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Leo's Oyster Bar

4.7
4.7
679 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

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • 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

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 679 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. PL

    PoodleLover

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Leo’s was lovely
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time for my mother’s birthday. Will definitely be back again!
  4. MH

    MariaH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    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.
  5. BB

    BrandonB

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  7. R

    Rico

    Phoenix

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    As always, Leo's delivers. Fresh, vibrant and delicious. The team is aces!
  8. S

    Stephane

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Small plates perfect for sharing. Come early and have a drink at the bar first. Don’t forget yo get the crudo:)
  9. S

    Stephanie

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a great time. I do wish the menu was a bigger.
  10. LM

    LibraryMama

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dining experience. I would definitely go back and recommend it
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flavia is OUTSTANDING!
  12. JC

    JCov

    San Francisco

    81 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I had the caviar service with champagne. Then a salad and lobster roll with white wine. The food is good. The chairs are uncomfortable and cramped. It is quite expensive, about 15-25$ for a glass of wine. $195 for caviar.
  13. R

    Rico

    Phoenix

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, one of the best restaurant and bar in the city. Food that is fresh, imaginative and full of flavour - drinks that alive and refreshing. Don't miss this place!
  14. F

    Felizino

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I’ve always loved Leo’s for its casual sophistication paired with great food and drinks and excellent service. Last night we experienced less sophistication and a very loud (many screaming people) environment, where it was a little hard to have a conversation. Food, drink and service still very good. Just too casual and loud for me.
  15. AM

    AlexandriaM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Ridiculously overpriced and the service is incredibly slow. I’ve been there three times to give it a fair shot and each time was worse than the last.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service period!
  17. AL

    AomL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love everything about this place. The food, drinks, and service is amazing
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Leo’s has such an amazing ambiance! The description was perfect as it also gave me old school Cuba! The oysters were heaven! I can honestly say that they are the best I’ve had in California thus far hands down! And to top it off we had an amazing experience with the hostess and the waitresses. I wish I had gotten the hostess’ name but we did get the waitress’ name which was Seaira and she was absolutely a gem! Love love loved her energy and spirit plus she made us laugh all night! Overall, we will definitely come back to Leo’s on another visit to San Fransisco ✨🧚🏾‍♀️ !
  19. NB

    NatBean

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely experience, delicious seafood and can't wait to come back!
  20. NL

    NicoleL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    How have I lived in SF for 2.5 years and have never been here?! This is the CUTEST place I have ever seen, we felt like we were on vacation! From the ambiance, to the music, to the service, and of course the food - Leo’s Oyster Bar is just to die for! 🍹Garden Party - love me an egg white cocktail! So refreshing, not too sweet, YUM 🥚 Leo’s Deviled Egg - only comes with a half (so make sure to order enough for each person to have their own) really tasty! If you like deviled eggs you must try 🦪 The Big Cove were our favorite, but can’t really go wrong; their cocktail sauce is amazing! We also got a few of the Chef Creek, Willapa Bay, and Eloise oysters 🍣 Spicy Salmon Bites - O M G! Sooo good, could have eaten 50. Perfect amount of spice and flavor, with perfectly cooked crispy rice 🐠 Pan Seared Scallops - I think this stole the show! Every single bite mixed with the corn and chilis left us contemplating another order. A must have! 🦀 Blue Crab + Buttered Rolls - holy moly yummy! These do not come together, but you absolutely need to order together - we made our own mini crab sandwiches! The spicy mayo added the perfect kick and the compound butter on the rolls is truly insane ✨ Like already mentioned, cutest place I’ve ever seen. Love all the decor and plants! Music was super fun and upbeat, but not too loud to have a conversation. The service was impeccable - never waited long, super friendly, and great recommendations (shout out to Flavia!) 🤍 My mom is visiting and loves all food and especially oysters, so I’m very happy my first time here was with her. Ideal for 2-3 people unless you order multiple of a bunch of things 💯 Nikki’s Noms Number: 63/10 (@noms.with.nikki)
  21. HS

