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640 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Ranked #7 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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English first
St. Helena, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
23 helpful votes 23 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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Alameda, California, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I have been dinning at Wolfdale's since they first opened in Homewood (late '70s) prior to their moving to their current location in Tahoe City overlooking Lake Tahoe. That's a whole lot of great meals and I have never been disappointed. This particular trip to Tahoe, we started with Washington oysters and Ahi Tuna poke. A great start to the... More

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We made a reservation for 6:15, as they had only that time and 9:00, on a Thursday night in August. We requested and got a lake view table from which we enjoyed the sunsetting sky. (However, bring a sweater or shawl as it can be breezy outside the wind break, even with the heat towers.) Waiter (Bob) was most courteous,... More

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Camarillo, CA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The restaurant was busy during our visit, but the service was not lacking in any way. We enjoyed the tasty smoked trout ($5) and a Ceasar salad before our entrees. While some entrees are pricey, there are several small plates offered at reasonable prices. The mussels in a tomato broth with eggplant fries ($15) were outstanding. My husband's entrée, Sea... More

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Venice, Italy
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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