Das Design aller drei Etagen des Restaurants ist bemüht historische Details zu erhalten und so erinnert Wayfare Tavern an einen viktorianischen Salon und einen Edwardianischen Männerclub, wo erlaubt ist was gefällt, vom Smoking bis zur Jeans. Nehmen Sie sich einen Stuhl, setzen Sie sich und schauen Sie den Köchen am "Chef's Counter" in der offenen Küche zu, wie sie Ihr Mittagessen zubereiten oder besuchen Sie das Billardzimmer in der Bibliothek für eine Partie Billard. Wayfare Tavern bietet ein wirklich unvergleichliches kulinarisches Erlebnis und das Gefühl, in die Zeit der Jahrhundertwende zurückversetzt zu sein. Foto: John Lee.
Terrific staff and outstanding food as always
Used to love this place, gone way downhill. Service was dreadful, light was out on stairway to restroom, food was mediocre. Won't be back.
We had an amazing time celebrating our 1-year anniversary at Wayfare. The staff went above and beyond to ensure we had a great experience!
Service was excellent. Food not so much. The fried chicken was ridiculously salty. The popovers were flavorless. The menu did it describe the chowder accurately. The mashed potatoes was more like potato soup. The burger was delicious.
Don’t think we’ll be coming back.
We were late and they were very accommodating. The service was wonderful. Unfortunately the food was not. The risotto just tasted like cheese and salt. The fried chicken tasted like salt. Basically everything was extremely salty. We were looking forward to this meal and we now all have sour stomachs.
We usually enjoy this tavern very much, however, this time it was not what we usually get. We had an early reservation so it wasn’t packed yet. The drink service is always slow but this time it seemed slower. The deviled eggs were outstanding as usual, burrata toast was delicious, our pop overs were not their usual hot, warm at best. Our second round of drinks took even longer. We were at the table for 2 by the back door and employees kept going in and out for their breaks which was annoying at best. The hamburger was disappointing. The bacon tasted liked it was precooked and barely warm as did the sautéed onions.
But the fries were great. Sorry to say this but it is an honest opinion.
Great ambiance, lively atmosphere, tasty food and very friendly service. I loved our table right next to the fireplace, it was very charming. I highly recommend this restaurant.
The Deviled Eggs are a fantastic start, and the Toffee Bread Pudding a great ending! Cozy spot and delicious food - a favorite lunch destination for us in the Financial District.
The braised beef short ribs were over done.
Apart from that, the dining experience was good overall.
The food was good with the exception of the mashed potatoes, they were more like soup!! Our server Sam was subpar. Server forgot to order our sides, we finally received them half way through our meal. Had to repeatedly ask for rolls which were not delivered until the end of our meal.
Had a great interaction from other people and staff customer service was spot on, food was amazing and overall experience was fantastic! WE WILL BE BACK!
Excellent choice. First off, the hostess was busting her butt from the start to ensure our table was ready. She seated us in the bar and gave continual updates as we waited, for a short 10 minutes (we were early). The only gripe, and I should have known, was our table was immediately in front of the gorgeous roaring fire, but hit damn we were hot. Service was top notch, food was fantastic and precisely what we expected. Filet on point, fried chicken a must, and don’t leave without eating a donut. The short rib app was to die for. We will be back, just not at the fireplace.
Excellent as always
We came for brunch and were not disappointed! My friend had the fried chicken and waffles and she raced over them. I had the eggs Benedict and they were absolutely delicious! I also had a Bloody Mary which came with a long piece of bacon - yummy! We will definitely be back.
Server did not inform us of how much food we we ordered. Could have easily shared some of dishes family style instead of not eating half of it.
Friendly staff and clientele. Relaxing atmosphere with high quality food.
Casual after work related dinner; the long cushioned bench seats were hard to get in/out of and because the tables were so long, the wait staff couldn’t reach and the middle person on each side had to stop and help...all dinner. That was annoying at best but food and drinks were good.
Despite is being slow and birthday celebration— no acknowledgement by waiter. The fried chicken was better when had bones
We had a problem with the hostess who checked us in and they seemed to forget about us. Another guy maybe the manager had to step in to get our table for us. Our waitress or the kitchen mixed up our order but they ended up making it right. Thanks for asking.
