Permanently Closed - Cafe at Adele's

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443 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Continental
This restaurant is permanently closed. Welcome to Adele’s Restaurant & Lounge, Carson City’s dining and gathering spot. Since opening in 1977 Adele’s has set the standard for fine dining in Northern Nevada.

While keeping its rich tradition of fabulous food alive, owners Charlie and Karen Abowd continue to bring new ideas and innovation to the table.

With a focus on organic, sustainable and local ingredients Adele’s offers a varied menu of fresh seafood, steaks and pasta. Dishes such as ahi tuna, duck and lamb frequent the legendary Daily Specials menus.

If you’re in the mood for something more casual, stop into the lounge. Enjoy crispy thin crust pizzas, fresh salads and innovative appetizers in the bar or on our veranda.

Adele’s also offers an award winning wine list. The extensive list, which has been honored by Wine Spectator magazine, includes more than 400 choices. You’ll find great wines from both large and small boutique wineries.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Continental, Lebanese, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Tue–Fri 8:00 am–11:30 am
Brunch
Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–8:45 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–7:45 pm
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Phone number
(775) 882-3353
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Charlie Abowd
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Private party facilities
We do have a Private Dinnig Area Call for details
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Private party contact
Robin Schriver: (775) 882-3353
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Catering
Limited Call for Details
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
E. William Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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4.6based on all time ratings
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4.6
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CB
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our wait person was very friendly and efficient. Our meals were delicious and served piping hot. There is nothing worse than lukewarm food. The Sand Dabs were delicious. We were too full for dessert but that will be on our list for the next visit.

N
Tahoe
16 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu with an option for everyone. My husband and I try to go once a weekend and always go if we have guests in town. The service and food is amazing. I highly suggest visiting for brunch the menu is so large with delicious items it’s hard to settle on one, but whatever you pick will be prepared perfectly and a large portion.

BB
Tahoe
38 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Both of our lunches were OK. Nothing special. Service was also OK. The building is old and the business has been for sale for a year. And what's with the gay pride flag outside the front door? Very weird.

K
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible dining experience! The food, the service, the staff were all top notch! Carson City, Nevada has such a wonderful variety of dining options available!

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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RA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true dining experience, our waiter went through the menu she was reading the bible for the 1,000 time, she was unbelievably good so many things that sounded so good. The only thing bad was I eat too much (my fault). I must say they prices are to low for what you get. We had soup, wine, entrees and desserts, the bill was $130. This place is one of the hidden jewels of Nevada.

Richard

k
Tahoe
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Taking our elderly mother out to lunch. She’s always liked Adele’s.

JJ
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our fiftieth anniversary and this was a lovely restaurant to spend it together. Thank you!

CH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always!

j
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My friend and I decided we would go to Adele's for breakfast to treat ourselves. We were not disappointed. The service was excellent as well as the good. We hope to treat ourselves again soon.

Thank you Adele's.

CK
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michelle (Believe that’s correct, but not sure) was a very gracious host, witty and friendly. One of the reasons why we keep going back. But of course the food is fabulous (bit pricy, but worth it) and just right portioning.

D
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really good meal. Unique items offered like the falafel spoon! Great sand dabs wit tropical salsa. We are ready to go back.

DL
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 4

This the first time in year we have been back. Everything was great except for the food. The wifes pork chop was all bone and very tough could barey cut it. My lamb was a good sign but again was extremy tought like leather. Sad when you pay that much it should be tender.

b
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As always, the food was outstanding. There is no lovelier place to go for a special occasion.

OT
Tahoe
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent

KJ
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food incredible people and an incredible experience

AM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary at Adele's. The ambiance was so pleasant. Our server was Extremely nice and accommodating to any questions we had. The oysters were fresh and delicious. The escargot was some of the best we have ever had. This shall definitely be our special date spot from now on. Thank you.

CS
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food service and atmosphere and yes we do and have recommended this restaurant to all our friends.

BH
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adele's never fails to satisfy! We tend to order an item and share it so that we can have multiple courses. This time, we had a wonderful pizza--the crust and sauce were delightful. We shared a kale pasta, and again, it was very satisfying. Their servings are generous, but we still had a cinnamon ice cream paired with chocolate cookies--I think almond would have been better.

I look forward to traveling to Carson City to have another meal at Adele's!

DT
Tahoe
22 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adele's never disappoints. The food was amazing, the service was spot on, and the ambiance is like no other. Beautiful old house converted into this one of kind restaurant. There is a reason that this is one of our favorites.

BB
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Local restaurant heads and tails above anything else around for years. Flexible menu, gluten free
options nice people make it a great place to return to.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Have eaten here a couple of times, food and service were always good until this last time. Took an out of town guest, was seated next to kitchen, waitress seemed like we were more of a nuisance than anything, yelled across the dining room that someone was making our coffee, than when she brought the check and coffee walked away no spoons no sugar, guess since we were just two and did not drink we were not worth her effort.

JM
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Menu not accurate as to ingredients

LF
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service the waitress in the bar is who brought us back of course the terrific food thank you for a special dinner

KH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great owners, great food, wonderful service, ambiance, ect... made for a very special New Years Eve experience!

F
Tahoe
22 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal, service excellent. We love Adele’s

TE
Tahoe
47 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Another great visit. We love the food, and if it's all about the food, this is a great choice. Service can be a bit spotty anywhere you go, but that sometimes is the way of it, especially if the room is busy.

JP
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service! Smoked salmon was excellent.

S
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love coming here. The food, service and atmosphere never disappoint. People say they're pricy but I guess that's all about perspective. BUT if you haven't tried it you absolutely should!

MS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

I don't expect to pay $250 for two people with only a drink apiece and have an untrained waitstaff. My food was ok but the steak was rare not medium, and yes I know the difference having cooked a few thousand in my younger days. My wife's dinner was disappointing and the offering itself was far overpriced. We will not be going back. Seemed to have a lot going for it, but failed in several areas.

WB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Great food and unique atmosphere to say the least!

Love fine dining and this place did not disappoint. Was looking for some of the best meals in Carson City and this place delivered and was great compared to other high end places I frequent. Truly a find!

KD
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner here for my birthday. The food was delicious! The menu had a wonderful variety of choices. Dessert was incredible!

OT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary. Food and Service outstanding. Best steak I have had in a very long time

JG
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service, food and drinks were amazing! Christmas brunch at Adeles with my daughters couldn't have been any better.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, a little pricy, nice environment. Great service and steaks.

CT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good on Friday that we're going back today - Sunday!
Oysters Casino, gravelox, Polish sausage - we may repeat them.
Really can't beat this restaurant in the Reno/Carson City area.

JJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place. Excellent food, great ambiance and service.

PW
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This a birthday event and we had a great time our waitress Christine was really fun and did a great job.

Thank you or making my birthday extra fun.

OT
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

One of our favorite places. Having gone here since the 80s, it’s always been a great dining experience. Charlie is an amazing chef.

A
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seriously, go to Adèle’s. Don’t pass go, don’t accept even a million dollars, just go. Amazing food, ambience and service. And we’re snobs 😊

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