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Madison's, Highlands, NC

Madison's

4.8
4.8
1502 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southern
A Wine Spectator award-winning restaurant since 2005 with “Best of“ awards since 2008, Madison's wine list features an extensive wine cellar. Madison’s sommeliers help with selections. The Private Wine Cellar offers an intimate dining setting for up to 12 guests. There is a $40 corkage fee.

Breakfast is served on a first come first serve basis for hotel guests and members only.

We welcome all for lunch and dinner and strongly encourage reservations. No-shows or cancellations less than 24 hours in advance will be subject to a charge of $25 per person.

Reservations are for inside Madison's restaurant only. Seating outdoors in the Wine Garden is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Custom celebration cakes may be ordered for the table. 24 hours notice is required. Prices range from $64 to $132. This does not apply to wedding/elopement cakes. Outside cakes may be served for a $35 cakeage fee.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Contemporary American, Contemporary French

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 787-2525

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chris Huerta

  • Private party facilities

    The Wine Room is the perfect place for a special dinner for 8 to 12 guests. The Wine Room is an actual wine cellar and has an old world charm where you will dine by candlelight in this elegant venue surrounded by some of the world’s best vintages. For reservations please contact us.

  • Private party contact

    Group Sales: (828) 787-2525

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands / Sapphire

  • Cross street

    4th Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Entertainment

    Live music in the Hummingbird Lounge on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6 pm to 10 pm.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

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    Best Ambiance

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and friendly service.It was our anniversary and we were very pleased with the restaurant and would recommend.
  2. KS

    KingStreetStar

    Pittsburgh

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We were honestly a little disappointed of both the food and quality of service at a restaurant in a Relais and Chateaux property. It was good, but not great. The service was from a lot of young (and probably inexperienced) servers and was somewhat disjointed. Still a very good restaurant, but maybe not what I would expect compared to other Relais & Chateaux properties where we have stayed and eaten dinner. I would still recommend the restaurant. The building is charming and the setting is beautiful.
  3. DN

    DavidN

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service and great food
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is now our favorite go to restaurant. I had Art’s meatloaf and wife has the pork chop. Great wine selection. Celebrated our anniversary and birthday and was the perfect spot.
  5. g

    gregc

    Birmingham

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were spectacular!
  6. J

    Jessica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience! What a great way to celebrate 20 years of marriage.
  7. DD

    DonaldD

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Madison’s is 5 star all the way. Our meals were superb as was our service. We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary there. The restaurant went the extra mile to ensure our evening was both enjoyable and memorable.
  8. d

    dmwieg

    Tampa

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delightful ambiance. Food and service were top notch. Nothing not to like.
  9. SA

    ScarlettA

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was her 1st day, she did great . So polite and pleasant. Love coming here for lunch. What’s really nice if you have another couple with you the noise level is low and you can actually have a nice conversation. Lovely restaurant .
  10. MA

    MarcA

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Although I was a week late to celebrating my wife’s birthday our lunch together at Madison’s was the highlight. We both had the linguine with shrimp, duck chorizo and steamed clams in a tomato curry sauce prepared perfectly. The bread selection was outstanding and the Pecan Pie was superb!!
  11. JO

    JOHNW

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and the food was great. The atmosphere was wonderful.
  12. DO

    DanielO

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal here, everything on point. Had the foie Gras appetizer, trout, and duck. All dishes outstanding and great service from Christopher.
  13. CW

    CarolineW

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We went to Madison's to celebrate a birthday and was indicated on reservation. Towards the end of the meal nothing was done although I did mention it again. Our waitress "had to ask the manager" if they had anything like a dessert for the birthday guy. I felt like I was begging after spending $169 for lunch including drinks. After saying "an exception was made" They finally brought a very nicely presented dessert but I would think this would be done without having to mention it more than once when indicated on the reservation. A bit disappointed in that at this caliber restaurant. Chicken salad was just ok. Trout dip was good and my husband enjoyed the chili.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Dinner with family. Cocktails not strong. Great service!! Some main dishes were fantastic and some just average. Cheesecake soufflé was disappointing.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Had dinner there for our anniversary. My wife and I both agreed that it was the best meal we had ever had. Service was impeccable. Cannot recommend Madison’s enough.
  16. R

    Rjc007

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, atmosphere, and service. Well done and will be back.
  17. V

