The Exchange Pub + Kitchen

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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 Joe Horneman'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.
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Nice place. Service was a little sketchy but no harm done.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a great time when we dine here!

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had never been before. We choose outside dining because it was a nice evening out. The benches were surprisingly comfortable. I thought the wicker would be hard and stuff but it was quite nice.

The had live music. It was pretty loud at first but a manager spoke with the gentleman and he turned the speaker towards the road. At that point the setting was very pleasant. A very nice cozy place to eat. (Outside)

The food was very good. I got a burger, others with me got Steak and fries and fish. Everyone enjoyed their food and I actually tried the steak dish from my wife’s plate. Very tasty meal all around. The price is a bit elevated. But this may be common as we don’t dine out at non franchise places often. But because of the price this restaurant would be more of a 1-2 time a year special occasion visit rather than a normal spot.

The service was fine. It wasn’t something that I’ll remember in a month. But that’s not a bad thing. Typically when you remember service it is a poor experience and being that I was there visiting with people I only see 1 or 2 times a year it was nice that the server wasn’t all over us.

All in all very good food, I would definitely recommend it if you don’t mind to spend a few extra bucks this is a great place to go.

MH
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food is outstanding, the staff always goes above and beyond, and the atmosphere here is wonderful. We have always enjoyed our dinners here. :)

T
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wish the waitress would have asked if we wanted straws or not. She brought out glasses of water with straws already in the cup. Other than that my experience was great. The food was very good. It is pricey, but every dish we got was a large portion. I really loved the ramen!

OT
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere! Highly recommend. I’ll go back again, several items on menu I still want to try. If you’re from Louisville like I am, well worth the trip across the bridge. Cool patio area too.

B
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been waiting to eat here based on other people’s recommendations. Excellent and will return. Both food and the house cocktails are great. Shout out to the crab stuffed grouper and the Brussels sprouts! And The Drink With No Name.

CH
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered too much food because everything sounded so good! Our waiter was great with prompt service and gave recommendations that we liked. He came back and asked if we we needed anything. The food was delicious and our portions were big. We highly recommend the short rib dishes, the salmon and the burger. Will be back to try more!

W
Louisville
46 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. Delightful selection of beers. We had an appetizers to share lunch, and each one was delicious. We especially loved the brussels sprouts.

OT
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was fine. Very noisy but enjoyable.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time here for our early anniversary dinner. The service and experience was amazing! Our food and drinks were top notch. Thanks for a great experience!

C
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large group of 10. Summer was our waitress and she was fantastic! The food was great and we had a wonderful dinner.

CH
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT FOOD. GREAT ATMOSPHERE. A VERY NICE PLACE TO EAT.

KI
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dining experience with my wife, daughters and our aunt and uncle. Food was great. Service was exceptionally great.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best experience every time we dine here. Which is often.

GE
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always. Our server was amazing, as was the food. One of our favorite places.

B
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

To many flies, while trying to eat

W
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! The ramen bowl is to die for!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Exchange has an awesome menu that is fancy for a nice dinner with just enough non fancy where you don’t have to dress up. I love the pretzel sticks and beer cheese . The coffee creme burlee is fabulous. Highly recommend

BB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Too noisy. It is difficult to carry on a conversation.

F
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a date night or just drinks with some friends. Enjoyed the atmosphere and delicious food! We will definitely be returning soon!

MA
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service great..It being opened up though brought in flies that we had to wave off.Really good experience tho,other than that.

OT
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Exchange tonight, was wonderful! Excellent service and the pork chop was amazing!

CB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to gather and done with family. Denise was fabulous!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a last minute

BM
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience! Fantastic food, great service and amazing outdoor area. Love this place, we will definitely be back!

g
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great good and service

RT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu food and brews. Great service!

B
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is eclectic and delicious. The ambiance is very nice. We especially enjoyed the drinks. The salt of the earth and the mango margarita were yummy.

OY
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at The Exchange was a very pleasant experience. Our waiter, Victor, was excellent and assisted us in getting ‘lunch offerings’ at dinner. The food was excellent and the prices were comparable to other eateries in the city. We will definitely be returning in the future.

JH
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service here is always top notch. I like the casual atmosphere and the friendly feel. I would recommend to anyone.

MH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was good, food was good except one drink we ordered literally tasted like soap, 3 of us tasted it and all agreed. Also my husband's steak came out cold, and aside from being noisey everything else was very good.

CH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The ambiance was fun and we had a good meal. However there was something on the booth seat because when I left I noticed several stains on the hem of my new linen dress. something dark and sticky. I know the lighting is dark and the seat is dark so if something is on the booth seat you might not see it in that light. You will need to turn on more lights or routinely clean/wipe of the seats. I have put a stain remover on the dress, I will see what happens. Clean the table tops and clean the booth seats.

DC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Well managed with attentive staff, a varied and interesting menu, and an exceptional bar with many craft beers combines in the perfect atmosphere. Always a good time, guaranteed.

SP
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with my husband here on our 2 mist recent dates. The food is super fresh and delicious. I had the fish and chips. The fish was amazing. The place is very nice and the staff was kind & professional. Definitely recommend!

M
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Most we have ever paid for two burgers, a bowl of ramen noodles and a sandwich. One burger was charred and could not be eaten. Won't be back.

j
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Exchange never disappoints. The food and the atmosphere and the service are excellent.

EG
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Our waiter wasn't the best. Forgot drinks and then didn't even come to our table towards the end to ask if we wanted more drinks or anything. We had to find him to ask for our check and then he lies about wanting to leave us alone and not interrupt us - but isn't that what waiters do? I want them to ask us if we need a drink or dessert or whatever. Was not impressed with this guy at all.

JD
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most overall enjoyable experience I’ve had had at a restaurant in a long time. We can’t wait to come back.

MI
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their service, food, and cocktails were excellent. Always on point .
I Love that these menu changes Seasonally .
The Ribs and spicy greens are the best!!

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