The Wayfarer
The Wayfarer

The Wayfarer

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thewayfarernyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 691-0030
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast:
    6:30am-11:00am (Monday-Friday)
    7:30am-10:30am (Saturday + Sunday)

    Lunch:
    11:00am-3:30pm (Monday-Friday)

    Brunch:
    10:30am-3:30pm (Saturday + Sunday)

    Sunset:
    3:30pm-5:30pm (Daily) --limited menu before dinner service

    Dinner:
    5:30pm-11pm (Monday-Wednesday and Sunday)
    5:30pm-12am (Thursday-Saturday)

    For parties over 7 please contact the restaurant directly.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Braden Reardon
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th Ave
  • Public Transit: TRAIN:
    F (57st)
    N,Q,R (57st/7av) or (5av/59st)
    A,C,1,B,D (59ST Columbus Circle)
    BUS:
    M57
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Street parking available as well as several 24 hr parking garages nearby.
    Central Parking:101 W 56th st or 58 W 58th st.
    Quik park:9 W 57st or 125 W 58st.
A word from The Wayfarer
Located in the heart of midtown the Wayfarer is a must for everyone in New York. The Wayfarer provides a unique dining experience featuring diverse artisanal Classic American and steak cuisine. The menu includes flavorful signature dishes such as shellfish cioppino and a 28 day dry aged prime cut ribeye with mushroom rosemary ragu. The wayfarer also offers a variety of locally sourced fresh fish and shellfish options from the raw bar as well as appetizing breakfast, brunch and lunch menus. To add to the overall dining experience, award-winning mixologist Christian Sanders has created a collection of innovative custom craft cocktails. The main bar and second floor lounge provide a perfect place for after work drinks or gathering of close friends. The luxurious grand dining room is furnished in rich leathers and woods, for an “old meets new” atmosphere drawing inspiration from the 1970’s blended with the classic New York of the 1800’s.
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The Wayfarer reviews from OpenTable diners
76 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (31)neighborhood gem (25)good for groups (24)great for lunch (19)hot spot (16)special occasion (14)great for brunch (11)vibrant bar scene (10)notable wine list (9)late-night find (8)romantic (7)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Worthwhile american joint. Good quality food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Nice place, sat by the door and still wasn't cold. Ambiance is pleasant. We went with kids, the ambiance didn't seem kid friendly nor was the menu but the staff was. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood hem
    LuvtodineVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Very convenient , good service, good food, very friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious But Pricey
    Foodie58VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I enjoyed my experience at Wayfarer. The atmosphere was lovely and the food was delicious. I had difficulty limiting my appetizer choice to just one item, there were so many I wanted to try. The entree choices were interesting but they are a bit pricey and don't appeal to the fussy eater at first glance. Dessert was also a problem to choose.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Service was a bit off - I think the kitchen was slow. But would def go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Evening
    Kitkat
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    From our great table with view over the whole guest room, to an attentive and competent service and a delicious dinner with a vibrant atmosphere surrounding us - we simply had a perfect evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Cityworkercountryliver
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    It began at the bar where it took 10 to 15 minutes to get a glass of water with my $18 scotch. At the table our conversation was interrupted by 5 different servers constantly asking if we were alright. It was oppressive. The wine list is priced at least 4 to 8 times the actual value. Finally my dinner should have come with a warning that an enormous two tiered platter filled with raw seafood would be deposited on my postage stamp table. Live and learn.
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  • Gree-Gree
    GreegreeVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The food is way overpriced for what you get. At $51, the Dover sole should have a side dish. And flavor.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not what it used to be:(
    topratedVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We loved Wayfarer on previous visits, but the menu has changed and the service fell off the map. So disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wayfarer hospitality
    Leeyann
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This is the friendliest place in NYC! Had reservations for 1:45. My NYC marathon runner son didn't show up until 4:30. They completely accommodated time change and assured us it was no problem. We spent 6 hours there - food was great, drinks were great, staff couldn't be friendlier! What a wonderful day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Breakfast/Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great place for a nice breakfast or brunch. The food was solid and the service was great. The manager was especially friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Food was excellent, service warm and friendly. It was very quiet and great for conversation.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly Recommended
    DcerngDinrVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We had a wonderful dining experience at The Wayfarer. The seafood platter and dover sole was perfect for this pescetarian. The sides of farro and potato gnochi really enhanced the meal. And culminating it with the peanut chocolate candy bar dessert is highly recommended. The service is attentive and professional and help to create a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better Than Anticipated!
    80sGirl
