About The Exchange Pub + Kitchen
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 Robert Temple'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.
Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live music every Friday & Saturday evening from 7pm-10pm
Private Party Facilities:
A special occasion calls for a memorable space. The Stables above The Exchange is a completely private entertaining space that can accommodate up to 35 seated guests or 50 guests for standing receptions. Named after the original building, Shrader Stable and Livery, the room features original wainscoting, arched windows, exposed brick, a private bar and restroom, A/V ready 60” LCD television, and wonderful views of the Sherman Minton Bridge. It is the ideal location for daytime and evening events, wine tastings, holiday parties, and cocktail receptions, one that your won’t forget. Wonderful atmosphere, superior service and amazing menus all come together to help create your distinctive event. Whether it’s an intimate dinner for six, an elegant celebration for 30, a cocktail event for 50 or even taking over our restaurant, our private dining coordinator can assist you in hosting your next private event.
Private Party Contact:
Nikki Hall: 5023382944
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Exchange Pub + Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
We met friends for dinner at The Exchang ...
We met friends for dinner at The Exchange after making a reservation through Open Table. Our table was ready on time. The food, speciality cocktails, and beer selection were all top notch as usual! Andrew, our server was exceptional.
Restaurant was clean and employees were ...
Restaurant was clean and employees were friendly. We arrived around 5pm on a Saturday, so it was not yet crowded or busy. Appetizers arrived promptly. Pretzel bread and beer cheese was good. Mussels were ok. The coconut milk broth served with the mussels was delicious and the mussels were cooked properly, but they were a bit fishy. We eat mussels a LOT and they do not need to be fishy. I had the scallops which was 4 scallops served over sticky rice with an avocado puree. The scallops were cooked perfectly, however the overall dish was pricy and ho-hum. It was described as deconstructed sushi, and was reminiscent of such, but it needed a bite...or something acidic...wasabi, sriracha garnish, ginger, something... $26 was too much for a ho-hum dish. Others at the table had pork chops--both the special and the one on the menu which both looked amazing. I tasted my husband's bahn mi sandwich which was rich with pork belly and tasty. The most popular dish at our table was the steak frites and it was scarfed down quickly...those fries were delish. My nine year old son ordered chicken tenders which were blah...little, not crispy breading and a bit dry. Someone else ordered the fish which was huge, crispy, and looked awesome. She didn't like the take on cocktail sauce that accompanied it, but I tasted and thought the spicy garlicy flavor was different and delicious. We have been before and we will return and I hope to choose a better entree for myself next time.
Great service and food. A little loud bu ...
Great service and food. A little loud but worth it
We've always had great food and great se ...
We've always had great food and great service at The Exchange!
In my opinion this is the best restaurant around.
Great choice of food without a crowded menu. Food is unbelievably good.
Wonderful place to eat in downtown New A ...
Wonderful place to eat in downtown New Albany. Many of the foods are from local producers & very good quality. The building, itself has a lot of history.
Love the Exchange
We have invited family and friends to the Exchange many times now and we have never been disappointed. always great food, service and the bar selection is outstanding! we will continue to be loyal customers.
The food was very good but I felt it was ...
The food was very good but I felt it was overpriced! They ran out of their special by 6:30 on Saturday evening.
Our favorite restaurant. The seasonal me ...
Our favorite restaurant. The seasonal menus never disappoints.
Food and drinks are always phenomenal he ...
Food and drinks are always phenomenal here! We had friends in from St.Louis for this meal, who have dined all over the world, and they said it was literally one of the Top 5 dining and drinking experiences they had ever had ANYWHERE!
I have recommended this to several frien ...
I have recommended this to several friends already. Good atmosphere and the food was delicious. I had spinach salad with lavender dressing and lobster pasta. Service was excellent.
We have enjoyed the Exchange since it fi ...
We have enjoyed the Exchange since it first opened in New Albany. The food and service have always been good and it is a fun place to go to. I'm glad that they are now using Open Table. Sometimes in the past, the wait was too long for an enjoyable evening.
Great Place to hang out and visit with friends.
I have been to the Exchange many times and always find it a nice place to take friends from out of town. It's unique, the food is excellent, service is great and shows off a little bit of the New Albany Riverfront. A BIG Thanks to the Exchange Personnel!
Great for a girls night!
Great atmosphere, fantastic food, and the ever changing cocktail menu is perfect for any occasion!
Couples night out
This couples night out was at The Exchange. Everyone enjoyed their meals, appetizers and drinks. I love the atmosphere and outdoor space here. The beer selection was good and plentiful. Cocktails were inventive and good. There's something for everyone on the menu. Unfortunately I didn't catch the name of our server, he was great. He stayed attentive to our party of 8 and was very nice.
The Exchange Pub and Kitchen
I've never had a bad meal. The menu is always changing. The specials were always unique and palate pleasing. The servers are friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. I've taken their recommendation on several occasions and wasn't disappointed. I like the portion size except for their salads. The salad was too much food. One of the best restaurants in New Albany. If you're interested in locally grown and fresh it is the best restaurant in New Albany.
Our first time and we will be back! From ...
Our first time and we will be back! From the White Cheddar Cornbread to the Steak Frites to the Creme Brulee...all were presented nicely and delicious. My wife and I prefer our steak cooked at different temps, and both were to our liking! Our server was friendly and provided excellent service.
All of us enjoyed our drinks and food. O ...
