As a local to Louisville, Kentucky (born and raised, baby!) the Galt House hotel has been a icon for many years. The hotel is set on the Belvedere and overlooking the Ohio river onto to Indiana skyline.
There has been a movement lately within the Galt House to make some modern improvements and they have certainly accomplished that with the addition of Walker’s Exchange in the West Tower.
My family and I were fortunate enough to try out the brunch that is offered on the weekends. We went during the holiday season, so the big man in the red suit was there. Pictures with Santa during the holiday season are available at an additional cost.
In the effort of full transparency, I wasn’t sure what to expect when we walked through the hotel to the second floor where Walker’s Exchange is located.
As soon as we stepped off the elevator, I knew that the Galt House has been making huge changes, for the better.
From the thoughtfully selected marble flooring to the high end Southern ambiance, I instantly knew that we were in for a treat.
Walking into the restaurant, I felt as if I had stepped into a Southern grandmother’s kitchen. Everything was beautiful and comfortable all while maintaining a level of elegance.
What are the hours at Walker’s Exchange?
The restaurant is open early at 6:30 am and stays open late closing at 11pm, daily. If brunch is more your speed, there is Sunday brunch from 9am – 2pm.
What kind of food is offered at Walker’s Exchange?
Their menu is diverse, featuring pasta, poultry, steak, seafood, and flatbreads. There is a 6,800-pound brick oven in the heart of the restaurant where the cooking magic happens
The buffet room is perhaps the prettiest that I have ever seen. With an expansive spread laid out and every thing that you could possibly want to eat, is waiting.
The day that we were dining at Walker’s Exchange, we saw such a wide range of options. We saw, individual chicken and waffles, oysters on ice, the best roasted turkey, ham and other traditional brunch options.
My older son was truly excited to see brightly colored macarons in a huge variety of flavors. I enjoyed the best slice of carrot cake and just the night before, I told my family I felt as if I hadn’t gotten enough pumpkin pie during the holiday season. What was waiting for me, but pumpkin pie with freshly whipped cream. Before you ask, yes, I had both the carrot cake and the pumpkin pie.
Holiday Events at Walker’s Exchange
Don’t want to cook on Thanksgiving? Head to Walker’s Exchange for their Thanksgiving Day Brunch from 9am – 4pm.
There’s a buffet awaiting with brand new offerings, traditional Thanksgiving dishes and all of the delicacies that make a delicious feast.
Walker’s Exchange Brunch Price: $45 for adults, $15 children 6-12; Children 5 and under are free
Brunch with Santa:
Each Saturday and Sunday during the holiday season, the Galt House also host a special brunch at the restaurant, featuring Santa. You and your family can join Santa and his elves for a family photo followed by a custom, decadent holiday brunch menu.
Additionally, adults can enjoy special Holiday beverages at Walker’s Exchange.
Cost of the Santa Brunch: Tickets are $40+ for adults, $15 for children ages five through twelve, and free for children under four.
Walker’s Exchange Wrap Up
My husband and I are food snobs. We don’t mean to be, we both just have culinary backgrounds. I actually went to culinary school a million years ago and my husband worked in a ton of restaurants.
We both declared that the meal we had at Walker’s Exchange was the best brunch we’ve had, perhaps, ever.