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All 45 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 45 Restaurants in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $36
Hours:
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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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
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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
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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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Highlands, NC
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Wolfgangs Restaurant serves excellent cuisine has a fabulous wine list and provides great service! This is the first restaurant I recommend to my friends. The warm and friendly atmosphere provide a truly exceptional dining experience.

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Highlands, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

As Highlands residents, we have become accustomed to wonderful dinning at this and other restaurants in town. We love Sunday evening dinning as it is less hectic than Friday or Saturday. We went to Wolfgang ' s this Sunday. We were promptly seated. Service was fine. Drinks were good, perhaps a bit expensive. My wife had the short rib at... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us. Jacque our manager came by your table and asked you if everything was fine. You indicated it was. She even cleared your table and you did not say a word. I would love to talk further with you about your experience. My cell number is: 828.421.2211 Thank you, Mindy Green Owner More 

Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I went to Wolfgang's over Thanksgiving with my family. We were told it was the best restaurant in town and I had to try it. I am kind of a food snob so I had my reservations about the restaurant, but they were right because Wolfgang's was one of the best meals I have ever had. The lobster bisque was... More 

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Highlands, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Best martini--ice crystals on the top! Fillet seared on the outside and really rare in the middle--Pittsburg style--- is a MUST!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely delicious seated dinner for 90. Wonderfully festive after dinner celebration for 180 with scrumptious passed small bites. Wolfgang, Mindy, Robbie and their team are warm, friendly, skilled professionals. They are very easy to work with and quite flexible to accommodate wishes of guests. Comfortable bistro atmosphere, delicious good, fine wine. Wolfgang's is the place to go for weeknight supper,... More 

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Miami, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

We came during Thanksgiving week and it was packed; a few families in front of us were attempting to walk in without reservations but told (after graciously trying) that there was no way. We were sat in a room with temporary windows and space heaters but quite comfortable. Ambiance is typical mountain lodge with dark carpet, stone fireplaces, branch sconces... More 

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

I am sorry about your dining experience.Prior to liquor by the drink permits in town, Restaurants could carry a brown bagging license permit and the therefore allow a bottle to be brought in and consumed on premise. You are still able to take an unfinished bottle back home. I would like to clarify that our wine list consist of 16... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

I had shrimp and grits and my wife had veal medallions. Perfectly cooked and the sauces were excellent. Very extensive wine list. We had a great time!

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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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