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Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Cajun & Creole, American, German, International
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings

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slices of fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil drizzled with olive oil and garnished with cracked pepper
Smoked Salmon
toasted bagel and traditional garnish
Stuffed Portobello
goat cheese and spinach topped with applewood smoked bacon and provolone on cabernet sauce
Escargots Au Gratin
baked‎ in herb garlic butter and topped with a light chardonnay sauce
Crab Cake on Lobster Cream Sauce
garnished with sonoma greens
Pecan Crusted Shrimp
orange molasses dipping sauce with a hint of scotch bonnet
Soup Du Jour
Onion Soup
topped with gruyere cheese and baked
Shrimp and Lobster Bisque
Chef Wolfgang's signature soup
Caesar Salad
grilled or chilled heart of romaine, surrounded by parmesan crouton, drizzled with traditional caesar dressing and garnished with parmesan, cracked pepper and anchovies
crunchy iceberg lettuce dressed with wolf gang's renowned blue cheese dressing, topped with crispy bacon
Seasonal Greens Gorgonzola Walnut Salad
field greens dressed with balsamic vinaigrette, topped with gorgonzola cheese, walnuts and garnished with orange and grapefruit segments
Kale Salad
greens mixed with candied walnuts, diced sweet potato, dried cherries with roasted berry chipotle sauce
Cajun Bar-B-Que Shrimp
asiago grits and andouille scented collard greens
Veal Medallions "Wolfgang"
on cabernet sauce topped with sautéed crawfish and béarnaise sauce served with potato
Crab Cake on Lobster Cream Sauce and Pecan Crusted Shrimp
with‎ vegetables and asiago grits, orange molasses dipping sauce with a but of scotch bonnet
Crawfish Étouffée
half a pound of crawfish tailmeat, spicy sauce and fininshed with gumbo file, rice pilaf
Fresh Fish From the Gulf
subject to availability
Weiner Schnitzel
veal loin breaded and sautéed served with potatoes and vegetable
Braised Beef Short Ribs
with garlic mashed potatoes  and collard greens
Apricot Honey Chicken
sautéed double chicken breast with a honey balsamic glace served with rice
North Carolina Fresh Mountain Trout Oscar
shellfish melange and béarnaise sauce with asparagus and roasted red bliss potatoes
Fresh Mountain Trout Fillets
sautéed, topped with pine nuts, dill sauce with roasted red potatoes and vegetables
Bavarian Sampler
bratwurst, knockwurst, kassler, and a schnitzel served with red cabbage. Sauerkraut and potato salad
Grilled Salmon
orange essence Israeli pearl cons cous, aromatic tomato chermoula
Atlantic Salmon Lavender Crusted
over a syrah reduction with mashed garlic potatoes and vegetable
Roast Loin of Lamb
rosemary dijon crusted served with potato and vegetable
All meats are aged in house
New York Strip Loin 12oz
served over a cabernet sauce with a potato and vegetable
Filet Mignon 8oz
served over a cabernet sauce with a potato and vegetable
Desserts denoted with two asterisks contain alcohol
Chef Wolfgang's Family Recipe Apple Strudel
al a mode
Strawberries Romanoff
Bananas Foster
Bavarian Chocolate Mousse
Chocolate Cake
Assorted Cheese Platter
with dried fruit and nuts
A Flight of Three Different Dessert Wines
Sponsored by: Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Best of Wine Spectator
1. Best of Wine Spectator
"The wine list is full of fantastic bottles, library vintages"
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2. Award Winning Chef Wolfgang
2. Award Winning Chef Wolfgang
"also nice when the Chef comes the table to ask you how your meal was."
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3. Specials Occasions, Rehearsals
3. Specials Occasions, Rehearsals
"worked to make it the joyous event it turned out to be"
Edith W
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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. . 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.
US$19 - US$38
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Cajun & Creole, American, German, International
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We got to enjoy Wolfgang’s before they closed for the 2018 season (looking forward to them reopening in February for the 2019 season!). Most of us enjoyed our usual favorites, which are always cooked to perfection (which includes French Onion Soup, Shrimp & Lobster Bisque,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HiTownMan
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have had many meals at Wolfgang's over the years. This year every single meal was simply outstanding. We feel we can count on the restaurant for everything from special occasions to light dinner before the theater!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jo H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have lived in Highlands for 5 years and I highly recommend this excellent restaurant to anyone visiting. The food is wonderful, the wine service is impeccable and the staff is always caring and courteous. Chef Wolfgang has put together a menu that will make...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LindalovesHighlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We waited over an hour past our reservation to be seated. No one apologized or seemed to care. Staff blamed other patrons for not leaving in a timely fashion, but they had clearly over booked. Food and atmosphere was wholly disappointing. Food is mediocre at...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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texanHighlands_NC, Owner at Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so sorry you did not enjoy your dinner. My staff brought you our two different soups which you did not like, did not like your entree and thought dessert should be done table side. As for being overbooked we were not. Unfortunately, the...More

Reviewed 10 November 2018

We were staying basically across the street at the Old Edwards Inn, on Main St in Highlands, NC, and had asked the Concierge to arrange dining for two of our nights, off of the Old Edwards Inn property. The first of those off-property dinners was...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Wonderful evening at Wolfgang‘s! Food was delicious, service was great, and the atmosphere was simply more then we could ask for.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank garnetal
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We made our reservations a few weeks in advance. They have a savory menu with a great wine list! The servers are knowledgeable and friendly. My husband had the beef short ribs, they were wonderful and rich! I choose the seasonal special of shrimp with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank josie2671
Reviewed 4 November 2018

We loved this place. Larger than expected but rooms are small and cozy! Fireplace was nice! Shrimp and grits were amazing! Unique drinks! Friendly staff! Great pick!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank hungryboss
Reviewed 2 November 2018

We arrived on a rainy Wednesday night and were seated promptly. Our waitress was very friendly and we enjoyed our meal. While everything was good, I didn't get any wow factor. That is why I rated Wligang's as a 4 rather than a five.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ponziUsa
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Tough getting a reservation but we got one. It was late but thats fine. My wife and I along with our granddaughter had a fabulous meal. steaks all around and without a doubt we all were completely satisfied. Service and all staff awesome. Thanks and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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5 May 2018|
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Response from bogartsmama2018 | Reviewed this property |
No. You see various dress.
Linda M
17 August 2017|
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Response from bogartsmama2018 | Reviewed this property |
To get the time & date you want, I would call several months ahead for those summer visits.
Becky S
2 April 2017|
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Sorrry. We do not have one Thanks
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