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About Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro

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 2016: “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.
Chef Wolfgang Green was the Executive Chef for the Brennan Family of Commander's Palace.
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

474 Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741
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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.

Cross Street:
South 5th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 526-3807

Website:
http://www.wolfgangs.net/

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Highlands will be doing there annual Culinary event in November. To see all the dates visit www.wolfgangs.net.

We also do all holidays except Christmas.

Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Special Occasion (12)
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Good for Anniversaries (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Romantic (8)
Authentic (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Casual (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Fun (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Cozy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I really liked this restaurant. Warm and cozy on a cold night! Food was very good,however, lacked any gluten free menu options. Our server bent over backwards to try and help but the chef didn't seem to share her enthusiasm. The night before, the restaurant next door really went out of their way to help us. Too bad

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Casual, Cozy
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our 27th anniversary at Wolfgangs’s! We dine there quite often because the food is delicious and the ambiance is so wonderful. We sat by one of the fireplaces, so cozy, and the waiters were very attentive. The food, as usual, was excellent!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Love this place go at least once everytime I am in Highlands. Food always good

Friendly very knowledgeable staff

They don’t rush you

Annalise knows her wines and always steers me in the right direction

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 3, 2017

l really enjoyed the beef short ribs with collards and mashed potatoes. Great comfort food. We love sitting in the Bistro or either outdoors to people watch. The owner always comes around to make sure you are being taken care of. Wolfgang's is one our top 2 restaurants in Highlands.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food was great! We were expecting a crowd so made reservations but it did not appear to be crowded as we were 1 of 3 tables on the outside porch. My only complaint is that the service felt very rushed. We got the feeling that they were trying to get us out of there, even though our reservation was for 7:45. I’d go back for the food, but might go earlier on the evening!

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Dinner at wolf gangs was absolutely awesome. The food was delicious and service was great. We sat outside with the heaters and it was a perfect night! This is a place we alsways go to when in the Hoghlands...and have never been disappointed!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent food and service. Request the main dining room, the back room was tired and needs some attention.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I have been a visitor to Highlands for many years and Wolfgang’s is and has been my favorite dining establishment!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very enjoyable evening sharing dinner with another couple we had just met at our inn. The restaurant was very accommodating about changing our table from 2 to 4. Everyone enjoyed their meal and we were not made to feel rushed.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was delicious and very genuine.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great service from waiter, Justin! Small rib with collards were to die for! My husband had the Red Snapper with rice and veggies! So good!! We even had a dessert, strawberry romanoff, yum... sooo good and refreshing!
We will definitely go back and we HIGHLY recommend Wolfgang!

Tags: Great Beer, Authentic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Casual, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We have been to Wolfgang many many times and I think this was probably the best as far as the service goes. Our waitress Debbie did a little wine tasting for us which was great my 91 year-old mother appreciated it. She was very attentive and awesome waitress. We were there at 6 so early dinner and the food was very good. Their wine choices were very good. We will go back for sure. My sister had the short ribs which was very tasty but a little tough. I had the crab cake and shrimp which was pretty good and a salad nothing really exciting but the food is always consistently good.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We have lived about 45 minutes from Highlands for many years. For some reason we had never tried wolfgang's. What a mistake not to try it. The food was better than I could have imagined.
We had lamb, venison, shrimp and crab cakes. The restaurant had a great wine selection. The salads were good. The lobster bisque was wonderful. It was a long ride, but worth it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great food and service! Poor ambiance crowed dining area near the bar. We had reservations but due to weather a large
Party ended up in the cozy dining room.
Kevin was a great server and the food was
Excellent. I would have like to have had more
Gluten free options.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We eat out frequently and are selective. We found Wilfganga to be the best food, for the best price, with the best service and ambiance in Highlands.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great restaurant- everything we had was delicious. Venison, schnitzel, shrimp appetizer- lobster bisque. Makers mark creme brûlée

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 (Naples)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Wonderful food. The sommelier is the best. She is so knowledgeable about the wines. You can never go wrong with her recommendation. She is a lovely woman as well with a great personality. Our waiter Justin was very attentive. We had a marvelous time. This should be one of your go to restaurants in Highlands.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Come here every year from chicago for my mother in laws birthday. We are never disappointed. the reason I gave it 4 stars overall rather that 5 is that I was charged $17 dollars for a Bulleit rye manhattan and $14 for a crown royal manhattan. took some fun out of the experience since to me that is a gouge (pretty normal prices in Chicago but expected more value) In any event food was great, service great and a good time had by all. We will be back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Dinner was excellent!
Staff was courteous and efficient.
Not a single complaint!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

