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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4.5

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4.3

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (59)
Good for a Date (56)
Special Occasion (50)
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Good for Birthdays (34)
Romantic (33)
Worth the Drive (28)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Business Meals (24)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Good for Groups (17)
Authentic (16)
Cozy (15)
Casual (14)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Fun (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Healthy (5)
People Watching (5)
Seasonal (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Scenic View (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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·Dined a day ago

It was wonderful!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 3 days ago

Seating was right on time and valentines menu was very nice. The food wonderful and plentiful

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Ww just moved here and just loved Dressler's our server was excellent she has worked at Dressler's for 14 years how impressive! Loved everything!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentine’s Day

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

Our opinion, Dressler's is the best upscale dining restaurant in Lake Norman area. We love this place for special occasions, and anytime you want to have a really great meal. Their food and their service is outstanding. As special bargain, they sometimes post deals on Groupon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I can really only comment on the steak, the best filet I have ever had. My wife and I go there frequently, is always consistent great food!

Tags: Healthy, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Nice dinner for early Valentine celebration.
Everything was exceptional.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Another enjoyable dining experience at Dressler's.
I had the short ribs and a Cesar salad. The ribs were excellent. Flavorful and tender enough I did not need a knife. The ribs were served over mashed potatoes with a flavorful sauce. The Cesar salad great, although I miss having an anchovy or two. My wife had the crab cakes and a chopped salad. The crab cakes were heavy on crab and very light on other ingredients, just the way they should be. I had a glass of Hahn Pinot Noir and she had a glass of Velvet Devil Merlot. Both were outstanding company to the food.
Ashley was our server. Attentive service without being intrusive.
We definitely will return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food and service

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Have a great time, this was my first time visiting Dressler’s and I’ll be returning soon. My server Dennis was awesome and super sweet, loved him. This is a great place for a date night, and the food was soooo good. Loved the goat cheese and pita bread.

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Our dinner with good friends was awesome, because the experience at Dressler's was Superior.....

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Been to Dressler's several times. Never disappointed, not only with the meal, but also the service. Our server, Brian, was very attentive and just a pleasure to talk with. If you're looking for a delicious meal, great service and a nice atmosphere, I think you'll be very pleased with Dressler's !!!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Wedding Anniversary #47

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 28, 2018

From walking in the door until we left was perfect. It was my husband and I first time and it was EXCELLENT. Our server was Lynn and she was amazing. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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

Excellent overall experience. Great detail from the wait staff. Very timely seating with reservation. Very good preparation and presentation of all foods. Dessert were delicious. Or definitely recommend that and will definitely return

Tags: Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food and service as always.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 26, 2018

food was good , service was great, table was small..

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Always great food and a great time at Dressler's. Great food, exception service -- right down to the Valet having the car out front right at the time of our exit. Our group of 7 were even seated 5 minutes before our reservation time on a packed night. Can't wait to come back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Always consistent!! Wonderful food! Great restaurant!!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 25, 2018

A group of friends went for restaurant week. The apps were very good particularly the goat cheese,onion, and chutney. The calamari was a little unique and very good. I had the crab cakes and highly recommend. I went for the mom’s carrot cake I should have passed on and opted for the molten cake. Worth the value $35 value.

I must say I don’t care for electronic wine list. It’s too hard to decide on wine or drink when there is just one ipad per table.

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

Amazing service and great food. Love this place

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great food and service! One of the best fine dining restaurants in this area. I would highly recommend Dressler’s!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 23, 2018

As always, the service,presentation, and food were exceptional.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The entries are very nice but the sides are lacking . Carrot cake is delicious!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Very good!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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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 (Naples)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We had a great time. Sat at the bar and enjoyed the service.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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 13, 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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 (New York Area)·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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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 6, 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 5, 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 28, 2017

My new favorite place!

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 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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