Assemble
Assemble

Assemble

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.assemblerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5102156025
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: M-F 11:30am-2:30pm
    Dinner: W-Sa 5:00pm-9:00pm
    Brunch: Sa-Su 11:30am-2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Maggie Pond
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer catering services from boxed lunch to private dinner event of any size.
  • Private Party Facilities: 45,000 sq. ft. Craneway Pavillion is available for private dining.
  • Private Party Contact: Terumi Shibata-Mazzera 5102156025
  • Entertainment: Craneway Pavillion offers unique music and art events throughout the year. Visit our web site for event calendar.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hall
  • Public Transit: AC transit No. 74 comes here from Richmond BART station.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking space.
A word from Assemble
What do you call a place steeped in the history of this country"s industrial transformation where food and drinks are thoughtfully prepared and people come together to enjoy them? "Assemble", a new restaurant at Ford Point on the Richmond waterfront.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Assemble reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (54)great for lunch (50)great for brunch (39)neighborhood gem (33)great for outdoor dining (31)good for groups (27)fit for foodies (27)kid-friendly (14)special occasion (12)hot spot (7)romantic (7)late-night find (2)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Secret Find
    Hungrygirl
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Assemble is next to the Rosie the Riveter Museum. I recommend going to the Museum and then having lunch at Assemble. The history of that area is incredible. It was a massive shipbuilding port during WWII. The restaurant has a great menu and is quite attractive with its contemporary decor, which also reflects the history of that site. Right on the Bay. Fantastic views.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent informal dining
    fortunateVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Friendly efficient and helpful staff. Good solid food in a pleasant, industrial ambience. Excellent for a group gathering.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Hidden Gem
    southerngrub
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I discovered Assemble Restaurant while visiting the Rosie the Riveter Museum this summer and have been there several times. The location is surprising and such a treat and the food is great. Their pot pie crust is the best ever and their desserts are really something special. I have been for lunch sitting outside - loved it. And I have now dined inside and enjoyed that as well. The service is great. The wait staff is extremely friendly. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in the area!
    tapbirds
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This is THE place to eat if you are in west Richmond. Great location - it's in the old historic Ford Assembly Plant directly across from the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park. The crispy Kale salad was an excellent starter, and we enjoyed our entrees of baby back BBQ ribs and chicken pot pie. Unfortunately the menu had changed, so we were not able to order the Jambalaya, which had been given rave reviews on Yelp. The interesting decor was a plus, as was the bay view if we had chosen to brave the wind/fog and sit outdoors.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch
    LiDo
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We heard about Assemble from a friend and went to check it out. We were there late on a Sunday morning and the restaurant was fairly quiet when we arrived. By the time we left, around 12:30, the restaurant was almost full and it was quite lively. I had the lemon cornmeal pancakes and my husband had the eggs husserl. We both enjoyed our dishes, and he service was very good. We indulged in Key Lime pie for dessert and it was extraordinary. All-in-all, this was a great dining experience and we will return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • okay not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I was rather disappointed dining here. Heard great things about this place. Seems the food was lacking. The caesar salad had no croutons or taste. The sliders were good but the fries were limp and cold. The pot pie was cold when it was brought out. It wasn't crowded and all of our food ca,e at once. The salad should have been served first. Not sure if we will go back again……..
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, nice location on water
    IBeMattC
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The location is really cool and right on the water. Figuring out where to park took a few minutes, as it's not obvious you can go in to the national historical park lot. We were seated immediately. Service was attentive, and we stayed for a while. We shared a calamari appetizer, and it was good. I ordered a full mac and cheese. It was fine. Not great, not bad--it was whelming. It was kind of dry until the bottom portion, which was more saturated and what I had been looking for. It's plenty of food for a meal, but don't count on leftovers. Otherwise, the two people I went with both really enjoyed their meals: one had a catfish sandwich, the other had the sliders. Drinks were reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch with Ryan
    Nikko
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Good brunch, lots of fun, great service, I had fish and chips, very tasty, for dessert, key lime pie
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as always
    KarenTVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I love their salad with champagne vinaigrette. Normally I don't like 'weeds' in a salad :-), but they grow their own and they're perfect. The fries are pretty much perfect too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Assemble at Assemble!
    foodismagic
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    What a great place for fun, a romantic dinner or to hangout out in the Marina Bay hood! Service was great, the food extraordinary, the ambience perfect. You won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the effort!
