the risotto appetizer, followed by the lobster and then the chocolate soufflé (which was the highlight of the meal). I hate that I haven't tried many other dishes on the menu but since I only visit SF once a year, I like to stay with the tried and true. The restaurant also has a good selection of half bottles of wine which makes it nice since my husband drinks red and I drink white.
Excellent food from a wide menu with good choices. Excellent wine list especially range of half bottle choices. Service was absolutely brilliant.
Very lovely dinner, great food, wine, attentive service and quiet ambience. The only drawback would have to be the slightly squeezy feel restaurant and the toilet being behind the waiter's service area, which means you'd have to walk past all the servers who are preparing to serve dishes and be careful not to bump into any of them.
All in all, it was still a wonderful experience and I would go back again. Recommended for dates and business dinners.
The wine and food were great but the service was disappointing. We felt rushed throughout our meal and the server was very unfriendly. She asked us 3 times for our meal preferences before our wine was presented which isn’t proper. We insisted on making a toast before we ordered our entrees! When a dinner and wine is $300+ per person, the experience should be able to be enjoyed. 😒
THE HIGH CRAFT OF THE FOOD; THE THOUGHTFUL, COMFORTABLE ROOM; THE WARM, EXCEPTIONALLY PROFESSIONAL STAFF: NOTHING SHORT OF THE PERFECT DINING EXPERIENCE.
There is not much room between tables. It is not a good place to talk. But very good service.
It was good in general, but the portions of the entree and the dessert was out of my surprise, and way too much! The wines were I credible, loved the Krug that we ordered. Overall atmosphere was great, and ambience was nice setting, although had to get used to the side by side seating initially.
The food was absolutely fabulous. I love the tasting menu option as well as the option to build your own menu with the set prices. Allows you to try so many different amazing options. Came with a party of 4 and we all loved everything we ordered. And I must add that the coctail that we had to start while waitinf for our table was amazing. I can't stop thinking about it. I wanted to go back the next night just for a cocktail.
Where I think they can imporve on is the intial experience. I dine regularly at establishments like Gary Danko and while I know the Valet is contracted out they do represent the restaurant and the experience. They did not greet us, in fact they stood behind their podium and looked at us until we got out of the car and walked up to them and asked for service. Usually someone stopping in the middel of street right in front of a valet podium generally wants valet service. Did not say anting just grabbed the keys. No one opened the door for us even though there was someone standing there (and we were 4 ladies). The hostess was quite dull too. She defintiely acted like she hated her job and was not happy to be there or to have dining guests.
Amazing food amazing service. They went above and beyond to make out dining experience great. We were defiantly under dressed but they still treated us with the most respect.
As I had tasted Gary Danko's cuisine before when he was the chef at the Ritz Carlton and in his restaurant in San Mateo, I expected at least that level of cooking, but I was disappointed with two of my three courses. The crab salad with avocado and quinoa had a distinct flavorful taste. But the risotto with crab and rock shrimp barely had any taste and no rock shrimp and while the Maine lobster was plentiful, the potato puree was totally tasteless and had no hint of mushrooms. While the service was attentive, the waiter steered us to expensive wines by the glass without showing us the menu. The meal was expensive, but poor value.
All I can say is “wow”! This was my second time there and it was even better than the first time 2 years ago. The service remains impeccable. I don’t know how they do it. Everything is taken care of in seamless fashion with servers visiting and checking on you all of the time but it is never snooty or annoying. Amazing. And then the food! I had two of the best dishes I have ever had including at three star Michelin restaurants in Paris, Bordeaux, San Sebastián and Reims. The oysters with caviar appetizer was perfection - captures the briny sea with perfection in taste and color and the scallops dish was perfectly cooked and perfectly accompanied by a pea based sauce that brought out the sweetness of the scallops perfectly. And then there was the wine pairings-Jeremiah the Master Sommelier Wine Director (one of 236 in the world) put together the most exquisite wine pairings with each dish that were both surprising and original and perfectly paired to bring out the best in each dish - Txaolina with the oysters; dry muscat with the scallops. Genius. How this place does not have three Michelin stars baffles the mind. A wonderful memorable evening.
Fantastic food/service/environment. Will visit again next time I am in San Francisco.
One of the best meals we have ever had! The staff was amazing and incredibly attentive and knowledgeable!
Nearly 24 years ago at our wedding reception for 250 at the SF Ritz Carleton, Gary Danko was the Chef. People are STILL talking about how fabulous the food was then.
Now, my husband and I will be remembering for as many, or more, years his birthday dinner at Gary Danko Restaurant.
Sure, it is a bit pricey, but well worth it. And our primary server (there are many working each of the two lovely, well-appointed dining rooms), Boris, was a delight.
Depending on your pocketbook, one might even be able to eat this incomparable food more than once every quarter century. I recommend it, if possible, to dine here for at least special occasions - like it is a Wednesday.
We chose 4 and 5 courses, sharing the cheese course. And what a delight the cheese cart is!
Everything was great. Some standouts were the scallops, and a risotto course, oh! and stuffed quail ETC!
A truly lovely, and not stuffy (no neckties on men!) yet elegant memorable dining experience.
Go, if you possibly can and make your necessary reservations in advance as they can be difficult to obtain.
Enjoy and savor!!!!
Best restaurant I have ever been to & I’ve been to MANY! Impeccable service, friendliness, knowledge of the menu, delicious food, nice portion sizes, & worth the price, I would go back in a heart beat. Make reservations way ahead, it’s always booked. Amazing experience!
The desserts were fantastic.
Everything was flawless. From the gracious hospitality to the delicious meal, wine and cocktails. We always love dining here!
Best dining experience in all of San Francisco. Exceptional food quality with the best service and atmosphere you could ask for.