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Assemble Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.assemblerestaurant.com
  • Phone: (510) 215-6025
  • 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 (510) 215-6025
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Can get really crowded with tour groups from Rosie the Riveter Museum next door. Be sure to have a reservation!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We ordered the soup special (cream of mushroom) and asian chicken salad. Both were exceptional. Soup was mostly mushrooms, a little cream and full of flavor. The asian chx salad was different and inspirational. Cabbages, unique greens, fresh mandarin oranges and a little horse radish made this salad better than the salad most run in the mill restaurants. The service was exceptional and the view and historical building are impressive. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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! "
    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."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "No more crab in the crab/shrimp Louie salad, still same price! Fries were completely dried out, like they were previously cooked and then reheated. German chelate cake still fantastic."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We have dined here twice now. The first time, service was great, the food was good, all in all, I would have recommended it highly. The second time, this past Sunday, service was beyond pathetic; in fact, it is difficult to remember whether I have ever had worse service at a restaurant. The food, too, was lacking. Items came to our table cold. I will say, the mushroom soup was excellent. Despite our second experience, we have decided to give Assemble another try hoping this was an anomaly. The restaurant is in a great location, particularly for bicyclists who are looking for a destination for lunch."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "This place is awesome! My Dad and older brothers had 8 pie shops. They all agree this place has the best Chicken Pot Pie filling and crust!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Food was really quite good. Two of us had the chicken pot pie, the other person had the spicy mushroom pot pie. Both were really quite good. I am usually very critical, so my "very good" is likely someone else's excellent. I would go back again and try dinner next time. Excellent for lunch - make a reservation, they book up quickly. My friends skimmed the web site, but only googled the address, so they ended up parking on the street and walking through craneway to get to restaurant. If there's anyway to make it clearer on the web site that folks should park near the museum, that would likely be helpful. Other wise LOVED IT! "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Even after being open for over one year the service is sketchy at best. Told waitperson that the last visit was a disaster and not to repeat. What did he do? Brought all items at the same time!!! I want my salad to preclude the entrees etc. Management needs to go back to the basics and retrain the staff. The NEXT time I will refuse the entrees until the appetizer and or salads are finished."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Great location -- will try again on a sunnier day!"
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "We had a group of six there, mostly people from out of town, and everyone loved it, vegetarians and carnivores. Great food. Fantastic view of the bay. Friendly attentive staff. Definitely recommend! "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Been here twice before for lunch and it was great both times, even though it was packed both times. This time went for diner and was disappointed. Although there were only a couple of other tables with customers, our waiter seemed engrossed in staring off in to space and/or talking to other employees, rather than attending to his customers. The music was way to loud and the baseball game on all three TVs seemed inappropriate. This is not a sports bar. I again had the crab/shrimp Louie which had gone up a dollar in price and had contained less crab and fewer shrimp that previously. Had to almost shout to get our waiter's attention."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The room is fabulous it's an old Ford Assembly plant. It's very interesting to look around at the equipment, and the room is "alive". The menu is also very good. Lots of "comfort" food items, like chicken pot pie, fish and chips, sliders. The food looks great, but it falls short. One of my party said the chicken pot pie was a bit boring, full of fresh vegetables, but not much chicken. I didn't think the batter on the fish and chips was very good. A few days before I had the Cobb Salad with chicken, and the chicken in the salad was not very good, but the salad was very good. The ceasar salad was very good, and the frito appetizer was surprisingly good. Hopefully, the food will improve - if it does, this will be a fabulous find!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Yes, the view is spectacular from Assemble. And yes, it is in one of the most iconic buildings in the Bay Area. But it also has a wonderfully friendly staff, who provide great service and serve really tasty food. The menu is a bit limited, admittedly, but there really are great choices anyway. We go there for drinks and appetizers, for full dinners or brunches, and just to say hello to everyone. It's a destination, right next to the Rosie the Riveter Visitor Center, which is also a must-see. Make an afternoon of it!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "A great "new" find on the Richmond marina. The staff, servers especially, were exceptionally friendly and kind. Food was very good, as were the drinks. I've been now three times and will return."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "Appetizer was a little overcooked. No blue cheese dressing available for Cobb Salad. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Unusual and historic spot for a restaurant. Go there!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "This was my second visit last week. First for lunch which was outstanding in every respect. The second was for dinner Sat nite with a reservation. Both of our orders fell thru the kitchen crack. Waited patiently until patience ran out! The manager apologized and comped our entrees which arrived just before dawn! Good food, nice ambiance, needs work on service end at night when full."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "First visit for the 4 of us prior to heading to the Rhone Ranger wine tasting next door. What a great find! We would have never known that this place was here! We all had a great meal and then walked over to Rosie the Riverter museum for a quick peek. We will be back for sure and we will recommend it as well! Way to go Richmond!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I came with 3 other ladies. As always food was wonderful. Waiter was professional and funny ... Will come again and again. Thank you"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Assemble is handsome and well located for events at the Craneway, like the quilt show, but the food is uneven and the service not as competent or friendly as I would like, and the prices are really high."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "They've been open for a few months now and they have finally gotten the entrees up to the level of the desserts (which were always outstanding). Even though they were crowded, the service was sterling. They are ready for prime time."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "What a find! A friend recommended Assemble and a group went here for a lunch after visiting the Richmond art scene :(which is a hidden gem). We liked it enough that I took another group back and made an outing of it. We went to the Rosie the Riveter Museum and met the Rosie's (only on Friday's) and then walked a few steps to the amazing Assemble for lunch. The food........... comfort types grabbed our orders this time (healthly salads last time). The pot pies were totally off the chart good! Our cobb salad was enough for three to split! When you leave totally sated, you walk out to a view that inclludes both of the bay bridges. More return visitors after another great lunch and outing."
    Dined on 3/21/2014