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640 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Ranked #5 of 54 restaurants in Tahoe City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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87% Recommend
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English first
Venice, Italy
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This North Shore anchor has long been a favorite among locals and tourists alike. The food is consistently good and lends itself to a sophisticated palate without going so far to alienate those looking for the classics. Happy Hour is indeed Happy and fun, the bar can be wall to wall standing room only. Definately reserve a table as soon... More

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San Juan, PR
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

A little bit pricy but fine food and ambience. Filet mignon and the brownies for dessert were excellent, draft beer was really good too.

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Del Mar, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

How do they do it? We come here whenever we get to Tahoe ( not enough) we go for a special night out. Service is well above the Tahoe norm. Food portions and tastes are terrific. We were blown away by the carrots roasted over coffee beans, the smoked trout, ETC.

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Tomales, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

The menu currently shown on TripAdvisor differs somewhat from what our party of six ordered from at the end of November 2013. However, the food and service quality here is consistent and top-notch. I had a roast duck dish -- something I frequently order at restaurants -- and Wolfdale's version was probably the best I've ever had. Other members of... More

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Orinda, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We come to Tahoe every year in the autumn and good restaurants that remain open in this "slack" season are hard to come by. Wolfdale's has an interesting menu with fine dining classics and Asian influences. We had the Ahi Cones, and Pork Belly Lettuce Wraps to start and they are great! Then on to a Miso Glazed Sea Bass... More

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Sonoma, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The menu at Wolfdale's offers some tasty looking entrees, but we skipped that and stayed at the top of the menu, which is small plates, salads and starters. Yes it is a little pricey, but the restaurant delivers on the value. Our veteran server, Bob, helped us organize about four courses worth of them, making a memorable meal on our... More

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Austin, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Wolfdale's is tucked in along the north shore of Lake Tahoe with a bit of a view of the lake. It is obviously a popular spot for both visitors and locals as we discovered with standing room only at the bar and a short wait after our reservation time. This was tempered by a welcoming bartender named Bob who came... More

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Mountain View, California
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199 reviews 199 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Wolfdale's pretty much exemplified top-notch dining in an area like North Lake Tahoe. Most of the competition is (at best) over-priced, not really top quality ingredients or prep, and suffering service issues - and dependent on location, location, location to rescue them. By contrast, Wolfdale's starts with a great location, then layers on top quality ingredients, outstanding preparation, and excellent... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We are in Lake Tahoe for 10 days - ate at Wolfdales tonight. The setting - our table for 2 overlooking the water- was great. We started with the chicken dumplings and tuna poke cones. Both were terrific.. They make a nice martini as well! I had the halibut which was so good we may cancel elsewhere and return to... More

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San Francisco, California
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129 reviews 129 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We went here July 16th, after eating at Jake's. we had the venison, which was excellent (and not gamely at all), and the seafood stew. Nothing outstanding about the stew. We ordered a 2009 tempranillo, which was the best value on the wine list, and it was excellent. The blueberry crisp was very small for the price. The waitress was... More

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