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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Overall Rating

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4.6

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4.7

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4.5

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4.3

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (56)
Special Occasion (50)
Good for a Date (45)
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Romantic (34)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Business Meals (32)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Notable Wine List (26)
Worth the Drive (26)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good for Groups (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Cozy (16)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Authentic (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Casual (9)
People Watching (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Fun (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Scenic View (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 7 days ago

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

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·Dined 7 days ago

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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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Second time here. Loved it both times. Food is excellent. Service is friendly and efficient. Clean, nice, worth the ride from Lexington and Lenoir ( where our parties came from ). We were allowed to stay and talk with our guests after we paid and were not pushed out, like some places would have. It is pricey, but you get what you pay for. Great food, done right.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food and service was excellent. That was my first visit and definitely will dine there again. Ive been recommending this place since dining.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a fabulous time. I had a mahi special served over gnocchi and vegetables and everything was perfect. My husband had the ribeye, which was just as good as a filet. Our server was impressive and the noise level was low. It was a perfect date night out.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

The quality of the food at the midtown location was much better. Based on that, it was not worth the money at the Birkdale location.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 25, 2017

It took three tries before we got the wine we had ordered. The second time involved a discussion with, who I assume was the wine server. He was determined that the wine he showed us was the one we really wanted. It took pointing to the wine in the iPad to get him to understand. There's a big difference between a blend and a single varietal, bu that seemed to be lost on our servers.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Dressler's in Birkdale is our favorite restaurant. We had our Wedding Reception in their private dining room two years ago. The food is always delicious. They never disappoint!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I was extremely disappointed with my experience at Dressler's. I'd heard many great things about this restaurant. Unfortunately it didn't live up to the hype. My wife and I decided to both start with the house salad. Loved how all the flavors came together. Definitely the highlight of the meal. Then we decided to split the 18 oz. porterhouse special they were featuring. We enjoyed the herbed fingerling potatoes that came with the steak. Unfortunately the steak wasn't good. Not sure what grade of meat they use but it tasted like USDA Choice. It looked as if they baked it in the oven instead of what most steakhouses do and broil the steak. I asked for it to be cooked medium rare then our server Bryan replied "that'll be a warm red center". When it came out, I didn't see any red in our steak. It was cooked more like medium well. I would have sent it back but our server Bryan or the manager didn't do a check back on our table to ensure that everything was prepared to our liking. The service was poor as well. We asked for share plates to split the steak, which were brought to us after we were 3/4 of the way finished with it (took five minutes to bring two plates). Plus, in addition to asking the food runner for share plates, we also asked our server Bryan and another server—who was the one who greeted us, took our drink order, and cashed us out. She basically ran Bryan's section for him. Disappointing first experience at Dressler's.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Had a great dinner with great service. Every part of the meal was tasty and delicious. I’d recommend the Brussels sprouts as a side, and the ribeye hearts are amazing. Creme brûlée was great also.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We loved it!! Had such a great time celebrating our anniversary there! Will go again

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, People Watching, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was good but Service was TERRIBLE!!! We hadn't seen our waiter's smile until he gave us our check and he answered "we are very busy today" when we asked him an extra sauce.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our first time to eat at Dresslers. Our son was taking us out for my birthday. Elisa did a wonderful job for us and the food was brought out in a timely manner and well presented. Tito’s were amazing, as always! My husband’s blackened ribeye was very tough (I tried it and agreed) and I ended up giving him half of mine. We didn’t want to fuss as it was a special occasion that our son had arranged. We’ll definitely go back because three of our party of four were very satisfied with our dining experience. It would be nicer if there were booths available. Conversation was difficult at time because of the close location of tables.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is one of the best restaurants in Huntersville!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great experience! Wait staff was STELLAR - and the food was top of the line. All around wonderful experience, and valet parking is a blessing!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 11, 2017

good food, good service. what else can you ask for?

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food and service was fantastic. Never had a disappointing meal there. Highly recommend for any occasion.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great service and excellent food. Worth the price. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Amazing food and service! I left my phone in the car and Jim offered to run to the valet and get it for me! Our waitress Alysha was super great as well! Dressers is always a home run!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Very good. Our first time here and we will go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Dennis our server was wonderful and everyone were very hospitable

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food and service was outstanding, highly recommend

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