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Chop Bar, Oakland, CA
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Chop Bar

4.4
4.4
426 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We are a Local restaurant serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week with Brunch on Saturday and Sunday . We feature Burgers, Poutine, Bloody Marys and great cocktails. We are located in Oaklands Jack London District. We are a Local Oakland Neighborhood Favorite.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Cocktail Bar, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 834-2467

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Lev Delany

  • Catering

    We specialize in roasting pigs for any occasion

  • Private party contact

    Joshua : (510) 834-2467

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Cross street

    190 4TH STREET

  • Parking details

    Street Parking is in abundance

  • Public transit

    The Free B or 4 blocks fro Lake Merritt Bart station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 426 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Bay

    Great for Brunch

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  1. JM

    JerryM

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Food staff ambience. Wild halibut delicious- amazing cocktails 🍸 We will definitely be back . We had dinner then headed over to Yoshis for a music 🎶 event.
  2. L

    Lindsay

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was great but we waited an incredibly long time for our food.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    They need to up their game. The brunch was bad
  4. R

    Robin

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Great food but not really brunch, more if a lunch place. Very few breakfast items on the menu (the online menu is out of date,)
  5. TB

    TomB510

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The martinis were great, the food was only average - and seems to have been under warming lights for too long before it got to us. It was a bit pricey for the quality of food.
  6. AB

    AaronB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The staff was great, the ambience was very nice, and almost all of the food was interesting and tasty.
  7. k

    karisha

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service at the chop bay. It’s my 2nd time eating there and both times I have been pleased from the excellent customer service to my food.
  8. MK

    MisterK

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    I have no delusions that it's easy to keep a restaurant running consistently at top quality right now, so I'm pretty forgiving about the little things. However, my experience at Chop Bar was just objectively not good. Service was friendly though not super attentive. For example, no water refill/replacement, dishes from the appetizers were not proactively cleared away even when stacked on the table. These things are easily forgiven. Kitchen really struggled to get their pace. It took more than 45 minutes for our 3 meals to come, and two of the three had to be sent back. Fried chicken was hot but the vegetables underneath were room temperature and had clearly been plated much earlier. I feared it would take forever so I specifically asked if they could just go microwave the vegetables, but they remade the dish and it took another 30 minutes. No removal of anything from the check, or offer of a cocktail, or even an apology. There are other places in Oakland to invest time/money.
  9. I

    Inga

    Washington DC

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVE Chop Bar so much. The biggest problem is, we are so in love with their burger that we never try anything else. We dream about the burger. Their beef is delivered daily from 100% natural Cream Co. we found out yesterday. They also serve the burger with bacon, avocado, phenomenal tomato, and aioli on an Acme bun. I should also mention the amazing staff. Alfredo in particular always makes us feel like we are part of the Chop Bar family. Oh and ps the wines are really delicious, as are the cocktails. Go soon!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The steak I order was presented well but not good. The steak was very dry and instead of offering a replacement, I could hear staff arguing that it was properly cooked and two different staff people kindly stopped by my table to tell me why my assessment of the dish was wrong. I was excited to try the restaurant but have never had such a poor experience. The brought me back the steak I sent back to the kitchen. I ended up leaving and grabbing dinner from Sweetgreen. The service there was exceptional:)
  11. SL

    StuartL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love Chop Bar and have been going there for many years for brunch, lunch and dinner (they used to be across the street). We sit outside with the dog so not much ambience and sometimes car alarms to distract. Portions are large so good to split some items. Cocktails always impress.
  12. AT

    AngelT

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Screaming baby was soooo loud. Not restaurant’s fault, but my ears actually hurt. Food came too fast. Let me have time to eat my appetizer. Good food!
  13. LG

    LeaG

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a great meal as we shared the yummy oxtail dish and delicious rigatoni dish with a wine from a local winery, Urban Legend and a Cab from Napa. The staff was very helpful in providing us extra glasses and plates. East Bay Wine Tours
  14. CL

    ClareL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great brunch, very large portions that even my husband couldn't finish. I recommend the chilaquiles. Easy street parking, ability to sit inside or outside. Highly recommend
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service and great ambiance
  16. S

    Spencer

    San Francisco

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    While we are kind of over the reclaimed lumber look of so many bars, it was easy to look past that once we were served. An excellent martini, followed by one of the best salads I've had in a long time. I know -- it's just salad, but this one was full of great flavor: heirloom tomatoes (real ones), the most succulent and savory chicken ever, and baby potatoes. It could easily be a meal. We then had their hamburger, and while it looks small, it is packed with flavor and the blue cheese really made it. I did ask for medium rare and it came out well done. Truth is, nobody on this continent knows how to do medium rare, alas. For dessert, the bread pudding, also excellent. Chop Bar was a welcome surprise and we will be back.
  17. JM

