The Exchange Pub + Kitchen

4.8
677 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
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 Zac Young'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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MichaelH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10, will visit again. The Nashville hot chicken looked amazing (that's what I am ordering next time). Pretzel bread app was really good too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DJ was our server; she was very nice and helpful when it came to the menu. The pimento Mac and cheese was amazing

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GinaDawn
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and cocktails. Nice, laid back place to catch up with friends. Food was 50/50—I and another friend enjoyed our meal, the others in our party, not so much. I would definitely recommend.

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MichaelB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. We started with Goat Cheese Fritters, always a winner. Steak was prepared correctly and service was prompt. Special thanks to staff for lighting the firepit. Coffee and dessert to finish.

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KimberlyJ
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Disappointed that the steak was tough (so was my chop). It was my son’s first “steak experience” so I hated that it was barely edible. Had my husband tried a bite earlier on, it would have gone back. Oh well.

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vipJasonH
Western KY
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, and atmosphere were on point! The Salmon dish was amaizing!

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vipdottie
Louisville
32 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Creme Brulee needs work.

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justme
Louisville
23 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been twice now to Exchange Pub. Service is wonderful. Ambiance is nice. They have outdoor seating but we opted for inside. Food was really good. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Birthday for son. Wedge salads arrived at the same time as our food. They changed the iceberg lettuce in the wedge salad to romaine lettuce. Not a true wedge salad. The cauliflower carrot soup looked and tasted like baby food. Very disappointed.

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ScottG
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. My wife has a burger which she said was fantastic. I got the wedge salad and fish and chips. Everything was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Normally, we absolutely love The Exchange, however, there were three negative strikes on this visit. I love the wedge salad and order it on most visits. This time, they seemed to have swapped out the normal bacon bits with the type of bacon you would get on a jar...like Bacos. It was crunchy and fake tasting. Next, my entree arrived and while the fish was hot, the chips were, at best, room temperature and tasted as if they had been sitting for quite some time. Before we left, I made a visit to the women’s restroom. I’ve never seen the restroom this dirty! There was a ring inside the toilet bowl indicating it had not been cleaned in quite some time. The sink area was dirty and there were no paper towels. Honestly, these three things made me wonder if it was under new management as all three were new bad experiences. Our waitress was nice and offered to bring us a dessert when we mentioned the negative experience. We declined. The price point is too expensive to have a sub par restaurant.

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Lonach
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistently great food for the $. Friendly, mature, no-nonsense servers. Our go to New Albany restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience3

My water was never refreshed and that’s the only drink I had. Other than that, it was an “okay” experience at the Exchange. Food was tasty.

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RichardS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In an effort to get our food prepared properly, the kitchen head, by her request, sent my order back several times which created a long delay. Food was superb when we were served, and compensation given for our time. I can't wait to go back; food wonderful, service as good as it gets in spite of problem.

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vipRdytogo
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

This was our “go to restaurant because of their Covid procedures but now Indiana has relaxed their standards and we were packed into the Tavern side.We brought good friends in their ‘80s and realized too late we were not social distancing.Sure hope we got lucky .

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KathyK
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location. Good food. Friendly staff. Very cool old building. Lot's of seating. Lots of drink choices.

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CharlesU
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

service was excellent. nice setting, very relaxed. server was attentive. food was good, but needs to vary menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always love this place. Great atmosphere .. great changing menu. I love the ramen bowel (but would have loved the Brussels sprout / jalapeño / cilantro that is normally in there .. was still great but those extras make it amazing)
We will be back

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DianeC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed it

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EmilyM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Exchange is my favorite restaurant in town. Food is always delicious, fresh and unique, ambience is perfect, and the servers are always awesome.

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JesikaY
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Exchange Pub + Kitchen is absolutely one of the best restaurants in New Albany. The service is always top notch. The food is amazing. The atmosphere is always great no matter what day or time.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I like the outside

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vipHarlene
Indiana
44 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are not from Batesville. I found the restaurant on Open Table. It looked interesting so we ate there. The food was excellent...get the pretzel baguette and it was fantastic. The restaurant is in an old stable. It’s very rustic. Our food was excellent. I highly recommend going there.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for date night. Not gear toward children. Little pricey but always delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come almost every other week at least to the exchange. We were running way late tonight because of an over size load truck slowing down traffic the whole way there, but the hosts and manager were super nice about moving our reservation even on a Friday night. The server was fun, let us take our time ordering enjoying a couple drinks. The grocery is ALWAYS my go to, it’s the best mixed drink hands down. The food was great as always. We love the exchange and appreciate their flexibility and kindness as always!

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dwillie
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great local spot. The current summer menu isn’t as good as their normal menu. Looking forward to getting back to that

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RachelL
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We sat on the patio. They had live music and it was a gorgeous night. Perfect ambience! We loved the experience. The food was good but nothing to write home about. We had the scallops, brisket, and fish and chips. They were all ok, just not amazing. We did get a wedge salad and pretzel for an appetizer though and they were both outstanding. Our server was amazing and the restaurant is beautiful. We'd definitely go again but get one of the more simple items on the menu, like a sandwich or burger.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girl get together

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Betty
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Wasn't thrilled about sitting outside because we were just on the sidewalk not on the patio and we weren't told when we made the reservation that it would be outside. Food was good but not outstanding but it was very reasonably priced. Our server was very sweet but nothing came to the table too quickly.

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vipCarynM
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great place ! Will be back !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food. The burger is the best around.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My apologies for not remembering my waitresses name but she was friendly and efficient. Nice place, greet vibe, terrific food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is my favorite! Always a great atmosphere

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BankersLikeToEat
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience same as past experiences. Highly recommend making a reservation. First visit back since Covid and the restaurant seems to be taking good precautions.

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KevinG
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, table ready when we arrived. Great atmosphere!

KB
KatieB
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out first time here and it was awesome! Excellent service, excellent food, and excellent atmosphere! The truffle fries were delicious. I had the blended burger and my husband had the po' boy- both excellent! We will definitely be back when we're in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner! It was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere! Highly recommend! Salmon bowl, fish and chips, and cheeseburgers are fantastic.

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Fleurdeslischic
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently one of our favorite places to eat. The Steak Frites are fantastic. They have the best mixed drinks around. The Grocery is one of my favorites. Great wait staff too. Large outdoor seating area and open bar too.

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You can order delivery directly from The Exchange Pub + Kitchen using the Order Online button. The Exchange Pub + Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (812) 948-6501.

The Exchange Pub + Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 677 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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