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

  • CHARCUTERIE
    15
    chef’s daily selection
  • THAI SPICED FRIES
    5
    lemongrass chili seasoning, sweet chili sauce
  • CALAMARI
    14
    marisco seasoning, kaffir lime aoili
  • BONE MARROW MAC ‘N’ CHEESE
    18
    5 cheese blend, bone marrow butter, bacon jam, chives
  • SPROUTS
    12
    brussel sprouts, lap cheong, hazelnut, brown butter, lemon, parmesan

  • BRISKET BIRRIA TACOS
    15
    slow cooked brisket, oaxaca cheese, cali-mex pickles, hue jus, almond habanero salsa
  • RECESS ROOM SMASH BURGER
    15
    double smash patty, bacon jam, cheddar cheese, arugula, house 1,000, pickle, pickled onion
  • PROSCIUTTO & BRIE PRESSED PANINI
    14
    french bread, sun dried tomato jam, cup of roasted tomato soup, crouton, thai basil, cornichon pickle
  • DUCK GUMBO
    16
    jalapeno cornbread, muscovy duck, jidori chicken, andouille sausage, cajun style peppers
  • STEAK FRITES
    20
    prime hanger steak, truffle garlic fries, thai spiced herb butter, OG tiger sauce
  • CRAB PASTA
    24
    maryland blue crab, tagliatelle, blistered cherry tomato, scallion, roasted garlic, thai basil, lemon, parmesan, chive
  • BONE MARROW POT PIE
    20
    beef shank, peewee potato, carrot, onion, burgundy, puff pastry, parsley, rosemary
  • ROASTED HALF CHICKEN
    17
    ginger-garlic marinade (contains soy), orzo, kalamata olive, golden raisin, parmesan, smashed potato, chicken au jus
  • AL PASTOR PIG HEAD
    65
    guajillo marinade, spanish fried rice, corn tortilla, pineapple habanero salsa, tomatillo salsa, house hot sauce
  • CRYING TIGER TOMAHAWK
    150
    spicy tamarind sauce, garlic butter crispy rice, stone fruit coconut salad

SWEETS

  • CEREAL MILK CREME BRULEE
    10
    milk, brown sugar, egg yolk, fruity pebbles
  • BASQUE CHEESECAKE
    10
    vanilla bean, mascarpone, orange blossom water, blackberry compote, salted caramel

FOOD

  • HAPPY HOUR CHARCUTERIE
    12
    chef’s daily selection
  • PICKLED EGGS
    5
    house made brine, pepperoncini, pretzels
  • THAI SPICED FRIES
    4
    lemongrass chili seasoning, sweet chili sauce
  • HAPPY HOUR SMASH BURGER
    10
    smash patty, bacon jam, cheddar cheese, arugula, house 1,000, pickle, pickled onion     

COCKTAILS

  • WARD EIGHT
    10
    bourbon, lemon, orange juice, grenadine
  • TOMMY’S MARGARITA
    10
    tequila silver, agave, lime, salt 
  • TOM COLLINS
    10
     gin, lemon, seltzer
  • OLD CUBAN
    10
    mint-infused rum, lime, aromatic bitters, sparkling wine
  • LEFT HAND
    10
    rye, sweet vermouth, italian bitter liqueur, xocolatl, mole bitters

TIKI THURSDAY

  • MAI TAI
    13
    blend of jamaican & martinique rum, dry cura ao, orgeat, lime

         

  • JET PILOT
    14
    dark rum, falernum, cinnamon, grapefruit, lime, absinthe, mace
  • ANGOLADA
    13
    white rum, bitter amaro, coconut, caramelized pineapple

     

  • JUNGLE BIRD
    15
    blend of dark rum, campari, pineapple gum, citrus          
  • MEXICO & SPAIN
    12
    tequila blanco, sherry amontillado, absinthe, grenadine & orange

     

  • PEARL DIVER
    14
    demarara rum, don’s gardenia mix, aromatic bitters, citrus

     

  • NAVY GROG
    15
    white rum, jamaican rum, gold rum, grapefruit, honey, pimiento dram, aromatic bitters

     

  • ZOMBIE *max 2 per person
    16
    mix over proof rums, don’s mix, absinthe, aromatic bitters, grenadine & citrus

     

FOOD

  • OYSTERS
    half dozen 18 /dozen 32
    cham sauce, cocktail sauce                              
  • THAI TOTS
    5
    lemongrass chili seasoning, sweet chili sauce
  • HAMACHI TOSTADA
    9
    yuzu mango salsa, cucumber, tangerine supreme, pickled fresno, radish, micro cilantro, salsa verde
  • AVOCADO TOAST
    12
    fresh avocado mash, dukkah, chili thread, sourdough
  • COCO’S BREAKFAST
    14
    3 eggs, 2 pancakes, bacons, toast
  • CHILAQUILES
    13
    roasted tomatillo, onion, cilantro, fried egg, sour cream, cotija cheese

  • STEAK & EGGS
    20
    6 oz hanger steak, eggs, breakfast potatoes

COCKTAILS

  • MICHELADA
    13
    lime, petroleum mix, house tajin mix, mexican beer
  • BLOODY MARY
    13
    reigncane vodka, bloody mix
  • WHITE LINEN
    14
    reigncane vodka , cucumber , mint , lime
  • SPRITZ
    13
    gin, italian bitter liqueur, pamplemousse, seltzer & sparkling wine                                         
  • MIMOSA
    12
    fresh orange juice & sparkling wine
  • BOTTOMLESS MIMOSA
    25

Contact Us

Location

The Recess Room

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Reservations

Reservation by Phone

Prefer to make your reservation via phone?

Phone reservations: (714) 377-0398