Leo's Oyster Bar
I liked this place, but it was still a disappointment overall. It was pretty loud and crowded (no table or elbow room) and the service was surprisingly rude. We had a 7:30 res on a Monday night, my friend was a bit early, and at 8pm the waitress was giving us attitude about not ordering our entrees yet. We'd already had two cocktails and a $29 glass of champagne and were in the middle of ordering 6 oysters and another round of drinks!! She asked for about the fifth time in that 25 minutes if we were ready to order entrees, I said no, sorry we'll probably be a while longer, and she literally made a show of looking at her watch at the table! WTF?! We ended up spending $275 for the two of us in two hours/ 2 h 15 so it's not like we were wasting their time. But we left at 9:20 feeling totally unwelcome like we were being kicked out! I'm not used to service like that at a restaurant where I'm spending that much and actively drinking and eating and ordering the whole time
. So while the food and wine were good, the service knocks this down to 2.5 stars. Wish they'd have a talk with their servers!! My bf is a somm at a fine dining restaurant and he said he'd never treat customers this way.
Great vibe all around. Nice place to catch up with friends.
The food was amazing, the atmosphere was unforgettable, and the service was the best I’ve experienced. Our sever Maria was top notch. I’ve been to many fine dining restaurants in my home town San Diego, and the service does not come close to that of Maria. She helped make my girlfriend’s birthday weekend an incredibly memorable event. Thank you for making her feel special.
Lovely time; delicious food and drinks; terrific server; and it was extremely loud in there
Front room only had small round 2-tops; Last time I came there were rectangular tables in the front room; this was nice for our party of 4
Oysters, cocktails, and service were great. The pasta was overcooked and soupy. The lobster roll was chewy. For what you pay I’d expect better tasting and executed food. I’d go back for bar snacks and oysters.
This place was just OK. The food was OK but nothing to get excited about. The prices were high for what you get. The was again, OK . The staff was friendly enough but not particularly attentive. Just a personal opinion, but I don't care for places that reserve seats at the bar versus it being open seating. I have nothing really negative to say about this place, it just didn't get me excited about doing it again.
The food was great. The seating area in the front was a bit odd, but overall it was a great experience.
Food and drink were excellent but hold on to your wallet. The noise level is deafening.
Food quality and service were great; price point makes it a less frequent destination than I’d prefer, but a very special date night.
Food was good, we didn’t get our appetizer, and when we mentioned it to the server it still didn’t come.
So warm and accommodating throughout and the food and cocktails were A +++
Love the ambiance at Leo’s and the service was great!
We were so impressed with the way we were treated so specially and the overall quality of the food. Every moment of our experience was above our expectations.
Food & service was fantastic, there a little snafu with our order taking a while and my dish was cold. But restaurants that care will rectify the situation. They went above an beyond. Love this place
In our top five meals of all time!!
Fun, good food but a bit noisy for lunch. Looks great for cocktails but haven't been yet in the evening.
We have a good time. Great food.
VERY loud place (small tables yet people had to yell at one another from across them). My waiter was great, but saw a few whom seemed indifferent. Food was ok (Lobster roll was meh, octopus with chorizo and beans was fantastic. Cold bar was hit and miss- snow crab class were small, tasted old, and very pricey for what you got- and they have wrong utensils to eat them with, had 1 dozen oysters- very good all around there). It seemed to be more of a bar than restaurant, which is fine, but not at those prices for food. Will not go back.
Stefan was amazing! He was so knowledgable and friendly and truly made our experience memorable and fun.
Very cool looking restaurant, but the prices are outrageous, even for San Francisco, especially for lunch. The restaurant was also empty, but it still took us over 45 minutes to get our food, which our server was apologetic for, but is unacceptable when you're there for lunch during the work week. Will not go back and would not recommend.
Fun as it always is.
Server forgot 2 of the items we ordered and then brought one entree we didn’t order. He seemed new or overwhelmed. He was very nice just scattered. I love Leo’s and will def be back
Great food (had the tuna poke, which was amazing - loved the different textures and temperatures of the items in the bowl), and great service. We loved our waitperson - she was great - good energy, lots of good advice regarding the menu. Loved writing the postcard at the end of the meal. Such a fun luch!!
Outstanding food. Lobster roll was excellent. We had a table in the back room where the noise level was much less than in the "energetic" front bar area. However we could have done without the explicit lyrics in the rap song playing when we were seated at our table. I think it would be wise to tone down the music in the back, both in terms of volume and content. But past that, the food was excellent throughout. Service was very attentive without being invasive. Great choice of "raw" items. Shrimp cocktail was top notch (cooked and chilled); good oyster selection and nice sauces.
We will go again, as should you!
Wonderful meal in a charming location. Excellent upscale lunch experience.
Great food, and service and liked the atmosphere too
I was very disappointed in the food at Leo's Oyster Bar. I order the Seafood Louis. The crab was previously frozen as was the shrimp, both tasted like it had been sitting in water for a long time. The dressing was so salty, not very appetizing. I would not recommend this restaurant to my friends and will never be going back.
Excellent oysters. But don’t overlook the other dishes.
The bar is a lot smaller an more intimate than the photos on its website suggests.
We sat at the bar and the service was very good. Would definitely return.
Food was below mediocre, service wasn’t great. It was loud. Wouldn’t come back.
Great place!!! We sat at the bar in front of the oyster shucker. The staff were very hospitable. The food was excellent!!! A bit pricey but worth it for the experience.
I’ve been here for drinks and apps but this was my first dinner experience. I knew the atmosphere was great but I was expecting dinner to be average and overrated (like many trendy spots can be). However, this place really delivered. The food was delightful! I was hosting a friend from South Carolina who had never been to SF. She loved it too. We had oysters, caviar blinis, the octopus (our fav meal), ceviche, steelhead and paella. The steelhead was a generous portion of fish with crispy skin. So tasty! Great service, too. All in all, it was a wonderful meal.
Great food and ambiance. Good service
Great spot with innovative cuisine and great service. A bit pricey so not a place I'd go to on a regular basis but would definitely return.
Wonderful lunch and service.
I went to Leo's Oyster Bar for my birthday dinner with a couple of friends. We enjoyed ourselves so much. Our waiter was wonderful. He explained everything to us we wanted to know. We also had champagne to toast with. This was my friends first time tasting raw oysters. Believe me they are hooked now. We will have to get back over to Leo's and enjoy some more.
Love Leo’s oyster bar! Not super cheap by any stretch but super good quality food and drinks (wine and cocktails!), great service, and really fun vibe. A bit loud but otherwise highly recommend for an after work drink with friends or clients!
Been looking forward to visiting ever since discovering Leo's on Instagram a few years back. It more than exceeded my imagination! Beautiful bivalves, great cocktails and food plus ambiance to the nines. Perfection!
Love this spot!
Food was awesome. Oysters were delicious and fresh. Waiter was terrible. Worst service ever. He would take your order then come back 20 minutes later asking what was it we ordered. He kept forgetting drink order, then bringing the wrong ones. Never checked on us either. He gives the service industry a bad name. Terrible.
Great food, great service. Attention to detail and cleanliness. So important with the service of raw food. Very hip place, nice crowd.