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Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique

4.7
4.7
1290 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
    Tahoe City
  • 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

What 1,290 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Overall

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Food

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Service

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Best Ambiance

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Innovative

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Healthy

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Overall

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Food

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Service

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Ambiance

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Best Value

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Good for business meals

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Healthy

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Neighborhood gem

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Great for fine wines

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Romantic

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Great for scenic views

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Good for special occasions

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Lively

  • North Lake Tahoe

    Most Booked

1,290 Reviews
  1. TrulyScrumptious

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice dining experience with friends. Everyone loved their meals especially the fish stew. This is one of the better restaurants in Tahoe.

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  2. MichaelK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for dinner. My only issue is I wish they had more options for vegetable side dishes and salads. They made us a side of spinach but it’s not on the menu.

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  3. bettymento

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I feel terribly writing this. I’ve been going to Wolfdale’s since they opened. I’m not sure what’s going on. I know it’s tough to find staff. The food was lacking in flavor again. I really hope things get better. I want to keep being a fan, but the last few times I have gone things just aren’t what they used to be.

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  4. Brian

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I went here for our honeymoon. Our server, Avri, was great and very knowledgeable on the food and drink menus. Wolfdale’s fits the Lake Tahoe area perfectly and is filled with artwork and cabin feels. Food was cooked very well, great flavors. We would suggest trying the Ahi Cones as a teaser and the Pan Seared Sole (the Sole was so buttery and flakey, perfectly cooked!) Thank you Wolfdale’s staff!

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  5. rrh13

    Sacramento

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a good experience. Our food was generally good but not great. The lamb shank was not seared on all sides before braising, so there was quite a bit of unrendered fat. The flavor was good, but it was also unseasoned. we had two orders of the surf and turf. One was cooked well. The meat was medium-rare, and the lobster was well-prepared. My son ordered one of those dishes, but the waiter told the kitchen the dish was for a little kid. They butterflied the filet, which led to an overcooked filet and a much smaller portion. My son is 5'8 and 175 lbs, and he ordered a medium-rare steak. He was left hungry and disappointed in his dish. I was incredibly disappointed in the waiter's misstep as he ordered the most expensive dish ($80) on the menu by quite a bit! The pot de creme was good but was not as rich as most I have had. I cannot be sure that I would return given the inappropriate choices of our waitstaff and their resulting consequences to our experience.

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  6. tidewatcher

    Wilmington

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is Asia rim influenced and creative. The cocktail menu was very innovative. We enjoyed all our different courses. Our server was good but to overly attentive. However, we were served promptly ad ate everything!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    best place ! the baked oysters were lovely ! scallops !

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable! The staff was great and the food also wonderful! Everyone was happy. Was a great treat for our vacation. Will be back!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner. Poke appetizer was the best. The elk was very tasty.

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  10. DiscriminatingDiner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sole & tempura lobster consistently outstanding as is the service. Excellent dining experience, as is usual & expected.

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  11. Foodie

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wolfdale’s is our “go to” for all of our special celebrations! It is consistently outstanding in all ways! I highly recommend.

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  12. MarkG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure. The seafood choices were excellent. And nice and quiet

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants! The food is always delicious. The service is always amazing and our waiter. Alejandro is the best!

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  14. DebraM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our experience was delightful! The Samish Bay oysters from Washington were a treat. Our entrees were delish and beautifully presented. Our server was engaging. Definitely highly recommend!

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  15. DarolynS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is outstanding. We had reservations at the bar and Tara gave exceptional service. A lot of history and amazing chef.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m a long time local and Wolfdales is incredible every time. By far the best restaurant in Tahoe City. Amazing food, great team running the place, and 10/10 ambience. If you’re visiting the area, you have to go here.

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  17. Andrea

    Orange County

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Everyone loved their meals. Thank you!

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  18. Atherton30

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wolfdale's is one of very the best dining experiences we have had anywhere in the world. We first went there soon after they opened originally in nearby Homewood 40+ years ago. Doug and his culinary staff continue to provide exceptional preparations which are well described as"cuisine unique." Tom and Joan Brown

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The News Years Eve fixed price menu was over priced. $125 per person price was at least a 50% premium over our past experiences. The menu offered nothing special to justify the high prices - other than the date.

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  20. food4life

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Poor value considering quality vs price. Not recommended.

