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.
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.
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)
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.View Private Dining Details
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Sun 5:00PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM
I expected a better experience based on the location of the restaurant and reviews on Open Table. I anticipated an upscale venue with commensurate service and atmosphere. We arrived at 6:00 PM on a Saturday to find several tables filled with loud and ill-behaved children and bad rock music playing loudly from the ceiling speakers. Our waiter had a very hard time answering basic questions (including "how is the fish prepared in this dish?"). On the plus side, the food was good, especially the Raw Bar and Octopus appetizers.
The food was amazing as well as everything else. The booths are really cozy. The bar is also nice.
Pork chop was excellent. Drinks were good. Service was good.
Great space with a cool
Vibe. Nice touch to have GM go to each table and chat.
Very professional staff. The food was very tasty, roast chicken and salmon. looking forward to our next trip to Hilton Club so we can visit Wayfarer again.
I wasn't sure about The Wayfarer because its in such a touristy area but it was surprisingly good. I even tried a few rolls and they were fresh and nicely prepared. Lamb burger, lobster burger, black bass al nicely done..
Very nice decor, a mixture of old style steakhouse with modern fixtures and a good amount of soft light. The food was amazing, we had the NY Strip and roasted cauliflower - very good and perfectly cooked. also, the seared ahi was the other entree which was cooked rare to perfection. Waitstaff was attentive but not invasive. The cocktails we a little weak but still good. Overall, it's a very wide range of foods and styles the noise was at a pleasant level and service was timely and good. GO!
First experience with this restaurant and a good one. Suggest the lobster and corn chowder and the bone in ribeye. Both very good.
Calm. Good all around place to meet.
Great breakfast place!! Was not busy- food was good.
I plan to go to this restaurant regularly, it had a creative menu and we enjoyed all the things we tried. In addition to the food it was a lovely ambiance, comfortable and with a lower noise level making it easier to chat! Looking forward to going back and trying more dishes
Great pace. Good atmosphere. Kind service. Great food and cocktails.
Have had great experience before but today was a disaster. Waitress could not be bothered or found. Asked twice for a check from other staff and she still didn’t respond. We were obviously an annoyance.
Would have sent two orders back for missing items and cold food but waitress couldn’t be found.
Wont go back again anytime soon
Food was okay. Cocktail I ordered was one of the worst I had ever tasted. Incredibly loud, unpleasant and unnecessary music made for a far from wonderful dining experience.
Great overall lunch
Excellent staff, service and food!!
We (2 of us) had Sunday Brunch on our recent trip to NYC. Service was good, food was good to excellent. (Great Bloody Mary, followed by Salmon Eggs Benedict & avocado toast with eggs; with a side of fantastic bacon; ) The only negative was that the large windows were open, so we were exposed to the smoke from every passerby that was puffing on a cigarette, despite not being at a table near the windows. This marred an otherwise excellent experience.
This was a return visit to Wayfarer for my annual visit to NYC. We came back for their amazing Lemon Blueberry pancakes. We were very disappointed that the lemon pancakes were replaced with just 3 little souffles, served cold. We were hoping to share like in the past, but there wasn't enough.
We also asked to have 2 other menu choices excluding certain ingredients, but were told for both, that it wasn't do-able since it was all pre-mixed. That narrowed our choices, so I ordered salad with dressing on the side; I had to wait at least 10 minutes for the dressing.
It was a very expensive brunch; disappointed in Wayfarer this time.
Service is terrible and food is sporadic. We were staying at Quin Hotel so ate there a number of times. Very disappointing
We had a very nice evening celebrating a graduation.
This is an attractive restaurant with really good service. The food was good, but not great. The wine list is limited. However, the wines are very reasonably priced and are a good value. Overall, The Wayfarer is a good choice for a casual meal; perhaps, pre-theater.
This was our first time to the restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised. My husband had a steak done to perfection, warm pink center. I had one of their salads. They have a nice wine selection. Service was great. Will definitely go again next time we're in NYC.
Seemed a little pricey compared to other restaurants of the same type. Overall, good experience not great.
A+ great food
The service was outstanding and the food was very good. Warm popovers to start the meal were delicious, and the entrees were tasty and plentiful.
I thought the food was ok but over priced. The restaurant played a very strange choice of music quiet loudly. Given what I paid for my meal, I really didn’t need this going on in the back ground. Not sure why music is needed at all in this context.
Awful. Won’t return.
We made reservations for 5 of us after walking around Central Park. We may not have been dressed in a suit and tie but we weren’t in sweatpants either. It felt like our server Muhammad judged us instantly as his service was very poor. He was more so interested in the tables around us since they were businessmen. Also, he was not very knowledgeable about the menu. I asked him about the sushi platter and he had no idea on the type of fish that came with the 8 piece nigiri. If we’re paying $30-$40 a plate, I’d assume the staff should know the menu inside out. To top it off, my husband ended up cutting his lips on a cocktail glass that had a chip and crack. Either the bartender or the sever should have caught that since the crack was about two inches and very noticeable. Muhammad apologized but shrugged it off like it was no big deal. Pretty sure it’s a big problem had my husband drank the piece of glass that was in the glass. He neglected to remove the drink and tried to make us pay for a drink that literally had a piece of glass until we pointed it out. Do not waste your time here to be treated like you don’t belong.
We celebrated Mother's Day Brunch at The Wayfarer and it did not disappoint.
The Bloody Mary's were excellent to start and the coffee was nice and strong as well!
The Avocado Toast was a huge hit and the Brocamole was excellent too.
Our main courses were all great and the service was top notch!
I will be going back soon!
The way staff was so distracted. Our server was talking with the hostess the entire time. Our drinks were never refilled. My mom’s sushi order couldn’t be made because the sushi chef wasn’t there, but we weren’t told until all of the other entrees at our table were brought out. It was extremely unprofessional.
Lots of wonderful choices
I want to go back for the BURGER
friends had the other burger choices
Good food, not out of this world and not bad either
the food was delicious and our server Mark was amazing, he made the experience so much more...explained everything to us and some of us may have drove him a little crazy and he was patient and so kind to us
Salad is so fresh ! Eggbenedict is so goood!
Great place for a business meal or getting together after work!
Once again, food is great and service is too. Clearly a very well managed operation. Great for taking my clients to—consistently excellent and they keep things moving so you can dine in 45 mins or an hour.
A great neighborhood restaurant
When it first opened it was disappointing
now its really found its footing
fun and not too loud
space between tables
After a visit to MOMA, I was able to quickly identify proximate restaurants with lunch/brunch openings. We were seated promptly and the brunch menu had a nice variety of breakfast and lunch items. We ordered a kale Chinese chicken salad and huevos rancheros. Both were very nicely presented and flavorful. They had very good coffee and promptly provided refills. The only problem was that, though I checked in properly, I received notification from Open Table asking if we had honored our reservation. It added some steps to the experience after the fact!
Everything was just “okay”. I expected better cuts of meat and better service for their pricing.
The food is terrific; very nice venue; Ashley, who greets people at the front, always make a person feel remembered and welcome.