Kettner Exchange

4.7
887 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Kettner Exchange boasts Little Italy’s rooftop patio, with spanning harbor views. We feature Progressive American cuisine from critically acclaimed Executive Chef Brian Redzikowski and expertly crafted spirit offerings by Steven Tuttle.
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San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful experience! Awesome vibe and location, excellent, professional and friendly service and most importantly - the food was divine! I can't wait to go back

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OE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything from the food to the atmosphere to the service. Def a great find. And very recommendable. Great experience.

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OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I loved our dinner!! Thanks again

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DB
Jacksonville
60 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A fun place to go. The small bites were varied and excellent. In particular the kale salad, lamb belly, and hamachi.

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r
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good, menu was a bit strange. Very pricey. Sorry, will not return.

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CF
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We only went for appetizers and drinks all three appetizers were equally delicious! I loved the knowledge of the waiter and pairing our drinks with each appetizer we ordered. I definitely want to go back for a full meal. We sat downstairs which was nice and intimate for the birthday dinner I was there for, but can't wait to go back and sit upstairs!

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S
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Started out great until out waiter had a large party to take care of. Kind of forgot about us

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MH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fantastic restaurant! My family and I drive all the way from Carlsbad to eat here. Every single experience we've had here has been perfect!!

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JK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent the singer on Wednesday night was delightful.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Very good food and good service, only negative thing is they didn’t tell us that there was a 100 buck minimum until we were trying to pay and leave. Should have been more clear

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SR
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Kettner Exchange was the perfect hip spot for a bachelorette dinner. Delicious cocktails and fun ambience really made it a wonderful experience. The food is creative and yummy, and the staff was very helpful and friendly. Highly recommend.

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the service and food. Definitely going back.

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m
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service could be a bit better. But ambiance and food was outstanding.

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RD
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service, chef was amazing! Bar tender made me a custom delicious cocktail. Gorgeous building with a view! Loved it all!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

First time visiting KEX. I had just got off work and we showed up for a 930 reservation in the main dining area but the hostess was very confused on where to put us because the kitchen was closing at 10. She recommended we order very quickly but we couldn't order entrees anymore. That was disappointing because I had worked all day and my girl and I were starving. We were left having to find our own waitress and she was forced to ask the kitchen to make us food. Just a let down for a hyped up place I’d wanted to visit for a while. Great drinks and atmosphere, not loud at all.

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CE
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere and even better food/ wait staff. The Shashimi, avocado toast, Spicy tuna tacos, and Oreo ice cream were some of my favorites! - Caitlin

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great evening of sharing the small plates. Menu covered a large variety of options to suit most anyone's palette. Food was well prepared and presented, great spot!

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NZ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group had cocktails and small plates. Our server was helpful in advising us how many dishes to order and he was spot on. We ordered 9 small plates for the 4 of us. We were happy with every dish we ordered. The food was interesting and delicious. Some of the combinations were delightfully original. We barely had room for dessert, but managed to share one between us. We all agreed that another visit is in order.

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ST
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the set up of the outside patio. The overall décor was really nice.

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OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food every time!!!

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K
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

do not go anywhere else for Brunch! fabulous....

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NH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kettner Exchange was a great dining experience! It had great ambiance and the food was outstanding. We ordered the kale salad, spicy shrimp, Szechuan noodles and tuna tacos. Everything was amazing and I would highly recommend each item. I will definitely go back!

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B
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Kettner Exchange is always special. We have never been disappointed with the quality and presentation of the food. The menu changes and is always loaded with great choices.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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LM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommend the avacado toast on the brunch menu along with the galleger refreshing drink. Cheers 🥂

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San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, delicious drinks, excellent service and reasonably priced tapas style food. Only complaint is that there are only two unisex single-person bathrooms downstairs so the line is excessive.

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G
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was terrific! The food was amazing

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MK
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Didn’t foreclose the wine pairing price upon reserving and the menu made it sound included. Gratuity was added even though there was nothing on menu that said that AND the server let me double tip on a $300 tab. Plus I paid cash so I can’t get a refund. I handpicked this place out of ALL the options in San Diego for our trip. Big mistake. I paid for the name and some decent wine

Updated my review due to a great follow up by the GM

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The prix fixe valentines menu ranked up there with vegas level (spago, mix, etc) tasting menus. Excellent food without the pretentious atmosphere.

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K
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. The food is consistently prepared well and delicious. I am always impressed with Megan, she served us this night, who is always so friendly and takes time to discuss menu and wine recommendations. The big eye tuna pizza is always a must with us as is the budino. Highly recommend.

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CH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Great drinks. Worth the dollars.... amazing venue. Flavors and menu are unique and phenomenal.

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F
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food and ambience was great. The service was just fair. Our waiter forgot to bring our drinks and we had to flag someone to remind them that we had ordered drinks. Our waiter didn’t check on us at all and then we had filag him to get our check.

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CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Decor was stunning. Service and kitchen disconnected. Cocktail was balanced and yummy. Room to develop and grow.

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JM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

great service from erika. always a fun time at the exchange

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MJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Outstanding food! Unique San Diego experience....a notch above trendy and just a tad under luxurious. Loved the menu...the food...the rooftop lounge bar and garden. Cannot wait to go back. Recommend highly!

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S
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Music was too loud. Had to raise my voice to converse at my table. Food and service were great.

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AC
Tahoe
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great selection of foods and beverage. Wish all of the menu items listed critical ingredients. Our server had to tell us that the pork wontons included shrimp and she forgot to tell us that a duck meatball included pork. Ended up causes some minor kerfluffle when we had to return a dish from a member of the party who doesn't eat pork! Put all the items in the description.

Otherwise, food was delicious, champagne was great and our server was very gracious. will go again!

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ND
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere. The food was exceptional and the service outstanding. To top it off wonderful live jazz music in the evening.

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CA
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good meal. Creative food well executed. No revolution here, but really tasty enjoyable meal.

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BT
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere with good service. The menu is not huge, but the items on the menu are spicy and very good.

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