Is Wayfare Tavern worth it?
I am coming from Alberta for five days. I have some places that I am set on. I have areservation at Wayfare but am wondering if it is truly worth it?
Other places I am going to:
Anchor and Hope
If you're mostly looking for Italian and oysters, then you have a great list. There is some overlap in that list, but if that's your taste then I think you have a good list.
Wayfare Tavern isn't like any of those restaurants. It very much has a Financial District feel but is updated. The food is somewhat heavy but I think it's very good. They do have oysters there (which I haven't tried), but the fried chicken, pork chop, and most of the appetizers and sides are very good.
If you're going to have a car and are up for a very scenic hour-long drive into Napa, you might consider Ad Hoc over Wayfare: http://www.adhocrestaurant.com/
The food is similar and may actually be a bit less expensive, depending on what you order at Wayfare.
Also, I'd pass on La Taqueria. Search on 'taqueria' on this board for a million-and-one other recommendations. Nopalito (not in the Mission) and Tacolicious (in the Mission) are both, in my opinion, much better.
just to give Banderson another opinion - La Taqueria is quite favored on this board, actually. (it's my favorite, along with Taqueria San Jose) It's very often considered one of the best of all the Mission taquerias. And it's much more of an actual "taqueria" than the hipsterish Nopalito and Tacolicious.