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 WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
112 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (58)great for outdoor dining (55)fit for foodies (53)notable wine list (51)neighborhood gem (42)romantic (40)good for groups (27)vibrant bar scene (15)hot spot (11)great for brunch (9)great for lunch (7)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (4)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • 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
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
  • Highlands dining
    Visitevrysumer
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The food was excellent - service very slow - ignored after being seated x 30 min on a Wed night - special nite with brother and his wife dampened by poor service
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect call for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Wolfgang's is the one restaurant large enough to satisfy any dining experience. Romantic table for two in the original dining area. The pavilion or deck are suitable for groups of any size. The wine bistro is a fabulous spot with great energy-small plates, ideal for a casual gathering after a day of shopping or golfing. We started with the Kale salad, loaded with mixed greens, walnuts, diced sweet potato with a raspberry chipotle sauce. We shared the trio of lamb chops, they're so delicious and tender neither one of us wanted to share. Aaron our server was informative with the menu. My entree was the pan seered red snapper topped with crab, lobster, and shrimp. It was cooked perfectly. I would highly recommend, Wolfgang's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mountainlover123
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The chef came by & we appreciated that special attention. Lobster bisque incredible as usual !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • A Special Place in Highlands
    hosephVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Outstanding service by our wait person Marie. We had the lobster bisque, wiener schnitzel, trout oscar, ny strip, caramel cream and crab louis and dishes were superb. We will return and make the restaurant a regular stop on our visits to Highlands.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Encompassing delightful experience
    morningglory
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    It was a truly pleasurable experience at Wolfgang's. There is something for everyone there...and you can experience a Bistro type area, the large dining room or as we did the outdoor area with waterfall and lovely greenery. Because we were "early" we even had a chat with Wolfgang!! We enjoyed a great bottle of wine recommended by the Wine Steward, lovely appetizers, delectable main courses, and of course decadent desserts. We truly celebrated!! And, our waiter made our time so very enjoyable... I would highly recommend Wolfgang's...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The service was outstanding and the food was great except for my wife's order of trout. It was over cooked and dry. I had the snapper and it was fabulous. We also had the escargot appetizer and it was remarkable. Except for the trout, it was a exceptional dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent again
    JEAC
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    It is a couple of years since we have been to Wolfgang's and it did not disappoint. A good varied menu, excellent tasty food and great service. It is nice to go to a restaurant that whilst busy you do not have to yell to be heard. Nice ambiance, has a buzz to it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just Perfect!
    Danny432
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We have been here before and it was just as great as we remembered. We started off in the bistro and sampled the salmon Pizza (cannot remember the real name of this dish but it was to die for). Our service was great and wine was perfectly paired. We hope to return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Quality Woofgang you are lacking
    Hilary
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Ok so the only pro was the host was super sweet. The food was not great my caprese salad had sub par cheese and prosciutto not to mention they brought out red wine vinegar instead of balsamic really? My crab cake was fair but gritty.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perhaps the best in Highlands
    Filehorse
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    There are several fine restaurants in Highlands, NC but Wolfgang's should be on anyone's "short list" for an excellent dining experience. The food is simply wonderful and the onion soup falls into the "best I've ever had" category. Chef Wolfgang's menu is varied and uniformly well prepared. I loved the Wiener Schnitzel on this trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So nice
    MrsjVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The manager went overboard ensuring that we had the best table, moved furniture etc. Terrific dinner . We'll be back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Highlander
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good restaurant
    bestchoice
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Wolfgang's has it all -- good food, wine, staff, and ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evening out
    Lea75
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Food and service were excellent. Good food consistently.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foomotz
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • July 4th dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food; kid-friendly
    HighlandsNC
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Staff were accommodating to our little ones. Food was delicious. Variety of choices. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tapas on the porch
    Sparky
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We frequent Wolfgang often, but this time had tapas on the porch. Very fast service. Courteous waitress. And.....wonderful food as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.