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Wayfare Tavern, San Francisco, CA

Wayfare Tavern

4.6
4.6
6801 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Chef Tyler Florence brings his passion for high quality and style to San Francisco with his new flagship restaurant, Wayfare Tavern. A classic San Francisco Tavern featuring authentic American dishes inspired by local cuisine at the turn of the 20th century, the menu ranges from classic comforts to rustic delicacies. The beverage menu features locally-sourced wines including a selection of Florence's own label, quality draft beers and organic root beer as well as classic Victorian-era cocktails.

All three floors of the restaurant have been designed keeping historical accuracy in mind making Wayfare Tavern reminiscent of a Victorian parlor and an Edwardian men's club, where anything goes from black-tie to blue jeans. Pull up a stool to the Chef's Counter at the open kitchen and look on as Chef prepares your lunch or head to the Library and Billiard Room for a game of pool. Wayfare Tavern is a truly unparalleled dining experience translated from a century ago. Photo: John Lee.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 137 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 772-9060

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tyler Florence

  • Catering

  • Private party facilities

    Wayfare Tavern is a true gathering place for private events of all types. We offer several options to accommodate intimate family dinners, weddings and receptions, corporate events, social gatherings, and full restaurant buy outs.

  • Private party contact

    our Event Team: (877) 650-1872

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District / Embarcadero

  • Cross street

    Montgomery & Sansome

  • Parking details

    **PARKING GARAGES NEAR US 1 Embarcadero Center; Portsmouth Square Garage, 733 Kearny St

  • Public transit

    Muni: Clay & Montgomery stops; Sansome & Sacramento stops. Cable car stops one block away on California Street.

  • Entertainment

    Within our second floor dining room, we have a Billiard Room available for parties up to 16. The room has double pained glass doors and features an antique tin ceiling, vintage red felt pool table. To make ordering easy, the room has a red "hot" phone which direct dials to ordering food and cocktails. Reservations are suggested and the room is available upon availability.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,801 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco

    American

  • San Francisco

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  1. MB

    MelB1384

    San Francisco

    59 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    59 reviews

    Dined today

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The tall, international, brunette hostess is very rude. Food has been better in the best. Their fried chicken is good, but just note it isn't crispy.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Restaurant was admitted busy. I just wish our waiter had done more than the bare minimum.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great first experience! We will be back!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I asked our server and a manager multiple times over 1.5 hours to please bring my clients’ food for lunch. The restaurant missed the deadline and my client left hungry and never received the ordered meal. Such a disappointment! Popovers were also cold and fried chicken was not as good as before pandemic. The restaurant should send my client a gift card and ask for forgiveness.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner didn’t disappoint. Always amazing food, atmosphere and service.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service
  7. FT

    FoodieT

    London

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice outdoor setting and the food was very good especially beef tartare and burger. Fried chicken had light and flavorful crust but some pieces were a bit fry and over cooked. Wait staffs were very friendly, professional, attentive and helpful!!!
  8. EM

    EdwinM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always spectacular service and delicious food!
  9. F

    Foodenjoy2

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The deviled eggs which they are known for were a very strange combination that I did not enjoy. The food was ok but not anything to say wow. We had the burger which was ok but needed more moisture. No free refills on soda and one glass was expensive and didn’t even get mush at that. I was expecting more and didn’t get it.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time - wonderful service and amazing food.
  11. 2

    2dindin

    San Francisco

    124 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    124 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Wayfare is one of my fave lunch spots. I totally understand the labor shortage which is why our waiter was a little inexperienced. My food was missing an extra and my luchmates burger missed the mark. But I still love wayfare. The menu is great. I hope in the future the servers will be a little more attentive. Again I don’t blame the leadership it’s hard to get experienced servers. No use complaining. I’ll support the restaurants I love and cut them slack.
  12. GP

    GaryP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    I've been here before and have had no issues. Had the chicken sandwich for lunch and it gave me an upset stomach all afternoon and evening. Service was poor -- I was asked if we wanted coffee and/or desert BEFORE we even got our entry. Like, what the "f" is going on?
  13. MF

    MarioF

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Cibo buono, servizio discreto . Nel complesso lo consiglio per una cena a San Francesco
  14. ES

    EfratS

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The food wasn’t great and pricey, the service was excellent
  15. JP

    JeanPierreC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty food, very nice ambiance, we had a great dinner in family, thanks a lot
  16. J

