Chop Bar

3.9
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34 Bewertungen
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30 USD und darunter
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3.9Basierend auf kürzlich erfolgten Ratings
3.9
Essen
3.9
Service
3.7
Ambiente
3.7
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R
Sacramento
1 Bewertung
vor 4 Tagen besucht
Gesamt 1Essen 1Service 1Ambiente 2

Host 'lost' our reservation, every detail was missed: wasn't clean, food came out with major issues (bad fish, old salmon patties, cold meals, etc.), dirty bathrooms, unapologetic/aggressive server... Unfortunately just a really rare and bad eating experience in the Bay

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J
San Francisco
13 Bewertungen
vor 4 Tagen besucht
Gesamt 5Essen 4Service 4Ambiente 5

The Chop Bar recently moved to a wonderful new location in the same area of Oakland. The menus (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are extensive with nice specials in addition to the regular fare and all three of us had very good meals. The staff is both very friendly and professional and the atmosphere is excellent. We will return soon!

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S
San Francisco
29 Bewertungen
Besucht am 7. Oktober 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 4Service 5Ambiente 4

We had lunch and were able to sit outside. Made for a nice, relaxing meal. Lunch choices are pretty limited but varied enough to satisfy everyone. Pear crisp dessert was very good.

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M
San Francisco
4 Bewertungen
Besucht am 4. Oktober 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Excellent Embarcadero community location! Great owners ! Great Oakland Economic Development Partner !!!

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SK
San Francisco
2 Bewertungen
Besucht am 29. September 2019
Gesamt 1Essen 1Service 1Ambiente 2

Menu was wrong so we ordered something which came out with totally different ingredients (pork vs fish). They said they'd comp for the issue but instead only comped for the original meals which were incorrect-until we objected. Service was friendly but slow. Ordered two drinks which were on menu but also not available. If the menu is printed each day - how can it be so wrong?

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M
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 23. September 2019
Gesamt 1Essen 2Service 1Ambiente 2

Customer service was really bad. Felt like they were all over the place

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T
San Francisco
33 Bewertungen
Besucht am 17. September 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 3Service 3Ambiente 1

Awesome guacamole and margaritas! Food not so much. Huge group at a communal table and we could not hear each other 20 feet away.

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MW
San Francisco
3 Bewertungen
Besucht am 16. September 2019
Gesamt 3Essen 3Service 2Ambiente 2

I think they kept forgetting us and our order. We kept having to ask for everything and everyone else's table were eating long before we got our food. Two old ladies not drinking maybe.

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OT
San Francisco
12 Bewertungen
Besucht am 15. September 2019
Gesamt 1Essen 2Service 1Ambiente 1

Service was atrocious, and it doesn't feel like it's a one-off, just more how they are normally. Our waiter seemed more interested in his man-bun than any patrons, and it was a combination of highly condescending and highly incompetent service. Won't be returning.

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S
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 14. September 2019
Gesamt 2Essen 1Service 3Ambiente 5

I’ve been here before and enjoyed it, but this time there was a black hair in my food...(and none of the friends eating with me have black hair)

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J
San Francisco
81 Bewertungen
Besucht am 13. September 2019
Gesamt 3Essen 4Service 3Ambiente 2

A very friendly place—we had brief but pleasant chats with the occupants of our nearby tables—but very slow and uninspired service, and average food, very short on vegetables and salads, in particular. The pickled veggie appetizer was bland with grey, over cooked green beans and hard as rocks carrots—nothing else. Mussels ok and pork ribs seemed good. Bar made a smashingly good old-fashioned!

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DM
San Francisco
5 Bewertungen
Besucht am 12. September 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 4Service 4Ambiente 2

Oh how I miss the lovely ambience of the former location !

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DE
Orlando
4 Bewertungen
Besucht am 11. September 2019
Gesamt 3Essen 3Service 4Ambiente 3

Our waiter the young student was great but food is just OK.

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a
San Francisco
40 Bewertungen
Besucht am 2. September 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 4Service 3Ambiente 4

Needs a round table for groups. Current seating is essentially picnic tables. Not as cozy as the prior place. Moreover, they lost the indoor/outdoor ambiance. Food is still great.

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CH
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 2. September 2019
Gesamt 3Essen 3Service 3Ambiente 3

Went there with a group of friends for brunch. None of us were impressed by the food. I was hungry again shortly after we left the restaurant. I would have ordered the huevos rancheros but they don't serve it with extra tortillas so had pork belly hash. Pork was tasty but there wasn't much of it. They did a nice job with the strong Coffee. I would not recommend for breakfast / brunch.

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OT
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 31. August 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 4Service 4Ambiente 4

Got together with friends. Everything was decent. We have fond memories at the old location and the new location doesn’t quite measure up.

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LA
San Francisco
5 Bewertungen
Besucht am 30. August 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

I took my real estate clients who had just sold a home with me so we could celebrate. It was their first time at Chop Bar and they loved the food & the ambiance. Neither of them is a drinker so the bartender concocted a wonderful mocktail for them. I was thrilled with the new space and will return again soon to have more of the mussels. They were out of this world, as was the heirloom tomato salad!

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k
San Francisco
37 Bewertungen
Besucht am 29. August 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Chop Bar is a real favorite of ours. We’ve been going there for years- we live a block away- and we’re never disappointed. Great staff.

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KD
San Francisco
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 25. August 2019
Gesamt 2Essen 2Service 3Ambiente 1

It SO LOUD inside and we had to move outside. Our party of 5 ordered 4 different meals and all except for one had no favor. However, drinks were delicious and I thought it was okay priced for the amount of food on my plate. I hear they are doing something regarding the noise but hopefully the seasoning for food will also improve.

