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“Exceptional Food, Exceptional Service”

Restaurant Gary Danko
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Ranked #12 of 5,738 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $70 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
Vancouver, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Exceptional Food, Exceptional Service”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

A real gem near Ghirardelli Square. What I liked about the meal was that you decided beforehand how many courses you would like; either three, four or five, and the price was fixed according to this choice. The number of items listed for each course was many and the wait staff were experienced in knowing to leave you alone while you went through the variety presented. The food was excellent, perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. The servers were efficient and also unobtrusive - quite a combination that you don't come across very often. I would very much like to return to enjoy this wonderful restaurant again.

  • Visited April 2013
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Houston, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Reliably wonderful”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

It was my 5th time there, I've always dined at the bar, always with the Chef's tasting dinner with wine pairing. This visit was reliable, but must say the food has slipped a bit...don't know exactly what it was but left much on the plate. This visit was not as spectacular as my previous visits- nevertheless, reliably wonderful.

  • Visited April 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
641 reviews
426 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
“Wow! We love this place!”
Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

Our meal experience here could not have been better! The upscale atmosphere and clientele were high end but not at all snobby. The food was delicious and all meals prepared perfectly. It is the restaurant that we will come back to on each visit to San Francisco

  • Visited April 2013
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Haslett, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Top of the Line Restaurant”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Just by chance we were able to get a reservation at the last minute (someone had just cancelled). We were in luck. This restaurant is very, very nice. The service is the best our group had ever experienced - it is something to be part of. Every individual need and want is addressed and taken care of. The menu choice are outstanding and as is the food presentation. The wine and cocktail selections are great too. The way the meals are presented as course is another big bonus. This place is not cheap, however, on the other hand it is not over the top either. The food is very good. I would not say the best I have ever eaten, but it is in the top five as far as I am concerned. The only issue I have with this establishment, as well as many other fine dinning place, is the noise. Your would expect it to be quieter. Nonetheless, if at all possible, visitors or residents of San Fran must try this restaurant. You will not be disappointed.

  • Visited April 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
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“Fabulous food”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Visited while staying in San Francisco having booked 3 months ahead of our holiday. The food was excellent, difficult to choose from such a mouth watering menu. We chose to have 4 courses, each one better than the last.
The service was superb, very friendly and very relaxed with great knowledge of the menu.
The restaurant itself is very dark which is ok for dinner I suppose. We were however highly amused by the door men who looked more like bouncers from a nightclub with there baseball caps and bomber jackets! Not sure what that's all about, what happened to a simply suited doorman?
This did not spoil a lovely evening and great food, would love to return if ever in San Francisco again.

  • Visited April 2013
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