Recess Room (The) – Fountain Valley

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Price Range:
  • $11 - $30
  • $31 - $60
Restaurant Pros:
Location Type:
  • Casual Dining
  • Brunch
  • Small Plates
  • Dinner
  • Beer and Wine
  • Full Bar
  • Brunch F
Contact Info
(714) 377-0398
18380 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

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Brunch at The Recess Room is unlike anything Fountain Valley has seen before. Chef Sam Green leads the way with innovative creations that make this brunch one of the most unique in the area. Notably, Sam has worked previously as sous chef under Chef Amar Santana. Their Smoked Salmon Benedict is made with a red wine poached egg, citrus hollandaise, and a squid ink english muffin. The Chicken & Waffles is made with panko crusted chicken breast and a kimchi butter waffle. The Recess Room also gets creative with drink pairings for brunch — their bottomless mimosas can be made with a juice choice of mango, lychee, and blood orange, to name a few.

“My specialty is bringing an open mind to ingredients and wanting to explore new ideas and techniques, with carrying and open mind and approach to food my belief is that the offerings at the Recess Room will continue to grow and delight many different palates” - Sam Green, Chef

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The Recess Room is giving Fountain Valley something it has desperately needed, a brunch worth bragging about. Officially available to the public starting Sunday, August 6th, Chef Sam Green will be serving up classic brunch favorites with an Asian twist. For those who are not yet aware of the new OC spot, The Recess Room plates up their unique take on New American bites, like Blue Crab Beignets made with mascarpone, Pork Belly Sliders made with pickled red onion and creamy tiger sauce, and Bone Marrow Mac & Cheese made with oxtail marmalade, fontina, mozzarella, bechamel, candied jalapenos, and trottole. They also offer guests a number of craft libations, such as a bourbon, honey, and lemon drink known as the Gold Rush and a cocktail made with sloe gin, apricot brandy, and lime called the Charlie Chaplin. Owner Viet Pham, a Fountain Valley native, hopes that The Recess Room will bring the community quality bites that bring in foodies and families from all over OC. Pham opened Recess Room with a collection of childhood friends, all home boys from Fountain Valley.

“Recess Room also means break time to us, a time for people to get off work and unwind. We opened this store in FV because growing up there was only chain restaurants here and nothing we felt attracted people to our city.” - Viet Pham, owner

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Opening hours:
Sun. 05:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Mon. 05:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Tue. 05:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Wed. 05:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Thu. 05:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Fri. 05:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Sat. 05:30 PM - 10:30 PM