Dressler's - Charlotte
This is one of the best!!This is our favorite new restaurant!! I t was a find and we are trying to go at least once a month. The service is always wonderful, the food is just the best I have had in a long time. I don't want to write anything too good because then it will get to crowded!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSteaks and so much moreWe started with some terrific wine and tried the baked goat cheese appetizer which was scrumptious. Salads are quite the highlight and the spinach salad was lightly dressed but so fresh and flavorful. The main course was filet mignon--irresistable cuts of melt-in-your mouth steak. I am a purist about meat and would have preferred it without the demi glace, but it was great nevertheless. Dessert was an amazing wedge of dark, moist carrot cake. AND service was impeccable.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation dinnerWe took my GF's daughter out to celebrate her Masters. We were treated very well by everyone, including Mr. Dressler! The service was spot on and the food excellent. We highly recommend Dressler's!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience. The foodGreat experience. The food was excellent and the menu selection is awesome. There is definitely something on the menu for everyone. Would highly recommend for any occasion.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in CharlotteAlways friendly service with excellent food. Beautiful view of the City. Great place for special occasions. Recommend the "Heart of Ribeye"6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGood, but was expecting betterPeople have been raving about Dressler's for a while, so I was expecting a lot. Unfortunately, my food was overcooked and not very special, the butter sauce was watery, and there just wasn't much special about it. My friend was also underwhelmed by his food. The ambiance was wonderful.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSuper FoodThe noise level was to intense for our foursome. Next visit we will ask to be seated somewhere that is quiet.
The food was fabulous. The service super!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat As Always!Dresslers has quickly become my favorite restaurant in the QC! The ambiance, food and service is always top notch. You can beat the great view of Uptown Charlotte either. My can't miss items to order are the calamari sticks for an appetizer and the halibut for an entree. Both are so delicious! This place is great for a romantic dinner/celebration or couples date night.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulMy girlfriend and I recently dined at Dressler's at the Metropolitan and had a wonderful experience. The service was wonderful and our waitress was extremely accommodating. The food was top knotch, we even got a free dessert for my girlfriend's birthday. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a nice fine dining experience!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMsaltyTwo had steaks, both were overly salted. Told waitress, offered to re make, said okay but no seasoning. Manager came and apologized. Second steaks were wonderful. Also, deducted our appetizer from bill.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVED IT!Went for my boyfriends bday....loved it!...Dined outside on the patio
..had a great skyline view....enjoyed the live music....food was awesome!....6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA hidden gemWe had a great time at the restaurant. The food, service, ambiance, and the wonderful deserts were
Just fantastic. Look forward to going back. Mom of owner makes some of the deserts and it tastes like
Ir6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome evening!We have a new employee at our salon and decided to take her to Dressler's for dinner. Great decision. We sat on the patio where they had live music but too loud to interrupt our antics. We are very funny and ended up with Chris as our waiter who had the perfect sense of humor to match ours. He was professional and met all of our needs so much so that we let the manager know. The food is always consistently delicious here!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as always!We came as a party of 10 and all had wonderful meals and a good experience. Service is always good here, and we will never hesitate recommending this restaurant to people.
We will always hold Dressler's as a prime choice for dinner out near uptown Charlotte!!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, takes a whileMy husband and I went on a Friday evening at 7:30. The hostess informed us there was a wait to sit outside, but since there were plenty of inside tables available we opted to stay indoors.
Pros - beautiful skyline views and auto shades to minimize harsh sunlight; outdoor music; outstanding dishes like the french onion soup, wedge salad, and filet mignon with mashed potatoes.
