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Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique

4.8
4.8
1041 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian

North Lake Tahoe’s premiere restaurant and popular bar is celebrating 41 years of exceptional service. As a family-run business, Wolfdale’s provides lakeview dining with a warm ambiance, and uses 'Cuisine Unique' to describe the fresh and simple aesthetic of each dish. Since opening in 1978, Chef Douglas Dale has developed a fusion style of California and Asian influences that is present throughout the menu. Wolfdale's accommodates gluten-free and vegan guests.

Not bookable

Online reservations at Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique can only be made directly on their website.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Fusion / Eclectic, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (530) 583-5700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Douglas Dale

  • Catering

    Please inquire within.

  • 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 that can also be reserved for private parties.

  • Private party contact

    Douglas Dale: (530) 583-5700

  • Neighborhood

    California

  • Cross street

    Grove St.

  • Parking details

    Both lots directly in front of our building and to the left of the building. You can also park at Corcoran Real Estate next door as well as street parking.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 1,041 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RF

    RonF

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The food was fabulous and the waiter was amazing. A step up from some other nice North and West Shore restaurants at a reasonable price.

  2. NT

    NancyT

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were on our Honeymoon. Everything was wonderful. We will definitely be back.

  3. J

    Jesua

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, peaceful environment, amazing food.

  4. DS

    DSieppe

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great way to celebrate our 39th wedding anniversary 💕

  5. DR

    DeborahR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a small dinner consisting mainly of starters and sides. Everything was superb -- salmon spoons (unusual & tasty), asparagus soup (delicious), Caesar salad (excellent), French fries (uniquely Wolfdale's), and, to top it off perfectly, the desserts -- chocolate gelato and strawberry shortcake. Our server, Arvi, was wonderful. I give him and the dinner an A+ with extra credit. (NOTE: I've been dining annually at Wolfdale's since the 1990s. Never disappointed.)

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    Poor experience which I am basing off the price of the meal, it was not a fine dining experience. Food quality and presentation was minimal. There were goldfish crackers served with our oysters! Hard pass on zig zag lines of sauce decoration. They also served miserable looking asparagus spears. Save time and money, head to Whitecaps down the road for good pizza and salad for half the price.

  7. SC

    SueC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Wolfdale's has a clever way of presenting food in a different and exciting way. The staff extremely attentive and professional. Good ambience. It has a casual yet formal feel. Would highly recommend it. Good for a romantic evening.

  8. RB

    RonB

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I brought three friends for their first time at Wolfdales. They all agreed it is the best restaurant they have been to. They can't wait to go back.

  9. P

    Petty

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Best food at the best place. Thank you.

  10. JL

    JohnL

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A must stop for N Lake Tahoe fine dining.

  11. G

    Gigi

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was one of our best dinners yet. The seafood chowder was excellent and full of fish. The duck and lamb were cooked perfectly. The duck came with risotto and veggies and the lamb had pearl couscous with small apricots and great gravy. We tried the constable, which is a specialty bourbon. Excellent! Ate all of the food on our plates! Helen Reece

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic as always! Surf and Turf was delicious. Service was spot on. We love having you as our go to restaurant.

  13. KK

    KathyK

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the best place to eat in Tahoe City! The food is fresh and absolutely delicious as well as creative. The serverd are right on it…The drinks were awesome and creative. All in all the best place for a celebration or get together of any kind!

  14. BF

    BruceF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had a reservation and they were prompt and seated us in a very nice table. Good view. The waitress was informative, helpful and fun. We had good food and good drinks and a very nice glass of wine each with our dinner.

  15. G

    Garrett

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Terrific food. They way it is run, you can tell they put effort into their seating arrangements, reservation limits and culinary expectations so every guest has a terrific experience. I cannot wait to return.

  16. DB

    DanB

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. The starters (poke cones and gyoza in cream sauce) were amazing. Great view of Lake Tahoe and the mountains.

  17. WL

    WilliamL

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thoughtfully prepared and paired delicious classic food and drink served by gracious adept staff in a warm and casually friendly space with other generally appreciative patrons enjoying lake views. What more would you ask for?

  18. R

    Remy

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Feels tired and menu doesn’t change. Prices quite high for value. Food ok.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favorite restaurant. Period.

  20. DD

    DeniseD

    Baja California Sur

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Service was not as good as we have had in the past. Food is always good. Really love the Poke cones and z arugula salad. The sole and gumbo were also very good.

  21. a

    angeliqueg

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food, the service and the views are exceptional! I had the Zen plate (vegetarian) and it was a beautiful, delicious Bento box. We started with the Ahi poke cones, they were perfection. We loved our waiter and the owner even stopped by to say hello! Totally worth the trip!

  22. B

    Bwsource

    Tahoe

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food and service was great

  23. ZP

    ZPHH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Land or sea, the food choices at Wolfdale's are always excellent. I had fresh petrale sole. Others at our table shared the tomahawk steak. Both were excellent. Make sure to try the smoked trout teaser and the gyoza appetizers.

