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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
  • "I received a coupon in the mail and thought what the heck try something new. So glad I did, my husband and I enjoyed it very much, prices were a bit high but since we had the coupon it was well within range. I will return with or without coupon. I have already recommended this place to others."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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
  • "We received a coupon in the mail and thought why not. We checked reviews and thought let's go, especially since I like fish. This is a very nice restaurant and I believe would be a great one to come to with another couple or a group of friends. It is light and airy. We had a wonderful server and I cannot remember her name. She was to repeat myself wonderful! What my husband and I really liked was that our food came in a timely fashion, cooked exactly as we requested and it was hot! The chocolate cake and the cheese cake were also very good."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our first time at Dressler's and we were very pleased with the service and food and will return again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Went on a night I learned (from an overly friendly waiter) that there were 2 different wedding parties going on-should have been a signal! Service was slow-beyond the appropriate slow for a good restaurant. This slow was a water order, drinks order, specials notification-UGH! Must have been trying to buy time for the kitchen to serve the parties?!? Have a sense we want out and serve a the right pace. Food on the new menu was OK or mundane and smaller portions than old Dresslers. The desserts-always great thankfully stayed with John's Mom. I will keep an ear open for others who had great experiences before I go back to my old friend Dresslers! Too many other spots and options."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This is at least the 4th time I have dined here and it was my best experience yet! The food and service were excellent. I was very impressed with how our food came out without any delay despite the fact the restaurant had two large (rehearsal dinners) groups there at the same time. We ordered calamari, salads and entrees and everything was delicious!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our reservation was for 8:30 but we arrived at 8:10. We were immediately seated-good! Order sparkling water & meal-good! We only ordered entrees. The kitchen was extremely slow. Everyone received bread, but no food. We did not actually receive any food until 8:55pm. Interestingly the manager floated around to every table but ours. And my meal had what appeared to be a cooked in hair. So I sent it back. Explanation-fuzz from carrots?!? I asked for a new order. It arrived, 'fuzz-carrot' free. Sadly the 1st order tasted better. At this point I was done. There was a large party that should have been on the patio (it was raining) blocking the entrance/exit. A server 150+ people. Large parties were more important than the regs."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Consistently one of the best places you could ever go. The waitstaff is one of the best you could ever encounter, and the food is consistently great. John and Kim have done a wonderful job."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We had a nice time sitting outside with our drinks listening to Jazz & taking pictures. Afterwards we dined inside & after dinner we went back outside to sit in the cool breeze & talk. Superb evening."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "It has been almost a year since my visit here and I still remember it very well. Will definitely return for our next special occasion!!"
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "This was my second time dining at the restaurant with friends. It is just a nice restaurant. Service and food was very good. The staff seem to have a positive attitude."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The menu at Dressler's offers a variety of choices yet it is not overwhelming. Our appetizer, both entrees, and the dessert were all perfectly prepared and delicious. The wine list was presented on a iPad tablet. This was our first experience with a wine list on a tablet. Very interesting and informative. Our waiter could have been mote attentive."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We have dined here several times. Steaks were cooked to perfection, tender, adequate portions. Attentive wait staff although bread was late arriving. This is not a deal-breaker. I will gladly return for another outdoor dining experience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My immediate family and I ate there on 2 occasions and were pleased both times .However people who are not familiar with Dresslers need to be made aware that reservations need to be made well in advance."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a very nice dining experience. The place was packed and we went early (6:30). By 8 is was jammed packed indoor and outdoor. We went for a specific meal (Just for the Halibut) and it was different than what my wife remembered so that was somewhat deflating, but my meal (Blackened Heart of Ribeye) was terrific. The manager checked on us and w were treated to a key lime pie dessert. Love the place and will definitely go again. Waiter Michael was prompt, courteous and gracious."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Unfortunately this is the second time my medium rare steak has comes out medium well. They always replace it and try to make it right but I would love to be able to come and eat dinner at the same time everyone at the table is."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We took the family of 6 to celebrate 2 birthdays and Father's Day. Everything was great. It wAs nice to walk around afterwards too."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Went there for the first time and it was awesome. From the ambience to the waiter to the food everything was great!! Would definitely recommend this place!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We visited Dressler's on Sunday night...our favorite because the crowds are less than Friday and Saturday. We were warmly greeted upon our arrival, and our table with a wonderful view of downtown Charlotte was ready. While our favorite wine was temporarily unavailable, it was not a problem because with Dressler's extensive wine list, there are many great wines to choose from at a reasonable price. We started with our "usual"...Low country crab dip...which is filled with huge lumps of blue crab. Absolutely outstanding. Salmon and trout dishes were wonderful. Topped off with creme brulee, key lime pie, and coffee. Service was fantastic with attention not only from our waiter...Asa, and from the manager on duty...Eric! Try it...you'll love it."