Monday, December 10, 2012
Rate-A-Restaurant #285: Recess
Restaurant: Recess Eatery
Location: 1102 N. Brand Blvd (Glendale)
Type of restaurant: American/Brunch
We stipulated: As Blogger Kid took Sunday school at Incarnation in Glendale, we decided to grab a quick breakfast across the street at Recess.
They stipulated: Chef Sevan Abdessian's mission statement: "The blacktop was the place to be and, honestly, my favorite subject at school. Now we’re all grown up but that sense of fun and anticipation doesn’t have to be a distant fond memory. That’s why I’ve created a place where you can still spend time with your pals, share a delicious meal, chat and get back the sparkle from those long ago days."
What we ordered: Baja burrito (scrambled egg, bacon, mozzarella, black beans, avocado, salsa) $14; buttermilk waffle (powdered sugar, maple syrup, whipped cream, fruit) $14
High point: The menu is a nice surprise -- some intriguing options. The breakfast burrito was one of the best I've had in a long time.
Low point: Those prices are a bit on the high side, especially $14 for the waffle. I'm not expecting to spend that much, even on a gourmet breakfast, in Glendale.
Overall impression: A nice surprise, an ambitious full-service restaurant in that part of Glendale. But the prices are lower at The Village in nearby Atwater Village (on Los Feliz), which is why perhaps The Village is always packed and Recess was pretty empty the morning we visited.
Chance we'll go back: I'd like to, perhaps on another Sunday morning with other people. But the prices keep us from visiting more often.