About Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique
North Lake Tahoe’s premiere restaurant and popular bar offers lake view dining with excellent ambiance and service. Wolfdale's Restaurant uses 'Cuisine Unique' to describe the fresh food prepared simply and aesthetically. Since opening in 1978, Chef Douglas Dale has developed the style of East-West cuisine.
Californian, Fusion / Eclectic, Asian
Hours of Operation:
Bar: 5:00 pm | Dinner: 5:30 pm | Closed Tuesdays
$31 to $50
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Private Party Facilities:
The dining room and/or bar area can be partially reserved or completely bought-out for large groups throughout the year. During the summer months there is a courtyard with a bocce ball court that can also be reserved for private parties.
Private Party Contact:
Douglas Dale: 5305835700x
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique Ratings and Reviews
This was our first time back to this res ...
This was our first time back to this restaurant in several years. We have always appreciated the Japanese influence, but something was missing tonight. It is hard to put a finger on it. Maybe we were trying to repeat previous evenings. Food was very tasty, but not as crisp in flavor. Presentations were imaginative and displayed the Japanese influence. Miso soup in sake cups to cleanse palette was creative. Service was great. But tonight we couldn't give everything an "outstanding" score.
Wolfdles continues to provide a First Cl ...
Wolfdles continues to provide a First Class Dining experience. The service and the exceptional food created by a spectacular chef makes dining at Wolfdales a must.
We have been going out to dinner at this wonderful restaurant for many years ands it is simply special.
All 6 in our group enjoyed our entrees. ...
All 6 in our group enjoyed our entrees. My spanish sea food stew was outstanding. Keep it on the menu and I will order it every time. And I have to admit I am a fussy eater. The reasons I did not give a 5 star rating are as follows: Drink orders were taken in reasonable time from being seated but took a long time and we had to ask to get drinks served. I was seated close to a nearby table and the waiter/busboy kept bumping into me. Although the restaurant took multiple credit cards from our table, the restaurant would not split the check for each couple.
Wolfdale's never disappoints. It's been ...
Wolfdale's never disappoints. It's been a favorite of ours for over 30 years. If you're looking for mundane, routine, middle-of-the-road, safe fare... this is not your spot. Every aspect of every item on the menu is thoughtfully planned and expertly prepared with attention to every detail. It's obvious that owner/chef, Douglas Dale, loves what he does. He's been creating masterpieces nightly for nearly 40 years!
Wolfdale's is the best restaurant in the ...
Wolfdale's is the best restaurant in the Tahoe basin/Truckee.....inventive menu and a lake view to boot! Its worth it just to meet the chef, Douglas Dale as he has such great knowledge of foods from around the world!
Went to this restaurant in the 80's and ...
Went to this restaurant in the 80's and it has remained a great place for creative food. You can make a meal of the small plates and appetizers but that would mean you would miss the great main courses. If you are anywhere near North Lake Tahoe - try this place.
Impeccable service every time. Starts at ...
Impeccable service every time. Starts at the bar with fun and great bartenders. Table service continues with the high quality attention to detail. Variety of food, from mainstays to a few changes each month to keep it fresh always keeps you coming back.
We had read about service being slow how ...
We had read about service being slow however that was not our experience. The taster (poke ice cream pops) appetizer (smoked trout) and salad (tomato mozzarella) were delicious! We both got the short ribs and found them to be lacking in flavor surrounded by a somewhat sweet sauce that did not complement this dish at all. The view is amazing and unbeknownst to us, as this was our first time, there is an onsite bocce ball court. Will try this place again, perhaps an early dinner with a side of bocce!
The starters were ok, the sashimi was go ...
The starters were ok, the sashimi was good and the truffle fries outstanding. The soup was OK, but the Caesar salad dressing needed more lemon (I ask for an bowl of lemon wedges, and added more, improved the taste very much). For the main course, I had day boat scallops which were nice sized (only 3, however). I personally did not care for the asian-fusion sauce on the scallops that much. One of our friends had the Thai seafood stew, which he enjoyed. Our wives shared a grilled halibut special. The fish was very dry and overcooked. They also did not care for the sauce or the purple thai rice. The asparagus was over cooked as well.
Our friends enjoyed the peach melba and a strawberry shortcake dessert special. I did not care for the chocolate souffle torte. There is nothing "souffle" about the tort. It is a very heavy and dense (but moist) chocolate torte, which looked store-bought. I was expecting something that was closer to a chocolate souffle, lighter and more pleasing to my palate.
The bill was $220 (including tip), for two couples, three entrees, no wine, no drinks, just water.
We were put in the bar area first and as ...
We were put in the bar area first and asked to be changed and they were very nice about it...it would have been a completely different experience...this is now one of our go-to restaurants when we are up at Tahoe..
We've enjoyed meals at WolfDales before ...
We've enjoyed meals at WolfDales before and this did not disappoint. Excellent service that is friendly and low-key be extremely thoughtful and efficient. The hamachi and ahi sashimi appetizer was fabulous. My Thai seafood stew was mild and subtle, but had wonderful depth of flavor. My husband's beef filet was large, perfectly cooked and well matched with a red wine sauce, and garlic mashed potatoes. Everything was all we both hoped for and expected...a lovely meal and evening.
This place was a welcome find in Tahoe. ...
