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Wayfare Tavern

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Neighbourhood:
Financial District
American, Bar
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558 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94111-3034 (Montgomery & Sansome)
+1 415-772-9060
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Today
11:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:30
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have always been a fan of chef Tyler Florence and his restaurants and this one does not disappoint. Their fried chicken is to die for, no one does it like them. We got arrived without a reservation one night and sat at the bar and found it wildly entertaining, watching the chefs up close and being able to see... More 

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Thank Lilli G
New York City, New York
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182 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everything about dinner at Wayfare was top notch. My wonderful dinner began with a good pre dinner cocktail. I couldn't help but order the fried chicken and was not disappointed. The chicken was juicy and skin flavorful. My sides of potatoes and mac-n-cheese were both very good (especially the potatoes). With my dinner I switched to beer and was very... More 

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Thank John D
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The "best fried chicken in America" claim is probably not an exaggeration and arguably not the best entree on the menu! The sole, the pork shoulder and, yes, even the burger will please foodies along with the raw bar / sheefish. The popovers are really special as well. Downtown SF location easy to get to. Excellent service

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything about this place was amazing from the ambiance to the drinks, to the appetizers through to the dessert. This is probably one of my favorite restaurants. The Yorkshire pudding was fantastic, delicious and delicate. The deviled eggs were nothing short of divine. I had the sole which was well balanced and cooked to perfection. We ended the meal with... More 

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Thank Stephanie D
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Wayfare probably 6 or 7 times and it has never disappointed. The service is top notch and the food out of this world. I love the open kitchen. You can see the amount of care that goes into each dish, and if you're lucky, Tyler Florence. The fried chicken is a MUST as well as poutine and... More 

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really like fried chicken so the opportunity came up to eat at the Wayfare which it rated as one of the best in the states. Not so, Popeye's is really better. Service was very good. All of the food we had was good to very good. The popovers were unique and very good. SF has many great restaurants and... More 

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Murrieta, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The night before we had a $600+ meal for 4 and we would take this delicious experience at the Wayfare Tavern any day of the week!! The steak tartare is the best in town... just everything is delish! The service is great and the atmosphere is like a warm pub in the country.... oh and the warm popovers....yes please!

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Thank Heidi B
Shell Beach, California
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent restaurant that serves their galactic famous popovers instead of a basket of bread or rolls. It is possible to simply make a meal by becoming engorged on these otherworldly creations. Entrees all interesting a quality. Then, to make matters worse on the caloric side, finish yourself off with the housemade doughnuts with the whiskey sauce. A pleasant death. Go... More 

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Thank Marc B
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful food but the service was horrible the first time, but good this time. Maybe they only really care about the food!

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22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I picked this restaurant off of the Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants by SF Chronicle. I read reviews and decided to celebrate my birthday at this restaurant. The service was great except they definitely want to keep you on schedule. If your table is needed to seat the next party be prepared for the staff to push you along. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 558 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94111-3034
    (Montgomery & Sansome)
  • Public Transportation: Muni: Clay & Montgomery stops; Sansome & Sacramento stops. Cable car stops one block away on California Street.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighbourhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-772-9060
Description
A Tyler Florence restaurant.

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Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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