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Went for dinner on a Tuesday evening. As always, food and service were fantastic. Best crab cakes in town. My companion's shrimp and grits dish also got raves. It's always hard to choose from so many wonderful choices. Lovely view of the skyline and greenway. By the evening's end the room had a good crowd assembled. I love coming here. It's ALWAYS great."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "A great place for 2 or 20 to meet for a productive business luncheon. Convenient location. Wonderful view. Excellent service."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Thanks Jon for a great Birthday gat together. Everything was perfect."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Went to Dressler's on a Saturday night. We were seated by the owner (Jon) and he recommended some appetizers (calamari), entrees (Halibut and Rib Eye) and dessert (his mom's cheesecake). We tasted all of his recommendations and the food was excellent. The service was top notch and overall the experience was great. I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "What a gem! The outdoor patio is a well-kept secret, with a fabulous view up the uptown area. Both food and service were excellent. The only negative is that the wine list is now on an iPad, and it's impossible to determine the dryness/sweetness of individual wines. They need a way to rank the selections this way."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My fiancé and I can't afford to eat at Dressler's all of the time, but it has become our favorite place for a special night out. We celebrated my fiancé's birthday, just the other night, and had a wonderful evening. The food was excellent...as always. We sat outside, enjoyed the view, and heard a GREAT band. It was so much fun! Can't wait to go back! "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "It was a quiet night and the restaurant wasn't overly busy. We were able to sit at a table outside on the patio with a view of the city skyline at sunset. While the food was very good, the service has always been the strong suit for this restaurant. Our server gave us a description of the specials but didn't rush us for our order. He checked on us regularly to see if we needed the water glasses refilled or another glass of wine. I would definitely recommend Dressler's."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Dressler's the other day. We were impressed with the superb service we received from Kent as well as the excellent food choices and presentation. Was five stars in every category for us… Friendly atmosphere, nice ambience … Would definitely select this establishment again in the near future! "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Dressler's was highly recommended from a childhood friend who resides in Charlotte. We trusted her judgement and was not disappointed. The view of the city was extraordinary. The food was exquisite. The staff was friendly and would definitely return. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We went for our 1 year anniversary and it was marvelous! Great service and food. The crab dip was delicious and the new york strip was on point!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We love Dressler's and went to celebrate family being in town. The service was absolutely incredible. I wish I could remember our server's name because he was fantastic. The manager also came to check on us. The food was delicious as always, as were the drinks. Can't wait to come back!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "My parents were visiting from out of town and enjoy a nice dinner. Dressers was perfect! The filets were excellent, the goat cheese app was nicely done and the wine options fit the bill. There was jazz playing out side this night which added to the experience. My parents were very complimentary. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Great place to celebrate our special occasion. Very accommodating of our large family!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We were pleasantly pleased with the willingness to be flexible. We were wanting to eat outside, but there were chances of thunder storms. The management was willing to allow us to try to eat outside for its great view. After appetizers and salads, our weather radar indicated that there was a pending storm approaching. We were allowed to move inside for our main course just in time before a major downpour. Thanks for a great dining experience."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Great service and food! Everything is perfect for our anniversary"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Food is consistently outstanding. Great menu. Great view of the city."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Everything about Dresslers was amazing, from the complimentary valet parking to the decadent deserts. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. The service, food & ambience was outstanding! Well done, Dresslers. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Great calamari and tuna -- best around!!!!!! It is our favorite in all Charlotte"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The greatest thing to me about Dressler's is the consistency with the great food and service you get here. Sometimes it can be hit or miss but the handful of times we have eaten here it has been top notch every time. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Excellent meal. Had not dined here before and was pleasantly surprised. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "John and his skillful team of servers never disappoint's. Kurtis was great not only offering great suggestions of what NEW items have been added to the menu,but his service was very attentive and personal. We ordered the calamari" Best In The City" We all agreed. The crab dip was wonderful as well with all that jumbo lump crab meat and cheese over the top melted to perfection. The New York strip with a suprise addition of an extra large hash brown and the peppercorn Aupoive sauce over the steak was to die for! The Halibut was great as always,that's my wifes favorite every time. Dont miss out on dessert Johns mother makes the BEST warm apple cake with carmel sauce and ice cream,cheesecake to. Once again we are impressed from start to finish."
    Dined on 5/23/2014