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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
  • Email: jon@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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Diner Reviews
  • "From the moment my husband and I entered Dressler's Restaurant and were kindly greeted by the cordial 2 young hostesses and Scott, the Manager, from the time we left the restaurant, we had Excellent Service by our server. We have never had bad service there! This restaurant is impeccable!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The food was great but our waiter had an extremely thick accent and it was very difficult to understand what he was saying."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My husband & I tried Dresslers on our most recent date night. The service was excellent, atmosphere was nice, & the food was great. I had the lobster tail w/ whipped potatoes & asparagus. My husband chose the flat iron steak. We both enjoyed our meals & had the enjoyed the apple crisps for dessert."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Very nice place, been back many times and will do so again and again. It's a well run restaurant and very consumer friendly. Love the calamari!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Our first trip to this restaurant. Really loved it. The food was great. The wine list was excellent. Will definately return."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I made a reservation online and when we arrived, they said Happy Birthday to my wife & gave us a great corner booth. Service was exceptional, with constant attention to refreshing drinks and exchanging used silverware and plates was virtually instant. We have been to Dressler's several times before, so we knew to expect good food, and this was repeated again with outstanding Mahi & Pork Chop. I for one could have eaten 3 of the seared Tuna appitizers! We like many of the restaurants in Birkdale Village, but when it's time for something seriously amazing, we know which door to open."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We were there to celebrate a birthday with a party of 11. The staff and everyone there treated us like we were the only table even though the place was packed. Thank you to Jon and Scott who visited the table to see how we were doing. Please ensure you visit this amazing place if you havent already. Wines were priced very very reasonable. We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Outstanding Care was taken of our Group for my son's 9th Birthday dinner. He was greeted with Happy Birthdays from our entrance at the door and exceptional care was taken with all of our food and his birthday cake and candle. I have eaten here in the pas though it seems to get better every time. Our servers were fantastic, the manager and bar manager took care to ensure we were comfortable and had everything we needed as well. All in all one of my best dining experiences."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was good and the service was great. Mom's cheesecake was to die for. The atmosphere was not my favorite but it wouldn't deter me from going back."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Never have any bad experiences after coming here. Always welcoming and has a good southern feel."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My wife and I have eaten at Dressler's at Birkdale a few times and will continue to go back. Great menu selection, and if you are on a budget, there are some great entrees below $20. Definitely worth a try if you are looking for a nice night out..."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Great steak and mom's cheesecake is outstanding Thanks Jon for sharing the story with us"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Absolutely fantastic food and service. You are like part a family while dining at Dressler's."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This was a wonderful experience. They had a live jazz band playing while we were there. I had a shrimp pasta-excellent!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We went to Dressler's for our 39th wedding anniversary and wanted to stay close to home. This was a great choice. The service was great, food was delicious and the prices were fair. The restaurant was extremely busy which made it a bit loud but that wasn't too much of a problem. We really enjoyed ourselves and will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Rushed in/out in an hour. Food was cold/overcooked for the price and the service was less then desirable. I am being nice with a fair rating."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "If you love seafood, keep Dressler's in mind. Even with the "new" seafood place in Birkdale (Bonefish Grill), Dressler's can hold it's own. Great service, valet parking and a very friendly staff. The only disappointment on our most recent visit was that their seafood offerings were few and far between, but what they have, they do very well. Some of it is probably a seasonal and supply issue."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We've been here several times. It never disappoints! The food is awesome, the servers are very attentive, engaging and professional. I never liked calamari until a friend persuaded me to try them here. I am a fan, and I've not found any other restaurant that compares on this appetizer. The desserts are simply irresistibly delicious also."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "When a restaurant has been around a while it's natural to wonder if it will eventually start to wear around the edges. I'm happy to say that Dresslers is still as fabulous as ever. It was a busy Saturday night on the heels of Valentines Day and several snow days so people were out in force. But we were seated right away and our service was still impeccable. The food was delicious -- a juicy steak and the best crab cakes in the area. It remains at the top of our list for special occasions."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "As always I enjoyed my dining experience. The food was fabulous. The waitress, Tina, gave us awesome service. She even remembered things that we enjoyed to eat and drink in the past. The management came by to ensure our happiness. Will return. Thank you!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Nice and relaxing atmosphere with the fine dining feel. iPad wine list was a step in the technological advancement direction. Service is plentiful and attentive, the manager visits the table and welcomes you back. The halibut was perfectly prepared over a bed of cooked spinach, very tasty. One especial was the grouper, very good but the portion was not quite to the "special" price expectation - after all, it was grouper. Salads are very fresh and the wedge I highly recommend. Lump crab appetizer is delicious but the sauce is a little heavy so careful not to fill up before the main entrée. Great place."