Leo's Oyster Bar

4.7
442 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Fashioned after the great cocktail and oyster bars of the golden era, Leo’s Oyster Bar is a glamorous 3-star seafood-focused restaurant in FiDi from Big Night Restaurant Group co-owners Anna Weinberg and James Nicholas, along with executive chef Jenn Puccio. The transportive “1950's Beverly Hills meets Manhattan club" was designed by Ken Fulk alum Jon de la Cruz and has received critical acclaim for its interiors, earning the title of Best Designed New Restaurant from Bon Appetit as well as a nomination for the James Beard Foundation's Best Restaurant Design award. Whether you're posted up with a decadent raw bar plateau in Leo's light and fern-filled conservatory, or enjoying vintage Champagnes within the restaurant's speakeasy-style cocktail lounge The Hideaway, Leo's Oyster Bar offers luxurious, timeless experiences that have earned its place on every San Francisco hit-list.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday
Lunch: 11:30am -2:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

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

*Between the hours of 2:30pm-5:30pm our bar and raw bar offerings are available Monday-Friday.

Saturday
Bar Opens: 5:00pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 872-9982
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jennifer Puccio
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Cross street
Montgomery St
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Parking details
Street parking can be very difficult. There are many parking lots in a 3 block radius.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Leo 's Oyster Bar is exclusively offering a 4-course prix-fixe menu for $100/person. Please call the restaurant for more information. Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us. There's no better party than a Leo's party!

Monday, December 31, 2018

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.8

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

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 442 People Are Saying
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n
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food and fun environment, ridiculous prices. I thought I was in midtown Manhattan

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r
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place with great service, recommendations and drinks!

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GT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff and food was amazing! I will definitely be back again

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LS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The decor was beautiful and food was delicious, although a bit overpriced. The staff including waiter and hostess seemed disorganized and unsure of what was going on. They would be conversing and then walk away mid sentence. I’d recommend to a friend primarily for the ambiance.

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MR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

After trying to get a reservation for over a year we were super excited to finally try this hot spot!
It was super packed, very small and very loud.
Menu is extremely limited and it is very expensive.
Service was very good but we wouldn’t go back.

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Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

More of a bar than a sit down restaurant. Tables are close together so I really isn’t the place for a quiet private conversation

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall, an excellent experience. The tables are cramped if you happen to come in with the intention of eating a lot of oysters, but that’s my only criticism! Attentive staff, good variety of oysters, and the lobster roll is killer.

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JR
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Came here alone for dinner on a business trip, servers were so accommodating and friendly. Oysters were incredible, tater tots aren't to be missed and the grilled octopus was unique and delish! Classy, fun Instagram-worthy vibe.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Tables are too close together. Very limited menu. The Server had attitude when one of my guests had a dietary request.

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TI
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit more of a date place than a business dinner place.

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N
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love Leo;s and have been there a few times. It's the perfect romantic spot and fabulous for drinks, snacks and conversation. Lovely waitstaff and terrific food. I just keep coming back for the sparkling rose brut.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a captivating space. Great cocktails. Shrimp roll perfect to share at lunch. Oysters so fresh, they deserve to be included in name. Just yum.

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MF
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Been at Leo's a couple times -- at the suggestion of others. I had the salmon salad for $29. If I had 3 oz of salmon, I'd be surprised. It was undercooked and just ok. The salad was a mix of greens, sesame seeds, and other items that I don't think really went together. It was heavily dressed & tasted like it was sitting around in dressing. The prep on the greens was poor as I bit into bits of dirt.

Leo's is popular -- and a cute place, but I'm not a fan of the food.

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LJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food beautiful venue

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s
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was excellent, but it was hot. There isn’t good air flow especially in the back room. We were over heated and uncomfortable bc of it.

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EA
Toledo
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From service to food, Leo’s did not disappoint! I would recommend to anyone, local or tourist.

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RK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Muscheln geschmacklos und winzig,Austern winzig aber geschmackvoll, bei uns nicht zu servieren wegen Minigröße, angeblich Muscheln in Champagner bei geschätzt 300ml Muschelsud (kaum zu glauben bei den Champagnerpreisen in den USA) , Preise exorbitant : 1 Auster 4,75 😖USD plus Tax . Warum kommt ein Ribeye Steak in Scheiben auf den Tisch ? Das kann der Gast selber schneiden ! Es handelt sich nicht um ein Seniorenessen im Altersheim !
Schade um den Abend und das Geld- SF hat Besseres zu bieten !

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SS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Back room was booked so only available space was the front diner area; which with the fixed open door (the Financial District is wind tunnel central) was freezing. The diners were so cramped together it was uncomfortable as first and comical when another patron's meal fell onto my shoulder. Not the server's fault, just really tough to navigate for diners and servers.

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N
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good menu, excellent oysters. Random things were a bit disappointing (steak tartare and moules frites) but pretty solid. Super nice bartender and waiter, one nice hostess and one snotty hostess the second time we went, and they messed up our reservation slightly. Would recommend if someone was looking for good oysters, wouldn't bother otherwise.

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D
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can wait to go back. What a gem the food was amazing! I’ve finally found a Bay Area restaurant that rivals the east coast!

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AL
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food and great service. Too loud for older people but enjoyable

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KB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and exceptional atmosphere.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best happy hour oysters in town!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great lunch, friendly staff, large portions.

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MA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were both excellent. Very professional staff, and the kitchen puts out sophisticated dishes that don't miss. Would definitely go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow ! Just wow .. loved it

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, a bit overpriced.
I think that the cocktails were amazing and that the oysters are top notch, menu woudl benefit from slightly cheaper items and larger portions.

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D
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Small cramped space cafe two top tables where you don't have much room to get comfortable. Food and service make it wort going though.

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CB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Delicious birthday treat. Loved the whole night. Love the champagne bath drinks

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ZB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! So initimate.. great food and the place looks gtreat!

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CS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best oysters I’ve had so far! The ones from Massachusetts were small and briny and so good. We couldn’t stop after the first round we had to order more.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bartender Mike. Five stars. Belly up to the bar and just follow his lead. Done.

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SS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Beyond loud and crowded..oysters ordinary
Mussels tiny and half closed
Very disappointed

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was lots of fun and good food too.

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CB
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing good, and great service. We were there for my husbands birthday, and they made that very special! It was our first time there, and they gave great recommendations. Highly recommend.

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m
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Leo's is amazing! The raw bar never disappoints. The servers are great- you are never waiting long for food/ drinks/ to place an order. Lobster roll is made with butter, not mayo!!! Yum! Have never had a bad experience here.

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BS
New Mexico
39 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Good food. Slow service. Nice place to hang out, but really loud.

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A
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved my meal at Leo’s! It has the best decor and the food is delicious. Apart from the oysters, the lobster roll and hamachi crudo were two standouts! This is a great place for anything from a date, to bringing a friend visiting town. Hope to go back soon!

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R
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was amazing as always, but as always the portion value to price comes into play. The raw bar selection we had was delicious and worth every penny- but where it felt short was with the hot food. The crab & spinach dip was great- but the kettle chips were meh. The moules frites were also delicious- but for a small underwhelming portion, 7 of the mussels weren’t edible as they weren’t opened enough.... 7 was about 1/3 (if not more) of the entire serving.... that being said, left a little more to be desired. But nevertheless... while the food may be a bit over priced, the ambiance and the raw bar.... good to go!!!

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PT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always love Leo's. I must confess, however that the portions are pretty small for the price. But, I still love it there.

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