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Restaurant Gary Danko
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Ranked #9 of 5,839 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $70 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
Reviewed July 26, 2013

I booked this restaurant based on the reviews in Trip Advisor several months before we arrived. Best time we could get was 10:00 p.m.! This was the night that we got engaged. The restaurant was busy and crowded. Tables are a bit close together, but with the different levels of service and waiters you didn't really notice. It's nice to have service second to none. We also liked the menu, choose between 3-5 courses. You can have the same item 5 times, or you can have any course in any order that you like. 5 desserts? Go for it. The food was nicely presented, every dish we ate had it's own personal touch. The service wasn't about having 3-4 people over your shoulder every minute, but was nicely timed so that you didn't feel rushed. Once I popped the "question", they must have noticed because it wasn't long before we were congratulated and were delivered another desert!! This restaurant is rated close to the top in San Francisco for a reason.

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1  Thank Challenger01
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Having booked in advance from England for a family dinner on vacation, we had high expectations. On arrival our table was not ready and we were left to stand in the very crowded bar area. Eventually we were shown to our table and then waited a considerable time for drinks we had ordered. We had informed them in advance that one person in our party was gluten free, however no bread was made available and they had removed the side plate with no mention of anything. We were sat directly under an air con vent which we raised as an issue because it was so cold and we were offered pashminas, however the temperature did not improve despite them saying it would. The food lacked any culinary finesse and was poorly seasoned. The menu was far too congested to enable any real focus for a restaurant of this supposed standard. The overall experience was noisy, poorly lit and with serving staff who had too higher an opinion of themselves and their offering. This was a really disappointing dining experience. Not to be recommended.

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4  Thank Kentsontour
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Gary Danko is one of those places one must go to and experience the amazing food.. one of the best meals I have ever had. I liked the way the menu is set to give you a series of various choices to mix and try.. excellent service also.

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1  Thank mali2007
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Outstanding fine dining experience!

Three, four or five courses as you desire.

Sea scallops, guinea hen, gulf shrimps, shimeji
mushrooms, risotto lobster and more.

All exquisite. Service is extraordinary.

Prices as one would expect and want to pay
for such an experience.

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1  Thank Tonita R
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Really lovely experience and a must " go to " restaurant when visiting San Francisco. The staff were outstanding, the service really stood out for me. I also loved the way you could have as many dishes/courses as you wanted and they just scaled down the sizes accordingly. What a fab idea and so came into its own as I could not decide what to have but was able to have mini smaller version of all five courses I wanted. The ladies also received a lovely little leaving gift, which meant our Gary Danko experience carried through to the next day and beyond.

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2  Thank Leyla G
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