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Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro
Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro
  • Address:
    474 Main Street
    Highlands, NC 28741
    Highlands / Sapphire
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro Details

  • 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: Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
  • 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) 526-3807
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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 WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "The manager went overboard ensuring that we had the best table, moved furniture etc. Terrific dinner . We'll be back"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We love the Highlands and were looking forward to trying restaurant however, the service was so slow (even for a beverage)and we left before dinner."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "My friend and I had great service from Robert while we enjoyed the bistro this past Tuesday night. Thank you for a most enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Wolfgang's has it all -- good food, wine, staff, and ambience."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Food and service were excellent. Good food consistently."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Wolfgangs, the food was very good and nice proportions. The waitress was very prompt, friendly and helpful. We would definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Weiner schnitzel, grouper special, shrimp and grits, trout. They were all delicious and very well prepared. Sara Diana was our server. Adorable and very attentive to our needs."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Staff were accommodating to our little ones. Food was delicious. Variety of choices. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We frequent Wolfgang often, but this time had tapas on the porch. Very fast service. Courteous waitress. And.....wonderful food as usual."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "AAAAA++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Appetizers of crab cakes and cerviche were delicious. All three of us had the trout with dill sauce. Fish was fresh tasting and cooked well. Sauce was skimpy, but more was brought on request. Waitress was new and was unfamiliar with menu items. Dessert was very slow coming. Dessert coffee was tepid and undrinkable, but was removed from bill. We were not given boxed leftover food we requested. In spite of that, it is my favorite restaurant and we will return. Food quality is consistent and very good. Wine is expensive. ( $16 for a glass of house Cabernet. )"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Fantastic Food. We arrived a few moments early and were immediately seated and enjoyed our dinner. Also, try the apple strudel a la mode."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "A fun evening. Annalise was so helpful. Wait staff courteous and attentive. Cannot wait to return"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The wine and food selections are very diverse and those of us who eat more traditional fare have much to choose from. Service is attentive, but don't try to "eat and run" as the whole point is to digest and enjoy the meal. The entire staff made a fuss over my wife as it was her birthday. The one, and only, drawback is the noise level; with a full dining room, it is hard to carry on a quiet conversation - don't know how they can remedy this without destroying the interior."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Specials were absolutely delicious. Nice touch that Chef Wolfgang himself comes around to your table. Seated outside, which was very relaxing and just lovely. Service was perfect, food delicious in a very nice atmosphere. Definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We sat outside on their covered back patio adjacent to lovely fountain. We stopped by earlier in the day and they let us pick out our table. Our dinner was one of the highlights of our visit to Highlands, NC."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "As always, it is a very good place for dinner. Nice selection of entrees and beautifully presented. A little noisy, but not too bad. (We could still hear each other.)"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We love to visit Wolfgang's every time we visit Highlands. It is one of our favorite date night spots. The food is excellent, including Bavarian/Austrian specialties that are authentic and delicious; the service impeccable ; and the bar/wine list is impressive. Thank you for a lovely experience as always!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I had booked our reservation for a Bachelorette Dinner and they put us in a nice section in a private area without us having to ask. We felt special and we were able to get a little "rowdy" without fear of disturbing other guests. Wait staff was super efficient, his name was Da Vinci and he took special care of us! Food was phenominal......have been before but this was a very special night and everything was perfect! Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had a great experience Wolfgang's. Excellent service and extensive wine list with prices for any range. The short ribs with collard greens were outstanding."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My husband and I had a wonderful evening meal on the back patio on a cool mountain night. Our food only added to a great overall experience, Service was great and the staff was friendly and accommodating . A great way to celebrate our 50th anniversary. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The veal and crawfish was quite possibly the best meal I've ever had."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We went to Wolfgang's for Mothers Day brunch. The food was top notch. I recommend the filet mignon benedict! The chef came to Highlands from Commander's Palace in New Orleans, a highly acclaimed NOLA institution. Two thumbs up on both the food and the service!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "One of the most enjoyable evenings. The dinner was suburb! What a wonderful anniversary!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "The food and service was AWESOME! Thanks for everything! Robbie, thank you again for service and help!