About Dressler's Restaurant - Birkdale Village

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-John Glenn, 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

8630 1-A Lindholm Dr
Huntersville, NC 28078
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday : 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00-10:00, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Hwy. 73 off I-77

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 987-1779

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

Executive Chef:
Scott Hollingsworth

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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Private Dining

Our Birkdale location features a separate dining area perfect for corporate or social events. It comfortably accommodates up to 45 guests for a seated dinner or 60 for cocktail style events.

Dressler's Restaurant - Birkdale Village Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

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4.7

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4.6

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4.4

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (63)
Special Occasion (51)
Good for a Date (42)
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Romantic (36)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Business Meals (27)
Worth the Drive (27)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Notable Wine List (23)
Cozy (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Authentic (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Local Ingredients (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Casual (8)
Fun (8)
Hot Spot (7)
People Watching (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

Friendly, efficient service with a smile and good conversation. Delicious heart of rib-eye, green beans, and chopped salad. Great cheesecake. We found this place accidentally while traveling.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 4 days ago

I can always cont on the management and wait staff to provide great service, excellent food and a consistently superior dining experience

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, service, table, ambience, as always. Thanks for another wonderful experience

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Seasonal
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·Dined 5 days ago

The Food and service was excellent!
Great Steaks and Desserts, great atmosphere, pretty

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 5 days ago

I felt the serving sizes were way too large. The food was ok but at the price point not good enough.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined 6 days ago

We’ve been to Dressler’s Birkdale and Metro and this is among one of the finest restaurants in the Charlotte area! The staff are incredibly professional, the atmosphere was elegant and the food is second to none. If you’re looking for great service, a great atmosphere and great food look no further!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

My husband's favorite restaurant. So it only made since to gather with friends for his birthday.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Excellent as always!!!!! Great Steaks an corkage fee allowed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 4, 2017

First time at Dresslers for my wife’s birthday. All around outstanding evening. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We discovered Dresslers about 1 year ago when we moved here and I find that Dresslers is every bit as good as a restaurant in San Francisco or Napa Valley, without the pretense. The food is excellent and the preparation is outstanding. I would recommend it as a special evening out to anyone.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food and great service. Very attentive staff. Overall a Very enjoyable experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My wife and I went to dinner there and hadn't been in a while. We eat out several times per week and I don't mind spending money if I feel the food is a cut above the rest. I had a ribeye steak that was a feature of the evening. It had little flavor and I felt like it was not worth the $39 price tag that came along with it. The service was awesome and our server was extremely attentive. However, I don't see us going back there as I think it's overpriced for what you get.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was amazing!!!! Not fond of our waitress at all. When we got seated our table was super small. My boyfriend and I like to try a little bit of everything anywhere we go so I asked our waiter if we could possibly put the table next to us together with ours so we have more room. Instead of going to ask the hostess she straight up said that reservations were booked for the evening. As our night went on....no one was seated at that table. The whole night I felt this negative energy from her. I’m not sure if it’s because we are young and maybe she thought she wasn’t going to get tipped a lot from us. She would come to our table ask if we needed anything then speed off when we actually did. We even had to get attention from another server because as she walked off we said excuse me and she kept on walking. To end our night we ordered 2 shots and when she brought them she said they are full and “expensive”. Which was very offending. We know what we ordered the whole night and what the price was. I would def go back for the food. Sucks that our waiter ruined it a tad bit for our first experience.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Amazing as usual ! The food, service and ambience works well for date night !

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great service & food

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We’ve been here several times, my wife’s favorite, however our server was efficient just lacked personality- next time I will be very picky about our server.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Outstanding service! We were celebrating an anniversary and were treated like special guest by our hostess, server and manager. I was so impressed and appreciative!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great attention to detail. With a kids menu we will go even more often.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always enjoy the food and service whether it's at Birkdale or the Met!
Great desserts and entrees! And we had a really great wine too!
Great waitress named Sheila. Enjoyed her a lot!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

I was surprised on the quality of food at Birkdale. The 6 oz Filet price was $34.00 and nothingvti rave about. I remember when you could cut it with a fork and it melted in your mouth. Pretty disappointed. However Metro is much better on service and quality of food.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Waited about an hour and twenty minutes for our food:/

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The only down sides were the "light" pours for drinks and wine.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always a great experience on Dresslers. I was delighted with the service and food. Great date night.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

I chose Dressler’s to celebrate my Hunny’s 37th Birthday! The food and service was excellent. The restaurant has a really cozy feel and dim romantic lighting. We both had steaks, and they were cooked perfectly. Dressler’s gifted him the dessert of his choice, chocolate molten cake! Another bonus is complimentary valet, which really comes in handy in Birkdale Village. We’ll definitely be visiting again!

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I booked this event (but did not attend) for 14 co-workers for a retirement dinner for a colleague retiring after 48 years with the business. He had a amazing time and couldn’t say enough about the positive experience he had!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Just what expected

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The reservations were honored promptly. Always a good sign.

We were seated in the middle of the room, but even so, I did not feel that we were constantly being passed by the wait staff.

The bartender concocted one of the best whisky sours I have ever had and I have had quite a few.

I had the lamb chops which were served in a rich reduction sauce. The chops were large, but perfectly cooked and very juicy. A shame not to pick them up and eat them. The burnt green beans were an excellent accompaniment. Since he main course came with only mashed potatoes ordering a vegetable for the table is a good idea. An excellent espresso ended the meal.

The waitress was very professional. She was always there without hovering. I think that the restaurant has a low waiter- to-guest ratio and I also think they use the tag-team method to make sure your food gets to your table quickly.

For its quality, the food was very fairly priced and the portions are very satisfactory.

I would unhesitatingly recommend the restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fantastic! We all had steaks including a Filet special topped w lump crab imperial. Dressler’s crushed it and I am typically judge mental on restaurants.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 9, 2017

As always, John and his staff were very courteous in taking care of us to go along with an esxcellent meal that evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We absolutely love dining at Dressler’s. Fantastic service, wonderful wine selection, yummy cocktails, on point delicious meals and scrumptious desserts!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Our server Tony took great care of us for our anniversary dinner. The GM John also stopped by for a friendly chat. The food was fantastic yet again and we cant wait to come back.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Wonderful as always - Jon Dressler and John Glenn always make you feel special!

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was outstanding. The food was VERY good. One of our guests felt that her grouper special was overcooked. The rest of us enjoyed our dinners. Sorry that we were too full to try one of the "Mom's" desserts. :-( We'll be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great menu . The food was wonderful and the service outstanding.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great food great staff worth dining there. I have the braised short ribs and they were delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We had the 4 course dinner for Two, great choice of appetizers, salad, entrees and dessert! We loved all our choices and we’ll definitely be back!
The staff here is excellent !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We just moved back to the area after being gone for seven years and the food and service were excellent as we had remembered. Would strongly recommend to anyone!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was good, as always, and the service was excellent. However, the cold air coming into the restaurant each time the door was open, spoiled the mood.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent. Our server Marshall, welcomed us with a complimentary glass of champagne for our anniversary. From there we relaxed and ordered the next course and additional cocktails when we were ready - we did not feel rushed. Appetizers - I definitely recommend the beef medallions and calamari. Calamari was very flavorful with a Thai peanut sauce, medallions tender. My husband had the rib eye with fingerling potatoes....I helped with those, they were very tender! I had the halibut. Nice presentation, firm fish, done perfectly. Dessert was also delicious, we shared the apple cake. I was very impressed with this level of service and food in a shopping mall. We will return and would definitely recommend!

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent meal and the service was outstanding! Will recommend to anyone for sure!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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