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About Lolinda

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

2518 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Argentinean, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:


Happy Hour: Mon - Su 5:30pm-7:00pm

Dinner: Su-Th 5:30pm-11:00pm

Dinner: F-Sa 5:30pm-12:00am

Cross Street:
21st Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 550-6970

Website:
http://www.lolindasf.com/

Parking Details:
We have valet connected with the restaurant that charges a flat rate of $12 per car.

Closest parking garage is on 21st and Bartlett.

Please allow a minimum of 20 minutes to find street parking.

Public Transit:
24th Street Bart station is your best options as it is three blocks from our location.

Executive Chef:
Alejandro Morgan

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For special events, please contact our Events Coordinator, Ana Ligi: aligi@lolindasf.com or visit our website: http://lolindasf.com/special-events/

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Private Dining

Lolinda our impressive three-level space offers a broad range of layouts for any occasion, from festive, family-style dinners to elegant cocktail receptions. The restaurant's dedicated spaces include the dining room, mezzanine, two bars, and a rooftop deck with sweeping views of the city skyline.

Lolinda Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (66)
Fit for Foodies (59)
Special Occasion (58)
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Good for Birthdays (53)
Tapas (52)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Good for Groups (43)
Handcrafted Cocktails (40)
Vibrant Bar Scene (40)
Fun (39)
Hot Spot (38)
Romantic (38)
Authentic (35)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Casual (30)
Bar Seating (26)
Worth the Drive (26)
People Watching (23)
Comfort Food (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Late-night Find (13)
Business Meals (11)
Cozy (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Spicy (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Healthy (5)
Organic (4)
Scenic View (4)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Vegan (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Seasonal (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

It was great, but a bit noisy. The bacon marmalade is the best!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

I have to say that Lolinda may be the finest restaurant in the Bay Area or at least SF without the finest restaurant price. They call themselves a steakhouse, and when you look at the menu it looks nothing like your classic steakhouse. But the dishes are all terrific, and they have perhaps the best tasting steak anywhere. Their 18 ounce bone-in ribeye was so tasty, it's still lingering with me several days later. Oh, but they have bone marrow and sweatbreads on the menu, too. And they're oh so delicious. They have a wonderful hearts of palm salad and the dressing was so delicious, if they just served me more salad I could eat that for dinner (with the dressing, of course). Great cocktails are their specialty. And the 50/50 Gin Martini is something unique for the classic gin martini lovers. Every dish gets better and better! And what a fun place it is. It's packed. The people know when a great restaurant exists and they come and fill it up. Sure, it's in the Mission District on Mission Street, and the neighborhood isn't great. So you'll get a good whiff of pot on at the entrance to the restaurant, but if that enhances your appetite, you're in for a treat. Come hungry, and you'll leave satisfied paying about 2/3 of what you would at Ruth's Chris or another similar restaurant. Lolinda's is great!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Casual, Healthy, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food, Organic, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was amazing ! Just wish tables were a little bigger.

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Lolinda is a mainstay on my lists for my girl and I, my buddies and I, or for recommending to those in town. Don't overload on the starters, are great as they are, because you need the open space to enjoy your steak, as you should.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Creative, tasty tapas and great cocktail and wine choices compensate for the higher than average noise level.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Waiter helpful and attentive. Way too noisy. Needs some sound deadening.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fabulous evening out with friends. The food was amazing, service excellent and the Tempranillo a great value. Highly recommend!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great food and ambiance!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Lolinda has always been a favorite of mine. I asked for my ribeye to be as rare as possible and our waitress made that happen. In her exact words, she had it "MOO-ING" at us! I highly recommend the artichoke. The lemon aioli sauce is a perfect pair for the charred/smokey flavor and serves as a perfect starter. Not filling to the point where it ruins your appetite for the main course! Last but certainly not least, you can NEVER go wrong with the ceviche mixto. The fried corn fritter served on the side may be my favorite thing on the menu! Down to the veggies... Every bite is flavorful and delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great place to eat some great food. Going back next Saturday with some friends again. Food was excellent the only downside is that you have to get in line after if you wanna go to the upstairs patio area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Some dishes were OK, but the grill was pathetic. Definitely not worth the money.

