The monopoly tycoons of the nineteenth century traditionally did their wheeling and dealing at fine-dining establishments, cleverly concealing the fact that they still lived with their parents. Assume your own air of refinement with today's Groupon: for $24, you get $50 worth of upscale American cuisine at Dressler's, with locations on Metropolitan Avenue and in Huntersville.
Dressler's procures a casually classy dining environment that is complemented by chef Scott Hollingsworth’s delicately designed cuisine. The dinner menu flaunts an array of delectable American classics, such as the tender, 8-ounce filet mignon––with béarnaise, fresh asparagus, and roasted potatoes ($27)––as well as spicy horseradish-encrusted salmon––delicately dressed in sautéed spinach, roasted mushrooms, and shaved, swimsuit-ready fennel ($19).
Also open for lunch, the Metropolitan Avenue location sates midday munchies with a variety of salads, sandwiches, and hearty lunches, complemented by sweet endings such as crème brûlée ($6), apple crisp ($6), and mom’s carrot cake ($6), which is best devoured when she isn’t looking.
Both Dressler’s locations emanate a warm ambience conducive to both family and adult dining. Flaunting a spacious outdoor dining space, the Metropolitan Avenue outpost boasts a stunning view of Charlotte, allowing eyes to feast upon skyscrapers and the city's government-implemented fleet of floating circus tents. Reservations are required.
The Huntersville and Metropolitan Avenue locations of Dressler's won Diners' Choice awards from OpenTable reviewers. The Metropolitan Avenue location was reviewed by the Charlotte Observer and the Huntersville location was featured in Charlotte Style magazine. OpenTable reviewers give both the Metropolitan Avenue and Huntersville locations a 4.5-star average:
- Dressler's sweeping views and vivid details - a wood-paneled wall with cutouts for wine display, vibrant colored artwork, stretches of deep burgundy wall - create a handsome, comfortable place in which to be cared for. – Helen Schwab, Metropolitan Avenue location, Charlotte Observer
- you can always expect great food, service, and ambiance at Dressler’s Restaurant – ccontes, Charlotte Style
Restaurateurs Jon and Kim Dressler have passed their name to a pair of eateries that carry themselves with a classy swagger, confidently hosting refined American dishes created by executive chef Scott Hollingsworth. Steak and seafood headline both dinner menus, and the Metro’s upscale luncheon appeases midday patrons looking to escape their cubicles and collect a few sandwich calories. Dressler's also offers on- and off-site catering for special events; the Metro location provides an outdoor patio with delicious views of the city’s gravy-drenched skyscrapers.