  24. BS

    akBosSJ

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food, cocktails, wine, and service with a neat ambiance.

  25. CK

    CKnSB

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Creative preparations, very well done. Great for special occasions.

  26. AH

    AngieH

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always top notch! Food, service! High quality

  27. SH

    SHARONJ

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Only the best every time we have been there!

  28. BB

    BrandonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    By far one of the best dining experiences I've had in Tahoe

  29. RV

    RogerV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Had a wonderful romantic evening. Oysters were fresh and had the perfect sides. You have to try the scallops if you like day scallops they are just perfect. Drinks were terrific - tried the cucumber drink and found it to be to sour so they gladly swapped it for a Mojito. Looking forward to going back and having the fillet.

  30. P

    Psyche

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the food, drinks and the comfortable atmosphere!

  31. s

    squallywood12

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    exquisite 👌🏻

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service great food! I will definitely go again ♥️♥️

  33. JM

    JamesM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We always come back to Wolfdale’s, our favorite restaurant in North Lake Tahoe. Food and service always outstanding!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Steak was ordered medium rare served medium well.

  35. CD

    ClevyD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Too bad our server did offer any specials, like the Tomahawk that he offered the table next to us. If there are specials, I think every table should know. Would have been a nice birthday treat.

  36. SR

    SaraR

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful dishes all around. Great service.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous! Always fabulous at Wolfdale’s!

  38. J

    Janet84

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything at Wolfdale’s was extremely well done. For appetizers, my husband and I got the tuna poke cones, oysters, potato leek soup. For entrees, he got the venison tenderloin with berry sauce, smoked sausage, and braised red cabbage and I got the Thai seafood stew. And we got Brussels sprouts as a side and the lemon mousse for dessert. The standouts were the entrees. The stew was delightful with perfectly cooked shrimp and scallops in a coconut milk-forward thai curry base. I loved the addition of spinach, mushrooms, edamame, and pickled cucumber when combined with forbidden rice made this dish warm, comforting, yet interesting. My husbands venison was perfectly cooked, the berry sauce had strong berry flavor and complemented the meat nicely. The sausage were delightfully smoky. We consider ourselves foodies and this meal was a rare treat in which everything was balanced, interesting, and tasty. Service was considerate; finished dishes were removed promptly, water jugs were instantly refilled. The restaurant also does require masks for entry (as of Feb 2022). I would recommend this restaurant to friends and family!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3

    The staff where great. Bartender a pro who made delicious martinis. The food was not at all worth the pricing. We got the Bao Bao pork belly apps. That was the best thing we had. Though they too where smothered in sauce to the point that basically it was hoisin sauce on a bun. The dinner was very underwhelming, and in some cases not good. My husband got the scallops and truffle fries. I got the Zen bowl. The scallops came on a bed of lentils. In fact, that was the vast majority of the dish: lentils. Which where the exact same lentils that where in my bowl. They didn’t have much flavor and seemed mostly like filler than a dish anyone was really trying for. His fries where super dry and overcooked. He only ate a few, leaving the cone almost entirely untouched. My bowl was so … random. It was served in a dip platter. So each item had its own little section. I’d estimate that there was about 1/4 cup of each item. None of them had anything to do with the other in terms of flavor profiles or even a culmination of any sort. The exact same bland lentils in one that my husband’s scallops came on. Sautéed Brussels sprouts that has a slightly sweet glaze in another. Pan fried button mushrooms that seemed to be salted. And tofu which was well cooked but a very tiny two squares. Again, the flavoring was very light and mostly tasted of soy sauce. The empanada has nothing to do with anything. It was much more of a traditional empanada and had no real Asian inspired connection in terms of flavoring. I did add the rice for $6 and that was fine? I felt like I was eating a very random assortment of afterthoughts. And for $40, the whole thing was really comical. Such a little amount of food and so underwhelming. In the end we spent $200 for a very disappointing meal. Would not recommend.

  40. TL

    TahoeLady

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and outstanding service! We mentioned we were disappointed that the lobster tempura wasn't on the menu this week and the waiter asked the Chef and they made it happen for us. Oysters are always top notch! Great bar with unique cocktails and an extensive wine list. Wolfdale's is on our radar at least once a month!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (530) 583-5700.

Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique is rated 4.8 stars by 1041 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

Online reservations at Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique can only be made directly on their website.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Grove St.

  • Neighborhood

    California

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Fusion / Eclectic, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Both lots directly in front of our building and to the left of the building. You can also park at Corcoran Real Estate next door as well as street parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Douglas Dale

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (530) 583-5700

  • Catering

    Please inquire within.

  • 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 that can also be reserved for private parties.

  • Private party contact

    Douglas Dale: (530) 583-5700

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