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The Wayward is an American Brasserie inspired by the rebellious spirit of Stephen Girard and his journey from Bordeaux to Philly. We are a place where weary travelers and curious locals alike can come together over good food and easy conversation. We'll be waiting with a strong drink in hand.
PRICE RANGE
C$21 - C$69
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed March 5, 2024

Our server Olivia was the best. It was a busy Monday but she was on point. Give her a raise.She deserves every dime she makes.We need more people like her in the food industryMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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General Manager, General Manager at The Wayward, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2024

Dear Stacey, Thank you for your feedback! We're thrilled that Olivia provided you with awesome service during your visit. She truly embodies our commitment to excellence, especially on busy days. Your commendation will be shared with her, and we'll ensure she receives the recognition she...More

Reviewed February 26, 2024

Our waiter, Dontay, was delightful, made wonderful drink recommendations, and the vegetable dishes were phenomenal. The sweet potato gnocchi was wonderful, the acorn squash melted in your mouth, and the golden beets were tastefully arranged and quite delicious. On top of that, the desserts we...ordered were wonderful, and it was difficult to refrain from ordering three, only tempered by the fact that I was already quite full at this point. The only damper on the evening was that the lamb chop I ordered was a poor cut with a significant proportion of cartilage and bone overwhelming the meat, and, possibly because of the cut, overcooked and dry. The port reduction and spices almost salvaged it, but it couldn't quite cross the finish. I would love to come again, though I would be more particular about my meat choice, because I do love a well-made lamb piece.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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General Manager, General Manager at The Wayward, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2024

Thank you so much for taking a moment to share your positive dining experience at The Wayward. We're glad you enjoyed our attentive, friendly service from Dontay and happy to hear you savored many of our delicious food selections. Rest assured, your feedback is valued...More

Reviewed February 18, 2024 via mobile

Expensive, portions were very small and service was ok for the price. Not recomended in a city full of cukture and god foodMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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General Manager, General Manager at The Wayward, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2024

We are sorry to hear that you didn't have a good experience with us overall and we apologize for any disappointment in our food during your time with us. Our team is always looking to improve, so we will be sure to discuss all of...More

Reviewed February 18, 2024

Expensive and food was not very good. Plates were very small and bad cooked. Not recommended in a city full of good restaurantsMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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General Manager, General Manager at The Wayward, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2024

Dear Pedro, This is not what we like to hear. We are so sorry for your dining experience and assure you that we will speak with our culinary team about your feedback and seize all opportunities for improvement. We know we can serve you better,...More

Reviewed December 8, 2023

Always delicious and interesting food! Service was great too. Thank you, Dontay! We just came in for dessert and cappuccinos tonight. Had the croissant-donut and the cheesecake. Both unique and exciting.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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General Manager, General Manager at The Wayward, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2023

Dear Matthew, We are so pleased to have been able to welcome you back to The Wayward for dessert! Dontay will be delighted his hospitality left a good impression on you, and we'll be sure to pass your compliments along. Thank you for mentioning our...More

Reviewed December 4, 2023

I went here with a few friends the other night. We had the oysters and shrimp for appetizers. Both were fine, well-presented, and served in sufficient quanity. For dinner, and I'll only comment on my meals, I had the poached pear salad and butternut squash...soup. Both were only marginally good. The salad was dull, no tang. The argula was a bit old, maybe. The soup had very little taste. I don't recommend ordering it. For dinner I had the Sweet Potago Gnocchi. It was disappointing. Texture was fine, taste unremarkable. My Manhattan's, I had two, were only ok. Not well prepared. My coffee was good. Service was friendly, though slow, and the wait staff did not seem to be well educated about the offerings at this restauant. Nothing was terrible about the restaurant, but given it's relatively high price, everything, but the coffee, was only reasonably good to medicore. I would not recommend going here, there are too many better alternatives within walking distance of The Wayward.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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General Manager, General Manager at The Wayward, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2023

Dear Staehlin, Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with us. We appreciate your honest feedback, and it is pleasing to hear that you enjoyed the oysters and shrimp. However, we are sorry that some dishes did not meet your expectations....More

Reviewed November 20, 2023

This place was bloody awful! Four of us went for dinner before theater on Saturday. The charcuterie appetizer consisted of two crackers and some gray meat on a very small plate. The $10 bread service was two very small rolls. Two of us had the...steak, They were barely mediocre. Had to hunt down a server to get a fork and a steak knife. Service was not good either. We recommend avoiding this awful place.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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General Manager, General Manager at The Wayward, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2023

