Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique

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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.
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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Most of the vegetarian plate could have come from the refrigerated snacks available at Safeway except the mushroom potstickers, those were very good The caprese was middling but the black basil leaf was great
My husband had some sort of meat and said it was good
So it’s OK but for all the hoopla and the affected service....

GS
Sacramento
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great family dinner in a beautiful location with phenomenal food!

LA
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't believe we have been coming to Tahoe over 30 years and now living here over 15 years and never been here! what an amazing experience, great ambiance, service and outstanding food. It was our 35th anniversary and we just had to go. We started with the oysters, the presentation and taste was the freshest I had ever tasted, then the Poke cones were amazing too, ceaser salad next yum. I had the Land and Sea, OMG came on two different matching plates! Short rib with Asian flare and scallops with a yummy fresh corn -almost like creamed corn but fresh! my husband had surf and terf again perfect med rare and perfectly done lobster, he wouldn't even give me a taste!
We will be going back now more often such a treat!

DD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food as always and equally outstanding service from Bob.

SH
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding overall and consistently the best place to eat around the lake. The cocktails, starters, main & desert was delicious.
I had the scallops which were prepared and presented to perfection, the smoked trout appetizer is amazingly delicious.

KE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very attentive staff and delicious food we had the surf and turf and also the land and sea. I loved the scallops

JH
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birrhaday celebration

KL
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & location. Will definitely go back

G
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific as always!

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner and my favorite was on the menu Thai Stew the server was perfect with his recommendations to our guests.

MC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wolfdale’s is a dining experience. Excellent in every way and tops in Tahoe City.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful food. The desserts and drinks were even more fabulous. Will continue to go to Wolfdale’s

s
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have 2 Tables that sit outside overlooking the Lake- that are really romantic for 2!!

T
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. The flavors reminded me of eating in Tokyo 50 years ago.

J
Tahoe
17 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go to place on a first date, even if she likes Chardonay, because with the wine list (it's great) I can always find one I can drink. Service is superb & there isn't a bad seat in the house.

LM
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife thought the sauce on the sole was too rich. Had a slight upset stomach. I didn’t care for the preparation of the halibut as much as other preparations. Everything else was great. It remains our favorite place. Dawn is a sweetheart. Chip’s ok too!

SC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible dining experience! Started the night with the best cosmo ever at the bar then moved to a wonderful lakeview table. All our meals were outstanding - 3 completely different main courses - all out of this world!

GS
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The outside dining for two was disappointing. We were seated by a group with a young child causing some disruption. The food was very good.

o
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Well prepared main dishes combining fresh California and Asian flavors, albeit pricey compared to similar restaurants in San Francisco. The service was excellent as was the fresh bread. The oysters were just OK. The dessert and espresso were other low points. One last note, the restaurant is a big favorite with the well-heeled "locals" so be prepared to overhear loudly discussed concerns of the bourgeoisie. Otherwise, worth a special night out in Tahoe.

HW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and great wine at fair prices. Busy as one would expect with minor delays in-service

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall vibe is weird but food made up for it, was really delicious. Boyfriend had the filet and I had tuna appetizer and beets...all amazing!

C
San Francisco
171 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! The menu is excellent. So many wonderful items on the menu it was hard to select just a few. Worth going back over and over again. Jeff, our waiter, was excellent. He has served out table many times. He is the best! One of the best restaurants on the lake. Get reservations on the deck if possible for a special occasion but the interior is wonderful also

MC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous!!! Best food on the lake!! Halibut was in a delicious Thai preparation and everything about the evening was superb!!

TB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Very disappointed checked on reservation twice before coming asking for a outdoor table for a special event When we arrived they said they called me which they did not Changing the seating from outside to in Very disappointing would not recommend this restraunt for a special event.

TL
Central Coast
73 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wolfdale's is our absolute favorite at Tahoe. We've enjoyed it for decades!

CL
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my husband’s 87th Birthday. The service was impeccable and food delicious. Staff very friendly. Arranged for a table outside on the terrace. Our favorite restaurant when we are up in Lake Tahoe!

GF
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Slow service. Literally fell asleep between two courses. We skipped dessert because we didn’t want to wait.

The filet Mignon was exceptional. The paella was ok but doesn’t belong on the menu within the same price range as the other entrees. It was obvious it had sat in the dish for quite awhile before being brought to our table.
Cocktails are very good and the only thing served expediently.
The reservation through open table specifically asked whether it was a special occasion. It was a birthday. That fact was never acknowledged by the wait staff.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service ! Chef Douglass is amazing!

MS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent high end dining with an amazing lake view.

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All wonderful

MR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

My favorite restaurant in all of Lake Tahoe - it always exceeds my expectations for a delicious meal!!!

RO
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, creative cuisine accompanied by excellent professional service! I can't wait to go back!

RT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful place for any special occassion. Food and service are both impeccable

j
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!

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m
San Francisco
94 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First visit here in years. Wonderful evening in beautiful restaurant with great food. Service was very good, just a little slow getting dishes out of kitchen. It was very crowded and we were in no rush, however, so no problem. Will definitely return.

r
Orange County
109 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding! The filet mignon was the best I've ever enjoyed and delicious. The scallops were equally wondefrful. The salad was fresh, flavorful and nicely dressed. The chocolate pudding and cookie dessert sounded odd but we're also delicious. The hostess was delightful and our waiter was attentive but not over bearing. Overall, this was an outstanding dinner experience. The view of the lake was a little obscured but nice.

CP
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner at Wolfdales. Our server, Bob, was great
We look forward to returning to Wolfdales as soon as we can

JT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wolfdale's should have a Michelin Star! We have dined all over the world and this is right up there with Michelin Star restaurants we have dined in from London to Greece.

SL
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can never say enough about every aspect of Wolfdales!
The food is exquisite ... delicious and artfully prepares but not “ “artsey”. The staff is welcoming and very sensitive to NOT interrupt conversation plus it is one of the very rare restaurants that they allow every person at your table to complete their meal before removing your plate. We love eating at the bar on a casual evening.. Bartender Bill Porter makes us feel welcome and he’s an interesting and fun conversationalist himself!
We eat their frequently despite the fact we’ve only discovered it the past 3 years. Gee where have WE been? Can’t wait to return.

Sidne Long

O
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the soft shelled crab, sashimi deluxe and the petrale sole were outstanding!

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