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
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Dressler's Restaurant - Birkdale Village reviews from OpenTable diners
176 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (127)romantic (93)neighborhood gem (85)fit for foodies (79)notable wine list (75)great for outdoor dining (55)good for groups (53)hot spot (22)great for lunch (15)vibrant bar scene (12)scenic view (10)late-night find (7)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.