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4907 N. College Ave. (E. 49th St.) Send to Phone
317-925-7529 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
This culinary playground from chef-owner Greg Hardesty is small, casual and sophisticated.
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Dinner Tues.-Sat.
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Reservations suggested

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Dining room at Recess, Indianapolis, IN

Recess Restaurant Review

: Recess proves you can't tell a book by its cover. Chef-owner Greg Hardesty calls his little gem his culinary playground, and the casual atmosphere is ideal for the prix-fixe meal to come. Offerings on the three- or four-course menu change almost daily, but diners can check the website to see what’s currently available. Servers can pair appropriate wine selections for each course, dishes like mixed greens with a chicken liver pâté, followed by a locally-sourced strip loin with roasted turnips and portobello mushrooms in a red wine sauce. Coconut financier with rum pineapples succeeds in capturing and satisfying the sweet tooth without being too heavy.

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