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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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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LF
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience once again at Wolfdale’s in Tahoe City! I absolutely love this place. The ambiance is classy, service is amicable and the food is superb. We enjoyed some cool appetizers in little ceramic spoons that were a slider of sunshine in your mouth with every gulp! Then onto the beet and goat cheese salad. Once again, great taste with a colorful appeal. On to the final tasting sensation: The Paella. So. Utterly. Tasty. With a medley of seafood all bite sized and even a little side of crab, what a great medley of flavors. It was pretty tasty. Of course, we closed with the Chocolate Molten Cake. Once again beautiful set up with great taste in every bite. With such a great set up of staff, chef (the owner of Wolfdale’s), to even the personable hostess (the Chef’s wonderful wife) the experience at Wolfdale’s is one of the best. I would recommend it to anyone in need of a great evening!

TL
Central Coast
75 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

"Shoulder Season" is a great time to visit Lake Tahoe... and Wolfdale's! We started at the bar with cocktails and nibbles from the "Happy Hour" menu and finished with spectacular main courses in the dining room. The entire experience... as always... MOST ENJOYABLE!

JB
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

2 for 1 entree special & happy hour made it an affordable evening

BC
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best restaurant ever! Food, service, location, the engaging disposition of the owners and the fact that my name is mentioned in the "wolfdale's book"

RT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! We come here every time we are in the area. Enjoy !

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet evening at Wolfdale’s... beautiful October sunset, great wine, service, ambience. And, as always, the cuisine is indeed unique ... and SUBLIME! We always look forward to our next visit! Thank you.

EB
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous. Food, service, ambiance for a nice dinner. We enjoyed all of our dining experiences in the Tahoe City/Truckee Area, but this was our favorite. It was a birthday celebration and it seemed everyone on staff that interacted with our table said happy birthday. They really pay attention to the details. Will return on our next trip for sure!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall, a wonderful dinner. A unique and creative menu with Asian flair. The only disappointment was the use of pre-made commercial guacamole. The dollop of guacamole tucked under the Hamachi in the Hamachi Spoons appetizer was not made with fresh avocados. The same applies to the swordfish special I ordered, which also had guacamole as a compliment to the fish. If it had been fresh, it would have been wonderful! Unfortunately, all I could taste was the sourness of the additives used to keep prepackaged guacamole from turning brown. The fish itself was excellent, although it was not hot when it hit the table. The smoked trout appetizer was delicious, the Red and Green salad was perfectly dressed with an excellent tasting bleu cheese. My disappointment in those two items will not keep me from returning, but I may ask about the freshness of ingredients when ordering next time. Overall, Wolfdale’s makes for a lovely dining experience.

CP
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW' what great service, and a wonderful meal. We will return very soon

OT
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

36 yr anniversary

LM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and staff.
Very accommodating, we were able to move tables to a quiet corner.
The cod, scallops and filet were amazing!
The chef is a genius! The house Cabernet is fantastic and a great value.
A happy birthday dinner! Thank you Wolfdale’s!!!

JS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb, atmosphere was very nice and a very friendly environment.
Upscale without the attitude.

i
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

One in our party ordered lamb shank but before ordering asked the waiter if it was sweet. The waiter assured him that it was not and he ordered it. It turned out to be very sweet and he could not eat it and said he will take it home and doctor it. He refused to complain or return it because he considered it impolite. We all gave him a bit from our plates so he doesnt go hungry

Otherwise i would have rated yor restaurant higher. Indru kriplani

P
San Francisco
110 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continues to be Tahoe’s best restaurant.

L
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very good experience. The food is good, imaginative, and nicely presented. Server was not super attentive, but it was ok.

TL
Central Coast
76 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I write at least five reviews each year for "Wolfdale's". Suffice it to say that it's our "go to" spot for a consistently outstanding dining experience!

C
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food is expensive and portions are small. Otherwise 5 star would be given.

BP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

j
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

can't go wrong at Wolfdales, especially when the owner comes out to see how every thing was.

j
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is top-notch; Service falls in line as well. Price is on the higher end, but the product can argue that it's warranted. Will recommend and would go back next time in Tahoe.

OJ
Central Coast
33 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service in a location on the lake with a nice view.

CL
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Year after year, the most consistently excellent restaurant in the Truckee-Tahoe region on all counts! Never disappoints!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant. Could easily stand up to any fine dining in San Francisco. Always delicious with a beautiful presentation.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding

e
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
21 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family dinner in a beautiful location with phenomenal food!

LA
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food as always and equally outstanding service from Bob.

SH
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birrhaday celebration

KL
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & location. Will definitely go back

G
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific as always!

SB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Foul mouth locals who were in there sixties made the experience very poor. I really don't like hearing drunks yelling F___,SH__, Bit__ while I'm trying to have a romantic dinner with my girl friend.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

J
Tahoe
19 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.