Monday, June 2, 2014

Wayfare Tavern (San Francisco)

Both R. and I have friends in the San Francisco Bay Area and we met up with some of them at Wayfare Tavern, a contemporary American restaurant in the Financial District, which was another one of Twitter friend Alison's fine recommendations.

I typically skip the pre-meal bread, but I couldn't resist these phenomenal popovers we were served! That definitely won the "best bread service" award in my book. Then, instead of an entree, I opted for two appetizers, which actually ended up being rather filling. I had the Seared Octopus ($15), with charred scallion hollandaise, cippolini onion, and linguiça which is a cured pork sausage, and the French Fried Oysters ($12) with cauliflower tartar sauce and shaved cauliflower. Both were high-quality dishes prepared to perfection. Our friends also commented favorably on their meals.

Popovers at Wayfare Tavern (San Francisco)
Popover for bread service

Popovers at Wayfare Tavern (San Francisco)
Popover for bread service

Seared Octopus at Wayfare Tavern (San Francisco)
Seared Octopus

French Fried Oysters at Wayfare Tavern (San Francisco)
French Fried Oysters

The decor at Wayfare Tavern is upscale, its atmosphere lively, and its service friendly and professional. As with most other San Francisco restaurants that had been recommended to me, advanced reservation is a must.

Restaurant info:
Wayfare Tavern
558 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA
(415)772-9060
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