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The Exchange Pub + Kitchen
The Exchange Pub + Kitchen

The Exchange Pub + Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://exchangeforfood.com/
  • Phone: (812) 948-6501
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Robert Temple
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: A special occasion calls for a memorable space. The Stables above The Exchange is a completely private entertaining space that can accommodate up to 35 seated guests or 50 guests for standing receptions. Named after the original building, Shrader Stable and Livery, the room features original wainscoting, arched windows, exposed brick, a private bar and restroom, A/V ready 60” LCD television, and wonderful views of the Sherman Minton Bridge. It is the ideal location for daytime and evening events, wine tastings, holiday parties, and cocktail receptions, one that your won’t forget. Wonderful atmosphere, superior service and amazing menus all come together to help create your distinctive event. Whether it’s an intimate dinner for six, an elegant celebration for 30, a cocktail event for 50 or even taking over our restaurant, our private dining coordinator can assist you in hosting your next private event.
  • Private Party Contact: Nikki Hall (502) 338-2944
  • Entertainment: Live music every Friday & Saturday evening from 7pm-10pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Exchange Pub + Kitchen
Housed in a historic Italianate style building which was constructed in 1875, The Exchange pub + kitchen is owner Ian Hall’s take on a warm & casual neighborhood gastropub. Featuring a 15 seat bar, 120 seat dining room, 16 seat outdoor cafe, & a 50 seat private dining space, The Exchange pub + kitchen offers many different dining options. Executive Chef Robert Temple's rotating seasonal menus are the focus of The Exchange pub + kitchen. Locally sourced products & scratch ingredients are the emphasis of the kitchen. Guests will enjoy views of the open kitchen as the chefs showcase their culinary skills. The bar program is highlighted by American craft breweries with 12 rotating draught selections and 12 by the bottle options. The bar staff creates cocktails made from house-made syrups, bitters and premium spirits. The wine portfolio focuses on smaller boutique wines, giving guests the chance to indulge in something new & exciting. The food & beverage menus rotate seasonally.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "and service. Plan to go often when able. Perfect find for myself being new in the area and would recommend highly."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "It was just ok. Sadly, we were not impressed. I made a lunch reservation for 2 & arrived before my friend. The hostess was cold and seated me without mentioning the other person joining my party. In 3-5 minutes my friend arrived and the hostess tried to seat her in another area, assuring her that's where she had seated the rest of her party. Our waiter was friendly. I tried the sandwich he recommended, the chicken club, and didn't care for it. I ate about half of it. It wasn't horrible, but I wouldn't order it again. Strange flavor combo & soggy bottom bun . My friend ordered a chicken salad sandwich and was disappointed at the small amount of chicken salad. For a $30 lunch, it was lacking. We may try again for dinner sometime."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "When we want a special evening with gourmet type food, the Exchange is the place to go. Great service, amazing food and the beer selection is superb. Can't go wrong."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. It is a good place for a relaxed, moderately priced meal in a friendly, interesting location"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "My husband and I loved the interior of this new upscale pub restaurant. We rarely make the trip over the bridge to Indiana but saw photos of some items from the menu and decided to try it. We were so glad we did. Really, it only took about 20 minutes to get there from our home in the southeast end of Louisville on a Saturday afternoon. The service was excellent. Our server was very informed, confident, and accommodating. We ordered the Korean BBQ Baby Back Ribs to start and wow, they were really excellent...a new crave for sure. We then shared a watermelon, arugula, bacon, and gorgonzola salad which was good. For entrees my husband had the salmon and I had the scallops. Both were delicious. We will be back with friends soon!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We made reservations online, arrived 20 mins early, and we're seated 10 minutes later. Our server was excellent- friendly & very knowledgable! We started with the beer cheese, which was good. Then my husband had the steak frites & I had the fish & chips. Both were excellent! And there was live music that was also wonderful. We would definitely recommend this place to friends!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The service was good, but the prices have gone up too much for us. We used to dine frequently at the precious location and loved it. It's much too noisy and some entrees should come with more varieties of food. For example the shrimp gnocchi was 20 dollars and had nothing else served with it. We ordered coffee after dinner and it was cold and left over. She had to bring us new cups of coffee 3 times to get it right. Coffee should be fresh every time you serve it. We probably won't be back."