Gary Danko Restaurant
Twenty years after opening its doors in San Francisco’s iconic Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood, Restaurant Gary Danko continues to refine its award-winning combination of classic French cooking, thoughtful and inventive use of local ingredients and personable yet impeccable service. “You don’t just open a great restaurant,” says Chef Gary Danko, “it’s a constant work in progress.”
This commitment to excellence and innovation has earned Restaurant Gary Danko its twelfth Five Diamond rating from AAA as well as a coveted Relais & Châteaux designation. The Michelin rated restaurant has also earned several James Beard Awards, including Best New Restaurant, Best Service and Best Chef – California. In a warm, enveloping space overhung with orchids and vibrant artworks, an evening at Gary Danko is both intimate and theatrical—a loving nod to an old-world dining experience with its heart thoroughly planted in the new: fresh, locally grown and raised foods drawn from the region’s vast seasonal offerings, prepared with precision and flair.
The James Beard Award winning, Michelin starred Gary Danko has been wowing diners with its theatrical flair and inventive flavor profiles for nearly 20 years. The Old World-style dining room is thick with the trappings of traditional luxury—white tablecloths, elaborate flower arrangements, and softly colored modern art that blends with the space. The menu, too, is luxurious, with intricate meat, poultry and seafood dishes. Servers take extra care with their guests, presenting cheese selections and preparing flambeed pinapple with coconut tres leches cake tableside. A five-course tasting menu ($134) or a choose-your-own-adventure three-course ($92), four-course ($113), or five-course ($134) meal are available. Select wine from their 91-page (!!) list or trust the tastes of the sommelier, with a $95 pairing that includes vintages from Northern California, France and Spain.