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Madison's, Highlands, NC

Madison's

4.7
4.7
1735 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. Please contact madisonsreservations@oldedwardsinn.com with any inquiries.

All reservations are for inside Madison's only. Seating outdoors in the Wine Garden or Rooftop Terrace is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Custom celebration cakes may be ordered for the table. 24 hours notice is required. Outside cakes may be served for a $35 cakeage fee.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Contemporary American, Contemporary French

  • Hours of operation

    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 6 to 14 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 at madisonsreservation@oldedwardsinn.com

  • 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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What 1,735 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Ambiance

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for fine wines

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly a 10/10 experience both with the food and service. Could not recommend any higher
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delight! They are so helpful and always accommodate my gluten and dairy free needs!
  3. TM

    TinaMP

    Coastal Georgia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Beautifully presented. Seating comfortable. Lots of staff assisting with service at each table. Dinner and breakfast was exceptional. Will be back
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Just fair at best
  5. KE

    KatyE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Overall it was a great experience. My only complaint was my pasta dish was over sauced. The flavor was delicious and creamy.
  6. AM

    AndreaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner, everything was perfect. Service was outstanding.
  7. M

    Mermaid

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch service and food! Never disappoints. Thank you for a wonderful lunch!!
  8. RW

    RosemaryW

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Chicken Salad is outstanding ...and we loved the way the hot tea was served
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently excellent.
  10. v

    viper79

    Atlanta

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time , excellent food and service Great decor, nice atmosphere. Very nice place to meet w friends and family.
  11. TS

    TheaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on Sunday night and received excellent service! We loved the the calming vide of the restaurant and decor. Our waitress was wonderful and very attentive too! Our whole meal was beyond our expectations. We will come back!
  12. SC

    SusanC

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    They charged us to split dessert and didn’t tell us
  13. WP

    WeezieP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We have had some outstanding meals and service here, but the last three times have been very disappointing. For an elevated dining establishment, the service has not been exceptional. The food has not been good and feels like there is no chef running the kitchen, maybe a few line cooks. Sadly, something is definitely off. The decor of the entire hotel needs a refresh. It all seems tired. This is one of our favorite places and I really hope that it improves soon!
  14. s

    sumrluvr

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There is no shortage of personnel to help customers, from greeting at the front, to checking coats, assistance with wine, and well-trained waitstaff. We especially enjoyed the pork belly starter with a frisee salad. Entrees were delicious, as well. (Short rib pasta and pecan-crusted trout.) This is a good choice for a special occasion dinner.
  15. TB

    TomBoyCt

    Columbus

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our go-to lunch venue in The Highlands. The ambiance is elegant, the wine list extensive and the charcuterie and sandwich selections are ample and delicious. Service is typically excellent although on occasion you’ll get an average server since this is a training ground for international students. Reservations are a must.
  16. TC

    TheC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved our experience, everything was wonderful and staff were so attentive, especially to the fact I was vegetarian, I had a whole meal specially made for me, which was incredible. We’ll 100% be back whenever we’re in the area again.
  17. JW

    JackW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it, we had a great time. Best restaurant in the area!
  18. HW

    HeatherW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely delicious. Servers were lovely. Highly recommend!
  19. H

    Highlanders

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Getting to eat homemade gluten free bread and muffins at our annual holiday dinner with our kids was such a delight. This place never gets old or tired for us.
  20. CG

