The restaurant Gary Danko opened in 1999, and in 2000 the James Beard Foundation named it America's best new restaurant. It's always on the short list of the best places to eat in S.F. But in 2009, when high-ticket palaces of gastronomy seem excessive and slightly passé – and Danko is planning a less expensive brasserie to open in Ghirardelli Square — there are certain mental obstacles to overcome, not least the expense to be incurred. Gary Danko is a prix-fixe–only restaurant, currently offering three courses for $66, four for $83, and five for $98 — and that's... More >>>