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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MC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

GF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service ! Chef Douglass is amazing!

MS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
26 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!

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m
San Francisco
92 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
107 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.

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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!

AP
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant! We had an amazing dinner, gorgeous view, fantastic staff. One of the best meals we've ever had, a must go too!

VC
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice location, tasty food, nice wine selection

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Lake view dining

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wolfdale’s is a rarity among too many expensive restaurants in our experience in that it actually delivers on its promise of “cuisine unique.” After appetizers that were superb, my wife had a halibut dish while I had the seafood tortellini and both were superb. Service matched the dinner from the hostess to the waiter and busboy. Ambiance was delightful with views of Lake Tahoe in abundance. In sum, an ”A- List’ restaurant in an A List Setting.

B
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is hard to find a good restaurant in Tahoe beside the real casual places.
This is really a good find.

JW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The hostess was quite snooty. We had requested a table outside and of course understand that it is just a request.
She did not need to tell us that the restaurant has been there for 42 years and many people request a deck table. We have been coming to Tahoe for 45 years and have dined here many times.
I guess this set the tone for us. The food, service, ambience and drinks were good but not worth the price
Much rather dine at Christ Hill

c
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived early to see if we might bump our reservation time up abit. We walked in assuming it wouldn't happen and instead were pleasantly surprised to be offered immediate seating outdoors with a view of the lake as a previous reservation had to postpone just enough to make it work for us. Everyone there felt genuine, friendly and they certainly valued our patronage. Our meals were delicious. I highly recommend Wolfdale's!

JH
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a wonderful experience celebrating our friend anniversary.
Great place to celebrate any special occasion
Thanks for a wonderful time.

PC
Adelaide / SA
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent menu choices. Something for everyone. Wonderful tastes. Nice wine by the glass list. Abundant pours and the whites and sparkling were well chilled.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and great table service but we had an 8:00 reservation and didn’t get seated until 8:30! Grrrr!

CL
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a lovely birthday celebration dinner at Wolfdale’s. The Hostess, Dawn, was warm and welcoming and showed us to our table immediately. We were attended to promptly by friendly, polite staff. Jeff, our server, was entertaining and attentive. The food was undeniably delicious, including the dessert! All in all, we had a wonderful, memorable evening. Thank you, Wolfdale’s.

OT
Tahoe
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tortellini seafood stew with lobster tail.

RV
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Husband and I visit Wolfdale’s every year when we vacation in Tahoe City. I look forward to outdoor seating with a spectacular view of Lake, the amazing, creative and delicious food, our favorite waiter and eating off beautiful, unique dinnerware! My happy place with food in Tahoe.

GT
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent! Love the vibe, food, people who work there. The food is consistent and wonderful. We always get the poke cones. Fish is always fresh and delicious and uniquely prepared.

SR
Sacramento
23 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good dinner but very expensive. Because of the high I would frequent it only a couple of times a year.

CT
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a dining experience.
A great atmosphere to enjoy a lake evening.
Highly recommend for those who like to dine out.

KH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I would probably rate a five but my short ribs were just good. Nothing exceptional. My wife loved her gazpacho and Halibut. Smoked trout also very good.
Service very good and seat overlooking the lake was really nice.

J
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each of the dishes we ordered presented unique flavors to the palate. Wonderful service.

DK
London
41 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunned that there was an opening on Sunday during the summer! We raced out of the house and were hooked up with a table overlooking the lake that someone had cancelled. The ahi cones are a must appetizer. Love the asian flare of all the meals and dishes. Tablecloth meals are hard to come by these days and the food and service were delightful!

KS
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was A M A zing. From the smoked trout to the special cherry cobbler, everything was delightful. It was a birthday and we got a great seat outside and it was a beautiful night and beautiful setting. The server was so gracious and kind. He was very professional and made us feel special even though he was very busy.

m
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lamb shank!!

DH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No other restaurant in Tahoe has been soooo good for sooooo long. The lovely owners Douglas and Kathleen, are always seen filtering through the crowd. They are a great part of the Tahoe City community. Makes us want to move.

LE
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Seeking a farm to table culinary experience like Sf or Sonoma. Poor fish quality, extremely expensive. So much could be done better. Service was great but food quality and pricing a disappointment.

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