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Recess Lounge - CLOSED

727 15th Street NW Lower Level, Lower Level, Washington DC, DC 20005
+1 202-637-7667
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good51%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Oct 12, 2013
“Love Love Love”
Oct 10, 2013
“So good we went twice in 3 days”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Spanish, American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
727 15th Street NW Lower Level, Lower Level, Washington DC, DC 20005
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1 - 10 of 29 reviews

Reviewed October 12, 2013

Went on livingsocial twice and been back 3 more times after that..... the food is FaB!!! the Scallops Al Chef is a MUST... the red sangria is GOOD!!! the CAKES!!!! THE owner stopped by our table which was cool!!!

Thank GiGi R
Reviewed October 10, 2013

We were in DC for a short vacation and had received a promotional special from this restaurant. The tapas were very good and the sangria was especially good. The wait staff was very helpful with tapas selections and answering questions. The cheese stuffed eggplant slices...More

Thank James S
Reviewed September 16, 2013

A deal from Groupon brought me into Recess Tapas Lounge for the first time and the restaurant's follow-up deal will definitely bring me back for more. The Sangria was sweet and not too strong. The tapas was very good. We had two different shrimp dishes,...More

2  Thank cobmets8
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Went here on a weekday date. The food was nasty. We had several dishes, some of which arrived cold. We also had the lomo steak and it was almost all fat. Then when we requested our bill the waitress had calculated it wrong. After showing...More

Thank Joan K
Reviewed August 18, 2013

I came here for a Friday night dinner with a friend. We had a Groupon and it was accepted without any issues. We decided that we would have two tapas each. The food was great. I had the Lomo steak and scallops. The food was...More

Thank I_am_Lost_on_purpose
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Thanks to a Groupon that promised four tapas and bottomless sangria for just $29, my wife and I visited Recess last Friday at happy hour. While I've walked along this block many times, the restaurant isn't easy to spot, as it's below street level and...More

Thank Jonathan R
Reviewed August 6, 2013

I'm from Venezuela, and I can certify this is the best Venezuelan food you can try in this city. The arepas,The cachapas, the tequenos are the best! The atmosphere is very nice and cozy. The service is very good. The first time I was there,...More

Thank Viajeroconbuengusto
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Food was excellent, we had calamari, chicken croquettes and spinach which was particularly good, as appetisers. Steak, talapia and crab cakes then a cake and ice cream dessert. The food was beautifully presented. The staff were great, if anything a little too attentative. We ate...More

Thank Suzanne H
Reviewed July 27, 2013

I love a good Tapas eatery and Recess will be added to my list for a revisit. The selection was good but I was disappointed that at 8pm, two of the dishes I was interested in were unavailable. Recess has a decent wine list, including...More

Thank Denise S
Reviewed July 19, 2013

This was the best restaurant that my wife and I ate at while we were in DC for a week. My wife ordered the Paella and I ordered the lomo saltado. The plantains were excellent and the sangria was really good too. We will definitely...More

Thank Jonathan H
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$30 - $30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 am
4:30 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 727 15th Street NW Lower Level, Lower Level, Washington DC, DC 20005
    (H and New York Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-637-7667
  • E-mail
TAPAS STYLE PLATES WITH A SOUTH AMERICAN TWIST Under the direction of Executive Chef Will Vivas, Recess Tapas Lounge offers an innovative and authentic Latin-inspired menu inspired by traditional dishes from Venezuela, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Chile. Flavorful tapas, combined with fresh daily made Sangria, Mojitos, and a creative specialty cocktail list and wine pairing list make Recess Tapas Lounge the newest and most refreshing addition to the Washington DC destination dining community.
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