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4907 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205-1131 (Between E. 49th St & E. 50th St.)
317-925-7529
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Description: Great place with a menu that changes every night!

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One if not the best in Indy

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
worldtravel12344
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank worldtravel12344
Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Greg Hardesty is the patriarch of the Indy independent food scene. Recess is an innovative and stylish restaurant where you will be treated with interesting combinations of flavors and ingredients. Whenever we eat here, we have a wonderful meal and don't leave overly full. Get the wine pairings.

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Thank highstandardschic657
Indianapolis, Indiana
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit to the SoBro eatery and I should have gone sooner. The interior exposed block walls and concrete floor industrial vibe give the feeling of sophistication. the menu is limited but changes daily. The four course fixed price meal would be very filling from what we could see. The ala carte offerings are the same as... More 

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Thank Franklin R
Noblesville, Indiana, USA
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89 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

My wife and I have eaten here many times by ourselves and with friends. The limited design of the menu has caused concern for myself as well as some of my friends. There is no need to worry as the food is always excellent and they will work with your dietary restrictions. If you like wine go with the pairing... More 

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Thank Joseph W
Indianapolis, IN
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100 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Group of 4 trying out the tasting menu. The venue feels and looks casual - but the service is top notch right along with the food. The price is top notch also - so plan accordingly. Everything we had (a cauliflower bisque, shrimp cocktail, fish, beef shoulder and desert) was cooked perfectly, looked delicious and tasted great. I can't say... More 

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Thank agioe
Fishers, Indiana, USA
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I went there for a birthday dinner for my boyfriend with a couple of friends. We all enjoyed 4-course preset meal very much. The dish shows the creative touch of the chef and the taste is clean and unique. We also got some sashimi for appetizer, which was very fresh and high quality. The owner is the chef also and... More 

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Thank Jihyun K
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We no longer live in Indy so wanted to try something new when we were there for our anniversary. My first thought was "not very romantic" but after the tables started to fill the room became much warmer. The service was pleasant and the tasting menu very well planned. We did the wine pairing and really enjoyed the dining experience.

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Thank Ruth B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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108 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Not a fan of their chairs (my wife has back pain), but otherwise a great restaurant. Much more atmosphere inside compared to their store-front. Very good experience for our second visit to Recess. Waitress was attentive and personable. Excellent food! Very interesting and vibrant dishes. My wife had the wine pairings - worth the cost. I would recommend Recess to... More 

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Thank Barry F
Indianapolis
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Recess is as solid as they come with great quality and a dynamic menu. One can confidently take anyone here and know it will be a great experience. I especially appreciate the wine list which is not the same list done one by one the local wholesale places. Lots of unique wines to pair with the cuisine.

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Thank winemanIndianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The food is always innovative and excellent. Menu is limited but now expanded to have a few more choices. Always great service. Excellent wine list.

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Restaurant Details

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: 317-925-7529

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Great place with a menu that changes every night!
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?