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Wayfare Tavern

558 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94111-3034
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Ranked #240 of 4,918 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Montgomery & Sansome
Transit: Muni: Clay & Montgomery stops; Sansome & Sacramento stops. Cable car stops one block away on California Street.
Description: A Tyler Florence restaurant.
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80% Recommend
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English first
Davis, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Fantastic leisurely lunch meal for a special occasion. Everything was exquisite from start to finish. The raw bar oyster selection is tops (Kusshi's from British Columbia were our favorite); the flaky popovers are light and absolutely just melt in your mouth; the poutine is decadent, rich, flavorful, and as good as any I've had in Canada; my husband loved the... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A chic San Francisco location with an English pub décor. The food was very good- in particular, the short beef rib and the chocolate cream pie. Excellent and friendly service, and welcoming ambiance.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Fantastic ambience to the place and service to match. My score isn't 5stars as I was unimpressed with the steak in size and also accompanying sides, I really just don't get corn bread as being anything but a cheap filler for meals. Wines good, had the merlot from nappa. The grilled broccoli as a side was excellent, the highlight. Sat... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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157 reviews 157 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This Tyler Florence restaurant offers a buzzing bar and noisy bistro atmosphere. Food is excellent, mostly Southern staples, done very well under the supervision of TF. Good selection of beers and wines. A good choice for dinner in chilly San Francisco

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Springfield, New Jersey
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I did not have a reservation and was dining alone. I was seated at the bar overlooking the kitchen. The Burger was cooked to medium perfectly. I ordered mine with the egg on top and it was truly spectacular. Not only was the food good, but the service was outstanding and attentive. All too often when dining alone you feel... More

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Panama City, Panama
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Though a bit on the San Francisco chic side, the food was both good and plentiful. The fried chicken, recommended by another website as "to die for" was served a bit on the rare side, and if one likes rosemary seasoning, a bit overwhelming in that regard. The cheese used in the ma 'n cheese side was also unusual in... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Maybe we got lucky? We turned up at 8pm on a Friday and the place was already humming. Yet we were quickly and efficiently seated at the bar, next to a delightful couple from Fresno (I hope you guys read this!) The 'popover bread' was great - think Yorkshire Pud as a compatriot has already said. I prefer real butter... More

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san francisco,ca
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53 reviews 53 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Ever since Tyler Florence opened Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco's FiDi my husband and I resisted going, the menu never appealed to us. Two days ago I happened to walk by it and from the outside it intrigued me. I checked the lunch menu online since I was going to have a short work day and wanted to have lunch... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Book to sit and watch the chefs create their masterpieces! A fascinating treat, sip a cocktail while waiting for your food - which is massive and tasty! A real "locals" feel place, busy and vibrant.

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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been here a few times. First, the location is not great, its in FiDi, which is a bit dead at night. However, spring the $10 for the valet parking; its worth it. The food is excellent, particularly the octopus appetizer. Excellent wine list but do start with a signature cocktail; they are so worth it. Finally, if you're squeezed... More

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