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About Madison's

Recently awarded the AAA Four-Diamond Award, Madison’s Restaurant and Wine Garden at the Old Edwards Inn and Spa helps define the dining scene in downtown Highlands. The talented culinary team hand crafts each dish with farm-to-table, sustainable ingredients to bring out the most abundant flavors nature has to offer.

A Wine Spectator award-winning restaurant for the past five years with “Best of“ awards for the past two, Madison's wine list features an expansive selection from an extensive wine cellar. Madison’s sommelier—or “Wine Navigator” as he introduces himself—helps with selections. The Private Wine Cellar offers an intimate dining setting for up to 12 guests.

Madison’s Restaurant and Wine Garden is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Reservations are suggested for lunch and dinner. The Wine Garden is open in the warmer months. All major credit cards are accepted.

445 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Southern, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 7:00 am - 10:00 am; Lunch Daily: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm; Dinner Daily: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Cross Street:
4th Street

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 787-2525

Website:
http://www.oldedwardsinn.com/dining

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

Catering:
Overseeing the culinary program at Madison’s Restaurant and Wine Garden, as well as the Rooftop Terrace, Spa Cafe, Pool Cabana and catering, is executive Chef Chris Huerta. Huerta says, “The constant research of selecting the finest products in the region, as well as globally, has become my ultimate passion. To nurture, develop and create sustainable, healthy cuisine that is uncompromising and environmentally responsible continues to be the essence of my culinary philosophy."

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 our 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. The Wine Room is a special experience and comes with a handcrafted menu prepared especially for you by our Chef. We offer the chance to design your own perfect culinary experience with our chef. This Wine Room creates the perfect opportunity to share an evening with friends and family that you will remember forever. For reservations please contact us.

Private Party Contact:
Group Sales: (828) 787-2525

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Escape to the Four-Season mountain town of Highlands nestled in the Western North Carolina Mountains for enchanting destination weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, family events, corporate events or any special occasion.

With multiple event venues, the Old Edwards full-service professional event staff will help ensure a smooth, flowing, fairytale event. You’ll just feel the memories being made, as you, your family and your friends join together in authentic surroundings where magical moments emerge from every experience.

The Wine Room is the perfect place for a special dinner for 8 to 12 guests. The Wine Room is our 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. This Wine Room creates the perfect opportunity to share an evening with friends and family that you will remember forever.

Madison's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

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96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (32)
Good for a Date (28)
Romantic (24)
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Quiet Conversation (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Cozy (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Local Ingredients (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Business Meals (10)
Seasonal (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Scenic View (7)
Fun (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Authentic (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Healthy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

Our feedback was not accepted well, food wasn’t well seasoned. Very disappointing desert.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Awesome atmosphere, service, and food!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Cameron was wonderful she made sure our anniversary lunch was special.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great environment and service. Lovely lunch on a date with my wife while in Highlands.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Madison's never fails to deliver!! The ambiance, service, food, and presentation are always outstanding. My husband and I had the trout which was delicious. Wonderful place for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food and ambiance

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Beautiful restaurant! Perfect for a special occasion. Staff was great and accommodating. The food was good but maybe not as great as the prices. Would go back again regardless.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The Best meal ever. The people that work there are amazing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We felt a bit rushed at dinner because it was the end of the evening. Otherwise food was great as usual!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 22, 2017

One of our favorite places for leisurely, elegant dining. Attention to detail is superb. Beautiful presentations and everything is sumptuous and fresh.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Amazing restaurant. Get the foie gras!!!

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Anniversary dinner

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Food was great. Flavors

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Overall a pleasant dinner. The service was great and the food was good. We will go back again.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

As always exceptional

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We were treated to a wonderful experience at Madison's last Friday. We were celebrating our friend's birthday and the staff could not have been more attentive and gracious and generous. By the way, the hanger steak entree was a real winner in our book. Very tender and flavorful!!

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

A very cozy Country Inn with friendly service , a lovely creative menu and really wonderful for
a special occasion !

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Outstanding in every respect. Food wttle bit loud.as well prepared and served. A li

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

The staff was very attentive and polite.. we loved our time at Old Edwards Inn.. it was fabulously relaxing!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Dinner was average and ambiance was nice. The table was too small and there were many larger tables available. I was disappointed based on reputation. It is probably better for lunch or quick bite.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Really great food in a lovely setting. Good service as well. Highly recommend.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Delicious food - we had the mushroom pasta, hazelnut trout and pumpkin souffle. Wine list and cocktails were very good and the service was perfect. Nice comfortable but upscale atmosphere. Great for a special occaision.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Madison's is a very good extension of The Old Edwards Inn, with superb food & service.

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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on October 31, 2017

This was our 10th anniversary. However, we eat at Madison’s every time we are in Highlands’s. Our family has a home here. Madison’s is our favorite place to eat. It is beautiful and the staff remembers us every time we come in. It is genuinely an experience, no matter what the occasion. They always go over and above to make our dinner and five star experience. Brian and Philippe are an amazing combination. That being said we have always had an amazing experience. We can’t say enough good things about the staff and the exemplary food. The food is up there with our culinary experience in New York.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Went for brunch after church, having looked at the menu online and seeing eggs, but there was no such thing on the live menu. This was disappointing. Additionally, while my salad was delicious, my husband said his hamburger was below par. Service was erratic. We have had far better experiences in the past.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We have dined at Madison's before and have found it to be one of the better dining experiences in the area. Unfortunately, on this occasion, the restaurant was crowded and our service was very slow as a result. Nevertheless, we'll be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was still but no good enough to offset the the otherwise average experience. Reservations at 1 weren’t seated until 1:20. Service was very slow and inattentive. I suppose thats why the tables weren’t cleared in time for our and other reservations. The time between orders and the meals was too long. An order wasn’t placed and no real concern was expressed other than “oh I am sorry, our kitchen is really busy,”. A far cry from the near perfection of several years ago. The past several visits have been below expectations for a place with such a good, but fading, reputation. We probably wouldn’t go back.
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We all had the trout... Delicious! Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent food, service, atmosphere for any occasion.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We brought our own wine, but the restaurant was very accommodating. Every single person waiting on us was perfectly genuine and welocoming. The dinner could not have been any better. First time I had tried duck breast, in which not one morsel was left on my plate!!! We can not wait to come back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great time!!!!! Loved every minute of it. Great service and atmosphere. Food amazing!!!!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are wonderful. Service is the best.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Staff and food were excellent! Wonderful experience.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My favorite spot in Highlands for Sunday lunch. The food is excellent and the staff is impeccable.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

100% recommend! Everything was wonderful and beautiful!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This was a nice Sunday lunch and the ambiance was great. Service was exceptional and the food was very, very good!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Had lunch while on a mini vacation. I had the chicken salad, it was excellent.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Very enjoyable evening. Great staff, pleasant and helpful.. lovely atmosphere, quiet able to have conversation.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 9, 2017

A hurricane had swept through the mountain town during the day. But the staff were all in great form, friendly, attentive, and the chefs were excellent. Madison's is worth every star!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Lovely restaurant. You can be sure if you are taking guests out they will be pleased with their dinner and the lovely hotel/restaurant. Madison’s is part of Old Edwards and is a landmark in Highlands. Definitely a must place to eat and stay while In Highlands. We thougherly enjoyed our evening out that night. Nice wine selection and a varied menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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