Dear Guy, All comments are welcome, and we value your input. We are very sorry to hear that you were not pleased with our dining options or service, and we will certainly take these matters into consideration as we continually work to improve. This is...More

Reviewed October 28, 2023

Olivia was awesome! Loved it here and the food and ambiance was super cool. Olivia was our waitress

Date of visit: October 2023
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General Manager, General Manager at The Wayward, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2023

Dear Veronica, It's always a pleasure hearing from our patrons. We're glad our delicious food and Olivia's excellent service impressed you. Please come dine with us again soon at The Wayward! Positively yours, Chris Biscoglio-Director of Food and Drink

Reviewed October 28, 2023

The waitress, Olivia, was professional and courteous! She was kwowledgeable about the menu as she guided us to a terrific meal!!

Date of visit: October 2023
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General Manager, General Manager at The Wayward, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2023

Thank you for your kind words. We're glad you appreciated Olivia's excellent service, and we look forward to serving you again at The Wayward. Positively yours, Chris Biscoglio-Director of Food and Drink

Reviewed October 28, 2023 via mobile

Olivia, our server, was the perfect attendant !! Absolutely lovely. Our meal was delivered perfectly as requested ! Her charm was indescribable. Thank you for a perfect date night.

Date of visit: October 2023
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General Manager, General Manager at The Wayward, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2023

Dear Karen, Thank you for choosing The Wayward for your date night. We're so pleased Olivia's exceptional service helped make the evening memorable. Please come enjoy another meal with us again soon. Positively yours, Chris Biscoglio-Director of Food and Drink

Reviewed October 28, 2023

Food was so amazing and our server Olivia was so helpful and kind. She gave us a ton of recommendations on what to order and everything was delicious! Also the restaurant was so beautiful and such a cute vibe for a night out with friends....Def will be back!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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General Manager, General Manager at The Wayward, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2023

Dear Victoria, Thanks for sharing your delightful experience at The Wayward! We're thrilled you enjoyed our culinary offerings and felt the good vibes. We're also grateful for your mention to Olivia for making your visit memorable. We can't wait to welcome you back for another...More

Reviewed October 27, 2023

Dontay has superb customer service! By far best server I’ve ever had in Philadelphia. Will be back again!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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General Manager, General Manager at The Wayward, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2023

Dear Chris, It was such a pleasure having you dine with us recently! We take great pride in providing our guests with exceptional service, so we're delighted this commitment was reflected in your experience. You can be sure we'll share your compliments with Dontay. Thank...More

Reviewed October 27, 2023

The food was great, especially the crème brûlée. Also, Dontay was an amazing server. Extremely polite and made the experience even better!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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General Manager, General Manager at The Wayward, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2023

Dear Gianni, We're thrilled you had the chance to dine with us recently! Thank you so much for letting us know how much you appreciated Dontay's hospitality, and you can be sure we'll pass your compliments along. Receiving recognition for our delicious offerings is always...More

Reviewed October 27, 2023

Great happy hour with an excellent selection of spirits. Top notch whiskey and cocktails. Great snacks to munch on as well while you enjoy a drink. We sat outside on the patio as the weather was nice and it was a pleasant experience. The indoor...seating is great too if you prefer that. Breana, Hannah S., Lauren, Zhane, Lamar, and Asia were all very helpful and attended to our table whenever we needed anything.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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General Manager, General Manager at The Wayward, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2023

Dear Steven, It was our pleasure having you join us for happy hour. Thank you so much for your kind words about our tasty offerings, delicious spirits, and exceptional service. You can be sure we'll share your compliments with Breana, Hannah, Lauren, Zhane, Lamar, and...More

Reviewed October 27, 2023

Great food, great service. Olivia was the best, she was so great and attentive and gave such great Recs will be back!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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General Manager, General Manager at The Wayward, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2023

Dear Uriah, It was such a pleasure having you dine with us recently! We're thrilled you enjoyed our carefully curated dishes and exceptional service. You can be sure we'll share your compliments with Olivia! Thank you for your wonderful review, and we look forward to...More

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Yes, The Wayward offers takeaway services.

Yes, The Wayward is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Wayward is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5