Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro

4.7
1117 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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. Southern Living : “Best Place for Dinner in 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.
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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Atlanta
63 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice restaurant with outstanding though slightly overpriced wine list. Award winning shrimp and grits is tasty but to skimpy with the Asiago grits. Salmon special and wedge salad were excellent.

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SG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Too many other good restaurants in the area. Waiter was just okay, trout and duck were good, sides weren’t. Rice undercooked.

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AH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu choices. So hard to decide. My wife and I both had outstanding meals.

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P
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

amazing! Every item we ordered from the drinks to the food to dessert was out of this world! My husband said the lamb was the best he has ever had in his life and he is 67! I had several small things and they were all great! Try the apple strudel too!

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J
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class food and first class service. We arrived on time for our reservation and were immediately seated at an available location of our choice. The covered deck was very relaxing and casual. Menu pricing was very reasonable considering the quality and quantity of our meals. I can not say enough concerning the friendliness and courtesy of the entire staff. Debbie was very attentive and made us feel special and valued. A great evening.

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CV
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While visiting family in Highlands, went to dinner at Wolfgang’s. The suggested wine based on what we were looking for was perfect! Dinner was great. The Frozen Peanut Butter Pie was the vast I’ve ever had. If I am in Highlands again, I’ll definitely eat here again!

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OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wolfgang’s is a favorite whenever we visit Highlands!

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TP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday celebration. Wa enjoyed the attentive staff, great ambiance and a delicious dinner. My husband had venison and I had the short ribs. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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SE
Atlanta
53 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

First time dining there and we enjoyed Wolfgang's a lot. Great outside service at the bar window - will sit there again. A definite "we'll be back"!

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PP
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Two of us ordered the Bavarian sampler, which was very good. Two of us ordered the Wiener Schnitzel, which was over cooked. This was not up to Wolfgang’s usual standards. The creme brûlée was good but a small serving. A bit disappointing for the considerable money spent.

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GC
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favs in Highland. Prefer the Bistro menu to the downstairs dining room. But that’s just our personal preference

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OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a terrific meal! Would highly recommend.

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BK
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite for family dinners. The entrees were amazing.

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NE
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

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BO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I both enjoyed our filets. Cooked perfectly and super tender. Definitely recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. The wine selection was great.

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p
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Are outside and it could not have been a better experience.

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g
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall it was fine. It took a little while for anyone to wait on us but when we did get a waitress she was good. I had the Mountain Trout and it was delicious. We ate in the back dining room which was find with me but my friend felt it was a little dark back there compared to the other rooms that were more open to the outside. I would go back but depending on who I was with I would request a certain dining room.

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ME
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and service outstanding. Our favorite meal during our trip to the Highlands.

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KC
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The atmosphere was great and the service was superb. The starters and the entrees were delicious! We can't wait to go back!

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MS
Western NC
16 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy our dining experience at Wolfgang's! The food and service is always outstanding!

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SB
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

For the money, not worth a return visit. The ceiling fans were dirty, the hostess and staff were not very friendly. The food while "ok", certainly wasn't worth the price we paid - it didn't wow us enough to overlook the other inadequacies. It appears as though this restaurant has been around for a number of years, and the management/ownership has let down it's guard. I'm sure it could be great again - but it certainly wasn't when we visited.

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Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wolfgang’s is always an excellent experience. Terrific menu options, excellent service, reasonably priced. We come here every time we’re in Highlands, which has a lot of great restaurants.

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J
Memphis
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall dining experience. Great wine list. Sommelier very knowledgeable. Service great and accommodating chef. Highly recommended

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BB
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice menu selection. My wife absolutely loved the lavender crusted salmon. Very attentive and courteous service the entire evening.

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JI
Western NC
18 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was very attentive and helpful. The chauteubrian was perfectly don and the accompanying crisped spinach and broiled vegetables and broiled tomatoes and sautéed onions were also perfectly done. It was a great meal. Definitely recommend it for any special guest or occasion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Wolfgang’s is one of our favorite restaurants in Highlands. However we were very disappointed with the service this last visit. There were several errors made on the order and the bill was incorrect. Also the service was quite slow. We were there for two hours and we can normally get in and out within an hour

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DD
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious, and an absolute must to anyone visiting the Highlands/Cashiers area!

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k
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner The menu was full and had something for each of us to enjoy. The Lobster Bisque was lackluster. I wish I would
Have chosen the French onion soup. The lamb although description was a bit off was beautiful my guest was thankful it had the chop. Which by the description wasn’t mentioned. My mother and I shared the Châteaubriand which cam cooked perfectly the presentation was fun. Your cocktail were scrumptious

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GG
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food overrated. I ordered pork chop and it was a bit dry with a sauce that did not pair well with it. French onion soup was delicious!
My husband had shortrib which was very tender, but sides not very hot, temp wise.
I would try again if in the area.

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Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The restaurant has a few different dining areas all with a different feel. It does not seem cohesive. Food is OK, not worth all the hype.

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S
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of our dinner was delightful. Wolfgang's bringing together of classic European recipes while using the traditions of the south was terrific. Likewise, the extensive wine selections and excellent and timely service were both a "10". While our late call for a FR reservation only made 5:30 a choice to dine--we were not rushed. We will return!

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J
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High quality food that was perfectly prepared. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly. They do a great job of accommodating gluten-free needs.

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LP
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal at Wolfgang. Reputation is well deserved. Excellent wine list, attentive service and wonderful varied menus selections

Reservations a MUST

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M
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every dish we ordered was outstanding!

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BA
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere, service and meal! Our dinners were excellently prepared and so good! Fabulous wine list! We will definitely be back!

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The veal medallions and the Wiener schnitzel were fabulous as always. This is our favorite restaurant in Highlands.

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DM
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best place in highlands

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KW
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic meal, good service! The mountain trout was delicious as was the filet and the Wiener schnitzel. Wonderful atmosphere where you can talk comfortably.

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Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

If you like eating outside, the back deck is an awesome spot and also the front patio. Inside is dusky and old feeling, but cozy. Ordered the bisque, very tasty, but could have been thicker. Crab cake was full of meat, but dry to my liking. The shrimp were too crunchy and seemed overdone. My husband got the trout, pretty bland. For the money, I expected a little more delicacy. Maybe their steaks are good!? We didn't order because they were pretty pricey. I would return to sit out on the back deck for a cocktail, though!

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