We have vacationed in Cashiers for years, and walked by Wolfgangs many a time during the day saying we wanted to go there. And this time, we stayed in Highlands so we went for a pre-play dinner on Friday night and then returned on Saturday night for a nibble and drink at the bar. It was delicious. I always thought it was this little restaurant, but it is deceiving as it goes back behind the one building to a porch-like seating area, and then to another closed in dining room. Our waiter, Ivan, was super kind and helpful and attentive. Our food was delicious- we had the portobello appetizer, I had the shrimp risotto special and my husband has a meat trio plate- all were YUMMY! And our experience t the bar was absolutely delightful as well-

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Another couple visiting us in Highlands joined us at Wolfgangs for dinner last Monday evening. Though the restaurant was quite busy our server gave us the attention that made us feel as though we were the only table she had. Friendly personal service but not hovering over us is the norm for Wolfgangs. I chose the shrimp & lobster bisque which was delicious. The other couple both had the Seasonal Greens Gorgonzola Walnut Salad and my wife had the Caesar salad. You can have the Caesar's Romaine either grilled or chilled. I decided on the Short Rib for my main course and unless you haven't eaten in a week, only get one. It was wonderful and so much food it was hard to finish. My wife loved the trout. Our friends both had the crab cake with a side of shrimp. They said it was as good as those in Baltimore. Be sure to eat at least once at Wolfgangs during your visit to Highlands.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Very casual, reminded us of a Mountain restaurant in decor. Menu was varied and tasty. Service was disappointing and quite a noisy environment. Location is great!

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Fantastic food and very accommodating for our large group.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants of all time. Best food in The Highlands.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 12, 2017

My meal was absolutely divine in every way. We shared the crab / shrimp rolls and my entree was peking duck. Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and was quite fun to talk with!
I would highly recommend Five Sixty to anyone wanting a fab dining experience along with the breathtaking views that come with it!!!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Best restaurant in Highlands. Wolfgang's never disappoints.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Have been going there for 20 years and love it! One of our top favorite restaurants!
If your in highlands NC or not to far from there Wolfgangs is a must!!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Best value & quality in Highlands. Will return as often as possible.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Western NC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Wonderful dinner for our first anniversary, started off with drinks and escargot. We both ordered from the specials menu, wife had a wonderful red snapper and I chose the jumbo shrimp with risotto. Dessert was Wolfgang Apple Fritter a la mode. Overall experience was wonderful, enjoyed sitting outside in the great weather.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We were in Highlands for the weekend and had our Mini Golden Doodle, Henry, with us, so we needed good restaurants that were pet-friendly. While there are several in HIghlands, Wolfgang's was by far the best -- excellent food, wonderful covered outdoor seating area, terrific service, great ambiance. In hindsight, we wished we had eaten there all three of the evening we were in town instead of only once. Will definitely go back again and again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Western NC)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We had a group of 7 and a baby and were sat on the back porch for a Saturday dinner. The porch was wonderful, the staff was informative and helpful and the food was delicious! We would highly recommend this place and will definitely be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 26, 2017

We went to Highlands for our 15th anniversary, and Wolfgang's was our favorite dining experience out of seven different restaurants. Everything was fantastic - seating, ambiance, food, and the sommelier was so kind and picked the best wine. She clearly loves her job.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Great restaurant in Highlands. Wonderful food and we love coming here every year

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Not sure what to say. Reviews were great that's why I choose it for my husbands birthday while in Highlands. Lamb was excellent but filet was mediocre at best. Not what I expected from a Wolfgang restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Wonderful food, great wine selection and awesome atmosphere

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 (Western NC)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Excellent meal, fabulous service. We were treated by every employee like we were the most important customers in the restaurant. It made our anniversary a very special evening.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Always enjoyable! We dine here with frequency. Our go to place in Highlands.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

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 (Western NC)·Dined on May 10, 2017

My husband and I had a very fine dinner here on our visit to Highlands. The food was so good. The place is interesting, and the staff great. We would love to return the next time we are in town.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Fun, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (Western NC)·Dined on May 5, 2017

A delicious meal, outstanding service and perfect ambiance for our anniversary dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Seasonal, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Casual, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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