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Wayfare Tavern

4.7
4686 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Hours of Operation
Lunch:
Monday - Friday 11:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday - Sunday 11:30am - 5:00pm

Dinner:
Monday to Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Thursday to Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm




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Phone number
(415) 772-9060
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Tyler Florence
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Cross street
Montgomery & Sansome
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Parking details
** We are currently unable to offer a valet service at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience. **
PARKING GARAGES NEAR US:
1. 550 Kearny – Entrance on Sacramento
2. 1 Embarcadero Center Battery & Clay (across Le meridien hotel)
3. Portsmouth Square Garage, 733 Kearny St

STREET PARKING:
Street parking restrictions are lifted at 7pm daily
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Public transit
Muni: Clay & Montgomery stops; Sansome & Sacramento stops. Cable car stops one block away on California Street.
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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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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Wayfare Tavern is an old-school spot in the Financial District. And we mean that in the very best way.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Always have a great meal here when up in SF. The Fried Chicken is INCREDIBLE!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Had to look for my waitress throughout the night , but the food and drinks were superb like always. One of my favorite spots in SF.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Lit AF. Fried chicken is the greatest.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

After all the hype we were underwhelmed.
The food was mediocre but the service was great.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Went to celebrate my birthday loved everything from the deviled eggs to the fried chicken.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was delicious but was rushed with food

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

I love the food and the environment. This is my 3rd time eating here and it is always very warm in the restaurant. It was so hot, that I was actually hurrying to finish my meal to get outside.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

We were there to celebrate a graduation and had a great time. The food was well prepared and tasty (as always) and the service was fantastic. This is always a great place to eat when in the financial district.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Wayfare Tavern is impeccable. I was visiting from Seattle and made reservations for a Saturday night. I arrived a few minutes early and had a drink at the bar before hand. Gorgeous bar, excellent drinks. Service was on point from the moment we walked in. The fresh popovers they have for bread service are absolutely incredible. The menu is creative while still offering classic dishes. We ordered the beef tartare, which was INCREDIBLE. And also huge. It came with fresh made potato chips which were super light and crisp. I can’t even begin to describe to you in proper detail how delicious the bone marrow was. It was topped with a huge amount of seared pork belly and blueberries and served with a soft, fluffy bread. Absolutely perfect. For dinner we shared the fried chicken, which the menu says they’re famous for. And I believe it. The chicken was crisp, light and juicy. At the end of dinner we were so full we had to skip dessert. So we made reservations the next night with plans to come back and have an appetizer and dessert. The next night, we came back, and ended up ordering another full dinner. It was that good. I never did get a change to try the desserts but I figure that’s just another reason to come back the next time I’m in town. Don’t pass on this place!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We chose this for its proximity to the punchline comedy club and reputation of chef Tyler Florence. The service was friendly and expert. The fried chicken, macaroni and asparagus sides were great as was the trout special. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great atmosphere, food and service. This place never disappoints. Very friendly and comfortable. Love the food!

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2.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Food took over an hour to arrive and they weren’t even busy.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Convenient, reliable trustworthy restaurant been here frequently.. great service and great menu, however always opt for the Wayfare Burger(Massive)..I’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Hot spot buzz at lunchtime. Loud but not deafeningly so. Table was ready on time and service was excellent. Bread was quite good, as were fried chicken and mac and cheese. Chicken a bit pricey, but a generous serving -- boxed some to take home. Personally only ok on the deviled eggs. No room for dessert. All around excellent experience.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Although we had a reservation, we waited 40 minutes to be seated. But the experience was worth the wait. Great food; nice variation, creatively made and large portions for sharing. Noise level is high though; so if you are looking for a quiet cozy place for a conversation, this probably not the place to do that.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The best fried chicken I have ever eaten. Thin crispy coating not greasy. Loved the accompanying fried herbs and popover. We were celebrating my friends birthday. There was a happy birthday card on the table for her when we were shown to our table. The service was attentive and thoughtful.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Strange that I had to contact OT (kinda of like a NO show?) They brought warm popovers over (no pun) - almost as good as Neiman's minus Neiman's fruit flavoured butter. We started with spinach soups (yum!) My gf had the chick salad and a side of mushrooms. I had the fried chick and a side of burrata mashed potatoes (delicious!!) The weak point of our meal was the brownie sundae. Expected the classic brownie with ice cream a la mode. This one was little cubes of brownie and ice cream in a tall glass. We did love the pistachios! Coffee service was nice. Serveurs were all helpful.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Atmosphere was great, as was food and service. Food was outrageously good. "Best fried chicken in the US" is correct! We could have easily split the meal, but that would have meant missing other great food. Dessert (Coconut cake) was phenomenal and I am not typically into desserts. Will definitely recommend and will dine there again.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Thank you for making my friends Birthday so special. He was incredibly touched by the card that was sitting on our table when we got there! The food was delicious and the service was superb.