    Vicki

    Nashville

    177 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    177 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the fantastic reviews are spot on. We had an awesome meal experience. My husband had the duck and said it was the best he had ever had. I had the strip and wow!
  18. CT

    ChristopherT

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner and service at Madison’s and would recommend as the food was very delicious and nicely presented.
  19. L

    Linda

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    -excellent server and food much better than last summer.
  20. IA

    IamAndreaE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Food was very ordinary. Nothing special for all the hype
  21. T

    Tess

    Western NC

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Madison’s in the Highlands is an incredible restaurant with extraordinary staff to say nothing of the food served. Wine list is impressive. Best dinner we’ve shared in a while. Excellent local charcuterie . Duck breast accompanied by fresh local greens, and mushrooms was perfectly prepared and served as was the grilled ribeye with greens. Housemade pineapple sorbet and lemon curd Pavlova with local fruit - just the right ending for the perfect dinner.
  22. JP

    JennieP

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely exceptional restaurant with excellent service.
  23. J

    Jomak

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Glad we tried it. The ambiance is nice, however the food was just alright and one dish was a small serving. Service was ok - think they were new.
  24. AR

    AmyR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with friends
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was everything I had hoped it would be and then some. The food was sensational, the service superb, and the ambiance spectacular. Whether you choose to eat inside at Madison's or outside in the wine garden you will not be disappointed. It's a must stop when visiting the Highlands!
  26. JP

    JennieP

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wrote just a moment ago but then some feed came up that I tried to get rid of but it went away as did my review. Your excellent review was there.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attention to detail! Everything was perfect! Very attentive wait staff!
  28. l

    littlepwc

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful!
  29. V

    Vicki

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so flavorful. Our waiter was wonderful. Kendall gave us just the right attention and helped us choose the perfect choices for our meal and drinks. We come here every year and always have a perfect night.
  30. l

    lovetoeat

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the total experience, just what you’d expect at a Relais & Chateau. Everyone was very friendly and professional. The service was outstanding, and the food delicious.
  31. KG

    KateG

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We got a reservation although we did not need it. The restaurant was quite empty. They gave us an amazing table by the window. The view was great and it felt like our own space. The service was excellent! Food was very tasty. I thought the mouse was more like fudge but tasted good. I would definitely recommend.
  32. B

    Bruce

    Orlando

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Fantastic food, ambiance and service! Expensive but worth it.
  33. MN

    MikeN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We don’t go to Highlands often however our next trip will include a stop at Madison’s. Our server,Javan, and Mr Coombs were very attentive-excellent. Thank you for a memorable lunch!
  34. MA

    MeganA

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here for our anniversary and the food was amazing! Our dinner wasn’t rushed and we enjoyed the ambiance!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The dining room is beautiful. The service superb but the food was average. We had fish & chips that had little flavor, pecan pie that still had shells on them. The trout dip was good and the hummus was nice as well. Overall had a nice time but definitely wouldn’t return for the food.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time at Madison restaurant. The waitress was very friendly and patience with us. She helped us with drinking menu, list of appetizers and different flavor of rolls and more. Wine and meals are fantastic!
  37. R

    Rick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They happily seated us early. Our servers were excellent. Food was delicious and the birthday surprise dessert was special.
  38. PH

    PatriciaH

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most remarkable service and delicious dining! From the first presentation to the very last bite, Madison’s is THE premier Highlands dining experience.
  39. w

    wineman

    Richmond

    238 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    238 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best places to eat in Highlands. The food and staff are outstanding.
  40. CL

    CoryL

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious, and we make a point to visit every time we're in highlands. The wine garden is a beautiful place to sit and enjoy eating outdoors but under the shade of the umbrellas, but Madison's has a gorgeous view of the plants and water feature and wine garden below.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Madison's is rated 4.8 stars by 1502 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Google Map for Madison's

445 Main Street Highlands, NC 28741

Additional information

  • Cross street

    4th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands / Sapphire

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Contemporary American, Contemporary French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chris Huerta

  • Entertainment

    Live music in the Hummingbird Lounge on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6 pm to 10 pm.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (828) 787-2525

  • Private party facilities

    The Wine Room is the perfect place for a special dinner for 8 to 12 guests. The Wine Room is an actual wine cellar and has an old world charm where you will dine by candlelight in this elegant venue surrounded by some of the world’s best vintages. For reservations please contact us.

  • Private party contact

    Group Sales: (828) 787-2525

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