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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    The Art of Recess

    If you have ever wandered through the West Loop and Fulton Market area of Chicago, then you know – this is where the street artists come alive! Massive colorful murals cover the area and not only make for the perfect Insta backdrop, but also perfectly embody the vibrant art culture of Chicago. When we opened [...]
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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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