Gary Danko's has fed me two of the best meals I have ever had in my life...and I've eaten at the French Laundry. The food at GD is absolutely on that level, including the cheeses, the simple dishes, the prepared dishes. I actually like it better than TFL because I'm more comfortable at Gary Danko. I like having the freedom to order 1, 2,3,4, or 5 dishes, as I see fit. Sometimes I order two apps and no entree if I like. And the service, which is very much a part of the experience, is great for me because I like to talk about the food I'm eating. Not a good place if you are annoyed by service, or want it to be in the background, but, as I say, I'm not here for that. Consider it a more down-to-earth version of TFL, with lots more freedom to choose.
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