The Exchange Restaurant
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Great food and ambiance. Loved the bread with farmers cheese! Like a yummy croissant bowl!
Visited for lunch and was not busy at all. Service was great. Ordered the eggplant sandwich and tasted great. Would go back for sure
I had a lovely lunch at The Exchange. Just want to say - not as a criticism but just as an observation - that I'm finding more and more eateries giving their items a "kick" with one sort of spice or another. I guess "heat" is in right now. The Mama's Chicken Soup was a perfect balance. However, the chicken schnitzel sandwich could have cut back a bit. But that's just me. Since the menu doesn't comment on that in its description, it might not be a bad idea to just mention it to the potential consumer. Lastly, the service was attentive and most helpful.
I would recommend The Exchange if you want to go out late a night and be emerged into a fun environment. The DJ playing music on Saturday was on point. The food is good. However, this place is not conducive for conversation because of the noise level. There were times we could barely hear our server. Also they placed the 3 of us at a very "small" table. It was so ridiculous that I had to put our sparking water bottle on the corner of the booth are where we were seated just to make room for the food we ordered. The drinks were great and the food was good. Both desserts were delicious.
Fantastic unique food in a very cool atmosphere. Everything we ordered was delicious, from the burned eggplant and Salatine appetizers to the chicken kebabs and sea bass main courses. Yum!
This is easily a top 5 restaurant in LA for me in terms of food quality and price. Had an awesome time here.
Great downtown L.A. spot! Food was fantastic! Got a bit too loud to hear each other towards the end, but really fun atmosphere (so noise goes along w/ that at times!). Can't wait to go back.
Late night dinner was one of the best dining experiences I have had in a long time. Very cool spot...ambience. Service was great. The true highlight was the food... If you are a foodie looking for a place to have dinner in downtown Los Angeles, The Exchange should be your choice.
It was ok. Definitely think it’s a tad overrated
Great food and service. Friendly and attentive staff.
Only for it's ambiance. Service takes too long! Our reservations were at 12, we were seated at 12:05 but our food took an hour to come out. The salad I had with yogurt was not the best. My daughter had the exchange burger and loved it. Now I remember why I hadn't been there in 2 years. Not going again any time soon. Cute place though.
Great food and very nicely decorated. Would return if given the chance.
Food was just ok, and so overpriced for what it was. Servers had to yell to be heard over the music and we spent the whole date night, yelling back and forth. Won’t go back
Always a fantastic experience, highly recommended
The hummus and baba ganoush were both delicious, the service was very thoughtful about listening to special requests and information about the food. But they shouldn't charge for the pita for the dips - at least on should be included. The burger was good quality.
Food is excellent, service is really good, nice ambience, and great decor.
Food was excellent but went for the fish and they buy had a 4lbs @ $30 per lbs...WTH. 2-3 LBS is fine but come on.
Great healthy food, good vibes, friendly staff, moderns and quirky!
The food is more Mexican than Israeli which is fine just not what I was looking for.
A place where meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans can dine together. Numerous options, everything is tasty! Engage your server to select the best options for your palate -- spicy, sweet tart etc.
This would have been a delightful experience except for the deafening noise. Were it not for how loud it is, I could easily imagine this becoming a regular restaurant for us. But because of the noise, we'll be reluctant to go back.
The night was perfect. My daughter chose The Exhange for her 20th bday dinner with the fam and she was nothing but impressed. Thank you for making her and our experience wonderful. We will sure be back!
Loved it all. We had only veggie options, salad trio, eggplant, cauliflower... pita was fantastic, cabbage salad was outstanding. We will be back!
Really fantastic ambiance in DTLA. The design of the dining room is outstanding. Loved how fresh all the food was. I would absolutely go back. The only drawback was that this place definitely falls into the category of serving sizes are just a little on the small side.
Great ambiance, superior service, delicious food! With waiter’s recommendation we ordered the appetizer platter which was great. Platter had two types of hummus, marinated olives, red cabbage salad and they all tasted great. Lentil soup was flavorful. Eggplant sandwich was very tasty too. Will definitely go back. Would love to go back at night and try their dinner menu.
Most dishes were excellent. Eggplant, tuna, crab rice dish and the small plates to share were lovely. 70s vibe was very cool and fabric kept noise levels down. Didn't love sitting on a bench? Cush it up a bit!! All in all , so well done. Great food, but gimme a chairback friends!!
I typically enjoy my experience at The Exchange, but that night the service was off. There were larger, more boisterous groups dining in that evening, so they were receiving all of the attention. I think they forgot to put in our order, so the server came back 15 minutes later to confirm our order. At that point we had been seated for a very long time with just water. Food was very slow coming out. It was an hour after being seated that we saw our entree.
The food was great, the server was really attentive, but the music was too loud.
We loved the food and the service was great but the volume of the terrible music made it impossible to converse with our friends. We left before having dessert and coffee because of the noise. Too bad because we would come again only if the music could be tamed. We were told that the hotel manager set the standard for the music. Someone should notify him/her of this problem.
Service was outstanding and food really good.
Fish cooked perfectly.
Amazing food!!! But the noise level made it near impossible to converse with our friends.
The food was amazing! Our server was so sweet and helpful. Love the atmosphere. Will come again!
Delicious food. Atrocious service & unpleasant staff. This place is also a hostel so not the best clientele
Cool ambiance, unique menu, delicious flavors, table style, wish they offered pita on the side
Great ambiance, nice host, great server, awesome wine and cocktails. Food was great.
I loved it there, the service, the food, and the decor were amazing.
WOW!!! Food was to die for!! Loved it! Will return!!
Made us feel very special for celebrating Valentine’s Day
The servers were fun and helpful (with a perfect degree of sass) but the food/cocktails were super lack luster for the price. The dishes were small, as were the drinks. Walked away feeling hungry and broke. Also, the aesthetic was distracting: somewhere between Aspen and Japan. But not in a good way. I don’t understand why people rave about this place at all.
Food was fair. We felt rushed. The lamb sausage had a strange seasoning.