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Wayfare Tavern
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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
"We ordered deviled eggs, steak tartar and shrimp cocktail for appetizers."
"From celebrity chef Tyler Florence comes a seminal, upper tier Southern cuisine."
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David Broomell
2 weeks ago
The atmosphere and service are amazing, the food was solid. Overall we had a great experience! We went here for dinner on a Friday night (good thing we had reservations) and the place was packed. We were shown to our table immediately and quickly greeted by our server (I wish I could remember his name because he was awesome). We started with some cocktails and were pleasantly surprised with all the drink options (solid beer and wine selection). Moving onto apps we had the deviled eggs and beef tartare (both were amazing). Our main dishes consisted of burgers and fried chicken; solid offerings, but not the greatest. Dessert was the deconstructed devil's food cake; definitely a winner. Highly recommend this place. I'll definitely go back when I'm in San Francisco again.
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Cole Naumann
2 months 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
3 months ago
Presentation alone is worth it. Old school vibe, upscale setting, and great food. Professionalism at its best.
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Bron McCall
3 weeks ago
Went here with the kids on our SF trip. It was fabulous. The beef tartare is amazing.
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Kevin Broomell
2 weeks ago
I am giving this a 4 mostly because of the Service and ambiance. This place felt like an old style pub, but had a very modern feel. The inside of the restaurant was absolutely beautiful and the Service was very professional. We ordered deviled eggs, steak tartar and shrimp cocktail for appetizers. The deviled eggs were delicate, balance and very tasty. The steak tartar had a great combination of acidity and seasoning. The shrimp were tough and overall bland. For entrees, I ordered the fried chicken and my family for burgers. We ordered each of the side dishes. The fried chicken had good seasoning, great crisp and was juicy; that being said, it was just pretty okay. The burgers looked great, but we're lacking seasoning. The side dishes were overall very good. The food overall was pretty good, but a tad expensive for the quality. The service was excellent and outweighed the quality of the food. Overall, I would recommend if you aren't price sensitive.
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Jen Chou
a month 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
5 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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Aditi Jain
6 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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