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What to have at Wayfare Tavern (other than the fried chicken) [SF]

kungful Dec 5, 2012 11:43 AM

My wife and I are going to Wayfare Tavern for dinner and nothing leaps off the menu for us.
Any suggestions on what to order (other than the famed fried chicken) ?

  1. Robert Lauriston Jul 28, 2013 12:59 PM

    The fried oysters last night were as good as I've had. The spicy tartar sauce was great, too.

    Beef tartare was different from the last time I had it, improved, I think. Anyway excellent.

    Grilled octopus with chorizo and cannellini beans was great.

    I'd order any of those again.

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston
      bobpantzer Jul 28, 2013 01:08 PM

      We were there last night, too. I'm a sucker for the fried chicken and didn't deviate from that, but the corn soup with the lobster fritter was also delicious. Others in my party had the chicken paillard and all enjoyed it. My wife loved the special heirloom tomato salad. I've also had the peach pie on previous occasions and it certainly did not disappoint last night.

      1. re: bobpantzer
        Robert Lauriston Jul 28, 2013 01:12 PM

        The peach pie looked great, we just weren't hungry enough.

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      belomiser Dec 6, 2012 07:41 PM

      +1 for the deviled eggs and double takes on the popovers they bring once you are seated. Our teens loved the Uni Appetizer if you are into Uni

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        Jim Dec 5, 2012 04:32 PM

        I've been there a number of times, but a couple of weeks ago for the first time I had the burger which was really good. The deviled eggs are always nice and the butter lettuce salad was a wonderful simple preparation, but oh, so good thanks to the green goddess dressing! Their poutine was mentioned in the Chronicle a few days ago.

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        1. re: Jim
          j mather Dec 5, 2012 05:06 PM

          I agree that the burger is very good. Brussel sprouts are nicely done, and the salmon and sole dishes I've had there were also excellent. I thought the poutine was great (though someone found it too salty in the poutine thread) but it's incredibly rich. If you don't share the poutine, you're not going to want much else.

        2. Robert Lauriston Dec 5, 2012 02:10 PM

          I really liked the beef tartare, though next time I order it I'll ask for toast instead of popovers.

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