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Restaurant Gary Danko

800 N Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1228 (Russian Hill)
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Ranked #3 of 4,921 restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $70 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Russian Hill
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90% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We dined at this legendary restaurant and it was one of the highlights of our trip to San Francisco. I made reservations exactly 60 days prior to our visit and booked the 5:30 seating. My experience has taught me to go early to the truly extraordinary restaurants because the early diners tend to linger longer and a 7:00 pm reservation... More

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Orlando, FL
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had enjoyed an outstanding meal at La Folie 2 nights before, so Gary Danko had some tough competition! I have to say that we were both impressed! I think the atmosphere, the food, the wine and the service were all fabulous!! My husband had 4 courses and I had 5 courses. I like the way you are allowed/encouraged to... More

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San Francisco, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

While not cutting edge cuisine, the total experience is just about perfect. From the menu choices to the prices, to the service, and finally to the food itself. In reading the menu, one is hard put to decide which, starter, fish, meat and dessert to pick, and then, perhaps to include the cheese course! We go there every year for... More

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It is hard to compete with the amazing food at this restaurant. I am not sure whether the waiters were trying to make sure our courses arrived hot, and the chefs were firing them too close to each other, but the courses arrived too close together. It was not the leisurely experience we'd hoped for. Would we go back -... More

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I absolutely loved Garry Danko's. The decor and food really are first class. I didn't know you could get such good cuisine within the US! My words if wisdom to others are: 1) Make sure you go and reserve at least 2 weeks in advance. We put our names down 10 days in advance and were lucky to get a... More

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Southport, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited on July 5th for our 30th wedding anniversary. Having informed them it this when making the booking 2 months earlier and travelling from the uk I was dissapointed this wasn't even mentioned. The staff where very welcoming and the food was of excellent quality. This restaurant is very atmospheric so I was not impressed to... More

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Fresno, CA
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209 reviews 209 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Top notch for exceptional food and service. The risotto is always delicious and I always get it. Guinea hen was incredible, moist, excellent sauce. My wife had the coconut curry which was delicately seasoned and incredible. Herb crusted loin melts in your mouth. Desserts are indescribably delicious. Service is second to none. Dennis was a delight. We have been here... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We always have a great time at Gary Danko because they never fail to spoil us rotten with their impeccable service and presentation. We all enjoyed every single course last night except for the meat courses but only because we don't like Marrocan spices which seem to be their secret universal ingredient for their meat dishes. On the menu there's... More

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Pleasant experienced staff and very many of them there to look after your every need and watch over your table without being intrusive - like ballerinas the servers brought out the most beautifully presented dishes (lobster salad, thai sea food curry, morrocan squab and the soufflé). When I order my meals, I watch the server for signs that I have... More

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

On holiday from London and booked a table for a Thursday night dinner around two months in advance. All done over email, which was courteous and efficient. Having read some of the reviews below, I would counter many of the comments by one simple piece of advice - listen to your waiter. On the 3/4/5 course option our waiter was... More

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