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The St. Charles Exchange

113 South 7th Street, Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 618-1917
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Ranked #146 of 1,513 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Main Street
Description: The St. Charles Exchange provides casually elegant environment that is unique to America, not just Louisville, with world class food and an award winning cocktail program. Please come and enjoy a great product in a space that truly captures the history of Louisville!
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San Diego, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is the only bar I've been able to find Pappy's in. This small batch bourbon is a local brew from Kentucky and maybe the world's most expensive bourbon. The collection of bourbon's here is ridiculously large. I think it would be a challenge to name a bourbon that they don't carry.

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Lombard, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stopped by here after visiting some sights nearby to have a drink. We started with an old fashioned and they have a specially made round ice cube so that it melts slower and adds a sophisticated touch. The orange peel is not prepared beforehand so everything is hand crafted in front of you. We also had some deviled eggs,... More

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Baltimore, MD and NYC
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

It looks like a Chicago or NY Steakhouse. The food is delicious but pricey for dinner. I'd go for lunch unless someone else is buying! Wine list is decent but for a steakhouse could use more selection.

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Rockville, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

St. Charles has some of the best bartenders in Louisville and a phenomenal bourbon selection. The bar is elegant and reminded me of what a 1920's bar would be like. Food was very good as well. I will come back here again.

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Blairsville, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

This is what white table dining is about - great food, great drink, and top notch service. Courses are well paced and the meal is not hurried. Recommendations for food and wine pairings are on the spot. The ambiance of a historic building is accentuated and complimented by the decor and staff. Very enjoyable experience.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We wandered in as a part of our 'Urban Boubon' tour and were charmed by the décor and friendliness of the staff. Lots of different bourbons, fairly priced, and attentive service. Next time we visit Louisville, we plan to come back and try the food!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The decor and atmosphere are charming. The waiter was informative. Our appetizers were very good-deviled eggs and mussels. Our dinners were just as good, but for the price the portion could have been a little larger. Overall a nice dining experience.

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I went here with two friends. I don't know if it was because it was on a Monday two days before Christmas, but the place was almost empty. I was assured by one friend, a local, that it was normally packed and to not take that as an indication of the quality. Right she was. Our server was great -... More

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Herndon, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

As the title says, my meal was wonderful and the service top notch! Drinks were as ordered and came quickly. I had the pork chops which were to die for. Many restaurants tend to overcook chops, but St. Charles Exchange made the perfectly! I couldn't have asked for a better experience.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We came here for drinks before dinner at Proof. (We liked the atmosphere in here better than at Proof.) The server told me their Old Fashioned (made with Old Forrester bourbon) had been voted best in Louisville, and she wasn't lying. I haven't had one anywhere close to it since then. My husband also got to try the Eagle Rare... More

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