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“Great Service, Great Food! Can't wait to go back!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wolfdale's

Wolfdale's
640 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
530-583-5700
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Ranked #5 of 54 Restaurants in Tahoe City
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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.
Santa Cruz, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great Service, Great Food! Can't wait to go back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

My husband and I have wondered about Wolfdale's for the past seven years but never quite got around to entering the restaurant until last Wednesday night. The exterior is unassuming and we both thought the restaurant would be a staid, dark place that my 80 year old parents might have loved. We were wrong!

We arrived without reservations on a slow weeknight at happy hour. The dining room was empty and the bar was small and cozy. We sat down in the bar area and were quickly and efficiently attended to by BP, the bartender. BP is a friendly, socially gifted, warm person who smoothly made us feel both welcome and as though we were regulars. After a long day, it was extremely pleasant to instantly feel so comfortable in this lovely restaurant.

My husband and I decided to share dishes. We started with a cheese platter, a green salad and a seafood bisque with our glasses of zinfandel. Before our Filet Mignon arrived, we were thinking of a red wine more appropriate for the steak. As we asked BP about red wines, he mentioned two suggestions and then brought them out so we could taste them and decide which to order. This was a lovely and unexpected touch! There may have been other people in the restaurant but it didn't feel that way. BP took such great care of us in such an effortless way that we felt spoiled without being smothered. Before his shift ended, BP introduced us to Linda who seamlessly took BP's place. We finished our meal with an order of white chocolate creme brulee - incredible!

The meal was pricey but the entire experience was so worth it.

In the summer, there is outside seating with a spectacular view of Lake Tahoe. We are looking forward to going back in the summer.

We'll be back and not soon enough! And by the way, my parents would love it too!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Elegant Asian accented American cuisine in the High Sierra”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

In the upper price range: $39 top entree for filet mignon but only $4 for an appetizer of marinated beets sprinkled with sesame. Wine glass: $9-14. Between appetizer and entree they serve a small cup of warm wonton soup -- nice touch.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

The service and atmosphere were great, and the food was fantastic! We highly recommend this restaurant. It was the best experience in the area.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great Dinner at beautiful Lake Tahoe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Loved our dinner at Wolfdale's on our trip in Feb. Beautiful art covered wall in an elegantly casual setting. Excellent fresh fish choices and wonderful starters. Loved the Poke cones and the Petrale sole! A spot locals love. I can see why....

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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69 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“I celebrated”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

The fact that I found my money clip. That would be the one I thought I lost while away from home.

I very much enjoyed my meal here. I took the hostesses recommendations and had the Asian salad and the seafood stew. The salad was fine, greens with a light Asian dressing. It was good but not extraordinary and, frankly, overpriced. The seafood stew was really good ($30)! I ate every bite and very much enjoyed it. They had a vanilla crème brûlée listed as a dessert. No brainer. Really really tasty. This was a good meal at a nice restaurant with very good service. I'd happily dine here again.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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