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640 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Ranked #4 of 54 Restaurants in Tahoe City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Wed - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Grove St.
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English first
Los Angeles, California, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We loved this restaurant! We went with our children and even though it is an upscale atmosphere, the staff was very accommodating. We really enjoyed the happy hour menu and went back later in the week to try the dinner menu. It was excellent!

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Incline Village, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Always dependably excellent food and service in a lovely setting. The portions are quite small, and prices are not, however. This restaurant can hold its own with our San Francisco favorites. We've never had a bad meal. Reservations are a must as it is VERY popular. We often order the halibut, but don't think any item on the menu would... More 

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Milan, Italy
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We reserved late (reservations a must here - well in advance!), and got the early seating. We thought we might be rushed to make way for another seating, but much to the contrary we ate like Europeans, not worrying (neither us nor the staff) about any time issues. Very refreshing. We all had a red and green leaf salad which... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Great classy location, clean, awesome service, amazing food. This was our last night out in Tahoe, and I couldn't have been happier ending our stay with the best dining experience of our trip. Everything we had was just incredible. So much attention to every aspect of our evening at Wolfdale's. Yum, yum, yum!

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Montecito, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Probably the best food in town, we go there at least one night every time we're visiting Tahoe. Food is consistently good, although would like to see more new items rotating with the long time favorites. Good wine list, and if it's warm enough there's outdoor patio seating. Christie did a nice serving job, but Bob is the long time... More 

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San Rafael
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128 reviews 128 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

In our experience, restaurants in popular vacation spots away from metropolitan areas like Tahoe can be inconsistent over time. Not so Wolfdale's which has delivered great service and delicious food in 4 visits over the past 4 years. Congratulations! We look forward to our next lake-view dining experience.

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St. Helena, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Wolfdale's in Tahoe City is a true destination restaurant...in the same vein as those places Michelin says, "are worth a special detour". We were pampered from the first moment. View the lake from an outside table - or inside. I like dining inside. Trevor, our waiter, took us in hand and curated the perfect occasion for old friends to celebrate... More 

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San Francisco
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73 reviews 73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

This is a meathead restaurant for meathead diners. The food was somewhere between awful and just plain bad, and the prices were what I would expect to pay at top restaurants in San Francisco, New York or London. The food was over-cooked, over-sauced, over-priced, and just plain absurd.

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Pleasanton, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

OK, I'm fourth generation San Franciscan. My ex-wife is a foodie. So I grew up with world-famous restaurants and amazing cuisine. When I moved to Truckee, I expected to have to go back to SF to rescue my palette. Wolfdale's made that not necessary for several reasons. One - it is a world class restaurant on its own. Two -... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

The food at Wolfdale's was not bad, but it did not merit the price at all. The three star rating is for this reason. At the price tag, it should be outstanding. We ate at several other places (which were not inexpensive) that provided better food at a significantly lower total tab than this. The combinations of food were creative... More 

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Address: 640 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
Phone Number: 530-583-5700
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe City
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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