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Re-cess Southern Gastro Pub

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118 Bradford St NW, Gainesville, GA 30501
6784500444
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Business

With a large crowd-one check. Everyone said food was great. Service efficient especially since we were a large group. Music as nice but way too loud /was tough to talk to table mates without shouting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Bbmbame
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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Gainesville, Georgia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate at Recess for a friend's birthday party. We had a large party. The food was amazing! We had two waiters. One was very with it and did a great job. The other took 30 minutes to get the bills figured out. I would totally go again.

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Thank Amy B
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

With a large crowd-one check. Everyone said food was great. Service efficient especially since we were a large group. Music as nice but way too loud /was tough to talk to table mates without shouting.

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Thank Bbmbame
Rotonda West, Florida
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

This bistro had great atmosphere, clean and good food. My sister and I had the chicken salad. It was fantastic! We will return next time we are in town!

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Thank pumpkin068
Gainesville, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Delicious food. Upscale take on down home food. Best mac & cheese ever. Fried green tomatoes rocked. I will go back.

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Thank Danna B
Gainesville, Georgia
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Excellent steak. Done to perfection! Wonderful and fast wait staff even with our huge group. Will go back again soon.

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Thank Cindy L
Gainesville, Georgia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Not a big fan of Recess. Food takes forever and is always cold when I get it, Don't go there for lunch unless you have more than an hour for lunch.

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Thank Soccermom1377
Cornelia, Georgia
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Any concerns that I have had in the past with this restaurant have been completely remedied. The service was impeccable. Prompt, friendly, and if our server was busy others popped over to meet our needs without being asked. We had the wasabi crusted ahi tuna appetizer, which was done to perfection. I had the sea scallops with jalapeño cheddar grits... More 

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Thank ThereasaR
Suwanee, Georgia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

A group of us were here for dinner. Everything was just 'okay'. The service was okay, the food was okay, the atmosphere was okay. There was nothing special at all. We had a variety of dishes: scallops, stroganoff, salads, etc. No one had any problem with the food or the timing. But neither was it exceptional. I'd eat here again... More 

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Thank Tammy F
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

I am very sad to have to give Recess a one star rating. I am a long-time customer and this has been a place that I have frequented many times over the last several years and have recommended to many friends and taken clients and customers for great meals. I just had the worst experience in service I have ever... More 

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Thank Dawn P
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

At one time, Recess was one of our favorite places to eat. Good food, good service (especially for a quick lunch). Today, we experienced terrible service, warm food and the OWNER with the WORST attitude towards customer complaints & poor quality of service. This is not the first time we have had this issue. We arrived at 11:30 (opening) and... More 

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Thank Lorenda E

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 118 Bradford St NW, Gainesville, GA 30501
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 6784500444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, British, Pub
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?