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Leo's Oyster Bar involves pricey, but tasty seafood in an '80s power yacht come to life. Obviously it's in the Financial District.

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About Leo's Oyster Bar

At Leo’s Oyster Bar, seafood and bar classics share the stage with craft cocktails and a wine list with special attention paid to Champagne and Rose. Leo’s is the BIG NIGHT GROUP’S first establishment with a bar focus. Centrally located in the financial district, Leo’s is the perfect place for a light lunch, after work drinks, dinner and late night supper. The décor by Ken Fulk and Jon de la Cruz reflects our obsession with the Mad Men era Oyster and Martini haunts. Wood paneling, brass, polished marble and mid-century hues set the stage.

568 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Wednesday
Lunch: 11:30am -2:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Thursday - Friday
Lunch: 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Saturday
Bar Opens: 5:00pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Montgomery St

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 872-9982

Website:
http://www.leossf.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking can be very difficult. There are many parking lots in a 3 block radius.

Executive Chef:
Jennifer Puccio

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Leo's Oyster Bar will be exclusively serving a $175 tasting menu on New Year's Eve. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Leo's Oyster Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (23)
Hot Spot (16)
Special Occasion (16)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Fun (14)
Good for a Date (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Romantic (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Cozy (10)
Tapas (9)
Casual (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Authentic (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
People Watching (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Business Meals (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Healthy (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Seasonal (3)
Organic (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

We are here because it was listed in Eater 38 but we were underwhelmed with the food. Bisque and tuna tartrate were flavorless. Service was friendly and helpful.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I can't say enough about how wonderful our experience was at Leo's. I do not live in SF so we had made reservations on the advice from a friend. At first when we entered Leo's we thought it was just one room which was by the bar. It was very noisy and the tables were crowded together. We are older and it wasn't the ambience that we were looking for. When we told the host he said he would move us into one of the back rooms (which we did not know existed). It was like going into another country...tropical decor and very inviting.

Now for the best part ! The oysters were superb. Our host suggested the Brut Nature Champagne to accompany the oysters and BOY WAS HE RIGHT ON! After that we order the Golden Trout Roe with Tater Tots (yes TATER TOTS!) again on the advice of our host. WOW! WOW! WOW! We then decided to continue with his advice and ordered the Hamachi. We finished off the meal with after dinner cocktails.

All I can say is that I would make a trip back to SF just to visit Leo's again. THANK YOU LEO'S!!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Love Leo's. Great selection of fresh seafood and interesting bites. VERY LOUD and dimly lit, which prompted tables on both sides of us to use their phone flashlights to read the menu, which was incredibly annoying. But a great fun time and the service was amazing.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Client dinner... good night with amazing food and cocktails. Great vibe! Waiter was a bit smug but overall loved experience!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Vegetarians/ Pescatarians beware.... my husband and I went to celebrate at Leo’s. We were very specific that I was a pescatarian. We weren’t really sure where the error occurred, but I was served the carbonara oyster with pancetta. We asked the food runner to check with the kitchen, and she without a doubt confirmed that there was no meat. We also asked our server about the error and he said that their kitchen would never serve meat to a pescatarian. I’ve preciously cooked pancetta before discontinuing meat from my diet. Pretty sure you can’t magically turn pancetta cubes into smoked tuna.

I finally walked up to several other people with the same dish who confirmed it was the Carbonara Oyster. Nothing like a restaurant lying to you twice about dietary restrictions.

