Lolinda

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Steakhouse
A new kind of Argentinian steakhouse that combines Latin American flavors with Californian sensibilities.

On the menu you will find sustainable meats, seven different types of grass-fed, grain finished beef cuts ranging from short ribs to blood sausage cooked over a wood-fired grill, ceviche and a handful of vegetarian offerings.

Artisanal cocktails, piscos, tequilas, wine list primarily focused on varietals from Portugal, Spain, Chile, and Argentina including sherry and port. Stellar selection of European and South American beers.

Two levels of dining, two full bars and seating for 220 people divided in a mix of booths, tables, communal tables and bar stools.

Happy hour: $7 Highball Cocktails + snacks, 7 days a week, 5:30 - 7pm.

Open for late-night dining.
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

It was a birthday dinner and everything went wrong. They sat someone else at our table, so waited half an hour to get seated after having to re-check in. Server did not give us any time to look at the menu. My boyfriend’s entree came 15 minutes before mine. We asked for the check before getting done because we wanted to get out of there.

GM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lolinda was a great first experience for my Hubby and my 9 year old son. We decided to come here for Veteran's Day dinner for my hubby, who is a Marine Veteran. At first, we were reluctant to come because we are more into laid back restaurants and this place looked too fancy for what we usually opt for. We are so happy we decides to try because the food, ambiance, service, and overall experience was a 10/10. We felt comfortable, we enjoyed the music, and the setting was just right for a nice evening dinner when my little family. Everything was delicious! We ordered a lot of food, over 250 dollars worth because we wanted to try so many dishes. My favorite was the prime rib eye steak and lengua, melt in your mouth heavenly goodness. Try it!!!!

I highly reccomend. Come to this place! Your expectations will be met. Will come back again soon!!!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Was craving some steak when a friend offered this restaurant as a local hidden gem. From the minute I waked in, it was like you walked into a new world. The soft kit space with music and great energy was met with great service from the hostess. Drinks are so delicious and pair well with anything. We had a shared plate with double chorizo instead of blood sausage l, and tinkers with a kale side. This was perfect for the night and both our stomachs.

JT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lolinda has always been a restaurant in my bookmark. I've finally had the opportunity to experience the rumors myself, it's one of the best restaurants in the city. I assumed I made my reservation at 8:45, but once I got the confirmation email I noticed it said 9:45 - a tad bit late, with plans planned for after dinner. I called and informed the host of what happened, she told me they were en route with all their reservations and for me to just come in earlier. So that's what we did. Once we got checked in I was informed to have my phone on me for they will text me once a table opens up. However, by some miracle, within a minute of informing me so, she said I will be seated right away now. We were beyond ecstatic. From service to food to ambiance - it was all overall exquisite. We tried a lot of small plates and entrees. Our favorite had to be the ceviche and the steaks. Also, by the time we ordered our dessert, a complimentary birthday slice came out with a candle - making us feel all the more welcomed. We will be coming back, thank you so much Lolinda.

G
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm so glad I found this place. I had dinner here with the GF for her birthday. Parking here is difficult, but they offer valet and they have a garage right around the corner. I got lucky and found a spot a block away. When I arrived they sat us right away. The restaurant has 2 floors the first floor is more of a casual settings and the tables are close to each other so it's not as private. Upstairs is better for a date because it's not as noisy and you have a bit more space. Our server Myles was amazing. His recommendations were delicious and his service was just as good. He checked up on us just enough to make sure we were doing great. We got the mushroom empanadas. Those were flaky and crispy and the filling was delicious. We also got the chicken skewer. The chicken was moist and the flavor was spot on. The corn was a bit dry but it had lots of flavor. We then moved on to the cauliflower salad. It was just as delicious the balsamic dressing went perfect it gave it a sweet and sour taste I enjoyed it. We also got the filet steak it was 6 oz and the perfect amount for my GF and I. We didn't want lots of steaks and the serving size was perfect. They paired it with a chimichurri sauce. We ended dinner with yuca fries. They were crispy and sweet. One of my favorite ever. Afterwards Myles brought over a slice of cake for my GF with a candle. It was perfect way to end the night and brought a smile on her face. I will definitely be coming back to try other dishes and for the vibe. Also want to give a shout-out to Myles. Thanks for making my GFs birthday special.

b
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful place to have dinner and drinks. Will definitely return.

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this place! Great food and drinks!

JY
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Did not like the food. The meat was too tough and chard.

