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

Dressler's Restaurant - Birkdale Village Details

  • 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
Diner Reviews
  • "This is an excellent restaurant with excellent service and atmosphere. It was not very busy at 7:00 PM. It is a very upscale restaurant, but prices are reasonable in the $20 - $35 range"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We've rated Dressler's as a five-star restaurant in the past, but Sunday night was a big disappointment. The Rib Eye special was way over priced at $33 and the quality of the meat was mediocre/poor - very difficult to chew with tough gristle throughout. To Dressler's credit, they offered a token complimentary desert which we accepted, but the meal failed to live up to their own high standards. To wrap it up, we attempted to pay a portion of the meal's cost with a VISA pre-paid gift card which led to a 20 minute hassle before they accepted it. Dinner price, quality and service were a big disappointment given the excellent meals we've had there previously."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Consistently the best place in the Lake Norman area for quality, presentation and service. Excellent wine list compliments a diverse menu."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I've been there before, but don't remember the food being this great. Smooth service and great food. Ambience is a little outdated, but acceptable for Lake Norman."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Love the outdoor seating area, great food, extensive wine list, and superb service. It was an excellent overall experience."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "fri and sat music from 7-9 at birkdale. enjoyable evening"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "John Glenn and his entire staff go beyond the expected in this great restaurant which I would recommend for any occasion! Superb food! Excellent service and unbelievable atmosphere for any occasion whether on busines, special occasion or just a casual night out. Thanks to John and his staff for memorable evening. Bryan & Debbie"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We had a great meal with six adult family members on a Friday night. Service was professional and friendly. The food was great. Look forward to going back a few times in the next year."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Having it be in Birkdale Village is a definite plus, but I think this place stands on it's own. Spent our anniversary dinner here, meant to be relaxed, casual, people watching, etc., and the food blew us away. Scallops were amazing, and the halibut was fantastic, and a great bonus with lump crab on top. Would definitely go back!!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "My husband is allergic to seafood so I don't cook it at home. So I'm always happy to go to Dressler's because they offer so many wonderful seafood choices, but also some wonderful steak, chicken, and pork options for my hubby. This visit I enjoyed the seafood and grits, loaded with shrimp, scallops and fish in a mild Cajun sauce. Delicious. The service was truly outstanding."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "My wife and I have always enjoyed Dressler's and this visit was excellent as well. I normally order crab cakes but opted for the blackened grouper special this visit. It was excellent as well. I can always expect good service, Jon and John seem to always have good staff and good service. It is our go to place for special occasions and when we just want a an evening out. Good food, good wine, good service the best reasons we know to dine at Dressler's."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Dressler's can't be beaten for friendly, honest and truly exceptional homemade food. Service is enthusiastic and accommodating without being intrusive. The menu is typical American food taken up a notch by the excellence of the ingredients and obvious care in the preparation. Portions are generous and everything is delicious!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This restaurant was so good the first time, we had to come back, and we were not disappointed! The service is excellent, but they don't hover. The food is delicious and the portions are just right. The atmosphere is perfect for conversation. One of the nicest things is that when you have a reservation, you are not made to wait - you are seated on time. We will go back again."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The tuna was spectacular! By far my favorite item in the menu. My husband had the lamb and said it was great! The owner was very helpful with wine choosing. Defiantly will be back!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We had a family renunion at Lake Norman and wanted to take everyone to an upscale restaurant that the adults would enjoy but would also make six children ages 2-11 feel welcome as well. Much to our surprise, Dressler's hit that target exceptionally well. The well-trained staff was gracious to all of the kids' demands. The adults' entrees ran the gamut from filet mignon au poivre to halibut and superb crab cakes, all of which pleased the crowd from around the country. A great choice for families looking for something special while vacationing!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I entertained company employees and had a wonderful meal. The food, service and wine were all spectacular. Great job!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Dresslers knows how to impress their customer. They provide excellent service, and several food and wine choices for the most discriminating palates. The restaurant is very clean and pleasant to the eye dressed in crisp white table clothes. Best service in Charlotte. The blackened Mahi over lobster risotto was delicious and portion size larger than expected. Calamari appetizer was off tonight -a bit chewy. