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The St. Charles Exchange

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113 South 7th Street, Louisville, KY 40202 (Main Street)
+1 502-618-1917
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Reservations
Description: The St. Charles Exchange provides a casually elegant & unique environment...
The St. Charles Exchange provides a casually elegant & unique environment, serving world class food and featuring an award winning cocktail program. Please come and enjoy a great experience in a space that truly captures the history of Louisville!
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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Drinks for days

The drinks are sensational with a varied selection! The deviled eggs and Elvis on horseback are a delight, by the snapper, I would not recommend--not fresh OR delicious. The fries can substitute a meal, they're so good! Great location for a fun night out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Lejla B
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Oxford, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

So much to like about the Exchange. In town on business with some long time colleagues, I was looking for a replacement for a bar we used to go when we met up in a different city. Our old haunt had good cocktails, nice bartenders, good happy hour (with food) and a really classy atmosphere. Could I find the same... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The drinks are sensational with a varied selection! The deviled eggs and Elvis on horseback are a delight, by the snapper, I would not recommend--not fresh OR delicious. The fries can substitute a meal, they're so good! Great location for a fun night out.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Elvis on horseback excellent, kids liked the deviled eggs, salad bitter but dressing wonderful, pork chop truly outstanding but the grits were so salty (and I love salt) I could not eat them, we passed on the dessert. They had nothing with CHOCOLATE!!! It was nice experience with average food except for the salty grits. Probably will not go back... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I don't drink but the bar is beautiful and the presentation of the entire place is amazingly well done. Appetizer of cheese plate was extraordinary. So was bacon wrapped dates with peanut butter the Elvis on Horseback. Delicious. Bibb salad was good as well. Dressing was a honey something. Very tasty. Salmon was excellent, so were burgers loved the bun... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We got here right at opening to sit at the bar and grab a drink. As a bonus, we got to watch the Belmont Stakes! The bartenders were very nice and educated enough to teach two novices about bourbon. We ended up getting a few beers after our bourbon tasting because we liked the place so much. I could make... More 

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Nashville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Overall a great place, great food and drinks. I would have given 5 stars, but one of our friends meal came out overcooked and then took 30 minutes to bring another one out after everyone else was finished eating. They did comp his meal and he said it was delicious even with the wait. Must Try - Elvis on Horseback,... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Beautiful vibrant restaurant in the heart of a hype part of the downtown business district. Basically located in the lobby of Brown-Forman Corporate headquarters. Tremendous bourbon selection including some interesting "flights", such as "Rye Not" three different rye whiskeys and the Pappy flight for $100 is tempting if you want to check that off your list. Service as reviewed by... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

stopped in for a quick drink - stayed at 21c across the road. Happy hour was hard to beat, 5$ cocktails can't complain!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It took me forget to make it here, and it's OK. Granted, it was for lunch but it's been inconsistent since I've been back. I'd be curious about dinner but I'm wary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Came here for a quaint dinner and drinks with a business associate. I happen to love Bourbon and this was the right place. Must have close to a hundred different kinds, including the cult classic Pappy Van Winkle (which does live up to the hype). The appetizers are great- we shared the deviled eggs. Steaks didn't disappoint. One of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 113 South 7th Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    (Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-618-1917

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

The St. Charles Exchange provides a casually elegant & unique environment, serving world class food and featuring an award winning cocktail program. Please come and enjoy a great experience in a space that truly captures the history of Louisville!
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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