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  21. ScottP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant in Tahoe. Always amazing.

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  22. JimC

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and service. as quiet in the main dining room which we prefer

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wolfdale’s was really good. Would go there again for sure

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  24. BoogieWithStu

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wolfedale's is a leading restaurant in the greater No. Lake Tahoe area for many years and one of our favorites. We took our family for our kick-off to the Holiday Season. Every bite was delicious and Chef Douglas and the team provided admirable service.

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  25. bettyc

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal!!! ALWAYS!!! We love everything about Wolfdales.

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  26. jleetahoe

    San Francisco

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience and service are outstanding. The hostess is a lovely, friendyly woman who starts the night off nicely. Our waiter, a nice man from Spain and who has waited on us twice, could not be better - so warm, professional and knowledgable, attentive without hovering. The poke cones are a MUST HAVE, along with the aruglua salad. It's the only salad on the menu but covers all the bases. The lobstter tempura was done really well, too. The rack of lamb special is enough for my husband and me to share. Don't miss the spinach and boy choy. My son and his date both had paella, which they really liked. Too full for dessert! A wonderful experience from start to finish. , starting with the hostess' greeting,

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  27. ZPHH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You will have an excellent meal at Wolfdales. Definitely try his smoked trout appetizer. Wolfdales is great for any special occassion. You won't be dissapointed.

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  28. DeDe24

    Baja California Sur

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the lobster tempura appetizer special. We also had the halibut which was a very large portion and fantastic and the Thai seafood soup which is so unique and flavorful. We love Wolfdale's!

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  29. JoiG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A meal at Wolfdales is always a special treat and never disappoints! We love going there and recommending it to others. The fall pumpkin/squash soup was divine, as was the salad and pecan tart. Our entrees (scallops and the halibut) were delicious and generous portions and splendid presentation too. The owners, Douglas and Kathleen are wonderful and Douglas is a fantastic chef. We bought his book, on sale at the restaurant, and have enjoyed reading about the restaurant's beginnings, and look forward to trying our hands on one of the many recipes.

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  30. Konrad

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, another great dining experience at Wolfdale's.

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  31. MelissaM

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food, lovely staff and calm atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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  32. jleetahoe

    San Francisco

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was one of the best dining experiences ever!! We were greeted warmly by the hostess. The place is beautiful, and our server, Lucas, could not have been better. He was warm and attentive without hovering. The timing was excellent and the water glasses were always filled at the right moment. Our friends had cocktails - the Lemon Drop and the Thin Air, which they enjoyed, I had a Pinot Grigio, always dependable white, and my husband had the beer on tap. Every dish was excellent. The poke cones are a must-have! We also had the delicious smoked trout. The rolls and butter were perfect. My arugula salad was really nice, important when it is the only salad on the menu. My husband and I shared the rack of lamb special and it was delicious. I also ordered the spinach and bok chok steamed side dish - perfectly done. One friend had the excellent halibut and the other had the filet and sausage and loved it. I finished with decaf coffee, which also was excellent and we all shared the pecan tart. The evening could not have been nicer.

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  33. GordoK

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in North Tahoe, by far, the menu covered all and portions the perfect size

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  34. alekzandrear

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly a new FAVORITE restaurant ! Every bite was amazing - compliments to the chef. I had the NZ rack of lamb for my main and it was the best lamb I have ever had and I've even been to NZ. The drinks were top notch, our server was so delightful, and the ambience was just so cozy and intimate. 10/10 recommend this place.

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  35. LittleCrissy

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We celebrated my wife’s birthday and Wolfdale’s was her requested restaurant. You didn’t disappoint. Well done. We will be back.

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  36. Mack

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. A great restaurant for a special occasion. We all had the surf and turf, which was excellent. The starters and appetizers were excellent as well.

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  37. AlisonA

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and creative meal, expertly served. Loved it!

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  38. LisaH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a party of 4, and all Loved our choices! Were not rushed, so had time to enjoy our food and company!

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  39. jenniferS

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Meatball Sandwich and truffle fries were amazing

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  40. Tahoelocal

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great, the food was great but we can't go there more than once a year. It's soooo expensive

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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 4.7 stars by 1290 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Wolfdale's Cuisine Unique

640 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Grove St.
  • Neighborhood
    Tahoe City
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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