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c
San Francisco
3 Bewertungen
Besucht am 24. August 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 5Service 4Ambiente 3

Very LOUD. Need some sound baffles or something. Hard to have a conversation. Otherwise very nice.

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J
Washington, D.C
37 Bewertungen
Besucht am 24. August 2019
Gesamt 3Essen 3Service 5Ambiente 3

Good good. It uneven. Very loud, not good for visiting with family.

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Y
Las Vegas
36 Bewertungen
Besucht am 24. August 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Love the new space and brunch menu

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JR
San Francisco
7 Bewertungen
Besucht am 23. August 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 2

We loved the old Chop Bar! The new location lacks the lovely, funky ambience that made Chip Bar what it is (was). The food and staff is still outstanding, but we miss the funkiness. Maybe they will find a way to break up the big, really boomy room, too.

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MM
San Francisco
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 22. August 2019
Gesamt 3Essen 2Service 2Ambiente 4

I think they are adjusting to their new location. I hope that’s what it is... I had a burger which is usually good but was presented well done (ordered medium), came w/out a bun but I ordered it w/out bacon and I had fries for extra$$ but not a single fry was longer than 2 inches.

Just a bunch of small mishaps with service too that made it less than satisfying. This may have been a result of service by committee- I think we had 5 or 6 different people tending to us.

I’ll wait a few months and try again

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A
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 17. August 2019
Gesamt 2Essen 2Service 2Ambiente 1

Everything looked and tasted like it was prepped three days before.

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KS
San Francisco
65 Bewertungen
Besucht am 16. August 2019
Gesamt 2Essen 1Service 2Ambiente 5

When the food is poor, as in oysters are not fresh and the hamburger bun disintegrates not good. I very rarely give bad reviews but this poor dining experience calls for it.

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OT
San Francisco
2 Bewertungen
Besucht am 16. August 2019
Gesamt 3Essen 4Service 2Ambiente 3

I didn’t enjoy the new place. I like the old place better. Service wasn’t that great today. And they don’t serve the oxtail over fries, which was the reason we came, for lunch anymore. But my mussels are yummy!
And there was a server who kept passing by our area and she was really stinky! I had to hold my breath every time!

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OT
San Francisco
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 15. August 2019
Gesamt 2Essen 3Service 1Ambiente 4

Horrible service. Took 2 hours for burgers

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E
San Francisco
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 15. August 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 4Ambiente 5

We sat outside as I had my pups with me. The initial greeter was a bit stand-offish but our waiter was fantastic. The menu has a few price increases post move to the new location making drinks a bit expensive during regular service but at happy hour there are select cocktails for $6 about 40% off the regular price. We had a few appetisers including the happy hour sampler. Very good as always. Pricier now though for regular meals so if you are on a budget this is a special occasion place and happy hour is a better deal.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 Bewertungen
Besucht am 11. August 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 3Service 5Ambiente 5

I have been to Chop Bar before they moved and I really liked the food. But we tried it again right after it moved, some of the same menu as we ordered before, but we were not so impressed this time. The pork ribs weren't as tender as before, and it almost felt like the cooking was rushed. Maybe it was just a super busy day at a new location. Will go again and hopefully will have better luck next time.

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k
San Francisco
37 Bewertungen
Besucht am 11. August 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 4Service 4Ambiente 4

We have loved Chop Bar for years. Nothing has changed with their move,except we now have to walk an extra block to get there!

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OT
San Francisco
40 Bewertungen
Besucht am 10. August 2019
Gesamt 4Essen 4Service 4Ambiente 4

Nice spot for a casual dinner.

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RC
San Francisco
8 Bewertungen
Besucht am 10. August 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

Sat outside. Great relaxed neighborhood. Well selected inexpensive wine. Loved the house made gravalox and pork belly hash.

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OT
San Francisco
1 Bewertung
Besucht am 9. August 2019
Gesamt 5Essen 5Service 5Ambiente 5

The beauty of being THE BIG KAHUNA is that despite my journalistic training I am free to disregard the rules. But homage to my former news director at KPIX, Dan Rosenheim, with background in print and television broadcast our meal was comped.
I first reviewed Chop Bar nearly 6 years ago during Oakland Restaurant Week when it was 4 years old. And yes the co-owner Chris Pastena and I have become friends. But trust if the meal was not superb I simply would not have done a write-up much less a podcast and gone live on Facebook.
So "chop bar" is a West African term and as you might have already peeped it's a gathering space, a community space for folk to chop it up, eat, drink, and hang out.
Just a block away from it's original spot in Jack London Square rests the new Chop Bar where not only did my dining companion Élan Lambert and I "chop it up" we ate and drank beyond the point of being satiated and had leftovers.
Here's what we had to eat: guacamole and chips, pork belly tacos, ribs, oxtail poutine, salmon, rose marinated summer melon,banana split, chocolate on the side. And to drink water, meche please, lo-fi spritz, Oaxacan old fashioned, Grahm's Tawny Porto and another alcoholic beverage I cannot remember.
The value of dinner eaten by two but could have easily fed 5, $250. We tipped our wonderful server Ricardo 20%. Thanks for your suggestions on your opening night Chris and congratulations to you and co-owner Lev. And thanks to hostess Jessica for the Open Table Reservations.
It was good to see Jana Pastena, Chris' wife and my friend, there too. I will be going back on my dime and will have my post-wedding brunch in the private dining room upstairs.
It's spacious, seats 75, has outdoor seating, 3 all gender bathrooms, a bar, and is on the corner of 4th and Jackson in my favorite city and hometown, Oakland.
Go, "eat more bacon", drink enjoy. A culinary experience as it should be: fun.

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