An Oldie But a Goodie

Although it has been almost three years since I last visited Gary Danko, I felt like the food was so delicious that it behooved me to at least chronicle my dinner pictorially even though I can’t remember the details of what I ate exactly.

Before the arrival of our bundles of joy, my brother, sister-in-law, and sister, Smooth Obturator, Triple T, and Overworked, respectively, came to visit me in San Francisco for a long weekend.  Being the foodie family that we are, the focus of the weekend was going to be food, food, food.  Smooth Obturator had been wanting to go to Gary Danko for some time now, so it literally was the first place we went to the moment they stepped off the plane.  Needless to say, even though it was my second visit, I still enjoyed it as much as the first time.

Unlike many of the restaurants that I happen to have visited lately which incorporates gimmicks (for lack of a better word) or non-traditional aspects to food preparation, the meal at Gary Danko is all about the fresh, high quality ingredients, rich flavors, and beautiful presentation.  This not a knock on those restaurants or chefs that represent a more avant garde type of culinary movement.  If anything, it really speaks to the success of Gary Danko‘s more traditional approach, using the best ingredients (but nothing you’ve never heard of), preparing it flawlessly (without any fancy techniques) and offering an extremely delicious dining experience.  I wouldn’t go to great lengths to compare the two, because they are quite different and very special in their own right.  Now you may enjoy the pictures, and if you’re really curious, feel free to head over to Overworked, Underfed to read more.

Salmon Bilini
Roasted Tomato and Fennel Soup
Glazed Oysters
Dungeness Crab Salad
Crispy Farm Egg
Sonoma Foie Gras
Roasted Pork Belly and Tenderloin
Quail Stuffed with Foie Gras
Striped Bass Speck
Roasted Main Lobster
Seared Scallop
Lobster Risotto
Juniper Crusted Bison
Lemon Souffle Cake
Warm Louisian Butter Cake
French Macaroon Ice Cream Sandwiches
Overworked and I

Gary Danko
800 North Point St.
San Francisco, CA 94109

PAFO Ratings for Gary Danko:
Price $$$½
Ambiance 3½ stars
Food 5 stars
Overall rating 4½ stars

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