The Exchange Pub + Kitchen

4.8
776 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.

Offers

  • Over 21?

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Will all members of your party be over 21? This will determine your ability to sit in our bar areas.
What 776 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JeremyA
Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Been there many times always great. Service, food and drinks. This time we ate in the room next to the street. Ate in there before was loud but no biggie. This time seemed even more, I guess the way the room is made. Really hard to talk to people setting right across from you. That is the only turnoff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Wedding anniversary - went on June 6th. No vegan options (no meat or dairy) on the menu will stop any future visits. Great waitress. Wine was great but $15 for a very small amount. Nice atmosphere.

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Aaron
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for date night. Wife got the Chop and I had the special Nashville Hot Chicken Tacos. Wife loved her meal. Tacos were excellent but only 2 and the side of corn tasted like canned corn heated up. Next time will get the full Nashville Hot Chicken as it was delicious and had a side of Mac and cheese (didn’t see or try).

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Service was exceptional. Never had a bad experience at the exchange.

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JHFoodie
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Our server was fantastic. Food was great! Would definitely return for a date or group setting

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Water issues, they had to buy bottle water due to non drinking tap water alert. Certain supplies were out: olives, vodka. Salmon salad disappointment. Would try again.

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ICamp
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. It is fun, great food, service is outstanding. Great ambiance, menu changes so there is always great changes and additions..keep up the good work!!!

KC
KChip
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was excellent, the food was delicious! We had friends who strongly recommend this place to us, and now we understand why!

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StephenV
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service from DeShawn was excellent. Food and drink spot on perfection.

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SaraJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing drinks! If we lived in town we would be here all the time!

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vipRossB
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good place for lunch. Haven't been for Dinner. I'd eat there again for sure.

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Angela
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service ans food is always outstanding. Annie is the best. So delightful. We had a wonderful time.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was OK

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Robert
Louisville
38 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good, we ordered an appetizer of pretzels and beer cheese, the salmon primavera, and for dessert, the bourbon bread pudding. Everything we had was delicious. The server was attentive. We didn't have to wait long for our food. We selected house specialty drinks, their take on an Old Fashion, which was very refreshing. Josh, the house manager stopped by and visited with us.

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JefferyT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was truly amazing! Saved us from another customer invading our evening. Food and drinks were top notch. Had an amazing evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great waitress. Awesome view ( we sat outside)

AJ
AJP1
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Service was great! 1) My husband’s chicken was raw in the middle. We weren’t charged for it thankfully but it sure didn’t give us confidence.
2) I’m glad to see the short rib Gnocchi Back on the menu - but it’s not as good as the original sweet potato version.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Miss the special seasonal grill cheese

JB
JackieB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really liked the Brussels sprouts. And splitting the delicious dessert.

RM
vipRuthM
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Love this restaurant and the food was really good, BUT …Had reserved an outdoor table, despite cool temps and rain. No one called to say that was not possible. Arrived to learn masks were optional; we had to dine indoors; and our server chose not to mask. Not going to dine in New Albany again any time soon. Apparently there is no awareness of pandemic there.

JM
JohnM
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

I was taken aback by the staff not wearing masks. I felt the meal was over priced and while the food was decent, nothing special. I feel The Exchange has declined in value and overall quality. The menu is overpriced and quirky. It used to be my favorite place in town. No longer.

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vipDianeK
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers and entrees were amazing! It was wonderful to see happiness during this pandemic!

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Scott
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Large table of extremely loud and annoying patrons that were so loud we couldn’t hear the waiter or ourselves had to ask for a move. Management should have removed them from the restaurant after several warnings. Food was great. Just work on managing patrons that need removing.

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JoeP
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Conner was great as a server. We have had the fish there many tes in the past, but this time it was bland and not very much flavor.

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vipRS66
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Exchange is one of our favorites when visiting the Louisville area. This visit did not disappoint. Kudos to the staff for managing during one of the busiest weekends in the area (Derby Weekend). The staffing levels seemed appropriate as the service was wonderful and it appeared that every table - including an incredibly large grouping - was well taken care of. We started the evening with the Fritters. Simply amazing! For dinner I opted for the Nashville Hot Chicken. Personally, I would have enjoyed it just a tad spicier but overall it was a great dinner and one that I would gladly recommend. My only note to the owners would be that the bourbon list appears to be less extensive than in years past. Hopefully this was only a short term issue with a distributor and will be rectified soon. Give the Indiana side of the river a try and you will not be disappointed with The Exchange.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time eating here was just as amazing as the first time.

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vipGloriaH
Louisville
65 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We always have a great time here. Good food even when they change the menu. Accommodating staff. Good place to hang out.

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ClaireT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good but server wasn’t the best and lots of parties being obnoxious

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Live music and tasty drinks!

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Allegra
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very knowledgeable, and helped with recommendations. The ambiance was wonderful and the live musician was very talented. Drinks came out quickly, and food was excellent.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal! Thank you! The salmon bowl was fantastic!

LJ
LindsayJ
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was excellent. The only issues with the food was the salmon salad was very salty that I couldn’t finish it. Overall we were pleased. Wish the voodoo pasta and sweet chili salmon bowl. We went in planning to order those 2 but they’ve been removed. Good night though!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Cocktails are always on point. The En Fuego & Cocktail With No Name are both A+. Food is obviously great too.

MJ
MikeJ
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time with our family from
Georgia. After not seeing one another ride over a year, this is where we reunited to celebrate the missed birthdays.
Great food. Great people. Great town.

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NAnative
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was good as always but it wasn't hot when it came out. The fries had lost some of the crispiness. The steak was cooked perfectly medium rare but was room temperature. Our server was awesome.

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vipMikeyrInJeff
SW Indiana
51 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Easter lunch was very, very nice. We sat at the main bar which is our preference. The bartender was quite personable and helpful. As usual the food was excellent. We always enjoy The Exchange...

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MichiganChick
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, goat cheese fritters were astounding. Cutest vibe and views outside on a nice day.

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TammyS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Exchange! Anything we have ever ordered has been fabulous! Love the drink menu as well. Will always be one of our favorite places.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Food was wonderful, server was nice

RB
RhondaB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Exchange! Really love the Brussels sprouts !

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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 776 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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