    HowardS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Service was outstanding. Food was delicious.
  22. AM

    AlissaM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you Cassandra and the team for an incredible and memorable birthday evening! The service and attention to detail was impeccable! Next time we’re in SF we will be back!
  23. AP

    AmandaP

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place to dine! The staff were very kind and since I was dining solo, the waitress offered me “her favorite spot in the restaurant,” which was nice! I ended up ordering 4 oysters as well as a skirt steak and fries which came out to be around $55, which I thought was very reasonable. The steak was good but nothing special, but the oysters were the real star of the dining experience!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very energetic staff…great decor…freshest seafood…friendly servers
  25. A

    Alamedafoodie

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun date spot or drinks/aperitif. Great ambiance and decor. Oysters, hangar steak were delicious. Recommend sitting at the bar! Highly recommend!
  26. MC

    MunkyC

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A lovely spot .. but *exceedingly* expensive. If you're good with paying $6/deviled egg with fried oyster on top and $19 for a simple green salad with few dollops of goat cheese, this is your place. Having said that, the oysters and crudo are EXCELLENT.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Amazing service! Wonderful music. Fantastic lobster roll. Terribly salty deviled eggs. Not welcoming for vegetarians or vegans. Steak salad had 3 slices of steak only.
  28. F

    Foodie107

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal service!!
  29. FL

    FrancescaL

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hadn't been back since pre covid and it was as amazing of an experience as we remember. great food and service! will definitely return soon and spread the word.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    So overpriced for such little food. It was good food but not at all worth the giant price tag.
  31. SK

    SamanthaK

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service at Leo’s was incredible. The seafood was fresh and delicious. They forgot one oyster in our dozen and made up for it two fold. The music was my playlist and everyone who worked there was a delight. This is a gem. New SF fav.
  32. KY

    KnaY

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Prices have increased significantly (using the lobster roll as basis)!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Bartender and The Chef were very pleasant and make a great team!
  34. DG

    DanielG

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding from the get go. We went for Valentine's day, and the fact that there was a pre fixe menu was not communicated as part of making the reservation through Open Table. The general manager called us and let us know of the snafu, and was able to arrange for our reservation to be part of the walk-in tables, and also allowed us to pick between the a la carte menu and pre fixe menu. Definitely above and beyond service. We did end up going for the pre fixe menu in the end, and added a couple of prepared oysters to the meal. I thought that all the food was very tasty, except that the shaved black truffle add-on for the entrée tasted like almost nothing, which was disappointing. Also the oysters that came as part of the pre fixe were extremely small (but still tasty). The main problem is that the portions served for the price paid ($185 per person for pre fix + $11 for each prepared oyster +$25 for the shaved truffle add-on) was just too much. We ended up leaving with a $715 tab including tip (20%). I enjoyed the environment, the service, and the food tasted good (except the truffles). If I went back, I think I would go for appetizers or small bites and some drinks instead of a full meal.
  35. GP

    GabP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once we arrived we were seated immediately after checking in for our reservation. Our waitress was prompt, helpful, and quick to bring us what we ordered. It was seamless and very enjoyable!
  36. b

    bklinsenbigler

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OMG one of the very best meals I have ever had in San Francisco, we ate all the seafood, raw bar options were exquisite, and then ate some more, cocktail and wine selection was awesome, great service, atmosphere was so intimate and it felt like a real escape from the every day scene outside. 5 stars across the board.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and really great ambiance!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    They forgot part of our order repeatedly
  39. NL

    NicoleLove

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails, great food, great vibes and shamelessly campy in all the best ways <3 Wonderfull service and very tolerant of our noisy, giggly, rambunctious table :)
  40. t

    tdgraves2

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was wonderful! My first time there but can’t wait to go back. Ask about the secret menu items!

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 is rated 4.7 stars by 679 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Leo's Oyster Bar

568 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

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

  • 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, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (209) 459-8335

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact events@annaweinberg.com

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