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) 526-3807
  • 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 WinnerMost Booked
Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
100 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (59)notable wine list (55)fit for foodies (53)neighborhood gem (39)great for outdoor dining (36)romantic (34)good for groups (27)vibrant bar scene (14)hot spot (11)late-night find (4)scenic view (4)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Food was excellent, staff was attentive and I appreciated the chef stopping by the table The sommelier chose an excellent bottle of wine for us
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    My husband and I went to Wolfgang's for our 15 year wedding anniversary. The quality of the food and service surpassed my expectations. We had a wonderful dinner and an excellent bottle of wine. I had the duck special and my husband had the venison. Both dishes were excellent. The wine was a 2000 Silver Oak Cabernet. We were seated in the back room which had a nice ambiance. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a great Birthday dinner.
    corvet
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Enjoyed Wolfgang stopping by the table. Thanks for a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great night
    Bowmore1VIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We were celebrating a friend's 65th birthday with a party of 6 at my fav Highlands restaurant. I was so happy when we arrived and were led to the "wine room" in the back of the restaurant. It is one of the most inviting, cozy special rooms for dining I've ever seen. As always, we had fantastic food and service, and the sommelier is the bomb....she even remembered the wine she selected for us over a year ago for my 60th birthday! There may be higher profile restaurants in town, but none for a better overall experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extensive wine list
    DiKenn
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The food was absolutely incredible. We ordered Chateaubriand for two. It was center cut tenderloin which was so tender and cooked to perfection. With recommendation from our waitress we order an excellent bottle of wine to accompany the meal. The service was great and the ambiance perfect. This is a must if you are visiting Highlands.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Place!
    GoBama
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Service was great and friendly. Enjoyed drinks after a long day of shopping and dinner after drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very enjoyable evening
    BillandGisela
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We truly enjoyed our evening at Wolfgang's, and the food was absolutely excellent. I started out with a delicious stuffed portobello mushroom, followed by a flavorful perfectly seasoned bean soup, fillet shishkebab with grilled meat and vegetables and mashed potatoes, and my husband had what he called the best Schnitzel ever, crisp and perfectly done. The waitress was very attentive and pleasant, and we loved the the truly excellent food and service. The atmosphere was great also, warm and mellow and very cozy. Will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wolfgang's a Winner
    carolina47
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Enjoyed Wolfgang's tremendously despite unseasonably cold weather in Highlands on November 1. Thank God for the fire in the dining room fireplace. Dinner was delicious: excellent onion soup for both of us, & a delicious steak/vegetable kabobs special for me & a cajun shrimp entree that my husband loved. Our server was both pleasant & professional, making our dining experience an altogether memorable one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • poor quality
    Buster05
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Made reservations several weeks prior to the 11/1/2014 visit. Requested lower level fireplace seating. arrived to a clueless receptionist. After seated, waitress was not concerned about greeting or serving, Food was Schnitzel. It arrived dry and burnt. I have been coming to Wolfgangs for years. Worst service and food I have ever received. Seems like quality is going down,
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OUTSTANDING!!!!!!
    Patty
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Our first time to Highlands, NC and Wolfgang's! We dined on Halloween night and it was spooktacular! Our dining experience was outstanding. The staff was fun, attentive and very helpful in recommendations of food and wine. Everything was cooked to perfection and the wine suggestions were excellent. Thank you for a wonderful evening! We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long time Favorite!
    BiBi
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We wouldn't think of coming to Highlands, which we have been doing for many years, without eating, at least once, at Wolfgang's!. Food is a bit pricy and servings can be rather snall, but reliably GOOD food! Friendly atmosphere with very good, polite service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food excellent!
    HeightsGuy
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Loved this place. Celebrated our anniversary here and we were not disappointed. If I lived in the area this would be a regular spot to celebrate a special occasion. I gave it four stars out of five simply because the dessert wasn't that great. The Apple strudel, supposedly from Wolfgang's mother's recipe, was fairly bland and mushy. When we return to the restaurant will try a different dessert and I'm sure it will be better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wolfgang's simply amazing!!!!
    diningdiva
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Wolfgang's is an amazing place to eat! We love that you have a choice to eat in the bistro or have a dinner in the fine dining room. The food was impeccable, I am no food critic, but the food was done to perfection, right down to perfect showmanship on the plate. Almost too pretty to eat! The ambiance is amazing with candlelight and fireplace and a beautiful little garden. The service was perfection, our every need was met with very pleasant waitstaff. The wine list was impeccable as well. We would thoroughly suggest Wolfgang's to all of our friends! Thank you for a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect
    celebratingwithfood
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We went to celebrate my husband's birthday and our anniversary (Oct 19th and 20th). The food was amazing, wine was wonderful. The complimentary desserts were out of this world. Chef came out to visit every table. Our server was spot on and had a great sense of humor. We rarely leave a restaurant being made to feel like family - that is exactly how we left Wolfgang's feeling, like family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    TAB2TAB
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The reason we love Wolfgang's
    NanaandPops
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    My husband and I used to always go to the Log Cabin restaurant when we came to town and loved it. Once they closed we thought we would give Wolfgang's a try. Although we were sorry to see that the Log Cabin restaurant closed, it actually ended up to be to our good fortune. We absolutely love everything about Wolfgang's! From the great food, great service, to the ambiance, as well as, the great views. Also, we usually stay in lodging that is within walking distance to Wolfgang's which is so nice and convenient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.