We will be back again!!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Date night

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

At at Wayfare while visiting the SF area and the food was excellent!! The popovers were perfect and the fried chicken was the best ever!! My son had the salmon, he said it was cooked perfect. Highly recommend!!!

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3.0Dined on June 1, 2018

This is one of my favorite spots to have lunch or dinner in the city, but I was very disappointed in the service and lack of attentiveness from the staff when we had lunch last week. It took over 20 minutes to even have someone come by our table, and our beverage orders and salad entrees took just as long when we were finally able to order. I’m hoping it was just an off day.
The food was delicious as always.

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1.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Redhead waitress was rude and condescending - really set a negative tone to start. Blonde waitress at the end was nice.

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1.0Dined on June 1, 2018

birthday for a friend

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

The fried chicken was absolutely delicious! Our server was very attentive and easy going. He took good care of me and my friend who was celebrating her birthday.

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

A white table cloth experience except for the noise and absence of white table cloths. I really appreciated the attentive yet utterly unobtrusive service. Even many of the best SF restaurants would do well to emulate Wayfare on this point.

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2.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Our waiter was a hot mess. Came and told us about specials but not really; he basically said there are specials but didn't specify them, took away our silver plates and then long wait and then came back to talk about specials. He seemed really out of sorts and over all a very awkward dining experience because of him. Food took forever to get out. The brioche was super greasy on our sandwiches.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Love the popovers! Waiters very attentive!

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Loved this place and its staff. Noticed the service lagged slightly when the lunch crowd picked up but nothing egregious.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Wonderful food, drinks, and service. The fried chicken really is excellent, as was the rest of the food we had. Definitely save room for dessert, they're delicious! Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Excellent res

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Wonderful service wonderful meal! Oysters drinks desert all A+

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Went to dinner here our second night in San Francisco. Only problem was they were about a half hour late seating us but the my made it right with an appetizer on the house. Food and drink were both fantastic. I am often reluctant to order a Manhattan or old fashioned because many places don’t make it well but the wayfarer tavern most definitely knows how to make one properly.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

My husband & I took our out of town friends for dinner at Wayfare Tavern. Our meal was very good, service was great, and the Tavern has a great atmosphere. My husband had the dinner special which he said was excellent. Our friends has their fried chicken which was also very good. I had the tavern hamburger which was good but not worth the $22. That’s the reason the value rating is lower. Overall a great dining experience and we’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Overall everything was very good. I wish they would offer a half order of Fried Chicken. Please for the love of God,Stop serving food on cutting boards,planks,or what ever you want to call them. I want my food on a plate. This trend should have died long ago. One last thing. I ordered an $18 glass of Latour White Burgundy. It’s not the price I object to,it’s the fact that it was served way too cold. At that price and the fact that Wayfare Tavern is on the SF Chronicle Top 100 Restaurant list,I guess I expect the proper temperature for white wine. I would return and recommend Wayfare Tavern.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We’ve been here a few times before but never had the famous fried chicken. We ordered it and was pleasantly surprised at the thin crispy crust from what must be dredging. We’re not fans of battered fried chicken so loved this. Perfectly seasoned with fresh herbs. Paired it with the butter lettuce with green goddess dressing. Delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Without a doubt, the best fried chicken we’ve ever eaten! The service was outstanding, as was expected.

The noise level is a bit much, especially on the bottom floor, but is a little quieter upstairs.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

It was lunch when we went and we sat at the chef’s table. Fried chicken lived up to its reputation and the butter lettuce salad was simple but memorable.

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3.0Dined on May 22, 2018

We had a 7:45 pm reservation. We had to wait 20 minutes to be seated. Service was very slow. Salads came out quickly but our mains took forever.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Was a bit disappointed with the cost, quantity and quality of one of the special entrees for the evening but the dinner was otherwise perfect from start to end, including the excellent guidance we received from the sommelier. The high quality dinner and service added the positive memory we have of the evening. Every member of our party of 6 was talking about the dinner for days-a good sign of a good time.

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