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The Wayfarer, New York, NY
The Wayfarer, New York, NY
The Wayfarer, New York, NY
The Wayfarer, New York, NY
The Wayfarer, New York, NY

The Wayfarer

4.4
4.4
1006 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–5:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (212) 691-0030
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Contact the events team Events@thewayfarernyc.com
  • Private party facilities
    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. Event inquiries please call (646) 757-5430 or Events@thewayfarernyc.com
  • Private party contact
    Annamária Ferencz: (646) 757-5430
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown West
  • Cross street
    6th Ave
  • Parking details
    Street parking available as well as several 24 hr parking garages nearby. <br />Central Parking:101 W 56th st or 58 W 58th st.<br />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 M31
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,006 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

1,003 Reviews
  1. LoriG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Lunch spot- amazing food and wonderful service

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  2. NYCJAS

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had two waiters. Assuming one was training. They were both GREAT! All around excellent customer service. one of my favorite places in the city!

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  3. HenryD

    San Francisco

    129 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    What a pleasant surprise for a first-timer! The food was very good and the service attentive and knowledgeable. I shall return.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very fresh. Service was great.

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  5. FineDine

    Coastal Georgia

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food

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  6. KarenS

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place, good food, helpful staff.

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  7. samson

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    fun last day in NYC just outside Central Park . Celebrating Keiths Birthday weekend.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for a late Saturday night dinner with family. Good ambiance for a small dinner gathering. Was quiet enough this night for conversation. Enough food options for every eater without the menu being too overpowering. Good beer, wine, and cocktail selection.

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  9. KatyG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Always delicious. Love the atmosphere.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my birthday here with my family. The staff and food were both wonderful!

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  11. JamesG

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were in town for a long weekend, and this was the absolute best restaurant we had dinner in.

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  12. RandB

    New York City

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an amazing Valentines Day experience. Carlos was an amazing waiter

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  13. Meli

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic. The food and the service were outstanding.

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  14. AW65

    Kansas City

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, service left something to be desired.

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  15. Foodie4Life

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The charcuterie board was too expensive for a small amount of food

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal. Super service. Very well run

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed eating at The Wayfarer. The service was great and the food was delicious. A bunch of ladies were able to chat and enjoy our evening as we could hear each other throughout the meal. Would recommend and return.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Portions are huge and overly salted. While the food was good it wasn't great.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It was our 3rd time at The Wayfarer and I don’t understand what is going on with them this time. Empty local but it was Super Bowl night so I can understand that. They had the TV on and several guest asked them to turn on the volume but they didn’t know how to do it. Our waiter asked us to order more several times which was quite embarrassing as we ordered for two starters and two main courses with two sides. He kept coming back to pour the water and when he realized that the bottle was empty, he kept coming back and kept pouring the empty bottle. Rudely asked us about our dishes and didn’t answer when asked a specification on a dish. I’m definitely not coming back even though the place was close to our hotel. They used to have music on which was nice. Last night you could hear when a guest laid a fork on the table with all the silence they had.

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  20. TeresitaD

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was our first time dining at this beautiful restaurant after attending the Swan Lake Ballet at the New York Center. Our daughter, my husband and I had a delicious meal and quiet dining experience! I recommend this place for any occasion.

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  21. NMS1

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The fish taco starter was very good with crunchy slaw and little bite. The salmon was moist and delicious. The chocolate cake was divine.

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  22. UKil

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is very cozy. The service excellent and the food delicious.

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  23. BelindaF

    New York City

    81 reviews

    4.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We stopped in early for a pre-theatre meal. The restaurant was fairly empty and felt a little cavernous. Service was good. The popovers were amazing and the martini and oyster special was great. Oysters were fresh and delicious!

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  24. CJRK

    New York City

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good, cocktail was delicious but a little heavy on the ice. Presentation was beautiful and French fries were excellent. The warm chocolate chip cookies were spectacular. Attentive and prompt service.

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  25. Good2theLastDrop

    New York City

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was excellent- waitress was attentive and professional; Maitre d also attentive. We were surprised we weren’t able to choose from the menu if the other guests in the party wanted to order a la carte-it was all at the table chose restaurant week menu or none. The risotto was not to my tasting- they substituted a delicious chicken breast entree. The cocktail was delicious as were the chocolate cake and coffee. Fish tacos were good, could have been warmer.

