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“Five star”

Restaurant Gary Danko
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Ranked #10 of 5,693 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $70 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Five star”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

I found the food, service, and ambience to be everything you could expect from one of the best restaurants in San Francisco. I'm sure there are more sophisticated places that can be found but this place is just a wonderful crescendo for a stay in this wonderful city.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Don M
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Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“It's not a meal. It's a dining experience.”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

If you balk at high prices, this restaurant is not for you. If you are willing to pay for attentive service, a varied and unusual menu selection, and the accoutrements that accompany a superb restaurant, then Gary Danko is for you.
I suggest that you view the menu at Gary Danko's website to prepare yourself for the choices that await you--the various dishes for each course and the number of courses you would like. I've dined at many highly rated restaurants and this dining establishment (more than a restaurant) ranks very highly. This is a dining experience.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank ghsgrad
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87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Consistent Excellence”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Whenever we are in San Francisco, we always make it a point to plan a meal at Restaurant Gary Danko. It is one of the finest, consistently excellent restaurants we have experienced in the many travels we've had around the world. We have never been disappointed and particularly like the menu selections and choices offered. Based upon the packed dining room, we know we are not alone.

Bon appetit. You will love it.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank Kentkt
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Mobile, Alabama
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2012

My husband and I celebrated my 54th birthday on a 2 week trip through CA and were fortunate to dine at Gary Danko. We each had the 4 course dinner. Each course was just as perfect as the one before. The sommelier paired wine perfectly with our courses to our delight. A small birthday cake was brought to me also. The entire dining experience was impeccable.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank catz9886
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Managed to get a table, which is not easy, and we were not disappointed. We had the suggested menu with selected wines, as there was so much to choose from and we couldn't make a decision. The food was delicious and the staff, attentive, without being over the top.

Visited September 2012
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