Dressler's Restaurant - Metropolitan (Midtown)

4.7
4223 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Dressler's Restaurant - Metropolitan (Midtown) 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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JordanB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Will definitely be back. Our server Eric was outstanding.

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MattF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Amazing service and food was phenomenal.

JJ
JoJoP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful birthday dinner with my husband. Edie was our server. She was very polite and knowledgeable. Her food recommendations were spot on. I had shrimp & grits, and brussel sprouts. Both were excellent. The hubby had pork chops and greens - the greens could have been cooked a little longer for us, but they were tasty. The restaurant exceeded our expectations for food and atmosphere. I wish diners would respect that and dress a little nicer. It did get pretty noisy when a table of 8 sat nearby. I’m guessing on weekends the dining room is pretty loud. However, I look forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent! Ambience was on point. Customer service wasn’t as attentive. Overall we had a wonderful experience.

SS
vipStacieS
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric was amazing and informed server. THE BEST shrimp and grits hands down in Charlotte. One of my favorite places to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Orleans style BBQ shrimp appetizer - excellent flavor, fresh seafood, and not excessively spicy which was a pleasant surprise. Enjoyed the broccolini & Delmonico ribeye both well seasoned and cooked to perfection. Service has been consistently great on every visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING this will be my go-to restaurant when I come to Charlotte

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AnthonyP
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! Food well prepared and delicious. Cheesecake was one of the best I’ve had! Chocolate cake was pretty good. Highly recommend for anyone to try it!!

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Porter
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very relaxed atmosphere and excellent food. Great outdoor dining.

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RobertB
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dressler's is a great restaurant for a quiet dinner and a nice evening out. The food is excellent and the service is the best I've found in Charlotte. You must try the Calamari, It's my favorite appetizer.

5
vip57mgaman
Charleston
311 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I ordered the wedge which was milk and water and tiny bits of blue cheese. 3/4 of the salad was yellow and appear to me old and should have been in the trash! I also ordered the calamari, and had 4 pieces of that and was cold! They took the wedge off the bill. I ate at the bar and could see the cook staff playing around and on their phones. Then I picked up my car and the valet guy had gum on the back of his pants, so I had gum all over my front seat! I had to pay a guy to get this all of car and costed me $100. Done!

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vipDateNight
Charlotte
61 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was phenomenal from the service to our food.
The only problem I had was the group who came in for their birthday was being a bit too loud It was kind of hard to communicate with my friends with all the noise they were making.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We gathered together for a family dinner. The food and service were up to Dressler’s standards. The only negative was the noise level coming from a large group in the main dining area. We had to shout to hear each other at our table.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it so much!!! Awesome waiter James. It was his 2nd day and I couldn't tell.

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NaquashaW
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Highly recommend the ribeye and mashed potatoes!

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SteveM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dinner overall and in all areas. Thanks.

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IleneG
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was delicious and the server was very attentive.

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vipjsdb
Charlotte
87 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent meal. Sat outside on the shaded patio and enjoyed an great evening in Charlotte just outside of uptown. The meal was great. We had crab cake and also crab dip appetizers. Followed by grilled prosciutto wrapped peaches with brie. It was amazing. My wife had the chef make her some seasonal vegetables in a stir fry which she really enjoyed. I had the ribeye which was cooked perfectly. We shared the mac & cheese which was huge and very delicious. We also had the creme brulee' and apple crisp for dessert. Both were a hit.
Service was superb and we really appreciated the ability to pay via our cell phone by using the QR code.
This was a great experience and we will definitely be back.

DG
DukeG
Baton Rouge
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good service

LM
LizM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dressler’s is all around top notch and the food and drinks never disappoint. Great service and ambiance, complimentary valet parking, with amazing skyline views from the patio… what’s not to love??

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was great service was great and food put the icing on the cake .

4
4ree
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Birthday Dinner it was nice. Lamb was delicious…sides were a little cold but good. My birthday dessert Cheesecake was very VERY good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall it was good. The cocktail could’ve been better but overall it was okay.

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WhitneyW
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

My fiancé and I had not been to Dressler’s in over a year so we were looking forward to going back to one of our favorite restaurants and having a great dinner. We always order the same thing. I order crab cakes and he orders a filet. Our food did not taste as well as we remembered it being. My crab cakes did not taste as fresh and he barely finished his filet. We’re not sure if there was a new chef or it was just an off night. However, the New Orleans shrimp appetizer was great, full of flavor! Our dining experience was also not as enjoyable as we were sat next to a table whose guests kept hacking loudly which was an unpleasant sound to listen to every few minutes while you’re trying to enjoy your meal. We hope to revisit again in the future and enjoy the food and atmosphere like we were used to.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant and the food! 10/10

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TinaM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed our night out at Dresslers. Food was delicious, excellent service. The noise level increased with a large party, but even with that, it was a very enjoyable evening.

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DaveR
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was spectacular in every respect, including server Erik. We enjoyed the ahi tuna appetizer, 8 0z filet, and wonderful Brussels spouts dish including bacon jam & cheese, finishing with chocolate expresso cake. WOW - A Great birthday dinner!!!!!

MM
MondaM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

server was awesome! did a good job suggesting the rack of lamb

YT
YTaylor
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Iyana was such a great server. She made the entire experience pleasurable! Highly recommend the Shrimp and grits!

JE
JENJ
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Wine & cocktails were great. Food was OK. We waited over 40 min. for our dinner to arrive.

BH
BeverlyH
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dressler’s is one of my favorite restaurant that I can always count on to provide the best of everything—especially food!

JM
JanM
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great location. Nice decor. Clean. Spacious. Pleasant staff.
But I found the food to be sub par. We had a business group. No one raved about their food. I had the halibut. It was an odd shape. Looked over cooked. The crab on top was mostly filling. Just wasn't good.

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EthanK
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Halibut. Gil was very attentive to all of our needs. Very personable and checked on us often. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience. I usually frequent your Birkdale location and I must say Metropolitan rivaled it in cuisine and customer service. Ethan

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TamiP
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most pleasant evening celebrating our 39th wedding anniversary, and our server, Mandy, could not have been more professional, knowledgeable, or pleasant. She was AWESOME!!! Food was delicious and atmosphere was very nice....

JT
JannaT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent culinary experience and service. Would recommend enjoying a special night out.

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BradB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have dined multiple times at this location and their other. Food has always been exceptional, service and over atmosphere outstanding.

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cwheeler
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visited Dressler's for the first time. With a full restaurant we were greeted and sat promptly (we had a reservation). Our server (Gil) was OUTSTANDING, and definitely enhanced our experience. The pace of our evening was exactly what it should be. It was never rushed, but our drinks and food came out spaced in a timely manner. The food was hot, nice portion sizes and cooked as we requested. The taste of each of our appetizers and entrees was exceptional. The cheesecake and creme brûlée was the perfect way to finish our meal. The price point is where you would expect a nice Charlotte restaurant to be, for us it is more of a special occasion dining experience. We would definitely go back.

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Dressler's Restaurant - Metropolitan (Midtown) offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 909-6295.

Dressler's Restaurant - Metropolitan (Midtown) is rated 4.7 stars by 4223 OpenTable diners.

Dressler's Restaurant - Metropolitan (Midtown) does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1097/rare-roots-hospitality.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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