This place was a welcome find in Tahoe. Lovely food. My husband is vegan and I'm gluten free and we have big city tastes, so we're very hard to please. It's quiet, pretty, and very accommodating. We loved it we'll be back.
Friday night 26 August. We arrived at 6 ...
Friday night 26 August. We arrived at 6:00, but did not receive any food for nearly an hour. Our dinners didn't arrive until 7:40. The excuse was that the kitchen was backed up. While the food was good and our server very pleasant, we did not appreciate how long we had to wait and will not be returning.
This was not our first time to visit Wol ...
This was not our first time to visit Wolfdale's with friends so we had an idea of what we would be receiving in the way of food. The food was divine as always. But, although we had a nice waiter, the service was S-L-O-W. That was the second time we've experienced slow service; it won't keep us from returning but it is aggravating.
We look forward to visiting Wolfdale's ...
We look forward to visiting Wolfdale's anytime we are in the area. Whether we have been in a group or having dinner for 2, it has always been delicious and enjoyable. Our most recent dining experience was no exception. Our server Melanie was delightful and our dinner wonderful. I must say though, that our request to eat out doors was declined, albeit the guests to arrive at an outdoor table arrived a very short time before we were ready to leave. Instead we were seated at a table for 2 in the dinning room. While my husband looked out towards the dining area and enjoying the overall view, I had a view of the service area.
In a lovely restaurant such as Wolfdale's, I would like to think that if a guest(s) need to be seated at that particular table, a nice curtain or some kind of door covering would be much more pleasing rather than the view of cups, plates , etc. Another suggestion would be to orientate the table in a different direction. This small fix would indeed be in keeping with the ambience that your fine dinning restaurant tries to provide to it's patrons.
I dined at Woldales twice last week. Bo ...
I dined at Woldales twice last week. Both times really enjoyed the little chicken dumplings appetizer. Perfect. The steak was delicious - perfectly prepared. The Halibut was very good, the rice with it a little subpar. The salmon special was superb. Excellent food, fabulous setting, fun bar, outstanding service. If you are in Tahoe area, be sure to get to Wolfdales.
All good with the exception of the hoste ...
All good with the exception of the hostess with an " attitude". She was offended by our requests for 2 different tables. One did not fill until we were leaving. It was our second time there in a week and had a similar feeling both times. Our guests were not pleased.
We have eaten at this restaurant multipl ...
We have eaten at this restaurant multiple times. Very disappointed this time and probably won't return until we hear positive feedback again. We had a party of 6. 3 meals were very good and 3 were marginal. Appetizers expensive and very small portions. Service was poor. Many other restaurants in the area we can give s better overall review of.
Excellent choice in the 90's and still a ...
Excellent choice in the 90's and still a wonderful, calm venue to celebrate a special event or just have an excellent and interesting dinner with your partner. Beautiful view of the lake, ask for a terrace seat in the summer. Some music in the bar that does not bleed in to the diningroom so you can enjoy talking with your companions without having to yell. Food is truly unique. An evening well spent.
We were excited to try Wolfdale's with f ...
We were excited to try Wolfdale's with friends visiting from the East Coast after hearing great reviews about the food and never having been. While the food was good, I have to say we were disappointed because the service was so incredibly slow the evening we were there. For the sake of the restaurant's reputation, I'm hoping that there was something odd going on the night we were there and this is not the norm. I'd be willing to try the restaurant again because the food was good. The trout was exceptional, and those of us who ordered the Seafood Stew really enjoyed it.
Some of the best food we have had in a l ...
Some of the best food we have had in a long time, and we live in the wine country of California where great food is the norm. The service, however, was horrible. We must have had a poor waitress, while we were quickly seated, we sat for more than 20 minutes waiting for menus and to order drinks, and then another 10 minutes waiting for wine glasses for the wine we brought ourselves. The drinks came 10 minutes after the glasses. During this time, the waitress was "busy" chatting up other tables who had already been served both drinks and food. On the plus side, the Chef came out to meet us, and he was very impressive, attentive, and friendly, and once again, the food was fantastic! I would, and already have, recommend the place to friends, but the service needs a re-work.
Clearly, Wolfdale's is the best restaura ...
Clearly, Wolfdale's is the best restaurant in Tahoe city. Each diner's meal was thoughtfully prepared and served. We sat outside, and even though there was a local Bocci game in progress, the noise and "enthusiasm" levels were within acceptable limits. It's nice to see that Wolfdale's caters to both tourists and locals.
On a related note, one side of our table had a lovely view of Lake Tahoe, while the other side faced inward. But the large mirror on the facing wall gave the less fortunately seated diners a view, too. It's details like this that make a good restaurant, great.
Bob was fabulous. Ambience was beautiful ...
Bob was fabulous.
Ambience was beautiful.
Food was absolutely delicious.
Had been too long since we'd dine there and hope to return soon!
- Probably a notable wine list, but brought a special bottle for our anniversary.
It was starting to get crowded and some ...
It was starting to get crowded and some customers were standing around another table of people they knew and crowding my husband and I on our date. The staff was fantastic and moved us to the most amazing table with a lake view as soon as it was available! Quite lovely!
My second visit this summer to Wolfdales ...
My second visit this summer to Wolfdales. First visit was great. Second visit was bad. The service was very slow. Food was ok, but not worth the long wait. There must have been a staffing problem. Will give them another try, as it has been a long time favorite.
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