San Francisco culinary celebrity Gary Danko has a number of restaurants around town, but perhaps the finest is the one that bears his name. Gary Danko (800 North Point St., 415/749-2060, www.garydanko.com, nightly 5:30–10 p.m., prix fixe $65–96) offers the best of Danko’s California cuisine, from the signature horseradish-crusted salmon medallions to the array of delectable fowl dishes. The herbs and veggies come from Danko’s own farm in Napa. Make reservations in advance to get a table, and consider dressing up a little for your sojourn in the elegant white-tablecloth dining room.
© Liz Hamill Scott from Moon California, 2nd Edition