    Julia

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner for a group of 6. Everything was spectacular especially the roasted bone marrow appetizer. Don’t skip the deviled eggs!
  17. DP

    DevinP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Can’t wait to return.
  18. b

    bfastlunchdiner

    Birmingham

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    we enjoyed the food and the ambiance xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  19. RS

    RobSF

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Disappointed with Wayfare today. We like coming here when we can but was disappointed today when even making reservations our only option for a 2-party was at the bar. We didn’t come this far into town to sit at the bar - I know other bars we could have gone to for brunch - and it really set a negative precedence.
  20. TO

    TimO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived an hour before our reservation planning to have a few drinks before eating but they sat the four of us right away. Also there was a free parking space on the street out front. Food was delicious.
  21. ME

    MattE

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Had friends visiting from out of town. Requested a view table downstairs and got neighbor for a 6:15pm reservation. While the restaurant was busy the service was slow. A bit disappointed as I wanted my friends see the energy of the kitchen
  22. JB

    JoBu

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation to Sf
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Service was incredible. It's not just a script to them; they care and want you to feel comfortable and taken care of. I did not try that many items, but the ones I had were very well prepared and the creative sauces made the food dance in my mouth. I highly recommend this place!
  24. MP

    MP01

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    server was friendly in an odd way, helpful at times but not engaging and Im being nit-picky here; but, the experience needed to be more sincere.
  25. SK

    SKLee

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service was pretty slow - took over 90 min to get our entrees but our waiter was attentive. Enjoyed the blankets they provided. We asked to split a Caesar salad and my dinner companion got a small wedge while I got a very salty Caesar. I’ll allow the pandemic still impacts the service industry. My fried chicken was dry… I’ll still go back again but this was definitely an off night and I eat here often.
  26. B

    Baldy

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food. Love the ambience.
  27. CS

    ClientSS

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! We had a wonderful supper with kids and friends and loves the place and the food.
  28. LJ

    LisaJ

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fabulous dinner! Can’t wait to return!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wayfare Tavern is our go to restaurant. Always so delicious!
  30. YD

    YeeDiddy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the dining experience is always top notch, and pairs up amazingly with the menu. Never a disappointment, the burger is at the very top of my list.
  31. JM

    JMN1382

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fast and attentive. Food was absolutely delicious. Definitely returning.
  32. JS

    JSS32

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service
  33. TP

    ThomasP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very good food. The very large pork chop was cooked perfectly. The salmon was delicious. The only criticism: the wine list was a bit thin.
  34. JC

    JohnC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and menu.
  35. SS

    StevenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere, excellent service. Would definitely go again any time.
  36. F

    Frosty

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bread … incredible. The chicken … great fried chicken. I cannot wait to come back with a few foodies next time to really immerse in the Wayfare experience.
  37. TC

    TerranceC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was great ordered fried chicken and Mac and cheese with Arnold Palmer had a very good experience Maria was a great waitress and staff was attentive
  38. S

    Stephan

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great fried chicken, amazing bavette steak, very friendly service!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    Food was so salty all we could taste was salt, poor quality food but fun atmosphere.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    Food was delicious and the service was great. This is a really great place to dine with a group of friends. The restaurant was able to accommodate 8 of us only a day in advance thanks to their expanded outdoor seating. It was cold and foggy out but we were cozy thanks to the tent and heaters. Everyone agreed, it was a really great meal!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Wayfare Tavern using the Order Online button. Wayfare Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 772-9060.

Wayfare Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 6801 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 137 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Wayfare Tavern

558 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Montgomery & Sansome

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District / Embarcadero

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    **PARKING GARAGES NEAR US 1 Embarcadero Center; Portsmouth Square Garage, 733 Kearny St

  • Public transit

    Muni: Clay & Montgomery stops; Sansome & Sacramento stops. Cable car stops one block away on California Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tyler Florence

  • Entertainment

    Within our second floor dining room, we have a Billiard Room available for parties up to 16. The room has double pained glass doors and features an antique tin ceiling, vintage red felt pool table. To make ordering easy, the room has a red "hot" phone which direct dials to ordering food and cocktails. Reservations are suggested and the room is available upon availability.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 772-9060

  • Catering

  • Private party facilities

    Wayfare Tavern is a true gathering place for private events of all types. We offer several options to accommodate intimate family dinners, weddings and receptions, corporate events, social gatherings, and full restaurant buy outs.

  • Private party contact

    our Event Team: (877) 650-1872

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