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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
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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: (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
We ordered the scallop entree which was probably the best part of the meal. The salad was fine, as was the molten chocolate cake for dessert. We both ordered the surf and turf (filet mignon with king crab legs). While the filet was cooked well, they put a horrible sauce (mushroom I think) that was bright red and tasted awful. The crab legs were shriveled up in a half shell like it had been sitting under a heat lamp for 15 minutes and was super overlooked.
The entree came with garlic mashed potatoes, which were pretty good, but the only "vegetable" was half of a portabello mushroom.
The service was good, although a little slow near the end. We were celebrating a birthday, which I mentioned when I made the reservation, but it was never acknowledged which was a little disappointing. I feel like it's part of a waiter's job to ask what brings someone into a fine dining establishment.
For the price, I definitely would not recommend it.
Always a winner! Fresh ingredients, cooked with talent, served with experience makes for. A great dinner. Fresh tomato soup had perfect balance of acidity with a touch of sweetness. King salmon was simple, served with crisply cooked corn. Mussel app had a Mediterranean sauce-perfect match. Halibut in a Thai curry sauce was very unique, packed full of flavor. Splurged with the fudge tart-perfect ending! Best restaurant in Tahoe City by far.
Not sure what all the fuss is about! We were not greeted upon arrival. We were treated like it was an imposition that we were there. We tried to get an earlier reservation but were told they were full. When we arrived 15 minutes early expecting to hang at the bar until our table was ready, the restaurant was not even half full. The staff was so pretentious and the food was mediocre. This restaurant is extremely overrated. Don't bother paying top dollar when there are so many other terrific, welcoming restaurants in Tahoe City.
Presumptuous aragant waiter. He wasn't the least bit attentive. I was left with no water, I ordered a coffee it never arrived. The waiter ignored my requests he was anxious to turn the table, my bill for two people exceeded $200.00. He offered a conspicuous lack of attention. The worst service I've ever had. Go the Christy Hill they have an excellent staff and a fantastic menu. I will never dine here again as a result of the insultinly hostile service I received.
I wanted to find the best restaurant in Tahoe city for a date night since we are both into food and dining out. The food here was OK but the service was not anywhere near the level we expected. The greeters at the door were distracted and disorganized. The server was enthusiastic and friendly but missed some key basics for any restaurant server. The total bill here was more reflective of a michelin star experience, but the actual experience was more like 'trying-too-hard'.
Once again, fabulous food, wine and impeccable service. Halibut was super fresh, with an interesting concept of pairing Thai curry sauce with pesto, which worked. The other halibut preparation used the cheeks rather than the steak with a wonderful lemon/caper sauce. Corn chowder was seasonal and tasty. Peach cake dessert had flaky pastry with fresh peaches. Another great dinner!
Every dish at Wolfdale's was a 'Best Of'! From the chef's perfectly creative menu, the beautiful ingredients, and the gorgeous lakefront location, Wolfdale's consistently delivers what the best in dining aspires to. As if that's not enough, every member of their staff shares their welcoming, attentive, engaging attitude making Wolfdale's a best of the best experience.
Wolfdale's was over rated. The hostess was luke warm upon our arrival and couldn't even look up from her computer screen to greet us. Not a great way to welcome guests! The salads were mediocre and warm! The grilled halibut cheeks were frozen rather than fresh and served over mashed potatoes. Points to a bored chef in my mind. While our server was good, the poor meals and expensive prices put this on the lower level of eateries. I would not recommend this place nor would I dine there again.
Always consistent in quality/creativity of food with impeccable service. Halibut dishes were perfectly cooked, ahi poke cones were to die for, corn chowder was so refreshing, as it was not cream based. Tortellini stew was quite unique-tomato broth, with fresh seafood and tortellini-yum! Fresh sorbets topped off a fab dinner! Classy, but casual. Love this place!
Once again, a fabulous dinner at Wolfdales. It is one of the best places in the Lake Tahoe area to dine. Douglas and his incredible staff are top notch. Service is friendly and impeccable. The food is some of the freshest and well thought out that you'll find in the Tahoe area. Decor is refined and cozy. Views of the lake are a big plus! Concentration is on really fresh seafood but you can find something for everyone and chef Douglas and his staff will create a meal you won't soon forget. Craft cocktails, wine on tap, excellent wine list. If you're lucky enough to sit at the bar with "B.P." you'll be entertained by one of the friendliest bar tenders I know. Just love Wolfdales!
Dinner was somewhere between Very Good and Outstanding. Our wine (Adobe Cabernet) was outstanding and recommended by our waiter. Very good choice! We were celebrating our son's engagement, two birthdays, and joining of two/three families. Best $1000 I've spent in some time. KAD.
We've eaten at Wolfdale's many times and the food is always world class. However on this visit the service was mediocre. Our waiter was just going through the motions and not paying attention . We ordered simple cocktails and an appetizer. The appetizer was delivered and the cocktails took forever. When they did finally show up I was given a martini when I ordered bourbon neat.
The main was also delivered with the wrong items and we had to wait while that was re-prepared.
Too many mistakes for a restaurant of this caliber .
We have been here before and enjoyed our meal. Not tonight. 8:15 reservation, seated at 9pm with no apology. Waitress was not attentive. Ordered poke cones, never came and when we mentioned to waitress seemed clueless. Took water bottle away without brining a new one. Petty, maybe bit for the price expect better service and not a 45 minute wait.
We were a party of four for dinner and were seated indoor by the window with views of the lake. The atmosphere is warm inviting, lodge-like with a soaring ceiling and open dining area.
We had the muscles which were in a fresh and
flavorful broth - delicious. My husband had the halibut.
Our children had the salmon roulade and the barramundi - both delicious.
Would highly recommend!
We had a lovely visit for my husband's birthday. We enjoyed our cocktails, wine, bay scallop appetizer, halibut, and swordfish. Beautiful presentation of the food. Our server was very professional and nice. My husband had a birthday candle and salutation on his dessert. It was our first time to Wolfdale's and we have recommended it to many friends already. Thank you!
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