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Me and my sister's came to Dresslers to celebrate a birthday! Very welcoming, and the ambiance was perfect. We wanted a fine dining restaurant to celebrate the occasion without the noise of the dinner crowd. From the hostess to the clearing of our dinnerware, it's was a delightful experience. Thank you"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Was there on a Wednesday at 5pm and one of the first dining this evening. The Goat Cheese and Garlic has become our favorite starter, Scallops were great and my father in-law had a perfect blacked heart of Ribeye. We will be back, this is now our favorite Charlotte restaurant! "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Dressler's is always a great dining experience. From the amazing appetizer list, to the awesome specials selection, great wine list, this place is a must visit for a special occasion or just a nice outing with friends. Highly recommend Dressler's. Never lets you down."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This is our favorite special place! The service and food are always exceptional."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I think the ambience is outstanding. Service was good. Food was a disappointment. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I decided to have my fiancés parents as well as my parents meet here to share a dinner with us after proposing the day before. The food was excellent but the service was poor. Our waiter was nice when he came by but we had plates sit on the table long after the food was finished. We also had a one member of our party ask for their food to be boxed up and when a waitress brought it back to the table she just dropped it in front of the wrong person and said nothing. Literally just dropped it on the table and walked away. I had read good reviews about this place online as well as on open table but after the service I experienced I will not be returning. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Wine stewart was excellent in selecting a new wine based on our taste."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed! "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We've dined here a half-dozen times in the last year or so and the food and service has always been excellent. This was the first time there has been a problem with the service. I'm rating he service as "good" based on past experiences and suspect this was an off night or a new server. Everything else was as expected, great food, great ambience and an overall quality dining experience. This is our favorite restaurant north of Charlotte."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We've eaten here so many times. Not impressed this time. Server wasn't friendly. Never poured our wine, we had to do it. Kept having to ask for more tea and bread and butter. We had to ask for specials...."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "While the food was up to its high standards, the service was only fair. We waited for our wine to be served, had to ask for bread to be brought to the table and certain plates were missing from the table setting."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We took friends for their first time to Dressler's for a special Anniversary Dinner. They loved everything about the evening......"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I was in town visiting my mother for the holiday and wanted to go somewhere nice. The server was nice, but never once explained any of the food as it came out, especially the sausage dish. For the amount we paid for lunch, I expected better service. I've paid less in other domestic markets and received far superior service. The food was nothing to write home about, it came out exactly as advertised in the menus. In addition, there's no lunch/brunch menu, so it was very awkward looking at a dinner menu ~Noon. This restaurant would NOT survive in a market with more competition and better recognition for its culinary entertainment."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We've been to Dresslers many times and it is consistently a positive experience. The food is delicious. This night was a special occasion...my hisband's birthday. Everyone that came to the table wishes him a happy birthday. I highly recommend Dresslers. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Very consistent one of my favorite places, staff been great food awesome. Love this Birkdale Location one!!"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Excellent service from server, all staff well trained...very accommodating of our 1 and half year old son on Mother's Day. Calamari was some of the best I've had, if not the very best. Surprised to be served charred medium-well filet when I ordered medium and mashed potatoes were cold...not one to send food back so I ate ot. Very nice place though and I would return, because I've been exceptionally pleased with food at midtown location in the past and my wife loved her scallop pasta dish."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great food And service at Dressler's. I would recommend the restaurant to everyone. Food and table server were wonderful. Dressler's gets 10 stars in my book."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Thank you for great service. We were there with our 4 grandchildren and was very kid friendly."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Excellent as usual. The food and service was superb! "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Great food, drinks, and atmosphere. Nice bar which is good if you arrive earlier than reservation time or waiting for a friend to arrive and be seated. Courteous hostesses and well trained serving staff. You have a choice of dining in or outside - depending on your preference and the weather. Management runs a first class operation. Highly recommend Dressler's! "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Great food and service as usual. One of our favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Exceeds expectations everytime. The staff is always walking aroun checking drinks and making sure you are satisfied without being bothersome. Well maintained and lighting is perfect"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Dressler's is an outstanding restaurant. The owner was once a general manager at Morton's. He created a resturant and that is better than Morton's. The menu is outstanding and the 'sweet treats' are made by his mom. Add to it a great bar and wine list. What else can you ask for?"
    Dined on 5/3/2014