51. Gary Danko, San Francisco, Calif. from 101 Best Restaurants in America for 2014 Slideshow

101 Best Restaurants in America for 2014 Slideshow

Restaurant Gary Danko
Slide 51 of 101
51. Gary Danko, San Francisco, Calif.

Like Manresa, Gary Danko is another reader favorite from California making this list for the first time this year. Danko; whose classical training focuses on French, Mediterranean, and regional American cooking, has been receiving accolades from the likes of the James Beard Foundation, Zagat, Michelin, and Esquire since opening his eponymous San Francisco Wharf area restaurant in 1995. Choose from the three-, four-, or five-course prix-fixe menus and prepare for dishes like glazed oysters with Osetra caviar, salsify, and lettuce crean; horseradish-crusted salmon medallion with dilled cucumbers and mustard sauce; and seared fillet of beef with potato gratin, Swiss chard, cassis-glazed shallots, and Stilton butter. At Gary Danko, everything is expertly executed and everything has a purpose and place.