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Upon recommendation, I tried The Wayfarer for the first time on Sunday. I loved the vibe/energy there, the chrome elegance, very delicious food, and extremely attentive staff. I look forward to dining there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Established and still excellent
    RexFredVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I have visited The Wayfarer since its opening, and been impressed at the maintenance of quality, service and vibe as the restaurant matured. Well done!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Service was no good and food was fair. the drinks took a long time getting to us, we were not asked if we needed refill. Waiter brought another table's food to our table then it was removed. The food was brought to the table with the bread we didn't order and it took sometime to get what was ordered. Not a great experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice neighborhood addition
    JarjeanneVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great service, casual, good food. A great addition to the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food. Great service.
    Lindar
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Three of us ate here pre-theater and had a wonderful meal. All of loved what we ordered. The grilled prawns with avocado salsa were well seasoned, well grilled and presented beautifully. We've put this restaurant on our definite 'go again' list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant
    reet
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    this restaurant is a perfect find....the wait staff very cordial and knowledgable. chef has a flair for making a normal dish elegant and very tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    A disrespectful waiter and hot temperature ruined it for us in particular for how expensive it was. The food was excellent and while the manager tried to makeup for the waiter it just in the end didn't compensate for the disagreeable interaction. Also the maitre d could have sat up exactly where we wanted since the place was empty when we arrived.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Memorable dining experience
    Kazzap
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This restaurant has everything: great food, classy ambience and excellent service. The food was just delicious and all of the flavors combined beautifully. I loved the whole dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LovechocolateVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My salmon dish was delish!! Octopus a must!! Didn't care for the chopped salad(wasn't chopped and the dressing bland). Was looking for pear or myer lemon vodka, they didn't have😏. Oh.. Hope they ll have real martini glasses next time I go😑. My son had a white wine it was very good not sure what it was though. Almost forgot: the olive tape ade(I called it choc mousse) delish!!! Our waiter Julio kept us entertained; Adam(the manager) was very accommodating. We had a good time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unremarkable food, atentive manager
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was very salty, over priced and simply not good. The waiter was not friendly or helpful. They forgot our sides during the meal and brought the check. However the manager noticed the mistake before we even mentioned it and corrected it, which I found impressive.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SusieQ
    SusieQ
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    While visiting New York we walked by this restaurant several times and from the sidewalk view looked appealing. Made the reservation and was not disappointed. Food was delicious and the service exceptional. Would recommend to anyone wishing to dine in a warm and welcoming space that offers delicious food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Good Find
    fussy4VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    i know this corner has been a few different restaurants so I was pleasantly surprised when the whole dining experience turned out very good. The food, mainly seafood was very fresh and delicious. The service was excellent with the host making sure everything was alright. I had Branzino over white beans in a light wine source that was the perfect portion. The grilled octopus and lobster roll as appetizer were right on point. I would recommend this restaurant if you like all of the above ratings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Possibilities but rough now.
    chesbVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Food was excellent, service was rough with long spans of inattention by staff resulting in a lot waiting between courses. Poor attention to detail such as no soup spoons for Gazpacho (which was excellent), and they could only come up with a "tablespoon". Rapper background music was totally inappropriate and set at high level. Wine selection was good, but tended to be overpriced at up to four time retail. This place has possibilities, but they must iron out the kinks or people will move on.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As bad as it gets
    Barryejohnson100VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    A low to mediocre restaurant with the windows all open to street noise. Way over cooked "over easy eggs. Salty bacon, over microwaved. Lox that the salmon disowned. Overpriced. And I'm being overly kind.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • happycamperVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Best gaspacho I have had in New York Maitre d went above board to find us the quietest table in the restaurant(not that it was quiet) Need to play the music one or two decibils lower as the noise level is loud
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food Is Just Average
    ShavanahVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    A friend and I dined here after seeing a show. Upon entering, the restaurant is gorgeously designed. Beautiful seating and colors. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. However, the food was average. I ordered the little lobster roll, the black bass and the apple tart. The lobster roll was decent but I've had better at less expensive restaurants in New England. The black bass was not seasoned and luckily I had ordered the puree potatoes which I combined with the fish to have a little bit of flavor and texture. The apple tart was bland. My friend enjoyed her scallops, but felt that the beef tartar was just average. Pricey for the quality of food. Would try other restaurants before returning here.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 48 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 54 reviews are from the The Wayfarer reviews archive.
