If you are in the mood for something unique and delicious with high quality ingredients for lunch or dinner, give Assembly a try. It is located on Pacific Avenue, just between Hoffman’s and Kianti’s. Assembly is fairly new to Santa Cruz; opened recently by the owners of Penny’s Ice creamery (where they get most of their dairy products, so save room for dessert.) With a knowledgeable, friendly wait staff who appear to be passionate about the culinary arts, Assembly will provide you with a high class meal for a fair price and surround you with a laid back and comfortable atmosphere. So comfortable, in fact, that you may find yourself making friends with a complete stranger over dinner, as their seating arrangement is composed of long, beautiful dark wood banquet style tables. If you are new in town or visiting don’t be shy to strike a conversation, this community is proudly composed of generally happy and friendly people. It’s a little like Thanksgiving dinner, and the person preparing the food happens to be a five star chef cooking to order. For people who would rather have a moment to themselves, there are a few smaller tables reserved just for you as well as a bar area.
If you are on vacation in Santa Cruz, don’t leave without stopping here. If you’re a local do yourself a favor and take the night off with some friends or a significant other to experience some quality dining while putting your money back into our lovely community. This little slice of Santa Cruz is a great representation of the personality of this County right down to the taste of their wonderful dishes made up of local ingredients.
Address: 1108 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060