Tags: People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Lolinda is our families favorite place to eat. From the food, to the service, and everything else. We are always pleased!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food, worth the price, and cool ambiance. Would highly recommend for a special occasion!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food, from appetizers to the main courses and then of course, desserts.
Our servers were excellent, very attentive.
I highly recommend this place and will definitely keep coming back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

The cocktails were made well and the ambiance is great. Dim lighting, rustic/masculine appeal and the food was absolutely delicious. The hubby and I had the squash and chicken empanadas, the mixed ceviche, pulpo dish and the asado mixto. At the end the Server (whom was very attentive) brought out a nice birthday cake to celebrate my husband’a birthday (the cake was alright), thankfully we also ordered the Alfajores cookies and Milk which was absolutely delicious. You can have the milkshake spiked but we were driving so chose not to.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food was great. Portion was just right

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Food was delicious and I loved the sharing of plates. The Empanadas were wonderful. The only thing I didn't care for is the lighting in the restaurant. I understand wanting ambiance but they keep it too dark.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Hostess wasn't very helpful. Wouldn't take our names for reservations and said it would be a 2 hour wait. Used open table while she was talking and got an immediate reservation.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Outstanding restaurant and a good find for us, visiting from Canada. Waitress was wonderful, and gave us very good recommendations. Wait time was not too long. Next time, we would request a table a little more on its own, rather than in between 2 other groups. Would go back for sure.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, People Watching, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Had a great first time dinner at this restaurant in the heart of the Mission district. Shared plates worked out very well for us. Service was efficient and friendly. Interesting wine list with some good by the glass selections. Prices for food and drinks are not out of line for a popular place in mid-SF. Only negative related to our night there was the noise level - quite high which makes it difficult to carry on a conversation at times. Other than that a very enjoyable dinner. We'll be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great service and delicious food! Perfect for a date night, we split the 18 oz ribeye and shared a few small plates. Ended with coffee & churros - delicious!

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

AMAZING can’t believe it’s taken me this long to eat downstairs can’t wait to go back

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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great dinner with a friend and coworker.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Dinner here was great like always. I always go here when I get a chance. I brought my husband this time around and he loved it as well!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our dinner was amazing! We went to celebrate our anniversary and it was the perfect choice for us to have a nice delicious dinner. The only thing we didn't love was that restaurant was a pretty loud.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food is amazing, the noise level is super high. Great for going out with friends terrible date night local. Service is good, delicious food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great restaurant in the heart of the Mission. I took my son for his 18th birthday along with his two brothers (5 total). Food was a hit with everyone. The service was great as was the ambiance. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was an amazing experience- very good food. Beautiful establishment

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Wonderful food and good service. It is very noisy though. We had the Spanish Octopus, chicken empanadas and the pork chop. Everything was wonderful. The chef grilled the octopus as they do in Argentina. We also had the pork belly, which was very good but the other three were outstanding. The people next to us highly recommended the Ono ceviche, they said it was the best ceviche they had ever had.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

went to celebrate a birthday. food was fantastic. service was faster than fast and our waitperson knew how to present the menu so we, first timers, would have a nice meal. very crowded because salesforce conference in town. noise was high because of the crowd. only bad thing for me was the very low lighting. hard to read menu and review check.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Birthday celebration. Excellent steaks with yummy chimichuri sauce. Reasonable corkage fee. Friendly service

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

All the small plates we had - salad, ceviche, octopus, artichoke, peppers, and shrimp on a skewer - were delicious. The steak and short ribs were just ok. Next time I'd just do the tapas, but it's definitely worth returning for that.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Loved the food, the service, and the energetic atmosphere.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very good overall experience. Food was excellent and the service was very friendly and attentive. The butter squash empanadas were delicious. The table shared the pork chop and the ribeye steak. Both were grilled perfectly. I only wish the table lighting would have been a little brighter. I had difficulty reading the menu. We will definitely return to try other items on the menu.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was ok. Though during dinner my husband mentioned that I cook steak better than the restaurant did. Everything was over charred and undercooked. The wait for our food was simply too long. Almost an hour for our mains to arrive. The drinks at the bar were good.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food, great ambiance, and great service! Winner! Will come back and recommend!

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

My wife and I loved everything. The food, place, and staff were all excellent.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Really cool modern interior! Plates were small and a bit pricey. Our favorite by far were the empanadas. The melted cheese with bacon recommended by our server was also excellent!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Does not look appealing from the outside. But, once you get seated you get full ambiance of a real Date Night and service. GreatBut wait!
The Food is Exceptional and worth the drive from the Peninsula.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

My absolute favorite restaurant in San Francisco, amazing steaks, great flavor and delicious wines

Tags: Romantic, Tapas, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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