Cons- A server greeted us and got our drink order but said he was only assisting someone else. It took about 20 minutes to get our drinks and for the "official" server to come to our table. Once our order was placed, everything went smoothly but dinner took almost two hours. I understand long leisurely dining, but every time we've eaten here it has been 2+ hrs.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMA Wonderful Anniversary DinnerMy wife and I celebrated our 24th anniversary at this fine establishment. I requested a quiet romantic table and the manager delivered. The manager personally welcomed us to our table and promptly provided us with complimentary flutes of champagne. The service was outstanding. My wife enjoyed the Ceasar Salad and the Soft-shelled crab special. Both of which were excellent. I paired the Spicy Thai Calamari Strips with the Lamb Chops. The Calamari was a bit unusual as I've not eaten Calamari prepared in this manner. The flavor was outstanding. Everything was delicious. We really enjoyed our visit and expect to return to try some of the other wonderful selections.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday diningWe went in with high expectations and we were not disappointed. The service was on par with the excellent food quality and selection. We went for a birthday party and the entire group left happy.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorites in CharlotteLove this place. The entrees are exceptional. Service ... excellent. Deserts? ... you'll dream about them.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for date night!My fiancé and I loved dresslers! We sat outside and listened to the live band and enjoyed the fresh air! I had the seafood grits, which was amazing, and he had the salmon. The service was great as well. 10 out of 10!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe BestI thought the food was phenomenal an the service was outstanding. I would highly recommend this place to others.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMour "go to" spotGreat for all occasions. From happy hour outdoors (especially Thurs live music) to anniversary dinner.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food - Great Service!Dressler's was a great location to celebrate 20 years of marriage... loved the food (had the halibut and rib-eye)! Great atmosphere! Great Service! Wish our budget would allow us to eat there more often!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, well priced. ReallyGreat food, well priced. Really enjoyed our visit.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Value at DresslersFood and service is always excellent and wine list is reasonably priced
Would definitely put on my recommendation list5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBest service ever!I can't rave enough about the wonderful experience we had at Dressler's! The service was unparalleled; perfectly attentive, but never with the awkward hovering. Our waiter made some very good recommendations, as this was our first time dining there, and we couldn't have been happier with the meal. I highly encourage anyone who likes carrot cake to try it at Dressler's; it's delicious! We had a table right next to the giant windows, so we had a lovely view of the Charlotte skyline. The one thing I will say is that it was not a quiet spot. There was a band playing outside, and while they were very good, it was a bit loud, but it wasn't too bad. Overall, excellent restaurant and stellar service!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMDresslers is a favorite!As I do not live, but work, in the neighborhood, my recommendations are limited to afternoons. I assume evenings are at least as enjoyable, if not more so, as the bar set up is very welcoming.
My employer has had several office functions at Dressler's which have always been a delight.
I have lunch dates there quite often and cannot speak highly enough of the restaurant. Very cheerful and friendly greetings, wait service very knowledgeable, courteous, available and prompt....food...EXCELLENT. Also, very accommodating to time restraints. Just let them know...
cannot recommend highly enough!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for Mother's Day LunchWe had a fabulous Mother's Day Lunch at Dresslers. The food was wonderful and service excellent!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways GREAT!Have been here more than most places in Charlotte and it never disappoints.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulousWe visited Dressler's for Mother's Day lunch. I (from Baltimore) ordered the Maryland crab cakes, and my wife ordered a pork chop with balsamic bacon demi glace, my daughter ordered tilapia, and her husband had seafood and grits. Everyone thought their meal was excellent. My crab cakes were almost all crab meat. The only negative was that if there was Old Bay seasoning in them (which there should be in Maryland Crab Cakes) I couldn't detect it. I normally avoid pork chops, expecting them to be dry and tasteless. My wife's was huge, juicy and delicious.Everyone who tasted it thought that it was the best pork chop they had ever tasted. Great experience. Feel like I'm trying to write a review on Twitter (22 characters left), so quitting now.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly RecommendedWe dined at Dressler’s on Saturday for a Birthday celebration, the food was WONDERFUL and the view of the city skyline was outstanding. This restaurant offers outdoor seating and they also had a live band. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and would highly recommend Dressler’s.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI was VERY pleased with Dresslers!I was VERY pleased with Dresslers! The food was fantastic and the service excellent. We went there for my son's college graduation and could not have been more pleased. We will definitely visit again when we are in town5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful FoodThis has to be one of the best restaurants I have gone to in a very long time.This was our first visit to this restaurant and the food, service and even the table was great. We plan on going back very soon. The only problem is what to eat, as everything looks and tasted so good.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as alwaysThe resturant is always clean and inviting. The staff from the front door to the wait staff is always friendly and more than willing to accomodate your needs. Very diverse wine list and the martinis have great flavor. Food is outstanding; I've never had anything that wasn't above my expectations. You have to end your meal with Mama's carrot cake. It is the best thing they serve.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday treatWe were given the best private booth in the house after requesting a quiet area to celebrate my wife's birthday through Open Table, and the hostess said "Happy Birthday" to my wife when we arrived. The staff was friendly and seemed to be plentiful. The Wedgie salad is awesome. My wife's crab cakes were perfect although my sirloin strip seemed to have more gristle than I expected and was more overcooked than medium rare. The pace was relaxed which we liked. The restaurant is in a cool area of Charlotte with lots of energy. We'll definitely go back and try the other entrees. Overall, the restaurant tries very hard to satisfy the customer and we liked their attitude.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways excellent!One of the top in Charlotte, whether for a special occasion or just a great dining experience. We sat outside this time; it was a nice, cool evening; and listened to the jazz trio. The patio was completely full but even with the music and the full patio it was not loud.
