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Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro, Highlands, NC

Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro

4.8
4.8
1516 Reviews
$30 and under
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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Open: Serving Dinner From 5:30 P.M. Bistro Opens at 4:00 P.M. We do not take reservations for this. Small Plates serving wine, beer and full bar.

  • Phone number

    (828) 526-3807

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Wolfgang Green

  • Private party facilities

    We offer three private dining room options, seating from 10 ,20 and 40 people and up. For weddings, rehearsals and parties under 220 people the whole restaurant can be taken. Visit Our Web Site www.wolfgangs.net or 828.526.8396

  • Private party contact

    Mindy Green, Owner: (828) 526-8396

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands / Sapphire

  • Cross street

    South 5th Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,516 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Value

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Hot Spot

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Notable Wine List

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  1. S

    Sharonl

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the filet dish and duck special along with a great bottle of wine.
  2. DO

    DavidO

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service! Always attentive to your needs and always great food!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best place in Highlands, NC in my opinion!! Basil Martini was 5 stars!! !! The seasonal offerings were wonderful. The entrees from the lamb, the pork chop, and trout were all delicious. Desserts were perfect portion and sweetness. Great service as well !!!
  4. e

    eatingwell

    Tallahassee

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another perfect experience at Wolfgang's! The halibut and shrimp and grits were delicious! Desi did a fantastic job attending to our needs!
  5. AS

    AlanS

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food at a great price
  6. PO

    PatO

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and service. Place is a bit dated but does add to the ambiance.
  7. SG

    ShaneG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! This was our first time here and it won’t be the last.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Served soup then salad. Long wait for entree.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, go here the first night!
  10. r

    redinjapan

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food and they accommodated my gluten allergy in many ways. Try the lamb loin!
  11. BD

    BirdDawg

    Atlanta

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service from the moment we arrived until we left was fantastic, which was only furthered by the great food. Might have been the best venison dish I have had.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited for our 10 year anniversary dinner. We chose to sit on the covered porch. The ambiance was great. For our appetizers we shared to salmon and shrimp. Both were phenomenal. For our entrees we had trout and venison tenderloin. Both our plates were clean! Can’t wait to go back one day.
  13. a

    anney

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The servers always make you feel special! Always look forward to seeing the Chef and showering him with compliments.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    The food was very good and service was friendly, attentive and prompt. The restaurant ambiance could use updating. Music was elevator worthy and overall the decor and such did not live up to the good food.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints!
  16. L

    Lookingforanexcellentmeal

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was outstanding and service by Daniel was excellent. Our aperitif of Aperol Spritz was very good. The portobello mushroom we ate as our appetizer was large and very flavorful. The shrimp and lobster bisque, highlighted as one of the chef's specialties, did not disappoint. Our main entrees - the lamb was delicious, and the pecan shrimp was very tasty.
  17. KC

    KathyC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    It is a lovely restaurant. Wiener schnitzel, beef short ribs, and apple strudel a la mode were delicious. Cajun-inspired dishes - not as much. They apologized in advance for possible slow service-it was indeed very slow and lack luster.
  18. JT

    JeffinTX

    Houston

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wolfgang’s is a Highlands, NC staple when it comes to fine dining. We have been coming here for many years, and we are never disappointed. Wolfgang and his talented crew always deliver an incredible meal, with a menu that has something for everyone. They offer delicious steaks, as well as the famous short ribs. And their salmon and special fish dishes are amazing. If you plan to go to Wolfgang’s when visiting Highlands, I would suggest booking ahead, as they are consistently a busy place. A+ to everything we have enjoyed. And the staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient. Thanks Wolfgang & Crew!
  19. TH

    THECORNERBOOTH

    Cincinnati

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Interesting menu with a wide range of choices. Service was excellent. A definite must-go-to restaurant in Highlands NC.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect!
  21. MP

    MichaelP

    Atlanta

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always Wolfgangs didn’t disappoint my wife and I. We always enjoy our meal
  22. L

    Local

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our Anniversary yesterday. As always, outstanding. Food and service the greatest. Our go to place for a wonderful dinner. Thank you all for a great evening.
  23. LG

