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Recess - CLOSED

4907 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205-1131
+1 317-925-7529
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“fixed menu” (9 reviews)
“halibut” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
4907 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205-1131
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We had dinner there during the midtown chow down-- limited menu,$35 per person . Kind of minimalist , industrial decor, but pleasant . The service was excellent , but slower than we like. My wife had the halibut and I had the pork loin. Both...More

Thank todd s
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

The Recess has been providing outstanding culinary delights for over six years! The wine pairings are a great dinner compliment. The background provided by the sommelier on the various wines was in plain English, enthusiastically delivered and very helpful to our novice group. Allison the...More

1  Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We went here during a trip to the Indy 500. The food was very good, the service attentive. We did the prix fixe and the wine flight. The seared tuna lettuce wrap was interesting the french onion soup was delicious. The halibut with sweet onion...More

1  Thank TaraOakland
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Perhaps the finest restaurant in Indianapolis, this distinguished restaurant doesn't immediately seem inviting. It is in a nondescript shopping plaza with limited parking. Once inside, though, you are transported to a chic urban experience. The food is creative and reflects local availability. You must have...More

1  Thank dmittleman
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Wonderful dinner with terrific wine pairing. We did prix fix dinner with wine pairing. Salad was interesting and tasty. Fish was rich and cooked just right. Ribeye perfectly medium rare. Dessert of cheesecake and crumbled cookie was light and tasty.

Thank ccanderso
Reviewed 13 March 2016

There is only one reason you might not want to experience Recess: price. Not value, for it's a good value. But it isn't for someone who's looking to dine inexpensively. The fixed price menu was $68 when we visited (last eve). But, again, the value...More

1  Thank EddieC1954
Reviewed 6 March 2016

My husband and I met with friends for the first time at Recess in Broadripple. The food was excellent but the portion size was tiny! The main course looked like an appetizer.

Thank Nick P
Reviewed 26 February 2016

This is my go-to spot when in Indy on business. Recess's prix fixe menu never fails to provide an amazing culinary experience, plus a fun and delightful one. Excellent waitstaff, excellent wine menu, excellent everything! It can get a bit noisy from time to time,...More

1  Thank TravBug33
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

4 of us had dinner at recess recently. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable. We had the prix fix menu and ordered our own wine. The wine choices are good although not extensive. Our food was excellent . The service was also good. This was...More

1  Thank Steve M
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Greg Hardesty never ceases to amaze with his creative combinations. Love the prix fix menu but also their new a la carte menu. The pairings for wines are also a terrific alternative. Not inexpensive but worth it.

1  Thank worldtravel12344
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4907 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205-1131
    (Between E. 49th St & E. 50th St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-925-7529
Great place with a menu that changes every night!
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