About Wayfare Tavern

558 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Chef Tyler Florence brings his passion for high quality and style to San Francisco with his new flagship restaurant, Wayfare Tavern. A classic San Francisco Tavern featuring authentic American dishes inspired by local cuisine at the turn of the 20th century, the menu ranges from classic comforts to rustic delicacies. The beverage menu features locally-sourced wines including a selection of Florence's own label, quality draft beers and organic root beer as well as classic Victorian-era cocktails.

All three floors of the restaurant have been designed keeping historical accuracy in mind making Wayfare Tavern reminiscent of a Victorian parlor and an Edwardian men's club, where anything goes from black-tie to blue jeans. Pull up a stool to the Chef's Counter at the open kitchen and look on as Chef prepares your lunch or head to the Library and Billiard Room for a game of pool. Wayfare Tavern is a truly unparalleled dining experience translated from a century ago. Photo: John Lee.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation
Lunch:
Monday - Friday 11:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday - Sunday 11:30am - 5:00pm

Dinner:
Monday to Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Thursday to Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm




Cross Street:
Montgomery & Sansome

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 772-9060

Website:
http://www.wayfaretavern.com/

Entertainment:
Within our second floor dining room, we have a Billiard Room available for parties up to 16. The room has double pained glass doors and features an antique tin ceiling, vintage red felt pool table. To make ordering easy, the room has a red "hot" phone which direct dials to ordering food and cocktails. Reservations are suggested and the room is available upon availability.

Parking Details:
** We are currently unable to offer a valet service at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience. **
PARKING GARAGES NEAR US:
1. 550 Kearny – Entrance on Sacramento
2. 1 Embarcadero Center Battery & Clay (across Le meridien hotel)
3. Portsmouth Square Garage, 733 Kearny St

STREET PARKING:
Street parking restrictions are lifted at 7pm daily

Public Transit:
Muni: Clay & Montgomery stops; Sansome & Sacramento stops. Cable car stops one block away on California Street.

Executive Chef:
Tyler Florence

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Wayfare Tavern is a true gathering place for private events of all types. We offer several options to accommodate intimate family dinners, weddings and receptions, corporate events, social gatherings, and full restaurant buy outs.

Wayfare Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (60)
Fit for Foodies (51)
Business Meals (48)
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Special Occasion (43)
Good for a Date (41)
Cozy (35)
Handcrafted Cocktails (29)
Bar Seating (28)
Great for Lunch (28)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Fun (26)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Romantic (23)
Casual (23)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Open Kitchen (20)
Hot Spot (19)
Fireplace (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Happy Hour (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Local Ingredients (14)
Historic (14)
Authentic (13)
Seasonal (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Private Room (11)
People Watching (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Great for Brunch (6)
Great Beer (6)
Family Style (5)
Modern Decor (5)
Organic (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Molecular Gastronomy (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Vegan (1)
Scenic View (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Wood Oven (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Healthy (1)
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Great overall experience. The food was ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Great overall experience. The food was tasty and the restaurant is very cool looking.

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The food was good but the service was su ...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was good but the service was surprisingly slow and the waiters made us feel rushed to get out

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We had a lovely early dinner (4pm reserv ...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a lovely early dinner (4pm reservation). The food was delicious and for a very rainy winter afternoon, the fireplace was so cozy and they have 5 or 6 booths, just so cozy.

There was no one in the dining room. I had asked if we could sit in a booth. I was told NO, that there were reservations for the booths. When we departed at 6pm, my guest and I commented, that no one was seated in either one of the two booths closest to us. Not cool.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Fireplace
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I forgot how great the service was. Food ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

I forgot how great the service was. Food is delicious, presented well, and tempting. I ate salmon, but BOY did I want their epic signature fried chicken.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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Good, friendly service. Popovers were gr ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Good, friendly service. Popovers were great. Fried chicken was quite tasty!

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Delicious as always! A table by the fire ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Delicious as always! A table by the fireplace was a bonus on a cold day. Service is excellent.

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The food isn't better than mediocre, the ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

The food isn't better than mediocre, the wait staff are just okay, the restaurant was cold on a cold day (like they were trying to conserve heat) and the prices are steep. The best thing about this place for me was the convenience of being near my office. In a city full of great places to eat, this is a definite skip.

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Popovers are amazing! Great experience w ...

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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Popovers are amazing! Great experience with delicious choices!

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The food was very disappointing. Flavorl ...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was very disappointing. Flavorless steak that tasted like it may have been frozen. The food came out so quickly that we were barely halfway through our cocktails when our entrees arrived. The server was very distracted and somewhat manic. The couple to our right left after they got their appetizer (one was wrong) and they started cleaning the table while they were still paying up. I wish we had left early too.

