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Re-cess Southern Gastro Pub

118 Bradford St NW, Gainesville, GA 30501
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Ranked #5 of 204 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Gainesville, Georgia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I've been here twice recently...both times food and service were excellent!! Salads are fresh and interesting. Fried Gouda starter is excellent...light, crisp, and creamy! Service always makes dinner relaxing, fun, and attentive!

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Flowery Branch, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Very good food, fresh with good flavor, Service is on the slower side, so don't go if you are on a schedule.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Recess is one of the few places to get a good dinner after 9 p.m. in Gainesville (a great alternative to the not-so-great Denny's, Waffle House, and the usual chain offerings). We've always had a great experience with the staff--friendly and attentive yet professional - you can take a date here if you're looking to impress. Some of our favorite... More 

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Brooksville, Florida, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Spent the night of October 18th in Gainesville, Ga. Stayed at the Hampton Inn in Gainesville, so we asked the desk clerk for recommendations for a place close by to eat. He recommended Re-cess Southern Gastro Pub which was a short walk from the hotel. I personally found the area of Gainesville where we were was very nice and the... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

One of my favorite places to eat - either alone or with a group of friends, it is always welcoming with great food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We had dinner this time; our previous visit was for lunch. I can only comment on what we had and on the service, both of which were great. Fish tacos, fish and chips, fried green tomatoes, and Caesar salad (traditional dressing with anchovies!) were very pleasing. If you're driving through like we were, it's hard to find better in Gainesville.

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Georgia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Went there the other evening. Great service. It was very loud. I had a chicken dish. The chicken was a little stringy and the artichoke was a little chewy. It was seasoned well. As is the case parking downtown can sometimes be a challenge. There is a lot around the corner.

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I've been to Recess several times and have enjoyed every visit. It can be found just off of the square and although parking in front of Recess is limited, they have a special parking area just next to the restaurant. The environment is modern-urban with brick walls, well upholstered seating and a great bar along one wall. The brick walls... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Nice selection of food, fitting most tastes. Seafood, meats ... What you would expect. Food was well prepared and nicely presented. Restaurant seats a reasonable qty of diners, we did not have a wait to eat. Only negative was a waiter that really did not have act together. Failed to deliver 1 appetizer, not on top of silverware needs, drinks,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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175 reviews 175 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Enjoyed a nice dinner with friends. First enjoying martinis and appetizer. The filet was very tender but was not cooked as requested. I sent it back and it came back perfect. The salmon was incredible and cooked to perfection. The waitress was very attentive. She was perfect to let us talk but didn't let us stall too long. We drove... More 

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Additional Information about Re-cess Southern Gastro Pub

Address: 118 Bradford St NW, Gainesville, GA 30501
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Gainesville
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: British

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