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Wayfare Tavern
American Restaurant$$$
Today 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
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558 Sacramento St San Francisco, CA 94111
558 Sacramento StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94111
$$$American Restaurant, BarToday 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmSunday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Chef Tyler Florence’s new flagship restaurant is a timeless San Francisco tavern featuring authentic American dishes inspired by local cuisine at the turn of the 20th century. Ranging from classic comforts to rustic delicacies, the menu also features California wines by the bottle, quality draft beers, organic draft root beer and classic Victorian-era cocktails.
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Popular upscale eatery serving Tyler Florence's American fare in a British pub-style setting.- Google
"I love their deviled eggs, fried chicken and chicken paillard."
"One of my favorite things in all of San Francisco are Tyler Florence's popovers."
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Cole Naumann
2 weeks ago
The food and service overall was very good. The reason I rated with only 3 stars is because of two things. I ordered a half dozen oysters, and at this price point, I expected them to be flawlessly good. One of my six oysters had died before it was opened, most likely dead for quite a while considering how it tasted. It was honestly the worst thing I had ever eaten. It literally tasted like poop and had to spit it out in my napkin. It ruined my palate for the remainder of the meal. The server brought me a replacement oyster. That was the extent of my compensation. I, at the very least, expected the dish to be comped on the bill. We spent over $500 at the restaurant, so comping this one dish would not have cost the restaurant much and would have saved them a bad review. The second issue was the broccolini. It was very salty, like someone thought it wasn't salted, then salted it again. I needed a whole glass of water after each piece.
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Andrew McDeermond
a month ago
Presentation alone is worth it. Old school vibe, upscale setting, and great food. Professionalism at its best.
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Aditi Jain
5 months ago
This place is chock full of yummy staples -- starting with the complimentary popovers all they way to the after dinner shortbread. I enjoyed my meal and would recommend this place as a solid dinner spot, though I wouldn't necessarily go out of my way to come back again. For a side, we ordered the baked mac & cheese. It was rich, creamy, and crisped on top -- not my usual favorite style of mac & cheese (I love less creamy, extra cheesy) but tasty nonetheless. For my main, I had the chickpea & ricotta tortellini. The tomato-based sauce was really flavorful (maybe slightly too salty if I were critical) but it still made the dish. The tortellini itself was a little bland and the crunchy chickpeas gave an interesting texture. Overall, the dish was good but for the price isn't something I would jump to order again. For dessert, we ordered the homemade doughnuts, which were to die for. Seriously the best doughnuts I've potentially ever had and a healthy quantity to boot (2 doughnuts and 2 doughnut holes). They come with 3 dipping sauces (caramel, raspberry melon, and another one) which are rich and enjoyable in themselves.
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Nan Carde
6 months ago
The place was pretty busy for Sunday lunch, but we were seated within 10 minutes or so (without having made a reservation). The complimentary popovers were a welcome surprise, and a tasty alternative to the typical bread basket. I ordered the Wayfare Burger ($20). It comes with Marin brie cheese, roasted onions (which I pulled out because they looked a bit raw, and I am not a fan of uncooked onions on burgers), and perfectly cooked smoked bacon. It had to be one of the best burgers I have had, hands down. The actual meat (Wayfare's grass-fed proprietary grind) was delicious. The accompanying fries were petite, but flavorful. I was incredibly happy with my meal. My dining companion ordered a steak, and it was so tender, a steak knife was not needed - he was able to cut through the meat with something resembling a butter knife! The staff was very friendly and efficient, the bathroom was tidy and pleasant. I wholeheartedly recommend the Wayfare Tavern,
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Jen Chou
2 weeks ago
Wayfare Tavern quickly became one of my favorite restaurants after I tried the popovers. Every time I am at Wayfare, I shamelessly ask for seconds and thirds of the popovers. I have never tasted a popover quite like this one: soft yet flaky, with just the right amount of butter. Some of my other favorite items at Wayfare are the fried chicken, burger, poutine, and steak tartare!
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David Liang
4 months ago
Food: 3 Decor: 3 Service: 4 Came here for dinner (no wait for walk-in at chef's table). 1. POUTINE Oxtail --16 hand cut potatoes, roasted vegetable gravy, mozzarella curd, fried kale ~Pretty good. Rather heavy though. 2. ORGANIC FRIED CHICKEN 25 buttermilk brine, roasted garlic, crisp woody herbs, lemon ~Mediocre. Not my favorite fried chicken since the breading fell off quite easily, and there was a bit too much thyme stuffed inside the chicken. Wish I had ordered the black cod instead. Service was okay, although I was accidentally given sparkling instead of still and the bread service and check took a while.
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Jessica Walker Dal Santo
a month ago
Tough to get in but worth the wait. The popovers, veggie poutine, and especially the burger were all awesome.
Sue White
7 months ago
Just had a great experience dining at Tyler Florence's Wayfare Tavern. I am a huge fan, so was very excited to dine at his restaurant. We had lunch, starting with the delicious Yorkshire Puddings with fabulous butter. We had the Seared Octopus next, which was so tender and exquisite and then next the Organic Fried Chicken (crunchy skin, tender and moist chicken) and the Lobster Tail and the French Fried Kennebec Fries (the best fries we have ever had). It couldn't have been a better experience. Delicious food and very warm, inviting atmosphere and great service!!
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