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.
It was our first time dining at Gary Danko. We were celebrating our anniversary dinner with another couple. It was amazing. Every bite was exquisite, from the begging to the end. Each pairing was matched perfectly enhancing every bite. The cheese options were delectable and I thoroughly enjoyed my take home breakfast the next morning.
Good atmosphere, discreet courteous service, excellent food, classy interior and unlike many high end restaurants in Europe -not snobbish.
Wonderful 35th anniversary dinner. Great service and wonderful food. The crab salad and duck entree were fabulous. Also the wine pairing selected by the sommelier was spot on.
Great Restaurant for a night out. Everything we ordered was delicious and service was perfect. Loved the menu with options of a Tasting or pick your own courses.
Service & food were great but it was more expensive than expected since the wine list contained fewer reasonable priced wines. They have an extensive selection of Bordeaux and Burgundy wines which run higher than other French regions or comparable US wineries. Several tips for first time dinners. Unlike most course priced restaurants, this one allows you to mix any selections in your course selections such as three meat courses and their courses are larger sizes so two three course dinners for most couples should be enough to share especially since they provide a complimentary petit fours selection at the end of your meal along with “breakfast” cupcakes to take with you.
Absolutely delicious food! The staff is incredible and the wide array of options is outstanding.
Exceptional Food!! Exceptional Service!! Beautiful restaurant!! and one of the most affordable fine dining in SF!! Compared to $100 per person on average to $250 to $1000 per person at others fine dining in the Bay area, Gary Danko is a must try!!! You will not be disappointed!!
Everything was awesome, the service, food, presentation was great too. We cannot wait until our next dinner here
Food was pretty good. Certainly old school in there. It was hot because of the heat wave and they had no AC. Not a huge fan of the sommelier. He was rigid in his wine choices. Old school again. Seemed to go through motions. No creativity. Although food was good, it’s tough to compete against some of the more up-and-coming chefs. Ate at The Progress a couple of nights before and the menu there was fresh and original compared to the choices at Gary Danko.
The food was awesome! I was surprised I left with a full stomach.
Temperature was so hot we had to leave dinner early. It was my birthday but I lost my appetite with incredibly hot room. I know that getting the A/C to work was challenging but the restaurant should have compted dinner for a pretty uncomfortable setting.
Wonderful experience and I’ll definitely be back!
My favorite place to celebrate a special event. The food and service never disappoints!
Enjoyed our family evening. Fancy food but you will not leave hungry. A rare combination to find. Expensive.
The décor at Gary Danko feels "dated". There is nothing "contemporary" about the experience. We had not been there for a few years and we were disappointed. The portions were small, the beef tenderloin was not tender and the servers rushed the first 3 courses and then we waited 20 minutes for the dessert course. There were many servers, but none connected with us in a dialogue. Everything about it needs to be brought into the 21st century.
Delicious food, excellent service. Will definitely return.
Everything was lovely.
Fabulous as always
Gary Danko was great, from the service, to the atmosphere to the early morning breakfast they sent us home with. The food was excellently prepared, its a must in SF
Perfect food, perfect service - all you need is money :)
Great evening - delicious food and drinks, impeccable service.
When I did the reservation via open table I said that it was a dinner because in my birthday and the restaurant didn’t even say happy birthday to me.
El servicio es impecable
Cada plato está muy bien logrado, equilibrado y suficiente
El menú de tres tiempos me parece suficiente, pero para los de buen diente están los de cuatro y cinco platos
Creo que el lugar ya necesita una remodelación, esta bien mantenido pero con un estilo pasado de moda
One of the best dining experience! The staff was so welcoming and the food and atmosphere was the BEST! We will definitely dine here again on our next visit to San Francisco!!
Food quality was definitely above average, the timing was quite hurried though, we barely had time to breathe between courses, and the dessert was served while we were still working on the cheese course. Good overall service and quality but expected a bit more given the hype and price point.
The food and service were impeccable. Wines are overpriced but it is to be expected with such a higher end restaurant.
Great dining experience. Went here for my birthday and we each did the 4 course which was plenty of food. Service was excellent as well
Everything was fine other than the corking fee of $50 per bottle which is astronomically ludicrous
Was a great evening. They paid attention to the details.
Absolutely spectacular in every way. Service should be rated 11 out of 10
Signature service and attentive staff that made us feel like we were their only guest. They had a really expansive menu with great options as well as a vegetarian tasting menu. I ordered 3 courses off the regular menu and my SO ordered the 4 courses from the vegetarian menu. I enjoyed all my dishes for the most part - everything was just a tad bit on the salty side (and I usually love salt), and not sure if it was because it was a holiday weekend on a Sunday where main kitchen staff was off duty, but my SO’s vegetarian risotto was still undercooked (had crunchy bits), lacked flavor, and presentation was off - I know GD does great risotto and food is usually on point, but this must of been an off day.
Excellent meal and worth the hype! I love that they have so many options that are all fantastic. The service was incredible and overall flawless experience.
We had a late dinner. The staff was incredibly knowledgeable. Each course was delicious. The sea scallops were beyond delightful... the best I’ve ever had.
Gary Danko restaurant is outstanding. The food is prepared beautifully. The service is impeccable. It is a beautiful restaurant, fresh flowers all around, beautiful table settings. I would highly recommend planning a special occasion at Gary Danko. It is expensive, but worth every savory bite of food.
It’s our favorite go-to place for any special occasion for years. Being a bit old fashioned, I was really disappointed about the lack of dress code enforcement. It’s speaks to the possible sellout to filling the dining room vs maintaining the special ambiance. Dress code is elegant with sport coat or suit for the men. One guy was in a T-shirt and jeans, two more in jeans and hoodies. The place isn’t as special anymore. Please enforce the dress code!!!
Overall excellence. Very friendly service from the moment you get there.
Gary Danko did it right. From the moment we got there to the moment we left we were treated as valued guests. From the friendly Valet, to the host, the waiter and lovey staff that took time to ensure we were having a splendid experience. The food was out of this world. Here are some of choices we had that were just flat out awesome and mouthwatering. The risotto, sea scallops, pork tenderloin, duck breast with hash and finished it off with a decadent Louisiana butter cake. Bravo! To be honest the most important thing was how SPECIAL my beautiful wife felt on her birthday. That is what made the night. Gary Danko you didn’t disappoint but delivered on every level and treated her with a beautiful birthday cake with some little macaroons to end the night. We would love to come back with our 3 daughters to have them experience this Wonderful establishment. Well done. Salute!
My first time dining at this restaurant and fell in love with it. Everything my table ordered was delicious. Will definitely come back.
Phenomenal experience. High quality, well prepared food in a classic atmosphere. Service was impeccable.