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My wife and I travel to Lake Norman from our primary home in CT at least six times a year, and each time we try to make a point of having dinner in Birkdale's Dresslers. Their Thai calamari is the best we have ever had. It is always tender and flavorful. Although their wine list is a bit pricey, you can find a decent wine at an affordable price if you know your wines! The entrees are outstanding and the wait staff is very knowledgable, attentive without being overbearing, and very friendly. Overall, an outstanding dining experience. Cannot wait under the summer when the dining can be on the patio to add people-watching to the experience!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We were a party of six, each of whom had a different entree. Everything was absolutely delicious! Not a sour note was heard. The Crispy Thai Calamari and Mom's Apple Cake, for beginners and enders, are not to be missed. Our server, Emilee, was just perfect: good recommendations, friendly, courteous, and just the right amount of attentiveness. Definitely a return engagement in my future - too many more entrees to try, so little time!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Thank you John Dressler, John Glenn, Scott and Kevin for making our visit so enjoyable! Your personalities and attention to details makes this a premier dining spot and number #1 on my list! We enjoyed the conversations and the excellent food which you provided. We will be back often..."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Great restaurant with interesting menu. Pricy but outstanding fresh high quality food."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "The wine was late coming to the table, arrived with the entree course. The waiter ordered the wrong entree. My husband went ahead and ate his entree while had to wait an additional 15 minutes for mine. The waiter apologized, but you would expect a comp meal or dessert, but none was offered. Probably will not boa I to this restaurant for the foreseeable future."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "I love the relaxed feel of this place, it has a low lit, sexy atmosphere. I Fellas.. This will score big points, but be careful... They could get use to it!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I've visited this restaurant on a number of occasions but never on Valentines. Although the menu lacked some of my favorite dishes, the food was good. I did not like the small tables which appeared to be the seating for couples. It felt like sitting on an overbooked airplane, in the coach section. Although I will be back to the restaurant, it will not be on or around Valentines."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have been here multiple times for special events. Every time we go, the food is excellent, the service is wonderful and we can't wait to return again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wonderful Valentine's day dinner! The manager, and rest of the staff are very personable Our server Victor was wonderful, and made our evening that much more special. Generally, set menus can be disappointing, but this was far from it! From beginning to end the meal was delicious and well presented. Would definitely recommend coming here!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This restaurant has outstanding service. The wait staff makes you feel like an old friend. The food is creative & delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Great food, great service. Everything about Dressler's screams great restaurant. Unfortunately, the young gals next to our table for two, were doing just that, screaming. I was looking for a romantic experience for TWO, but it was....... TOO loud. I found everything else about the place to be top notch. My date was awesome so we just did our best to hear each other, leaning over our table for two, and smiling every time the young ladies brought the decibel limit to what seemed like 95 or above. I would like to go back, and see if they could stick us in a corner or somewhere more secluded, and/or quiet."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Consistency in excellence for food and service is the key to bringing me and my friends back to any restaurant. Dressler's delivers it each and every time, with out fail. Whether it is at the Metropolitan or at Birkdale, Dressler's delvers a wonderful dinning experience."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Dressler's is the best!! Jon Dressler and his staff are always warm and friendly. The wine list is great. The menu from start to finish is excellent!!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We ate at Dressler's a year or so ago and really enjoyed it. Some friends helped us out with a special, very time consuming project and we decided to take them to dinner for a thank you gift. It was the perfect place. Food was excellent. Service was awesome. Will definitely go back soon!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We felt like they were trying to turn tables and rush us out .... the waiter got our drink order but kept asking everyone at the table (8 of us) if we were ready to order BEFORE giving us a chance to really look at the menu and BEFORE he went to get our drinks. He did not leave until someone started ordering their food. He then brought us our drinks .... 5 seconds later brought us dinner .... Then when dinner was over - we barely sat there for 2 seconds and the waiter was bring us our dessert. When we were only about 1/2 way through with dessert the checks arrived. Maybe they were doing this because it was Restaurant Week but we did not like it. We did not want to be rushed in and rushed out of a herd of cattle."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "So lucky to have a great place in Huntersville like this."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I enjoyed my meal here as I have in the past. Tina was my waitress and she was knowledgeable of what wine would go well with what dish and knew the menu well. The desserts are GREAT! I drive from the south side of town passing the Dressler's uptown to come to this one because I enjoy it so much. I will return."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We went to Dressler's last Thursday night. We were seated promptly, even though the place was packed because it was restaurant week. Most of us got the special dinner with 3 courses and it was nice to see that all the food available to choose from was from the usual menu and not something they didn't usually prepare. The service was great. The timing of when food was delivered to the table was well paced and not rushed. The food was up to its usual standards. I had the salmon. It was cooked perfectly, served hot with a creamy risotto. The wedge salad was great with a good balance of blue cheese dressing to lettuce. The cheesecake was great as usual. The coffee was hot and refills were offered in a timely fashion. A great meal."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "The service was wonderful and the food couldn't have been any better!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014