Gary Danko also offers cheese carts with about 20 different cheeses from around the world.

Farallon - San Francisco

Arguably the top restaurant in San Francisco for food and service (and certainly one of our favorites), you can’t go wrong at Gary Danko- unless you’re interested in dining on the cheap. However, our recommendation is to go to Gary Danko’s when you’re willing and able to focus on the food (i.e. not the place to go to pop the question or negotiate that big business deal). Everything at this temple of high-cuisine is executed with aplomb and perfection - even the wait staff’s garments are Giorgio Armani. Note, however, that the surroundings are clean, modern, and minimalist. Therefore, if you’re looking for a comfy, cozy restaurant serving traditional cuisine, this is definitely not the restaurant for you.

Quick Facts:
Cuisines: New American
Hours: Mon-Sun 5:30pm-9:30pm

800 North Point Street
Phone: (415) 749-2060
Cross Street: Hyde Street
Neighborhood: The Wharf
Prices: Expensive

Generally, a prix fixe three-course, five-course, or seven-course tasting menus are offered with several choices for each course. If you’re not quite sure which one to go with, our advice is to go with the five course menu (the three course is not quite enough, seven is sometimes too much) - but whatever you do, make sure to include the cheese course as one of your choices. It is wonderful. Note, also, that the sommelier has made wine selections to complement each course, and these are offered with each tasting menu for an additional, reasonable charge.

Tip: Even though reservations are sometimes hard to come by, don’t despair. Often there are last-minute cancellations and tables become available - if you aren’t able to secure a reservation in advance, try again in a day or two before you’re interested in dining to see if such cancellations have occurred.