Sip. Savor. Socialize.

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A high-energy cocktail drinkery amidst the Lancaster sky, The Exchange redefines your view of this historic yet hip city. Sip from an extensive craft cocktail menu complemented by thoughtful wine and local beer selections; savor a menu of inventive small plates by critically acclaimed Chef Ryan McQuillan; and socialize in between regular live music performances at The Exchange: your new favorite gathering place.

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The Chef!

Executive Chef Ryan McQuillan comes to Plough & The Exchange as a rising star known in the East Coast culinary scene. Known for his vibrant personality and buzz-worthy dishes, McQuillan has mastered the art of designing inspired, seasonal menus utilizing fresh, local ingredients which drives Plough & The Exchange’s approachable modern American menu.

Beginning his career at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill where he graduated in 2009, the Pennsylvania native went on to work at renowned restaurants like Le Bec-Fin under chef George Perrier and 10 Arts Bistro, then gained more notoriety during time at Mercato BYOB, winner of Philadelphia Magazine’s ‘Best of Philly’. While serving in his previous role as head chef, Kennett Square’s Talula’s Table was named “the toughest reservation in the US” by Conde Nast Traveler. Chef also received a 3-star rating from Philadelphia Magazine during his time at Porch & Proper, and four bells from the Philadelphia Inquirer while at Talula’s Table.

As Executive Chef of Plough and rooftop bar and drinkery The Exchange, McQuillan showcases his talents through seasonally focused dishes that pay homage Lancaster’s rich cultural roots.

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