Matt Pontarelli

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Matt Pontarelli, Head Baker


The Exchange is among Chicago's most stunning dining and celebratory experiences.  Housed in an architectural gem - legendary architect Daniel Burnham's Railway Exchange - The Exchange  features the work of James Beard-nominated Chef Brian Huston and decorated Head Baker, Matt Pontarelli.  The local, vegetable-driven menu spotlights pristine produce from the region's finest farms along with beautiful steaks, seafood, wines and cocktails.  

The Exchange is comprised of a series of distinct rooms that are equally comfortable, bespoke, signature, and designed for pleasure.  The Listening Room features an audio experience fit for an audiophile; Theo's boasts over fifty beverages; and The Atrium - wrapped in glass, steel, marble, warm fabrics and olive trees - is one of the most spectacular and photographed rooms in Chicago .