Dressler's - Charlotte
Dressler's - Charlotte

Dressler's - Charlotte

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dresslersrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7049096295x
  • 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: Low Country, American, Steakhouse
  • 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: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Dressler's - Charlotte reviews from OpenTable diners
265 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (190)scenic view (166)great for outdoor dining (141)romantic (138)good for groups (119)fit for foodies (101)notable wine list (96)neighborhood gem (77)hot spot (49)great for lunch (42)great for brunch (27)late-night find (24)vibrant bar scene (16)kid-friendly (15)Show More
  • One of our Charlotte favorites
    beaglemom
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We have been to Dressler's Metro several times and have never had anything less than a stellar dining experience. We enjoyed the calamari appetizer (always), the perfectly seared tuna (huge!), and my husband had the crab cakes. The only reason I gave the service four stars instead of five was miscommunication. When I said I wanted my tuna cooked black and blue, he said "Blackened?" And I said yes, not thinking that he might have meant blackened as in blackened with the Creole seasoning blackened. Which didn't go so well with the sesame seed rice cake and wasabi salad under the tuna. But as I said, it was cooked perfectly and I had no trouble taking half of it home. We will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Personally Felt Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Appetizers here pretty good, but I personally felt the entrees were overpriced and not really anything special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyment
    dinnerout
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food was great, the service was very good and thoughtful and the ambiance was expected at this restaurant. Dressler's most certainly lived up to its reputation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • top notch
    rockmeisterVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    One of my favorites in Charlotte - very consistent with great salads and a variety of fresh fish expertly prepared. I'd love more moderate pricing on the entrees, but the salads are relatively inexpensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't do the bar drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food was good. Not at the foodie level but good. I think the waiter got tired as the night wore on, the later it got the less we saw him.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date night
    Mike
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Overall it was a good experience. Our table floor was not clean but was resolved immediately.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    ScottyVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I arrived 15minutes early and was immediately seated. There was a large cocktail buffet on the terrace and at least 3 large parties of 10 already seated for dinner as well as most tables full. I never had to wait for service and the food was of the same quality that I have grown to expect at Dressler's. Eric was attentive as was his staff. I ordered a Caesar salad and the lobster and shrimp linguini. Both dishes were superior and I could not complete my meal due to the generous quantity. My only suggestion is regarding the bread served....while it was good it was not special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for business functions
    TheWaterGuy
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Appreciated both the location and atmosphere of the restaurant. The food (salads, main course & dessert) were outstanding. Myself and 4 other colleagues were engaged in discussion the entire evening and didn't feel bothered or rushed by any of the waitstaff. I'll include it on the list for future dinners when in the Charlotte, NC area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • poor quality food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The steak was really salty and not done right according to specification- could not eat it
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had a great evening, great food and service and we got the Hollywood Table! Kudos to Kent and Eric for their overall management skills.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great dining experience
    charlottefoodie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This was my first visit to Dressler's. Great atmosphere and great food. I had the calamari appetizer and chose the halibut for my entree. The calamari was tender and the sauces were very good. The halibut was outstanding! The apple cake for dessert was a perfect ending. I can't wait to go back for another wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENCE
    Sandy7VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    When you dine at DRESSLER'S expect nothing but excellence because excellence is just what you'll receive. The appetizers are incredible. The Thai calamari in peanut sauce cannot be beat. The crab dip with toast is chuck full of huge lumps of crab. The choices of main courses are plentiful. The thing is that whatever you choose you'll love. Desserts are delicious. Jon Dressler's mother makes most of them and if you want perfection well here you'll have it. Jon Dressler loves what he does and boy does he do it with sheer excellence. Erik,the GM , is completely hands on. He wants you to be both happy and satisfied with your dining experience. Get lucky,and have Kent as you're server. There is none better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic Weekend
    Mike
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Everything was great from the moment we walked in until valet brought the car out before we stepped out of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View of Uptown Charlotte
    Tugster
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I had a real nice experience here. First time being here. Food was delicious, service was great, sat outside and a great view of Uptown Charlotte. Would definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too loud
    bt1234VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Hard to have a business meeting as this is a loud place.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as Usual
    Paul
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Dressler's is my #1 go-to spot in the neighborhood when entertaining colleagues at CPCC. Service is always prompt; the food always good; and the waiters are sensitive to time constraints we may have, if we need to get back to the office quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Dining Experience
    FoodieBabs1950
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My husband and I dined at Dressler's for the first time this past weekend. It was a great experience. First of all the restaurant was nicely decorated with a fantastic view of the Uptown area. The outdoor seating looked nice even though we opted to sit indoors. Our server was attentive and very helpful. Our meals were so delicious. My husband had the ribeye and liked it very much. I ordered the salmon which was cooked to perfection. We decided to order dessert after hearing that most of them were made by the owner's mom. We had the most incredible carrot cake! We will definitely make a return trip to Dressler's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, nice outside table
    Sherrycat
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    First, the hostesses were actually dressed like ladies!Very nice and sweet. Good waitress, fun table outside. Able to watch the people biking, walking and strolling with kids. The food was very good, but VERY over priced for what we got. No salad and only slices of bread, kinda strange. We had a very nice time and didn't feel rushed, but will not go back. Almost $100.00 including tip for 2 dinners and 1 iced tea.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All the best
    James
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Melanie was an excellent waitress: she brought the cold drinks on time and the hot food on time. We had our special table out of the rush. The food was fantastic and so bountiful we had to take our apple cake home in a takeout box. For our next day's lunch it was delicious and still moist. To top everything off, Tony from our previous Dressler's event made a surprise visit to our table. Superb!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jason
    JasonVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I took my Executive Assistant to lunch for her birthday. The Chief prepared items for us from the dinner menu for her Birthday! That was a special treat. I recommend this restaurant for lunch, dinner, and special occasions!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, private dinner
    junebuttercup
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We came here for our second anniversary dinner on a Monday night and had requested a booth in our reservation. We were sat at what seemed to be the only full booth, which was very private and cozy. The food was wonderful, and our server was great about giving us enough time to make decisions, but also checked on us just enough. We arrived at 6pm, and it was pretty quiet, but by the time we left there was a lot more energy. I would expect it to be crowded on a weekend night. Overall, a great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great date night restaurant!
