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Wayfare Tavern, San Francisco, CA

Wayfare Tavern

4.6
4.6
7644 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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, 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: (415) 772-9060
  • 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

What 7,644 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco

    American

7,644 Reviews
  1. JacobE

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tables are super tight for legroom, made it scoot in and out for people to use the restroom and became uncomfortable by end of meal.

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  2. wilthefinn

    San Francisco

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Other than a clumsy greeting, or lack thereof, it was a very nice experience. Upstairs, lots of 4 and 6 top tables means a loud room, and as it got busy it became really noisy. Not enough to distract me from the amazing tartare, one of the best ever, The beef cheeks were in the most reduced sauce I’ve ever eaten, it was almost black and redolent of wine. Incredible beef. The salmon was served on a slab of bread, nice portion but only 3 little clams. Still delicious. Excellent wine list, a bit staggering. By the glass has some very good choices. Attentive but very busy server, and a very good meal. Enjoy!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a solid choice. Never disappoints. Happy they can accommodate kids.

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  4. Mimi

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant with consistently good food. The service is for the most part excellent. Known for their fried chicken it never disappoints.

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  5. KimberlyZ

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The waitress was nice at first, then had a bit of an attitude when we ordered. City salad was very expensive for the amount of food. We were not impressed overall. We were celebrating a birthday and nothing was said.
    Wayfare TavernResponded 3 days ago
    Hi KimberlyZ, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Wayfare Tavern. We're glad to hear that you found our City Salad to be tasty and the atmosphere pleasant. However, we're sorry to hear that your service experience did not meet your expectations. We strive to provide excellent service to all our guests and it seems we fell short this time. Your feedback is important to us and we will certainly address this issue. We hope you'll give us another chance to impress you with our food and service. Best, The Management Team

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  6. Risbo

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Great service. Table for 7 was pretty cramped. Booth seating could use an upgrade.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Way over-priced for actual quality and experienced. Sub-par service in terms of knowledge of the menu, friendliness, and timeliness.
    Wayfare TavernResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you found our pricing to be higher than expected and that our service did not meet your expectations. We strive to provide a great experience for all our guests, and we're disappointed that we didn't meet that mark during your visit. We also apologize if our team was not as knowledgeable about the menu as we would like. Your comments are important to us and we will certainly use them to improve. We hope you'll give us another chance to provide a better dining experience in the future. Best regards, Wayfare Tavern Management Team

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  8. krishendra

    Washington DC

    72 reviews

    3.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We wanted to love this, but the service and the food were huge disappointments. We felt very rushed- in and out in just over an hour with 4 courses. Our server seemed annoyed to be working (other servers in the area were much warmer and attentive to their guests). Everything was under seasoned. You could taste raw flour on the fried chicken and the popovers, which were delayed to the table, were underbaked. The cocktail I ordered was not balanced. Overall, everything just felt sloppy. Not worth it, there are better options in town.
    Wayfare TavernResponded 3 days ago
    Hey Krishendra, Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed our atmosphere, but we're sorry to hear about the service and food. We take your comments seriously and will use them to improve. We hope you'll give Wayfare Tavern another chance in the future. Best, The Management Team

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  9. BlueGoblin

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    not bad the burgers didn't like desserts decent offer of wines
    Wayfare TavernResponded 3 days ago
    Thanks for the review, BlueGoblin, We're sorry to hear that our burgers didn't meet your expectations, and we appreciate your feedback on the desserts. We're always looking to improve and your input helps us do just that. We hope to see you again soon at Wayfare Tavern!

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  10. Dan1

    New York City

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Generally very good place. Crowded. And loud. Food good. Servers always busy.
    Wayfare TavernResponded 3 days ago
    Thanks for the review, Dan! We're thrilled to hear that you generally enjoyed your experience at Wayfare Tavern. It's always our goal to provide a lively atmosphere and great food, so we're glad you found our place lively and our food good. We appreciate your feedback on our service staff's ability to accommodate your needs. We hope to see you again soon! - The Management Team

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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 7644 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 72 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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: (415) 772-9060
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