So remember in high school when it was really trendy to start off papers and speeches with the dictionary definition of a word as a jumping off point? Well as cliché and overused at that may be, I can’t help thinking of one word to describe the burger at Wayfare Tavern. Decadent actually has two definitions, both of which would characterize the burger to some degree: luxuriously self-indulgent and characterized by moral or cultural decline. While it might be difficult to say that the burger at Wayfare is characterized by moral or cultural decline, it is most luxuriously self-indulgent, to say the least.
Subtitled as “Le Grande”, Wayfare’s burger is described on it’s menu as “grass-fed proprietary [ground beef], Marin brie, roasted onion, smoked bacon, brioche” with the option of adding a “sunny side up Petaluma egg”. The burger itself costs $19, with the extra egg option an additional $2.
So, some odd 2000 calories or so later, I can definitively say that the burger at Wayfare is indulgent. I probably won’t be having it again (I got terrible heartburn after finishing it). However, I do love the classy hunting lodge-esque décor and ambiance of the restaurant, and they also have some other delicious items on their menu (fried chicken, lobster Waldorf salad, etc.), so I plan on returning soon.