We understand mistakes happen, but no excuses here. To top it all off, the only comp off our bill was the $5 pancetta oyster.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Cute little gem of a place. So happy I was able to get a reservation on a quiet holiday weekend. Food and service were great!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Came here for dinner and drinks with my daughter. We loved the ambiance, we sat in The Hideaway bar which we thought was so charming. Our cocktails were amazing. We had the himachi, all the hot oysters, a few raw oysters, and the lobster roll. It was all delicious but, the hot oyster selections were our faves. Next time we'd skip the lobster roll and indulge in more small bites and more cocktails.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had an amazing meal at Leo’s. The staff was great and friendly but not overbearing or stuffy. We sat at the raw bar by the oyster shucking. The oysters were some of the freshest we’ve had. We got some risotto as well which was good but wish we would have stuck with raw for the costs. Would definitely come back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was a perfect spot for a birthday dinner with my partner. The front bar area was lively and possibly too noisy for conversation, but the back dining area was perfect and intimate and the food and service was wonderful.!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Leo’s is a restaurant that I would go back to again. Although the menu was not extensive, everything we ordered was delicious. The oysters were really fresh. The bisque was not overly heavy with cream. The salmon was cooked perfectly (crisp skin, medium rare in the middle). The lobster roll was not full of mayonnaise or butter. We didn’t have to yell over others even though the tables were close to each other. We really enjoyed the food and service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Place should be ashamed. Calls itself a seafood bar.. and in San Francisco, the home of bay shrimp and dungeness crab from the West Coast, it serves a louie salad with tasteless rock shrimp and Alaska king crab, no doubt frozen for weeks.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Love this restaurant and food was great but to loud as for me, I had tough time communicating with my date

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Our threesome started with the Ahi tuna appetizer and the oysters on the half-shell. Both were fresh with condiments that complemented the fish and shellfish. The salmon main course was excellent, fresh and flavorful. And the Crab & Lobster cake was delicious. Drinks were as advertised and well-made. A very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food, service, and ambiance are excellent and fun.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Fun time with really good food. Hot oysters were really solid and lobster roll was fantastic

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Leo's was a disappointment. Oysters were the highlight, but even given San Francisco prices these $4 ones sting as you swallow. Our other dishes were all badly seasoned, the poor lamb tartare had lost all of it's original flavour to the gremolata and the cocktail sounded good on paper but was little to write home about. The short rib was notably fatty and tough - it felt like it had been sitting around a while before arriving at our table, and was accompanied by three different coloured unappetizing slops.

To be fair it was enough for me to complain about and we were comped the main course, but I'd much rather have had something approaching a dish worth $3.40, let alone $34. We were a late sitting on a busy Friday night, so while I can understand how standards slip, it's no excuse when you're charging these kinds of prices.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great night!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

AMAZING Cocktail program! Drinks are complexed. layered. balanced. perfect in so many ways! Service is outstanding in every department. Music is on point! Food is soooo good! Can't wait to go back

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Such a great time!!! Great service, phenomenal food and great spot to have fun and enjoy time with friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great place !

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

We came for a birthday dinner date. The service was excellent and the food was on-point. The fresh oysters were spectacular. We also enjoyed the roast bone marrow, salmon tartare, fois gras, and the lobster roll. Every dish was delicious and it was incredibly difficult to pick a favorite. The cocktails were refreshing and perfectly made. We would definitely return to enjoy more raw oysters and dishes to share.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Food was amazing but pricey and portions are small. Love the Mad Men feel of the dining area in the back, felt like I was on vacation somewhere. Service was impeccable and unique touches unlike anywhere else. My fave was the Uni foie gras toast on sweetbread. It was pretty loud too.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food was outstanding, fresh and well presented. Service was good except for a "mistaken" overcharge by the server. Very pricey, especially the wine markup. When you charge that much, the restaurant ought to absorb the San Francisco "mandates."

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Good, but not great.

Overall, a pleasant experience in an interesting spot. We took a multiplicity of small plates, and nothing was a miss, but nothing will be remembered for awhile either. Presentation of dishes was very nice, above average.
The part that could use some work is the cocktail menu. While a genuine effort was made for creativity, the cocktails are a bit of a mess flavor-wise, with layers and aromas competing against one another rather than helping one another.
All in all a nice experience, nice decor, but not a destination .

