The Soule Domain

9983 Cove St.
Brockway, CA 96143
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Discover creative American dining in an elegant Tahoe log cabin. Chef/owner Charlie Soule's upscale, intimate restaurant deliciously combines style and romance in the cozy dining room managed by brother Steve Soule since 1985. A lifetime resident of Lake Tahoe, Charlie Soule has faced the odds to follow his dream of providing a distinctive fine dining experience in his hometown. After graduating from North Lake Tahoe High School, Charlie embarked upon his culinary journey, washing dishes and making salads in Tahoe City and cut his teeth in various upscale eateries in the area. Charlie left Tahoe due to the brief distraction of attending college. He soon realized that Tahoe's beaches and ski slopes were calling him home, and cooking was his ticket back.

Soule uses natural, free range, and organic meats and poultry whenever possible, plus local, seasonal produce and only the highest quality of ingredients in his dishes, which are prepared with love and respect. His passionate culinary skills create twists to traditional dishes, infusing them with influences from around the globe.

Charlie explains his business model succinctly: "I want my guests to walk away feeling like they had a complete experience—full of good food at a good price, having had a good time."

Perhaps that is why the Soule Domain has been voted the "Best Place to Take a Date" by the North Tahoe Truckee Action Guide for 15 years running. Warm and cozy with a fire burning in the winter, open and airy with the Dutch door ajar and ceiling fans lazily spinning in the summer, modern ambient music playing as an aural backdrop … an evening at the Soule with that special someone is always romantic. The lighting is subdued, but not dark. The fresh flowers on each table are an elegant accent. Steve is a wizard at helping you to decide on the perfect wine from the restaurant's surprisingly extensive fine wine list, and the servers have an uncanny ability to sense when they're needed and when you'd like to be left alone with your date.

The log cabin is small and charming, but inside, it doesn't feel stuffy. With exposed rafters under a high roof, there is a feeling of spaciousness combined with the intimacy of the cabin's size. The decor is plain and understated, yet distinctive. Soule family artifacts and heirlooms are everywhere. A different local artist is shown seasonally at the Soule Domain; John Randall is currently showing his oil, water color landscapes and wildlife. It all creates an alluring atmosphere which complements the excellent food and service.

The essence of what the Soule Domain is about is the nightly endeavor of transcending the ordinary to make the taste buds sing, to make the heart happy, and to make customers friends. After 27 years of rising to this challenge and meeting it with self-assured deftness, it appears that Charlie has proven that his uncle and founding partner knew a sure thing when he saw it.


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