Lolinda

4.7
1830 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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4.5
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Very good meal, felt a little rushed through dinner.

OS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Our waitress was horrible. She forgot the main menu item. We had to call another waitress to get our waitress to come to our table. This is the exact opposite of the service I had the last time I was there. I’m pretty disappointed our waitress was horrible. She forgot the main menu item. We had to call another waitress to get our waitress to come to our table. This is the exact opposite of the service I had the last time I was there. I’m pretty disappointed

b
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Too dark to enjoy the food and too loudly to enjoy our dinner but overall it's definitely a place to go! Super trendy and super good!

TE
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal restaurant with excellent food and service!!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food where OUTSTANDING!
The crafted cocktails were some of the best I have had anywhere in US.
Overall wonderful dining experience!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, food and ambience. Will definitely go back.

RG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a meal. The Old-Fashioned was tiny, so I had to mix water into it, so I'm not impressed by the bartending. But the meat was spectacular. Every bite was delicious, and we truly enjoyed it as a date for my wife's birthday.

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The manager, Allyson, and all the staff gave us incredible service! The food and wine were excellent. We had a wonderful evening.

D
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a birthday dinner with my wife. The waitress and hostess were spectacular. I love the drinks and most of the food. All in all a great experience . Thank you !

K
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriends and I had an amazing time. Food was great, wine selection is always a good selection to pick from, the service was GREAT! Thanks once again. See you guys again soon. Lindsay K.

B
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Liked the place a lot. Food and service great. A little two dark and a little noisy but I still liked it a lot.

M
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's such an unassuming place from the outside but the inside has amazing ambiance and you feel removed from the noise and bustle outside. The food is great value and I would definitely go again. Be prepared to share entrees cause I personally found them too big for one person (but they are after all meant for sharing I suppose). Also, their flourless chocolate cake was one of the best chocolate desserts I've had after dinner. I would go back simply for the steak and chocolate cake!

AL
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great server who was very accommodating when it came to dietary restrictions in our party. Thank you for making my friend's birthday so special! Looking forward to dining at Lolinda in the near future.

C
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and great ambiance. Will definitely be back!

OT
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Dining room way too dark and I cannot see the food. The quality of food and presentation were great, just that I cannot see them without a flash light.

K
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent steak with solid small plates to accompany. What more could you want?

LC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food, the meat cuts are excellent, the wine selection is good also.
Really enjoyed it

ND
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our third time at Lolinda’s we absolutely love the food and our whole experience! The food is an explosion of flavors and the prices are so reasonable. Thank you for a exceptional dinner!

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went to Lolinda for a friend coming in town to visit. We were very impressed by quality of the steak and the creative cocktail menu. The ambience was very welcoming. The place very stylish. Great place for friends gathering or date!

SP
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Lolinda is an establishment that gets away with a lot due to its cachet, and it certainly has a name for itself. The acoustics are terrible, though that hardly sets the place apart from many other restaurants. The steaks were good, but not great. I enjoyed my meal, though there's better to be had even at steakhouse chains at the same price point, as well as at other steakhouses in SF.
The ambiance of the place, I suppose, is exciting for some. It's a place to be seen. Service was attentive and not overbearing.
My biggest gripe is that the steaks are served on wooden boards, an unsanitary and ignorant practice. It's quite impossible to clean such things. I survived, sure, but my stomach was grumbling the following morning and I didn't eat anything that should have provoked that.
Or did I?
Hey Lolinda... get some proper dishes!

KM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, Ambiance was nice, not too overwhelming, was also a monday night. Definetly plan on going back again.

CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance and good food. The meat was ver good.

CB
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great taste to all the different foods that we had. Will be back

JC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

I have been various times and food tasted great but, this time, the food did not taste as good. It lacked freshness.

s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I’ve been here many times. Looked forward to celebrating our 30th anniversary. We did. Although we felt that our food was on a conveyor belt. Food, atmosphere, drinks were awesome. They was just no focus on food timing. So much so that deserts were served and by the time we were given the bill...there no time for coffee. Bummer. You need to slow the roll!

PS- kitchen staff...keep up the good work.
PPS-flan is not flan if it has pineapple on it. Just sayin.

AA
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were amazing. Definitely worth the price. We sat upstairs and so the noise level was super reasonable. The server was personable and knowledgeable. I'll be back once again, I'm sure. Reservation mostly necessary unless you get there early.

M
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Yummy food and cool atmosphere. Wine and meat were very good and prices in the San Francisco range :)

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was fantastic, however the only issue we found was that everyone’s food came out at a different time. There was over a 20 minute wait between when the first steak arrived and the last steak arrived. Regardless, the food was fantastic and I look forward to my next time being there.

TB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food paired with good wine, tasteful decoration and great ambiance - not stuck up, casual, modern and vibrant.
Staff were able to accommodate all our requests and promote suggestions.
Just one of those restaurants that has it right.

G
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great experience ❣

A
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were amazing. This is my second time visiting this restaurant. I’ve taken too long to visit, I gotta day the food was splendid the first time, and second time did not disappoint. Thank you Lolinda staff. Great food great vibe.

HB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit loud but I guess that’s part of the ambiance. The food was excellent though.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dads birthday

DC
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

I was really looking forward to finally trying this coveted steakhouse. Unfortunately, it fell far short of expectations. When I think an Argentinean steakhouse, I think of big and bold. What we ended up getting were a few plates of bird food and some mediocre, at best, meat. I will not disparage the service, as the waitstaff did a great job last night. However, for an $8 plate of croquetas, you get 4 tater-tot sized croquettes with some dipping aioli (not a plate for sharing). For a similar price at any Korean joint, you will get a heaping plate of equally well-fried croquettes to share amongst your table. For another $9, you will get two palm-sized empanadas (filling of your choice). While the pastry is very buttery and well baked, this is not an appetizer for sharing. Then, there was our asado mixto for two. For $50, I expect a rocking plate of mixed grilled meats, not half of our plate to be peppers, potatoes, and two pieces of hard bread. The short ribs were tough, as was the flap loin. The morcilla casing had no bite, and the chorizo could have been from Safeway. Even Rosamunde would give you a sausage with better casing. If our churros were the most redeeming part of the meal (alfajores fell apart upon trying to pick them up), that says a lot.

EB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was exceptional

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious, server was kind and friendly, the cocktails were outstanding!! A little too dark and a little on the loud side, but otherwise a great experience!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite restaurant we go at least once per quarter!!!!

KM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was excellent and the food was great.

DR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites in the city. Their chimichurri is amazing on all their meats.

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