New Tahoe Vanderpump Restaurant Wolf Review

Wolf by Vanderpump Food and Drink Guide

Wolf by Vanderpump: A Stunning Dining Experience in Lake Tahoe

The highly anticipated opening of Wolf by Vanderpump at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe is creating a buzz, especially among Bravo fans. This latest restaurant, spearheaded by television icon and restaurateur Lisa Vanderpump, promises a dining experience like no other.

Ambiance and Atmosphere

As you step onto the lobby’s tile floor, you are transported into an incredibly beautiful locale.

The attention to detail at Wolf by Vanderpump is extraordinary, with touches like high-quality napkins stamped with the signature name Wolf, crystal-covered antlers, and unique design elements by design partner Nick Alain.

The spinning lighting fixtures and the stunning 47-foot marble bar make for epic visual statements.

The grand room is adorned with oversized white marble wolves, stone columns, and brass lamps, creating a luxurious yet inviting atmosphere.

Wolf by Vanderpump at Harvey's Lake Tahoe

Menu Highlights

What We Ordered:


  • The Famous Goat Cheese Balls
  • Ahi Tartare Tostadas
  • Little Gem Caesar
  • Wagyu Ragu
  • 8oz Wagyu & Truffle Fries
  • Wolf Cinnamon Roll — skip


  • Signature Sheep’s Clothing – delicious jalapeño honey and edible gold flakes
  • Vanderpump Frose
  • Big Bad Wolf – Absolute must for a full wolf experience 
  • 15-Year Glenfiddich

What We Skipped but Wanted:

  • Signature Wolf Bread: the wolf signature bread is supposed to be out of this world.
  • Prime Rib Sliders
  • Bourbon Chicken Wings
  • Heavenly Mac and Cheese
  • Ken’s Guinness Fish and Chips
  • Deep Dish S’mores
  • Pumptini – For a full Vanderpump Rules experience
  • Pumped Up Kicks
  • Bourbon and Chocolate Boozy Milkshake

Cocktail Overview

The extensive cocktail menu at Wolf by Vanderpump is a must-try. The Vanderpump Frose was my absolute favorite, showcasing the playful twist and signature Sheep’s Clothing cocktail, which features jalapeño vodka for a touch of spice. Other highlights include the Big Bad Wolf and the Bourbon and Chocolate Boozy Milkshake, perfect for those who enjoy bold statements in their drinks.

Big Bad Wolf and Sheep's Clothing Wolf by Vanderpump Harvey's Lake Tahoe
Big Bad Wolf Drink at Wolf by Vanderpump Harvey's Lake Tahoe
Gold flakes on Sheep's Clothing Wolf at Vanderpump
Sheep's Clothing Cocktail at Wolf by Vanderpump
Vanderpump Frose at Wolf by Vanderpump

Food Reviews

The Famous Goat Cheese Balls Ahi Tartare Tostadas Wolf by Vanderpump at Harvey's Lake Tahoe

Goat cheese balls 

The balls are cheesy, for sure, but they grew on us. And the honey drizzle was exceptional. 

Unless you hate goat cheese and adult mozzarella sticks, they are a must-order. 

Little Gem Caesar Wolf by Vanderpump Harvey's Lake Tahoe

Caesar Salad 

A Caesar was on the menu, meaning it was a must-try, and it did not disappoint. The dressing was rich in taste and creamy with great flavor.
It does come with whole anchovies on the side. 

Ahi Tartare Tostadas Wolf by Vanderpump at Harvey's Lake Tahoe


Delicious. And interesting. 
It has mango and pomegranate, and while it was delicious, I didn’t find it was a complimenting vibe with the restaurant. 
I would have preferred this sitting on a beach somewhere, but it was fresh and light with good flavor. 

Wagyu Ragu Wolf by Vanderpump Harvey's Lake Tahoe

Wagyu Ragu

Absolutely delicious and wish this could be a weekly night dinner. The noodles were not overdone and the sauce was perfect consistency. 

Wagyu Wolf by Vanderpump Harvey's Lake Tahoe

8oz Wagyu 

One of the best steaks weve had in town. The truffle fries were an interesting addition but they had wonderful flavor and were cooked to crispy perfection. 

Cinnamon Roll at Wolf by Vanderpump

Nobody talks about the Cinnamon Rolls

We didn’t love the cinnamon rolls, and now I know why. We found them too large and dry and nothing special. 
I had significantly higher hopes and wished we had gotten Cinnabon instead, which is also conveniently located inside the casino. 
Side note. We have heard other desserts are great, though.

Overall Experience

Make a reservation ahead of time through Open Table. We found this to be the easiest since their grand opening, the restaurant has a mad rush for dinner. 