    LisaG

    Nashville

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely experience! We had the best Escargot EVER. We started with that, the Wedge Salad & Curried Carrot Soup followed by the Bacon Wrapped Venison with Braised Red Cabbage & Potato Rosti and Lamb Loin with vegetables & a few Potato Wedges. The meats were perfectly cooked as ordered (med-rare & med respectively). The Potato Rosti was interesting - loved the potato part but the spinach filling was not a big hit with us. Also, the lamb was served with old school Mint Jelly. Way too stuffed for dessert, but highly recommend Wolfgang's to anyone planning a visit to Highlands, NC.
  24. C

    Connie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We’ve dining several times previously. U fortunately, our waitress was minimally effective this time. We were attended to for the initial order, when we flagged her down for beverage refills and when we summoned the check. Our experience was far from previous ones and lacking. Sad to experience the decline:-(
  25. J

    Jamee

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wolfgang’s might have been the best meal we had in the Highlands!
  26. AR

    AmberR

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wolfgang’s has been my most favorite restaurant in Highlands, Nc. I have been coming here 24+ years. The service is awesome and the food is amazing every time. Wolfgangs will always be my favorite.
  27. VS

    VictoriaS

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love eating in the Bistro; the atmosphere is enchanting and it is the perfect place for people watching and seeing friends in Highlands. Service is was attentive without being overbearing, and we had special needs that were nicely accomodated. Chef's specials were an outstanding Halibut and Osso Bucco, and all our favorites were amazing (Portabella mushroom, Escargot, lamb chops). Top it off, Manager Jackie makes everyone feel special.
  28. L

    Lexy35

    Western NC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious dinner, once again, at Wolfgang's! We started out with a cocktail. I had a Cosmo and John had the Tennessee Whiskey drink. Then, we split the Seasonal Greens Gorgonzola Walnut Salad. For the entree, I had the Roast Loin of Lamb, which came with roasted potatoes and a vegetable medley. John had the Duck, which was a special. Everything was cooked perfectly and tasted so delicious! The service is always excellent and the prices are reasonable. The prices of the wines are also reasonable compared to other high end restaurants.
  29. LK

    LisaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and atmosphere! Our server, Daniel, never missed a beat with his attentive service!
  30. MB

    MarkB

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    6 month anniversary
  31. AP

    AlexP

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were excellent!
  32. JD

    JedD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was very good. Our server was attentive and very efficient. The food was hot, great flavor and delicious.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my daughter’s birthday and it was a great experience!
  34. ML

    MelanieL

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good. The strawberries Romanoff were outstanding as was Daniel, our server! Great experience!
  35. JL

    JoannL

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Wolfgangs many times and it is our favorite place for dinner in Highlands! The food and service are consistent and always great!
  36. KE

    KEMcA

    Charleston

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Our service at Wolfgang's was excellent. The Onion Soup was wonderful. However, our entrees disappointed. I ordered the veal medallions with crawfish. The crawfish were extremely fishy tasting. I could not eat them. The two smallish veal medallions were so thin as to almost consist of just breading and a bit too heavy sauces. My husband ordered the lamb. It was "overcooked" and "mushy tasting" according to him. Neither of us would order these entrees again. However, we will go back and have the onion soup again!
  37. KK

    KenK

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Excellent bartender. Highly recommend.
  38. CG

    CGrille8913

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful night out with my family
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday weekend dinner for mr wife
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You would expect a restaurant with Wolfgang’s name on it to be good. It was. It reminded me of commanders Palace in New Orleans as there were a number of different rooms throughout the property. The wine list was fairly priced and everything we had was well thought out and well prepared.

FAQs

Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 526-3807.

Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 1516 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 7 times today
Google Map for Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro

474 Main Street Highlands, NC 28741

Additional information

  • Cross street

    South 5th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands / Sapphire

  • Hours of operation

    Open: Serving Dinner From 5:30 P.M. Bistro Opens at 4:00 P.M. We do not take reservations for this. Small Plates serving wine, beer and full bar.

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Wolfgang Green

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (828) 526-3807

  • Private party facilities

    We offer three private dining room options, seating from 10 ,20 and 40 people and up. For weddings, rehearsals and parties under 220 people the whole restaurant can be taken. Visit Our Web Site www.wolfgangs.net or 828.526.8396

  • Private party contact

    Mindy Green, Owner: (828) 526-8396

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