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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 44 Restaurants in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $19 - $36
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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89% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Wolfgang's is located on Main Street. Diners can eat inside or out and then food is first rate. I especially like the small bite choices (lamb chops, soups, Caesar salad, escargot, flat breads and much more!) Dinner menu always offers specials. Try the short ribs! Fresh fish available daily. Owner and his wife are on the premises and visit tables.... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My wife's Aunt Peg lives on top of a mountain in Highlands, NC, a tourist Mecca in summer during our visit. She took us to Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro where we dined like royalty. What a menu! We started with the best shrimp and lobster bisque this side of the Rockies. My wife and I had "A Trio of... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants in Highlands. The food and service is excellent. We have lived here for 27 years and it's the best

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Nashville, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My wife and I have been vacationing in Highlands for about 15 years, and we've eaten at Wolfgang's just about every time. The menu offers quite a bit of variety, and for several years, I always ordered the horseradish encrusted tuna. That dish no longer is available on the regular menu, but it does show up occasionally as a special.... More

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Greenville, SC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

This was our first experience with Wolfgang's and we hope it will not be the last. We ate here on this occasion, based on recommendations from friends, reviews on Trip Advisor and the menu published on the website. This was a special occasion (anniversary) for us and management went out of their way to make sure that we were well-treated... More

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Our experience started positively when we received a call from the restaurant reconfirming the reservation that we had made over a month before; offered us the option of seating on outside covered patio. Setting was lovely but the meal was a disappointment after all the raves we have read about the food at tWolfgang's. The Bavarian Sampler that was ordered... More

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had dinner here our last night in Highlands. The service was exceptionally friendly, and the food was delicious. There is nice quiet seating inside, and a more casual outdoor patio, which is where we sat. It was a cool night out (so cool that they had the patio heaters on - in August), and the patio was perfect. It... More

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Augusta, Georgia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went with a group of friends four of us. Ordered cocktails on recommendations from the server,appetizers and our meal.We ordered all at once being as it took forever for them to come to our table.The drinks were horrible,waved down another server after waiting for ours to never show up. Ours came by she took the original drinks and went to... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is not our first visit to Wolfgangs. The food and service were excellent. Every dish we tried was great and the staff was very friendly. I would not hesitate to recommend this place. Hands down, it is one of the best in Highlands.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The crab cake on Lobster Cream sauce with pecan crusted shrimp is delicious. As a northerner, this is the only place I will eat grits. They are creamy and delicious, not at all like grits I had eaten previously. Others in our group enjoyed the Bavarian sampler which is a large portion of German wursts and schnitzel with red cabbage,... More

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