About Us

A few words about us

Let us introduce ourselves

One fateful day three decades ago, five boys picked up a game of handball during school recess on a Fountain Valley playground. They grew up together, became life-long friends and pursued their own ambitions. But they shared a deep love for their hometown and dreamed of one day opening a restaurant together where they could share good food, good drinks and reminisce about good times. The Recess Room is their childhood dream come to life.

MENU

Food

  • SALT & VINEGAR TOTS
    4
    served with ketchup and Son’s aioli
  • KALI BRISKET
    12
    watercress puree, kali sauce, pickled fresno,shaved radish
  • CALAMARI
    12
    marisco seasoning, achiote baja sauce
  • MEDITERRANEAN SALMON BELLY
    12
    roasted heirloom carrot, carrot top pesto, almond, arugula, castelvetrano olive, feta
  • GRILLED CAULIFLOWER
    10
    chimichurri yogurt, mint pesto, hazelnut dukkah
  • GREEN GODDESS SALAD
    8
    romaine heart, endive, shallot, apple, crouton
  • RASTA RAMEN
    12
    jerk chicken, hot pepper relish, rasta sauce, pineapple chip, whipped creme fraiche                          
  • BONE MARROW BURGER
    13
    bone marrow butter, bacon jam, cheddar cheese, arugula, 10,000 island sauce, charred onion, house pickles
  • SZECHUAN HOT CHICKEN SANDWICH
    13
    crispy chicken thigh, szechuan hot chili oil, slaw, Son’s aioli, house pickles
  • DUCK UDON
    15
    udon noodle, shredded duck, english pea, scorched rice tea, crispy garlic herbs, 63c egg, bok choy

Sweets

  • TRES LECHES
    7
    7Leaves coffee, sweet cream, vanilla whip, strawberry compote

Cocktails

  • Old Fashioned
    13
    bourben or rye, demarara sugar, aromatic bitters, lemon & orange peel
  • Whiskey Sour
    15
    bourbon, orange liqueur, orange bitter, lemon cordial, aromatic bitter spray, egg whites optional
  • Moscow Mule
    15
    lemon & ginger infused vodka, lime juice, ginger
  • Bramble
    14
    vodka or gin, seasonal berry, lemon
  • Mojito
    14
    mint infused rum blend, lime, aromatic bitters
  • Hotel Nacional Special
    16
    rum, banana liquer, apricot, citrus, aromatic bitter, nutmeg
  • Mexican Firing Squad
    15
    jalapeno infused reposado tequila, grenadine, lime
  • Hanky Panky
    14
    gin, fernet branca, sweet vermouth
  • Medicina Latina
    14
    tequila silver, lime, ginger, honey, mezcal float

*** Food and bar menus subject to change without notice, please call the restaurant for most updated menu ***

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Location

The Recess Room

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Reservations

Reservation by Phone

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Phone reservations: (714) 377-0398