You can always show up early, like when they open. There was a line at 3:40, and they opened at 4:00. The restaurant isn’t open “early” to talk to a hostess before 4:00. 

When we first arrived, the host asked if we wanted a tall table by the window or short, comfy chairs by the bar. 

For date night, pick short, comfy chairs for drinks or dinner out, sit by the window, and for a different experience, sit at one of the spots at the longest bar. 

Lets Talk Cost

Regarding cost, the drinks are where the expense comes in.

We found the food to be pretty in line with other food in the area and similar restaurants of this caliber. 

I didn’t find the service to be poor. We heard this in the community before we went and didn’t have this experience at all.

The service was in line with a more upscale dining experience. 

I always felt like there was food, drinks, and a clear, presentable table the entire time. 

There were multiple people throughout the night who checked on our table, in addition to our attentive waitress. 

Wolf by Vanderpump Attention to Detail

Now for the attention to detail at Wolf by Vanderpump. Guys, even the napkins are high quality and stamped with the signature name Wolf.

The cups and glasses used were absolutely wonderful to hold and look at. 

There were so many textures around, with crystal light fixtures and spinning chandeliers. 

Wolf by Vanderpump excels in the finer details. From the high-quality napkins to the stunning bar and cozy library, every aspect is meticulously curated. The lighting, which dims about an hour after opening, accentuates the atmosphere, so booking a reservation after 5:30/6:00 PM is advisable to experience the full ambiance.

Wolf Cocktail Napkin Wolf Restaurant by Lisa Vanderpump
Front Entrance at Wolf by Vanderpump Lake Tahoe Restaurants
Lounge Seating at Wolf by Vanderpump
Wolf by Vanderpump at Harvey's Lake Tahoe

Final Thoughts

For an extraordinary dining experience in Lake Tahoe, Wolf by Vanderpump is a must-visit. With its unique design, bold classic dishes, and stunning bar, it stands out as one of the best dining spots in the area. Whether you’re a fan of Vanderpump’s latest show or just looking for a fantastic meal, this restaurant delivers on all fronts.

There has been a huge presence online of Lisa Vanderpump and Gordon Ramsay right now, and they are in a restaurant competition, and I’m here for it. 

Hell’s Kitchen is right next door to Wolf by Vanderpump, and in Reno, the New Gordon Ramsay Fish and Chips Restaurant at the ROW is opening soon. 

Full Menu Wolf by Vanderpump

Full Menu at Wolf by Vanderpump
Wolf Lounge Menu at Wolf by Vanderpump
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Drinks and Desserts at Wolf by Vanderpump

Frequently Asked Questions About Wolf by Vanderpump

Who is Lisa Vanderpump?

Lisa Vanderpump was a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills television star who now produces are own Bravo shows, Restauranteur, and another amazing passion project for dogs and more.

Is Wolf by Vanderpump open in Tahoe?

Yes, Wolf by Vanderpump is open in Lake Tahoe. The restaurant, located within Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Hotel, is the latest venture by reality TV star Lisa Vanderpump and her husband Ken Todd. This highly anticipated dining spot offers an incredible experience with its unique design, bold classic dishes, and extensive cocktail menu.

Is Lisa Vanderpump opening a restaurant in Tahoe?

Lisa Vanderpump has already opened a restaurant in Tahoe. Wolf by Vanderpump, located at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Hotel, showcases her signature style and attention to detail. This restaurant, designed in collaboration with Nick Alain, features stunning bar decor, oversized white marble wolves, and an extensive food and cocktail menu.

How many restaurants do Lisa and Ken own?

Lisa Vanderpump and her husband, Ken Todd, own several restaurants, with Wolf by Vanderpump being their latest addition. Their portfolio includes well-known spots such as SUR, Villa Blanca, Pump, Tom Tom, and Vanderpump Cocktail Garden in Las Vegas. With the opening of Wolf by Vanderpump, they continue to expand their empire.

What is Wolf by Vanderpump?

Wolf by Vanderpump is the newest restaurant opened by Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd in Lake Tahoe. It combines luxurious decor with bold, classic dishes and an extensive cocktail menu. The restaurant features unique design elements, including crystal-covered antlers, spinning lighting fixtures, and a stunning 47-foot marble bar. The ambiance is further enhanced by high-quality details such as stamped napkins and sculptured wolf decanters.

Where is Wolf by Vanderpump Lake Tahoe?

Wolf by Vanderpump is located at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Hotel in Lake Tahoe. You can enter from the street corner on Lake Tahoe Blvd and Stateline Ave on the main Harvey’s Casino Floor. This new establishment offers an upscale dining experience with a menu that includes playful appetizers, hearty dishes, and a variety of signature cocktails. The restaurant’s design reflects the majestic beauty of Lake Tahoe, making it a must-visit destination for both locals and visitors.

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