Now open in the Financial District, Leo's Oyster Bar is a trip. A trip all the way back to the 1950s when businesswomen and men stopped their days for a liquid lunch, had garden parties chock full of liquor and made it rain with luxe food and drink. Inside Leo's, ferns hang from the ceiling, the bar glows gold and splashy colors dominate the space. It’s a total breath of fresh air in an area more suited to takeout lunch and IPA's.
Wife-and-husband owners Anna Weinberg and James Nicholas (Park Tavern, The Cavalier, Marlowe) wanted the space to have a "breezy slightly tropical 50s feel," Weinberg told Eater. "My vision was this really fabulous 1950s Park Avenue apartment with a conservatory where people took their martinis and then you went into this formal dining room." You can read all about the food here. Leo's Oyster Bar is open Monday through Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.