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Chop Bar, located near Oakland's iconic Jack London Square, serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu boasts all kinds of different dishes inspired by all kinds of global cuisines. Everything from oxtail Poutine to meatloaf to banh mi, tortas and tacos. In addition to the tasty and innovative food menu, Chop Bar features a unique wine on tap system, which features a good number of Northern California wines, as well as regular bottled wine, beer and cocktails. Chop Bar also hosts a full pig roast the third Sunday of every month.
Trueburger's focus is simple: classic burgers done right using quality ingredients and made with real care. Quality beef burgers, cheeseburgers, doubles, bacon cheeseburgers, and even a vegetarian "'Shroom Burger", which uses a Portobello mushroom as a patty are all delicious. But burgers aren't all they do; you can also get hot dogs, chili dogs, fries with various topping options and even several salads. And a visit to Trueburger isn't complete without sampling one of their hand-spun milkshakes with your favorite mix-ins.
Mua Oakland is one of Oakland's most hip and trendy places to be when it comes to nightlife and good times. Mua serves up delicious New American cuisine, but infused with all kinds of global influences. Popular items include the delicious and juicy half pound Hamburger, the Soft-Shell Crab Po'Boy, Berkshire Pork Lettuce Wrap, among many, many more. In addition to the tasty food, Mua turns into a place to see and be seen after dinner time, with great music, potent drinks and interesting people all mixing together to make for a great night.
From the owners/chefs of the popular ZAX in San Francisco and Berkeley comes Sidebar. This restaurant provides a fresh take on classic Mediterranean cuisine as well as classic comfort foods. In addition to the regular lunch and dinner menus, Sidebar features an "in-between menu". The main feature of Sidebar, however, is the central bar that serves up a nice selection of wines and specialty cocktails.
Barney's Hamburgers is an Oakland, indeed a Bay Area favorite, with locations all over the East Bay and San Francisco. Specializing in all things burger, here you can get everything from your basic "Barney Burger", to the very California "Sunshine Burger" with aged cheddar cheese, sprouts & avocado on whole wheat bread. In addition to regular beef, patrons can also opt for Chicken Burgers or Turkey Burgers, as well as a variety of salads, and a good Kid's menu, with Hot Dogs and Grilled Cheese. Don't miss out on the appetizers, either: the bulkiest Onion Rings you've ever seen topped with parmesan cheese, Steak Cut Fries, Deep Fried Veggies, and a massive order of Curly Fries. They also serve up a nice selection of milkshakes made with Dreyer's Ice Cream.