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Dressler's - Charlotte
Dressler's - Charlotte

Dressler's - Charlotte Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.Dresslersrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (704) 909-6295
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Sunday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday ,Saturday 5.00pm - 10/11:00-pm Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Low Country
  • Executive Chef: Scott Hollingsworth
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We have full on-premise as well as off-premise capabilities
  • Entertainment: Amazing outdoor stage with music on most Thursdays and Fridays during the fall and spring
  • Special Events & Promotions: Dressler's offers private rooms for any size group up to 400.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 277/Kings/Kenilworth
  • Public Transit: Metropolitan has bus station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking is available at the front door for dinner service. Otherwise, there is a six story parking garage located across from the restaurant. We suggest to park on Level 2 and stairs or elevator down to the main level. Level 2 and above are much easier to park than Level 1.
A word from Dressler's - Charlotte
Dressler's is an upscale contemporary restaurant with patio dinning, featuring a menu of steak, imaginative seafood, and creative appetizers paired with an extensive wine list and full service bar specializing in martinis, ports, and single malt scotches.
Dressler's has a close knit group of managers who have worked together many years. Chef Scott Hollingsworth, General Manager Tim Buchanan, Manager Erik Draheim and Bar Manager Brian Lorusso have worked with owner Jon Dressler for 40 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 160 - seat, 6200 sqr ft, Dressler's Metro has unparalleled views of downtown Charlotte. Kim Dressler, wife and co-owner, did the interior design.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "I visit a lot of restaurants and this was my first time visiting Dressler’s. It was the best by far. I had a fantastic dining experience from the beginning to the end. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. I would highly recommend Dressler’s as a place you must visit."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The service was excellent and the Queen's Fest special was a normal entree size. Crab cakes were amazing!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed Dressler's for dinner several times, but every time it gets better. We gather our group, usually 4-12 people, set out for dinner and are never disappointed. Everyone raved about all of their courses. The Chef has a way with everything, but my salmon was the best I'd ever eaten. Parking is effortless - valet at no cost. Truly, you must go!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "First time there, brought out of town guests to show off skyline. Food was good. Service friendly and prompt. Overall great experience."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great options for restaurant week, the most desert choices available. The ribeye was awesome!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We usually enjoy our dining at Dressler's - but this time the food was way too salty - particularly the Risotto"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We done frequently at Dresslers and took out of town guests there for Restaurant Week. Although they were jammed, the food and the service were excellent. Food and service are always exceptional."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "As usual Dressler's did not disappoint. Stellar food, great service, perfect date night location...this is why it continues to be one of my favorite eateries in CLT."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "A group of four went to Dressler's - Charlotte for the Queen's Feast. It was excellent all around. Food was perfect; service was what you would expect from a first class restaurant, and the noise level was low to moderate, such that you could easily carry on a conversation. We are new to Charlotte, and this was the best restaurant I think we have visited thus far!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great place to dine for special occasion and romantic ambiance. will go again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was our first time eating at Dressler's and we were very impressed. The food was excellent. The crab cakes and rib-eye steak were absolutely delicious. The service was excellent. I couldn't have chosen a better place to try for restaurant week."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "While we had to wait 20 minutes past our reservation and it took another 5 minutes just to get water I put that aside though they didn't seem that busy. We found ourselves in the middle of Charlotte Restaurant Week so they had a special menu at a great price of $30. I am leary of these specials but I picked it anyway. I was pleasantly surprised. Not only was the food good the waiter quickly made up for the slow entry by his professional attitude, knowledge about the menu, suggestions for drinks etc. The value for this experience was very good but that is partly due to the lost cost of the meal. The menu prices would have led me to say good value. Deserts were very good. Apple cake and cheesecake."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We have eaten at Dressler's many times and have always had a good meal. I particularly like the sea scallops and the heart of rib eye. The desserts are all delicious. We particularly like the carrot cake, apple cake and cheesecake. On this last visit we ate with friends. The noise level in the restaurant made it impossible to hold a normal conversation. We found ourselves yelling across the table in order to be heard. Unfortunately, this detracted from the experience. I would recommend that some type of noise reduction modifications be made to the restaurant in order to improve the acoustics in the large dining room in order to keep the noise level down."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Dressler's is consistently good. Crab cakes are good. Service is top notch."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went here for the first time and we will be back! The service was wonderful... Really made you feel at home. Jerry, our server, was fantastic and very friendly. Make sure you save room for dessert! They are house made by the owner's mother."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I booked a table for 8 for my family. We were seated in a corner round table, but the noise level in the restaurant was too loud for enjoyable conversation. Two of our family members were elderly and we had to practically yell to make sure they could hear us. The service & staff were great and the food was good, although one of our chocolate desserts was dry. The staff quickly substituted another dessert. I would definitely eat here again but with a group of 4 or less, never again for a large group because of the noise."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Fantastic food and service. I had the pan seared scallops that were excellent. The wine list was very good and several affordable selections were available. The only negative was that we were seated on a round booth that offered great privacy but the seat was enormously uncomfortable. You should opt for the tables if given an option."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We celebrated a birthday here and loved it. We sat on the patio and watching the sunset over downtown was spectacular! we had the halibut, which came with a cream sauce and was very good, and the trout, which came over grilled corn and butter beans with a tomato salsa. It was all very good. they have no problem meeting dietary restrictions. The service was wonderful."