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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
Our visit to Wolfdale's was probably our sixth or seventh one. Obviously, we enjoyed the previous experiences enough to dine there again. Our food was truly excellent, the best we have had in the past week+ of dining out during vacation. I am allergic to legumes and I knew going there, that there would be many things I could not eat. Although our server was not familiar with legume allergy (all peas and beans and anything made from them, e.g. soybean oil), he made the effort and quickly learned the nuances of legume allergy. He did the leg work (going back to the kitchen with questions) and was able to clear some of my choices and recommend others. For dessert, don't miss the flourless chocolate cake. For chocoholics, it is a must at Wolfdale's.
The restaurant was outstanding And the service was amazing we loved the wine the soup was outstanding pork was sweet and the pasta was perfectly made the chef was outstanding and was nice he invited us to his kitchen the lemon zest was also on the top we loved it experience this is one of the restaurante i would come back !!!!!!!!!!!🍷🍷🍾🍾🏆🏅🥇
We hadn't dined at Wolfdale's in many years and wanted to return. We were a family of 4, 2 children, 12 & 14. In general, the service was good and the food was very tasty but the portions were extremely small. The pieces in the Poke appetizer were tiny and all of the wasabi was at the bottom of the small cone. The pea soup was quite good. My sashimi platter was great and a deal compared to my daughter's salmon dinner which was twice at much and basically the same amount of food. My son's lamb shank was a bit fatty and just too much shank and too little else.
Drinks were good and desserts were tasty and consumed rapidly.
Overall, the adults enjoyed the experience but felt that in general, the menu was far overpriced for the food. The ambiance, however, is pleasant and the location is nice.
WOLFDALES IS UNIQUE! FOOD WAS FABULOUS - FROM THE OYSTERS TO THE TEMPURA ASPARAGUS & ONION. THE SALMON WAS DONE PERFECTLY AND THE CELERY ROOT POTATOES WERE SO GREAT. DOUGLAS DALE IS ONE OF A KIND IN THAT HE PAYS ATTENTION TO EVERY DETAIL AND LOVES HIS CUSTOMERS! TRULY THE BEST!
Wolfdale's was superb! The atmosphere is excellent for private conversation - the food is outstanding. As excellent is the service. As you would expect in a fine cuisine restaurant. Our server was attentive, friendly but not in your face. The menu offers a great variety - unique to other Tahoe restaurants. We selected a tasting of their starters which was amazing . A+ for Wolfdale's.
It had been awhile since we had eaten here and we were not disappointed. The uniqueness of the cuisine is outstanding. The hostess was so inviting upon our arrival and she made sure that we were seated in a more quite corner of the dining room since there was a large crowd of young people who were quite boisterous.
Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helped us to select our entrees since we liked the description of several and so it was hard to make a decision.
We won't wait so long next time to revisit Wolfdales.
We had a wonderful dinner. The carb cake appetizer was wonderful and went well with the Thai styled seafood soup. My friend had the beef Bourgogne with scallops which was superb. The cucumber cocktail was perfect! I loved the ceramic dishes and the room was perfect for personal conversation. Excellent service!!
Two of our party ordered the burger. It was 17 dollars and ended up being very lackluster for the price. We informed the server who got very offended and disappeared for the rest of service. We waited 30 minutes after we finished dinner, planning to order dessert, finally the hostess showed up because the other waiter didn't want to serve us and she took our order. We informed her we had been waiting a while and she didn't really acknowledge it. They ended up comping a dessert because of what happened but we never got any real apology. And then when we were leaving, we were looking for the bathroom and was sternly admonished by another server, asking us where we were going in a rude tone. We were basically treated like crap because we weren't impressed with a lackluster burger they are overcharging for. They should've taken the criticism in stride as that is part of running a restaurant. Not throwing a hissy fit. We never heard from management or anyone apologizing about the service. Most of the food and drinks itself was pretty good and the ambience was decent. It's a shame their service was so terrible.
Overall a lovely restaurant. Nice bar (friendly Bar Tender) with interesting bar menu. Dining Room is very comfortable and quiet. Food is creative but accessible and beautifully served. Mains were very good, but the kitchen needs to work on the Panna Cotta which was rubbery and too sweet. Overall experience a B+ and a restaurant I will return to.
Great atmosphere. Service was average to good for a high end restaurant; food arrived in a reasonable time period, but orders from the bar seemed to take longer than expected. Portion size of the entrees was great; not too large or small. Quality and taste of the food was good but not outstanding. Nothing bad to say - just didn't quite live up to the hype of other reviews.
If you love the creative work of a master chef, Wolfdale's is an essential stop on any visit to Lake Tahoe. Wonderful recipes with distinctively delicious new flavors combined Asian elements and local ingredients with European artistry. Our group of four started with three appetizers: smoked trout, poke tuna cones, and gyoza, which we followed with butternut squash soup and a selection of seafood entrees. Every dish had a a unique flavor variation that was complex and rewarding. Different design plates were chosen in harmony with the artistic presentation of the food, so that one ate with one's eyes as well as one's fork. The only slight disappointment was a complimentary shot-glass of miso soup that tided us over between soup and the arrival of the entree; it was a tiny bit too salty. Definitely make reservations via OpenTable in advance, and be prepared for an experience you would expect at a starred restaurant in Paris, New York, or Tokyo.
"Wolfdale's" has been our favorite for decades. Expert planning, creative preparation, and flawless service are its hallmarks. We have never, ever had a disappointing experience whether service or fare. "Wolfdale's" ranks among our favorites worldwide, and is hands down our favorite in the Tahoe Basin.
Wolf Dale's has been known for consistently delicious cuisine fit for any palate. The signature ahi poke cones cannot be missed! Appetizers also a hit are dungeoness crab cakes. Our favorites for dinner were the Thai Bowl that is filled with fish and clams, mussels and shrimp, in addition to the sliced duck breast .
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