DINING DIARY SF | LEO'S OYSTER BAR / by Brackett Bilodeau

Image courtesy of leossf.com

Image courtesy of leossf.com

Husband-and-wife duo James Nicholas and Anna Weinberg strike again with the recent opening of Leo’s Oyster Bar, a delightful blast from the ‘50s complete with a “breezy, slightly tropical feel” inspired by Weinberg’s vision of an extravagant Park Avenue apartment. White wicker stools, black and white checkered floors, retro palm leaf wallpaper, and one long black leather banquette mirroring the sprawling bar make up the space, lest we forget the killer cocktail and kitchen programs. Weinberg and Nicholas never miss a beat. Start things off with a selection of hot oysters followed by a bit of Oscietra caviar with crème fraîche and truffle, heading for a more copious course of mussels en papillote or braised short rib, stopping for a sea urchin toast or crudo selection along the way. This one might just for multiple visits to cover all bases -- contact your Attaché for reservations and more menu picks.