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) 987-1779
  • 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
185 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (133)romantic (97)neighborhood gem (88)notable wine list (86)fit for foodies (82)good for groups (52)great for outdoor dining (50)hot spot (25)vibrant bar scene (13)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (7)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (6)Show More
  • Our Special Place
    Connie
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We love our neighborhood gem of a restaurant. The food is always beautifully presented and served by a first class staff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and service was outstanding .
    JuliaVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The moment we walked in we were greeted and seated quickly . The servers were prompt and attentive. I had the short ribs and it was amazing . The portion was plentiful . I cannot wait to go back!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We dined here on Tuesday evening. One of the people in our party is visually and hearing impaired. When we were first seated he was very uncomfortable due to the noise level. We asked to be seated at a quieter table. Unfortunately the other room was already being used, but they couldn't have been more accommodating. They moved us to a different table and it definitely improved the situation. A large party of 10 men left right after we were seated and this made it much easier for him to hear our conversation. Great staff. The food was outstanding. I will definitely return to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entertaining Family in Town
    MJfromCLT
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Dressler's is out go to for special occasions, entertaining customers, and having family in town. Service is perfect, food is outstanding...just a great place to enjoy a meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience-local venue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We met friends for dinner and had a wonderful time, great food, in an excellent venue. The bar tender was excellent - quick wit, fun attitude, high service-orientation. Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great
    shelly
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Always great, this time was so extra yummy! Brought friends in from NY and they also enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Romantic Spot
    jsbmaverick
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Brought my fiancée here for our one year anniversary. The food, service, and ambiance were perfect for the date.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant in LKN area!
    LKNFoodie
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Dresslers provides the best food and atmosphere EVERY time we're there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding food and ambiance
    Dave81230
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Dressler's has a great 'steak house' feel to it with a more varied menu. You can get an incredible (med-rare) filet here while someone else at your table orders a seafood dish and you will both be equally happy. The appetizer menu is just as varied as dinner and will deliver without question.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Last minute
    Soup
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Spend an evening at Dresslers, short notice but very accomendating and great service as usual!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our favorites
    angeleyes
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Dressler's Birkdale Village is one of our favorite restaurants in the this area. We are N.Y. transplants so we were use to having superior restaurants to dine at. When we moved here friends recommended Dressler's and we were thrilled with the food and the service, so we go there whenever possible. Never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome time!
    Winendine8VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Great night at Dressler's! Had wine, delicious appetizers, and yummy French onion. Sat at the bar w/bartenders, Kevin and Briggs. They were fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our experience at Dressler's
    LovelyLavi
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Good was amazing and staff very knowledgable and friendly! Best desserts! Had Mom's cheesecake and Mom's carrot cake, both delicious! Looking forward to going back!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food for reasonable prices
    CurlyShirley
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We live an hour away and it is worth the trip. We have been there 3 times and thoroughly enjoyed each meal. It is not cheap but is certainly a good value for the well prepared, plated and tasty food. The wait staff are friendly and attentive. Importantly, they do not rush you out even when there are many people waiting to be seated. They do take reservations and have always seated us within 5 minutes of our arrival. How lucky are the local neighborhood people!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely meal
    missedmark
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Had a well cooked meal and even added a dessert which we seldom do. On a lark we tried a wine from the county of Georgia, a blend, and it turned out to be very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We have dined at Dressler's Birkdale multiple times over the years and have always had excellent experiences. Food is prepared well and service is attentive. It is one of our go to places for special occasions - this time was for a birthday celebration. Dressler's will remain on our dine-out list for the foreseeable future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Food / Service okay
    Christine1229VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Amazing food -- flat iron steak w/ their house sauce, husband had short ribs, & my daughter had filet mignon. We all decided to have dessert & ALL of them were great. Carrot Cake, Creme Brulee & Chocolate Lava cake. We actually sat outside on the patio as it was a nice night out and we had our dog with us. Service would have been fine ...if we ever saw him. He was great when he was there .. but that was rare. There were 5 tables outside which were all his & I will have to assume he was handling more inside as he was never out there. I saw most of the tables "looking" for him all the time. My guess - he was working more tables than he could handle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best we've had in a long time
    Dinner4two
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The restaurant exceeded our expectations and made our dining experience memorable. The food was superb! Thanks to our waiter Chris for his excellent recommendations and polite manner. Overall excellent choice!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing dinner
    missedmark
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Pork chop dinner was served with overcooked, mushy potatoes mixed with a few small chunks of zucchini. Boiled potatoes and chunks of zucchini do not make a good combination. Tasteless and soupy. Waste of fingerling potatoes which can be wonderful. Have eaten at Dressler's previously and had great meals, but not this time.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another fantastic experience
    allycat
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Once again we had an incredible evening dining at Dressler's in Birkdale. We love both locations, but really enjoy the neighborhood feel of the Birkdale location. Marshall was helping us out that evening and was really great. Food was fantastic - my husband had the scallops and I had the pecan grouper special with the lobster risotto which was amazing. We started the meal with the tomato and mozzarella salad and ended with the apple crisp. So delicious! Looking forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food was fabulous, staff was great! Celebrated the wife's birthday!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service on a special occasion
    John
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    When I made the reservation I had them note that this was for my wife's birthday. I had done the same thing last year with great results. Birthday wishes from many of the staff members, champagne, desert, etc. This year nothing. What was even worse was that the waitresses for the tables around us all asked their tables if they were celebrating something special for which most of them were celebrating birthday's ironically. Our waitress was not friendly and made no attempt to make the dinner special. I will not be taking my wife back here for her birthday again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always!
