The Exchange Pub + Kitchen

4.8
702 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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BenM
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Spinach salad and dressing good. Had salmon with the salad and total cost for lunch entree was $16.00. All tasted good; however, I do not think it was worth $16.00.

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vipMary
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

1. Our server Lauren was great and saved the night with her personality!
2. We were celebrating my birthday and stated that on the open table reservation but the hostess never mentioned it and I assume did not tell our server.
3. Burger was much smaller than in the past. I would love to know how many ounces it was.
4. Blue cheese dressing has a great flavor but runny so when I got my salad I thought there was not much on it so I asked for more. Then I discovered that most of the dressing sunk to the bottom of the salad bowl and there was way too much.
5. I requested the back bar area but we were seated beside a table of about 8 women that talked and laughed very loud the entire time we were there. It was loud enough that as soon as we finished our food we wanted to leave ASAP.
6. AGAIN, our server was GREAT!!

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SuzyH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a regular fan of the Exchange. It did not disappoint! Table was ready upon arrival. Service was great. Food was amazing!

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MatthewN
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pretty Good. Kind of pricy. Not enough Coleslaw with the fish & chips. I didn't like my beer but my fault. Stout. To much coffee taste in it.

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vipLesH
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was incredible - very flaky salmon and delicious flavors to accompany. Service was good and we appreciated the restrictions put in place for safety.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere

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LyndonA
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the Exchange did not disappoint in any way. Prompt and friendly service, great food and drink. Will continue to return on a regular basis and support this local Gem. Regards, Lyndon & Susan

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RobinS
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

My husband & I love the Exchange and have dined here many times. This was not our best visit here but was still good. We were seated in the New Tavern area (not the restaurant side that we made a reservation for). The lights were very bright and we were the only table at the time. By the time we left the tables we're starting to fill so it started to feel more lively.
Our server Emma was very attentive & kind.
Our food was flavorful but not warm.
We will dine here again, still one of our favorite places in New Albany.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was just ok for the amount we spent. We were seated next to the door so it was quite cold. Not for sure we will come back.

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DaveG
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant surprise. Great atmosphere. Nice area to walk around nearby to explore old city.

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MinetteA
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to go to! Food and atmosphere is perfect.

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Mike
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect - food, service and atmosphere as always.

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vipGaryE
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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JamesW
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service, nice feel to the restaurant. Good bourbon selection

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is ridiculous. My husband and I kept passing bites back and forth, "omg try this!"

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EileenH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little loud- Food and service was great!

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JillD
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! We will definitely be back! And I am recommending you to all my friends!

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TrishK
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good and so was service. I recommend

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LaurieS
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it. My fave place!!

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

Everything we ordered was very good! The restaurant was very clean and a great atmosphere for a night out. Would definitely come back again.

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BasilV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Great service. Friendly staff. Making a reservation on here was super easy. The price was on point for the quality of the food and the plate presentation. I’ll love going back!

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Fleurdeslischic
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal. Love their pretzel bread with beer cheese. Great service.

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vipLarryG
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Lunch! Meet my sister fir a little Christmas outing... great food had the Exchange burger, yummy!! Very clean and felt completely safe!

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TomR
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I love The Exchange and have gone here fairly regularly since starting to date my now fiancée a few years ago. When I was there for lunch, my appetizer was brought out to the wrong table and then the waiter/bartender attempted to bring it to my table after they had it on their table. Even in the best of times this is unacceptable... why would I want a dish brought to me after it had been placed on another diner's table? After he attempted to place it on my table I asked if he was really going to give it to me after it had been on another table and h then responded "of course not"... No manager ever came by for me to speak to regarding this and I was disappointed in the response (or lack of) - bottom line is the food is wonderful and I usually have a good time when I got here, but this turned my stomach.

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
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 on November 21, 2020
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 on November 21, 2020
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
8 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
33 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
20 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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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 702 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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