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Wayfare Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Financial District
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558 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94111-3034 (Montgomery & Sansome)
+1 415-772-9060
11:00 - 23:00
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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San Francisco, California
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Busy during lunch so expect to wait a bit. Food is classic - well prepared, interesting menu. European / New American type food, nothing too edgy or risky. Popovers are a nice touch

Thank 8maggie
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I just finished a client event at the Wayfare Tavern where we had 70 people at a networking event. We had heavy appetizers followed by stations. The food was delicious, the wait staff was attentive and our event went off without a hitch!

Thank Abby S
Conestogo, Canada
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for dinner, we're sat right by he door which was fine as we didn't have a reservation. The arugula salad was good, as was the gnocchi, however the fried chicken hubby had was underwhelming. Other plates we saw looked okay, but nothing too exciting.

Thank Kate H
Reston, Virginia
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99 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't expect too much. Well, SFO is high priced, but this was still more than expected for someone NOT on an expense account lunch. Food was acceptable, but $102 for 3 persons with no booze, and a burger, fried chicken and a chicken salad was overpriced.

Thank JR115
Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Neat little building and atmosphere. The popovers were a great treat for starters and the meal was good...not great, but definitely good. The restaurant is very loud, very cramped and the service is slow. If you have the time, it's worth the experience.

Thank wkgano
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89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfort food taken to a high level. The fact that we had to settle for a 5:30 reservation for 2 on a Monday night indicates how well received the Wayfare a Tavern is! Deviled eggs, popovers, bone marrow with blackberries, fried chicken, tawny port & donuts! What more could anyone want. We waddled outb--- very happy!

Thank WYjudy
McKinney, Texas
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165 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recommend this place for a cocktail after work ( they make a good one!) friendly service and some pretty good food! the portions are large and varied.

Thank Ken B
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Lilli G
New York City, New York
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188 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank samweinbergersf

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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