Our server was conscientious, efficient, knowledgeable and personable. We've never had a bad experience at Dressler's and always recommend it to friends and out of towners.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food.This is not my first time at Dresslers, but it was my friends first time! The food was great and they wanted to know why I had never brought them here before when they had come in to town!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMNoise LevelWe were there on prom night. A little noisier than other times I'm sure. Loved the restaurant.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSome like it hotWe are semi-regulars at Dressler's and we love the restaurant. During the last two visits my wife has received lamb that was less than hot. Not sure why this has happened but it shouldn't. They got almost everything about this restaurant right. Getting the food served hot should not be that difficult.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly OutstandingDresslers is one of our favorite restaurants. The food and the service are consistently outstanding, plus a great view of uptown at night!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMusic and scenic view with dinner!Our party of five had a wonderful dinner last Friday night. We sat outside on the nice, cool patio and enjoyed our dinner with music in the background. It was very pleasant. John Dressler, we love your restaurant.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it and will definitelyLoved it and will definitely be coming back. Food was delicious and wine list was extensive and well thought out.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently OutstandingI had been to the Dressler's location at Birkdale but this was my first visit to the Charlotte location. Easy, free parking across the street. A great view of the city and located right next to the greenway. I had high expectations of the food and service, based on prior visits to Birkdale and from the Dressler reputation. It did not disappoint. Their crabcakes are the best I've ever had. So much lump crabmeat and the barest amount of crumbs to hold it together. Divine. My friend had the mahi special over corn risotto and that got raves as well. Service was attentive and prompt. Can't ask for a much better experience!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMTwo out of four of us hadTwo out of four of us had the filet and one was over cooked and the other was under cooked. Was very suprised that the restaurant added gratuity to our check. Haven't seen that done before......4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe brought an out-of-townWe brought an out-of-town guest to our favorite Charlotte restaurant. She was gushing over the dinner. Thanks so much!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you want the best diningIf you want the best dining Charlotte Skyline view, ask to sit on the patio. The food is great and so is the wine. If you like a full bodied blend, have a bottle of their house Malbec: Bodega Gratia 2009 by Perdriel in Argentina. It is dark and a little spicy.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant. Have dinedGreat restaurant. Have dined at Dressler's many times. Highly recommend.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMDresslers is top-notchWe went to Dressler's for my wife's 30th birthday. The waitstaff is always excellent there and our server was no exception. They have a long wine and beer list and their food is always extremely fresh. We must have been in a seafood mood, because we ordered the calamari appetiser, the salmon carpaccio (which was awesome) and I had the Just for the Halibut (which was excellent as well and one of their top items). My wife had a special (I can't remember what it was now), but I'm sure she liked it as well :)
Dressler's is a little pricey, so expect to drop $100 for dinner and drinks - but it's worth it for a special occasion!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDressler's provided a veryDressler's provided a very nice setting to wind down at the end of the day. The food was excellent and well served. The speed of the service was very remarkable, admittedly we were there early but everything was served and explained as presented. I will definitely be back when in Charlotte again.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply SuperbMy husband and I took our daughter visiting from Seattle here. All of the dishes were spectacular and the service was superb. We will definitely be returning for another wonderful experience. Thank you!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Girls' Night!We had a group of 8 for dinner. We had a great time and our server was fantastic. I really wish I could remember his name - I'm TERRIBLE with names. An older gentleman, Chicago accent. He was wonderful with suggestions/recommendations. Several of us ordered from the specials and they were fantastic. Cowboy bone-in rib-eye was out of this world - my sister and I split that (24 oz!) and my other sister (guest of honor) had their halibut special which was also outstanding. Several ordered their heart of rib-eye and gushed over it's flavor. Also at the table was an order of salmon and short ribs and there wasn't a complaint. For apps we had the lobster dip, calamari (my FAVE!) and the pimento cheese.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM