Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro
Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro

Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.wolfgangs.net/
  • Phone: 828-526-3807x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open:

    June - October open 7 days a week.



    Serving Dinner From 5:30 P.M.



    Bistro Opens at 4:00 P.M.



    Small Plates serving wine, beer and full bar.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Wolfgang Green
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer three private dining room options, seating from 10 ,20 and 40 people and up.For weddings, rehersals and parties under 220 people the whole restaurant can be taken.Visit Our Wedding, Receptions
    & Private Party Web Site www.highlandswedding.net
  • Private Party Contact: Mindy Green 828-526-3807x
  • Special Events: In season we do wine dinners. October we will have two beer dinners. Highlands will be doing there third annual Culinary event in November. To see all the dates visit www.wolfgangs.net.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South 5th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro
Internationally recognized Chef Wolfgang invites you to dine in his garden pavilion or by the fireside in a historic home. Recipient of the Wine Spectator's "Best of Award of Excellence" for the past years, our wine list features over 1000 wines. Eclectic Contemporary American Cuisine with a New Orleans flair, Seafood and Steaks. Nestled amongst the rhododendrons on the historic main street of Highlands. “Our State” magazine named Wolfgang’s Restaurant &
Wine Bistro the place you must eat in Macon County,.
Featured in Southern Living, Southern Accents, WNC Magazine, and Outside Magazine.
Chef Wolfgang Green was the Executive Chef for the Brennan Family of Commander's Palace.
Elected Member of Academy of Chefs
Certified Executive Chef
Member Texas Culinary Olympic Team
Voted Jamaican and Texas Chef of the Year
Chaine des Rotisseurs
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
116 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (58)notable wine list (58)fit for foodies (56)great for outdoor dining (54)neighborhood gem (40)romantic (36)good for groups (27)vibrant bar scene (15)hot spot (11)great for brunch (6)scenic view (4)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (4)Show More
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Probably my last visit to Wolfgang's. I went with a party of 6. The room was chilly and getting a little colder in the evening outside. My regret is that I didn't send my food back as it was cold. I know the restaurant would have re-heated it or cooked it again, but at these now over-inflated prices and tiny portions, Wolfgang's should have got it right the first time. One of my guests asked for hotter vegetables as hers were cold. I had venison and it was ok but nothing special for $38, cold veg and the potato rosti of spinach and goat cheese was a small triangle on the side. Had this dish been on a smaller plate, it would have been great as an apetizer (hopefully served hot). The server got one dish wrong too. Totally disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oversalted and lacked effort
    AlWat1
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The venison was very disappointing; Frankly I can do better at home, certainly no worse. The portion was small and it lacked taste. It was a terrible investment for $38. The kale salad presented no effort from the kitchen, no preparation at all. Lastly the grilled shrimp was very, very salty.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The matre'd was gracious and so helpful. Such a great gentleman.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Coninues to Deliver
    hosephVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Eat there every time we are in Highlands. The food is always prepared equal to or above expectations. Bistro opens at 4:30, casual dining. Dining room opens at six, different menu, but you may order off the bistro menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wolfgang's does it again
    Bowmore1VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Once again Wolfgang's served up a fantastic meal! I brought an old friend who had never dined there and she said it was the best Wienerscnitzel she had ever eatern. I had my usual veal dish that was simply the tops. The wine list is wonderful and the staff is very helpful and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wolfgang's Restaurant in Highlands
    DoubleBo
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Delicious food, broad selection of fine wines, excellent service. Wolfgang placed our party of 12 in a beautiful wine room with a round table that sat 12. The service was incredible, served ladies first, from the proper side, etc. Additionally everything was timed excellent. Our fine wine was poured into a carafe so it could breathe. We had wine, cocktails, appetizers, salads, dinner, dessert and after dinner drinks. Every course was delicious and served at the appropriate temperature. Our server was very attentive and she had assistance to make sure our glasses were full and our dishes removed at the right time. We have quite a picky group who frequents fine dining venues often; everyone was complimentary of our experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Not up to expectations due to poor service, atmosphere and food. It had a so so vibe - flat:( Friends visiting Highlands this weekend and told them NOT to eat at Wolfgang's Restaurant. Lacking energy and creativity.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    Bluesky
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Celebrated our daughter's birthday at Wolfgang's and it was a wonderful evening filled with delicious food, great service, and visits from the Chef and other staff wishing her a Happy Birthday. A big "Thank You" to everyone at Wolfgang's for a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Wolfgang's special veal is still outstanding. Food was great. Waitress was a little less than warm. Coffee for dessert course was not hot. Another patron took our umbrella on the way out but overall all still a very good experience. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Enjoyed a great meal here. Knowledgeable staff. Terrific Manhattans! Quality ingredients and flavor. We enjoyed sitting in the Bistro and ordering from the Bistro small plates menu. Finished it off with a nice port. I will be back next time I'm in Highlands.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Satisfied
    NiceGuy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Good food, great service. I will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with family members
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    My sister who at one time owned a restaurant in Orlando treated son in law and myself to an outstanding dinner at Wolfgangs. There were nothing but compliments!!! From a rather severe critic. Food excellent. Service notable. Superb experience!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • # 1 Restuarant in Highlands
    john
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We dine at Wolfgang's each visit to Highlands. The food is expertly prepared every time, without exception. The wine list is extensive and the service excellent. Do not miss this restaurant. Be sure to make a reservation as it is very busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Osugirl
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Bring a wool coat or sit outside! The indoor seating is freezing!!! When we asked to be moved they put us in a way back room that smelled moldy. I expected better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grat for Dogs
    fred
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a dinner reservation for the dining room, but the rainy weather outside had cleared up and we wanted to take our dog with us. The management cleaned of the tables on their outdoor patio for us, and we had a delightful meal from their bistro menu. The food and service was great, and of course, out dog was a hit with all of the staff and other diners passing the patio on their way to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2dine