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary at Dressler's recently. This is absolutely our favorite restaurant in Charlotte. Love the French Kiss martini and the Thai calamari appetizer. The glass of bubbly was a nice touch to set the palate for another fabulous dining experience. Crab cakes were authentic. Steak was perfect. Like the carrot cake, but still long for a red velvet cake. And the wine list needs some work. There are so many really great and highly rated California wines available....Berringer isn't one of them. Consider adding Wente and Chateau St. jean and Coppola."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We dined on a Friday night as a party of 6. Foodies would best describe us. Our waiter was extremely knowledgable on the preparation of the food and the wine. All of us shared dishes and each was amazing. You really can't go wrong here. Try the cheesecake, made by the owners mom from Brooklyn. Hello!! My young son LOVED the kids chicken and to be honest, I did too! Even the kids food was fab. Thank you Dressler's for doing things right all the way around. Top notch!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great service from Jason and Brian always knows my favorite beverage. Can't ask for nicer folks. Entire staff earns World Cup Winners status!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Outstanding halibut with an unusual treatment. Plenty of delicious sounding entrée choices. I would like to go back and try the duck. We split a salad and it was still plenty on each plate. Our waiter was perfectly professional and most pleasant. The only downside was that there was no bread service with the dinner. Dresler's restaurant is on the lower end of higher prices inthe area and as such an unusual bread should be offered. By the way, the fish included fresh spinach which I cannot eat and the waiter happily brought me a large serving of crispy sautéed garlic green beans. How nice! Interesting design on the wine wall."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I received a coupon in the mail and thought what the heck try something new. So glad I did, my husband and I enjoyed it very much, prices were a bit high but since we had the coupon it was well within range. I will return with or without coupon. I have already recommended this place to others."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We received a coupon in the mail and thought why not. We checked reviews and thought let's go, especially since I like fish. This is a very nice restaurant and I believe would be a great one to come to with another couple or a group of friends. It is light and airy. We had a wonderful server and I cannot remember her name. She was to repeat myself wonderful! What my husband and I really liked was that our food came in a timely fashion, cooked exactly as we requested and it was hot! The chocolate cake and the cheese cake were also very good."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our first time at Dressler's and we were very pleased with the service and food and will return again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our reservation was for 8:30 but we arrived at 8:10. We were immediately seated-good! Order sparkling water & meal-good! We only ordered entrees. The kitchen was extremely slow. Everyone received bread, but no food. We did not actually receive any food until 8:55pm. Interestingly the manager floated around to every table but ours. And my meal had what appeared to be a cooked in hair. So I sent it back. Explanation-fuzz from carrots?!? I asked for a new order. It arrived, 'fuzz-carrot' free. Sadly the 1st order tasted better. At this point I was done. There was a large party that should have been on the patio (it was raining) blocking the entrance/exit. A server 150+ people. Large parties were more important than the regs."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This is at least the 4th time I have dined here and it was my best experience yet! The food and service were excellent. I was very impressed with how our food came out without any delay despite the fact the restaurant had two large (rehearsal dinners) groups there at the same time. We ordered calamari, salads and entrees and everything was delicious!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Went on a night I learned (from an overly friendly waiter) that there were 2 different wedding parties going on-should have been a signal! Service was slow-beyond the appropriate slow for a good restaurant. This slow was a water order, drinks order, specials notification-UGH! Must have been trying to buy time for the kitchen to serve the parties?!? Have a sense we want out and serve a the right pace. Food on the new menu was OK or mundane and smaller portions than old Dresslers. The desserts-always great thankfully stayed with John's Mom. I will keep an ear open for others who had great experiences before I go back to my old friend Dresslers! Too many other spots and options."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Consistently one of the best places you could ever go. The waitstaff is one of the best you could ever encounter, and the food is consistently great. John and Kim have done a wonderful job."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We had a nice time sitting outside with our drinks listening to Jazz & taking pictures. Afterwards we dined inside & after dinner we went back outside to sit in the cool breeze & talk. Superb evening."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The menu at Dressler's offers a variety of choices yet it is not overwhelming. Our appetizer, both entrees, and the dessert were all perfectly prepared and delicious. The wine list was presented on a iPad tablet. This was our first experience with a wine list on a tablet. Very interesting and informative. Our waiter could have been mote attentive."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We have dined here several times. Steaks were cooked to perfection, tender, adequate portions. Attentive wait staff although bread was late arriving. This is not a deal-breaker. I will gladly return for another outdoor dining experience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My immediate family and I ate there on 2 occasions and were pleased both times .However people who are not familiar with Dresslers need to be made aware that reservations need to be made well in advance."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Unfortunately this is the second time my medium rare steak has comes out medium well. They always replace it and try to make it right but I would love to be able to come and eat dinner at the same time everyone at the table is."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We took the family of 6 to celebrate 2 birthdays and Father's Day. Everything was great. It wAs nice to walk around afterwards too."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had a very nice dining experience. The place was packed and we went early (6:30). By 8 is was jammed packed indoor and outdoor. We went for a specific meal (Just for the Halibut) and it was different than what my wife remembered so that was somewhat deflating, but my meal (Blackened Heart of Ribeye) was terrific. The manager checked on us and w were treated to a key lime pie dessert. Love the place and will definitely go again. Waiter Michael was prompt, courteous and gracious."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This was my second time dining at the restaurant with friends. It is just a nice restaurant. Service and food was very good. The staff seem to have a positive attitude."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Went there for the first time and it was awesome. From the ambience to the waiter to the food everything was great!! Would definitely recommend this place!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Went for dinner on a Tuesday evening. As always, food and service were fantastic. Best crab cakes in town. My companion's shrimp and grits dish also got raves. It's always hard to choose from so many wonderful choices. Lovely view of the skyline and greenway. By the evening's end the room had a good crowd assembled. I love coming here. It's ALWAYS great."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "A great place for 2 or 20 to meet for a productive business luncheon. Convenient location. Wonderful view. Excellent service."
    Dined on 6/9/2014