Wayfare

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129 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
At Wayfare, we follow a simple rule: Make interesting and delicious food in-house, using only the freshest ingredients. All of our sandwiches, salads, entrées, soups, cocktails and bar fare demonstrate our goal to make cuisine that both satisfies and inspires.
Our eclectic food is matched by our extensive wine and beer selection, with 30 rotating beer taps and a glass of wine for every palate. Wayfare also specializes in cocktails made with home-made syrups and infusions. Our handcrafted cocktails range from playful twists on the classics, to more adventurous fare.
Join us for lunch and dinner, Monday through Thursday from 11am-10pm, and Friday 11am-11pm. Happy Hour Daily from 3-6pm includes discounted snacks, wine, handcrafted cocktails, and draft beer.
Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-3pm includes an exclusive food menu, discounted bloody marys and Pimm's cups, as well as bottomless mimosas and mimosa flights.

Specials

Wayfare Happy Hour

Bar Fare between $4 and $6, $5 select glasses of wine, $2 off all draft beer, and $5 select Specialty Cocktails.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 20, 2019

Ends: February 21, 2118

Availability: Daily 3:00PM-5:45PM

What 129 People Are Saying
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New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Attentive waitstaff. Fresh food. Loved the pretzel buns.

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

Fantastic from beginning to end. The service was impeccable, the coffee delicious, and the special omelette one of the best I have had, which is saying a lot having traveled from the brunch capital, Portland, Oregon.

Also, the host, William, and I hit it off as we both used to live in San Francisco - an added bonus.

I can’t recommend this place enough.

K
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ordered a couple of options from appetizers, salads, and 3 entrees, and we ate family style. Everything was delicious! We had a fun night and made a very happy memory!

OT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome happy hour and small plates. Nice service. Can be pretty loud.

O
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Love Wayfare’s food, and all is normally spot-on. Showed up early for a 645 reservation. Quickly seated. Saturday traffic slowly trickled in. Found service to be quite slow this time, however. Was quite difficult to get or maintain waiter’s attention, despite only being a 4 top with pretty simple order.
Will be returning, but will likely stick to bar seating in the future.
On the amazing side: Brussels sprouts are some of the best ever, and the pork belly gnocchi was phenomenal!!

TP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Horribly expensive for mediocre at best meal. Poor, inattentive server.

OT
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great brunch! Loved the Benedict, oyster ceaser was under dresssd, but they brought extra dressing which fixed the issue. Great cocktails!

J
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great restaurant. Excellent food. The acoustics were a bit loud. Overall, love this place.

Z
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grat food and service. Terrific “vibe”. What could be better?

AK
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Limited lunch & dinner entree selections, but they are all great! (Many sandwich options.) Great appetizers, excellent happy-hour appetizer and drink specials, and a fantastic and unique selection of cocktails. They also have a great brunch with a good variety of entrees at an excellent value! Not usually overcrowded, there's usually 1-3 tables available anytime.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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EC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brunch was amazing! The service was fantastic and friendly!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food

GG
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fresh, drinks were great as was the service. If you are looking for a more casual place to dine I would recommend it highly.

OT
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Little pricey for sandwiches. Limited selections on menue

l
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was absolutely amazing, along with the staff! very happy to go here, and will be back soon!! Gnocchi was ridiculously delish :)

M
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at Wayfare but won’t be our last! Everything was delicious from the creative cocktails to the fresh food!
Service was excellent, too! Highly recommend!

SA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a really lovely spot. The staff are truly excellent -- capable, warm, friendly, and accommodating. We greatly appreciated their kind service. Overall, the food is terrific, too, although I have one suggestion: on the lunch menu, for the salad add-ons, perhaps make clear that the salmon add-on is chilled. "Seared" suggests hot, so when our friend's truly seared and mouth-watering salmon entree special appeared next to our salads topped with cold, dry-ish slabs, it was all the more disappointing -- not terrible, still a bit tasty, but not awesome. :-) But I'll be back!

F
Naples
98 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 9. The service was excellent as was the food. A great casual restaurant in a cool environment.

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wayfare is delicious. The service is great. It's one off our favorite places to go.

TW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktail! Great food! Casual attire!

MU
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Very nice ambiance too.

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The service was not the best. Our server was friendly but not very attentive. The restaurant wasn’t packed so it was hard to understand why I only got one glass of water the hour and 20 mins we were there. The wait for food was also a little longer than expected based on the amount of people there. But they say good things come to those who wait, which was so true because the food was phenomenal! I will definitely return and recommend this restaurant. I just hope the service issues we experienced were a fluke and not the norm.

N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was my second time coming and this time wit a party of 10 (including a 1 yr old, 5 yr old, 10 yr old, and 11 yr old) it didn’t take long to get all the food and drinks ordered and if there was an issue it was taken care of promptly. A piece of chicken from my plate was dropped upon arriving to the table and the kitchen whipped up an entirely new dish so quickly I was still able to eat with my party. I loved the bottomless mimosas! Had a blast once again food, ambiance, everything was amazing

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were both good

R
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Would be great on the north shore, decent for New Orleans

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, drinks were strong and great!

HM
Atlanta
47 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The night apparently experienced some kitchen problems so a somewhat lengthy wait for food. However, wait staff made efforts to keep us informed and was apologetic. Food (gnocchi and fish tacos) was tasty with other tempting small and larger choices for future experiences.

SS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The Sunday brunch is awesome; grab some home made biscuits to go !!

N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I’m so glad I was able to experience such Exceptional food with an ambiance to match!

NF
New Orleans
81 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Great food and cocktails @ brunch. Yummy egg-in-a-nest, chicken biscuit and croque Monsieur. Service was a little slow. Also wish the ambience lived up to the food here

SM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting New Orleans over Thanksgiving. After two dinners in the Quarter wanted a neighborhood experience with something on the menu that all would enjoy. Wayfare was perfect. From the ratatouille arancini to the fried calamari to the asian brussel sprouts. All tasty. Others ordered a reuben and a cubano sandwich. Nice evening.

Z
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Gteat choice on the Freret St corridor. It stacks up very well with its neighbors

BS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for what we looking for in a more upscale lunch, but not too fancy.

AG
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go-to Sunday Brunch stop on our way out of town every time we visit New Orleans. Our favorite Bloody Marys hands down! The food is always fabulous.

T
New Orleans
36 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the food was delicious, the drinks were tasty and service was fast, efficient and friendly.

DC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Good service. Public parking lot nearby.

TD
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious Fish Taco and Greens, Local Brewery Selection, Great Music Selection, and very Excellent Service!

T
New Orleans
36 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, drinks and service were all outstanding. Portions were good size and the price was very reasonable.

PE
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the beignet bread pudding and the arancini! All of the food was wonderful, great atmosphere.

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