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 WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Dressler's - Charlotte reviews from OpenTable diners
281 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (192)scenic view (169)romantic (138)great for outdoor dining (134)fit for foodies (128)good for groups (121)notable wine list (98)neighborhood gem (92)hot spot (53)great for lunch (45)late-night find (31)vibrant bar scene (25)great for brunch (21)kid-friendly (8)Show More
  • Perfect place for any occasion
    Avid2dine
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We have been there several times and it always is the best dining experience ever!! Great service that is very knowledgable and takes the time to get to know you. Superb food with a great menu for any taste. Great wine selection that will match up to any dish. I could go on and on.... An AMAZING place!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The service, food and ambience were perfect! We were not rushed and parking was easy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining Experience
    aswith
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I took my husband there for a date. Food, service and overall dining experience was excellent. I had the steak with turnips and green. Gave me a different outlook on turnips and the steak cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    Apsiringchef
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I really enjoyed my visit at Dresslers! I will be back with family and friends. Great food, great service, great atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Night
    GraceBarrVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Dressler's was very busy when we arrived, even at the bar. We had great cocktails made by Jocelyn. Asa was a very friendly waiter. Barry was quite helpful in choosing our wine. The tuna tartare was excellent. The halibut and rack of lamb were perfectly hooded. The crust on the lamb was over salted. We always enjoy Dressler's Restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marc
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great place, beautiful setting, great food, great service, fair prices.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food and atmosphere
    btaylorVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The salads, entrees and breads were just wonderful and very filling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tim did a Great job as always!
    57mgaman
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great place!! Great service!! Great food!! Hope to come back soon!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charlotte Skyline Eateries' Gem
    LeAnnSki
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Dining with friends and enjoyed a perfect autumn night on the outdoor patio. The salads, main dishes and desserts were all great. Service was wonderful and dinner not rushed since we wanted to enjoy each other's company. I have been to Dressler's about seven times and have never been disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dressler's Doesn't Disappoint
    MommaMouseVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We've been to Dressler's for dinner, appetizers/cocktails and now lunch. We've had a great experience each time we've gone. The food is very good, the Midtown location at the Metropolitan is a great location too - nice outdoor seating when the weather is nice. Their desserts, especially the cheesecakes shouldn't be missed!! At lunch it was nice to see a good business crowd too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the Best!
    TammyVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Excellent restaurant! Food is always fresh, well prepared and delicious. Beautiful restaurant with excellent views of the city. Great for outdoor dining. And the perfect place to hold large group functions in Charlotte.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    great food outdoor dinning a plus wait staff helpful and attentive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun evening!
    CynthVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Great seafood, excellent sauces, cheesecake was fab, good service, fun to sit outside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another excellent experience!
    Bill
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Our group had another wonderful dining experience at Dressler's. Entrees were great and the desserts were out of this world. Love the Cheesecake! Asa's service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YUUUMY!
    Winendine8VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Kay was our server/bartender. She is so sweet! Half off wine Sundays, woo hoo! Food was amazing! They have pumpkin cheesecake right now! A must try!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks. Service was just OK.
    CarolinaFamily
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Four of us dined at Dressler's on a Sunday night. We all had the 8 oz. filet with mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. Steaks were cooked perfectly. Service was prompt and friendly but our server neglected to provide bread which we asked for when our wine was served - he did eventually bring it after our meals were delivered and when it came it was stale. And he failed to serve me the decaf coffee I ordered with dessert. Oh well. The pumpkin cheesecake that we shared was fabulous. We'll probably try it again but the service was obviously not up to par.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dressler's please
    Stephen
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We selected Dressler's to celebrate our second anniversary and my wife's birthday. As always, our night out dining at Dressler's was a wonderful experience. Starting with a classy hostess staff seating, to the iPad beverage selection guide, the initial reception was very pleasant. Server, "Clark Kent", welcomed us and offered the evening fare. The wine and food came and was prepared to perfection. We also had a table side visit from one of our favorite servers, Asa. Asa is one of those people that brightens your day with his cheerful personality. Dressler's then completed our evening with some homemade pie desserts. The apple pie and vanilla ice cream is a little slice of heaven. Chose Dressler's for a premium dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I love this place!
