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

value

4.4

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (58)
Good for a Date (49)
Special Occasion (47)
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Romantic (36)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Worth the Drive (30)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Business Meals (26)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Notable Wine List (22)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Cozy (18)
Authentic (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Casual (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Fun (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Comfort Food (6)
People Watching (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Seasonal (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Scenic View (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined 2 days ago

Tony made our experience even more wonderful! Restaurant week crazy busy but excellent food!!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 2 days ago

The food and service was excellent! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

Our steak was bland and overcooked, slightly burnt. We asked for medium-well, not charred. The waitress also reached over my plate twice to fill my husband's water glass who was across from me. Not our regular experience. Normally it's great.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and service. Mama Dressler’s carrot cake was one for the books. Amazing menu!

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 3 days ago

We always come for Restaurant Week. You can’t beat the wonderful food for the money. Thanksgiving time we brought our family as we have 1 family member who lives out of town. We had a wonderful time .

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

Maybe my expectations were just too high. The starter of warm pimento and cheese was good except for the cold tomato jam on top. Same cold bread that was used for the appetizer was used for the table. We split a Caesar salad that had very little flavor and ran on the dry side. Dinner for hubby was short rib and mashed potatoes. The short rib was way too strong and the potatoes were completely devoid of seasoning. He left meat on his plate which is a rare occurrence. I had the rack of lamb and it was delicious with the mustard crust. It came with the same bland potatoes. Our dessert of Mom’s cheesecake was amazing and paired with a 20 year tawny port made it sublime.

Service was mostly good until the check came. We used an Open Table $100 voucher and our waiter only took off $50. He ran it again and we saw where he charged us for two glasses of scotch when we only had one. He swore the bartender had taken the extra glass off. It wasn’t worth arguing about so we left.

In sum, it was ok. We probably won’t go back. There are nicer restaurants with better food for less.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We have eaten at the Birkdale Village location several times over the last few years typically for either anniversaries or birthdays. Due to the costs of the meals there it's not something we can make a regular dinner location so it's just for special occasions. In all previous times the food was always exceptional and the service fantastic. We did not have that experience this time unfortunately. Our server was friendly however he was distracted by issues with another table and we did not get the attention we were used to seeing. I had the fish special that night and the flavor was not what was expected. My wife had the Lobster and Shrimp linguine and the amount of seafood included in the serving wouldn't have made a good bowl of chowder however the taste was good according to my wife. By the time our server had gotten back to us to ask how how our food was we had completed our meal. We were also seated next to a rather loud table of about 8-10 individuals and that was the first time we had experienced that.

In all previous times there we had been asked if we were there for a special occasion. We were not asked this time and it was our 20th wedding anniversary so that was disappointing. This fact was also noted in our Reservation request but was not acknowledged by the host desk either.

Up until this visit we would always recommend Dressler's but this was not one of those times.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Dressler's was very accommodating to our large party and service was spot on. Everyone is very friendly!

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Tables close/noise level very high.
Food was great 👍

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Dresslers is our favorite place to eat !!!
Food is always perfect and the service is stellar . We love our server Dennis. He was great and personable!!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was excellent. I had the crab cakes and oh my gosh they were to die for. For desert I had Mom's Apple Cake. That too was scrumptious. I took away one star for service because the waiter was a little frazzled and was forgetting a few things like a spoon for my tea. Also it was a little dark and hard to see the menu but other than that, a simply marvelous restaurant.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Food selection great and delicious even has mom made desserts which are just as delicious as the appetizers.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My new favorite place!

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Was excellent as always. The owner John Glenn. Such a great host . Always makes you feel special.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Healthy, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful Christmas Eve dinner!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was good but overpriced. Atmosphere was ok, but too loud. Can tell they try to cram as many people in as possible.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful Dinner. Food and service were excellent.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Always outstanding. My wife and I always enjoy for a date night out. Food is always consistent. Service excellent and convenient to our home.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Our server Dana was fantastic! We enjoyed a wonderful anniversary

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 20, 2017

John Dressler and his entire staff are very friendly and always do a great job !!!!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We just enjoyed another wonderful dinner at Dressler’s. Our daughter joined us to celebrate our wedding anniversary and as always each of our dinners were spectacular. Whether we choose steak, lamb, salmon, or halibut we always finish off the meal with Mom’s Cheesecake. We have celebrated many special occasions at this fine restaurant and it will remain on the top of list—always a best choice! Special thanks to John Glenn who always makes us feel welcome. Merry Christmas to all the Dressler’s staff! See you again soon!

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Excellent service and really good food. The timing of the courses seamed to be perfect. All around a very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

First time dining here. Very good experience.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Dressler's. With the exception of the hostess giving away the fact that I'd planned a surprise dinner for my sister everything was lovely. The general consensus was that we'd return again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We came to celebrate an engagement that had occurred earlier in the day. I put on my notes on OT to bring a sparkling wine and they did so very nicely. All of our meals were delicious as well as the apps. They treated the future bride and groom with cheesecake. It was so delicious! The wait staff was very attentive and wonderful. It was one of the best meals we have had as a family. Thank you!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Can’t decide which was better, the food or the service,
Best calamari on the planet and all four of us were beyond pleased with our food.
Tables were a little tight but when the food is this good everyone is in such great spirits you don’t mind rubbing elbows a little with the smiling people next to you!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great atmosphere and food. The wait staff was great and they did s great job.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We went to Dresslers at Birkdale Village in May 2017 for our anniversary and recently for a birthday celebration. We love Dresslers. The food is wonderful, excellent service, great ambiance and a wonderful wine list. We will be dining there again, as it has become our favorite.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere. Crab cakes are some of the best.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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 on December 11, 2017

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 on December 11, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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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