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Dressler's consistently delivers good food and great service. I go there 1-2 times a month and am never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Food & Service
    4DateNight
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Dressler's is definitely a great place to dine out. From their Just for the Halibut dish to their Pumpkin Cheesecake and everything in between, you'll be pleased with the delicious food pairings!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    Disappointed23
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Good Morning, I have dined at Dresslers on several occasions. On this visit the waitress was either new or just slow.....not attentive. We ordered the lobster dinners and we were extremely disappointed with the size of the lobster. I have dined at Sullivans on many occasions too and I don't mind paying more for a lobster if the quality is good. This will probably be the last time I dine at Dresslers.......I will go back to Sullivans. Thank you.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun anniversary dinner
    Need2getoutmore
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Fantastic food. Service was outstanding. Was a very busy evening yet we did not feel rushed in any way.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    TheThreeMusketeers
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Took my family here for my dad's 81st birthday celebration. I have been coming to this restaurant since it opened around 11 years ago and I always had a great meal. I must have dined here at least 30 times. The food is fresh, hot, delicious and the service is consistently impeccable. I tried the organic chicken this time and was not disappointed. Real tasty and juicy and comes with mac and cheese. We started with the wedge salads as well as the fried green tomatoes which comes with a side of shrimp! The remaining entrees were the shrimp and linguini, chicken, short ribs, and salmon and everyone loved their dinner. You really can't go wrong with this lovely restaurant located right in the middle of Birkdale Village.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another FABULOUS meal!
    FortyLove
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Our favorite restaurant comes through again .... everything top notch. From appetizers through to dessert, all items were exceptional. What always makes our dining experience is the attentive staff. John Dressler has a wonderful group of long-term employees working for him that make the difference. The food is excellent, as is the service. For seafood lovers, try the halibut (my fav) and the ribeye (hubby's fav) for the carnavoirs out there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful service
    dianadsb
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I had the rack of lamb, it was excellent. My son had the fillet and it was mouth watering. My husband had the tuna, very fresh. Our server was so vibrant and professional, she made good suggestions and was simply delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The waitress was so awesome. Wish I had remembered her name, was so friendly and had a smile on her face all the time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    KatinCLT
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food and service were excellent. Don't miss the goat cheese on warm bread appetizer! I had the crispy duck and it was perfect. My companions all had steaks, they said they were excellent. Our server was extremely friendly and attentive. We had apple crisp and carrot cake for dessert, very very good. The other major plus is valet parking, which is a huge benefit in Birkdale where parking can be hard to find. The owners were all there, we even spotted Joan Dressler, the renowned maker of many of the yummy desserts. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner was very good
    Lynda
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Went to celebrate my husband's birthday.He had the ribeye & I had the smoked chicken.Both were very good but if I hadn't read the menu, I would not have known chicken was smoked.A VERY small complaint b/c chicken was cooked/seasoned perfectly.Tried to make a reservation for the previous Friday to celebrate my husband's birthday but they were booked solid.Mentioned this to the waiter & he said he wasn't working that night so wasn't sure why.Was hoping he would catch the part about it being a birthday celebration b/c they give a free fantastic dessert for bdays or anniversaries.He didn't catch on.Dinner ended & the dessert menu arrived.I commented on he was bday boy & could decide.Waiter wished him happy bday & said dessert was on house.YAY:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place for special occasions.
    Wineanddine
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great service and outstanding food. A little too noisy for good conversation but as a group of 11 women, we were part of the problem.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shannon
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    2 of the 4 of us had the specials. All the meals were excellent and our waitress was very good and friendly. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Another wonderful dining experience at Dressler's. We always look forward to our visits and appreciate the quality food, ambience and service provided. The Tuna Tartar app was uniquely delicious and the G's House salad offered a refreshing blend of flavors. The 16 oz Ribeye Feature was perfectly cooked and very tender. The Seafood Grits sauce was rich, abundant and delicious. A larger portion of grits or bread would be helpful to soak up the flavorful sauce. Hannah's exceptional attention and service were especially appreciated.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Place
    FoodieatHeart
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I went to Dresslers for dinner on a date and it was wonderful. The food and service were both prompt and delicious. My date and I really enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food with style
    JasonVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Meal was delicious, nice presentation. Wish they would carry NC vodka Covington And put quinoa back on menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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.