Wayfare Tavern is a new restaurant from celebrity chef Tyler Florence that opened this week. It is located in Rubicon’s old Financial District location. He is also opening Rotisserie & Wine in Napa and El Paseo in Mill Valley. Michael Thiemann is the chef de cuisine by way of Merriman’s in Hawaii and the Hapuku Lodge in New Zealand. They focus on local and sustainable ingredients for their American cuisine.
Decor, Vibe – They retain Rubicon’s multi level layout with dining areas on two floors. Wayfare Tavern has decor out of the Barbary Coast era with dark wood floors, old school lightbulbs, lots of hunting trophies, counter seating, rustic booth seating, billards room upstairs, and old-fashioned decor. Place was loud and packed with foodies and Food Network fans eager to try this new restaurant.
The American Comfort food and service was surprisingly very good for a brand new place.
Dishes we liked included:
Grilled Calamari, Baked Avocado with crab, Pickled Anchovies, Organic Fried Chicken, Salmon, Halibut, Smoked Sonoma Pork Ribs, Peach Pie
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