Family owned and operated since 1977, Adele's has set the standard for fine dining in Northern Nevada. While keeping its rich tradition of fabulous food alive, owners Charlie and Karen Abowd continue to bring new ideas and innovation to the table.
Adele's is located in one of the few remaining Second Empire-style buildings in Carson City. An historic landmark, the house was built in 1875 and owned by M.A. Murphy, a Nevada Attorney General and Supreme Court Justice. That era has been preserved in the restaurant's interior, which has the gracious feel of a Victorian parlor. Rooms in the home are decorated with Victorian-style furnishings, creating cozy nooks for intimate dining.
With a focus on organic, sustainable and local ingredients, Adele’s offers a varied menu of fresh seafood, steaks and pasta. Chef Charlie’s love of fresh seafood is evident on his menus, which regularly feature creative dishes based on the best seafood available. A variety of other dishes, such as ahi tuna, duck and lamb, frequent the legendary Daily Specials menus.
More casual dining is offered in the lounge, with its antique bar and overstuffed furniture. The lounge menu features crispy thin crust pizzas, fresh salads and a wide selection of innovative appetizers, which can be enjoyed in the bar or outside on the veranda.
Adele’s also offers an award winning wine list. The extensive list, which has been honored by Wine Spectator magazine, includes more than 400 choices. You’ll find great wines from both large and small boutique wineries.
Charlie Abowd's culinary skills are known well beyond Carson City. He was invited to cook at the legendary James Beard House in New York City, a huge honor. The restaurant is also a winner of the prestigious DiRona Award.
Adele’s hosts music and art events year round. Charlie and Karen are longtime community supporters and believe the restaurant should play an active role in the local arts community.