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Our waiter was terrible. He didn't have ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Our waiter was terrible. He didn't have any recommendations regarding apps when asked and didn't mention that the three we ordered all came with bread. We asked to see the drink menu again but he never came back to take our order.

Only one dish was really stand out (bone marrow! So good!). For the price the food should have been better and the service spot on.

It was cute!

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Appetizers were not delivered. When men ...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Appetizers were not delivered. When mentioned the staff politely offered to bring them out. The appetizers still never came out. When the drinks and entrees were delivered they were placed in front of the wrong guest. They were gracious about their mistakes so we appreciated that, but there were a lot of mistakes.

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Staff is a little stand-off-ish and rush ...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Staff is a little stand-off-ish and rush around more than necessary. Felt like they were really most concerned about running as many people through as possible to maximize profit over endearing themselves to customers, like they do at Mourd.

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This place is a gem. Beautiful bar. Gr ...

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 12, 2017

This place is a gem. Beautiful bar. Great atmosphere. We sat downstairs by the fireplace. Service was fantastic. Food was great. Took a little long to get our food over lunch, but I didn't mind given the atmosphere. Probably wouldn't recommend this place if you are in a hurry, but I would recommend it in pretty much any other circumstances.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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3rd time I have been and it always deliv ...

 
 (London)·Dined on January 8, 2017

3rd time I have been and it always delivers high quality food combined with great service. Wine list is also very good

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Fried chicken was great as were the devi ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2017

Fried chicken was great as were the deviled eggs, Brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes. Very large portions. The sticky toffee pudding was recommended to us by our server but ended being dry and was quite disappointing. Overall the ambience and service were very good but the food didn't quite live up to the restaurants reputation - don't get us wrong it was still very good but not a homerun.

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Strange, antagonistic waiter, terrible f ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Strange, antagonistic waiter, terrible food other than the fried chicken, and too expensive for the quality.

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This is our third visit to the Wayfare T ...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2017

This is our third visit to the Wayfare Tavern. It is one of my wife's favorite restaurants. Great cocktails and the décor is really throwback to a eighteenth century tavern. Do not miss the fried chicken, but you really cannot miss with any dinner item.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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Great food. Little on pricey side but de ...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2017

Great food. Little on pricey side but definitely worth a try.

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The food was very good but beware of the ...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2017

The food was very good but beware of the policy of not seating you until everyone in the party has arrived. It can be very inconvenient, especially if you arrive early and one person is delayed by traffic.

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Four of us enjoyed a wonderful night at ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2017

Four of us enjoyed a wonderful night at this exceptional restaurant. Service and food was wonderful!! Our friendly and knowledgeable waiter gave us just the right amount of attention. Only minor complaint is that we were seated near an exit door and in front of the roaring fireplace with our backs facing it. Halfway through dinner, two of us started to overheat.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Molecular Gastronomy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Modern Decor, Fireplace, Fun, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Authentic, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Open Kitchen, Casual
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Underwhelmed and completely disappointed ...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2017

Underwhelmed and completely disappointed.

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Anniversary

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2017

Anniversary

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As soon as we walked in and saw the gian ...

 
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 1, 2017

As soon as we walked in and saw the giant staircase, we fell in love with the atmosphere of Wayfare Tavern. I felt as though I had been transferred back in time and I was missing my flapper dress! The atmosphere was second to the food -- amazing specials, amazing brussel sprouts and amazing salmon! Don't miss out on this gem in the Fidi.

Tags: Fireplace, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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We had a table upstairs - the restaurant ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2017

We had a table upstairs - the restaurant was full but we could have great conversation at our table. As always the food was good and the service was excellent.

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Our server was fantastic! The Fried Chi ...

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Our server was fantastic! The Fried Chicken was great. A very good wine list. I would recommend it.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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It was great! Awesome food, terrific ser ...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2016

It was great! Awesome food, terrific service. We'll definitely be back!

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We had a great time at the Warfare Taver ...