    JacquelineM

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place to meet after getting off the airplane
  18. MB

    MonkeeB

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Absolutely the best meal I’ve had in awhile. I had the chicken and my friend had the steak. The service was choppy and we had to flag folks down but they were quick to respond. One thing they could do is close the doors to keep the flies out
  19. l

    luv2eat

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for lunch. The food was very good and service was execellent
  20. BJ

    BridgetJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We are big fans of Chop Bar! It’s equally good for brunch/lunch or dinner. Do yourself a favor and get the burger and the meatloaf (yes, really). They have a pretty good wine list and their cocktails are good. I went yesterday with friends and it was the first time we all used the ordering by phone system. It was a little confusing at first (we somehow ordered our food twice but an employee caught our mistake) but when it came time to pay it was incredibly easy to split the bill/pay just for what you ordered. It’s in a fantastic walking neighborhood with a ton of other cool spots to hop around to. Great spot to start a Sunday funday!
  21. DW

    DanielW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The overall experience was what I expected and was very good or a group gathering. The brisket sandwich was okay, but I wished I had ordered something else. Service and variety on the menu was excellent.
  22. G

    Grace

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dining experience with a dear friend. The food was delicious and attractively presented. We particularly enjoyed the wonderfully creative beef brisket sandwich and the sensational avocado toast. The servers were attentive and helpful. Both of us agreed that we cannot wait to go back. Highly recommended!
  23. j

    jgupta

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chop Bar is consistently great.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Fast, attentive and personable. Food was very good and the ambiance was very welcoming
  25. C

    Chipper

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service. Definitely coming back
  26. GL

    GordaL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    This place has gone down hill. The food was expensive and uninspired. They got our order wrong. The people were nice enough, but we won’t return
  27. LB

    LaurieB

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great time to have lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Perfect corner booth for six. Yummy food. The only suggestion would be the server/table runner take empty plates and bottles from the table as needed.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Pasta was so mediocre compared to last time we went… overpriced and left unsatisfied.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Always delicious. Generous portions. Great Oakland favorite
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Food at brunch (chilaquiles, melon salad and chiccarones all tasted like it was made earlier in the day or the day before. They really seem to have lost some of their sparkle from a few years ago.
  31. BV

    BenV

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Bad food. Poor service. Nice people but disorganized and our multiple servers forgot about us and took one of our orders at a time (3 people in our party). The only good thing was the bloody mary
  32. KM

    KateM

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a birthday last night. The food was as great as it always is. Our server was super helpful, accommodating, and read the table really well. I don't remember her name, but we really liked her. We asked for and got a table outside. The weather was perfect for us. If you sit outside, notice the many dogs with their owners walking the street. Very fun.
  33. JS

    JoieS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I had not been to Chop Bar in the current location. We ate outside, so my rating on the noise is based on going inside to the restroom. It was very noisy. We came with out-of-town guests, who'd we taken previously to the old location and had had a wonderful meal. My husband and I ordered steak and it was so tough and sinewy that I had a hard time cutting it, let alone chewing it. I should have sent it back. I substituted French fries for the potatoes that came with the dish and they were not even warm, let alone hot. The appetizer we ordered took a very long time to arrive, and when it did our entrees came immediately after. I also thought the wine I chose was boring. So disappointing.
  34. k

    kate21

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We live around the corner from Chop Bar. Before it moved, it was across the street. No matter where it lands, it's always a fantastic place to patronize.Pretty much everything is great,with the exception of the muscles in Yucatan broth. Those muscles are outstanding. Please,please always have them on the menu. Continued success ro all.
  35. JM

    JerryM

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect lunch post warriors parade ! Took the ferry to oakland and walked to 4th ! Easy to find . Food delicious! Cocktails amazing. The staff super friendly. Eat inside or outside.. we will be back !
  36. JM

    JosephM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Family get-together.
  37. SQ

    SusieQuezee

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific, as always. This was my first brunch at Chopped. It won't be my last! Thank you for your creativity and excellence.
  38. DP

    DanielP563

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful brunch. Terrific staff. Fun atmosphere....
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy!!! The service was great. Very nice menu selection options.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and service

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Chop Bar using the Order Online button. Chop Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 834-2467.

Chop Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 426 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Chop Bar

190 4th St, Oakland, CA 94607

Additional information

  • Cross street

    190 4TH STREET

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Cocktail Bar, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking is in abundance

  • Public transit

    The Free B or 4 blocks fro Lake Merritt Bart station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Lev Delany

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (510) 834-2467

  • Catering

    We specialize in roasting pigs for any occasion

  • Private party contact

    Joshua : (510) 834-2467

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