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Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro

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474 Main Street, P.O. Box 1282, 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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. 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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 313
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 9
    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
5 star food and service

My boyfriend and I were in Highlands last week and had one crazy awesome meal here. The chef had a seafood special on the menu that night that was amazing. Plus the rest of the menu sounded great as well. After our meal, we hung out and drank wine at the quaint little bar there and socialized with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Crystal M
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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417 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I were in Highlands last week and had one crazy awesome meal here. The chef had a seafood special on the menu that night that was amazing. Plus the rest of the menu sounded great as well. After our meal, we hung out and drank wine at the quaint little bar there and socialized with some locals... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

We visited Highlands during the off season so we didn't have many options for dinner since most other restaurants were closed. However, we were NOT disappointed. The food was fabulous! I would have to say that perhaps since it was still early in the season that perhaps they weren't at full staff because although the service was courteous it was... More 

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Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

What a wonderful German Restaurant! The menu was mouth warming and the food didn't disappoint. I cannot wait to return to North Carolina to try Wolfgangs again.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We had dinner here and it was amazing!! We were there on the last night they were serving the special Cajun style and oh my it was so good! If you are in town be sure and get a table here!! The drinks were really good too!

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Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

It was great being greeted by our favorites, both the dishes on the menu as well as the staff at Wolfgang's! We miss them while they are closed during the winter, but love it when they reopen in February! Yum, Yum, Yum!! Chef and Mindy were home sick the night we were there. Hope they get better soon!!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Had wedding rehearsal dinner at Wolfgang's on Friday and it was perfect. The staff could not have been nicer or more accommodating. Food was incredible. The snapper was fresh and melted in my mouth. This was made under difficult road freezing circumstances. The steak was perfect as were the salad and vegetables'. Remember this was diner for 30 people. Usually... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

By far one of the best restaurants . On our last visit Wolfgang stopped at our table and thanked us for coming. Food is always consistently wonderful. Make reservation early. We love to be in the back down the steps by the wonderful fireplace.

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Largo, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We never miss the opportunity to eat here! Such a delightful place with OUTSTANDING food and service! Looking forward to coming back as often as possible.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

the front rooms have a bar, about 6- 4 top tables, lounge area with fireplace, and a bistro menu. there are two dining room- one large- about 30 tables, and one smaller and intimate, both with fireplaces. the staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and they have tasted the specials. the service is attentive, but not hovering. the atmosphere is relaxed, not... More 

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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Food average at best. Jackie at front desk was fantastic. Bartenders were good. Waiter was terrible. Very unattentive and slow. Does not rank well with other fine dining in area

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 474 Main Street, P.O. Box 1282, 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 - 36
  • Cuisine: Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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
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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