Dressler's Restaurant - Metropolitan (Midtown)

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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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JR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The meal and service was outstanding as always.

L
Charlotte
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dressler's is always great!

TN
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Two birthdays

OT
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a family event. They treated us like family. Service and food were excellent

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Real disappointment. Used to be a great place to go for a nice, classy “splurge” dinner date. But not any more. Our server, Michael, was flippant, uninterested, and appeared more fitting for a Chili’s or Applebee’s than a classy restaurant. Our food was worse. The croutons on my ceasor salad were so dry and hard I stopped eating them for fear of breaking a tooth. And my salmon was dry, overcooked with a thick hard crust on top. And it sat on top of a pile of greens sitting in literally a pool of liquid “something?”. It was gross.
When we look again for a nice dinner date spending over $100.00 for two, it will no longer be Dressler’s. Too many other good choices in the Charlotte area.

K
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, and the price with a groupon was very reasonable. We enjoyed the evening and took home enough for another meal.

M
Charlotte
42 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating an anniversary. Asa was our requested server and that always makes our night out a success.
Crab cakes and 9 ounce filet mignonette were perfectly prepared and we each enjoyed what we ordered.

BM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have already made plans to return! The crab dip, ahi tuna appetizers, halibut, and peanut butter cheesecake were our favorites :)

JV
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!! Never disappoints! Everyone enjoyed their meals.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top Notch all around!!!

OT
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dressler's is a family owned establishment that specializes in local fresh food but what really stands out is the service from the owner John Dressler to the servers. Today's visit I ordered the Thai peanut calamari it was served with a wasabi aioli next was the six ounce filet mignon topped with a Demi glacé was very tender and cooked perfectly. All the desserts are made from the owners mom I ordered the warm apple cake it was very good.

KY
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Went for my husband’s birthday and the large table beside us was very noisy but the food was incredible and the staff was fantastic with their recommendations.

TH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect place for a couples night! 6 couples met here for dinner before a concert. Service was quick and the food was good.

DP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So impressed with the ambiance, delicious food and wonderful service provided for our wedding Rehearsal Dinner. The staff was a pleasure and do attentive. Very easy to organize an event.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

OT
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Just a little bit of a letdown. I felt it would seem a little more special than it was. Nutshell, there were several large groups of loud parties, which may not be the restaurant’s fault, but it just totally lacked pizzazz.

Then, the server was just subpar. We sat with empty glasses. He didn’t clear our dirty plates. Our main course came out by somebody else, who had to in turn, clear the dirty plate.

The food wasn’t bad though at all. Everything we ordered was good, with decent sized servings, but that was the least of my concern.

Just not for the money, should we have this experience. Way over rated!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great, thank you!

Y
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was delicious as usual!! Awesome service as well!

T
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Food and service were great. Very tight space. Wine was sour

CV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This a wonderful restaurant. The food is very good and the service was great by Reed. We sat outside since they had live music and had a few cocktails before our meal which were great, especially the Old Fashion. My wife got the chicken and she hasn't stopped talking about it. We always recommend this place!

MJ
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took some college friends that were visiting from out of town. I wanted a unique restaurant and no chain, so I chose my favorite one. They really loved the food and view of the city. The wait staff was very helpful and friendly. Always a wonderful evening!

H
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I wanted alterations to the items I ordered, as well as an extra vegetable and neither were done. Complaining was useless since I was hungry, so I just ate what I had. Otherwise, it was great.

GG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and waiter was exceptional!!

OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing birthday experience! The food is delicious, excellent ambiance and location.

Can’t wait to go back!

TR
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Hotel said it was a good choice too and they were right!! A little pricey but well worth it for a special night out. Would go there again if I'm in the area.

RR
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Just Ok. Not great. My steak was tough.

OT
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Brendan was awesome. The ribeye with blue cheese herb butter was delicious... everything we had was yummy....

FS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very attentive without being overbearing. Both our meals were delicious and prepared perfectly. The crab appetizer was as good as everyone says!!!

DV
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food and service at Dressler's is always great. Acea our server was great in explaining the food and recommending the best to the customer. Favorite restaurant!

BA
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love to come back and enjoy the food as well as the uptown view

DG
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service. Great date night. Put it on your must do list if you have not been there and I trust you will be telling others the same.

WB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our default restaurant for special occasions. Excellent food excellent service you can count on them to get it right.

G
Charlotte
81 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding service and delicious food !

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food served at room temperature. Halibut was very bland. Wish I’d known the potato cake had cheese in it- I’m lactose-intolerant. Ignored by our waitress who was giving lots of attention to next table. Guess we didn’t rate. Crab cakes nothing special. Brussels sprouts delicious and loved the pecan remoulade.

ES
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there with friends for my 70th birthday. Everything was perfect. We were in the back and it was very quite and enjoyable. Our waiter was very attentive and was at our table every few minutes. The owner was also there and he came out and spoke to us and brought out some of our food. With the good Lord's help I plan to spend my 71th birthday here.
Thank you so much
Ken Sanders

AD
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. I will return. I will recommend for business meetings.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding Anniversary

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant. Great place for dates and parties.

EB
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant...enjoyed the food and the dining experience. I will return again.

DP
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't say enough good things. Have eaten there for a number of business dinners, but also on my own dime for an anniversary w/ the wife because I enjoy it so much. Everything I've ordered has been great, but heart of ribeye is my favorite... get the blue cheese butter. And cheesecake for desert, it's mind-blowing.

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