The Exchange Restaurant
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Food was great!
The food is fantastic, as is the service.
All I can say, is that I've been at this unique special and fun restaurant three times and will gladly go back. The food is outstanding. Check out the Fish picture, one of the best item on the menu,
The cocktails are out of this world. Service is exceptional..
I have been to The Exchange three or four times and have always LOVED the food and the space and the staff and the service. This time was EVEN BETTER because the music wasn’t too loud. So we had a FANTASTIC time. Totally over ordered - the hummus and baba ganoush are incredible as was the steak for two and the sweet potatoes - it well worth the extra exercise needed the next day. A well chosen wine list helped too.
Beautiful space too.
We carefully read the open table reviews and believe The Exchange is a bit overrated. The appetizers were very good, small portions but big taste. Especially a simple Humus should be ordered, a selection of different plates can be shared and makes a really good starter for a couple or a group. We also shared a special main course (recommended for two by the waiter) lamb shawarma which was simple and definitely too pricey at $65. Besides the food experience which is interesting, authentic and unique, the restaurant is casual, lively, busy - a good DTLA place to try out, but also quite loud. Music should be not as loud, hard to have a conversation. Typical also for this type of restaurant is very dim lighting, we and every other table next to us had to use the smart phone flashlight to read the menu.
Went before an art opening in the area. Great space, warm and cozy. We had 6 in our party. Server was fantastic.
This restaurant has some of the best food in LA. The flavors in all of the dishes are truly fantastic. As a DTLA resident, it’s my go-to spot when I want a fresh, flavorful meal with a good cocktail.
Our party of three had a wonderful dining experience at The Exchange. We shared three brunch items: Exchange breakfast spread, Shakshuka divorciados, and Boureka , and all of the food was delicious, with interesting flavors and textures; the dishes were well prepared and presented; and the bar and table service were excellent.
There are better places for the price. The portions are way to small. If you order the lobster, you will only get one bite of it.
Menu was illegible except with glasses and flashlight. If that. Not well explained for New Year’s Eve menu. Had to ask for clarification.
Health surcharge charged after I asked it not to be and told it wouldn’t for this special evening NYE.
$600 later for 4 people we sit for a moment in the lobby taking in the ambience and are asked to leave as we haven’t reserved a sofa. Barbara please ?!?!
Had it with hotel attitudes. Not getting my business any more. SAD!
New Year’s Eve family brunch
We can’t say enough great things about The Exchange. From the food to the staff, the whole experience is ALWAYS amazing. Making things that much better is the fact that each and every time we walk through the door, we’re treated like family. The Exchange is an absolute must for anyone visiting Downtown.
Wonderful food. Music volume started ok, but got cranked up halfway through the meal, making conversation possible. Skipped desert and fled so we could continue our conversation.
Welcomed us with sparkling wine for our anniversary
The service and staff were great. Hummus was delicious. We are very picky about hummus. They know what they are doing!!! All the salads and the sabich, and schnitzel sandwiches were like Israel. We will be coming back.
Amazing Israeli food, great cocktails and perfect atmosphere!
Amazing food and drink and service. Thanks to our red-haired waitress and amazing chef
Loved this place! The food was soooo yummy! The cocktails were on point. The staff was Devine! I’d go again and again and again.
The food, service and ambiance was amazing!
Food is great, valet a nightmare, find parking elsewhere as they try to charge your a fortune!
Food was “Wah, wah,wah”
Food was insanely good. Great atmosphere, awesome service. Perfect for a date night.
Great food, extremely noisy room with very loud music.
Absolutely fantastic experience all around.
We had a great time at the Exchange last night. We tried different appetizers such as the hummus, cauliflower, eggplant, tuna tartare , avocado salad and ended the meal with chocolate ganache and another great dessert.
The service was impeccable. We will definitely go back!
The menu was enticing throughout with unique and one of a kind taste combos and experiences. The chicken was spiced unlike anything I've encountered before. The portions were perfect and the staff was kind and courteous. Would highly recommend for a visitor to DTLA.
Our server Jackie was absolutely phenomenal. Everything she recommended was delicious and the service everyone provided was friendly and attentive. The food is fresh and creative. The ambiance is warm and trendy. I recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone.
Great food and great service. Prices are high, especially for the size of plates. Ordered three plates (all plates are tapa-sized) and a glass of wine, paid $100.
Warm and professional service, innovative Mediterranean cuisine and hip atmosphere. We came as a couple for Thanksgiving and we were very happy with our find. Highly recommend!
Nice restaurant, it is casual. The service is friendly and the food is good.
The food was way too salty. Service was extremely slow.
We went for my husband’s birthday. When we got to our table there were 2 glasses of champagne waiting for us as a birthday surprise! The food was delicious- every dish was a winner, and service was excellent! We’re going back for sure.
Great food and the service was amazing!
Our server Carla did a great job explaining the menu and getting us excited about dishes we had never tried before. The food was spectacular...even simple dishes like hummus or cucumber salad was elevated to the next level.
Food was great but there was a bit of confusion getting us seated at the start. We had a reservation and the place was near empty but the host kept us standing in the Forrest with me yes for 15+ mins.
I've been here many times and I usually try to eat very light before I come here - I want to make sure I have plenty of room in my tummy to try a wide variety of dishes. One dish I always order is the hummus and yellowtail collar - these are my favorites. One of the waiters suggested adding some of the chili sauce, that's always on the table, to the pita bread and hummus. It tasted even better if you like a slight kick on your hummus. I'm always left very happy when I dine here.
Love the food, amazing cocktails, beautiful decor but the music was so loud and detracted from everything else.
Absolutely blown away by the food here. Great service as well. Highly recommend!
The air conditioning is always set to an environmentally detrimental temperature and not friendly at all to natives. It’s too god damned cold in there and the music is too loud.
The food is excellent.
First of all, there was supposed to be valet parking and no one there. We had to go to a public parking lot
more than block away, as the garage around the corner was on a one way street and not in our direction.
Secondly, the music was very loud and twice requested it be toned down.
Third ,some of the small plates were tasty but the ambiance was nil.
They had a second level which might have been better, but we didn't know about it when
The atmosphere was fantastic , I remembered in Tel Avi