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“Top notch resort dining” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Wolfdale's

Wolfdale's
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Ranked #8 of 54 Restaurants in Tahoe City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Grove St.
Mountain View, California
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409 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Top notch resort dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 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 service, to yield a very solid 4 star experience.
So far, this is the pick of the crop (by a nose, over the Rustic Lounge) for Lake Tahoe.
The halibut was superb, as was the Rib Eye special and the Thai Seafood Stew.
Very nice wine list ($$$).
The bocce court was a very classy way to spend the time waiting for our table!
Will return for any special occasion in the area!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Chicago
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48 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 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 have it again before the trip is over. My husband had lamb shank and said it was great. They have a lovely wine list - w had Merry Edwards Pinot which was great. Service was attentive but not irritating. This restaurant could hold up in major cities. Highly recommend.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank chichichicago
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San Francisco, California
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403 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Good Food, overpriced”
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 not attentive, so we had to ask for the check.

Summing it up: the entrees are too expensive for what you get. I expect more from my food when paying this much. Also, we were in a corner away from the outside, so we had no view, either.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Gailyn63
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Woodside, California, Usa
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Ummm Good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Great food, fun crowd, generous well drinks, warm atmosphere and don't miss the opportunity to sit outside.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Msbrandin
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california
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Yum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I was there Sunday with friends. Of course, the view of the lake is great. The atmosphere is warms and friendly and not at all stuffy. There is something on the menu for everyone.
Each of us ordered something different but, cocktails, wine, salads, small plates, sides, entrees - ALL perfection. Service was good. The sauce for the spring rolls was SO good, I ate the leftover sauce with the rolls. If you want extraordinary, this is the place.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank foreverart
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