  • Not good for parties of 6
    NelsonVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We were a party of 6 business colleagues. They placed us in a booth that is not designed to seat 6 comfortably. Looking around, there was no other seating area for a party of 6 except these small booths. The food was very good but 6 middle-aged men crammed in a booth is not a recipe for a good dining experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On balance, delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The salmon with crispy skin entre was superb. The passion fruit semifreddo was memorable. Service was friendly and most helpful. A moderate noise level made conversation possible. This is not true for many many other restaurants these days.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • really great spot
    nycdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    great cocktails, good food (albeit slightly limited menu) and fantastic service. it's a seafood restaurant so the prices are a little high but the quality is definitely there and while it was pretty busy, we were never rushed after we finished eating - which can be a rare treat in some restaurants in nyc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new midtown brunch spot
    SupertuscanVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Food was very good and we would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We were somewhat leary to eat at a "hotel restaurant" but we were pleasantly surprised. We had a super early reservation because we had tickets for the bolshoi ballet immediately following. Our waitress was super friendly and asked us off the bat if we had theater tickets so that she could be sure we stayed on schedule and while most places do that I often find that once the server hears the answer is yes you get rushed out. This waitress (so sorry I forgot her name as I'm about 6 weeks late writing this review) balanced it perfectly we had plenty of time to enjoy our delicious meal. The mini lobster rolls were my mom's favorite but honestly every bite was amazing. I will definitely go back and have recommended it to many.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food & excellent service
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Overall just a wonderful experience from the helpful waiter to the attentive staff. We had the salmon and the chicken breast and both were perfectly cooked. The beet salad was also a welcome part of the meal. Would definitely return on a trip to the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Work Dinner
    Sol13
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Great selection for large groups especially for corporate dinners!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Evening!
    SugarMagVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Could not be happier with our experience at The Wayfarer! We were seated at a two top along the gorgeous leather curved banquette - with open windows to lovely evening outside. The menu is small, the focus is quality. My husband had the Seafood Platter that is meant to be an appetizer for his meal. The seafood platter, all steamed items, arrived on a double decker platter in a presentation that was spectacular. He thought for sure there had been a mistake and that he had gotten the larger Deluxe Seafood platter in error. But no, this huge array of Shrimp, Lobster, mussels, clams and oysters was indeed that smaller platter and it was fantastic. My meal, the Grilled Shrimp with avacado/cilantro was equally delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Find
    Ravilaks
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I came to this place with my clients to try a new spot in the area. The food was phenomenal (especially the artichokes, octopus, and prawns) and was beyond thrilled. The service was impeccable and the staff provided a great experience. Will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Going downhill
    VisitingNYCVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My wife and I had visited this resturante about two months ago and were very impressed with the food and knowledge of the wiat staff. This visit we noted the resturante was only about 50% full on a Saturday night at 8:30pm. The food was still excellent, but we were dissappointed our waiter(s). They seemed confused who was supposed to be taking care of what, and did not exhibit any of the knowledge of the menu we experianced on our first visit.
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  • Petey
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Yes- This is the third time I have been here. The service was terrible the first time, mediocre the second time, poor last night. We were very clear that we were in a hurry and needed our appetizer and entrees brought together. They missed that and we had to leave hungry. Shame for them, given how much I eat out. The food is very good but the service is inconsistent (and I suspect that the kitchen small/slow)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Other than small glitch,perfect
    bcorbittVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I have liked eating in the other restaurants in this group including blt fish,steak and cassa nonna and like seafood so had to give this place a try. I went for my birthday and place did not disappoint.Service was excellent attentive without being pushy. The place is nice with plenty of space between tables so you are comfortable and like All the food was done just right.Only issue maybe was oyster list was long but only had a few available. Only thing that distracted from night was I am part of restaurant loyalty program and one of the benefits is getting half off dinner on your birthday. There system was not hooked up so did not get that. I am not sure waiter knew that benefit as be just mentioned not getting points. I will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.