San Francisco’s Split restaurant opens first East Bay location this week

Gooey, housemade blueberry hand pies. A smoked mozzarella burger with applewood bacon and chipotle bourbon barbecue. And french fries with parmesan, fresh herbs and sriracha ranch.

Is your mouth watering yet?

That’s the intention at Split, the San Francisco-based New American restaurant that is opening its first East Bay location this Thursday in Uptown Oakland. Located inside the former Dosa by Dosa at 2301 Broadway, Split, which is owned by the same team behind MIXT, specializes in scratch-made comfort food — like burgers, fried chicken sandwiches and cheffy salads using seasonal ingredients — and local food purveyors, like Firebrand breads. The fast-casual eatery will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, with weekend brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There are a few things that make this Oakland location unique from its SF sister. It’s the first Split to offer cockails, including two boozy slushies. The first, called The Last Toke, is made with Humboldt
Distillery hemp-infused vodka, green chartreuse, lime juice and a cherry gummy bear on
top. The other is a bourbon-based, frozen Paper Plane made with an Alameda amaro.

Culinary director (and Oakland resident) Matt Coglan also created six menu items exclusive to the Oakland eatery, including that massive smoked mozzarella burger and housemade fruit hand-pie. Also look for a croissant egg sandwich with Millionaire’s bacon; cinnamon-swirl challah French toast; and the Shroomanji, a burger with sauteed mushrooms, parmesan crisp, sauteed onions, porcini powder and thyme.

The standout Oakland element is the dining room’s giant sculputural replica of the Frank Ogawa Plaza oak tree, a longtime symbol of the city. The stylized 21-foot oak tree, designed by artist John Isaac Whittaker, is made from Sitka spruce, white oak and tung oil.Related Articles

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Split Oakland will have indoor seating for 107, as well as outdoor seating with heat lamps. Opening hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, with weekend brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find more information at www.spliteats.com.

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