Wolf in the Fog

Wolf in the Fog is arguably one of the best restaurant options in Tofino. Known for its commitment to locally sourced ingredients and a menu that reflects the essence of the Pacific Northwest, it is a must-visit for those seeking an exceptional food experience. Each year for the few days we're in Tofino, we usually eat here at least twice for dinner. The cocktails here are innovative and on point, as is the wine list. Reservations weeks in advance are highly recommended, especially if you're visiting during the peak summer season or during holidays.

The ambiance at Wolf in the Fog is a harmonious marriage of rustic coastal elegance and contemporary flair. The warm, inviting interior features wooden accents and nautical elements, creating an atmosphere that is both laid-back and sophisticated. The restaurant’s large windows allow patrons to soak in breathtaking views of the surrounding natural beauty, enhancing the overall dining experience.

Based upon the season, seating is available both upstairs (which includes an outdoor patio, covered in winter) and downstairs as well.  Each floor has its own full bar.  Seating is open and spacious, including a communal table and a few seating areas for parties larger than four.

The staff at Wolf in the Fog epitomizes hospitality, providing attentive and knowledgeable service. From the moment you step through the door, you are greeted with a genuine warmth that sets the tone for a memorable dining experience. Servers are well-versed in the menu, offering recommendations and insights into the locally inspired dishes.

Culinary Delights: The menu at Wolf in the Fog is a celebration of the region’s bounty, with a focus on fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced ingredients. Dishes are a creative fusion of traditional and modern culinary techniques, resulting in a symphony of flavors that delight the palate.

  1. Starters:
    • Begin your culinary journey with innovative starters such as the Dungeness Crab Toast or the locally foraged Wild Mushroom Risotto. Each dish showcases the chef’s commitment to quality and creativity.
  2. Mains:
    • The mains at Wolf in the Fog are a testament to the chef’s skill in transforming local ingredients into culinary masterpieces. The Grilled Pacific Octopus is a standout, perfectly cooked and complemented by vibrant accompaniments. Seafood lovers will revel in the freshness of the daily catch.
  3. Desserts:
    • Conclude your meal on a sweet note with decadent desserts like the Salted Caramel Budino or the Chocolate Ganache Tart. The desserts strike a perfect balance, providing a delightful conclusion to the dining experience.

Beverage Selection: The restaurant boasts an extensive wine list featuring local and international selections, curated to complement the diverse flavors of the menu. Additionally, the craft cocktail offerings showcase a commitment to mixology, with unique concoctions that enhance the overall dining experience.