About Recess

Recess, 838 W. Kinzie St., serves up delicious American food and drink, good times and zero red tape in Chicago’s West Loop. Chef Amanda Salas’s menu taps into the cravings of everyday life, offering casually elevated dishes with playful Chicago swagger, while Alec Pignotti’s beverage program takes a bright, ingredient-driven approach with cocktails both classic and original.

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    May 2021 – Won Kim

    As our patio continues to expand, so does our canvas! For Memorial Day 2021, local chef and artist Won Kim (AKA ReviseCMW) put his signature style on the interior of one of lower level shipping containers creating a mini ecosystem of art for guests to sit in and imbibe. Won Kim's childhood obsession with graffiti [...]
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    Which Recess Signature Cocktail Are You?

    The Myers-Briggs test? Trash.   A love language quiz? Waste of time.  A sex quiz in an issue of Cosmo? Okay, that was surprisingly insightful.  But in order to truly KNOW yourself, you need your Cocktail Personality. More

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