Hours: Lunch & Dinner
The chargrilled oysters at Leon’s embody the restaurant’s approach to food: unfussy and delicious. The fish fry platter is a jumble of oysters, shrimp, and fish battered and delicately fried and served with a tartar sauce so good we sometimes just dip a fork in it in between bites. On a recent weeknight in the doldrums of January, Leon’s was popping with neighbors, families, and even the millionaire matriarch of Southern Charm holding court in the cozy space lit with strings of lights. If we know anything about restaurateurs Brooks Reitz and Tim Mink, it’s that they know how to design a restaurant that both looks and feels good. This is the kind of place that gets in your regular rotation because it’s comfortable, delicious, and reliable. Oh, and here’s a power move: dash some of that Red Clay Hot Sauce on the scalloped potatoes. You’ll be glad you did. —Stephanie Barna (Dish, Winter 2018)
This hip oyster and fried chicken bar offers indoor and outdoor dining in a highly curated space.