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Waiter seemed to rush us. He took plates filled sugar bowl while we were eating. Then he went out back for a long time. I had to get him to get a to go box."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We had a large group of 11. Our waiter was great. The service was fast and the food was really good. They were busy, but not packed so they didn't rush us through our dinner."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Great food, wine list, well stocked bar. Wonderful service, clean, fresh. Menu outstanding. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food and the service. The ambience was good as well."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I've been calling myself a foodie since the late 80's and I'm a wonderful home cook - I love old building redos and good food so this place is the bomb - noise level was a little loud but everything else is spot on... I will be back - the down side is that it is not near me I have to go to New Albany Indiana to get there but the up side if that is that it is in a wonderful old brick space that is fantastic you must try it"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Quick service, great food & drinks. Cucumber mint soda is amazing"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "After two lunches, the exchange proved to be a nice place. The fish and chips is an excellent dish, ruben sandwich was excellent and tasty. The CHicken pot pie could be tweaked, it was a bit soupy. Overall a great experience."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Food was not all that great. Fish tasted like Long John Silvers. Tables are too close together. A little pricey."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We happened by accident on this restaurant as we were staying across the river from Louisville. It is fantastic beyond words, from the innovative cocktails (try "The Cocktail with No Name") to the creative salads and entrees (Korean ribs as a starter, the Three Hearts salad -- hearts of palm, artichoke hearts and the tenderest hearts of romaine -- and steak frites with bleu and parmesan sprinkled on the fries) to the lovely desserts. My only wish is that it were closer to home! Did I say our server could not have been more helpful and kind? The prices are also entirely reasonable. Bravo to all!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "The food and service was wonderful. The price of a glass of wine for the amount you get is ridiculous. $9.00 for a 1/4 glass of Reisling. So enjoy the food but, stay away from the wine."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My wife and I loved the exchange. Great food, live music, and service! It is more expensive, but it is worth the price. Make sure you make a reservation, otherwise the wait is a little long (even on a night of a torrential downpour like when we went). Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Had lunch there on a nice Spring day and the front of the store was open to the sidewalk. Very nice atmosphere. One of the best burgers I ever had. Garlic Parmesan Frittes are addictive. My husband had wings and gave them a "10". Will try the gigantic fish sandwich next time. Will be back even though we live in Louisville."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Great after track dinner location and great food. I highly recommend this place"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Exchange has become one of my favorite restaurants. Great beer selection, delicious and unique food and the service has always been welcoming and friendly. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Listed as #1 on Eater Louisville heat map for where to eat now and lives up to that rating with excellent food. The steak was outstanding. I thought the service was a bit rushed for a weeknight that wasn't exceptionally busy but overall that was a minor blip in an otherwise enjoyable experience.The building is open with high ceilings and the noise level is amplified. The open kitchen concept adds to the noise level but not the atmosphere because it is tucked into the back corner and diners can't see the action. The quality of the meal is what counts and it is worth the 10 minute drive across the river from Louisville. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "The Exchange is going strong and its not hard to see why. The service is friendly and attentive, the food is delicious with choices to fit any appetite, and the atmosphere is fun and funky. The menu is limited, but adequate to meet the needs of any particular craving. The Bourbon list is extensive, the beer list is comprehensive and the wine covers all the basics. Signature cocktails are creative and tasty. Much of the menu is locally sourced and dishes are prepared with an attention to detail. The atmosphere was lively and the night we were there they were hosting live music. This is a great place to celebrate a special occasion or just have a leisurely dinner."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Very consistent food and a nice selection of meals to pick from on the menu. Cocktails are fantastic and VERY creative. Ambience is terrific and inviting. Owner is present and involved most nights walking the venue. Worth the visit, we have been over a dozen times."
    Dined on 3/27/2014