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Re-cess Southern Gastro Pub

118 Bradford St NW, Gainesville, GA 30501
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Ranked #12 of 208 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
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I have heard great things about this restaurant and was sorely disappointed. The service was terrible, the food was sub par. Sadly, I will not be visiting again. No hostess; after several minutes of standing there we were told by the bartender to sit anywhere and grab our own menus. Waited a full 10 minutes until a server came to... More 

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Flowery Branch, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We went out to dinner with the family. There were five of us and we were seated at a four top with an extra chair. It was pretty tight so we asked to move or push two tables together. The male host wouldn't allow us to even though the restaurant was less than half full and they in no way... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
50 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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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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