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Recess is the ultimate culinary playground. Every day chef Greg Hardesty and his culinary team create a four-course pre-fixe dinner from scratch, using for inspiration the season’s freshest local and regional ingredients. Please check our website each day for the menu.
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Between E. 49th St & E. 50th St.
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We have limited parking in front of the building but there is ample street parking as well as an empty lot directly across the street from us that is open to public parking.
Private Party Facilities:
Recess is proud to offer 2 semi-private dining spaces accommodating groups of 14 up to 75 guests. With our diverse four-course menu, featuring the freshest in season local ingredients, and wine pairings, Recess can accommodate a variety of special events.
Private Party Contact:
Chelsea Mahurin: (317) 925-7529
Banquet, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Call (317) 925-7529 or email email@example.com for more information.
Recess Ratings and Reviews
Devour Indy was going on when we went so there was a discounted special menu that offered only a choice between a cheeseburger or fried fish (fluke). There was supposed to be a first course choice between a Caesar salad or bean soup... The bean soup was crossed off the menu and it was relatively early in the night. I made the assumption that the Devour menu was in addition to the regular menu but it wasn't. Burger or fish with a salad $30, no other options (dessert was an extra $12). Bottom line is that this place is closing in a week or so and it's obvious that the chef has lost his passion. I wish I could have tried it when it was on top. But regrettably it doesn't come close to living up to the hype.
We had a great meal at Recess last Saturday. The menu is limited but the food is delicious. You can take the daily prix fix with or without wine pairings or if you're not that hungry you can order ala cart from the prix fix. Menu changes daily. Not the place for someone only wanting a steak. This is a foodie restaurant at very good value. Good wine list and friendly service.
Recess consistently continues to be one of Indianapolis's most amazing restaurants. Easy to get to, easy to park, and so comfortable inside. The food is both exotic and filling...giving the diner a double whammy of WOW. Last night we had an amazing double fish course, both courses were delicate and powerful in their own right-each was just as good as the other. Bookended by a simple but lovely salad and a mind blowing dessert. Nobody does it like Greg Hardesty. If you want a sure thing, here is where to come.
The food, the service, the atmosphere were all superb. It was the perfect spot for meeting old friends and new. It was interesting eating the same thing as everyone else at the table. My old friend has food allergies and the staff took care of her needs as well. Will definitely be coming back!
Recess is without a doubt the best restaurant in Indianapolis. Every dish is impeccably prepared and delicious. The wait staff is knowledgable and friendly. The wine list is unique and outstanding. We love to bring our foodie friends from out-of-town to Recess. They are always impressed this restaurant.
WOW! I found Recess when looking for James Beard nominees and wasn't disappointed. My wife and I had the four course meal with wine paring and it turned out to be one of the best meals we've had. The decor is sparse, but wait staff are attentive, friendly and knowledgable about the food and wine. This is definitely a come back place when we're in Indianapolis.
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