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Wayfare Tavern

558 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94111-3034
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Ranked #286 of 4,936 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
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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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79% Recommend
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English first
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Had dinner here twice in the past three weeks after not being in since last Christmas. Food was excellent - especially the mac and cheese. Salmon was perfectly cooked, friends raved about the octopus appetizer and we all shared the deviled eggs to start. Le Grand Burger, scallops, fried chicken and pork shank were winners and repeated. They are busy,... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We really enjoyed the food, but were unfortunately really rushed through our meal... big shame as it would otherwise have been a great evening.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The menu here is more straightfoward than other popular restaurants. There is a downstairs and upstairs and a small bar area. Everyone is very friendly and let them know if you are planning on sharing as they will cut everything into two and divide it up. The wagyu beef tartar comes with very good sauces and a popover that is... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I recently came back from San Francisco and was referred to this restaurant for a late night bite and drinks. We had the fried chicken which I have to say was delicious, albeit a bit on the salty side. Make sure to call in for reservations or you will be left waiting, the hostess was super friendly and accommodating. This... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The drinks were fine, and we were seated promptly. We started with traditional Deviled eggs, which were not creative or exciting. Dinner was salmon, pork and the fried chicken with a side of fries. This is where the evening took a lower quality dip. The small piece of dry salmon was boring, the chicken good, and at the end of... More

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Southern California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Sorry. Really wanted to like this restaurant. My daughter and I ordered the tortalloni, unfortunately, the pasta was undercooked. It was tough and chewy. I had the ceasar salad, which consisted of approximately 7 small pieces of lettuce, average ceasar dressing, and a yummy cheese puff. Really not acceptable at a restaurant with Tyler Florence's name on it. My husband... More

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Vacaville, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great meal at the Wayfare Tavern! We had a salad each to start, then one order of fantastic fried chicken (1/2 a chicken) and a side of smokey Mac n cheese to share and it was plenty of food! The chicken was so moist & tender and we loved the fresh lemon squeezed on it! Great atmosphere!

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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had lunch at this delightful venue. The ambiance is lovely and interesting. There is a huge stone fireplace near the first floor bar and dining area. There are three floors, all very nicely done. Homemade Root Beer on tap was very tasty. The bartender is very professional. Interesting vintage drink menu as well as all your favorites. Ice cold... More

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Summit, New Jersey, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A friend made the reservation for lunch. The place was hopping, the service was good, if a bit slow. The food was very good, appetizer portions were quite large, didn't really need a meal. I had the beef tartar and it was excellent. My friend also said Happy Hour is good, but get there early to get a place at... More

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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is probably the 4th time I have been to Wayfare Tavern. I always have a good meal there but this one was really outstanding. We had 9 pm reservations on a Friday night. We arrived a little early and sat at the bar and enjoyed some prosecco and people watching. I think the decor here is exactly the feel... More

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