Aug 6, 2014
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Richmond’s Assemble was named as one of the Bay Area’s best al fresco dining spots by the Bay Area News Group (BANG) Tuesday.

Hardly a surprise. Aside from serving amazing dishes, Assemble is located in Richmond’s old Ford Motor assembly plant at 1414 S. Harbour Way, which boasts “the most jaw dropping views around, from San Francisco’s iconic skyline to UC Berkeley’s Campanile,” according to BANG.

The newspaper added, “The al fresco terrace includes not just patio tables, but comfy lounge chairs from which to ponder the Bay with a craft brew or Aviation cocktail ($10) in hand. Stretch your legs afterward with a stroll along the waterfront.”

Assemble opened last year and features Maggie Pond and Richard Mazzera, who used to work for Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse.

Other Bay Area restaurants making the best al fresco dining list:

El Techo de Lolinda, San Francisco

Menlo Grill, Menlo Park

Dirty Habit, San Francisco

Scott’s Seafood, San Jose

Sideboard, Danville

Sauced, Livermore

Ciano’s, Campbell

Comal, Berkeley

Madera, Menlo Park

The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards, Livermore


About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.