Dressler's - Charlotte
Dressler's - Charlotte

Dressler's - Charlotte

  • 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: 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 WinnerMost Booked
Dressler's - Charlotte reviews from OpenTable diners
272 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (174)scenic view (152)fit for foodies (126)great for outdoor dining (125)romantic (125)good for groups (118)neighborhood gem (91)notable wine list (86)hot spot (53)great for lunch (52)late-night find (28)vibrant bar scene (24)great for brunch (19)kid-friendly (10)Show More
  • leah
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Had reservations for two at 8pm on 11/15/14 for my spouse birthday we arrived 5mins early and was seated as soon as we came in. It was a bit crowded but that was a good thing. It let me know that I was in a good place. We were greeted by our waiter Aca whom was very nice. I order an appetizer as well as two cocktail drinks for ny spouse at about 8:15, we received it 5 mins later. Around 8:30 we order the special for the night. Ribeye Steak, potatoes and greenbeans. We did not receive our food until 9:30. Asa kept saying I'm so sorry your food should be here soon. When we received out food (that someone else brought out) I needed steak sauce. I waited 10 mins for steak sauce. After I received it I cut into my steak and it was well done, I ordered medium well and my spouse ordered well done. They mixed up our steaks. By this time my spouse was almost done with my medium well steak. I let our waiter know of this and he came back and said we are out of steak for tonight but do you want me to bag this one for you? I told him no because that's not how I wanted my steak. I kept my cool the entire time. I am 6 months pregnant and I was starving lol. I had my mouth ready for this steak. He came bk and said we are going to take care of your entrees and dessert is on us. I stated thanks that's fine. We waited again for it to come out. Our waiter returned and said I'm sorry your whole bill is on us thanks for your patience. We asked for our sweet stuff to go. The waiter was very polite and knew his stuff about the menu and resturant. He gave us a coupon for a free appetizer on our next visit. I gave him a $35.00 tip. I will return to the restaurant but not soon. The only reason is because of the outstanding person whom waited on us. This was my first time visiting and it was a rough time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CynthVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The chefs at Dressler's know how to cook steaks exactly as ordered. Whether a thick fillet or thinner ribeye they do a fantastic job. If you are in a hurry to get to a show or a game, the staff is most accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I took my boyfriend there for his birthday dinner and we both thoroughly enjoyed everything. Great service, great view, and great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • College daughter back in town
    SouthPhillyMario
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great food and service, Jason, our server, knew all the items and made good suggestions. We would not typically try prime rib, but on his rec, had a great 8 oz blackened prime rib, trimmed and tasty. Crispy duck was done right - very crispy outside and like meat rather than poultry inside and served with a light, subtle, clear, honey glaze sauce. Chicken with crispy skin and spicy BBQ-like (chef probably wouldn't like my description, but it was good) rub and flat iron steak and fries were very good. Crab dip and shrimp appetizers excellent too. Desserts are allegedly made by owner's mom,...I don't care if she really made them, because the carrot cake, pumpkin spice cheesecake and apple caramel cake tasted better than homemade.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceelent Food and Service
    btaylorVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We were very pleased with our meal at Dresslers and really enjoyed our table overlooking the lights of the city of Charlotte.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Best salmon I've ever had. The risotto was fantastic also. My husband had the beef short ribs with mashed potatoes and a port wine reduction. He left nothing on that plate! Excellent!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Birthday Lunch
    bringmefood
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Once again, our group of senior (beats the adjective "old") ladies celebrated a birthday. Love the convenience and the fact that Dresslers takes reservations for lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We had a great time. Always a great place to take customers. Customers are always impressed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off night in the kitchen?
    btaylorVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The food was not as good as our first dining experience there. The salads were wonderful but my halibut was cold when it came to the table, I had to ask twice for my drink and my table mates felt that their meal of scallops and duck was ok but not outstanding, Our first meal there was very good, at that time I had the crab cakes.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great date nite.
    YumYum421
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This restaurant is a excellent place for special occasions. Everything was perfect for the evening. We really enjoyed our food as well as the great service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food!
    CynthVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Nice thick pork chop. Excellent shrimp and lobster linguine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will be back!
    imissoz
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Fantastic atmosphere, amazing food. A memorable night was had by my husband and I, cannot wait to return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Funny and Nice Maitre d
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The whole experience was nice, went for my fiancé birthday! The food was good. Didn't really care for Mac and Cheese though. The tea there is perfect! The maitre d was hilarious and our waiter was extremely nice and helpful!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch with a View
    ScottB
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    From Dresslers you can see the Charlotte skyline but avoid the $10 parking of actually being downtown, so its kind of the best of both. Make sure you request the part of the restaurant facing downtown. We ate lunch here and the food was very good, but a little pricing for a routine lunch. the calamari was excellent as were the fish tacos which were almost big enough to feed two. A great light lunch would be to split the fish tacos and a salad. For business or a special lunch it would be great. We would go again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as Always
    LuvLifVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Thank you. Wonderfull Meal ... Excellent Service! !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Food OK, service was poor. 2+ hours for a dinner for two.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nidi
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We loved the atmosphere, friendly & helpful waiters and help. The food was excellent and the cheese cake was great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
    Luncher40
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slight Change in Menu
    SheareeVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    It's been a while since we've been here. I chose the rack of lamb & he chose to dine from the appetizer menu. My meal was perfect absolutely no complaints. His on the other hand was rather disappointing. There was a slight change in the apps that he apparently overlooked. The grilled sausage board now contains country ham rather than multi diff types of sausages. So he was disappointed. But the real disappointment came from the fried green tomatoes. They were not green. They were just fried hard red tomatoes. So the flavor was off. He chose not to say anything and just eat it. Can't blame the restaurant for him not speaking up.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
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    • 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.