• Chop Bar is a neighborhood favorite near Oakland's Jack London Square, serving breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch and dinner. Using the finest ingredients found in the Bay Area, we make affordable and nourishing food designed to be enjoyed by everyone.
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  • We feature a brand new wine-on-tap system that produces less waste and reduces our overhead, meaning you can enjoy a better glass of wine at a lower price. The bar serves up unique custom cocktails using seasonal ingredients and fresh juices. We have an extensive beer selection featuring local drafts and a great bottle selection too! Our eco-friendly atmosphere was created using reclaimed, recycled and reused materials, featuring local art as decor, and is a welcoming environment for a quick bite, drink, or a leisurely dinner.

    Come join us!

Pig Roast and Big Ken’s Birthday Bash!

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Chop Bar closed for Spring cleaning, Apr. 28th! Open Apr. 29th!

Its that time of the year again, Spring Cleaning. Chop Bar will be closed to the public Monday, April 28th. We will reopen Tuesday April 29th at our usual time. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks for understanding!

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Cinco De Mayo Takeover: May 2nd – 5th!!!

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Oakland Restaurant Week 2014, Jan. 17-26!!!

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Brotzeit ( And Summer) Almost Here!

Hi, Folks, the long awaited beer garden finally has a solid opening date! We will be fully open to the public on Thursday June 13th with a special grand opening on Saturday. We’re trying not to drink all the Alt Schule Altbier by Linden St. before we open, but it’s an uphill battle. This has quickly become one of my favorite brews of all time. It somehow manages to be malty and hoppy, full bodied and refreshing, quaffable and satisfying, all at the same time. Nobody else is going to have it, so come see us on the 13th for this instant classic from Linden St.

At Chop Bar, we are starting to get into the full swing of summer. Elote Loco will soon be back, and in a couple of weeks, Izzi’s amazing cherry pies will be replaced by peach. Come try our new ice creams as well, they are stellar. Also, our herb garden at the Kaiser center rooftop is blowing up, so look for lots of fresh nepitelle, lemon thyme, oregano, chervil, chocolate mint, epazote, etc., in the salads and scattered whole on the hot dishes.

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New Restaurants, Spring Menu

I went to the opening of the Tribune Tavern on Monday night and it was spectacular. The room is amazing- big booths with big tables that hold lots of food and wine, lots of nice details, stained glass, big wooden bar rails, etc. Huw Thornton’s food killed – ox tongue, rabbit rillette, and one of the best short ribs I’ve ever had. Check it out.

Lungomare is going strong after a month in operation. Now that the spring weather is here, enjoy Craig DiFonso’s impeccable seafood out on the terrace.

Speaking of terraces, Brotzeit Biergarten is projected to open may 18th. We’ll be serving up local(including a cusom Bavarian lager from Linden St.) and hard to find German beers, housemade sausages and grass fed burgers  right on the bay, about one mile south of Jack London Square.

Oh yeah, let’s not forget Chop Bar, we’re still pretty good too. Our spring menu is in full swing, so come by for Fava Risotto with Pea Shoot Puree and Oyster Mushrooms,or maybe some Roasted Asparagus with Housemade Coppa.

Next post I’ll have details of our veg Week prix fixe.

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Even Better Tap Wine, Spring Is Coming

Hey, folks, it seems like its been an unusually long winter, but spring produce is finally trickling in. We’ve got Delta asparagus with our house cured coppa, Parmesan, and lemon vinaigrette. It’s in our new farro salad, too.

The folks at Urban Legend have informed us that adding 25% co2 to our nitrogen mix will keep our keg wine fresher. It seems the straight nitrogen can draw the natural co2 out of the wine, which makes it taste flat. Let us know if you notice a difference,

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Oakland Restaurant Week Jan 18 – 27, 2013

Celebrate Oakland Restaurant Week with Chop Bar!

Prix Fixe $30

 Three Course Dinner

including one glass of tap wine 

Wines:

 Zinfandel, Rockwall, Ca ‘10

or

Riesling, Pinot Gris, “Cathedral” North Coast ’10
 

First Course:

 Arugula Salad with candied almonds, Point Reyes blue cheese & seasonal fruit

or

Butternut Squash Soup

 Second Course:

 Pork Confit Red Flint polenta, kale & pork jus

or

 Yucatan Chicken roasted vegi mojo, pickled onions and chiles

or

Paccheri lamb Bolognese

or

                                          cauliflower, mushrooms, butternut squash

Dessert:

  Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with whipped cream  

or

 Apple Crisp with maple molasses ice cream

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Prime Rib Tonight, Restaurant Week Starts On Friday

Come on down tonight for Herb Crusted Marin Sun Prime Rib with Horseradish Sauce and Jus, choice of two sides. Only $25!! Get it while it lasts.

This Friday, we commence the food free for all known as Oakland Restaurant Week! It runs from Friday the 18th until Sunday the 27th. Here’s our menu:

Butternut Squash Soup

or

Arugula Salad with Point Reyes Blue Cheese, Pears, and Candied Almonds

Pork Confit with Polenta and Black Kale

or

Paccheri with choice of Lamb Ragu or Seasonal vegetables

or

Yucatan Roast Chicken

Chocolate Bread Pudding

or

Apple Crisp with Maple Molasses Ice Cream

All this plus a glass of wine for $30! Sheesh! My advice; come early.

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Steak Weekend!

This weekend, I took the plunge and scored a big fat dry aged Marin Sun rib eye. We’ll be serving it up steakhouse style, with Pacific Sun olive oil, red wine reduction and choice of two sides. You can get a 1.75 lb. bone- in steak for two for a mere $55, or a couple of smaller cuts for one. Quantities are limited, but if it works out, we may do it every weekend. This meat is spectacular- tender, bright red, marbly. Get ‘em while they last.

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