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Kettner Exchange

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Mon, 1/21
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
American, Bar
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to Kettner probably over a dozen times. Not a regular, but I attend and have spent multiple thousands of dollars at the bar/restaurant. Got turned away tonight because I was wearing sandals. Who do they think they are? This is freaking Southern California....and San...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank nateregehr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are always fans of Kettner Exchanges ambiance and fun tapas style small plates. This time we got the Wagu steak on a rock which was a cool experience, they serve it raw so you can cook to your own liking on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank audriaf2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here to celebrate my father’s birthday and it was incredible! My mother’s favorite drink in San Diego was here - the Spicy Gallagher. I had one of my favorite drinks as well, but I can’t remember the name - Come As You Are?...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Danae_H
Reviewed December 10, 2018

This is a very nice place to have a drink. The rooftop is great and offers a very cozy experience. Food is what you would expect from a place like this. Some things are good, some things are average, and some things sometimes are great.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank X2316PBjuanv
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

Loved the decor and ambience. Lots of creativity in food presentation and flavor. We ordered many small plates and I generally liked most but didn’t love. My favorite was the spicy shrimp. 4 stars for food 5 stars for creativity&design.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank enasalnajjar
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

​We loved the entire experience. From the Valet parking which was friendly, easy & reasonably priced to the delicious dessert. The Hostess made us feel very welcomed and let us tour the restaurant as this was our very first time here. Our waitress Katrina impressed...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank hikingaf
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

Its an elegant bar that has a cool terrace, the bars cocktails are the hit there, they count with a very wide liquor menu. They aldo have a small one for red wine. The food isn’t bad at all but its mainly a place to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pierv2018
Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful and nice place! Wonderful and different food! Fancy. It’s big but you need to reserve. Well located. Place to repeat!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 934anabelac
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Kettner Exchange is an excellent place to eat in the Little Italy part of San Diego It has a great selection of food for all tastes, and I particularly enjoyed the fish tacos. There is also live music occasionally, and a nice upper area with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BSterlingV
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

This we our first time here and we loved everything about it. The decor was really beautiful and inspiring. Our server was awesome. Her name might have been Katrina, but don’t quote me on that. The restaurant and food were great, but she was the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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