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The food was outstanding, the people there are friendly and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jamber
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Consistently good. Large portions and great wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had dinner there Labor Day weekend. They first put us at a table near the door. They were not completely full, but I knew they had lots of reservations. We asked to be moved outside and they were most accommodating. After a few minutes they found a table and moved us out. The service was great. Food was also very good. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memorable Meal
    Gina
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was incredible. The atmosphere was perfect. Service was very good. It was an evening we will long remember. We will return when we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service needs help
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was good but the service was lacking. Long waits for all courses and they weren't that busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a delicious experience
    dltwings
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The Bavarian Sampler and Mountain Trout were fantastic. We had orderd a Caeser Salad and were wondering what was taking so long. All of a sudden the entrees arrived - the salad was forgotten (somehow). Other than that, a great experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find in Highlands!!!!!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My husband and I dined at Wolgangs for his birthday. He had trout and i had shortribs, both were outstanding!! Service was spot and made his birthday the best ever!! If your in Highlands we recommend you eat here first!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Only game in town.. now I know why
    droflove
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    After searching Open Table, this was the only restaurant that had an open reservation... So we went. The service was somewhat slow, the food was mediocre and the check was big.. The wine was good.
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  • Delicious
    SLynn
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great dining atmosphere. Intimate, quiet, great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I made reservations for 6:45 a week in advance. And we were seated in the main dining area next to the waitress station, talk about clanging dishes-glasses and loud! It's not like we just should up and it was not extremely busy we should have been seated at a better location.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always on our list
    Newport
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We again enjoyed another marvelous evening with friends at Wolfgang's . Everything was terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly overrated
    Westswon
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This felt like Applebee's. A wooden room, no finesse to it. The trout oscar had been prepared well in advance with a coating of bland flour and baked. The Caesar salad was whole pieces of romaine, one anchovie on the side and a thin dressing drizzled around. Store bought rolls.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seating
    JayCee
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had made reservations for four; before arrival we found out that two of our party could not come because of illness. We informed the person at the door (he seemed to be a manager) and he seated us at a small table for two near the door. He seemed gruff and was not gracious in handling the change. Shortly afterwards we noticed that there were several tables that seated four people with just two people sittng there. This situation did not change while we had our meal. This seems unfair. The appetizer was good but the entree was average. We give a three star because of the reception and seating.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mikeylikesit
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This Highland's gem continues to be a must visit stop when we are in the area. The food is always perfect and the service first rate. A varied menu always provides many temptations but I would go just for the Bavarian Sampler.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner!
    Klovemydog
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    There were 6 of us having dinner there on August 11. Everything was delicious! The service was great and the atmosphere was very pleasant. It was not noisy, but lively enough. I look forward to eating there again next time we are in Highlands.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Highly professional and ambience rate outstanding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great food and atmosphere and good location. Service was very pleasant but a little slow. When we asked for more time to review the menu we thought we had been forgotton. Looking forward to dining here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Absolutely outstanding as always - over the past 13 years!! We go four or five times a year.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hoping for better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Wide ranging menu of mostly continental dishes with some southern flair. Started with 2 martinis which were very good. We had a good blue cheese wedge salad. Trout meunière was very large portion and overcooked and thus dry. One short rib with potatoes and collard greens was also a very large portion. Tasted good but heavy and more of a winter dish. Layout of place is odd with many connected rooms. Felt like we were in Siberia. While our server aimed to please the layout impacted service as the server was working more than one room. Overall it was ok , but nothing really memorable either . They could do better with a smaller tighter focused menu with greater focus on food quality than quantity.
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  • Well run German restaurant
    pambaugh
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    While the food is terrific, prepared very well...and the ambience is clean and inviting, the service at Wolfgang's is the most memorable. Friendly, caring, responsive, professional, this is a well-run restaurant that serves up delectable specials (get their fresh fish of the day). Portions are huge.
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  • Great Experience
    Buddies
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Thank you for giving 4 ladies a wonderful night out at Wolfgang's! Food was great and memories were made.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Colonel
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We chose Wolfgang's for our 30th wedding anniversary dinner, and it tuned out to be a great decision. My wife had a generous beef filet and I enjoyed beef short rib. We did not anticipate such a generous portion, but both of us requested a take home box. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal. we mentioned that it was a special anniversary and the restaurant owner brought us a glass of Champaign and free dessert. they really knew how to make us feel special on a special day. we will be sure to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    My wife and I were experiencing our first visit to the Highlands. Wolfgang's was by far our best dining experience. We met the owners who were very welcoming and hospitable. The most friendly and best food we had in the Highlands.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem in the Mountains
    foodie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My husband and I went to Highlands NC for the first time and chose this resturant based on the reviews. It was fabulous, the chef accomodated our "no Butter" requests beautifully with no loss of flavor.. He came out to greet us and to check on our meal a nice change from other resturants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LesParksopinion
    mountaintroutman
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Wonderful experience both food and service. We have eaten at this restaurant for over 30 years. We visited the restaurant when it was Hildegard's.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate