Kettner Exchange Est. 2014

Location: 2001 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101, United States

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The Kettner Exchange boasts two levels of indoor/outdoor drinking and dining, filled with subtle nods to the City’s great bay and nautical history.
The restaurant’s sun-kissed main dining room spills into the space’s main attraction—its open rooftop patio, where award-winning bartender and Beverage Director Steven Tuttle reins over the restaurant’s thoughtful and dynamic cocktail program. The recipient of the coveted Orchid & Onion award for Architecture, Kettner Exchange's design pays homage to San Diego founding father William Kettner—Kettner Exchange is San Diego’s ultimate open-air rooftop destination. 
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Bar / Club / Lounge
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Ocean
Style
Art Deco
Bohemian
Casual
Coastal
Contemporary
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

The recipient of the coveted Orchid & Onion award for Architecture, Kettner Exchange's design pays homage to San Diego founding father William Kettner. The restaurant boasts two levels of indoor/outdoor drinking and dining, filled with subtle nods to the City’s great bay and nautical history. Corporate Executive Chef Brian Redzikowski’s rotating menu features some of the most innovative dishes in San Diego, from Tender Belly Farms suckling pig larb, to hamachi ceviche, foie gras French toast and Grilled quail char sui. The restaurant’s sun-kissed main dining room spills into the space’s main attraction—its open rooftop patio, where award-winning bartender and Beverage Director Steven Tuttle reins over the restaurant’s thoughtful and dynamic cocktail program.

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Additional Charges

Taxes 7.75% 
Serice Charge 22%

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
120
Buffet
300
Standing
400
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2014
Curfew
2 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Other
Yes
Inside Scoop

Our hidden Chefs Table is hosted once a month. 

Experience a private, 5 course menu and wine paring with Executive Chef Brian Redzikowski. Set at the hidden Chef's table in the Kettner Exchange Kitchen, guests have a front row seat to the action. Featuring "themed" off menu hand-crafted items paired with exclusive seasonal cocktails, this special tasting is the ultimate dinning experience.

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Street Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
The restaurant boasts two levels of indoor/outdoor drinking and dining, filled with subtle nods to the City’s great bay and nautical history. Corporate Executive Chef Brian Redzikowski’s rotating menu features some of the most innovative dishes in San Diego, from Tender Belly Farms suckling pig larb, to hamachi ceviche, foie gras French toast and Grilled quail char sui. The restaurant’s sun-kissed main dining room spills into the space’s main attraction—its open rooftop patio, where award-winning bartender and Beverage Director Steven Tuttle reins over the restaurant’s thoughtful and dynamic cocktail program.
Design:
The recipient of the coveted Orchid & Onion award for Architecture, Kettner Exchange's design pays homage to San Diego founding father William Kettner. Kettner Exchange is San Diego’s ultimate open-air rooftop destination. 
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Brian Redzikowski has worked for some of the best restaurants and chefs in the country, including New York City’s acclaimed Le Cirque 2000, Aspen Colorado’s Nobu Matsuhisa Aspen, Joel Roubuchon at the Mansion in Las Vegas, and the 17 million dollar Yellowtail Restaurant in the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. During Chef Brian’s career, he has had the opportunity of competing in Iron Chef America as well as being awarded Rising Chef in the Los Angeles, California area. It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome Chef Redzikowski as the Executive Chef of Kettner Exchange.
Bars & Lounges:
We are pleased to present Steven Tuttle as the Bar Manager at Kettner Exchange and look forward to his unique and forward-thinking cocktail program. Steven was trained under NYC greats Sam Ross (Milk & Honey / Attaboy) and Phil Ward (Death & Company / Mayahuel). In San Diego, Steven worked at Craft & Commerce during the time it was named one of the Top 50 Bars in the US by Food & Wine Magazine, as well as nominated at Tales of the Cocktail for best High Volume Bar. His work has been featured in multiple local publications, including Thrillist and Locale Magazine. He was featured bartender on the Food & Wine Classic Website. Steven assisted in staff training at Ironside Fish & Oyster and was most recently GM at El Dorado.
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