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Chicago’s Favorite Restaurant in the Loop

Come experience one of Chicago's most awe-inspiring dining and cocktail gems. Located in architect Daniel Burnham’s historic Railway Exchange Building in the heart of the Loop, The Exchange is a unique Chicago Loop restaurant that promises an unforgettable dining experience. 

Located just a few short blocks from Chicago’s favorite attractions and premier hotels, with a series of dining rooms each with its own atmosphere perfectly suited for a casual business meeting, happy hour with colleagues, or a romantic evening for two. 


Cuisine, Music, & Architecture

Comprised of a series of uniquely adorned rooms, we invite you to take a journey through our unique and imaginative spaces. Whether it's an intimate evening for two in our renowned Listening Room, a night on the town in our grandiose Atrium, or Sunday brunch with bottomless food and drink, The Exchange is more than just another restaurant in the Loop. It’s a crafted experience of cuisine, music, and architecture that contribute to the unique flavor of Chicago.

Delicious American Fare

Experience a culinary adventure at The Exchange, where tradition meets innovation. Enjoy American dishes with gourmet twists, such as house-made pastas and gourmet salads. Delight in fresh seafood and savory proteins, paired with a diverse selection of wines, cocktails, and craft beers. Join us for an unforgettable journey through the world of gourmet American fare.

Catch Dinner and a Show in the Heart of Chicago

The Exchange is an upscale restaurant conveniently located in the Chicago Loop. Our close proximity to the city’s favorite theaters, most beautiful parks, and popular hotels make us the ideal destination for dining, working, meeting, hosting, caffeinating, and cocktailing.

a tall building in a city

Theater District

We’re only a few blocks from the city's favorite theaters like the Chicago Theater, CIBC, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Auditorium Theatre
Cadillac Palace Theater
CIBC Theater
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Theater
Lyric Opera
Nederlander Theater
Theater District

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Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, The Exchange offers the perfect venue to sip your morning coffee or host a business lunch.

Buckingham Hotel
Chicago Athletic Association
Congress Plaza Hotel
JW Marriott
The La Salle
Palmer House
Silversmith Hotel

a statue in front of a building


What could cap an afternoon at the Art Institute or the Field Museum better than lounging with refreshing cocktails beneath an olive tree?

Adler Planetarium
Art Institute
Fine Arts Building
Field Museum
Museum of Illusion
Pritzker Museum
Shedd Aquarium

a tall building in Millennium Park

Parks & Recreation

From conventions at McCormick Place to strolls in Grant Park, the Exchange provides a perfect reprieve from the crowds and afternoon sun.

The Bean
Grant Park
McCormick Place
Millennium Park
Soldier Field
Wintrust Arena