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Local Love – Chop Bar

An Oakland favorite, Chop Bar, has moved to a larger space to better accommodate their needs to grow as a restaurant, while creating an excellent dining experience for their customers.  But don’t worry, they are still located in Jack London Square.  The move was the subject of a recent Eater article:

Chop Bar, a decade-old Oakland gathering spot, has moved from 247 4th Street in Jack London Square to a new, larger space a half a block away at 190 4th street. “The space will give a chance to grow as a restaurant,” says owner Chris Pastena, “giving us a large kitchen space to expand our menu and a private dining room to have some great events.”

Chop Bar offers a variety of menus including Dinner, In-Between, Lunch, Weekday Breakfast and Weekend Brunch.  They also offer order delivery as well as catering.  If you head over for a casual weekend brunch, you can’t go wrong with any of the following menu items:

Eggs Benedict (pictured below), poached eggs with ham, hollandaise, Arizmendi English muffin

Chilaquiles, crispy tortilla chips pan-cooked with a choice of house made salsa verde or vegi mojo, queso fresco, scrambled eggs

Pork Belly, with pork belly, potatoes, onions & two poached eggs

Many have asked “Why the name Chop Bar”?  The co-owners of the establishment explained on their website:

A chop bar, in West African parlance, is a roadside bar/restaurant that also serves as a gathering place for the community. One can go there for a meal, coffee in the morning or drinks at night. It is a place where neighbors can meet, share information and ideas, and connect with each other.

When we were considering opening this restaurant, we felt that a chop bar was exactly what this neighborhood needed!

Yelper love what Chop Bar is serving up:

I love this place for brunch. Brought the kiddos in and they were super friendly about it. Great food and good people. – Allan N.

Loved this place good food and service would come back! Great friendly staff and attentive waiter. – Natalie G.

Good food and good place to come for lunch. With the updated area there is a lot more room and it look great Inside. They also have great drinks. – Carlos A.


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