Recess Tapas Lounge

Spanish
727 15th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20005 727 15th Street Northwest, Washington Directions
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90% of 513 customers recommended
This place is closed.

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Tapas, Seafood, American, Pizza, Sandwiches
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Cuisine
    Tapas, Seafood, American, Pizza, Sandwiches
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Valet
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Tips

123 Tips
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Report | 2 years ago
They could lower the lights a bit!
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Report | 2 years ago
I've been several times and enjoy this spot for HH, dinner, or as a night spot. Unfortunately, the servers often seem overloaded and stretched, as they disappear for long periods of time without checking in. And while it's always good, food is often brought out cold or lukewarm--not as if it cooled off, but as if it was almost never hot or heated up. I have sent back several dishes for reheating (2 of 4 last night). Otherwise, it's a great spot with a nice vibe that could benefit from a tad better lighting. :-)
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Report | 2 years ago
Sangria could have been less watery
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Report | 2 years ago
keep up the great work
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Report | 2 years ago
A really great meal and experience. We'll be back.
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Report | 2 years ago
Service wasn't up to par with the classy atmosphere. Server made several mistakes and did not keep checking in with table. We were not alerted the kitchen was about to clothes. Actually, the server told us we ordered too many tapas and should split our order to get more plates later, and 5 minutes later the kitchen closed. Bad advice!
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Report | 2 years ago
Great atmosphere.
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Report | 2 years ago
I was slightly disappointed with the ambiance given the ratings. HOWEVER, the customer service was the BEST I've experienced in a very long time- THANK YOU RECESS TAPAS LOUNGE!
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Report | 2 years ago
Congratulations to the excellent chef!
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Report | 2 years ago
Great pace for a date or girls night out!
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From Our Editors

Chef Will Vivas was raised in a restaurant. His mother ran a small eatery out of their home in Venezuela, an experience that left him with a passion for culinary arts. At Recess Tapas Lounge, Chef Vivas flexes his cooking muscles and pays homage to his home country with a menu of Latin-inspired tapas dishes. He stuffs his own chorizo sausage and pairs it with double-fried green plantains, showcases pan-seared scallops on a platform of pesto risotto, and arranges chicken croquettes on small plates. When the kitchen grills cool off, a DJ heats up in the lounge with late-night tunes and games of vinyl frisbee. Patrons enjoy the food and good cheer amid the interior’s colorful lighting, from the blue backlit panels on the wall to the purple bar lights and rectangular deep-red fixtures that dangle from the ceiling.

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Many people described the Menu as Great.
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Many people described the Sangria as Great. Others thought:
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Many people described the Service as Great. Others thought:
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Many people described the Staff as Friendly.
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Many people described the Atmosphere as Nice.
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Many people described the Crowd as Diverse.
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Many people described the Waitress as Nice.
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Many people described the Food as Good. Others thought:
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Many people described the Experience as Enjoyable. Others thought:
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