The Exchange

4.6
206 reviews
$30 and under
American
You must be 21 or over to enter after 4PM.
Very Limited Seating Available. Outdoor Seating ONLY.
Effective 12/12/-1/4 in compliance with the new statewide
COVID-19 restrictions regarding restaurant dining.

A HIGH-ENERGY COCKTAIL LOUNGE AMIDST THE LANCASTER SKY, THE EXCHANGE REDEFINES YOUR VIEW OF THIS HISTORIC YET HIP CITY. SIP FROM AN EXTENSIVE CRAFT COCKTAIL MENU COMPLEMENTED BY THOUGHTFUL WINE AND LOCAL BEER SELECTIONS; SAVOR A MENU OF INVENTIVE SMALL PLATES BY CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CHEF RYAN MCQUILLAN; AND SOCIALIZE AT THE EXCHANGE: YOUR NEW FAVORITE GATHERING PLACE.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT YOUR TABLE WILL BE RESERVED FOR 90 MINUTES. YOUR SERVER WILL LET YOU KNOW IF ANY CHANGES CAN BE MADE.

IN ORDER TO PURCHASE ALCOHOL TO CONSUME ON SITE, GUEST ARE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE A MEAL IN THE SAME TRANSACTION.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 206 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.3
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My new favorite place! It was an amazing experience from the minute we walked in... to the minute we left. When booking, we informed them it was our wedding anniversary not thinking much of it. The wait from check in was under 2 minutes, everything was clean, socially distanced and sanitizing stations every few feet. Love that they have the touch less menus as well. We were offered indoor & outdoor seating... we chose outdoor and we so glad we did! The ambiance was chill and we were so warm with all the outdoor heaters and tabletops. Our waitress gave us complimentary champagne and wished us a happy anniversary. The drinks were great and quickly made. The food was delightful and quickly brought out.

Definitely recommend to everyone and definitely coming back again

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vipBP73
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience5

Awesome view

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NathanielW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to dine in. Very welcoming and relaxed atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, drinks, and service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was wonderful! A bit difficult at first to find, because the address takes you to the main Marriott entrance.

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KenB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was a nice atmosphere. The food was good. The view from the rooftop were awesome. The prices were very fair. I would recommend it.

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Steve
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the nicest and most unique places to spend a nice evening in Lancaster! Despite the cool and cloudy weather, my date and I really enjoyed ourselves here for dinner! The setting with its great views is unlike any other in town and the fresh air and fire tables made for a very fun experience. The food and drinks were all excellent and we'll definitely be back, hopefully on a night to catch a great sunset!

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JeffM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place to celebrate a special occasion. We enjoyed the view of the setting sun over Lancaster with awesome cocktails and some lite fare. While the air was cool, the outdoor fireplaces provided a cozy atmosphere as the sunset ensued.

Our table shared the spicy salami pie and fries with cocktails: Perfect Pear, Winter Sangria, and the Notorious F.I G. (and a Hegemony Stout).
We recommend all of it and would do this again.

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vipAnnH
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it just wasnt notified that my reservation time was lessened by 45 mins

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Lucky1
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Safe, fast service plus great food, reasonable prices and an unbeatable view made the night a huge hit!

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HollyL
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere. As expected it was a little chilly but the heaters were on and it was wonderful to go to a place that we felt safe from the pandemic and in compliance with the governor's restrictions but still able to serve food and drink

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FrancineW
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

I was attracted to this place by it’s online pictures. The ambiance did not disappoint. It is beautiful!! Unfortunately we went on one of the coldest days this winter and they weren’t equipped to keep their patio heaters continuously on. Our heater shut off several times and after calling staff over each time it shut off, it was more than obvious they were annoyed by us. Finally we decided to just take our food to go since the heaters wouldn’t stay on so we asked for some to go boxes. We were handed 2 boxes to jam everyone’s food into and no bags. I was truly looking forward to this place but was just so disappointed with the service.

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ScottB
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really cool place. I will go back again. Food was great.

The Exchange
Responded on 21 December 2020

Thanks so much for the feedback, Scott! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and we hope you'll join us again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Although it was well below freezing... we had a great time at The Exchange and we were so happy they were still open for outdoor dining! The staff was welcoming and considerate of getting orders out as quickly as possible. The atmosphere was beautiful and they did their best to keep the outdoor area warm for guests! The food was incredible. We would love to come back anytime we’re in town!

