Great dinner at The Wayfarer, Midtown Manhattan

 The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

Opened beginning of 2014 at the corner of 57th Street and 6th Avenue, The Wayfarer defines itself as a purveyor of classic American cuisine. I like the atmosphere of the place that is cozy and modern, with great music in the background and a nice vibe. I should mention that the service was really good: efficient and courteous. 

 Dining room at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

Dining room at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

 Dining room at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

Dining room at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

And the food! Simply delicious, from seafood to meat, without forgetting desserts, it showcases quite creative dishes. For instance, they have fried chicken rolls that were a very interesting combination, that definitely worked. With it, I also tried the spicy tuna roll that was made with big eye tuna. 

 Fried chicken and spicy tuna rolls at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

Fried chicken and spicy tuna rolls at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

 Fried chicken and spicy tuna rolls at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

Fried chicken and spicy tuna rolls at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

Next was the octopus: well cooked, not rubbery, it had a nice char on the outside. 

 Charred octopus at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

Charred octopus at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

The last appetizer I tried was the seafood platter that had lobster, shrimp, clams, oysters, scallops, as well as a nice tuna and salmon tartare. It tasted very fresh and the only thing I would have done is to make the presentation a bit more spectacular, like Mastro's does. 

 Seafood platter at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

Seafood platter at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

 Seafood platter at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

Seafood platter at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

 Seafood platter at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

Seafood platter at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

For the entree, I breached my rule that is not to order steak unless I am eating in a steakhouse. Well, I could not resist when I heard their special: a Japanese wyagu ribeye served with bone marrow. This 10oz steak was perfectly cooked, tender and slightly charred. It was fantastic. 

 Wyagu ribeye at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

Wyagu ribeye at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

 Wyagu ribeye at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

Wyagu ribeye at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

I also tried the pumpkin gnocchi, made with roasted baby vegetables, hen of the woods, pecorino and sunflower seeds, that were also good. 

 Pumpkin gnocchi at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

Pumpkin gnocchi at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

 Pumpkin gnocchi at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

Pumpkin gnocchi at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

Last was dessert. And I should say a dessert extravaganza:

Ricotta donuts with a banana foster sauce that were sitting on a crème fraîche crémeux:

 Ricotta donuts at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

Ricotta donuts at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

 Ricotta donuts at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

Ricotta donuts at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

A classic maple pecan pie:

 Pecan pie at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

Pecan pie at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

And the ultimate sundae for two that was five scoops of ice cream, hot fudge sauce, caramel sauce, sour cherry sauce, candied walnuts, cookie croutons, rice pearls and marshmallow brûlée. 

 Classic sundae for two at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

Classic sundae for two at The Wayfarer in NYC, NY

This was a delicious meal: The Wayfarer is a great place for dinner. I am curious now to see if their brunch is as fantastic as this...So I will have to go back and check this out!

Enjoy (I really did)!

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