The Assembly has a very "publike" atmosphere. There is a full bar with seating around it. When the kitchen closes, they use the grill at the bar to serve late night sandwiches. The restaurant feels very crowded as I feel there are too many tables in what little space they have. It can make you feel claustrophobic on a crowded Friday or Saturday night. The food and service have always been very good and is worth that claustophobic feeling.