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About this business

  • Cuisine
    American, Cafe, Californian, Burgers, European
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Website
    oaklandchopbar.com
  • Price
    $$$$$
  • Hours
    Sun 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Mon-Wed 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Thu Closed
    Fri 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Sat 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    American, Cafe, Californian, Burgers, European
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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From Our Editors

Chop Bar: A User's Guide

Local Ingredients | Seasonal, Gourmet Menu | Local Wine on Tap | Stylish Design with Reclaimed Materials | Custom Cocktails

Sample Menu:

  • Weekday breakfast: housemade gravlax on a bagel with red onion, capers, and cream cheese
  • Weekend brunch: chorizo scramble
  • Lunch: grilled-pork bánh mì
  • Snack: house-pickled vegetables, or Rocky Point oysters
  • Dinner: charcuterie platter, followed by oxtail poutine or butternut-squash risotto with kale
  • Cocktail: Ginger Greyhound with Rain organic vodka, grapefruit juice, and a float of ginger beer

Vocab Lesson: Sit and stay a while—"chop bar" is not another term for a steak house, but rather, a West African slang term for the type of roadside eatery that doubles as a neighborhood hangout.

When to Visit: In the summer or fall for the annual pig roast.

What's Local?

  • The ingredients: From seafood to bread to coffee to wine, everything comes from nearby. At Chop Bar, if it's not housemade, it's from a local farm, creamery, bakery, or roaster.
  • The artwork: Every piece on the wall is an original, and it comes from the hands of an artist in the community.
  • The impact: When you purchase an organic cotton Chop Bar T-shirt, all proceeds go to support Oakland schools.

Press Box

  • One Check, Please! Bay Area reviewer was initially drawn in by the extensive, local wine list, and raved, "If I lived in a loft around the corner I would probably be at Chop Bar night and day." Another praised the atmosphere and said, "The cocktails are a must," while the final reviewer described the environment as "cozy" and the cuisine as "comfort food at its best."

  • SF Gate called Chop Bar "communal," "refined," and "comforting yet casual," lauding the signature burger and the oxtail poutine in particular.
  • SF Gate, in a review titled "Chop Bar is a Treat in Jack London Square," said, "The wait staff is a combination of laid back and attentive. The chatter and eclectic music layer in a warm vibe. It's inviting. It's comfortable. And it's got style … But the best part is the food is good, too."

While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Check out the state's science, history, and art at the Oakland Museum of California (1000 Oak Street), located just a 10-minute walk away.

After: Catch a new flick at Regal Jack London Stadium 9 (100 Washington Street).

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