The Exchange Pub + Kitchen

4.7
830 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.

Experiences

  • Everyone over 21?

    Multiple dates available

    Will all members of your party be over 21? This will determine your ability to sit in our bar areas.
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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipLisaS
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome food and drinks.

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Melissa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy this restaurant. We have small issues with food but the waitress was happy to get them corrected

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I appreciate good customer service and I work hard to show it in my gratuity to those who serve me and my guest.

Annie is my waitress whenever she is working. She is very attentive and engaging with her customers. Exchange is very fortunate to have her working in your establishment.

Annie, keep up the good work!!!

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DwightN
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great time. Sat at hitop in bar and enjoyed atmosphere and appetizers

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anniebody
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were traveling and visiting Louisville for the day, so we decided to make the trip across the bridge into Indiana for the evening because well - we had never been to Indiana. The food was delicious. Familiar comfort food items, elevated so it felt a little more special than a regular Gastro Pub, but not at all stuffy. Would highly recommend it if you are passing through or staying. I had an amazing Cheeseburger with Fig and Goat Cheese and parmesan fries and my husband had the pork chop with chimichurri. Both really tasty!

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SpencerH
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Usually a staple when we head out for dinner, Exchange is at the top of the list. Unfortunately, this time was a tad disappointing. Goat cheese fritter appetizers were delicious as usual. Old fashioned cocktail was great as well, however, my entrée was not well cooked or seasoned appropriately. I went for the short rib gnocchi, which my fiancé has had in the past and was delicious. The dish I was served had undercooked pasta and bland short rib/sauce. I was not able to finish my meal. I’ll stay away from this meal moving forward.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The noise was awful. Everything echos in this restaurant and they had rock music BLARING thru the speakers. We set across from each other & couldn’t hear each other. When u pay $80 for dinner u expect the ambience to b quieter.

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StuReview
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar service, food, beverages, and ambience as usual. The Exchange is VERY hard to beat with regard to any typical metric used to judge a venue. Top notch across the board. It’s a shame that our boy Zach is moving on but I’m confident that The Exchange will still deliver its utmost best! Congrats Zach on your achievements at The Exchange and our best wishes for your continued success in your next endeavor. Get it!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Great place to meet with friends.

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TheresaA
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Noisy place but the food never disappoints!

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kmonsour
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a fantastic restaurant, well worth the drive across the river

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
24 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The building itself is amazing, with a very cool history. The food was fantastic. Get the tots as an appetizer!

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JessicaC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delightful place to eat. They never disappoint.

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Heather
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The meal was fantastic, the Short Rib Tots are a MUST HAVE, the burgers were crave-able & the steak simple. Loved it & we will be returning very soon.

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Hogan1
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Put The Exchange at the top of your list! We started with the short rib tots- wow! The serving could easily have been a full meal! Delicious and unique twist on tater tots.
We had the steak frites and the pork chop. Again, large portions, cooked perfectly and absolutely delicious. The service was great as well. I would recommend making reservations, it does fill up quickly, but we walked right in. We will definitely be back.

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vipDiana
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out waitress was so sweet and attentive! Great teamwork at the Exchange noted! Food was great and loved the Pinot Gricio brand.

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vipboilerfjs
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. Alyse

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vipDebbieN
Louisville
41 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We requested outside seating. Weather was perfect. View was great. We could see the bridge from our table. Food was delicious! Will definitely be back! KC was our server she did a great job. Place was hoping for sure. Told her no worries, we weren’t in a hurry.

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vipDianeC
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful fried goat cheese appetizer! Nice outdoor seating.

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Lemmy
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at The Exchange, and it was a great experience. We will definitely return!

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vipMelina2020
Louisville
26 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place ;) the short rib tater tots are awesome and enough for dinner with drinks ;)

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Lynn
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The Exchange is a very nice restaurant. Our service was excellent, as was our appetizer, the pretzel bread and pimento cheese spread. My shrimp and grits dinner was presented more like an appetizer. The $24.00 price was too high. My husband had the short ribs and he was unfortunately up all night with heartburn.

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ColleenE
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is consistently excellent and our server was great. We ate outside and it was louder than I expected...although I should have known. It's on a main road. Overall, excellent dinner.

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TammyG
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place with great service! The restaurant is aesthically pleasing. Great atmosphere with outdoor seating as well.

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CourtneyC
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We love come here. Delicious food. My only annoyance was our table. We booked a reservation in advance as we were having business partners for dinner. We got to the restaurant and we’re seated immediately. Disappointingly we were sat at a partial outdoor table in the evening in the middle of July. When we asked for an inside table which is what we thought we were getting though making a reservation we were told that’s not possible because those tables had… reservations. We brought up that we also had a reservation and we were pretty much give the “too bad.” If you don’t like dining when you’re sweating trying to enjoy a meal and make good connections then you won’t see a problem here. Again we love this restaurant and will continue to return. It’s in our top 5 of Lousiville metro restaurants. My point would be that if you want a specific area or the restaurant you may want to call ahead in addition to making a reservation.

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NealM
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service was phenomenal, and food was amazing! I will definitely be back.

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vipMikeyrInJeff
SW Indiana
51 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food and service were outstanding. Sadly, the front desk/reception area was in disarray. The hostesses were disorganized and seemed put upon, although I don't know why. We arrived right on time for our 7:00pm reservation and were made to wait for about 15 minutes before we were seated. After that, everything was wonderful...

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vipKarenL
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food out on the patio! The GOAT burger was delicious! Always a nice draft beer selection, great cocktails and wine list too.

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BandE
Tahoe
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The guitar player overwhelmed the speakers; you were unable to have a conversation even outside as far away as we sat. We love this restaurant but please have music where everyone can still have a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

As always, the food was great. Our server, Collin, was great as well! However, the music was SO LOUD that we had to basically yell across the table to have a conversation with our friends. We could barely hear them either. The speaker for the musician was turned up way too loud. The guy was very talented but we could not enjoy our dinner because of the volume.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were wonderful! Goat cheese appetizer was delicious. I got the shrimp and grits and my husband

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KathrynL
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had reservations for 6 for lunch. I called at 11am because 2 in my party notified they could not make it. No problem when I called. The other 2 in my party brought a third person and so it was now 5 people. No problem at all. Our waiter was very attentive and gracious. The food was awesome. Overall, a great experience. Our guests were from Chicago and they requested to visit The Exchange! Did not disappoint!!

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vipPaulH
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal fantastic service

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Katlink
Louisville
30 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cocktail drinks are interesting and delicious. Just got the salmon salad it was good however I feel like there were way too many capers in it but other than that it was delicious. Very friendly waiter

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SpitzIII
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our appetizer and entree's were excellent and were brought to us amazingly quick. I highly recommend the gnocchi and the shrimp & grits. The old fashioned that I had was one of the best prepared that I've had in a long time, which is why I ordered another. Our server was very attentive and courteous and she made sure that our needs were being taken care of.

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JasonC
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice place in New Albany. Nice selection. Good food, drinks, snd service.

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ImpromptuGetTogether
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

DeSean was our waiter and was absolutely perfect. Was there when we needed and allowed us to enjoy our meal out. The food was hot and tasty and offering is different than so many other restaurants. Limited wine selection but was able to find one they met our taste needs for this evening

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DonnaC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Our neighbors had never been to the Exchange so we suggested we go and needless to say they were very impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great spot with great food and Sarah is always awesome.

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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 4.7 stars by 830 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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