Leopold's offers the cozy ambiance (gemuetlichkeit) of a traditional village gasthaus that one might find in Alpine Austria, Bavaria, or northern Italy, viewed through the keen eye of San Francisco's sophisticated Russian Hill-Polk Street urban-neighborhood environment.
"Drink: a boot of beer, obviously. Start: Crispy pig trotters. Entree: (tough decision) either a) Choucroute Garni Platter a.k.a. meat plater or b) Wiener Schnitzel (fyi: it's veal, not sausage)"
The hand-crafted pine booths and central communal table at the heart of the room, the rustic marble beer and wine bar tucked in back and the warm wooden wainscoting and Kaiser-yellow walls, hung with family photographs, antique oil paintings, antlers and stag-head trophies, exude the hospitality that carries through in the friendly yet professional service.
At Leopold's, the art of Alpine cooking benefits from uncontrived preparation in our casual neighborhood gasthaus that neatly captures the essence of our "village." Our food is timeless without being cliche. It is intensely flavored, but not heavy, and has a lightness of touch and an assuredness of seasoning that focus on a harmony of flavor.
The eight old-world classic tap beers and numerous beers by the bottle also reflect Leopold's' Alpine flavor, with a wide variety of countries of origin and type of beer represented among them. Our wine selection reflects primarily smaller producers from the wine regions of Austria-Hungary, Slovenia, Friuli, Alto-Adige and Germany.