The Wayfarer

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$31 to $50
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American
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.
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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was very good service was good and the martinis were great

VG
Philadelphia
88 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Very average food, lackluster service, horrible music selections, not offered refill on ordered beverages. Will not return. Thankfully we had amazing cocktails at the Park Hyatt down the street just before.

CD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. Every aspect of the dining experience was exceptional. Exceptional and varied menu (seasonal), professional staff, and wonderful venue right in Midtown. Book a table now!

AL
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant — love the food and service very much

AL
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive staff and delicious food.

DL
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome and the service was excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The water was warm 🤯

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Service left something to be desired. I called to see what time they stopped breakfast and made reservation according. Got there and had to convince them to serve us breakfast (guess they broke everything down early and the hostess didn't communicate with kitchen staff we were coming.) Server forgot a lot of our stuff and wasn't very pleasant.

Food was okay, but overpriced for the lackluster service they provided.

OT
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great evening, the food and service was excellent!

m
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was very pleasant and efficient. The Calamari appetizer was superb. So was the salmon and the lobster roll. Did not have dessert.
Certainly a good choice in midtown for tasty food.

W
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Steak. Lobster chowder and sushi were excellent, would definitely return

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location on 6th Av... Excellent service... Food was very good... I thought a bit pricey... $150 for 2 w/o tip... But food was well prepared and steaks were excellent. Quick service... so we made our show comfortably. Look forward to eating here again.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food in a refined environment. Accurate service, friendly staff, the only problem was the wine list that was not up to date and only on the third attempt was the chosen bottle present.

AE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

nice service. small portions

R
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came in for a late snack. The tuna roll and Mac & cheese were perfect for us. The managers were attentive and polite. Thank you!

o
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great spot for breakfast in the heart of Midtown. While the menu is small, almost everything is well executed. Snappy staff, and walls of windows that open to the Avenue in warmer weather.

d
New York Area
136 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice brunch selection. The food was all prepared very well. The atmosphere is very upscale and the service was very good and attentive. We'll be going back again, and maybe try it for dinner.

NB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good and the service was great. We were especially impressed with one thing. There was man dining there who was excessively difficult and kept making an unreasonable scene. The manager dealt with him several times, comping his meal, remaking his entree, doing everything in his power to please him. The manager was professional and kind in a situation where he had a customer who was impossible to please. Kudos to him and his staff who all conducted themselves with patience and professionalism.

MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Some confusion with our orders, no one remembered who got what and some meat was cooked incorrectly. Everything was sorted out and the food ended up being quite good.

JY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and the food was made perfectly.

JS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place with a great menu for kids but still interesting and “goody” enough for adults for a fabulous brunch

EF
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Worst service ever. Totally incompetent staff. Used to be great but now awful. this was our third visit and we will never return.

XY
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a nice Restaurant Week meal at The Wayfarer. Good service, tasty food.

d
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

If you need a quick bite this is a pretty good stop off in midtown, NYC.
At first they did not get my order right and they were quick to fix it.
The portions were fine and noise level was manageable.
I work in the area so I visit there when I have a business lunch or need to be close to the office.
Staff was very accommodating.
Overall, a nice lunch experience.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere & great food!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

Waitress rudely interrupted us several times during our discussion—she needs to be prompted to wait a few seconds and catch one of the diners’ eyes before talking. Removal of plates also too aggressive without waiting a second for us to confirm we were done. We had started early in the lunch hour so there was no reason to push us so hard. This was the first bad experience I’ve had there.

DW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was very good. But, we had to ask multiple times for coffee refills, and the server forgot to bring us syrup for our waffles and nobody stopped by again until we were finished eating. Overall had a good experience and the seats were comfy, but service was lacking.

C
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the food was wonderful.the shrimp appetizer was very flavorful and my salmon was cooked to my request. It was a wonderful experience.

RM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. We both had a Restaurant Week special. Highly recommend a visit.

MT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good, service was just ok. I had to ask for more coffee and the servers decided to chat right next to our table. I also had to ask for salt and pepper and then another server came by and picked it up off my table before I even used it (is there one set?!) Avocado toast was excellent! I like the casual vibe and location was super convenient to my hotel.

b
San Francisco
74 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

They were very accommodating my tweaks to my eggs benedict (bacon instead of Canadian bacon, sliced tomatoes instead of other sides. It came with tons of bacon, eggs were done perfectly and the hollendaise was top notch. The problem? The english muffin was burnt and that permeated the entire rest of the dish. I should have sent them back, but didn't. My waitress and busboy were great.

CC
Orlando
34 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great location food good but sides were overpriced even for NYC. Steaks were delicious but had been sitting before we got them so not as hot as I would have expected

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of best dining experiences in NYC:
Food and Service.
Go.

D
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were visiting NYC and decided to try The Wayfarer because it was close to our hotel. The food was delicious and the service was superb. Highly recommended.

BA
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed a quiet Sunday dinner with a bottle of white Burgundy and Long Island raw Oysters, a Sushi rool andthe oven baked chicken wings. Great service, will be back.

B
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to eat... Huge wine selection.

c
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We were very pleasantly surprised by the Wayfarer. We walked in and there were very few tables taken so I was a little skeptical but they filled in quickly and the food and service was excellent. I will be back.

KH
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Holiday weekend so quiet. Server and goat very nice, just not what we were looking for Friday night.

BB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We eat here regularly. The food is always delicious, beautifully presented, very varied menu. We joked last night that if the place is jam packed, the service stinks, and if the place is three quarters empty, the service stinks. This is not anything to do with the wait staff, which is always very nice. It appears to be all the fault of the kitchen, which is very slow, always. So if you’re time constrained this is not the place for you. Otherwise, I’ve never had a bad meal here.

DE
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was very slow and inattentive for breakfast on a quiet day. There were only a handful of occupied tables. The food was adequate, bread was nothing special, inattentive service--it took a long time to get the bill.

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