CB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We ordered ojo de Befi, asado mixto & Gaucho.- very dry way overcooked! I would not recommend this place! We felt rushed by the waitress- not even very helpful with our orders since it was our 1st time! Not worth it for the money... way overpriced!

g
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

While the menu made my mouth water and the food was good, I don’t think it met my expectations. The pescado ceviche was the best thing I had, and it was delicious. Pork belly was good, Branzino and skirt steak as well, but just good. Kale and mushrooms did not deliver.
Service was a bit off. Server spoke directly to my male friend upon arrival, basically into his ear completely ignoring me and showing him what was new on the menu. I had to remind him I was sitting there. He removed the butcher block our steak was served on and there was a pool of au jus just under it; it wasn’t cleaned up.
My friend said it’s a casual restaurant, yes, but not casual prices so.. bring it up a bit.

r
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food ok. Given tiny table space despite requesting booth. Service good. Very noisy. Have had better food

ZO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

The music was horrible -- we felt like we were at the hard Rock Cafe, not a cool restaurant in the Mission. It's an Argentinean restaurant -- why not have Latin music? And the music was so loud that, in addition to the restaurant noise, we couldn't hear each other, even over a small table. The ambiance was depressing -- loud, endless banquets, dark. Did I mention loud? There was nothing relaxed or comfortable about it. The waitress brought the wrong drink and then dropped a huge plate of some kind of sauce that spattered over my boots. She apologized, brought anther drink, dabbed at my boots but really -- we couldn't wait to get out of there. The food was good, but small portions and just did not make up for the total lack of atmosphere. I would not recommend it and will certainly never return.

l
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Arrived for our reservation when the restaurant opened. Placed cocktail order right away. Had to wait 25 minutes for our cocktails. Our entire dinner was served before we even received our drinks. Our server said that is just the way it is when they open and we should always expect to wait a half hour for our drinks at opening time. I suggested maybe they hire another bartender at that time. Server replied why? Clearly did not understand. It was so dark in the restaurant that everyone at the tables were using their cell phone lights to read the menu. When I asked the server why they did not turn up the lights she said to just use my phone and that they kept it that way for the ambiance. I said you mean the ambiance of having 50 cell phone lights on at the same time in the restaurants. Then the manager came over to appease us although we never asked to see her. She proceeded to tell me over and over how beautiful my eyes and handbag were instead of addressing the actual issues. Please hire a real manager and make this place better.

LP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and divine meat. The bone marrow was also delicious. Easy to eat here if you're looking for gluten free options.

KM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best overall dinning experience in 2019. Food was delicious. Staff insightful, friendly and fast.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

o
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Hostess made us wait 15 min for a table after our reservation then takes us upstairs where there’s loads of empty seats and tables. Seemed odd

SC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food. Steak could have been better. Would definitely come here again!

DG
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good experience overall

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service was great. Had high expectations for the food but it was only less than average. The steak was tough even though we called for medium rare. And the octopus was so tough I would not pay that much for the food that I was served.

JG
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and really fun dinner. Excited to go back soon!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

They don’t accommodate special requests, dirty utensils. brought wrong food, and flat iron steak chewy. First ever “Argentinian” restaurant that didn’t live up to expectations. The churro is great though.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Service was great and food is definitely good but it's too dark and too noisy

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lolinda was nice enough to surprise us with a complementary dessert for our anniversary. Everything was great from the food to the service.

G
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak, small plates and cocktails all delicious and not ridiculously expensive. All in a cozy candlelit space with excellent service. My new favorite SF restaurant.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabtastic experience

B
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful dark and romantic steakhouse with both modern and classic flourishes in both cooking and decor. Great place for a date or small group (especially if you get a booth).

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be back! Everything was tasty. We had the empanadas, beef tartare, brussel sprouts, rib eye steak and pork chop. Pork chop was sidden tender and juicy. We had the churros for dessert. It was best churros I had ever had.

DD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's a bustling & busy large place. Food is tasty and price is moderate for urban SF. Overall very good.

NM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I went to Lolinda for my birthday with 7 of my friends. There were some hiccups with receiving our drink orders and part of our meal. The food was great and the ambiance was very nice

CB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine were both amazing and paired with a very nice waitress. We got lucky beach she surprisingly spoke french which was very helpful for some people at our table

NA
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we love everything we had! it’s my husband’s birthday and we had a blast! the kids love their steaks! definitely coming back!

CS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Portions were a lot smaller than I thought for “family style”. Other than that, it was great.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was very welcoming

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was attentive. Food was good. Fast service too. Problem around the place is parking. They have a vallet which costs 15.

C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food was excellent and our server was very kind and attentive. I wouldn’t recommend this place for a date or business meal though - it was so loud and tables were so crammed together that you could barely hear the person you were with. Perhaps request the upstairs for better ambiance.

DA
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Everything was very flavorful..

AS
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Sit uncomfortably close to strangers. I was pretty surprised to be seated so close to tables on either side that I could easily hear everything they said and so it was not at all romantic or intimate and was in fact awkward. Our table was also incredible small for all the plates and platters that our meal entailed. That said, the food, wine and service was excellent. Maybe would work better for a group.

SK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, hip place that has excellent happy hour, delicious food and drinks. Would definitely come back and try additional dishes. This restaurant is added to my short list of SF restaurants to frequent on a more regular basis.

KC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Table seating is too close together. Hard to have a private conversation.

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