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Wayfare Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Financial District
American, Bar
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558 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94111-3034 (Montgomery & Sansome)
+1 415-772-9060
11:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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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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62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We liked it so much we went there twice for lunch! The burger is awesome and worth a trip but you will be very full after eating one. Next is the fried chicken which can't be beat. We had to go back and have that too. This is not a cheap place to eat but it is worth the price.... More 

Thank southmauijim
Shenzhen, China
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is located in the financial district just a 5 minute walk from the Montgomery Bart/Muni station. I showed up at 4:30 with a friend and we didn't have to wait for a table, however, due to its location it will be slammed with the posh after work crowd! If you plan to pop in between 5:30-7 expect to... More 

Thank StephCaliforniaBound
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Typically American, stunning and authentic decor and charming service. We were recommended this wonderful restaurant and it didn't disappoint. Maitre D was beyond lovely and we had a superb evening in this fabulous find with food to match!

Thank Vanessa F
Toronto, Canada
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122 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch to this lovely tavern. Sat at a bar facing a spotless kitchen. Fire was glowing in the background. Service was excellent. Food was very tasty. Yorkshire pudding instead of bread welcome and delicious. Only criticism is the limited menu. Not enough salads for a lunchtime menu. But sides, seafood were tasty. Heard to beef tartare was excellent... More 

Thank Carole G
Fort Dodge
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopping in for a drink after dinner. Wish we would have made it there to eat! The Bar Tenders were fantastic, had a really good custom drink and the place was packed! The homemade donuts looked excellent, but were to full to try. Will definitely go back again.

Thank Tim D
Fort Worth, Texas
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sorry, folks, but our experience was completely different from the more recent reviews here. 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... More 

Thank 4N6_traveler
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little two story Bistro in the FInancial district. Bar and restaurant. Dark, warm, cozy. Large bar downstairs and small one up stairs. One block north of California Ave downtown, within walking distance of the Omni and the Tadich. Started with the Beef Tartar; it was one of the best Tartars I had ever had. Shared the famous Fried Chicken... More 

Thank ezfish
Tel Aviv, Israel
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The deviled eggs and fired chicken were great, but it was the service quality and hospitality that made the entire experience perfect. The gin mule was also very good, and I guess this why their are known for their cocktails.

Thank omrihaim
San Francisco, California
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147 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try it out after hearing great feedback. The brunch menu and choices were plentiful and the food equally delicious. Staff and service were great and decor was awesome

Thank globbiztravel
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food but not a lot of healthy items. Best fried chicken and doughnuts for dessert. Atmosphere is like stepping back in time.

Thank Steven K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
A Tyler Florence restaurant.

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Staying in Financial District

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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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