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Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro

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Cajun & Creole, Bistro, German, Eclectic
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474 Main Street, Highlands, NC 28741 (South 5th Street)
+1 828-526-3807
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Internationally recognized Chef Wolfgang invites you to dine in his garden...
Internationally recognized Chef Wolfgang invites you to dine in his garden pavilion or by the fireside in a historic home. Nestled amongst the rhododendrons on the historic main street of Highlands. Chef Wolfgang Green was the Executive Chef for the Brennan Family of Commander's Palace. Wolfgang's is the 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. . "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 and Chaine des Rotisseurs.
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  • 326
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delightful Patio Time

We love this restaurant when we visit Highlands! We always make sure we get to visit. The food is very consistent, always delicious. The staff goes out of their way to ensure we have a great time, this time no different. The bartender create special non-alcoholic drinks with exciting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Debra32541
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Destin, Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Destin, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We love this restaurant when we visit Highlands! We always make sure we get to visit. The food is very consistent, always delicious. The staff goes out of their way to ensure we have a great time, this time no different. The bartender create special non-alcoholic drinks with exciting ingredients for the non-drinkers in our group and we have yet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We always try to eat in the bistro area either inside the small bar area or outside. Very tasty small plates- Kale salad is so good. Try the French75 cocktail - you wil have to have two they are so good.

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Ft. Myers, FL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for a light dinner and dined alfresco with a friend. The inviting patio on the side of the restaurant is decorated with lively colored tile tables. Nice foliage lends an outdoorsy feeling. It was a beautiful late spring evening. No flies, mosquitos, or insects of any kind, just a cute little sparrow who was dining on a discarded... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We booked our first dinner in the Highlands after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor and hearing from our concierge. Maybe we are spoiled living in Atlanta, but this restaurant was average at best. The service was slow and we killed three ants on our table through the course of our meal. Chef visited the table and didn't really seem... More 

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

We are sorry we did not live up to your expectations. We employ a professional service year round to take care of the outside area. Unfortunately, that did not help in your case. While my "full time" job is everyday in the kitchen, I love meeting our customer whenever possible. I care a lot about our customers. My sincere apologies... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A Highlands wedding & we were in charge of the rehearsal dinner for our son & his future wife! Where to go in December? Well, of course, to our favorite restaurant in Highlands. I picked up the phone and called Mindy who was delighted to work with us to make this the best celebration and party for our children! Everyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is my go-to for a great meal with a wonderful atmoshere in Highlands. I have been there many times and have always been thrilled with my meal.

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food, wine, service and environment were absolutely wonderful! There were four in our party, each with different

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Been in numerous countries and most of US. One of top 5 dinners we've had and service was even better.

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Highlands, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro is a fun place with great food. My favorites are the small plates in the Bistro to meet friends after work. Dinner is always a special event. Great staff, great food and a fantastic wine list.

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Highlands, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I'm an event planner in Highlands and have visited all of the restaurants. Wolfgang's is by far my favorite and what I recommend most. If you haven't had the Chateaubriand for two, your missing out on the best meal of your life!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 474 Main Street, Highlands, NC 28741
    (South 5th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-3807

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 38
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Bistro, German, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

Internationally recognized Chef Wolfgang invites you to dine in his garden pavilion or by the fireside in a historic home. Nestled amongst the rhododendrons on the historic main street of Highlands. Chef Wolfgang Green was the Executive Chef for the Brennan Family of Commander's Palace. Wolfgang's is the 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. . "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 and Chaine des Rotisseurs.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?