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Leo's Oyster Bar, San Francisco, CA
Leo's Oyster Bar, San Francisco, CA
Leo's Oyster Bar, San Francisco, CA
Leo's Oyster Bar, San Francisco, CA
Leo's Oyster Bar, San Francisco, CA

Leo's Oyster Bar

4.0
4
711 Reviews
$31 to $50
Oyster Bar
Inspired by the decadent parties of Hollywoods golden era and 1950’s Beverly Hills design, Leo’s Oyster Bar is an award-winning 3-star cocktail bar and seafood focused restaurant in the heart of San Francisco's Financial District. Feast on the Raw Bar in Leo’s lush fern-filled atrium, host a private event in the retro-cool Hideaway or cool-kitch Tikki Bar, or just enjoy feeling glamorous in our fabulous space which earned a James Beard Award nomination for design and was named "Best Restaurant Design of the Year" by Bon Appetit magazine.


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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Oyster Bar, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (209) 459-8335
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Zindy Rhodes
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact events@annaweinberg.com
  • Neighborhood
    Financial District / Embarcadero
  • Cross street
    Montgomery St
  • Parking details
    Street parking can be very difficult. There are many parking lots in a 3 block radius.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 711 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.2Value

NoiseModerate

711 Reviews
  1. anon

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    High prices, small portions, and terrible music. Menu is also very limited

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  2. marylynneS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Well, we’re very sad about her experience last night Somehow this place went from being very Manhattan-esq vibe to some thing unrecognizable both from me, food standpoint, service, and not as high end as it used to be.

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  3. Leslie

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best service. We've been back two years in a row. Food/atmosphere are fun and service is excellent.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    While the ambiance was great, our waitress could not have cared less about her job. Unhelpful, never checked in on us. Tried to give us our check without asking if we wanted desert. Also the menus are now printed in font size 7 and they just changed the menu and have no vegetarian or vegan options available. Food portions are now smaller (prices are higher) and the presentation was not good. Very disappointed as it used to be one of my favorite places in SF
    Leo's Oyster BarResponded on December 16, 2023
    Hi there, My name is Davis. I am the GM of Leo's Oyster Bar. Thank you for your very fair and constructive criticism of your experience here. The menus are definitely my fault. I truly apologize for that. I was experimenting with some new sizing and it definitely won't happen in the future. I would love to hear more about your experience in detail if you have time. My phone number is: 510-882-1394 Davis Lima

    1 person found this helpful

  5. Hungry

    San Francisco

    55 reviews

    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    It's a mixed bag. The main dining area is deafening, the back feels abandoned. Service is slow at peak times. Some of the food it tasty, including the oysters and some of the simpler appetizers. But most is over complicated and over worked and needs diversity beyond the seafood-smothered-in-mayonaisse/butter/cheese theme. Cocktails were good, although the cocktail menu is pretty limited. And, what's with the weird tiny menues printed in 6pt type? Bizarre.

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  6. Verx

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Cool 60s-70s atmosphere. For the high price point, the service was substandard. I waited at the host stand several minutes and nobody came. Finally a waiter flagged the host. Then we took our seats and waited substantially before I had to flag a server to get waited on. This is a cocktail bar with seafood and oysters. Just as the name implies. Truth in advertising. There are only 3 main dishes. One is a $39 lobster roll. A food truck lobster roll from Maine costs $23, so a markup is reasonable. But I can't stomach - much less enjoy - a lobster roll at the price. So, we got starters. Fresh butter rolls were delish. An special oyster with emulsified melon was great. Poki was disappointing. Ahi was finally diced but buried in a sea of carrots, lettuce and other produce. The food is decent. The servers were lovely - once they got to the table. Our server comped a martini that I had while waiting at the bar. Classy touch. And points on the board. I had been there pre-pandemic and would give it another shot. But expect to spend.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food is mediocre. The service is horrendous. The lighting is nice, which is about as much as I can say about this overpriced, wannabe-pretentious spot.

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  8. Megan

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    This is a beautiful and nearly perfect place. We treasure the cuisine and have visited many times. Yet we can only give it two stars because of the decibel volume of the music. Why is it SO VERY LOUD? It's very hard to have a conversation. It's twice as loud in the bathrooms as in the dining room. If the music were turned down by half, I'd give the ambience four stars. The server was wonderful. The only reason the server didn't get four stars is because they made us feel hurried even though there were empty tables around us. The server twice cleared plates and accessories we were still using, without asking. The server was otherwise fantastic (apologized), and was thorough and attentive and gracious and helpful. thank you!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing everything food service ambiance and cocktails yum!
    Leo's Oyster BarResponded on October 26, 2023
    Thank you for the positive feedback! I'm happy to hear you had such a great experience!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal!

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  11. SuzanneK

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I was really hopeful about Leo's but the experience did not meet expectations. First it took at least 10 minutes for my cocktail to come after it was ordered. I ordered the spicy salmon bites as my appetizer, they were "OK". I had the pan seared scallops for my entree but they were cold in the middle. I sent them back to be remade and the second set was also cold in the middle but just appeared to be seared hotter and faster so the outside looked more done while the inside was barely cooked. I've had both of these dishes several times at other restaurants with better success. Leo's has a lovely ambience but for the high cost the food did not measure up. My friend had better luck with her ahi poke salad and brussels sprouts. The service was good but it was very loud. If I go back I'll probably just stick with oysters!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The server was fairly rude when we needed to see one additional person. The server ewe extremely slow after we were seated as well

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience as always. The servers were accommodating, the food was delicious and the setting was elegant.