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  26. JoAnnD

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious.

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  27. FierceChocolate

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing spot for a lingering double date dinner. Everything we ordered was exceptional.

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  28. MKL2D

    New York City

    65 reviews

    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The dining room was quite, the food was good and fresh. The service was spot on, enjoyed red press juice.

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  29. AliceB

    New York City

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wasn't aware that this place even existed. They seated us at a quiet booth in the back of the restaurant. Service was attentive but not pushy. We enjoyed all the food that we ordered. All in all a delightful surprise experience.

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  30. RonaldM

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered ravioli and received maybe four of them- I don’t find paying NYC prices- but please, give me a filling meal- received a large side dish of broccolini- which was of expensive with not much flavor Still loved the ambiance and the dessert was great

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  31. Andrew

    Raleigh

    326 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    326 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall solid.

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  32. RebeccaS

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good experience and the manager was attentive and did his best to help us after he realized the Open Table menu and the menu at the restaurant were very different. I was hoping for more seafood but they had more carnivorous options, overall the food and drink were good.

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  33. AndreaK

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! The truffle fries and sushi were outstanding. My daughter said the skirt steak was the best she has ever had! Definitely a do again!!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered oysters, hamburger, pork and chicken. The hamburger meat was freshly made. The pork and chicken were PERFECTLY cooked. Service was phenomenal.

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  35. Innothink

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice Ambiente, super friendly, food delicious

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  36. Teddy

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was incredible, relaxed atmosphere.

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  37. ElyceR

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good and the atmosphere was lovely. Smaller menu selection but delicious items offered. Located near times square and not far from central park making this restaurant a great choice for many!

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  38. PatA

    New York City

    80 reviews

    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good and convenient place for brunch. Good menu selection, attentive staff

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  39. DitahR

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I went over the Christmas holiday for brunch with some out of town friends. The food was absolutely delicious. I had the eggs benedict, which was very good, but the sides were outstanding. I think these were the best home fries I've ever had. And the side salad was perfect as well. The servers were very attentive, coming to check on us and to fill our water frequently. The is pretty nice and large and must have good acoustics because it wasn't loud at all even though it was pretty crowded. I would definitely go back.

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  40. JFKinNYC

    New York City

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    While we recognize that Christmas Day is a holiday and our hearts go out to those who have to work, this alone does not make up for the experience we had yesterday at the Wayfarer. We waited 45 minutes for our drinks, another hour for our entrees which were served without the sides, the pork loin was under cooked, and only one of the fish orders had a grilled lemon the other two did not. When we pointed this out a sliced fresh lemon was unceremoniously brought to the table as if we were wrong to mention it. During the long wait for our meals our request for more bread was ignored, and when we pressed them initially for why our drinks took so long first the “bar was backed up” and then “it was because they made too many drinks” which made no sense until our waitress later explained that the “made too many of the wrong drinks”. We were midway through the entrees when our sides arrived, and even then the order was wrong. The holiday menu was a limited prix fixe, but when we ordered the liver pate our waitress abruptly responded “Oh we don’t have that”. I have been to hundreds of restaurants and don’t believe I have ever posted a negative review, being of the “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all generation” but I feel compelled to share this truly bad experience because it took what should have been a memorable day in the city and turned it into the the worst restaurant service we have ever had story instead, certainly not the way you want to remember Christmas Day!

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FAQs

The Wayfarer does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

The Wayfarer is rated 4.4 stars by 1006 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Wayfarer

101 West 57th St., New York, NY 10019

Additional information

  • Cross street
    6th Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown West
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–5:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking available as well as several 24 hr parking garages nearby. <br />Central Parking:101 W 56th st or 58 W 58th st.<br />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 M31
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 691-0030
  • Catering
    Contact the events team Events&#64;thewayfarernyc.com
  • Private party facilities
    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. Event inquiries please call (646) 757-5430 or Events@thewayfarernyc.com
  • Private party contact
    Annamária Ferencz: (646) 757-5430
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