Hours: Lunch & Dinner
Leon’s combines old Southern classics with fine-dining flourishes in a funky neighborhood chicken and oyster joint. The big oyster bar turns out fresh-shucked oysters on the half-shell, and the char-grilled versions topped with parsley, butter, and sharp parmesan are a new local favorite. The juicy fried chicken has a dark brown pepper-laced batter finished with honey and hot sauce, and the offering is rounded out by fried fish sandwiches and shrimp rolls along with unexpectedly delicious “smaller” plates, like black-eyed pea salad and old-school scalloped potatoes. It’s all set in an old building that once housed a paint and body shop, with rough-hewn rafters, walls lined with retro knickknacks, and angling natural light from tall windows — a stylish blend of old and new that has made Leon’s one of the hottest dining spots on Upper King. —Robert Moss Dish, Summer 2016
This hip oyster and fried chicken bar offers indoor and outdoor dining in a highly curated space.