Leo's Oyster Bar
What Insiders Are Saying
Leo's Oyster Bar involves pricey, but tasty seafood in an '80s power yacht come to life. Obviously it's in the Financial District.
Best oysters in town, in my view - fresh, cold and sweet. The accompanying sauces are perfect. Great spot
Very good experience, wonderful place, excellent food and serving. They reserved a very awesome treatment for my wife’s birthday. Thank you all
Excellent for a business meal, particularly to celebrate a team accomplishment. The food was delicious, and staff was very friendly and helpful. I appreciate that they were accommodating when our group had some trouble. The ambiance is fun and different. It was easy to hold conversation with people next to you.
Always great and delicious! Shrimp sandwich is wonderful and pork sliders are a must!!!
Amazing food and service; from the servers, to the bartenders, to the manager/owner. It was very expensive...…..but the food and drinks were to die for.
Great venue and cocktails. I have never had dinner there before and I would not recommend. The service was extremely slow and we were there for three hours, not by our choice. I’ve ordered oysters there before and the sever prior was so much more descriptive and helpful with selection, so maybe it was an off day.
We also boxed up our food and they took it away to being bring it back to us but they never did and we left without it (partly our fault) . Server seemed preoccupied and never really checked in with us.
Great for happy hour, but maybe just stick to the bar.
I had to check in several times with the hostess and wait 20 minutes after our reservation time before we were seated. We got a tiny table deep inside, near a small bar area. Place was very loud, food okay but not more than that.
So noisy that we couldn’t talk about the movie we had just seen. Everything was average but prices high. Not a good combo
I have no complaints and I would definitely recommend this place!
Unfortunately the crab did not taste fresh but the server graciously took it away with no fuss. Loved everything else otherwise! So consistently wonderful!
Food and service were quite good. But, the plan is fair too noisy to carryon normal conversation even in a back room.
first off, thank you open table for making reservations seamless. leo’s was everything i imagined it would be and so classy. they were accommodating and sweet! made what appeared to be a simple lunch as special as the occasion. it felt like we were in another world. thank you!
Best oysters! Amazing service
Incredible food, amazing ambience, 5 star place
Very mediocre at best and extremely expensive. The ribeye wasn’t even grilled, tasted like roast instead. Very disappointed.
Interesting tasty food, great service, fun music (however, too loud), super friendly staff, very accommodating to requests.
Second visit here and it’s a favorite destination whenever we’re visiting from the East Coast.
The food was ok. The plates lacked presentation. Service was good.
Excellent service, a very nice Valentine’s Day dinner with solid choices on the menu
Great Service by the staff. Very caring, friendly but non-obtrusive. The ambiance of the back room Hideout was really nice. The Valentine's day set menu was great. Everything tasted really good for each course. Even the desserts were good. They included a sparkling wine as part of the set menu, so they did not try to nickle and dime you. The place ran like a fun machine.
Great food and service as always. And a warm welcome!
YEET YEET YEET YEET YEET
We were pleasantly seated in the interior room with the adjacent bar. Unfortunately, two seats over was a couple and clearly the female had been overserved or simply can’t hold her liquor. Service started out attentive, but there was an extremely long gap between our appetizer and then next course. A great deal of shuffling of staff and apologies with some blaming on “new people”. I would come back for drinks and bites/oysters but sadly found the menu a bit all over the place. Being that the name has “oyster” in the name, but not a great deal of seafood offers on the menu. Don’t bother with the crab & artichoke dip, heavy and came with literally Kettle chips.
Everything was great especially our bar side service by both server and bartenders
Great 80’s music !!!
Coming back for sure
I chose Leo's because I am a huge oyster fan and they have a great reputation. I loved every bite, plus I was impressed with Maria's professional and personable service. I was also impressed at the creative approach they took to preparing oysters and drinks. My "Bubble Bath" drink was delicious and beautiful with pansies floating in them. It might have been my most expensive lunch of my lifetime and worth it!
I love the atmosphere at Leo's. It feels special, like you're in the Caribbean, and the food is great. The service tends to feel cold, though, like the server is annoyed with you.
Fries nothing out of the ordinary
Brussels a bit salty and bitter
The octopus was more chorizo than octopus...
tuna needed some sauce/liquid...not interesting...
The food is really very good and the service and staff were terrific. But the noise level was not tolerable. There were 3 of us and we had to scream to hear each other and I'm not kidding. There are nice sound absorbing solutions available that would help the situation. Everything was great except for that.
It was the perfect place to celebrate my boyfriends birthday! The food was amazing (we just shared lots of appetizers to try a bit of everything). Service was extremely attentive and friendly, we never get service like this is SF it was so nice for a change! Music and decor are so fun and different, they really thought of every detail to make it a unique experience. Already recommending to my friends and will be back!
Insufferably loud. I measured the decibel level at 95, which is unsafe.
Love that spot!
Always a good place to go for some sea food and a glass of wine
The beautiful interiors make it a delightful place to visit. Go for cocktails an raw bar. And lots of money.
I really love Leo's Oyster Bar and it is my go to for amazing food, service, and ambiance in the FiDi.
I have been to Leo’s a year ago, decided to go back. Oysters are excellent, mussels were over cooked, fries were oily. Service was very good too but the overall food quality did not live up to my expectation.
It was a great night of surprising menu items and ambiance and great wine!
Food, decor, and service were excellent. I like a place with buzz and energy; however, Leo's was painfully loud on a random Tuesday even after the happy hour crowd cleared out. So loud, it was near impossible to have a conversation with my husband sitting across the tiny table from me. So loud, everyone must shout and conversations at neighboring tables become intrusive. And so cramped the woman at the next table kept whacking me with her long hair. I want to love this place because of the food and design. . . but the strongest lasting impression was the ear-splitting din. So go there to have a delicious cocktail with someone you don't want to have a deep conversation with and then leave quickly before your hearing is permanently damaged.
Booked a few days in advance so my wife and I could take our out-of-town friend to a classic SF restaurant. The front of the house looks nice and friendly, though small, but bar seating looked good. We were given a table in the back of the house, where we could only seat in one side of the 4-person table and the end of the table due to the proximity to next table that did not enable us to seat of both sides of the table -bad table layout in the room. The room was LOUD, very LOUD! The food was good but the menu was very, very limited and main courses were un-inspiring. The oysters were fresh and delicious. Was very disappointed with the table; will not go back.
Always seamless service and obscenely yummy food. Such a great gem downtown - I keep coming back for more. Absolutely one of my favorite restaurants in SF...
Amazing service, great food and ambiance
I absolutely loved everything about this place! Great atmosphere, food and music. Highly recommend!