    Bob0117VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It was a hard place to find but once we did, we loved it. Cool old- warehouse feel, original windows, lots of light. All the food was great but both the chicken pot pie and the coconut cake went above and beyond! Phenomenal!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love this place!
    CaraVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The restaurant is a hidden gem! Love the setting and atmosphere. The food is delicious and they heave everything ready to go when you have a reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eh
    HerculesjeffVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Tried it. Not a fave. Even at bar service is abismal. Chef has great potential and food wasn't horrible. Tons of southern influence and tastes. Frito pie is awesome.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • off the main track-worth the effort
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    far more than a place to eat. the salad type stuff is way better than average but the location is gorgeous--right in the bay surrounded by a very interesting historic site. parking is a snap. there are wonderful places to walk and/or meet before and after. underdeveloped and intriguing. a great place for a nice lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch date
    Mike
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The place is charming and worth a visit. Music too loud, but very wait staff accommodating when we asked for them to turn it down. Visit Rosie the Riveter museum while you're there. It is next door and inspiring.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific on all fronts
    BluRaven
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We shared four appetizers and each had dessert. Mussels were spectacular. Jalapeño white sauce best I've had. Corn and ham chowder beyond good. I've also had the chicken pot pie previously for lunch: another outstanding dish. Assemble is one of the better restaurants in the west Bay Area. We loved the atmosphere of WWII decor and adjoining Rosie the Riviter museum. Worth spending time at the museum flowed by dinner or lunch at Assemble and topped off with a walk around the Marina. Assemble is a jewel well hidden in Richmond!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting place
    Luvtodine
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Located in Ford factory all refurbished with factory motif. Informal and on the water, Massive kitchen for big events next door at Crainway Pavillion. Next door is the Rosie the Riveter Museum which is worth a visit Good food. good to fair service, priced well, easy parking. All make for a unique experience
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • aldoVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Menu changes but never disappoints. Service is always friendly and professional. Great bar and bartender. Very dependable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place to Go
    Discerningdiner
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Assemble is one of those little out of the way places you congratulate yourself for finding. It's been under new management this year, and the food is much better than the last iteration of the place, with more attention to the kind of details that make your experience pleasurable. Bike there on the Bay trail, or take a stroll along the path after your meal and enjoy the lovely views.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy 3rd of July
    GWIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We ate at Assemble before the concert and fireworks at the Craneway Pavilion on the third of July. It was a cold and windy night. We were seated as soon as the restaurant opened at 5 o'clock. Our server was prompt and took our order from the special holiday menu they had created just for the 3rd. We enjoyed the meal. There were several tables outside the restaurant to help with the overflow crowd for the occasion. I am glad we were seated inside for our meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the trip!
    3folkseatingout
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Eaten here several times in the past years and the food and ambiance remain consistently pleasant. Generous helpings of well prepared and tastie food served in a welcoming manner! We will return!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot
    seekingnewmexicancuisine
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Our dinner was quite good. Steaks prepared perfectly. The Broccoli with olive oil and lemon was a perfect side to share. Desserts here are very good. Key Lime pie was outstanding. Mocha Layer cake was very good. The relaxed atmosphere and an attentive and friendly staff made our evening special. Location is really cool and it is so nice to have a great place on the bay that is so close to Richmond/El Cerrito!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sparkling waterfront treasure
    Sally
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Fantastic calamari, beautiful green goddess wedge salad (I mopped the plate). Mussels---yes! Plenty of free parking and then walk out to see the view of the water, visit Rosie the Riveter Museum....a great outing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Energetic?
    Wheezer845
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The noise level was much too high but the food...Cobb Salad, Key Lime Pie....was very good. The lettuce in the salad was really interesting. Assemble is in a lovely place and has parking (!!!) The waitress was very nice. We enjoyed ourselves but had to lipread. I am not sure how you can control the noise in an old warehouse. And the pipes and the like were part of the charm.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1Pleaseddiner
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Great setting and creative menu. The mushroom pot pie was sensational and the staff was excellent. And what a setting!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Weekday Lunch
    soso
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I took my mother to lunch before we went to see the "Rosie the Riveter" exhibit a few yards away. My mother had the sliders and I had the chicken pot pie. We both enjoyed our selections and cleaned our plates. It is great choice for lunch if you are going to see the exhibit.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun mini get-away
    katiluna
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Assemble occupies part of a gorgeous brick building built in 1931 for the Ford Assembly Plant. It overlooks the Bay along with its neighbors, the fabulous Craneway Pavilion, a variety of interesting companies, and a wonderful Rosie-the-Riveter Museum. I have taken friends/family there several time for brunch (Chilaquiles - yum), lunch (Cobb salad to share - it's rich with bacon and avocado and enormous), cocktails and snacks (nice and spicy Bloody Mary's come with celery, white onion, olive and lime)! The wait staff are supurb and I love supporting the re-purposing of this unique historical spot. On a sunny day, sit outside - bring a jacket for the off-Bay breeze.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden gem for brunch!
