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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Imagine my surprise when Chop Bar could not take my Open Table dining certificate. They were very gracious about it; that,though, does not excuse Open Table.
all the food was excellent and the service was warm and friendly... an easy go-to anytime...
Went here for the first time with a friend. The pork belly tacos were delicious. They also make really good cocktails! I wil definitely come back here again!
Good to very good. Chop Bar is excellent for groups, although it's a bit difficult to hear due to the surrounding bouncing noise. Food is pretty good. In particular, the seafood linguine and the meat-loaf were excellent. I would recommend to get the cheese platter for starter and to save room for dessert. Our server was good but seemed to have too many tables to take care at once. All in all, would definitely come back. Oh yes... and I have been here for brunch before... excellent!
Two of us went for lunch on a Thursday. There were people there but it wasn’t full. Fish tacos were good but could have used more fish. The hostess seemed kind of down but service was fine. Overall, nothing to rave about but a solid experience.
We heard good things about this place and it did not disappoint. Well, it did a little because we were hoping they would make us some of their poutine fries, but alas we were there for brunch and they couldn't do it. Otherwise, it is a comfortable, neighborhood gem with excellent food - familiar dishes often with just a little twist to make them interesting. If I lived closer, I would be there all the time and clearly many locals are as it was hopping at 2:00 on a Sunday afternoon.
Accommodated our large party, delicious food and drinks, pleasant staff. Good with refilling coffee and water.
Loved Chop Bar. Food was great and service outstanding. Parking easy. Great Oakland find.
Delicious quinoa dish. It’s gotten a bit pricey. Overall very good.
The food was amazing and presented beautifully. It was the ideal combination of a wonderful meal in a relaxed vibrant atmosphere.
Such a great experience. Chef Chris is THE man
The food was delicious and service was fast. Already thinking about when I can go back!
The service was great and the food was delicious. I felt that the chorizo lacked flavor in my chilaquiles. Everything else was phenomenal.
Went for brunch. We waited 30 minutes before our waiter came to take our order. Food took another 25 minutes to arrive. Very disappointing
Finally visited the "new" Chop Bar with my wife during the NFC Championship. We took advantage of the last day of Oakland Restaurant Week and ordered all the items on the three (3) course prix fixe menu.
Started our meal with the 2016, Urban Legend, Barbera, Sierra Foothills
First Courses: The Arugula Salad candied walnuts, Point Reyes blue cheese, pears was exceptionally fresh and the flavors popped. The Butternut Squash Soup was perfect and possessed a smoothness to complement a cold evening.
Second Courses: The Meatloaf garlic mashed potatoes with sauteed baby carrots was sublime...comfort food at its best. The roast beef and polenta with roasted brussel sprouts was cooked to perfection and pairs so nicely with the wine. Both entrees were spot-on and delicious.
Dessert: The Banana Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with whipped cream and the Pear/apple fruit crisp with vanilla ice cream...all a matter of personal taste, but both ended the meal with just a hint of sweetness along with a piping hot cup of coffee.
Combined with the unrushed, yet attentive service...a perfect meal enjoyed while the throngs of humanity were watching the big game. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Came here during restaurant week, but would come back any time. Delicious steaks and chops. Interesting sides and cocktail menu. Lively atmosphere that brings the party!
We don’t like the new location. Doesn’t have warm vibe on original. Way too noisy. Couldn’t even talk to my husband. I sat on back bench and I had to look at crazy bright lights over front door all night. Not a good experience. The fix price meal for Restaurant Week is good deal and the meatloaf never disappoints!
The food was bland. The bread pudding was dry. I was disappointed. The lighting in the bathroom is good for pictures though.
The food is good and the service is great. If I were often in Jack London Sq., I would make this a regular stop over. We left a big tip because we had a really good waitress. Will return when convenient.
Food was good...
BUT,Portions were meager for price
We arrived at 5:45 when Chop Bar was only half full. Even then, the service was snail-like. When the guacamole and smoked pepitas arrived, they were almost too spicy too eat. The salads actually were excellent, but we had been at the restaurant almost an hour by the time they arrived, and the noise level had become almost unbearable. Our main courses were good but not great. The cioppino was the only standout. We ordered apple crisp for dessert, and we had to search for the crisp. We had been at the restaurant for nearly two hours. All in all, we did not think Chop Bar lived up to its reputation. We would go again if friends insisted, but otherwise, we would not return.
Visited a few times last year at old location starting with Oakland Restaurant Week. Old location was often crowded and very noisy but great foodg....first time at new location (again Restaurant Week specials). LOVE THE NEW LOCATION! Lots of room and not really all that noisy anymore. My wife and I were able to have a pleasant conversation. Oh, the food...loved the veggie pasta and the meatloaf. Very tasty arugula salad and squash soup too. My wife had the house special wine (bottomless Barbera) and I had a cocktail...both very good. We also enjoyed the banana chocolate chip bread pudding and the fruit crisp deserts that came with the price fix menu. Great service. Will definitely be back to this new location.
My sister had a lot of complaints with the service and her food that brought down the experience. My cheeseburger was moderate.
Chop bar was super busy and even tho we had a reservation we landed up waiting 20 more minutes for our table. The food is good but not great.
The food and service were just amazing! The muscles were some of the best I’ve ever had! Will definitely be returning
Maybe staff didn’t show up for their shift? Service was a non-existent mess.
I used to love Chop Bar but my most recent visit was disappointing. Service was very slow, took over ten minutes before anyone acknowledged us. My food took over twenty minutes to come. Portions were also pretty small. It seems like Chop Bar has gone downhill since moving to their new location. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll be back.
Oyster Rockefeller were great and the Lamb Chops were fantastic. Everything else was standard. We were there for NYE and did really appreciate that they allowed us to split the pris fix menu. Overall its a casual dinning spot that held up well as a last minute NYE dinner choice.
Arrived a few minutes early and were promptly seated, even though two of our party had not yet arrived. Which was nice.
Waitress took our drink order.
When the rest of our party arrived our waitress returned, took their drink order and our appetizer order. When the other drinks arrived she took our dinner order. At this time we asked for wine glasses and opening of the wine our friends brought.
Helper checked on our water and cleared items regularly and was very nice. Dinner arrived, delivered by helpers. Waitress stopped by and we asked for glasses and opening of wine again.
Despite seeing her polishing stemware. Glasses never came and wine was never opened.
As table was being cleared we asked for desert menu. Waitress brought menu and then acknowledged that she had forgotten about wine/wine glasses. Asked if we wanted to open for desert.
Never saw waitress after that. Had to get helper to get bill and after a while had to flag down host to pay bill.
Sad, because the food and drinks were great. Work on the service and we would come back. Until then, not inclined to return.
Saw two other tables that had been there for some time. They had only received their drinks and were not looking happy at all.
We had so much time waiting that I was going g to write my review at the table, but, OpenTable doesn’t allow you to write a review while dining.
Ended up going two blocks away to Nido for desert and after dinner cocktails. Service their was great. Food and drinks were as well.
They accommodated our big group of 15 (even though it kept changing) ahead of time and were so gracious when serving the table when we were there. The food was delicious and the service was even better! Cute neighborhood spot.
Seated quickly. Staff very nice. My friend came in, sat down and they dropped my drink but didn’t ask him for his order for 10 minutes. Once his drink was ordered, it took about 15 to receive it. Same with food order. Took about 30 minutes for an egg sandwich and burger. Still good food and nice people. Just disjointed serve staff that needs to work out the Kinks.
Went to Chop Bar for brunch after my daughter’s graduation. Everyone enjoyed their meal and service was friendly and prompted. For a party of eight the overall price which included cocktails was good. I would definitely go back if I’m ever in that part of town again.
My daughter & granddaughter we’re happy that I brought them to Chop Bar. I’ve known this place since day one cause I live 3 blocks away.
Cool place with a good vibe. Food was delicious and served hot. Only small issue we had was service a little slow, but everything else made up for it. Will be back!
Amazing waiter handled our big group with kids!
Made reservations (for like 11:30p, but, still...there was a reservation). Arrived a few min early. Seated in a mostly-empty dining room. Got ignored for >15 minutes while the host/waiter person socialized with other tables while dodging our pleading eye contact. So we left and got decent service elsewhere (Mua is also open late...and was still packed. Probably because their service is good!)
Thank you fro hosting our team lunch. The space was perfect for what we needed. Food and service were great!
Always a great spot in the neighborhood.
Really great food and cocktails. The mussels were outstanding. The noise level, though, was such that we had to shout at each other to be heard.
Chop Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 834-2467.
Chop Bar is rated 4.1 stars by 81 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.