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  14. Samuel

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you! Great service and super accommodating.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food quality for the price was subpar. Dishes are very overpriced without bringing much originality or flavor. Service was very slow and disorganized.

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  16. KamilahT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great playlist. Diamonds and Pearls are a much on the menu.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Terrible all around. Server was inattentive and food was either late or never came at all. Boo

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  18. ChrisC

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Outstanding oysters and a really good lobster roll with truly incredible fries. But. The noise level was waaaaaaay not friendly towards diners. And yes, the word “Bar” is in the restaurant’s name, we get it…but our experience (especially with the 3 “regulars” at the bar yelling and slamming shots with the staff) made it not conducive to an enjoyable and relaxing dining experience. Bottom line - glad we dined there, really enjoyed the food, likely won’t be back.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So good!!! The best restaurant in austin!! Will always recommend to friends

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  20. YLLLL

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cute decor! Lively ambience. Good selection of oysters, though it is on the pricier side for oysters. Drinks were good too! Would come back. Recommend to book.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time here and experience was just as pleasant as our first time. Food and service were excellent. Although the menu now is not as extensive as it used to be (pre-Covid), we still enjoyed what we had.

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  22. tcfromSF

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! They provided a dessert for my friend whose birthday it was. Staff was so attentive. The ambiance is just adorable and perfect for happy hour.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was so good! Such a hidden Gem. Tried all oyster, scallops and the lobster roll. The salt and vinegar fries are soooo addictive. The staff was friendly and attentive with great energy. For drinks the Bubble bath is my personal fav strong but delicious so one and done lol Can’t wait to come back!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Leo’s Oyster Bar is a hidden gem! The atmosphere is fun and inviting and the food and service was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We tasted a variety of fresh oysters and Sauvignon Blanc. It was really good. It's quite expensive, but I recommend it because the atmosphere is good and the taste also good.

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  26. ARixon

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Used to love this place - the service has gone way down and the prices have gone up. Was sad to witness the difference in our recent visit.

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  27. MattT

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just moved to SF and our first time to Leo's! Looking forward to going back soon! The service, food, decor and music all set up a perfect Friday vibe. Phenomenal!

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  28. Eric

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    great place in terms of food, drink, and service. Unique environment and a nice place for a special occasion

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  29. RichardAlexander

    San Francisco

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you Sam and Anika for a delightful evening. Can't beat martini's, great oysters and your excellent Caesar salad. Loved the night.

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  30. Bryson

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Leo's is a great spot for a great oyster selection, drink selection and a great vibe.

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  31. ThreeDisappointedFriends

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was extremely generous with a few complimentary desserts and candles for my parent’s 70+ birthdays! Thank you!

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  32. CarolineC

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food and drinks. Loved the waiter but much too expensive. As much as I love this bar, I can’t visit anymore due to high prices.

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  33. PoodleLover

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was actually my idea to come here--we were turned away at Per Diem, but Leo's had a table for 4, even though the place is smaller. We were greeted upon entry and even got to choose our table. The hostess very kindly offered to check in our coats, which I found to be very old-world and classy. The service, food and drinks were really impressive. The music was super loud, but our server turned it down as soon as we asked her to. We really enjoyed our time and I am hoping we'll be having work parties here too, because good time was had by all. When we were leaving, the hostess thanked me by name, which I'd never heard before and was utterly impressed by. A super charming fun place, I highly highly recommend it.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Leo’s was lovely

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely time for my mother’s birthday. Will definitely be back again!

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  36. MariaH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    So underwhelmed by this place. Oysters were very expensive. Only three options for main course, including one that was not available anymore. The main course scallops portion is soooo small, that we were still hungry after dinner. Noise level was very high, I would not recommend this place.

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  37. BrandonB

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been a Leo’s multiple times, and every time it’s been really excellent! The ambience is chic, but approachable… Like a super fun tropical bar restaurant in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Food is excellent… Service is warm, friendly, and helpful. We’re gone every year for the holidays and it’s so much fun. Can’t recommend it enough!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Leo’s was an amazing restaurant that had food far beyond just their oysters. Every dish was not just flavorful but also incredibly artistic and creative. This was easily one of my top ten restaurants in the area, and I can’t wait to go again.

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  39. Rico

    Phoenix

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Leo's delivers. Fresh, vibrant and delicious. The team is aces!

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  40. Stephane

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Small plates perfect for sharing. Come early and have a drink at the bar first. Don’t forget yo get the crudo:)

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Leo's Oyster Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (209) 459-8335.

Leo's Oyster Bar is rated 4 stars by 711 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Leo's Oyster Bar

568 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Montgomery St
  • Neighborhood
    Financial District / Embarcadero
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Oyster Bar, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking can be very difficult. There are many parking lots in a 3 block radius.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Zindy Rhodes
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (209) 459-8335
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact events@annaweinberg.com
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