All of us enjoyed our drinks and food. Our waitress was nice and attentive.
Exchange is always amazing! Menu changes ...
Exchange is always amazing! Menu changes often so there's always something new to try. My favorites right now are the Sirloin and the Pork Wings. Crazy good!!
Because of the limited non-meat options, it's difficult to rate the Exchange for me. I feel that the 2 vegetarian options are unimaginative and bland, and overpriced for what they are. The atmosphere is outstanding, but I rarely go just for drinks because of price. There are better options in town.
Dinner with the Family
With the reservations they were ready for us. The service for a big group was good and we enjoyed the food. The Pork Loin w sweet potato mash was great as was the short ribs. This was a perfect place for a family gathering. The server was very attentive and helpful.
The exchange is by far our favorite plac ...
The exchange is by far our favorite place to dine, we love the atmosphere and the food is always amazing!! We are often reluctant to try new places due to Not wanting to miss out on the amazing food and atmosphere at the exchange! Our last experience was for Valentine's Day and the staff was wonderful! Our waiter did an excellent job and the manager came to our table and even helped me pick out desert! A wonderful experience, I would recommend the exchange to everybody.
The pork tenderloin was exceptional. I ...
The pork tenderloin was exceptional. I also highly recommend the roasted cauliflower and/or the roasted brussel sprouts.
Nice Dining Experience
This was my first time at The Exchange. My wife and I decided to try it for a Valentine evening out. We had reservations, and we were seated right away. Our server came for our drink order, and offered a few suggestions. My wife had the Salt of the Earth cocktail, and said that it was quite good. We had the bar cheese and pretzel baguette for an appetizer. My wife thought the bar cheese was too smoky, but I thought it was just right. My wife is a vegetarian, and there weren't a lot of choices for her. She had the garden salad (which was larger than she expected!) and the roasted cauliflower. She said that the cauliflower was wonderful. I had the Exchange burger with a side of frites. The burger was cooked perfectly, and it was obvious from the first bite that quality beef was used. The frites were very tasty. A side of catsup was served with the frites, but they had plenty of flavor without the catsup. We shared the cream cheese brownie for dessert. We were both too full to finish, so we took it home and finished it later. Although I thought the prices were a bit high, overall it was a very pleasant dining experience.
My husband and I had the best experience. Our waiter Brandon was great. He took time with us on the menu since it was our first time eating here. My husband had the steak frites and I had the pork tenderloin. AMAZING! Will recommend to others and definitely go back soon.
Always a win!
I love going to the New Albany Exchange. I took a friend over the weekend from out of town and NA Exchange did not disappoint! A beautiful restaurant with tons of character...beautiful brick interior, great lighting, awesome tables. The servers are always so attentive and pleasant! The food is the best, drinks are amazing too! You won't regret going to the Exchange. They might single-handedly put New Albany on the metro-louisville map!
Dinner with my husband
Enjoyed dinner. The food was very good. Like the atmosphere Patrick was the best thing! He was courteous , knowledgable , & friendly! Will return!
I go to this place several times a year. ...
I go to this place several times a year. The food is typically excellent, as is the service. However, on this occasion I got the ribeye, which was the special that evening. Unfortunately I cannot recommend that particular dish. Even ordering it medium well, the steak was just way too fatty. I've had burgers that were less fatty. Every other time I've been there the food was top shelf. Maybe the cow missed too much of its treadmill time. Lol.
Noisy place to eat
Acoustics made conversations difficult. Food was good but not exceptional and service was adequate but not outstanding. This was the first time I had dinner here, but I will continue to use it and recommend it for lunch.
Our server was fantastic and many beers from which to choose. Unfortunately for our second visit in a row our burgers were substantially over cooked.....well done with requests for medium and medium rare. Maybe third time will be the charm.
We were pleasantly surprised with our experience. The service was amazing. The food was delicious! The dessert was a whole experience in itself!!!
Great find for our visit to the Louisville area.
The service was awesome. Food was simple, yet done perfectly. Cocktails were all in the same wheelhouse taste-wise, so it made it easy to change from one to another without a major palette shock. Loved the space and esthetic. Only complaint was the gal singing with her acoustic guitar. It just didn't fit the vibe of the place. We normally love live music, but found ourselves welcoming the breaks from the indie artist and having the usual music pumped through the speakers.
Way over priced especially for the veget ...
Way over priced especially for the vegetable sides for very small orders and under cooked. Wedge salads were wilted and you couldn't get past the garlic it was heavy on everything . I use to eat here all the time but this was the last. Sorry Exchange !
Food was excellent. Our table of 4 order ...
Food was excellent. Our table of 4 ordered scallops, salmon on the menu, the salmon special and steak frites. Everyone was very pleased with their dish. We shared the S'more dessert special (with bacon)! Great craft beer selection ms and fine wine choices.
From appetizer to dessert, everything was superb! Especially like that local sources are used--best way to keep dollars in the community! Charming reuse of a historic building provides an elegantly rustic ambiance. Craft beer fans will love the extensive list of on tap and bottled choices. Despite a mid-week full house, service was excellent and timing of courses was spot on! (And those Capriole goat cheese fritters are to die for!)
We keep going back.
Good food, cocktails and service. Like that it's somewhere we can go with or without the kids and still have the type of time that we'd like. Make sure to try the En Fuego cocktail - it's delicious.
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