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

AMAZING decor and beautiful restaurant with chic vibes! I absolutely recommend this spot and love sitting in the back rooms! It is fun and energetic, and extremely great company all around!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

I was really disappointed in our meal here. The best thing was the oysters, but at $4-$4.50 a pop they should be fresh and delicious. Other than that, our entrees where overpriced and the portions were way too small for what you pay for. I ordered the salmon and friend ordered the clams. They both tasted fine, but nothing you couldn't create at home. The salmon plate was pretty much just salmon with the teeniest vegetable portions. The clams were not sufficient for the price and the menu claimed there was octopus, but when we asked they said it was just part of the broth not actual octopus. We ordered the chocolate mousse for desert, which was delicious, but again just a couple tiny spoonfuls. I think there are way better options in this city if you are craving fresh seafood and value. I won't be coming back or recommending.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was good, but +$30 for a lobster roll and +$4 for an oyster ?
Good with low value
Great service and bar.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Brought friends that were visiting from LA and they loved Leo's as much as I do!
The food was fantastic and the service was incredible as always.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The food is amazingly fresh and tasty. The delicate arrangement might be missed if your palette isn't sensitive enough. The service by the staff members are outstanding, however, the loud and cramped environment during dinner hours significantly deducted any positive reinforcement from other parts of the dining experience. I wish there's some way they may utilize the back room more sufficiently so that diners may experience the better ambiance and be apart from the patrons at the bar.

All in all, if I were to have fresh raw seafood in the city, this establishment would be on my list, just not towards the top, especially if reservations open up at other places.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Happy Hour
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The bone marrow was repugnant. The oysters was good but overpriced.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great ambiance and service! Our waiter was impeccable and the food was perfect! They have great quality oysters and a great selection.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Enjoyed Florida decor (except for antiseptic white ceiling), but place is pretty noisy. Don't come here for an intense conversation with your soulmate. Bacon/shrimp toast portion was small, and didn't taste the lemon aioli. Lamb tartare was very good. However, I emphasized that the French fries needed to be extra crispy, yet was served regular ones. Bitterweet chocolate mousse was excellent, but came in a thimble-like portion. My friend liked her clam chowder and lobster roll. Waiter took good care of us. This place is not at the top of my list, but it was fun and I may well be back at some point.

Tags: Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Had a terrific lunch while in San Francisco on business. I had high expectations and the place did not disappoint. We sat in front room by the bar. The bar is gorgeous and set the right tone. The food was modern and delicious. Oysters were fresh and served with two great sauces. Bone marrow (in an oyster bar!) was scrumptious. Lobster rolls were just OK. Next time will try something else.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The food was delicious.It is a beautiful restaurant. Can't wait to go back. The fried oyster & deviled egg was one of the best bites ever.

Tags: Late-night Find, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic, Cozy
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 (México)·Dined on September 12, 2017

The food was spectacular, the place is cosy and makes you feel at home. I can't wait to go back

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Very nice atmosphere, frat menu. great San Francisco find

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Upon entering the restaurant, the noise level was a 15, every seat was occupied on a Thursday at 6:00. Thankfully we were seated in the back room where it was possible to hold a conversation. Our server was professional and friendly. The food was good but the prices were VERY high, the bill for a smallish crab salad, bowl of soup, a couple orders of 4-piece toast corners, two oysters, 4 drinks -was $180. The restaurant was decorated in 1960's Florida diner style with uncomfortable chairs and a stamped tin ceiling. This is a popular place, but too noisy and pricey to return again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Service was amazing, but the food was lackluster. Overpriced and oversalted.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Visited Leo's during our visit to San Francisco and absolutely loved it. Food, oysters, and cocktails were amazing and unique. Our server was lovely and wrote down recommendations for the rest of our trip. Got some great photos as the decor was great as well. Can't wait to come back to San Francisco so we can come back here!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Lobster roll is the best in the city. Drinks are done really well and creative.

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