The Exchange
Responded on 21 December 2020

Thanks so much for the kind review! Thanks for braving the freezing temps and spending your evening with us. We hope you'll join us again soon. Have a fantastic day!

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Laurandrew
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We were thankful they are still able to offer outdoor dining on their beautiful rooftop (in the pandemic restrictions), though it was chilly and the table fire pit was malfunctioning. However, their food is delicious and the drinks are inventive and sophisticated. The food came out at different times, so some of us had to wait and watch the others eat. I think they were doing the best they could, trying to serve the food as hot as possible, given the cool temps. We love this venue (the views are amazing).

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vipDenny
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place. The team did a great job of shifting things since it was the first day of no inside dining’. The outdoor space is beautiful, warm, and inviting with
spectacular views of the city. Drinks and food were unique and delicious. We did a sampling of 3 plates and there was more than enough to share. The Brussels sprouts stole the show. Friendly and attentive service.
If you are in the area don’t miss this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The perfect date spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Love this place! Can’t wait to return when it’s warm and things are normal.

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Kayla
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5Food1Service2Ambience3

The food was not spectacular however the view was amazing!

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vipCo77
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great view and delicious food! Wood oven pizza is a must! Great cocktails as well!

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katerina
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we walked in the door we were treated to a relaxing attentive dining experience. Outside was breezy but worth the view. Drinks large and well mixed. Limited menu done well. Appetizer salad could have been a meal in itself. Fantastic burger, shoestring fries and a scrumptious dessert. Next time I’ll try the brick oven pizza. Service,food,and view all excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

The three pizza my table ordered were over priced, burned, and raw on the inside. I bit into a charred slice to be greeted by raw dough. We mentioned it to the waitress only to not have anything amended. I will never be returning here. There are much better restaurants in town for much cheaper prices. Don’t waste your money.

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Idontknow
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall4Food3Service1Ambience5

The bar was beautiful and the view was breath taking. The drinks were very good and the hostess was very nice. However our sever messed up our drink order, didn’t check on us a lot and she messed up our bill. Her mood seemed off like she was annoyed or upset with us.

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vipGeorgeG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great location, excellent Food and service.

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vipOCDiner
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

Food was not very good.
I had the carbonara and it was pretty much tasteless.
Great cocktails and the staff was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food3Service3Ambience4

A guy was harassing my friends and I- the bartenders picked right up on it and totally had our back- this alone is a reason that will keep us coming back!

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Karen
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Well spaced tables, lovely waitperson and good food. My short rib pie was short on short rib and long on crust, but overall, we were pleased. Even in lousy weather, great views

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GirlsDay
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat indoors because it was too windy outside and the heaters did not stay lit. We had a wonderful lunch inside. The seating was cozy and comfortable. The food and service was great! Thank you!

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Omar
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Everything was incredibly awesome except one of the fir pits wasn’t working and it just happened to be the one I was sitting on. Still highly recommend.

ME
vipMarkE
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Made a reservation for a table for 4 and got a couch, coffee table and 2 backless low stools. And no heater near by. Left and went to C’est la vi for a terrific meal!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We just wanted to get out in the pandemic. It felt very safe.

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KatieL
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a birthday celebration for a dear friend. We sat by a window to overlook the beautifully lit church steeple. The service staff was incredibly thoughtful and attentive. Drinks, appetizers and dinner all perfect. Thank you for being open, love the decor!!!

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ThomasW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome view of the city from inside and outside dining areas. Great food, drinks and service. Certainly not your typical hotel dining. Been several times and they keep the menu fresh.

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LizS
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was amazing, the food was delicious, and the ambiance was great.

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Shah
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and drinks were excellent.Nice Ambience. I just wish they have more options on the menu for food and drinks. Also lighting is dark for some tables

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Rockhorse
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our visit. Everyone was very accommodating. When we arrived there was no table outside but one became available later and they moved us out to the outside which was great I would come back.

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LenaO
Poconos
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favorite restaurant! Amazing view.

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jdmom
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

It was a great evening despite the loud celebration in the streets and the horns beeping. We could hardly hear ourselves talk.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday fun.

Ryan is the BEST Bartender , we’ve had him for years. Always pleasant, courteous and tremendous service !!

The Exchange
Responded on 9 November 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We will pass along your kind words to Ryan and the staff. We hope you'll join us again at The Exchange!

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DebG
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely roof top bar with a great view. A little pricey but felt like I was a a NYC bat.

FAQs

The Exchange is rated 4.6 stars by 206 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.