Dressler's Restaurant - Metropolitan (Midtown)

4.7
4236 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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Experiences

  • Cigar Dinner

    $100.00 per personPrepaid

    Nov 18, 2021 only

    Three Course Dinner: Caesar Salad, 8oz. Filet Mignon, Seasonal Vegetable, Roasted Potatoes, Mom's Cheesecake. Three Cigars provided by the Tinder Box. Please indicate if you are with a particular group or club.

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
What 4236 people are saying
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PeterT
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall value for what you get is a little pricey.
We would like to ask- if we had reservations and were on time and the place is not crowded, why would the hostess try to sit us at a table right next to the outside when there were many other better tables available? (By the way, we did ask for a better table and got it.)

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Kkay
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for my anniversary! It was the perfect place. Everything was exceptional! Customer service was my favorite!

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vipJDCFTC
Denver
69 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Nice facility, good service, mediocre food, very noisy indoors.

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PatM
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Dresslers delivers! Their patio on the Greenway - framing the skyline is perfect!

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vipDavidH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server Curtis was outstanding

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vipKarenH
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, wine and service were excellent as always, but the prices have increased dramatically.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gil was our server and he was fantastic. Food was so yummy. Get the crab dip you won’t regret it!

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Jada
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing! The food was excellent!! It was our anniversary and we couldn’t have picked a better restaurant to celebrate the shrimp dip was good and the lamb was melt in your mouth good!!! Be prepared to spend some money because you’re going to want to try the whole menu!!

P.s the shareable sides are big enough to share for 3 or 4 people!!

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SteveV
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. Food is fantastic. Service is outstanding. My wife's steak was so tender she cut it with her fork!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the most amazing restaurant experiences I’ve had. The food was absolutely incredible. You must try the brussel sprouts, Mac and cheese, and halibut. The service was impeccable and I cannot say it enough how spectacular the food was.

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JenniferC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here every time I visit Charlotte and I’m never disappointed.

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ErikB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was not as good as it has been in the past.

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Tmill
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we walked in to the time we left everything was wonder!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my wife’s birthday. Service was impeccable, Gil took very good care of us. We sat outside on a beautiful evening with some local music from a beautiful singer. The food was absolutely perfect! Every aspect of this meal was the best I’ve ever had the salad, the steak, the broccolini, and the most amazing Brussels Sprouts. This is a must for anyone living in or visiting Charlotte. 12/10

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Cece
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for a wonderful dining experience and for helping us celebrate our anniversary/engagement. Everything from our server James whom recommended so very good wine & entree options was absolutely delightful. I would recommend anyone to come & try Dressler’s even if for an afternoon brunch.

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vipKathleenA
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We often go to nice steak houses but decided to try something new. What great find!!! The menu is filled with tempting appetizers, salads/soups and entrees as well as yummy desserts! Our server was charming and efficient. We shared the Dressler's House Salad and also had scallops and short ribs -- all were fantastic! Cheesecake rounded out the evening and it was superb. We had an opportunity to chat with the manager and hear more about Dressler's and the other restaurants in the group. Based on our fantastic experience, we will be back and we will also try the other restaurants in the group.

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vipBludog
Charlotte
48 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

This was not my first visit to Dressler's. Each of my few visits has left me less than overwhelmed. First some positives. Location is great: Easy to find, convenient parking, close to downtown, midtown, main thoroughfares without being congested. Aesthetic: It is very beautiful inside. Great use of their space. Food and drink: The food is tasty, well prepared and presented. Their wine list offers enough excellent choices and the bar offers a lot of creative cocktails. Service: Was very good. Enough to keep us satisfied without hovering and/or interrupting. Now the negatives. Cost: Overpriced, overpriced, overpriced. Portions: Were very small - see previous sentence. The attitude - from start to finish - is very pretentious. Dressler's appears to want to be "fine dining, at its finest" but many things make it miss that mark. I can not see that it will ever be a regular for me or even one I recommend.

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vipJoannZ
Charlotte
52 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James was an excellent server. Very attentive. Great job!

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tmaguire
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Sitting outside was perfect night.

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GlennR
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an excellent dinner they had a young lady performing outside who was phenomenal. She added so much h to the dinner and ambience of the whole evening.

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vipCurtC
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner. Food was fantastic. We sat outside and the service was perfect.

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MeghanW
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our favorite restaurant! We love to come here for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I had the beef short ribs and sub for mashed potatoes. The shrimp & grits were great! I also had a margarita which gave what it was supposed to give. Our server Erik was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband birthday

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CeeCeeC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant experience I’ve had . My boyfriend enjoyed his birthday dinner and said it was the best steak he has ever had! Our waitress annalisa was amazing and very nice !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places to eat and enjoy the ambiance. Our waitress Boyce was nothing short of amazing!

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JordanB
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MattF
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Amazing service and food was phenomenal.

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JoJoP
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
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.

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vipStacieS
Charlotte
16 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
2 reviews
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.

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vip57mgaman
Charleston
312 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
64 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.

FAQs

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 4236 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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