Recess Room Now Open for Lunch


Five lifelong friends realized their childhood dream by opening The Recess Room together and bringing their take on modern American tapas and craft cocktails to their hometown of Fountain Valley. Today, The Recess Room is excited to announce the start of lunch offerings to locals and nearby professionals in an alternative, quick service format. Lunch is now served from Tuesday – Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

While the dinner menu and its corresponding sit-down service will remain, lunch at The Recess Room features a chalkboard menu at check-in, where you’ll order from a host, take a number, find your own seat, and wait for staff to bring your order to your table. The lunch menu consists of salads, hearty sandwiches, and Asian bowls, all of which can be taken to go – and a signature sizzling platter, with albondigas meatball, longanisa sausage, fried egg, and a French baguette, which is eat-in only.

Lunch Menu 


  • Farmer’s Market Salad – $10
    • Chef’s daily selection of the freshest farmers market produce
    • *add chicken -4
  • Tandoori Chicken Salad – $12
    • Mixed greens, radish, yogurt-herb dressing, cilantro, nuts


All sandwiches served with a side salad; add tots for $2

  • Pork Belly Banh Mi -$12
    • Crispy roast pork, thai chili jam, mixed herbs, jalapenoRecess Room Pork Belly Banh Mi
  • “Fili” Cheesesteak – $15
    • filet mignon, ponzu butter, provolone cheese, grilled onion
  • Bone Marrow Burger – $14
    • Grass fed beef patties, bone marrow butter, bacon jam



Add fried egg $1.50

  • Shaken Beef – $14
    • Filet mignon, white rice, pickled radish, crispy shallot, watercress & tomato salad
  • Thai BBQ Pork – $12
    • White rice, Crispy shallot, crispy garlic, mixed herbs, pickled cucumber salad
  • Fried Chicken Adobo – $12
    • Garlic rice, crispy shallots, crispy garlic, pickled onion, pickled cucumber
  • KBBQ Tofu – $9
    • White rice, grilled kimchi, pickled white radish, mixed herbs


  • Filet Mignon – $16
    • Cognac pepper sauce, albondigas meatball, longanisa sausage, fried egg, French baguette


  • Thai Tots – $3
  • Ooey Gooey Tots – $6
  • Brussel sprouts – $5
  • Carrots – $4
  • Pickled Egg – $2.50


  • Daily Agua Fresca
  • Coffee
  • Freshly Brewed/House Brewed Iced Tea
  • Perrier

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