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Wayfare Tavern, San Francisco, CA

Wayfare Tavern

4.6
4.6
6747 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 93 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 772-9060

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tyler Florence

  • Catering

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    our Event Team: (877) 650-1872

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District / Embarcadero

  • Cross street

    Montgomery & Sansome

  • Parking details

    **PARKING GARAGES NEAR US 1 Embarcadero Center; Portsmouth Square Garage, 733 Kearny St

  • Public transit

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

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,747 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco

    American

  • San Francisco

    Most Booked

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  1. LR

    LoRo

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience at Wayfare Tavern. Food and service are outstanding!
  2. LQ

    LarryQ

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food entrees (Fried Chicken, Pork Chop & Salmon) were delicious and tasty. The appetizers and desserts were great. Service was exceptional.
  3. RP

    RichardP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food, and drink. Been coming here for over 10 years and it has never disappointed.
  4. DT

    DylanT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classic, classy place to eat in downtown San Francisco. Nice that they have a big, open outdoor seating area on Leidesdorff St., adjacent to the restaurant, with linen tablecloths and tall gas heaters. It was a comfy place to eat even on a chilly day!
  5. JK

    JosieK

    San Francisco

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent! One of our favorites! Delicious food and superb service.
  6. VM

    ValerieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and amazing fried chicken sandwich!
  7. Y

    Yummers

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server was fantastic and the food was very flavorful. Went to fuel up after the pride parade and was a bit uncomfortable as the restaurant was a bit more business casual. However, the staff made us feel very welcome regardless. The oysters were very fresh and the bread “pop ups” were a great change of pace. Overall would highly recommend, and look forward to returning with a more appropriate outfit.
  9. BR

    BrianR

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat here several times a year. The food and service are consistently good, and I really like the ambiance. Good cocktails and wine list as well. One downside: I do not recommend eating outside though, unless it's a very warm day. The alley where they added the outdoor seating is often in shadow and can be quite breezy. Space heaters can only help so much.
  10. L

    Lukas

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Food! Great atmosphere!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating a belated birthday and our 18th wedding anniversary. We had such a wonderful time, the food and drinks is always great, and the wait staff is just so pleasant and attentive. The table shared the deviled eggs, and oysters and I had the potato-leek soup to start, which was perfect with the hot popover. For main courses we had the organic fried chicken and waffles, served with an amazing mushroom gravy. My friend had the farm fresh eggs, and tater tots. We always eat too much to have dessert, but my husband and I were surprised by a couple yummy macarons for our anniversary, such a nice touch. We will be back, my brother wants to go for the dinner service.
  12. f

    frdiner

    San Francisco

    186 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    186 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The worse server ever. Our server who is a taller man he was from either Australia or England. Condescending , rude and careless. He never checked up on how our meal was . He ruined the meal.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was absolutely lovely and the food was phenomenal! We will definitely be back.
  14. SB

    StevenB

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good fried chicken and sides. Loved the atmosphere! Went there for my birthday dinner with my best friend, great time and service was excellent! Thanks for my birthday donut!
  15. JR

    JennyR

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience! The entire staff was incredibly hospitable and welcoming. Our server, Ginger, was seriously one of the best servers I’ve ever had.
  16. CL

    ChadL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and delicious food. Our server, Erica, did a great job with recommendations with food and beverage.
  17. ML

    MaiL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    The service wasn't great, we felt rushed and also felt that we're imposing on their time. I would recommend for the food but will not recommend for service.
  18. JB

    JoeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent burger and fries ! My group also had the oysters and deviled eggs - all top notch !
  19. CB

    CraigB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience1
    The restaurant had no ventilation - great food but I was so uncomfortable
  21. p

    pickydinner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Wow. This was the worst dining experience. Mistakes happen but it’s how you handle a mistake that matters. My chicken was raw not just undercooked bloody and raw. When I finally got the waitresses attention and showed her how raw it was she took it away. The manager was behind her and tried to say to her that it was smoked and not raw. Others had fully cooked chicken but I did not. Rather than get me anything else to eat I was ignored. No apologies no food nothing. All they did was take my meal off the bill. Yes they sent me home without eating. As an afterthought after the others in my group were done eating the waitress half heartedly asked if I wanted anything to eat. Seriously? I sat and watched others eat assuming they would quickly get me a new sandwich. To top it off we asked for refills on our Diet Coke and never got it. Poorly run. I will never go back.
  22. r

    regisc

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    we had a reservation for 19:15 and we got our table around 8h30
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere! Amazing fried chicken.
  24. SF

    SFFoodChick101

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service, and the food as always was tasty!
  25. CM

    CariM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Great dining experience and superb meal. Everything was prepared and presented to the highest level of quality.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve always loved this restaurant. This time was no different. Our server Jaime was so fun and made great recommendations. Lovely cocktails and all of the food was to die for. One thing I would change was that the leek soup wasn’t quite hot enough. But everything else was outstanding.
  27. MD

    MarkD

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love going out to Wayfare as it is always a solid choice. Fried chicken is amazing as was the salmon and the burger as usual. The service was very attentive.
  28. DF

    DebF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was tasty and portions generous. The fried chicken was pretty good. The cocktails were fantastic. Loved the popovers for bread service. And the service was terrific. Comfy outside situation.
  29. RT

    RhondaT

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch with a friend. Food is consistent here and it’s a great clubby space inside and comfortable if eating outdoors. Highly recommend.
  30. c

    christocino

    Houston

    249 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    249 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and excellent service
  31. CG

    ClaudiaG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ginger made the Wayfare experience exceptional!!! Food is always amazing. Highly recommend :)
  32. A

    Alicia

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the deviled eggs, pork chop, burger, banana trifle, and strawberries and cream ice cream. As well as the mule and martini. Everything we ate was 10/10, waiters were 10/10, atmosphere 10/10. Considering booking one of their rooms for a dinner after we get married at city hall!!! Its that good!!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    The food was over priced and did not live up to ecoecrmtation. The menu seems very limited.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Always one of my favorites restaurants to dine!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful but very loud!
  36. 2

    2dindin

    San Francisco

    123 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Starting with popovers which are amazing. The meal was Devine. The fried chicken is the best I’ve ever eaten. They are busy for a reason. Everything on the menu is so good. Even the coffee is spectacular
  37. DS

    DonaldS

    Los Angeles

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    The meal was a real disappointment. The complimentary popovers are more dinner roll consistency. My husband's mussels were cold. My dinner salad consisted of greens with 8-10 blueberries and three small pieces of apple with a scattering of quinoa.....not a dinner salad. The salmon I ordered was cooked well with crispy skin. The staff were pleasant and helpful, but the kitchen is slow. Tyler Florence you can do better than this!
  38. LW

    LeahW

    Kansas City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The fried chicken, potato leek soup and banana trifle were outstanding!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Servers were great , food was super good and appreciated the fair pricing.
  40. HM

    HappyMom

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The ambience and the food was great! Very accommodating and made us feel comfortable with the seating arrangements.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Wayfare Tavern using the Order Online button. Wayfare Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 772-9060.

Wayfare Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 6747 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 93 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Wayfare Tavern

558 Sacramento Street San Francisco, CA 94111

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Montgomery & Sansome

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District / Embarcadero

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    **PARKING GARAGES NEAR US 1 Embarcadero Center; Portsmouth Square Garage, 733 Kearny St

  • Public transit

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tyler Florence

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 772-9060

  • Catering

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    our Event Team: (877) 650-1872

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