    ChriG

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Olivia was our server and she was just phenomenal very timely knowing when to check in, offer new silverware and when to let us enjoy our meal. She truly enriched the experience! We started with the cheese plate which was excellent a beautiful range of cheese with some nice grapes, mustard and a berry jam. The cheese plate offered 1 Brie and 2 harder cheeses. Which I was happy to enjoy all of them. The potato soup was my starter. It came with bacon atop it. Omggggg absolutely divine. I would not change a single thing about it! Our entrees were the beer battered fish and chips and the chili special. The fish and chips were expertly prepared with a nice pairing of coleslaw. The fries were gorgeous and I assume in house made. The chili was exciting as it was topped with avocado, micro greens and some sour cream. The chili was exciting because it included beans which are not traditionally in a chili. It was a nice serving size. I was worried after the starter and potato soup it would be a bit much but they all married perfectly together! They vegan and gf mousse with banana was a fun variation and allowed for those with many food sensitivities to join in. The whole dining experience was elevated by their service as all ran smoothly, timely and just expert service. I genuinely enjoy a service experience that is not usually seen unless one is on top tier restaurants and Madison’s has brought that to North Carolina! Cheers!
  21. KH

    KendraH

    Charleston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The waiter and waitress fumbled a bit with coursing out the meals and or knowledge with the menu options. Sometimes having 2 waiters creates more confusion:
  22. VD

    VeronicaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and excellent food. Very cozy and beautifully decorated for Christmas.
  23. S

    Sbturner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy ourselves at Madison’s! They do a great job accommodating our kids too. Food is outstanding and service can’t be beat!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was awesome! Food was delicious
  25. BL

    BethL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still the best place in town. A must if you are staying in Highlands
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was so delicious & beautiful ambience!
  27. D

    Dyner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    While the food was good, our server was atrocious. He could not multitask at all. What we ordered came out not as specified due to what we believe was an English comprehension issue. Drinks were not right, meal came out not as desired (wrong in total) and drink replenishment was never offered by server. When desert and coffee order came, my entree still sat on the table while my husbands had been cleared 20 mins prior. We had to specifically ask that it be cleared. Not at all the experience we have come to know from Madison’s but I felt compelled to share. They can’t fix what they don’t know about.
  28. JO

    JoellenO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our peaceful and delicious meal at elegant yet casual Madison’s!
  29. C

    Chris

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful..food, service and ambiance.
  30. MT

    MorganT

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I cannot say enough good things about our dinner at Madison’s! It was absolutely incredible. Great service and the food was amazing. We will be back!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The atmosphere was wonderful. The lamb I had was not good flavor. Service was adequate but not as it has been in the past I’m sure due to staffing shortages. We would return but I would not get the lamb and quail.
  32. S

    Steve

    Charleston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful lunch!
  33. JC

    JamesC

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    World class everything Food Service Atmosphere Of course Will be back
  34. L

    Laura

    Atlanta

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food the servers were very attentive a little slow but excellent.
  35. TJ

    TonyaJ

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Ambience is amazing. I ordered the nightly special of snapper and the creamy grits. Hubby had a steak with mashed potatoes. We had an appetizer of scallops and took servers recommendation for wine pairings. Wine was spot on! Great recommendation. The snapper was really good. The sides weren’t flavorful and the mashed potatoes almost seemed like instant potatoes. The scallops were good also. Overall ambience and wine get best ratings. Food was good but didn’t leave a lasting impression
  36. DS

    DickS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really sensational!! Trout was perfect. Service excellent.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome atmosphere and the food was fantastic!
  38. AM

    AndyM

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    We have dined at Madison’s many times and our visit on 12/2/22 was by far the worst. We had 9 pm reservations (all that was available) and starting at 8 I was getting calls and texts that our table was ready. Should have known that was a red flag. While the food was excellent as always, the service was very poor. We were rushed through our meal, with plates being cleared before we were done. And when a plate would be picked up the next course was literally being put down at the same time. No break to even catch our breath. Will reconsider coming here again the next time we’re in Highlands.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Perfect evening in the Highlands!
  40. 1

    1retiredlady

    Charleston

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Lovely ambience; service is outstanding; food was delicious! Although there is a wine selection that is incredibly impressive, I found that it was difficult to find a middle priced American wine by the bottle, half bottle or glass.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Madison's is rated 4.7 stars by 1735 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 24 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

    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 6 to 14 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 at madisonsreservation@oldedwardsinn.com

  • Private party contact

    Group Sales: (828) 787-2525

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