Wayfare Tavern was exactly what I needed for my short trip back to the states. Opened June of this year, the owner of the restaurant is the very famous Tyler Florence from the Food Network. The menu is eclectic American comfort food elevated. With each plate presented, I was delighted to taste Florence’s rendition of the classics. Warm popovers were offered to us after we selected our meals, and we definitely said yes to seconds as the popover guy made his rounds. Maybe it is because I’ve been in Asia too long, the portions are hefty. Appetizers were a meal of themselves. Three appetizers were plenty for four hungry ladies. We shared bites of our individually ordered mains and each dish was executed well. Unfortunately, the picture of the braised beef short ribs was too blurry, but I remember the meat was very tender. We shared the amazing sticky toffee pudding for dessert because we were all happily stuffed.
DEVILED EGGS – mustard crème fraîche yolks, anchovy, capers & celery
ROASTED LOCAL BEETS AND HOUSEMADE RICOTTA – walnut pavlova, 19 year old Napa balsamico, ruby grapefruit
SEARED SONOMA FOIE GRAS – French toast, late season figs, toasted almonds
ORGANIC FRIED CHICKEN – buttermilk brine, roasted garlic, crisp woody herbs, lemon
BAKED MACARONI AND CHEESE-Jack cheese, garlic breadcrumbs, chive & smoked olive oil
HANGTOWN FRY – a dying man’s last meal: fluffy Petaluma eggs, crispy oysters, smoked bacon, Jack cheese, Sausalito watercress & potato hash
ROASTED LIBERTY FARMS DUCK HUNTER’S STYLE – parsnip purée, prunes, bacon lardon, Cipollini onions, chicory, red wine jus
STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING – roasted pears, black pepper ice cream
Make reservations ahead and go with a small group to take advantage of the booth seating.
558 Sacramento St
(between Leidesdorff St & Montgomery St)
San Francisco, CA 94111
(Pictures taken w/HTC Desire)