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Kettner Exchange
Kettner Exchange

Kettner Exchange

9.318 reviews
American, Breakfast & Brunch, Bar
Ranked #60 in San Diego restaurants
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  • 7.0
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  • 6.5
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2001 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 255-2001
http://www.kettnerexchange.com/
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The trendy industrial chic decor at Kettner Exchange is a perfect backdrop to the cutting-edge American cuisine that Head Chef Brian Redzikowski prepares with panache. It’s hard to ... Read more
choose from the large selection of tantalizing selection small plates. The Foie Gras French Toast with a perfect balance of tangy savory-sweet flavors was delectable as was the Big-eye Tuna Pizza layered with thinly sliced melt in your mouth tuna.

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Fort Collins

Eatery for handcrafted cocktails & a creative menu of American dishes with some global fare.

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Covina

Dinner was okay, there wasn't as good dishes that i really enjoyed. good service

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Local from San Diego

Beautiful open bar and then when that closes or you get tired ok KE walk across the street to the oldest bar in San Diego The Waterfront it used to be a waterfront until the bay was filled with land fill

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Local from Oceanside

The trendy industrial chic decor at Kettner Exchange is a perfect backdrop to the cutting-edge American cuisine that Head Chef Brian Redzikowski prepares with panache. It’s hard to choose from the large selection of tantalizing selection small plates. The Foie Gras French Toast with a perfect balance of tangy savory-sweet flavors was delectable as was the Big-eye Tuna Pizza layered with thinly sliced melt in your mouth tuna.

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Los Angeles

Fun times at KEX. Having a triple date weekend in SD, one of our gal's friend had recommended we try KEX for dinner and or drinks. Since we couldn't make resi here for our party, we came in for drinks.

Loving the Industrial rustic decor. We found ourselves a place to sit out in the patio area. Guess that's where the party was, since the DJ was spinning some good mix. Our guys ordered us some drinks and some of their specialties were quite refreshing. Can't quite remember the name of the drink, but it was a light pink color.

I would definitely like to come back for the dining experience.

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Local from San Diego

By far the best Pork shank ive had. Im not normally a fan of porkchop bc they tend to be dry but Kettner's is sooo soft and yummy. Plus the outdoor deck/rooftop deck is a nice place to hang out w after dinner for drinks.

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Local from San Diego

New hot spot of Little Italy! Try the ahi pizza and their mule drinks! Get there early to avoid the lines.

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Local from Chula Vista

Food here is just ok. Drink selection is great. The outdoor bar area is a ton of fun with cabanas, a fire pit, swinging couch. Great crowd on a weekend.

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Local from San Diego

We went on a Friday night without a reservation but we only stayed for drinks hoping to meet up with other friends. Kettner Exhange has a wow-inspiring bar area, two dining rooms, rooftop lounge and secluded private party niches whom were filled with the lots of people. It’s a great time for adventurous drinking there, bar-hoppingnis highly recommended!

I can see myself coming back here for some dinner or brunch and more drinking!

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Local from San Diego

San Diego's newest (Tucked away) hotspot! Kudos to Matt Spencer for converting an old mid century modern commercial building into the go-to spot of Little Italy. Attention to detail, ambiance, great service and food...make KEX worth the trip!

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Local from Oceanside

Love this new spot in Little Italy. Very modern and trendy with an early 1900s twist. A lot going on, which means a lot to see. The food is amazing. From seafood to fried chicken, ahi tacos to burgers. Check out their patio for a fun happy hour or their private dining room for a truly special experience.

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Local from San Diego
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Amazing new restaurant and bar, finally adding another rooftop venue in the superb new location of Little Italy. Cocktails great, food delicious. People watching, bay watching. Bed swing. Private cabanas with wet bars and a private beer tap. Valet parking. My fav new spot.

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Hip bar and night stop. Hot spot in Little Italy

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