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Wayfare Tavern

558 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94111-3034
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Ranked #241 of 4,920 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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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The food was decent but not significantly different than what is offered at your average chain restaurant. We went with the burger and fried chicken...same as 90% of the other patrons. Service was very impersonal. The waiter never gave his name nor said goodbye and actually walked away in a huff when we did not take his suggestion of submitting... More

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Las Vegas NV
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I'm just a Tyler Florence fan for no good reason. There wasn't anything in particular that I had heard about his restaurant. I just wanted to try it. I made a reservation on OpenTable and we were promptly seated right when we arrived. We started with a couple of tasty cocktails—their Barrel Aged Boulevardier and Cocoa Rum Old Fashioned. Wanting... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Hey, I haven't had much fried chicken since I was a kid, but that said, the fried chicken here is outstanding, and I paired it with Mac & Cheese and I was not disappointed. My wife had the more sensible choice, the salmon, which was very tasty, but mine was worth the calories! It's a fun place to eat and... More

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San Francisco
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Wayfare Tavern does a great job with their food. Sadly, the same can't be said for their service. On my first visit, I was seated 35 minutes late for my weekday lunch reservation, despite arriving on time. The hostess didn't even provide updates. The restaurant ultimately comped several items, but given the time constraints of such a late seating, we... More

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Manhattan Beach, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have dined at Wayfare several times and it is one of my favorite places in the city for American cuisine. Service is always great, friendly and they pace the meal very well. Fried Chicken is a classic dish and you definately will not be disappointed. Sit downstairs if you want to be close to the open kitchen, if you... More

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San Francisco, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Went here with my wife for a birthday dinner. We had very high expectations based on things we have heard. The restaurant is very comfortable and welcoming. The service is top notch and some of the food was excellent - we had an octopus appetizer that was excellent and the Caesar salad was nicely done. They serve a brioche in... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Was in SF recently after a work conference with 3 friends and we all had a really great night out at the Wayfare Tavern. The service was exceptional, the waiter talked us through the menu and made excellent recommendations - one of the best night's I have had all year!!!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Dined at the chefs table which was very entertaining. It was amazing to watch the chefs work in the kitchen and put out all of the wonderful meals. We split the deviled eggs. They were fantastic. You get 6 halves in an order for $14. The yolk filling was very light and creamy and nothing like I’ve ever had before.... More

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Davis, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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