Went to Wayfare Tavern, celebrity chef Tyler Florence’s San Francisco restaurant, for a solo dinner. I walked in without a reservation on a Sunday night and was seated at the counter surrounding the open kitchen. The place was pretty full for a Sunday. It was my first time back here in a while - it had been years since my last visit.
Free popover instead of bread. Served warm. Really good. Crispy exterior and a tender airy interior. Came with some butter but didn’t really need it.
Tavern Sour ($13)
This was like a whiskey sour, but had a slightly herbal quality due to the Chartreuse in it. Garnished with a sage leaf.
Bone Marrow ($18)
This came with some nice slices of buttered sourdough toast. The bone marrow was topped with pork belly and blueberries with a blueberry sauce. Some bread crumbs for texture too, and parsley. Good, but it’s like they didn’t think the marrow was enough to stand on its own and were all like hey let’s put some pork belly and some blueberries and stuff to make it more substantial. A bit of gilding the lily. I’m not complaining though, it was tasty. A good sized appetizer that’s probably meant for sharing.
Organic Fried Chicken ($27)
Their signature dish. I have to say this was a very good fried chicken. Came with some roasted garlic and lemon wedges to squirt with. Not easy to see in the photo but there was a powdered herb blend and some salt on the plate to dip the chicken in if so desired. Crispy skin. The chicken is brined in buttermilk. The meat had some herbal notes and was quite tender and juicy, even the white meat. This was about half a chicken and I clearly ordered too much.
Too stuffed for dessert.