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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.
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Californian, Fusion / Eclectic, Asian
Hours of Operation:
Bar: 5:00 pm | Dinner: 5:30 pm | Closed Tuesdays
$31 to $50
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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: (530) 583-5700
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
My boyfriend and I had an amazing experience at Wolfdales this past Saturday. At first I was concerned as the hostess was hemming and hawing when I said we had a reservation. I thought they could have overbooked or I didn't complete my reservation with Open Table. She said she wasn't sure what she was going to do. OK Panic time! Then she said she could seat us on the deck but it's side by side seating. We ended up on the deck facing the water just the two of us for nearly our entire meal. Casey was our server and he was awesome, attentive but not intrusive and knowledgeable about all of the menu items. I love dirty martinis and asked if they had blue cheese stuffed olives, Casey's response was no they did not but we can make them. It was a perfect dirty martini. We ordered the Poki cones and Crab spoons for appetizers both were delicious. My lamb was perfectly cooked and the eggplant, tomato and capers were a perfect compliment. My boyfriend ordered the Paella, all the seafood was perfectly cooked and not overpowered by the tomato base. All plates were a perfect serving size. We were amazed at how lucky we were to be seated on the deck overlooking the lake and such a beautiful evening and the food was delicious and the service impeccable. I highly recommend Wolfdales.
We enjoy fine dining and trying places that appear promising. Unfortunately the food did not live up to expectations of the hyped higher end cuisine. There were not a lot of appealing entree's on the menu, but I settled on the halibut in a Thai curry broth. The broth flavors overwhelmed the rather dry, but drowned halibut. The flavor combo and presentation were just unappealing and not worthy of the prices being charged . I could talk about the other courses we tried (some good, some not), but in summary, this place does not have the "wow" factor you get when dining at higher end restaurants. Just wasn't worth it.
This is one of our favorite places to dine and will drive a hour to enjoy. Everything is creative, food, table service. The staff is always friendly and experienced. Most know the wine selection and will get assist if needed. My favorite place to sit is outside on the deck.
Everything from the cocktails, filet and venison to the chocolate lava cake and cherries jubilee was divine! We had been wanting to experience Wolfdale for some time but this is the first time we were not traveling with kids. We are not disappointed! Even if the food had been bad (which it certainly was not), the view of Lake Tahoe was magnificent!
Wolfdale's is one of our very favorites. We're there 4-5 times/year... and always for my wife's birthday and other special occasions. I made a rezzie a month or so ago for our birthday party group. We always sit at a particular table and I was told "no problem... we're looking forward to seeing you!" When I checked in I was told that someone else had reserved the table and that it was unavailable. Although the hostess was very polite with her "I'm sorry", I was irritated. After being seated at another fine table we all ordered. I ordered a Caeser salad and requested an extra anchovy. The waiter advised that there would be an extra charge. I thought he was kidding but he assured me that he wasn't. Really? I'm spending $400-$500 and he can't find an extra anchovy for me? Although Wolfdale's remains one of our very favorites, I must say that I finished our dinner feeling irritated at the reservation snafu... and then for being gouged for an extra anchovy. I admit that these issues are "small potatoes"... but sometimes it's those little things that can get in the way of an otherwise perfect evening.
We had a reservation and it was for my husband's birthday. We arrived on time but it took us almost 2 hours to finished the whole dinner. It wasn't because of we have many courses of dinner. It was a long wait from the beginning to the end. We end up giving up the desire to order dessert after that long wait. Compare to the next door guests, they seems to be the frequent guests to the restaurant. They arrived an hour later than us, but received their food not much later than we received ours. Interesting!
We recently had dinner on the outdoor patio, celebrating Father's Day, with my family and my boyfriend. We loved every dish we ordered, but especially the poke cones and salmon spoons! The variety of dishes are always unique and I ended up buying their Wolfdale's cook book on our way out. The owner is extremely nice and she kindly was able to change our reservation on the deck from 6pm to 6:30pm when something unexpectedly came up. The service is fantastic too! I highly recommend Wolfdale's, any day of the week, inside the beautiful dining room or outside on the patio! 5 stars!! 😊
Nice restaurant in a beautiful setting. Cuisine was creative, a fusion of California and Japanese. My only issue was the sashimi was a bit mushy and lacked the taste I normally associate with this dish. But overall it was a fine meal. I had the special cod and it was delicious.
Wolfdale's provided an over the top experience! From the minute we walked in the door, throughout dinner and dessert the service from the staff is amazing. They make sure you are well taken care of. To make that even better is their delicious food. Cannot wait to return!
We had eaten in Wolfdale's on many occasions, but not in the past 3 years.
We returned to find it as friendly as ever. The wait staff was outstanding.
The food was incredible. The presentation was superb.
Sitting with a view of the lake and the snow on the Sierra mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe is beyond description. I had the Paella and my wife had the Halibut. Both meals were excellent with fabulous presentation. I would post photos if possible. Highly recommend this restaurant. Don't take the kids if you have any concerns about ruining other diner's experience.
Recommended by a local we looked forward to a great experience. All was great until the main course. When one of the main courses was really not prepared well; our guess was freshness of the halibut.
But the staff handled the problem very well. Everything else was very good especially the service.
Limited outdoor, water view seating. Small, intimate setting. Excellent service, however the food was just decent, nothing to rave about. Definitively no comparison to the eclectic or outstanding flavors we have grown accustomed to living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prices a bit high for the quality of food.
Food was excellent, we had the softshell crab tempura and gyoza as appetizers. For dinner we had the paella, which was fabulous, and filet mignon. Service was great, wine was good, view was outstanding. This is probably the best restaurant in the Tahoe basin, but bring your checkbook because it ain't cheap!
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