Fashioned after the great cocktail and oyster bars of the golden era, Leo’s Oyster Bar is the place in San Francisco for a bout of equally-retro indulgence; with its extensive raw bar, champagne bar and an ethos we very much believe in: ‘bring back day drinking! And day into night drinking’.
Employing opulent and cosy in equal measures, the local — in San Francisco’s Financial District — features a helping of midcentury sleek combined with a heavy touch of the exotic (conceived by Big Night Design Director, Ken Fulk); from the light- and fern-filled conservatory to whimsical floral patterns, Murano blown-glass fish figurines, hints of vintage 1950s Hawaii, gilt scallop shell sconces, and bamboo-caned barstools.
The restaurant — the fourth from the Big Night Restaurant Group, and named after founders and restaurateurs Anna Weinberg and James Nicholas’s young son — enables diners to devour a wide selection of seafood and shellfish: East and West coast oysters, clams, crab legs, diver scallop, caviar … fine cocktails and champagnes on hand to swill the lot down. Oh how decadent.