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Wolfgang's is always consistent with good food and ambiance. Eating on Easter Sunday was not the best way to visit them.... but the experience was good! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Very nice Easter brunch. Varied menu with very friendly staff. The restaurant was busy but kept an ambiance of ease and informality. Various dining rooms offer considerable variety. Price is very reasonable for a 3-course holiday meal. Not to be missed. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "we were seated right away and water was served, but then no waiter came to take our beverage order. after fifteen minutes, I had to stop a waiter in his tracks and ask him to assist us. after that, he took us on and was very attentive. the food was above average. I had the duck breast and my wife had crab cakes. over all, it was a good experience."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We loved the rustic comfortable décor in this landmark restaurant. Personal attention from Chef Wolfgang only added to the experience. From appetizers to dessert everyone enjoyed each morsel. Perfectly prepared escargot, amazing trout Oscar, Pecan crusted shrimp & crab cake along with signature apple strudel were highlights of the evening. A word of caution. This restaurant has two front dining rooms. At the back of the second room is a door to a walkway to additional dining rooms & the kitchen. We were seated close to this door (on cold & rainy evening) which has constant in & out traffic. The door was often left open; we frequently had to get up & close it. Absolutely go enjoy the amazing food, just don't sit near the back door. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We had a glass of wine at the small bar and conversed with the nice barrtender before seating. We were given a chance to set in the Historic section vs the one right in front with small children. We accepted and the noise level was perfect. We were greeted by the chef and our server was prompt and pleasant. My NY Strip was just average and my wife had the short beef ribs that were tough and dry. The worst part of the evening was the dramatic/old movie score music that was playing. By the time we left we were both depressed!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The best food and service we experienced over our long weekend in Highlands!! very attentive."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The food was excellent and we felt as very welcomed guests. Wolfgang even stopped by to greet us. Spectacular evening!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "My wife ordered the crab cake and shrimp which was amazing! I ordered the special of the day spaghetti and meatballs which was mediocre. The biggest meatballs I've ever seen, but they didn't have much flavor. They never let your water glass get half empty. Great service! Overall a nice dinner. I expected my meal to be slightly better when paying $80 for dinner. As long as you stick with the crab cake and shrimp it should be worth it."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We ate dinner here over the weekend and loved it. The service was excellent. They did not hoover over us to the point of being annoying but we never lacked anything. The food was tasty and the presentation was beautiful. The manager, Robby, greeted us at the door and he was a joy. You can tell when people really enjoy what they do. We had a great wine served with our meal, suggested to us by Anna Lisa. This is our favorite new restaurant."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Two of my children were in town and we were able to share a delicious meal at Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro. This was not my first time dining in the restaurant, but one of my favorites! From the moment we stepped into the restaurant we were welcomed and sat at the most perfect table next to the fire place. The staff was very attentive and the food was simply delicious! My son had the Bass on special and let us all try a piece. The flavors were superb and it was served so beautifully. Our entire meal was perfect. It was such a treat for us to get together and have a nice evening out together and enjoy great company with a beautiful setting around us. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We came for our Anniversary and so glad we did. We arrived early so we sat in the Bistro, and had apps and drinks while we socialized with a lively group of ,seemingly, frequent guests. We moved into the dining room and slowed the pace down a little. My husband loves a good steak and this one was perfect. I had the lavender Salmon. Our entire meal was wonderful. I cannot say enough about this restaurant. We will return."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We were recommended to Wolfgangs and cancelled our reservation at Madison's at the Old Edwards Inn where we were staying. We were brought to the very back dining area which had zero ambiance and felt " put in a corner". The crab cake was bready and way too fishy. The steak was just a steak and nothing to brag about. Service was friendly but not amazing. We had a 7:30 reservation and we were the last to leave about 9:30. For about the last 30 minutes, even the music was turned off which didn't help since ambiance was lacking! The front of the place appears warmer and a little more charming, yet we had no idea what we were being lead to. We ate lunch the next day at Madison's and agree we would have enjoyed dinner there much more."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed the entire meal from beginning to end. The wine suggested was excellent. Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Our party of six had a great evening @ Wolfgangs. Very good food and really good affordable wine options. Worth the money!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had asked for a table by the fireplace. We were about 15 minutes late arriving so we had given up on that, however upon learning of our arrival the manager came and lead us to one of the best tables in the house. It was in the downstairs seating area right by the fire. The food was amazing. We started with escargot and it was simply the best we've ever had. Both of our entrees were perfect. The staff was friendly and the service could not have been better. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to others looking for a wonderful evening in Highlands. Can't wait to go back in the summer and check out the outdoor seating."
    Dined on 3/8/2014