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Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro, Highlands, NC

Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro

4.9
4.9
1619 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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 1,619 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Service

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Value

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for fine wines

1,610 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always expect the best and have yet to be disappointed. Food is perfectly paired and service is above par.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone was kind and thoughtful. The food and ambience were amazing!

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  3. DReehl

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food recommendations were excellent! Good wine! Great service

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  4. DougS

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great restaurant on many points. One of our favorites in Highlands.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here to celebrate our first day as a married couple and it was a wonderful experience!

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  6. ElizabethV

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our go to place in Highlands.Best food, service,comfortable atmosphere , Love it!!

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  7. RoseA

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, till the obnoxious couple sat down behind us. I knew from the moment they sat down they were going to be trouble. The poor waiter they complained about made me sad. Typical people with no experience but want to act like they did. I apologize for them. For us everything was great! Great service, great food, kind waiter, professional.

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  8. MarybethD

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. Hailey provided exceptional service. The food and the service never disappoints!!!!

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  9. SamV

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing restaurant, service and food. Brian did a great job taking care of us. All our food was amazing. Had the Venison which was the best I have ever had. Definitely recommend this restaurant if you are in the Highlands/Cashiers area.

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  10. Chris

    Western NC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food , service and value were all outstanding !! We never come to Highlands without visiting Wolfgang’s.

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  11. TimS

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall experience was outstanding, this was our first visit to Wolfgang's. My wife's filet was one of the best quality steaks we have had in many months, and the price very reasonable (less than half the cost of a terrible Atlanta area Ruth's Chris filet we had recently). Everything we had was great, and our server (name I can't remember?) made the overall experience even better; he was the icing on the cake! We will definitely return on our next trip back to Highlands as this is now our go-to restaurant, replacing a well-known restaurant located across the street we had visited the night before.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was great ended a fantastic job of helping us pick entrées, wines, etc. The ambience is a little strange, you passed through an older, rustic dining room through a courtyard into a renovated area in the back, which was nice, but didn’t match the overall look and feel of the restaurant. Our entrées were good. The apple strudel was a bit undercooked. I had the halibut special and my wife had the salmon. Both were good. We would return when in Highlands.

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  13. Todd

    Atlanta Metro

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place. Onion soup and salads are great. Veal with crawfish was great. Haven’t had a bad meal there!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Daniel our server was awesome! Food was fantastic!

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  15. AshleyS

    New York City

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was so great that we returned for Thanksgiving lunch. Thank you to Bryan & the team!

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  16. AshleyS

    New York City

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great dinner at Wolfgang's. Food and service was fantastic!

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  17. AnnaR

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved everything about this restaurant. The food was amazing and our server was excellent! Definitely a must!!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere & food. We always have a great experience when we dine here.

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  19. Brian9672

    Atlanta Metro

    179 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    179 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing experience! Be sure to try to Gorgonzola salad and the short rib. Both phenomenal!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice experience, but overhyped. Good overall but not outstanding

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  21. Laura

    Atlanta Metro

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoyed a Caprese salad, a shrimp appetizer, and the special which was halibut for dinner. The food was excellent. We were disappointed not to be seated in the main dining areas. Instead, we wound through the patio, and ended up in a room near the kitchen that felt like a banquet room. It’s just lacked ambiance. But the food was great. The music was very low, so it was easy to hear conversation.

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  22. Mark

    Phoenix

    33 reviews

    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    We asked for a table in an area we had dined in before but were told there were no tables available. This was despite several tables available when we arrived and during a bathroom trip and still available when we left after an hour and a half dinner. The table we were given was in a back room and near a drafty window - terrible experience and a bad desk crew.

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  23. RudolphJ

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant! Great food well prepared & presented by a friendly efficient staff.

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  24. CharlesJ

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing anniversary dinner at Wolfgang’s. I tried the venison and my wife the lamb. Both dishes were prepared to perfection with a savory blend of flavor’s. The wine list was very impressive, the staff attentive but not overbearing. Highly recommend- but make your reservations well in advanced! Cheers Wolfgang’s! Job well done.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Only one appetizer choice and limited dinner options for gluten free patrons. What I was able to order was good, especially the bananas foster.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful place right downtown. We met the chef on the way out. There’s considerable thought out into the menu selections, preparation and presentation of them. The wine list is outstanding and reasonably priced selections along w hard to find wines are available. We plan to visit again!!

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  27. Mark

    Atlanta Metro

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve dined here year after year and love this restaurant. Food is excellent. However, they appear to have some staffing issues. Our reservation was for 7:30. We arrived at 7:10. We weren’t seated until 8pm. Dinner didn’t get to us until 8:55. Food was excellent, server was nice and attentive but the kitchen was very slow. Would have to consider other options in the future.

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  28. FoodieATL

    Atlanta Metro

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The absolute best chateaubriand . Everything is fantastic. Always great food

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  29. TamiH

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific food and world class service. Best trout in Highlands.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner and experience at Wolfgang’s was amazing! The food, service and ambience were all great! We will be back!

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  31. Madisonw

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great anniversary dinner there, good and service were excellent. Will definitely return when in Highlands. Recommend the bisque and the trout.

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  32. Potter

    Charleston

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit & definitely won’t be our last. Everything was amazing. Deborah was a Fantastic server. Very knowledgeable of the whole menu.

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  33. ChesleyJ

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good. Nice selection of entrees. They had a nice wine list as well as specialty cocktails. Server did not meet expectations. Will, however, dine here again.

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  34. DanM

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great rapport with experienced server . Food excellent as always. A great evening for our wedding anniversary celebration.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, the atmosphere, the service, the drinks and our server was all fabulous! Our party of 6 truly enjoyed the evening and we can’t wait for our next dinner at Wolfgang’s! Be sure to order the onion soup; it’s the best around!!!

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  36. RudolphJ

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As expect all facets of the experience were superb. The head hostess is great asset and gives one an excellent feeling upon arriving.

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  37. SabrinaB

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Salty food , over seasoned , pricey , short staffed

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The onion soup is excellent. The shrimp &Lobster bisque was inedible but to be fair some people like soup with salt that is the prominent ingredient. The rolls served with it were stale and cold. I had the lamb for dinner the vegetables and potatoes were excellent the veal was 1 rib and the rest was medallion tender but covered and basted with so much sauce that it was all you tasted. It was very pretty as far as presentation. My husband had the salmon no complaints. We have eaten at Wolfgang’s for 7 years of visiting Highlands about 3-4 visits each time. It’s become a hit or miss since last year. No longer the only show in town!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants in Highlands. The food and service are always outstanding. My friend had the duck and I had the lamb, both dishes were outstanding. Our dessert was strawberries Romanov and also outstanding.

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  40. NancyB

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely evening in the very back dining room with Daniel for our server. I had lamb and my husband had veal. Both dishes were quite good.

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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 4.9 stars by 1619 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 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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.
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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