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Recess - CLOSED

4907 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205-1131
+1 317-925-7529
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“fixed menu” (9 reviews)
“halibut” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
4907 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205-1131
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Reviewed April 22, 2017

I had never been to Indianapolis, and did not expect to find this fantastic place ! Menu focused on local produce, beautiful plating, cosy, yet sophisticated. Professional servie and friendly, knowlegable staff. Thanks to the chef who stopped by to chat!

Thank turbojules
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Recess is the best menu in town, phenomenal wine pairings! Fresh and local as much as possible. Excellent service.

Thank IndyUSFamily
Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

Wanted to eat at Recess again before it closes later this month. While recess is known for its prefix dinners we were looking forward to the raw bar and the a la cart menu.... First, Apparently Gregg forgot to tell the kitchen they were opening...More

Thank jammer24too
Reviewed January 19, 2017

Meal outstanding, service excellent, probably my favorite restaurant in Indianapolis. Atmosphere a little Spartan--not really a complaint. Would and will go back. Not inexpensive.

Thank Thomas A
Reviewed December 30, 2016

Bottom line: too expensive for what you're getting with food, drink, and the overall experience. Read on for more details. The restaurant exterior is unassuming and is attached to other businesses in a mini-strip mall layout. The strip mall has a row of parking right...More

1  Thank A Z
Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

I had high expectations, but the reality was less than what I had hoped for and certainly less than what I paid for. For the price one would expect a lot. Very expensive place to eat. I had the squash stew; a dull soup. It...More

1  Thank fenthor
Reviewed December 4, 2016

Wife and I dined here on a semi-whim, making reservations earlier in the day for a Saturday evening. Consistently the best restaurant in Indianapolis in our humble opinions- not only have we never been disappointed in a meal, we have yet to be disappointed in...More

Thank Mark O
Reviewed December 4, 2016

A friend in culinary school claims this is the best restaurant in Indy. It is definitely in the top 5. Don't let the strip mall destination deter you. It's dining and wine at it's finest. We had the fixed price menu with wine pairing. The...More

Thank lenexakstraveler
Reviewed November 6, 2016

What an unexpected, amazing dining experience. I was in Indianapolis on business, and had previously read some nice things about Greg Hardesty, the chef/owner. Honestly, when I first pulled up to the out-of-the-way, somewhat run-down strip of stores where Recess is located, I was unsure...More

Thank Jack H
Reviewed August 23, 2016

If this restaurant would just work a bit on the horrible acoustics and change to some comfortable seating, we would patronize it twice as often, would even come with business associates. But.... The kitchen is still one of the best in town, if not the...More

1  Thank Marlon65
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$50 - $50
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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: +1 317-925-7529
Great place with a menu that changes every night!
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