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Exchange Alley

424 E. 9th St. , New York, NY 10009 40.727618 -73.983666
nr. First Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-228-8525 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau
  • Price Range: $$$

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Nearby Subway Stops

L at First Ave.


$16 to $26

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Dine at the Bar
  • Hot Spot
  • Notable Chef
  • Online Reservation


  • Beer and Wine Only


Accepted/Not Necessary


This venue is closed.

New Yorkers might know chef Paul Gerard best for his recent stints at Soho House and Soho Grand Hotel (and, before that, Sweetwater in Williamsburg). But the Brooklyn native’s formative years were spent in New Orleans, cooking with the illustrious likes of Susan Spicer, Donald Link, and Lilette chef-owner John Harris, who’s now a partner in Gerard’s new East Village venture, Exchange Alley. Although Gerard references the Big Easy with jambalaya balls and baked oysters, he considers the restaurant strictly a New York joint. By that, he means a place where the food is modern and eclectic, and the surroundings are designed (in collaboration with partner Billy Gilroy, of Employees Only) to look as if they’ve been there forever. On the menu: shishito peppers and pickled watermelon, hanger steak with tomato-potato salad, and frequently changing vegetable sides, some of which Gerard hopes to harvest from the backyard garden.

Recommended Dishes

Sishito peppers and pickled watermelon, $5; hard herb hanger steak with heirloom tomato, potato, and pickled vidalia salad, $17