Dressler's Restaurant - Birkdale Village
Dressler's Restaurant - Birkdale Village

Dressler's Restaurant - Birkdale Village

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dresslersrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 704-987-1779x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday : 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00-10:00, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Scott Hollingsworth
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy. 73 off I-77
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Dressler's Restaurant - Birkdale Village
Dressler's is an upscale contemporary restaurant with patio dining, featuring a menu of steak, imaginative seafood, and creative appetizers paired with an extensive wine list and full service bar specializing in martini's, ports, and single malt scotches.

Dressler’s has a close-knit group of managers who have worked together for many years. Chef Scott Hollingsworth,Manager-John Glenn, and Bar Manager Kevin McNamara have worked with owner Jon Dressler for 17 years combined. The camaraderie and warmth are obvious from the moment you walk through the doors. An accommodating staff will ensure that your experience is memorable.

The 130-seat, 5190-square-foot, Dressler’s Restaurant is a people place located in that new urbanism, people-driven shopping outpost of Birkdale Village. The interior is subdued and relaxed; yet polished. Walls are accented with warm stone, earth tones, and water features. Kim Dressler, wife and co-owner, did the interior desi
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Dressler's Restaurant - Birkdale Village reviews from OpenTable diners
148 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (108)romantic (77)neighborhood gem (70)notable wine list (58)fit for foodies (57)great for outdoor dining (47)good for groups (45)hot spot (13)great for lunch (13)vibrant bar scene (11)scenic view (8)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Great dinner at Dressler's-Birkdale
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We had a wonderful meal at Dressler's in Birkdale. Food and service were wonderful! Looking forward to going back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Special Occasion Celebration
    BirkdaleSpecial
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We often dine at Dressler's in Birkdale especially for celebrations. This was an interesting night. The restaurant was busy, a party group was in the back room and the main dining room was nearly full, Even with all the business of the the evening both John Glenn and Jon Dressler stopped by our table to speak and offer congratulations and Happy Birthday wishes. These special services and obvious excellent food are a great reason we make Dressler's a destination for special occasions and an evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Destination restaurant
    GovernorandLadyPierpont
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We stay overnight near the Lake Norman area every year when we travel to GA to visit with family. We enjoy fine dining and discovered Dressler's Restaurant on the web. We made reservations and enjoyed a delightful, delicious dinner at an upscale, fine dining restaurant! My husband and I greatly enjoyed the unique, peanut crusted calamari appetizer. I greatly enjoyed the the "Just for the halibut" dinner, with the halibut cooked to my request (medium well) and excellent spinach. My husband felt the pan-seared scallops were excellent. We allowed ourselves the delightful creme brulee for dessert. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just a Great place with Great Food.
    Catman60
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We eat out quite often and critique restaurants among ourselves afterwards. Most restaurants I hate to say just don't measure up one way or another. But Dresslers is a Restaurant that you don't have to worry about. The Ambiance is great, service is great and the food is some of the best you will find. I had the 14 oz New York strip, which can be difficult to prepare to get the best from it. This one, ordered medium, was perfect. The best New York strip I have had. My wife had a seafood pasta that was also wonderful. She had a special request for her meal which was no problem. It was all just outstanding. Highly recommended, treat yourself you wont be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dressler's Birkdale
    Luv2Sail
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    As is always 'par for the course', Dressler's Birkdale hit the mark for a wonderful way to celebrate an anniversary! The atmosphere was nice, the service was excellent, and the food was outstanding. The chef's special MahiMahi over lobster risotto was so delicious, and my filet was cooked to perfection and sliced like butter! Thanks for another great evening and dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • None Better
    DateNight
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We eat here at least once a month. Great with family or friends or just a night out with your spouse. Food is ALWAYS exceptional. Service is the best you will see anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lv2eat
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Husband had ribeye, I had grouper. Food was good but I prefer the grouper at Red Rock with the balsamic reduction. I had champagne and the waitress brought me a bottle of California Moet rather than the French Perrier I ordered. I had to correct her and yes, "I want the one I ordered please." The desserts were not "fabulous". Sorry Ms. Dressler, no cheesecake chain in your future. Moulton chocolate cake and crème brulee' looked as boring as the blue hairs in dining room. I made reservations stating it was our 27th wedding anniversary. They sat us by the door of their party room while a realtor party was going on. At one point there was a group of about 8 realtors standing right next to our table hacking who knows what over my food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prices
    Estimate
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Since our last visit, there had been a significant price increase. That was a un-pleasant surprise.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I had never heard of Dresslers and reserved a table after reading a good online review on UrbanSpoon. We were pleasantly surprised by the level if service, the quality of the food and the atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Appreciative
    urgrate
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Hank and I experienced an evening we will not soon forget. You can't ask for a better way to celebrate an anniversary. Our waitress, Dawn was superb. Everyone wished us a happy anniversary. Very happy with this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent and expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Well you get what you pay for. The food is expensive and great. The appetizers are probably the best.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    YummieYummie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was outstanding, service equally as good. And, reasonably priced. Very friendly and comfortable atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just Ok
    CLTReviewerVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Had a business dinner at the Birkdale location. Overall it was just average to say the best. The bar manager did not know his wines and seemed confused with the types he was serving. The dining room manager was nice and overall the service was good however the food was just above average. Had the special ribeye which seemed more like a NY strip than a ribeye.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We come to Dresslers as often as possible when we have a special occasion to celebrate. The food is always excellent, service is good, and the restaurant has a great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LUCK
    LUCK
