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About Wayfare Tavern

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.

558 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

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




Cross Street:
Montgomery & Sansome

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 772-9060

Website:
http://www.wayfaretavern.com/

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.

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

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

Executive Chef:
Tyler Florence

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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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.

Wayfare Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (56)
Good for a Date (55)
Special Occasion (52)
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Fit for Foodies (52)
Business Meals (41)
Great for Lunch (34)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Handcrafted Cocktails (33)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Bar Seating (28)
Fun (27)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Vibrant Bar Scene (25)
Hot Spot (24)
Romantic (24)
Authentic (22)
Casual (22)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Cozy (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Good for Groups (18)
Local Ingredients (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Happy Hour (12)
Sunday Lunch (9)
People Watching (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Great for Brunch (6)
Seasonal (6)
Great Beer (5)
Organic (4)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined 2 days ago

Wow, what am impressive first impression. The feel couldn't be more cozy. The service is impeccable. The food is interesting, flavorful, well portioned, and seems priced right. Easily a new favorite

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

While the server seemed stressed on a busy night, he kept his cool and worked with the kitchen on a busy night to ensure we had a phenomenal meal. Had the dry aged ribeye which was amazing. They have some pretty fantastic wines here for decent prices, ask the sommelier to pair something for you. Food took a little long, but was more than worth the wait, extras were sent out on the house, so you know you were never forgotten. Really amazing night. Thanks guys.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

There were four of us for lunch to celebrate a birthday. We were seated upstairs within 10 minutes of our reservation. Great server with great personality! Food was delicious. Service was perhaps on the slow side (the restaurant was very busy). We ordered coffee at the end of the meal and then paid by credit cards. As the cards were being returned to be signed the Manager (assuming he was the manager) came to our table and said that the table was really only good for two hours and he had people waiting for our table. Really? This request to leave spoiled what had been a very nice lunch with good friends. If this 2 hour window is standard for the restaurant It would have been nice if we knew this when the reservation was made. In fact, we didn't feel responsible for any "slowness" - we ordered our food, it came in the kitchen's due time, and then we ordered our coffee at the end of the meal. That didn't get finished. Disappointing end to the meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 3 days ago

We had to wait 45 minutes after our reservation time, but they made it up to us with drinks on the House. Great ambiance and food for a festive holiday dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Overall great dinner. Food could have been warmer

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Great service, great staff, very engaging and an overall great experience...thank you

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

I was in San Francisco for a work function. Everyone kept talking about the fried chicken from the Wayfare Tavern. Three of my colleagues and I grabbed a reservation at Wayfare Tavern. It was all it was reputed to be. The popovers were phenomenal as was the chicken. Two of us had burgers which were also delicious. Since we had heard a lot about the doughnuts we had them for dessert. They were light, hot and came with two toppings. I can't wait to go back!!

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was great but our 7:45 reservation turned out to be 8:15 without any real explanation. Other than that highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Felt rushed at the end. Holiday time with ear mic guys looking to flip tables.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined 7 days ago

The hostess team was the only negative from our dinner. We checked in early (7:30 for our 8:00 reservation) but after 3 different people were working the front desk while we waited and kept checking. At 8:30 they inform us that no one checked us in. After complaining the manager did comp us an appetizer for our trouble. The late dinner did negatively impact our Sunday evening dinner.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Sunday brunch. Food and service was outstanding. Believe their claims about the fried chicken, it is awesome.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I usually don't write frustrated reviews... but this evening was worth letting someone know about... This was my 3rd time dining with Wayfare-and I was sadly so disappointed. It was supposed to be my special birthday dinner.. It was far from special

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I chose this restaurant because I work in the industry and enjoy following Tyler Florence.
My 9 year old granddaughter and I had a big weekend in San Francisco.
After the Theatre we had dinner at Wayfair. The kitchen was good to accommodate my granddaughter with plain salmon and mashed potatoes. I had the fried chicken following a big build up. It was very plain and dry. None of the herbs and lemon embellishments shown on numerous photos of the same dish.
The service was okay. Very pleasant but slightly inattentive. The space is very warm and cozy.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Unfortunately we were not seated until 45 minutes after our reservation. Since there is not a good space to wait, this made for a very poor start to our dining experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Nice touch with the handwritten birthday card

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Outstanding service and the food was wonderful. I would return. The restaurant is loud but you get used to it after a while. the cocktails were amazing.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Waited more than 30 minutes past our reservation.

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Won’t be back . Service was horrible , food came out at different times and was cold . Manager never even bothered to come to our table to apologize

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Dublin)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good food , but tough service...again! Love the place , but the service is consistently poor! Meals came out before appetizers and cocktails.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service was fairly slow - was never really clear who our main server was. Enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere in general.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had reservations and still had to wait 45 minutes. We finally got seated and had to wait 10 minutes for our waiter to show up and take our drink order. One drink was served then had to wait another 5 minutes for the rest and two of those were wine which shouldn't take that long. The food was good but the service had horrible!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Incredibly slow service. In.cred.ib.ly s.l.o.w.

2 hours 10 minutes for what Intended to be a quick dinner with my kids.

Food was very good, however. And great ambience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Servers were friendly and not pretentious. Fried chicken was the best I’ve tasted in a long time-moist, skinless with a thin, crispy crust, non-greasy. Nice touch when they boxed leftovers and gave us a takeout # to pick up food. The only negative thing I can think of is a slightly musky odor at the entryway. I’ve noticed the same smell in Historic brick buildings along the waterfront

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My wife and I decided to give this place a try for our anniversary and we were not disappointed. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is very cool. All staff were very pleasant and attentive. No complaints whatsoever.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good food, good service - crowded, people pushing against the booth due to bar overflow

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The noise level is really so high that I don't think we'll be coming again.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Everything is delicious, especially the chicken. The atmosphere is wonderful. It feels like you are in a restaurant from decades ago, but with scrumptious contemporary food

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

They gave my girlfriend and I a separate spot, decorated dessert and a card for our anniversary!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great service!

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fabulous spot - perfect ambiance and vibe - comfortable - and perfect lighting -food was two thumbs up - so great . Will definitely recommend this restaurant!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Popovers, Mac and cheese, deviled eggs, fried chicken are all to die for.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Delish food great service will return ! Highly reccomend - stunning venue -

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We looked forward to this for at least a month. We went for the fried chicken they are known for. Terrific flavor, but it wasn't hot! The burger was WAY overcooked, but I was too hungry at this point to send it back. The deviled egg appetizer was overpowering with tarragon. And the chocolate silk pie was missing the devil's food cake listed on the menu or else there was so little that you could barely tell. The popovers are DIVINE. The coffee was wonderful and the warm, fresh made donuts should be THE reason you go here. Skip everything else.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had to wait an hour for my reservation. Entrees did not come out all at once. Served Mac and cheese that tasted like scalded milk.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was a great choice for a fantastic meal. We actually went back the next evening as well! Great service, food and drinks. You can't go wrong.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Seasonal, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, People Watching, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great menu and service, fried chicken pretty amazing!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food was off. Usually very good. Two different servers spilled food on me. Again, unusual.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Was here for my bday. Take bar food and send it to culinary school and this is what you have. Amazing food! I had the burger and my girlfriend had the fried chicken. Omg amazing. Had a couple double IPAs and how delicious and cold where they!? That is all! Oh one last thing, the ambiance was super 1920s, with New American cuisine. Loved it.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Very good food and particularly the Fried Chicken...it may be the best I've ever had...very tasty!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our first visit to Wayfare will not be our last! We loved every moment and every bite! From our delightful server to the pristine oysters to the warm atmosphere, our evening was a delight!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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