 
 (Boise)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We had a great time at the Warfare Tavern. The food was delicious and everyone was extremely accommodating. They ended up giving us a private room instead of a table, which was super nice for our group! The food was delicious and the drinks were very tasty! I will definitely be recommending this place to friends and family! I hope to go back soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Family Style, Good for Anniversaries, Historic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Private Room
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We were excited to try the Wayfare Taver ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We were excited to try the Wayfare Tavern having seen many great reviews especially of the fried chicken. Everyone was looking forward to the "upscale" comfort food. We knew going in that it was going to be pricey but who wouldn't pay $25 for the best fried chicken in America? We loved the ambiance and decor both in the bar and the upstairs dining room but were unfortunately disappointed with the food. The popovers are definitely a taste sensation but the fried chicken (ordered by 2 people in our party) had less than crispy and not very flavorful crust and the breast meat was very dry. For a place that is supposed to have the best fried chicken around, this was a huge letdown. The cauliflower side dish which sounded incredible on the menu was sitting in so much "sauce" that the nuances of the flavors were lost. The gnocchi was tender and well seasoned but was served with roasted winter squash that had not been peeled and was sliced so thin or in such small pieces that trying to remove the tough peel was a real chore. One of our group had the burger and was quite happy with it and they do make great french fries. That said - there are a lot of significantly cheaper places that do a good burger and fries. The one delightful surprise was a sticky toffee dessert made with dates and topped with a scoop of orange zest ice cream - everyone at the table was fighting for a bite! So while I may go back and have a drink in the bar and enjoy the wonderful popovers, I don't think I'll go back anytime soon for what was a less than stellar meal -especially for the price.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy
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Wayfare Tavern did not disappoint! we ar ...

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Wayfare Tavern did not disappoint! we are from ga and we took our kids to Carmel for a couple of days then to San Fran. Big fan of Tyler Florence so wanted to try wayfare. Everything was amazing! The decore, the service, the food as well as the wine list. It's super clubby with rich, dark colors, antlers etc. our 19 year old got the chicken and he said it was some of the best he's had (and remember we are from Georgia!) salmon was great, burgers were off the charts! If we didn't live so far we would go back all the time! Love the Wayfare tavern!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Cozy, Comfort Food
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Great dinner at the Wayfarer. Reservatio ...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Great dinner at the Wayfarer. Reservation time honored. Delicious cocktails to start-try the whiskey sour. Server efficient. Food came a little too quickly, but was fantastic. Lively vibe! We will definitely return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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Excellent food. Great service, solid val ...

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Excellent food. Great service, solid value. The fried chicken was an excellent choice. The dinner bun was superb. service was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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Popovers and bone marrow and doughnuts

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Popovers and bone marrow and doughnuts

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I love everything about Wayfare. It's ev ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2016

I love everything about Wayfare. It's everything a great restaurant should be.

Tags: Authentic, Private Room, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food and ambiance were awesome! Servic ...

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Food and ambiance were awesome! Service was very slow, especially given the late afternoon time. Lots of empty tables upstairs, but food took about 45 mins from taking our order. 4 hamburgers and gnocchi.

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Great recommend the pop overs yum

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Great recommend the pop overs yum

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Wayfare is a very urbane, joint with an ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Wayfare is a very urbane, joint with an old-school atmosphere. Food there is simple a delicious (oysters, fried chicken, steake tartare) and it's always fun. Bring money.

Tags: People Watching
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Our waiter had too many tables to be at ...

 
 (Western NC)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Our waiter had too many tables to be at tentative. Asked for separate checks: wrong credit card used for the meal

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This was our third visit to Wayfare, and ...

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 23, 2016

This was our third visit to Wayfare, and we were looking forward to a pleasant night out. Because we knew the restaurant was generally busy, we made a reservation well in advance. As the appointed time for our reservation came and went, we were told that the couple at "our table" were lingering and that it would be a few minutes. After ten minutes, we were told the same thing, and after ten or fifteen more minutes, we were told that because of our patience, we would be given a special table by the fireplace. We were ushered to a two-top in a dark, drafty corner of the first floor, on the side of the fireplace, between a six-top and the wall. Our waiter acted like it was a chore to deal with us - after waiting another ten or so minutes to be recognized, his first words were, "Are you ready to order." We had to let him know we wanted a drink before we ordered; it apparently hadn't crossed his mind. While the food was certainly good, we felt rushed and left without dessert. While I understand that everyone has a bad night, the management here appeared to be lacking from beginning to end - if reserved tables aren't available at the appointed time, then there is obviously a scheduling problem; once we were seated there was no follow up to make sure that we were satisfied, and our waiter, probably because of the table's location, generally ignored us. I have often recommended Wayfare Tavern to friends visiting San Francisco. I'll be hesitant to do that in the future.

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I always love eating here when in San Fr ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2016

I always love eating here when in San Francisco. Great food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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Overpriced, liminited menu, very slow se ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Overpriced, liminited menu, very slow service every time

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