The chicken part (of the chicken and waffles) was amazing. The waffles were covered in a thick, gravy-like substance, rendering the waffles soggy. It was like eating wet cardboard. Waffles should be crisp on the outside...and soft and yummy on the inside. We asked for extra crispy bacon. Limp bacon was served. The breakfast hash was well portioned, and very tasty. The French toast sticks were more egg than toast...and left an odd taste in one’s mouth. The shrimp cocktail was good, but only 5 shrimp (usually 6 at most places) was served. It was fresh and tasty. The pancakes were OFF the hook good! Addictive! Too bad we had such a mash up of really good food...paired with really bad food....served by an indifferent server during a non busy time. We LOVE your dinner...But your brunch was a failure!
Wonderful evening! The fried chicken is out of this world. It’s my favorite restaurant and my favorite chef.
My husband and I were in San Francisco on our way back from wine country. Made a reservation at Wayfare because I read about their famous fried chicken. The weather was unseasonably warm. We got to the restaurant and were seated right away upstairs. It was so hot that we looked around and people were fanning themselves with their menus. My husband asked the manager if the HAVC was working and she said they didn’t have air conditioning in the restaurant. Then we realized that they gave my husband the lunch menu. So not off to a great start. We ordered the pork short ribs, fried chicken, broccolini, and the beef short ribs. The food was outstanding! I highly recommend going to Wayfare Tavern. I could not give a 5 star rating because we were so uncomfortably hot that it took away from the experience. It could be an anomaly, but being from NYC and not being in SF that often, it was just not the best experience. Having said that, our server was wonderful. She unfortunately got the brunt of our discomfort but I do want to say that she was very attentive and informative. If you want comfort food, and a great atmosphere, go to Wayfare tavern. Just sit outside or downstairs!
A little loud.
Family night in the city
Great lunch , the popovers are great.
I recommend the burger and the fried chicken.
Hearty food in a cozy environment.
Nice wine list.
Come here whenever I'm in SF for work. During the most recent visit, it seemed the long time venue couldn't keep up with its reputation and history. Our party had a reservation but was kept waiting for nearly 30 minutes for our table. Then service was unenthusiastic and perfunctory. Asked for one extra bread/popover and was told it would take 10 mins to make. Asked again when we saw the bread come out... but waiter ignored us. Asked a third time and gave up when they passed us by once more. Our party ordered the steak tartar (good), lettuce salad (tasteless and sad-looking), filet mignon (standard), and short ribs (was expecting tender but instead got dry, shriveled and rubbery). Overall, disappointing. This has become a place hoping to coast on its name and spending from out of towners.
Great food, great atmosphere! Always wonderful and consistent!
Get the fried chicken and the mushrooms - OUT OF THIS WORLD!
Very nice decor in the upstairs dining room and excellent food. I would like to spend some time in the downstairs bar in front of the fireplace.
I’ve had great experiences here in the past, however, this time was not quite as satisfying. Really it came down to poor service due to an overwhelmed staff. First, it took 20+ minutes (with a reservation) to be seated. Then, during the meal there would be very long lulls of nobody checking in with us...for example, we were never offered another drink after our initial order even though we all had empty wine glasses. By the end, I had to walk up to a manager and ask for our check because our server was just taking too long. The food was great as always (other than the runny mashed potatoes), but service fell flat this time.
the server wasn't serving us nice， and we needed to wait like 20 min to pick up our leftover to go boxed food. The receptionist girls treated us very unfriendly & with bad attitude. Therefore I will not go there again in the future.
Outstanding as always. Best popovers ever. Delicious fried chicken. Really good. Going back for dinner before heading home.
Wayfare Tavern's fried chicken is always our SF To Do list. We learned this time that lunch is far less noisy and crowded which allows servers more time and increases the quality of the experience. OpenTable is vital in this busy city and makes dining so easy in this big, busy city.
Hostess is habitually less than friendly but the atmosphere and the fried chicken is always on par. Waiter was ultra service oriented and our business lunch was a success.
The wait for a table was longer than we expected. The staff did I nice job of making us comfortable while we waited. The food was awesome, but we had to wait for dessert and the check longer than we expected. Overall it was a good experience, not great. We have had much better svc in the past at wayfare......
The staff was amazing and made my birthday very special. Amazing food and always love going here!
Service was excellent as always. Everyone loves what they ordered (fried chicken, banh mi, chicken tartine salad, and burgers). One plate of fried chicken could probably be split among two people. Then you have more room for sides :)
Wait staff was not knowledgeable about the new menu and the timing for drinks, appetizers, and food was really off
the best popovers on the planet. and the short ribs are great too.
Probably my 30th time here and Wayfare always exceeds expectations for quality, service, ambiance, and value.