If you cant get in at Gary Danko, whats next?
if Gary Danko is booked for a 30th anniversary, what would you suggest? Michael Mina, 5th fl??
Which aspect(s) of Gary Danko made it your first choice? General style of cooking, particular dishes, service, quality of cheese course, location?
I'd vote for Michael Mina over Gary Danko, unless you've got some reason for picking the latter. (That being said, I've never been to Fifth Floor)
I've been to Gary Danko twice, it was great one time, mediocre the second. I've been to Michael Mina three times, and it's been great every time (Though you're more likely to get seated next to tourists in shorts).
Have you considered La Folie?
There are a dozen restaurants I would go to in the city before Gary Danko and Michael Mina (both have had less than stellar reviews from me).
Current special occasion choices would include Aqua or Fleur de Lys.
Fleur De Lys
777 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94109
252 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94110