Gary Danko

New American
$ $ $ $
800 North Point St (at Hyde St)
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 749-2060
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
2:00pm - 10:00pm
2:00pm - 10:00pm

Gary Danko, whose classical training focuses on French, Mediterranean, and regional American cooking, has received accolades from the likes of the James Beard Foundation, Michelin, Esquire, and Zagat since he opened his eponymous San Francisco wharf-area 75-seat restaurant in 1995. Choose from the three-, four-, or five-course prix fixe menus ($81, $99, and $117, respectively) and prepare for dishes like glazed oysters with Ossetra caviar, salsify, and lettuce cream; risotto with rock shrimp, Dungeness crab, shimeji mushrooms, and roasted butternut squash; and roasted quail stuffed with mushroom ragout, leeks, quinoa, and foie gras with fingerlings and porcini cream. At Gary Danko, everything is expertly executed and everything has a purpose and place. 

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 2015



  • Don't skip the cheese cart, it's fantastic!
  • go hungry and get the chocolate souffl. so good
  • The caviar was incredible. They make their bellinis on site. Second time I've eaten here, and it was worth every penny. Even asked my boyfriend to marry me at the end. :) perfect evening out!
  • Well not the best service as we waited 1/2 hour. Also extremely loud. You cannot have a good conversation. Food was okay. 1st and last.
  • Walk in sans reservation. Sit at bar. Ask that the cheese cart be brought round. Do what comes naturally.
  • Amazing cheese cart and wine list! -Mary Schmidt Amons, Real Housewives of DC
  • One of the best restaurants you will ever experience. Get your reservations in early.This one is number one on my list.
  • 100. Cheese course at Gary Danko (from 7x7's 100 Things to Try Before You Die |
  • "Itching to drop some bookoo cash on an unforgettable meal? Go to Gary. From the exquisite amuse-bouche to the last drop of port, every detail is flawless." -BlackBook on TripExpert
  • The chocolate souffl is Chef Danko's signature dessert. They serve the chocolate souffle with chocolate sauce and crme anglais.
  • Specialties: Buckwheat blini with smoked salmon, creme fraiche and caviar; glazed oysters; roasted lobster with potato puree, mushrooms, edamame and tarragon; chocolate souffle with two sauces.
  • Chocolate souffl!!!!! Get it. You won't be disappointed.
  • The Tasting Menu Rocks. GD is simply: "Orgasmic"!
  • Food critics laud Gary Danko's creative flair and flawless execution. Biographies highlight his incredible culinary achievements and many laurels. Customers melt over his creations.
  • Always a tough reservation, solo diners and couples can grab a seat at the small bar to enjoy the same three-, four-, or five-course tasting menus the rest of the room waited weeks for. - Inspector
  • The oysters with caviar and cream is melt in your mouth delicious. The lobster tail over mashed potatoes is a classic dish. I love coming here for birthdays. They make it special.
  • Life's short: get the 5 course meal!
  • You must have the glazed oysters with caviar. Also, the Louisiana butter cake is what dreams are made of.
  • Include the cheese cart in your meal. Great Service.
  • Try the risotto if it's available!

Nearby places

900 N Point St (btwn Polk & Larkin St)
2765 Hyde St (at Beach)
Lombard St (btwn Hyde & Leavenworth St)