The rustic cabin invites you in, the eclectic aroma of herbs and spices greets you at the door and the cozy interior envelopes you in warmth at Soule Domain. The soft lighting and natural wood of the log cabin contrasts with the diverse art and artifacts to provide a romantic backdrop for this elegant restaurant, hidden behind the Tahoe Biltmore.
The Soule Domain, a Zagat-rated North Lake Tahoe institution for more than 20 years, is a locals favorite, and oft recommended to out-of-towners looking for a special place to take a date. The convivial atmosphere, set by Steve Soule, brother of the Chef Charlie Soule, white tablecloths bedecked with flowers even in the dead of winter assures a warm welcome and a touch of class.
The menu meanders around the world, as Chef Charlie started out with a focus on France, but got sidetracked by the luscious flavors of Mexico and Asia, incorporating different dishes into the wide ranging menu. Curried cashew chicken sits next to duck with orange, raspberry and Grand Marnier, and shrimp sautéed with pasilla peppers and cilantro, on the menu.
On a recent visit, Steve socialized with the guests, greeting each group as they stepped over the threshold, and checking in with them as their meal progressed. Though the restaurant was quite busy Steve found a moment to step from behind the sizzling grill to visit with patrons and inquire about how they were enjoying their meal, which was universally positive.
Our meals, consisting of fresh shrimp and scallop linguini and tender venison, were savory and delectable. Halibut, on the specials-of-the-day menu, was smothered with a sauce rich with the tropical flavors of mango and papaya. Portions were generous so we finished with a simple dish of vanilla ice cream.
Soule Domain is a romantic place to take someone special, whether it’s a first date, or 50 years worth of dates. The Soule brothers work seamlessly together to provide a first rate experience, from the eclectic dishes to the personalized service.
9983 Cove St.
Brockway, CA 96143
From Tahoe City take North Lake Blvd north, past Carnelian Bay and King’s Beach until just before Stateline (about 10 miles), or from Truckee take Hwy 267, turn left on North Lake Blvd.
- Turn left on Islet St.
- Turn right on Cove St.
- Arrive at 9983 Cove St.