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All 46 Highlands Restaurants

Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro

474 Main Street, P.O. Box 1282, Highlands, NC 28741
+1 828-526-3807
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Ranked #1 of 46 Restaurants in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $36
Sun - Sat 4:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: South 5th Street
Description: 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 800 wines. Eclectic Contemporary American Cuisine with a New Orleans flair, Seafood and Steaks. Nestled amongst the rhododendrons on the historic main street of 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
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This family operated restaurant has great food, an intimate tapis/bar area and a dining area that can be open air when weather permits. A good place to have a drink and watch the sidewalk traffic

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Atlanta, Georgia
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141 reviews 141 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This place is outstanding. We love the food and service which is unmatched in the area. As I stated in the title, we drive up from Atlanta for dinner, it is that good. The dinning room is quaint with 10 or 12 tables hidden behind the street front bistro. We just love sitting near the fire place as it just... More 

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Pinehurst, NC
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed in a cabin for a week in Highlands, after Christmas. We were conflicted about which restaurants we wanted to try as we had planned to only eat dinner out a couple of nights. While shopping in downtown Highlands, many shop owners told us to definitely try Wolfgang's and suggested the short ribs. Wow they were... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My friends and I were looking for upscale food and a casual, cozy atmosphere. The Bistro at Wolfgang's fit the bill, perfectly! The flatbread Caprese, pizza was just what I wanted. Warm and flavorful but not too heavy. Service was great, wine nicely priced! My friends had steak which they pronounced, Great!! You may have dinner in the more formal,... More 

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Cashiers, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The atmosphere of this restaurant is delightful, open airy and bright. My husband and I eat here on special occasions and are never disappointed with the food. Wolfgang is a spectacular chef. We always love the wiener schnitzel and the lobster all melt in your mouth. The wait staff are always friendly and are always checking on us to make... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My wife and I spent a December weekend in Highlands celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and looked forward to a Saturday dinner at Wolfgang's based on the many positive reviews. I had made a reservation several weeks in advance. Upon arrival, we were led through the bar and bistro, across the dark and empty patio area and into a back... More 

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texanHighlands_NC, Owner at Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro, responded to this review

I am very sorry about your dining experience. When you made the reservation you wanted to sit next to a fireplace. That is the only room that had a table for two next to the fireplace. We have addressed the service issue. Hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a beautiful location. The gentle lighting and warm ambience make you feel at home. The staff is happy and kind, looking after your every need before you realize it. The regular menu is superb, but upon hearing the specials, we were blown away. Can't wait to get back and try more!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I ordered the special for the night. It was not cooked to my preference. They gladly brought me another one!!Dessert was awesome. Atmosphere was great.

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Highlands, North Carolina
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

If you've always cooked for Thanksgiving, consider treating yourself and family at least once by letting Wolfgang's do it all for you. What a delight to be pampered and truly have time to enjoy your family! Our meals were just delicious, as always, and the service was especially wonderful. They changed our table at the very last second to accommodate... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I recently went to Wolfgang's while in town with a friend. I have to say it was one of the best meals I have ever had! I ordered the Venison au Poivre. It was possibly the best venison I have ever eaten! We also ordered the Lobster Bisque as an appetizer and it was very tasty. Overall it was one... More 

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Additional Information about Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro

Address: 474 Main Street, P.O. Box 1282, Highlands, NC 28741
Phone Number: +1 828-526-3807
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Highlands
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 19 - 36
Cuisine: Eclectic

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