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The Wayfarer

101 W. 57th St. (Sixth Ave.) Send to Phone
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The Wayfarer travels land and sea to bring homey cuisine to Midtown diners.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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The Wayfarer, New York, NY

The Wayfarer Restaurant Review

: This handsome corner restaurant, anchored at W. 57th Street and Sixth Avenue in The Quin hotel, has a long wine list and an impressive array of cocktails (the bison grass vodka and lime concoction is particularly good). Never mind that a “wayfarer” is a person who travels, especially by foot --- the menu mostly features seafood. Start with the addictive fried oysters (made even better by the accompanying chili dipping sauce) or the thick braised Berkshire bacon. For mains, the crispy skin salmon (it doesn’t lie) is one fish you won’t want to throw back to sea. We also suggest the San Francisco-style cioppino (though you might balk at the heavy price tag). Non-seafood mains are mostly steak, and along the same lines, you should stick to the surf instead of the turf.
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