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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Dressler's - Charlotte reviews from OpenTable diners
257 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (175)scenic view (155)romantic (127)great for outdoor dining (123)good for groups (111)fit for foodies (108)neighborhood gem (86)notable wine list (85)hot spot (46)great for lunch (41)late-night find (25)vibrant bar scene (20)great for brunch (20)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
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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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey but very nice.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
  • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    dancesteppermd
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great dinner
    LovestoeatoutVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    As usual dining at Dresslers met and exceeded all our expectations. Food was delicious and the wine very good. Look forward to our next dinner there
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time as good as the first
    FoodiesMom1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I must confess that we received a coupon in the mail for dinner for 2 and it was very good. My husband had the heart of rib eye which was a perfect portion for him but might not be enough for a younger man. Our dinners came steaming hot which my husband really likes. The meals were cooked exactly as we ordered! Their cheesecake and chocolate cake are worth saving some room for. We would have eaten outdoors but it was a bit muggy which was too bad as on Saturday night there was live entertainment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 09.12.15 Dressler's Dinner
    William
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Took my wife to Dresssler's for her birthday dinner and had a grat experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place!! Great Food!!
    57mgaman
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great Place!! Great Food!! Great Service!! Will come back again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Ladies Who Lunch
    bringmefood
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Perfect for our group of women who get together for birthday lunches. Dressler's offers an excellent variety of food, easy to access (2 of our group use walkers), reservations are taken for lunch, and we have always had knowledgeable, friendly servers. In addition to our lunch bunch, I have had dinner here with my son and others, and received the same superb food and service. Spend more at dinner but that's to be expected w/dinner entrees and beverages.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Treat
    Sandy7VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    DRESSLER'S is a rare,special treat. When you enter you're greeted like you are entering a good friends home. The staff is warm,friendly and happy to see you. Now to the incredible food and service. There are just not enough positive words to say about both. The food is among the very best in Charlotte. My husband and I think it truly is the best. You cannot go wrong with whatever you order. It's all sheer perfection. Thanks Scott,the amazing chef. Service is so far above par that few restaurants even come close. Every friend that we have either gone to DRESSLER'S with or recommended it to have gone back and loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Diane
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We celebrated our 25th anniversary at Dressslers. They had a complimentary champagne toast waiting for us and gave us the best table in the house. Food and service were excellent. I recommend the warm crab dip for an appetizer. The best in Charlotte. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently Superb
    Paul
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Dressler's never fails to deliver on great food, prompt service and overall goodness! Dressler's never dissapoints.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just right...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Jon and his crew get it right every time. Seafood, steak, whatever you want, it is presented in a very appealing way, with great attention to detail and no stuffiness. Service is on par with top spots in town. Great cocktail menu, reasonably priced very good wines, and awesome desserts. Crab Dip to start (don't miss this), and be sure to sample Mom's Apple Cake and/or Mom's Cheesecake - both are top shelf!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second visit just as good :)
    QueenCityfoodie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food, service and ambiance was wonderful. Kevin was our server and he made great suggestions about the wine, beer, entrees and desserts. He was very attentive and helpful despite having multiple tables in his section. This was my husbands first time there and he raved about everything (which is a hard feat to achieve!). We will definitely be going back soon :-).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    Sandy7VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My husband and I had never dined at DRESSLER'S before yesterday. We've been there for dinner too many times to count and it's ALWAYS been fabulous. We decided to give it a try for lunch. WOW,it was FANTASTIC,no surprise there given their quality. Our server Kurtis,was marvelous. There was nothing more he could have done to make our meal perfect. Kurtis anticipated every need that we could have had to make this lunch special. Erik,the manager, is so great at what he does. He too is fantastic. Jon Dressler,was out of town but believe me he had no worries with Erik at the helm. Food,service,professionalism are all PERFECT at DRESSLER'S.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Director
    Freddie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I really love the atmosphere and Dressler's has wonderful food plus great desserts.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Great food and ambiance, poor service. Very disappointed for the amount of moey we spent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great drinks and food
    CajuncraverVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We really enjoyed our drinks and dinner except for one issue, that happened at our last experience here too! I don't know what is being added to the food, but both times my husband and is ate here, we both swelled up and got so puffy we could barely get our wedding bands on and my shoes were so tight I had to take them off. This rarely ever happens to me unless I'm using soy sauce at a sushi place. Otherwise, the drinks and food were very good. My husband had the lamb chops and I had the filet mignon. Both perfectly seasoned and cooked! The calamari appetizer is excellent albeit a smaller portion than last time. We'd definitely dine here again, but only on a night I can deal with my hands and feet swelling up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    glamethystjones
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Went here for a bday dinner. Nice ambiance, quiet. Not alot of food, but enough to get full. Chicken was good. Crab cakes are good. Mac &cheese great. My sis had lamb chops, they were awesome. Server waa great and attentive. We enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    DaughterHomeFromCollege
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Surprise
    ncsumotherVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Not a fan of uptown dining, we found Dressler's was just outside of town, so not hard to get to, and outstanding food and service. Probalbly the best steak I've had in town and my date had scallops, which were superb. Great menu mix and all-around wonderful evening on the town. we got the view without the hassle.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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.