Leon's Full Service
Taps: 14 / Bottles: 45
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 18 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
4.33/5 rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
A companion to the Brick Store Pub with a larger focus on cuisine as opposed to beer. Though, the beer selection is still quite nice, with a small selection 750ml bottles pouring by the glass, including St. Fueillien's Brune, Malheur Brut, and Etienne Dupont Cidre Bouché on this particular visit. The draft lineup doesn't seem to change all that often and seems to have been chosen on the basis of how well these beers pair with food. However, there is a well-sized selection of bottled beers to choose from that presents a little bit of everything: Saison Foret, Troll Shangrila, Péché Mortel, and even Bøgedal #101.
The atmosphere is lively and engaging with a rather pleasant-looking décor, though it presents a vastly different vibe than the BSP.
The menu presents a nice range of tasty treats at reasonable prices. Me, I made the bad, though delicious decision to go for the Pub Frites (with Goat Cheese Fondue and Peppercorn Gravy dipping sauces). Delicious because, well, it is, and bad, because it's hard not to fill up on it. For further munchings, I opted for the rich, hedonistic cheese plate.
The service on this visit was an absolute delight thanks to Sara Without an 'H'. Fast and efficient while also friendly and informative.
I wholly recommend it as a great place to stop in and have a marvelous meal with a few fine beers while in Decatur. Though, for me, I'm not sure I'll be able to simply bypass the good ole Brick Store Pub...
07-14-2009 20:48:15 | More by ChainGangGuy
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev -1.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 5 | $$$
Visited Leon's for the first time this weekend. According to our waitress, Kathryn (who was absolutely amazing with recommendations and even took a beer back that I hated), these are the same guys that own The Brick Store.
The food was absolutely delicious. We had pub fries with all kinds of great dipping sauces, and the candied walnuts on the salad that I got must have been dusted with angel tears. They were out of two things that we ordered, but they brought us a free dessert to make up for it.
The beer selection is nowhere near as good as the Brick Store. The menu here is much more cocktail driven. However, the beers were decent if not rare. Combined with the service, food, and the totally rad Bocce court in the backyard, this is a fantastic spot.
10-03-2011 17:12:11 | More by FoxiBoxi
4.1/5 rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
met some high school friends at this joint. cool vibe - reformed antique store with a cool outdoor patio
tap selection was strong, but not groundbreaking - some standard (but great) belgians, founders reds rye, a terrapin, a southern tier or two, victory, new belgium and the like
food menu was thoughtful - a lot of small plates and sandwiches. We went with the calamari plate (nothing special), some frites that were paired with some great sauces and then I moved into the open faced brisket sandwich with a warm chickpea and cherry salad. overall, food was pretty impressive.
cool joint - right around the corner from the brickstore - decatur is a pretty solid hood
09-24-2011 01:57:48 | More by dirtylou
4.5/5 rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Had dinner at Leon's with my wife and an old friend, at his suggestion. What a great suggestion it turned out to be. The ambience was relaxed and cool casual. The service was outstanding and the young waitress was quite educated on beer, even offering recommendations with food pairings.
The food was outstanding. The roasted chicken and pomme frites were delicious. I enjoyed Terrapin Hopsecutioner on tap but their other selections ensured that I would be back to try them.
The prices were fairly reasonable, selection of beers was quite good and service was exceptional. A very pleasant evening indeed.
08-05-2011 04:03:39 | More by Paincane
4.45/5 rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
First time visiting Leon's and hope that there are many more visits to come.
We arrived at around 6:30 or so on a Friday evening, the place was pretty well full but there was no line or wait and was seated promptly. We choose to sit outside, since it was a nice evening and the place was pretty open to the outside anyway (all the windows and doors open). Seemed to be ample seating inside and out and had a good vibe going even though it was a bit early in the evening. The crowd seemed to have really picked up by the time that we left an hour and a half later. I didn't really get a good look at the interior, but I am sure that it is how others described it.
Upon being seated, we were greeted promptly by our server. As noted by others, the menus, both beer and food, are not overly extensive, which I view as a good thing for most top notch food places. As for the food menu, a nice variety of items to choose from. I had the burger and frites with a couple of Mikkeller East Kent Golding Single Hop IPA. The food was very well done and the frites were outstanding. As for the beer, the restaurant had a good list, not extensive as say the Brick Store, but they had a variety of styles to choose from.
The waiter was good, knew both the food and beer menu well and could talk very intelligently about the beers they had to offer. The prices were reasonable. Overall, as I noted above, I hope that this is the first of many visits to Leon's.
04-11-2011 16:01:53 | More by PhillyStyle
4.9/5 rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Did I just have Angel's Share and Mongo on tap? Yes, I did. Finished off with a Southern Tier Choklat. The glassware and temperature were right on. Excellent selection and a must stop if you are visiting Decatur. The beer selection is always very good and underrated. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly and the food is excellent. As an aside, they also have a nice selection of signature cocktails, (Sazerac anyone?)and and a very good and affordable wine list. My only regret was that it was a bit too chilly to play bocce outside on their clay court, but maybe next time!
01-23-2011 15:31:23 | More by Soily1
4.4/5 rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Have been here a few times, but I'll review this past time I went...
Arrived on a Friday night around 7:30. The place was a mixed, but crowded crowd. We had to wait around 40 minutes for a table, but that's fine - we entertained ourselves with some beer at the bar.
The bar area is nice, laid back, open to the outside. The outdoor area is even better. On a nice night sitting outside Leon's is one of the best atmospheres in town IMO. Unfortunately, I'm not a big fan of the inside seating area. I just stay away from there.
The quality of everything was top notch. The beers are appropriate temperature, fresh, and served in correct glassware.
The people that work here know their stuff. They can answer most any question about the beer and food menu. I'm happy.
The selection is good, but not as good as Porters or Brick Store (but it's not supposed to be). We were happy to be able to order a Black Ops, despite the slightly high price tag.
The food is good. I wish the menu was a bit more extensive, but everything I've had was very good.
Prices are reasonable (usually). Bottles can get expensive, but drafts are priced appropriately.
10-27-2010 18:03:41 | More by coreyfmcdonald
Leon's Full Service in Decatur, GA
97 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.