    anonymous
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I took my boyfriend here to celebrate his new job. It's perfect for a nice dinner out or for a special occasion. The Charlotte GoPlaySave (Citipass) books have a buy one get one free coupon for Dressler's so for me it was an especially great deal! But even without a coupon, it's a good value for the caliber of food/drink and atmosphere. :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Birthday
    BIRTHDAYFUN
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Took my boyfriend for his birthday. He and I are both foodies and wanted an experience that was worthy for his birthday since he has been deployed or in some sort of training for the past FIVE birthdays. Overall the meal was amazing and we both ENJOYED our meals. I got the seafood and grits---YUMMMMM and he got the salmon and rissotto DELISH!!!.Definitely hope to come again in the future
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Caring and friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Been their over 10 times. On of the first time was our children. We mentioned to the manager about our son having a peanut allergy. He was genually concerned and made sure it was addressed it kitchen. Out food was awesome. Delicious and our waitress was outstanding. Dressler's is our favorite restuarant in Charlotte
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant in Charlotte!
    Bette
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Anyone who has not discovered this gem is really missing out! We absolutely love Dresslers! Can't beat the food, the atmosphere or service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We choose this restaurant to celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary. They made everything so special. The food was absolutely wonderful!!!! Only problem was we ate too much!!!! I would choose this place any day over Ruth Chris or Mortan's!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best dining experience EVER
    Rachel
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    It's not often that an eatery gets everything right, nevermind getting everything absolutely perfect. On a whim, we got the Groupon for Dressler's to celebrate my Mom's birthday. We ordered the Thai Peanut Calamari and the Fried Green Tomatoes appetizers; Washu Beef, For the Halibut, Rack of (New Zealand) Lamb, Crispy Duck (with a side of Mac and Cheese) and the Blackened Heart of Ribeye Entrees; and the Triple Chocolate Cheesecake and Mom's Carrot Cake desserts. Everything was an 11/10, cooked to perfection, full of flavor. Asa, our waiter was knowledgeable about the entire menu and really had a passion for his job. The price was a little steep, so it's definitely a special occasion type place for me, but you won't be disappointed at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Monty
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Celebrated my 20th wedding anniversary with them and truly made it a wonderful experience !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Cltgirl
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    First time to Dresslars on Metropolitan. I had a business meeting here this past week and what an awesome place! The food was exceptional and our server was fantastic. Beautiful view of the Charlotte skyline from our table. I have been telling everyone about this place and plan to go back soon with my family.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    CupcakeQueen28262
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We went there for a business lunch and could not have been more impressed. The food, service, and atmosphere were all excellent. It wasn't overly crowded and the noise level was great for us to discuss business without having to compete with the rest of the restaurant. The fish tacos are truly wonderful and my colleagues were equally pleased with their dishes. While the daytime atmosphere was perfect for our purposes, you can definitely see where this place would be very romantic and more upscale for a nice dinner. I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • PILOT2
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    THIS WAS OUR FIRST VISIT & IT WAS GREAT ! WE ESPECIALLY ENJOYED THE SCENE OF CHARLOTT'S SKY LINE . THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT , THE SERVICE WAS GREAT AND WE'LL DEFINITELY COME BACK.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner
    bsfrnVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My husband and I dined on a Saturday evening. Our dinner as usual was wonderful! Our waiter, Kent, was attentive and knowledgeable. He recommended the salmon with corn risotto which was delicious. My husband and I both enjoyed our dinner. We had Mom's apple cake for dessert which was delicious and a favorite of ours.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FANTASTIC!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was FANTASTIC!!! The drinks were FANTASTIC!!!! The service was FANTASTIC!!!! My wife and I celebrated our 10yr wedding anniversary. .and we wanted to eat at a different spot. Dressler's is NOW OUR NEW SPOT!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Tiffany
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Infonet
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice!!
    luvs2dine79
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • QF Diners
    carolinagirl427
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but not accommodating
    My2cents
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary night
    MANYNC
    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
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dressler's
    eveningout
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.