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About Dressler's Restaurant - Metropolitan (Midtown)

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.

1100-e Metropolitan Ave #125
Charlotte, NC 28204
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse, Low Country

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

Cross Street:
277/Kings/Kenilworth

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 909-6295

Website:
http://www.dresslersrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Amazing outdoor stage with music on most Thursdays and Fridays during the fall and spring

Catering:
We have full on-premise as well as off-premise capabilities

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.

Public Transit:
Metropolitan has bus station.

Executive Chef:
Scott Hollingsworth

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Dressler's Restaurant - Metropolitan (Midtown) offers private rooms for any size group up to 400.

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Private Dining

Dressler's is an upscale contemporary restaurant, featuring a menu of steak, imaginative seafood, and creative appetizers paired with an extensive wine list. Come join us for your next group dinner in one of our private rooms or on our patio with one of the best views of Uptown Charlotte.

Dressler's Restaurant - Metropolitan (Midtown) Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (82)
Special Occasion (75)
Good for Anniversaries (66)
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Good for Birthdays (60)
Romantic (59)
Scenic View (54)
Business Meals (49)
Good for Groups (43)
Worth the Drive (38)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Notable Wine List (33)
Pre/post Theatre (31)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Cozy (29)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Fun (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Hot Spot (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Casual (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Healthy (12)
Local Ingredients (10)
Authentic (9)
People Watching (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Happy Hour (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Seasonal (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Tapas (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Wait staff was very friendly, made recommendations and were courteous. We had a very good tome

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 2 days ago

Every was Great but the price was high. Might only go one in awhile because it was experienced.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 2 days ago

been to the restaurant many times and always exceeding expectations. This time is was probably below PAR. Calamari was excellent but the steak lacked flavor.

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Fun, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful prime rib and great service.

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·Dined 3 days ago

We went there for our anniversary and it was great. Our waiter Michael was incredible and very helpful with suggested wine parings with appetizers and dinner. When we got a little deeper into wine parings with dinner, he brought over the wine steward who took a good deal of time with us and allowed us to taste several wines to see what we would like. Desserts were also very indulgent and well done. I had been to Dressler's for business lunches before and it was quite good. But this was a very different experience in the best possible way. I would highly recommend Dressler's to anyone.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

Steak was ok, I have had better else where. Service was excellent.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Love it. We will return

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

Treated my girlfriend here for Valentine's Day. We've been on a mission to find the best steak in Charlotte and they did not disappoint. The steaks were amazing! One of the best steaks we've had thus far. And we've eaten at quite a few of the high-end steakhouses in uptown. She had the Blackened Heart of Ribeye and I had the Filet with the Roasted Mushroom Demi Glace. Both cooked Medium to perfection. The sides were amazing. My girlfriend doesn't eat a lot of mashed potatoes and said that those were the best she's ever had. Everything was great! The service. The ambiance. Was very top notch. We will definitely be coming back here.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines menu and experience was fantastic. Everyone was friendly and made you feel like you were at home. Definitely will return.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

My boyfriend and I celebrated Valentine's Day at Dresslers Midtown and it was absolutely wonderful! The service was prompt and precise, and the food was incredibly delicious with generous portions. Loved choosing from the 4 course set Valentine's Day menu. On our way out, we asked the hostess to take our picture, the manager walking by heard us and insisted that he take us outside for a photo op with the city skyline in the background! Now that is going above and beyond. Nothing but good things to say about this place. Can't wait to come back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

I was not happy with the fact that, on Valentine's Day, we were forced to buy the 4 course meal and not told about it!! We already had what we wanted picked out. But, the food was good. And they let me substitute a salad for something else.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

We always love Dressler's! Good place for lunch. The food is always great!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was great. From the appetizers to the steaks. It was fabulous. Try the shrimp and grits.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was excellent. The view of the Charlotte skyline was a nice bonus.
Food and wine were delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 12, 2018

My colleagues and I choose Dressler’s every time I visit Charlotte and we have never been disappointed until this visit last visit.

The short rib always our go to, and was theirs this time too. However, I decided to try something different so I ordered the steak medium rare and it came out chilled at the bottom atop warm fries. The mushroom risotto and the warm goat cheese appetizer were the only items that neutralized my food experience. As always, my company was refreshing.

The service, the hostess and the manager were attentive and awesome as always.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Really an excellent restaurant. We have been a couple of times and everything we have eaten has really been fantastic. This trip I had the New Orleans shrimp- very well done and very flavorful - spicy but not too much. For entree I enjoyed a special of golden tilefish- was in mushroom risotto with spinach and it was truly a lovely presentation and I could have licked the plate if I wouldn’t have been embarrassed. My husband had the KC steak and house made fries and was very pleased with his dinner.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Dressler's always delivers with excellent service and great food in a friendly atmosphere. Asa is the consummate professional, always providing a witty repartee and a smiling face. Kent, Eric and the rest of the gang are the best.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The Apple cake was terrific and the food was good. I honestly don’t think it is as good as it used to be. Our server was not very good as he never asked did we need anymore to drink until it was time to pay the check.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

What a fantastic restaurant! We were so pleased and excited that we picked Dressler's for our anniversary dinner. The wait staff love what they do, everything that comes out of the kitchen is made from scratch and is well done. One of the top Steak's I have ever experienced.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was exceptional as well as the service and atmosphere. Great girls night out.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great place for lunch
Good good, excellent service
Beautiful view of downtown ( in good weather)

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a birthday dinner for a friend and everything was fantastic! The food & service were outstanding! Can not recommend highly enough!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Had a reservation for Saturday night and walked in to find an ocean doctors there for some event. They took over the place, and regular guests were ushered into the private room. I prepared for the worst.

I must say that food and service were excellent, especially considering how busy they must have been with the group. My fish dish was perfectly prepared, which is not easy to find.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Perfect in every way! Management works very hard here! Will be back next week!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Wonderful experience for a birthday dinner. We could not have been treated more royally - hats off the the staff and management of this extraordinary restaurant. Excellent food!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I have been a fan of Dressler's for years. I've frequented both locations, and have enjoyed many wonderful meals. This one was quite mediocre. I ordered the shrimp and grits (as I have had before) and this time it was bland and flavorless. Had I not been involved with a business meeting, I probably would have sent it back. The texture of the grits in the broth did not hold up, and the food was disappointing overall. The service and ambiance, however, were good.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We had a large party and the weather was not the best so some of the party was running late for the reservation. The staff were very understanding and accommodating. The food was delicious and everything was above our expectations.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

My husband and I dined at Dressler's for the Queens City feast. The food was tasty and well prepared. The portions were so large that we couldn't finish dessert and had to bring it home with us. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I came with My husband for restaurant week. We are huge fans of Porterhouse and decided to try here as they are owned by the same owners. Valet, hostess, and server were amazing. Flawless service until we got dinner. It was a 9:30 PM reservation. My Wedgie salad was not great. Very over dressed and the lettuce was wet. My steak was tough and hard to cut. I have had much better cuts of meat at lower end chain restaurants. My husband got the Crab cakes which were very dry and filled with breadcrumbs. I even tried the greens that came with his. Parts were brown and they were wilted. Very bad for a restaurant at this level. He asked to switch his crab cakes for the steak asking for it to be prepared Medium. We knew we would have to wait but figured it would not be long with most diners clearing out. When the steak was brought it was so chard he had to cut pieces away and not eat them. We were very sad by this. we felt this was a great time to experience What Dresslers had to offer and was left overpaying for a sub-par meal.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Visited Dressler's for Restaurant week and it was a great experience. Great ambiance and great food. We were seated right away and for the most part food was brought our promptly - Definitely will be back to try more of their menu selection

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My friends and I went during restaraunr week
It was awesome all the way around
Thank you for a great night

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very nice restaurant. Great food. Mitch was awesome

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Healthy, Bar Seating
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Visited during restaurant week. Excellent steak. Excellent crab cakes. Wedge salad and side with crab cakes were lacking.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing service... Worth it

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Ok, this was the second time we when here and both times have been great. Plus this was Charlotte Restaurant Week, funny thing we both got basically the same thing.

Salad, Roasted Salmon with roasted tomato risotto, and the Mom's Apple Cake for dessert. This was a great meal, and since it was Charlotte Restaurant Week we each got our own Apple Cake (we had the box one up to go).

The lady waiting on us was great too, and this is a place we will be going back too

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 26, 2018

My husband and I had an amazing date night and the food was amazing!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food, service and whole experience was wonderful...

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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Our waiter Ryan was the best!! My steak was a little tough but overall good flavor

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We enjoyed absolutely amazing calamarires, short ribs, and crispy salmon. Wish these beautiful dishes were served with some vegetables. French onion soup had too much sodium. We tasted several deserts including apple cake, carrot cake, chocolate mousse, and creme brulee. the latter was out of the world. Great service, well trained and friendly staff. We had a very pleasant evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was out of this world!! Service was exceptional. First time a server give me detailed explanation on how my dish was made. Definitely coming back!!
My friends loved it!!

Tags: Fun, Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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