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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
  • "My mother was in from Ohio during Queen Feast and I choose to take her to Dressler's. Excellent choice - great food and great service. Dressler's is my favorite place to take out of town guest. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "First time dining and will not be the last. Service was impeccable and food was outstanding. Best Habitat I have ever had. Desserts are very good. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "My girlfriends and I celebrated a Bachelorette Party at Dresslers on Sat. 7/26. The service was impeccable and the food was scrumptious!!! Jason was our waiter, but the entire staff helped to make sure all 11 entrees were brought at the same time. What a remarkable experience!! Can't wait to go back. The calamari and salmon were to die for!! Thanks for making our friend's evening memorable! Jason even took a group pic for us with the city's skyline as a backdrop. :-) Good job Dresslers."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "There were 7 of us that had dinner on Sat. night during Queens Feast. Five of the seven have never dined at Dressler's. Our waiter Ryan was very efficient and patient. The restaurant is beautiful, the food was amazing and service was outstanding!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Five friends and I went to Dressler's to celebrate a b-day during restaurant week. Reservations were at 6p, and the restaurant wouldn't seat us until the entire party was present. I thought this policy was odd as some people in our party of 6 arrived on time and others were up to 20 minutes late meaning that everyone had to wait until the last person arrived and all were ready to be seated. I made the assumption that Dressler's was upscale like Capital Grill as Capital Grill would have offered the OPTION to be seated at your table or to wait for the party. Well, I was wrong to assume, and won't make that mistake again. I disagree with the seating policy, but, I must say the food was very good, and our server was very nice."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Good place for fancy meal. Appetizers were great. Cocktails sounded good but were underwhelming. Entrees were excellent. Carrot cake was dry. Cheesecake was outstanding"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I visited Dressler's during Queen's Feast week. The menu had a pleasing variety of selections. I chose the wedge salad, crab cakes and apple cake. The food was delicious and the service was great. We ate outside and enjoyed the scenic view. The only thing that I would have changed was there were a few gnats that were annoying but otherwise it was a wonderful evening out."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I was there for a girls night -out during Restaurant Week. I made reservations for 4. When we arrived they were ready for my party. The seating was excellent. We were seated by a window and could look out on the patio. The waiter was very detailed about the menu, including the wine list. The staff was very professional and everyone in my party said they would come back. We all enjoyed the food especially the carrot cake! Tell Moma Dressler she is doing a fine JOB."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I always like to try different places and I am was very pleased with my decision during restaurant week. The food was great, drinks were excellent, carrot cake was AWESOME and my fiance and I had a nice romantic date. Will definitely return very soon!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Amazing atmosphere and food. Spoke with the owner and is extremely friendly and way going. We tried the rib eye and salmon and both were out of this world. Highly recommended"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Wonderful view of the city skyline. Excellent food and service! Would highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had a party of 4 on Friday night. Great seafood and steak across everyone's choices. I will be back to try more on the menu."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We went to Dressler's to celebrate a friend's upcoming retirement. The number in our group kept changing at the last minute and they were very kind to adjust the reservation w/o problem. The food was delicious and we enjoyed spending time together at Dressler's."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great food and great service. Really good value during restaurant week! Owner and team are on top of their game."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Restaurant food & service good, but found it very noisy. Many larger groups were noisy people. Would have liked to sit outside, but it was rainy heavily. Good valet parking available"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The food is excellent and the service is outstanding. You have to try the cheesecake."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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
  • "I would definitely recommend Dressler's to anyone who was wondering where a great romantic, special occasion spot was in Charlotte. The food was excellent and the service provide by all staff we interacted with was top-notch. A perfect choice to spend an intimate evening with your significant other!!"
    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
  • "Dressler's was a delicious find for my sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. The food was superb and the ambience just right!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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