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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.

101 West 57th St.
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Steak

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.

Cross Street:
6th Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 691-0030

Website:
http://thewayfarernyc.com/

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.

Public Transit:
TRAIN:
F (57st)
N,Q,R (57st/7av) or (5av/59st)
A,C,1,B,D (59ST Columbus Circle)
BUS:
M57

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Brunch (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Casual (8)
Authentic (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Cozy (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Romantic (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 6 days ago

The diver scallops was a perfect little meal very satisfying. The short rib Mac and cheese was great. We also had the beat appy not the best choice for us but I bet others love it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Food excellent service poor

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This place was amazing! We had the best time and the burger was possibly the best I have ever had. This is a must go place to eat!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was good service was poor

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

great service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

This is a great place on the corner of 57th and 6th. We went for breakfast, and the selections were great. All entrees were delicious with excellent presentation. Price was reasonable for what was presented. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 25, 2017

It was very enjoyable. We liked the decor and the food was very good!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Amazing brunch! Decadent but not overdone and every single plate was delicious.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Decent breakfast in comfy surroundings.
The Breakfast menu catered to all our party....including those with particular tastes and food requirements.
Coffee was decent.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent meal and service. We asked if we could have our one entree’ and sides split for two (senior portions). No problem and no extra charge. Very friendly.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Good food, lovely ambience, and fun drinks. Nice brunch location

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Brunch was fantastic. Would definitely go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Bad all around other than the restaurant being pretty on the inside. Tourist trap with bad food and lousy service. Would and could NEVER recommend this place to anyone.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Overall, an unimpressive smorgasbord of American fare and sushi rolls. However, the soups are top notch!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We had theatre tickets and we told the waiter. The food came out so quickly we couldn’t believe it. And we were able to eat leisurely.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Has become my go to
Really healthy and fun menu

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Good food but a bit pricey especially for lunch.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Love this place. It's our go to for pre-theatre dining or brunch. Service is impeccable and the food is perfection.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

There was a dead bug in my drink and my colleague got sick from the food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food and service excellent but sat near the door and froze

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The atmosphere is very relaxing. Portions are a nice size. Very attentive service. My husband said the steakvwas the best he has had in a while. French Fries were delicious. My salmon was perfect.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 19, 2017

We had the burger, fries and the chicken dumplings. An odd mix, but for lunch for two it worked.

Our service was reasonable, not inattentive and not exceptional. The burger was really good, cooked perfectly as requested.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We went for Sunday brunch at 9:30. Restaurant was not that crowded so it was easy to talk with friends. We all were very happy with our dishes.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Casual
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The staff was amazing and very friendly! The food was also great, we had several brunch items to share and everyone was happy! Highly recommend the avocado toast with lobster!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We loved this place. We were in NYC for the US Open and were so glad to find this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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