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About The Wayfarer
The Wayfarer opened in 2014 and is a bi-level Classic American grille located on the bustling corner of 57th street and 6th Avenue just below Central Park. The diverse artisanal menu focuses on locally sourced ingredients. The menu is complemented by custom cocktails created by award-winning mixologist, Christian Sanders, of Evelyn Drinkery.
The Wayfarer's interior, designed by the award-winning Meyer Davis Studio Inc , evokes a feeling of “old meets new,” drawing inspiration from the 1970’s blended with the classic New York of the 1800’s. The multi-leveled restaurant offers the choice to observe passerby's on the main floor by our open cafe glass windows or enjoy a cocktail in our upstairs lounge.
New York, NY 10019
American, Contemporary American, Steak
Hours of Operation:
7:30am-10:30am (Saturday + Sunday)
10:30am-3:30pm (Saturday + Sunday)
3:30pm-5:30pm (Daily) --limited menu before dinner service
5:30pm-11pm (Monday-Wednesday and Sunday)
For parties over 7 please contact the restaurant directly.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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.
N,Q,R (57st/7av) or (5av/59st)
A,C,1,B,D (59ST Columbus Circle)
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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The Wayfarer also offers three private dining rooms designed for versatile seating combinations that can accommodate parties from 12 to 24 guests individually, or 72 guests combined.
The Wayfarer Ratings and Reviews
From arrival to departure everyone was very friendly. We were promptly greeted and seated; our waiter was attentive and we did not feel rushed at all. We had busy day of shopping and walking in the snow, and we were ready to kick back and have a nice meal, nice surroundings and remineasce our day.......it was a perfect ending to a fun day!
The rude hostess provided the opening clue that for starters, The Wayfarer is unable to deal with crowds. Avoid anything between 6-7:30 pm. Go earlier or go later. The menu is varied.Everyone should find something to their liking. The guacamole is good but bland. Three requests for hot sauce were ignored. The sushi platter is good. The fresh oysters arrive looking deflated. Take a pass on the oysters. The first time I visited The Wayfarer was outside the human crush time. It was a far more pleasant experience. Suggest you do the same.
We knew we were going to be in the city in the area of 57th street on the west side. We made reservations for 1:00. We were taken to a table immediately as we entered. It’s not fine dining but nice inside. Food was very good it was a Saturday so it’s the brunch menu. Service was attentive my only complaint was they brought the entrees while we were still eating our appetizers. Also did not ask if we wanted coffee and we did.
I go here because the food is consistently good and its very convenient to work. I'll probably not go back any time soon for business because the noise level is way too high, the tables way too close and the service way too slow. We actually had to get up and get someone and eventually the captain took our order because our server was MIA. There is another excellent fish restaurant a few blocks away. Maybe I'll go there instead!
It was terrible, the food, the service, the playlist, the set-up and the price :
- food : too spicy, too cooked, bad tasting overall
- service : we ordered a bottle of wine that wasn’t coming while our plates arrived. After enquiring to 3 people our waitress told us that they were running out of it. We ordered a new one that arrived at the end of the dinner...
- music : long lasting (sometimes 10 minutes) cheasy or night club songs
- set up : we were a party of 5 seated in a U shape (although the restaurant was almost empty), meaning very difficult to talk to everybody and a view on the emptiness of the restaurant
- price : 100 usd per person (ok it’s NYC) but for 1 (bad) plate and a (late) bottle of wine seemed really overpriced
Food was not bad, but the service was strange. Waiter came back with drinks and we were obviously ready to order, but he just walked away. Once we ordered the food came quickly. It was good, but nothing special. Table was cleared and we were expecting the dessert menu but the waiter just put the check on the table and left. We decided not to bother with that place anymore and had dessert elsewhere. Also, odd choices for the piped in music - sort of disco.
My partner and I enjoy the Wayfarer. It's in a great location on the corner of West 57th St and 6th Avenue without the noise and a much more friendly staff than is experienced at the restaurant on the southeast corner of the same streets. Excellent ambiance. Reasonable noise level and when the weather's great, the windows across the dining room open for a very enjoyable dining experience.
I was very pleased with my experience at the Wayfarer. Been wanting to try this place for some time and I finally made it. I will definitely return. The raw bar selections are fresh and delicious. And the steak was cooked to perfection. Great for a date night or a night out after work.
The restaurant had a nice ambiance and service overall was very good. The food was mediocre at best. All the food ordered at our table was out in no more than 10 minutes. I have the suspicion that the food is premade and they warm it up for you when ordered. The prices were extremely high for the quality of the food (I know it's NYC). I would not recommend this restaurant nor will I revisit it.
Took a client here from out of town. I have been once before and remember it being louder than it was so that is a good thing. The wait staff was extremely slow and the bus boy came over a lot to refill water but would never clear when we were finished. Seems like everyone was new and didn't know what they were doing. Had to flag the waiter down when we were ready to order, when we were finished and then again when we needed the check. Food was good- small portion and the steak with burrata salad was mostly steak and lettuce and hardly any burrata.
We (a group of four) came here for dinner on a Saturday night. The place wasn’t too crowded. We were seated at a small square table first, but requested a bigger table at the corner.
Food was well presented and tasty. We asked the server to recommend a drier red, but he gave us two whites. Also had breakfast here on a weekday before. Service was slow-ish, solid food.
P.S. In-app Apple Pay available. Hotel (Quin) guests can transfer the restaurant charges to hotel bill.
We had late breakfast and a long conversation. The Huevos Rancheros were exceptionally tasty. They accommodated my request for the eggs done differently. The salsa and the black beans were deliciously spicy, but not super hot. The potatoes had crisp edges and were also slightly spiced, really tasty. Great choices for healthy breakfast and also croissants and pastries.
My friend had a cappuccino, which was great. I had an Americano with soy milk, and appreciated having that option.
The room is lovely and the staff were attentive but gave us the space for our long conversation. Both the wait staff and the host were way above average in their welcoming and considerate demeanor. Great experience, and reasonably priced for the location. A block from Brooklyn Diner on 57th St., and if you'd prefer a quieter, less hectic spot, this is a great choice.
First time here. Thought we could squeeze in with breakfast, but only lunch was available. No worries as there was something for everyone. Two of the four of us wanted sushi so we asked the waiter about it and were told he considers himself a 'self proclaimed sushi snob' and what the restaurant offered was VERY good. We took him at his word and weren't disappointed, particularly tasty were the Jalapeño rolls. Great location, ambiance, selection and wait staff was first-rate! We'll return.
I have to say that the service was the most notable thing. Eric was relatively new to 'the wayfarer' and was amazingly kind and knowledgeable. He is commendable. It doesn't stop there though; every one we interacted with was kind and quick with a smile or joke.
Thanks for a great evening!
This was not my first time at The Wayfarer. I was looking forward to the grilled octopus as a starter which, was very good. I had the seared scallops for my main and they were very tasty. I was disappointed in the surprisingly neglectful service. That said, I would give it another try and would recommend the restaurant. Overall I would prefer to give this 3 1/2 stars but the was not an option.
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