    57mgaman
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Tim and Erik do a great job, Wait staff work very hard as well. Food was great!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chris
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Always one of our favorites! Food is consistently good, and service is always impeccable. Great menu and wine list, too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My daughter and I celebrated our birthdays....our annual restaurant for this....love having a free dessert! Great food and service....will definitely return....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice place
    dmss
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Food and atmosphere is a thumbs up! Service is always great. I have been here many times and enjoyed it each time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good night
    ServerMan
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food and service was great. We did have to wait on our food a little longer than we hoped, but there was a wedding reception that was put before us by accident. The manager did comp a few things. They were very sincerely apologetic. Definitely a great place!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An absolute must in Charlotte
    NumNum62VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We chose Dresslers for our party of four, celebrating a wedding anniversary. We had been there a handful of times before, always having a superb experience. It did not disappoint. Everything was top-notch, from the host to the food to the service. You can't go wrong with Dresslers. It will set the bar high for any other outings you have planned. Don't miss this chance for a fabulous meal with a lovely view of the skyline. And calamari appetizer is a house specialty and different from any other version we've tried. Meaty and tender with a perfect Thai peanut sauce. Steaks were perfectly cooked, the trout special was amazing, and the cheesecake was a perfect ending.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mediocre
    abbe
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have dined here several times in the past and the food has been excellent; However, this time the fish was mediocre and tasteless. It will be a while before I want to return, if ever. Server tried to compensate by offering free desert
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey but very nice.
    UsedAGroupon711
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Dresslers is certainly a bit on the pricey side but the service and food were both fantastic. For me it's only a special occasion place, but if you can afford it, it is totally worth it. The crab dip and the Halibut were both amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    What a wonderful dining experience! Great food and even better service--we can't wait until we return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great job! Food was Super!
    57mgaman
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    What can I say? Food and staff were GREAT! Will come back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary
    Love2goout
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Went there for our 21 year anniversary. My favorite place to go in Charlotte.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food with great Service!
    JFPs
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The food was great and the service was impeccable from the moment we walked in until we left....a truly great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    henyVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We love dining here. Food is consistently awesome, ambiance is great. Can't say enough positive things about this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for group dinner
    dancesteppermdVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I had my bday celebration there and they had a circular table set up for the eight of us, which I thought was nice. Food was excellent. Service was good. They were very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • John Dressler never disappoints
    cltnative98
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This was my first visit to the Met Dressler's, but being a long-time fan of the Birkdale location I had no doubt my meal would be great. Sitting outside with live music and a view of the city skyline made the evening even better, topped off with a fabulous waiter who was attentive without being annoying, and had answers for every question. If you plan to visit either Dressler's for the first time, be sure to try the calamari - the best I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sjoseph
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our entrees were terrible. Tasted like low tide. The manage was extremely apologetic and removed the items from our bill. To that point, the service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed First Visit
    OKExperience
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We really enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. The Halibut was particularly good and the cheesecake was a wonderful way to top off the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Steaks!
    familydiners
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Dressler's is a fantastic place for a great meal at a fair price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Job as always
    57mgaman
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Super Place!! Super Food!! Super Service!! Will come back again, and again!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Anniversary Dinner
    GreatPlace
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    They put us in a little table kind of tucked away, It was great. When we sat down the manager brought us to glasses of champagne and told us happy anniversary. You don't get that at places anymore
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Great Dining experience!
    BBBar
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I took 2 friends that have never been to Dressler's. We all loved it. Great service and great food. I had the Thai calamari( always a hit) and the halibut with lump crab. I am a VERY picky fish eater, but I always order it at Dresslers. It was PERFECTLY cooked and the whole dish was delicious. My friends got French onion soup ( wonderful), crab cakes and spinach. They loved it. This restaurant would be very good for larger groups as they have private rooms overlooking uptown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Gift!
    Happy2share
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our children gave us a dinner at Dressler's for our 45th Wedding Anniversary. Our experience was perfect for this special occasion which began with the complimentary champagne! The staff made sure we were pleased with everything and in need of nothing. We were totally impressed with the flavors and the amount and the quality of crab in the crab dip. The entree was exactly what we wanted and exceeded our expectations with the delicious sauces on the beef with the beef cooked just as we prefer. We would definitely go back and enjoy Dressler's again in the future and recommend it to our friends and family!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    limoguy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is the third time we have been to Dressler's and it was great again. The service and food were wonderful. Our waiter Acer (hope I spelled it correctly) was just magnificent. He allowed me to taste the wine before we agreed on the kind we wanted.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate