Dressler's Restaurant - Birkdale Village

4.8
2653 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Dressler's is an upscale contemporary restaurant with patio dining, featuring a menu of steak, imaginative seafood, and creative appetizers paired with an extensive wine list and full service bar specializing in martini's, ports, and single malt scotches.

Dressler’s has a close-knit group of managers who have worked together for many years. Chef Scott Hollingsworth, Manager-Derrick DeWalt, Ton Suansawang and Bar Manager Kevin McNamara have worked with owner Jon Dressler for 17 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 130-seat, 5190-square-foot, Dressler’s Restaurant is a people place located in that new urbanism, people-driven shopping outpost of Birkdale Village. The interior is subdued and relaxed; yet polished. Walls are accented with warm stone, earth tones, and water features. Kim Dressler, wife and co-owner, did the interior desi
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vipDavidinrehoboth
Charlotte
59 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We know most of the staff and it is like coming home when we are there. It only is the staff fantastic, but the ambiance I’d nice and food is just amazing. I had the Lamb Chops cooked to perfection and David had the filet, which is always wonderful. Congratulations to the staff, chefs and management!!

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Foodie
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. The manager is present, friendly and makes sure everything runs smoothly.

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RichardJ
Miami
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dressler's never disappoints us. The food was great and the service (Bobbi) was outstanding. We always enjoy taking friends to this restaurant. Everyone is so friendly and treats you like an honored guest.

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vipLuvfoodandwine
Charlotte
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Selected the restaurant for a birthday dinner, with a friend, and could not have been happier with the experience. From the moment I walked into the restaurant, the service was on point. Server was extremely attentive and engaging. Manager came by the table several times to make sure the food was prepared properly and we were pleased. I had the daily special of blackened redfish with shrimp risotto which was amazing! Entree portion size was generous. Save room for dessert as the apple cake and cheesecake are always amazing.

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CynthiaK
Western NC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice establishment to celebrate special occasions or just a nice out to calm the sole.

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vipMikeStefLKN
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Pricing has gone way up! We have been patrons of Dressler’s Birkdale since it first opened. The food and service has always been top notch. The wines are delicious and the beers are cold.

However, we had not visited Dressler’s since pre-COVID, until last night. We were shocked at how much they have increased pricing. While we never mind paying a premium for a premium restaurant, Dressler’s has priced themselves out of consideration for us going forward. We will monitor their menu for price decreases, and if so, we would love to visit again. Until then, we will consider alternative restaurants for our special occasions.

Dressler's Restaurant - Birkdale Village
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your comment and also thank you for your patronage. We would love to keep the price as low as we could. Unfortunately, every single products were increased in price. Certain dishes we also took off from our menu due to extremely high pricing.

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ChristyF
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Dresslers. It is our favorite place to celebrate our anniversaries!!

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Melissa
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Had a new waiter who was extremely slow and inattentive, it was obvious he needed help. The restaurant was not busy for a Friday night at 7:15 so that was not an issue. 15 minutes to bring water and take drink order, another 15 to receive drinks while other tables got seated and drinks delivered. Managers were on the floor chatting with other tables, delivering food and checking in with the hosts. Unsure why our table was being ignored the entire night. This is our first time experiencing bad service at Dresslers so I will give them another chance. Please tell your wait staff to remove empty glasses and plates from the table.

Dressler's Restaurant - Birkdale Village
Responded 6 days ago

Ms Frank, Thank you for your comment about the slow service and timing about everything. We do apologize if we did not meet your standard of service. Even though we were not as busy as you think, please understand there were many things we have to do for all guests despite being short staffed. If you think we ignored you, we again apologize for the mishap. We sure will make note that you need more attention to those details you mentioned as you prefer flawless dining experience.

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vipTZmomof3
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had outstanding food and attentive service without being rushed. I have never had a bad meal at Dressler’s which is why we have been coming back for years.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a repeat customer. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food has gone down hill in the last few months

Dressler's Restaurant - Birkdale Village
Responded on September 10, 2021

Sorry if food was not cooked right for you during your visit. It would be great if you could elaborate or tell us what went wrong. Thank you

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vipBillM
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't think you will find a more consistent resturant regarding service, your meal, or value anywhere than Dresslers Birkdale. The service from the valet to the seating, to the service, to the food has always been excellent. I dine at this resturant almost once a month and it is consistently excellent.

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CrystalB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dressler's is a wonderful restaurant, with great food, energy, and even better staff!

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Dateniter
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best restaurant in the area. You will not be disappointed.

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vipDateNight
Charlotte
62 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, inviting. Great place to enjoy each other’s company while having great food and service.

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TerriP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey, but the food was excellent. We will return

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Amazing service! We will 100% be back.

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vipRebecca
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Fairly expensive, but worth it.

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KarenT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service always good!! Jack in the bar is very attentive ‼️

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Ralph
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining in Huntersville. Great food and very good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous as always. Personable wait staff and management throughout the meal but not overbearing. Felt like we’d known the entire staff our entire lives. Nicely done, keep it up.

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Jerseyjo2019
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Never been to this restaurant before. Was excited for restaurant week to try at less expensive amount. I feel we were treated differently since we ordered from restaurant week menu. My steak was so, so tough and way too much sauce on top. Broccoli was barely cooked, so crunchy. I will say the creme brûlée was delicious. They also automatically put tip on restaurant week meals.

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vipBillM
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have had nearly everything on Dressler's menu, but my favorites are; Crab Dip appetizer, Grilled Maui Maui and the Apple Cake

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WendyC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Rachel was very pleasant & it was nice that the manager stop by to see if we were enjoying our meal.

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vipElBee
Charlotte
45 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My friend and I each had the tasteless ribeye option. Both of our pieces were perfectly cooked and attractively presented...but remarkably tasteless. Being a guy, I plowed trough, camouflaging the taste w/potatoes or broccoli. My friend told our server to pack it up for her dog and reordered Onion Soup which she loved.

I was also surprised and disappointed that Dressler's does not allow an anchovy option w/the Caesar's Salad (anchovies are so inexpensive...). So I opted for The Wedge which as fresh, bountiful, and delicious. Still, no anchovies...?

Dressler's Restaurant - Birkdale Village
Responded on August 21, 2021

Thank you for joining us for 3 course meal at $35. We guess that is too expensive for you. Also, hate to see you do not like our steak due to its "tastelessness". We did put demi glace sauce on it which we believe it should add saltiness to the meat, in your case we think we did not add enough salt to your liking. Thank you again for plowing through the food, feed it to your dog, and not wasting food. As for anchovy we used anchovies paste in our recipe so there is no anchovy in our restaurant.

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ShadC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This was my first post-covid lockdown visit.
Food was not as good as it use to be. Appetizers were smaller for a higher price.
Service was okay but not great.
Overall was disappointed as dressers use to be the best restaurant in Huntersville.

Dressler's Restaurant - Birkdale Village
Responded on August 21, 2021

Thank you for comment and spending time rating us. The food quality is still the same as well as the amount of food. As for the price, everything is raising in price from gas to other items. The prices are adjusted accordingly but for sure not quality and quantity. We do still believe we are one of the best in area despite being short handed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Attentive staff. Great wine list. Very good food. Perfect
Location.

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vipValery
Charlotte
35 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dinner experience we shared. Bobbie was our server and she was quite "perfect, knowledgeable, friendly and attentive," as one guest remarked.

Thanks for a perfectly wonderful evening at Dressler's.

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AlexisA
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and staff. The night was extremely well

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DonB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a fantastic meal. Service was top notch and food was delicious.

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vipDawnR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A little too loud Food was great, service was great. Nick was our server.

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Marievelous
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant atmosphere, good pacing and attentive service, excellent dishes prepared well!

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Andrea
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great! Had all 3 course with great recommendations from the server. Definitely plan to revisit.

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Scott
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Are waiter Joe gave us so many good options from the menu that we will have to come back. The staff and Joe's service was top shelf.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I come here often but we came for my birthday this last visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time enjoying the French Onion Soup; outstanding!

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PowayL4
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friends visiting. The service and food were perfect. The noise level was a little loud. Overall a wonderful dinner!

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vipGaryV
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful atmosphere and outstanding service!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great evening dining there. Our waiter, Joe went above & beyond to make sure we had everything we needed.

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vipRamar
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

We requested a table outside and on a Friday night with traffic and a band playing across the street attributed to too much noise. Should have dined inside for a quieter experience.
Service was slow.
We were disappointed that the food was greasy and the French onion soup was salty.

Dressler's Restaurant - Birkdale Village
Responded on August 7, 2021

Thank you for your time commenting us. There is so much we could do to control things outside of our dining room. We remembered offering your group to be inside. However, being on busiest night of the week, many of our patrons were enjoying their time. It is great to have the crowd and noise as we are in the pandemic. Maybe you could opt for slower nights during the week?

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Dressler's Restaurant - Birkdale Village offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 987-1779.

Dressler's Restaurant - Birkdale Village is rated 4.8 stars by 2653 OpenTable diners.

Dressler's Restaurant - Birkdale Village 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.