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This restaurant provides outstanding service from the time you enter their establishment. You are treated as an individual, they show a personal interest and they care about how you want to be served throughout the evening. Whether you are on a deadline needing fast service or on a romantic date wanting slow service they will accommodate your needs. This is our top restaurant in the Huntersville area. The Manager, wait staff and chef are excellent. Reservations are a must for evening hours. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Service
    nojake
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed our Annivesary dinner our waitress was Awesome sorry I don't remember her name. I have recommended two other couples already because of the service. The food was very good as well but the Service gets us to return.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • last minute reservation
    skyblustu
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Got a great time for dinner. Had a great reception, great server and great food at a reasonable price. Wine a little pricey but it was all good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    SteveandKathy
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Was recommended by friend and it lived up to expectation. Wait staff was friendly and knowledgable. Portion sizes were ideal without being over bearing. We are always amazed at restaurants that feel the cost requires huge amounts. We look for quality of food and staff. We found both.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dresslers is always delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Have never been disappointed eating at Dresslers - whether in Birkdale or Metro. Ambiance is nice, wait staff helpful, and management does a good job making you feel welcome and appreciated.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected
    Heshack
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    To keep it short, I was expecting something more than what we received. The food was good but easily forgetable. Will not dine here again!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • outstanding overall experience
    diningfor2
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The service, food, and ambience were terrific and the price was actually a little less than what we imagined. The idea of noting that it was a special ocassion for my wife and I and then providing dessert to celebrate was a great added touch. I highly recommend this restuarant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Dining Experience
    DateNight
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is the place to go if you want EXCELLENT food and the BEST service around. They NEVER disappoint.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Perfect
    EatwellVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I frequent this location for special occasions or just a great night out. The service and food are always approaching perfection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    Chambers
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We asked for outside patio seating because it was a gorgeous Friday night. Birkdale Village was hopping with people every where and there was a great band playing across the street at the fountain area. The wine selection is great, our dinner was absolutely delicious and we even had dessert. The apple cake is amazing and mom's carrot cake is too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    Davis
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Server was great so was the food. Chocolate cake left some to be desired, but the steak, scallops, and crab cakes were AMAZING!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Anniversary
    Foodlover
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    From the time we checked in until the end we were treated as their special guest. They even offered complimentary champagne. The halibut was excellent and the wine a perfect match. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Customer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The Dressler family is always cordial. Our visit to the restaurant was for our 50th wedding anniversary. The food and the service was outstanding. Question: How will I receive my 100 points for booking through Open Table and does the points accumulate? Melvin & Macie Riddick
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DebbieVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Had appetizers in the lounge. Fried Green Tomatoes were hard and not so good. Goat cheese with pita bread was great though. My husband had the calamari. Calamari was too thick. Will try it again, though. Nice atmosphere
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok....Not Great
    C1499
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Steak was pretty good, Chicken was not. Chocolate Cheesecake was not good. The Carrot Cake was to die for! Awesome
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dresslers
    TammyR
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Every time we visit Dressler's we're never disappointed! Great food and hear service!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food & Service
    AngieVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food was excellent on this occasion. The halibut was some of the best I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Been here many times, food is good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This time the service was a little slow. I had to flag down my server for more water. And it too a very long time to get the dessert menu. Food was good as usual. We will go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The fish was not fresh and over cooked. The filet didn't have any taste and the gravy tasted like something from a jar. Too expensive for what we received. Very disappointed after hearing such good reviews.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always delighted with Dresslers.
    toastmast
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We are frequent customers. Dresslers never disappoints us. This is the only place that I will eat the calamari .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    Datenite
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The Dresslers food and menu at the Metro location is much better than Birkdale location. The great service did made up for the difference. Although the meals were good we did not feel that they were worth fine dining prices.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Wish the food was hot and not warm. The waitress was not that good either, she forgot to bring me back lemons and was not that friendly and had an attitude. Will not go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    WVUManiac
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    My girlfriend and I have been coming here for a couple of years now and never does it fail. The service is always outstanding. They are polite and personable. The food is always comforting and cooked perfectly. Location is great and the atmosphere is like none other. Best restaurant in the mooresville/huntersville area.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic meal!
    littlebird
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We have always had a wonderful dining experience at Dresslers Birkdale. They make a fantastic vodka martini with stuffed bleu cheese olives! You can't go wrong with the heart of ribeye steak! Cooked to perfection! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for People Watching
    MrandMrsTVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Dining outdoors at Dressler's was a very good experience. We leisurely sipped on our wine and enjoyed watching the passing parade of people on a Sunday evening. We had good service. We each had the special $30 fixed price dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Excellentdine
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Excellent service they were friendly warm and inviting , ombience was great , will definitely eat there again . Food was great , tasteful and creative.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate