Permanently Closed - Wayfare

4.6
133 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely perfect!

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vipAcceptable
Toronto
49 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

A lovely restaurant for either a casual meal or a bit more sustenance.

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noLAlove
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always interesting when we visit. We have been for brunch and dinner. The meat pies are made daily and are yummy. Each sandwich comes with house made chips or a salad. They have mimosas with your choice of fruit juice, fun!

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viplisa1962
New Orleans
33 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday with my husband and kids! Perfect!

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Basia
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Attentive waitstaff. Fresh food. Loved the pretzel buns.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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leslieK
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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Openalias
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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!!

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TravisP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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Jender
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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Zipmann
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AKay
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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ElizabethC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch was amazing! The service was fantastic and friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food

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GlenG
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Little pricey for sandwiches. Limited selections on menue

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viplightsout36
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Maria
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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SybA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

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vipFashionista
Naples
110 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TracyW
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktail! Great food! Casual attire!

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MollyU
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Very nice ambiance too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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.

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Nassy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were both good

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Rari
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, drinks were strong and great!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
48 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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ShelleyS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

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Nassy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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vipNolaFoodLover
New Orleans
89 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience2

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

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Zipmann
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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BridgetS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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AlbertG
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipTaguinha
New Orleans
36 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Permanently Closed - Wayfare offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 309-0069.

Permanently Closed - Wayfare is rated 4.6 stars by 133 OpenTable diners.

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