Wayfare Tavern

American Gastropub

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Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence serves up American cuisine bistro-style at his popular upscale eatery featuring comfort food and rustic delicacies like sweet pea hummus or the Tavern Burger layered with Nicasio reserve cheddar, red onion marmalade and smoked bacon on a brioche bun. Housed in a storied building in a Financial District alley, the Wayfare Tavern combines the rustic feel of a 19th century hunting lodge with Victoriana wallpaper and modern design elements like an open kitchen and chef's counter.

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What the Food Critics are Saying

“[Chef] Tyler Florence’s celebrity may bring diners in the door, but the staff and food keep them coming back.” – San Francisco Chronicle

"California cuisine with a New York state of mind" – 7x7 Magazine

"Ridiculously good fried chicken" – Food and Wine Magazine

On the Side

Diners are treated to popovers as they peruse the bistro-style menu. Rumor has it the buttery, golden rolls once inspired four cooks on staff to get inked with popovers.


  • Three stars from the San Francisco Chronicle
  • 100 Best Restaurants in the Bay Area 2014 — San Francisco Chronicle
  • Best Counter Dining — SF Weekly
  • Traditional American: Top SF Bay Restaurants by Cuisine 2013 — Zagat
  • Top Restaurants for Comfort Food in San Francisco — Haute Living
  • Tyler Florence featured as "Star Chef" — Food & Wine Magazine
  • Zagat rating of 4.4 out of 5

Menu for Wayfare Tavern

558 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

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  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Pub, Trendy/Scene, Upscale
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Groups, Hot Spot, Meet For A Drink
  • Noise Level: Loud
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (415) 772-9060
  • Private Dining Room: Yes