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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very good food, but the waiter was not coming very often, and she forgot a glass and a knife
Th ambiance is really good

JL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Obsessed! Moved to SF 10 mos ago and been here 6 times, it’s my fav. Brussels are THE BEST and everything is perfectly seasoned with minimal sauce bc they understand how to accentuate the natural flavors in food! They do it right, the quality and price point, ambiance and service are all excellent. I love love love this place and will be back time and time again.

SD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The service was lacklustre - our waitress was unaware of when we needed a refill, was not knowledgable when discussing the menu and gave the impression that she was filling in for someone and did not want to be there.

BB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Visited the restaurant last year and it was fine. This visit was horrible. They squeezed 7 of us into a small table. Service was fine but the food was terrible. Couldn’t hardly cut the steak and way too chewy.
Noise level was high and had to talk loud to communicate with the folks at my table.
Extremely disappointed.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great per usual!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it our second time here food service is awesome only thing bar took to long fir my drinks but other than that it was a great night

RA
Sacramento
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

OK food, but not worth the price.
Extremely noisy.
Pleasant and efficient wait service.

AK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance, service was superb. Hostesses were so accommodating and kind. Thank you. They did forget my candles on my birthday dessert I ordered for my best friend but once I asked they brought it over. Cocktails were delicious 😋

BC
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Loved the experience, although my partner and I were there for a special birthday dinner (and I noted this on my reservation). Neither the server or the host mentioned happy birthday to my partner. A little more attention to detail would have made this a 5 star experience!

k
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Group of 10 was wonderfully served.

MN
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Go before vale leaves for the night cuz I paid 15 dollars for a parking space I could’ve done myself

J
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If your vision is excellent - you will not have a problem reading their menu. If your vision is not so great, my suggestion is to look for the menu online, look on yelp for photos or use the tea light candle at the restaurant to look at the menu. Great food, great place overall experience but the low lighting somewhat discriminates for older/aging individuals. I would not suggest taking seniors or recommending this to them unless they want to ask someone to read the menu for them.

BN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

I had high expectations but food was marginal - nothing special and the acoustics are awful!!! Drinks were OK and service was fine but I wouldn't go back or recommend.

K
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was great, however it is noisy.
For us it's best to arrive early and beat the crowds

HC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bday celebration with friends and great food and drinks!
Pamela was incredibly helpful! Definitely be back soon

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really, the perfect meal and excellent service.

YB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This last minute suggestion from a friend turned out to be one of the best meals and dining experiences that I have had in a long time. The service was truly outstanding. We entrusted the server to order everything for us and she did not disappoint. The food was extraordinary and the ambiance and sound level also made this a very inviting environment. I will definitely visit again and would recommend this place to others.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, as well as the food! Definitely recommend this place for casual dining with friends or family. Good for sharing.

JZ
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Divine
Cocktail & Vigoron
Wine & Lengua
Melts in your mouth ;D

TT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was so delicious that it made all of us happy.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was great but we were told it’s family style dining and got the New Years special which was Surf and Turf but it came with a half of a 4oz lobster tail which was over cooked and fishy smelling. Our sides were mushrooms which were tasteless and greasy, mashed potatoes that seemed out of a box and the tasteless spinach! The steak was cooked perfect and well seasoned which is what saved the the place! I’m thinking because it was so packed for New Years we didn’t get the full experience because things were rushed! The place is beautiful our drinks were ok a bit cramped seating! I want to try it again cause I think we really got them at a bad time!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic value for the quality of food! Amazing ambience, highly recommended!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to share a very good Argentinian steak and latinoamericano appetizers. Definitely recommend

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cocktails first which were on point. Empanadas were delicious. We enjoyed chicken, beef and veggie empanadas. Highly recommend! We also had dinner and enjoyed steak and veggies. Wish we lived closer to take advantage of happy hour! Service was excellent.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Modern and crowdy restaurant with a good vibe and delicious food, which is a fusion of South American and Spanish. Must visit in Mission district.

p
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place with excellent ceviche (for a steak house!), empanadas, and more. Pulpo is highly recommended.

JR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Everything we tried was very flavorful. Portions are small so sharing is difficult but more opportunity to try more.

JH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall excellent experience. Food was great and generous portion sizes for tapas. Service was fantastic. The noise level is a little high but that’s pretty typical in San Francisco these days.

Y
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pork chops EVER!! Lolinda is my all time favorite spot to eat in the city. They always get it right every time. Their ensalada de palmito is a must have every time! Can’t wait to go back

FG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I saw Lolinda on Check Please Bay Area where all 3 guest lavishly praised it. Lolinda delivered!

The food was delicious. Our parry of 6 tried many different dishes. The empanadas were tasty. The pulpo was just fantastic- best I've ever had. Plaintains, braised kale, bass, shrimp skewers - all of it was great.

We didn't love the croquetas and I'm not much of a pork belly person but both dishes weren't bad and our 2 steak dishes were pretty good but we should have chosen better cuts of meat.

Miles was our server. He was outstanding- took good care of us, made great suggestions, kept the food coming at good pace and even knew when to slow things down so we could cancel a couple of dishes because we ordered so much food that fortunately, he hadn't submitted every dish so we had time to cancel a couple- we were just too full.

Value - also excellent. My one regret is that we were too full to check out the dessert menu but that's a reason to go back!

Bravo Lolinda!!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good! We loved the food!

J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers Myles and Matt made dinner with my sister from out of town absolutely incredible. The food was once again mouth watering. We ordered two bone marrow this time cause I can’t share. Lolinda is my favorite restaurant in the city for a reason. Thanks again :)

U
Atlanta
74 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place. Great ambiance, prompt service and great good.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Très bien !

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LV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

We had a great dinner at Lolinda's but my husband and I thought it was a bit noisy and the tables too close to each other. It's the ideal place for young people. Don't get me wrong, the food was fantastic, my favorites: the empanadas and the grilled artichokes. The meat was great too but I didn't like the fact that they put a piece of butter on the meat.....anyway..... We were lucky to find a parking space in front of the restaurant but according to Lolinda's website there's valet parking service but we didn't see anyone. I'd recommend to take an Uber.
We were celebrating my son's 21st birthday and he loved the place. For my husband and I the food was fantastic but the place was noisy.

CC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Servers are exceptionally professional. They are friendly, attentive and observing when to approach
The food serve flow and timing are well controlled
And food quality are extremely good and food are very delicious. Very savory but light in seasoning
Coffee are hot which not many good restaurant of the same price level provides

n
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food3service1ambience5

The restaurant is ok. The service is horrible, kids with no awareness of hospitality whatsoever. Luckily they have a manager that cares and is working to change the culture. I think if he is successful, it could be great one day. He worked very hard and succeeded in providing a wonderful evening for us.

s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was good but didn’t make me want to go back. Only saw server twice and food was brought out by random kitchen staff. Good to try on a normal weekend date night but I wouldn’t come back here for a special occasion.

AS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best pork chop in town

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family reunion

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