    ClaireA
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We found this hidden gem next to Rosie the Riveter Visitor's Center. Assemble goes with that theme, with food delights that harken back to the 1940's-60's. The chef is putting a new spin on American classics, with the dishes nearly jumping right up & asking for well-deserved applause. They use the freshest ingredients, many from their own Victory Garden. Staff are friendly, courteous, & efficient. The beignets with raspberry sauce are to die for, & rival those of Dumonds in New Orleans. The sliders are delicious, with a side salad adding just the right touch. My husband recommends the Triple Club, Tri-Tip Sandwich or the Eggs Hussarde. Their Bartender really knows how to mix a fabulous cocktail, so don't be shy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Food was only ok and pricey. Nothing had much flavor. Aioli had no garlic flavor. Lemon drops were very tart and glasses not full. Waiter forgot one of the items we ordered. Charged us to cut the cake we brought. I tried to cut it myself but they wouldn't allow it. Have to say I won't rush back.
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  • Second Visit...Great!
    AussieDiner
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Loved our first visit to Assemble, and were definitely not disappointed. The boiled peanut appetizer was a hit this time, too, as was the trout. Beautiful, interesting, scenic setting, with a wonderful sense of history.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Food was nothing to be excited about and could have been better. We came for dinner but maybe should have done brunch. It was nice that the restaurant was right next to the water and the restaurant itself had an open feel to it. Noticed several groups were dining here so good place for good outing. Our waiter was really nice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Place to Dine
    Discerningdiner
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Can get really crowded with tour groups from Rosie the Riveter Museum next door. Be sure to have a reservation!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a great location
    Uninspired
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I've always been a big fan of Assemble. The food is rich but very good. This time, I was disappointed. I had the Cuban sandwich; and expected great things. It was disappointing. It had a couple of thin slices of ham, a few thin pickle slices, some melted cheese and a little mustard on a white bun. Huh?? I could've done better at home. The beignets with the homemade jam are amazing. But don't get the Cuban sandwich, it's not the Cuban version.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cute place
    HillsboroMomVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Mainly a a sandwiches place. Many of the items have a historic note about the origins of the item, as it's in an old factory. No problem getting in on a Saturday night. No specific kids menu, but many items are kid friendly (Mac & cheese, frito pie). Desserts were great: chocolate mocha cake and banana cream pie. Ample parking but a little hard to find once you park.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 72 reviews are from the Assemble reviews archive.
  • Ruhetag
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We love this place. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is vibrant. Last time we brought friends from out of town and they can't wait to get back. The location is surprisingly convenient. All you have to do is get here the first time. Our other favorite restaurant is the Chez Panisse Cafe.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Find
    jnich99
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Great restaurant to eat at after a nice walk along the Richmond Bay Trail. We enjoyed a nice brunch on a Saturday afternoon. Menu had a good variety of breakfast/lunch items. Our waiter was very attentive. Nice ambiance. Will return again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the drive to richmond
    Diane
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Give assemble a try. We like it and have had mostly outstanding food, service. This last time was as good as the others, we assume they were swamped with Mother's Day crowd.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite place
    SPMunro
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I LOVE Assemble! It's really conveniently located close to us so we have gone for brunch. The food here is amazing. They have a victory garden and most dishes have herbs or vegetables from the garden. They also have a fabulous selection of top shelf liquors, which really makes me happy on date night. Great friendly staff, a great vintage atmosphere, and great views!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time here...
    TheHeaddog
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Although we had eaten here before when it under different management this was our first visit to Assemble. I love it's industrial setting on the bay it's really quite unique. Our host upon arrival greeted us as if we were expected guests, warm and friendly. I could see that our server was very busy but it didn't show in his attention towards us as he offered recommendations for dinner. The food although not much distinguish in taste was really quite good. The strawberry milkshake with shortbread cookies for dessert was over the top delicious.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a Trip
    RedClayKid
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Food is pretty good, service is enthusiastic but not very skilled, the space is great and the scenery is killer. Worth a trip and a repeat visit to show friends from out of town, or a field trip to see the sunset.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall