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Wayfare Tavern

4503 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Comfort Food (69)
  • Good for a Date (65)
  • Special Occasion (64)
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 11:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday - Sunday 11:30am - 5:00pm

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. **
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 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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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.
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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What 4503 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Taro (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 2 days ago

It took almost 50 mins to get the food. We were even already full when we received the food.

CassandraC (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

Food was meh, fried chicken not much flavor, salad nothing special, lemonade too sour, chocolate cream pie-old, crust was like a rock (i took it home or I would've asked for refund), but pleasant servers. Cozy but too loud to carry on a decent convo.

vipLizzy (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Delicious salmon And fried chicken. However when a waitress comes to welcome you and take your drink order, she should go directly to the bar and return to the table with the drinks, not 15 minutes later. We placed our dinner order before we got our drinks. Pet peeve of mine. Then there is a lot of shenanigans moving the plates and bringing different silverware...just seems a bit contrived...

vipdiner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Service was excellent, nice beers, food just ok. Biggest issue: the uncomfortably cold temperature of the restaurant. Server said it's an old bldg + a cold night, and that's just what happens. She brought hot water/lemon. Nearly everyone was wearing their coat/jacket/scarves. Disappointing as we were expecting "cozy night out". As with a reviewer below, we were also given the wrong "leftovers" bag at the hostess stand on our way out. Clearly, that system needs refinement...diners should feel confident they aren't taking home food from another's plate.

vipRC322 (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

A good selection of American food with good size portion to share.
A good wine list local Ca. Selection.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Our waiter was one of the best waiters we've ever had. Service was excellent. The restaurant setting was unique in that it has 4 floors and all different. There's something for every palette on the menu. It's American style food which is rich and heavy with several traditional dishes. The noise level was acceptable. They have several separate dining rooms for large groups.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

As good as it gets

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

I liked the food but my Petrale Sole was n oily and tasteless. Also the waiter was not attentive at all. He also lied about the where our Oysters came from. We wanted Big ones from the East Coast and he insisted that the Small ones were from the East Coast. It was really annoying. We weren't going to argue about it, but it was not professional. I would recommend this place but the service needs improvement.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The fried chicken did not disappoint! It was amazing. My cocktail was pretty perfect and the staff was great.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Generous portions of delicious food! Great service.