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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.
Drake's Dealership is a cozy neighborhood restaurant and bar located in Uptown, Oakland. Set in a large and spacious former warehouse that is reminiscent of a green-house, this eatery is child-friendly until 9pm. Exposed brick-walls, lantern-lit trees, small tables and fire pits under an open sky give this bar the perfect ambiance for an intimate date night. Enjoy a wide range of cold local craft-beers on tap along with tasty food dishes like wood-fired New Haven-style pizzas, fish & chips, Roy's rib basket or BBQ pork sandwich. The perfect trendy, relaxed and laid-back ambiance here will make you want to visit and again!
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.
Everett & Jones is barbeque the way it should be. Decorated to look as much like you're at a backyard barbeque as you can get indoors, Everett & Jones has the food to back up the atmosphere. It's your basic, simple BBQ menu, with Ribs, Chicken, and Beef Brisket, all served with their special sauce. Most meals come with two sides of your choice. Choose from Collared Greens, Yams, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Cornbread, and Whole Wheat Bread. E & J also hosts live music and does catering and banquets for special occasions...or just because.
The Sweet Bar Bakery, on the Broadway at the 24th, is a Mani Niall venture. This uptown joint offers fantastic menus for breakfast, lunch and evening snacks with confections and pastries dominating the itinerary. Everything from the chais and coffees to freshly baked rustic breads, paninis and salads is delectable; nothing less than what is expected from the personal chef of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson himself! They also have several gluten free and vegan alternatives.
Your wait for an excellent pizza joint on the dock is over. Forge fits in perfectly at the waterfront Jack London Square where you can walk in any time of the day, relax on the heated patio and munch on the scrumptious wood-fired oven baked thin crust pizzas. The menu comprises your favorite flavor of pizzas and wide range of toppings to go with it. You can try the cheese-filled Pancetta pizza or the sizzling spicy Pepperoni pizza or the standard Margherita pizza. However, do not forget to start off with their amazing starters like the Crispy Cheese Curds, the Potato Skins or Smoked Chicken Wings. And while you are at it, you can pair these delights with a selection from its enticing Californian and Italian wine list, drought beers and cocktails. Shoot down a glass of Jacks Martini or a bottle of Tall Boy PBR or Anderson Valley IPA, as you enjoy the company of great food and splendid views.