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Gary Danko

800 North Point St. (Hyde St.) Send to Phone
415-749-2060 | Menu
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Gary Danko Restaurant Review

: Gary Danko thrives amid San Francisco’s fine dining scene. Along with a classy but comfortable ambience, delightful food and a wine list with plenty of intriguing options among its 1,800 selections, the restaurant has what many consider the best service in the city. Tasteful modern art adorns the walls, and subdued brocade on banquettes and touches of light wood mesh in serene style. Diners may select three ($76), four ($94) or five ($111) prix-fixe courses. To fully appreciate the experience, go for the five-course tasting menu ($111) with wine pairing (add $76) since the captains and sommelier are well versed in the all-encompassing list. To start, there’s lobster salad with mustard-tarragon vinaigrette, or a crispy farm egg with grits, mushrooms, frisée and pancetta. For seafood, one may opt for the branzini complemented by a saffron-orange emulsion, while meat entrées might include Moroccan-spiced squab or a seared beef filet with potato gratin, Swiss chard, cassis-glazed shallots and Stilton butter. The cheese cart requires exploration; it's a shrine that epitomizes Danko's enthusiasm. Choose from the international artisan selections, or head straight to dessert. The tableside flambéed bananas and crêpes filled with mascarpone, served with vanilla ice cream, as well as the chocolate soufflé with two sauces are standouts.

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Long Time Good Food
by oyster on Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:17 pm
Love this place for years!
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