Lolinda

4.7
1596 reviews
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Steakhouse
A new kind of Argentinian steakhouse that combines Latin American flavors with Californian sensibilities.
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London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great service probably one of the best steaks I've ever had. Will def go back over and over

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

We were quite disappointed after we were sat at a booth that was too small for my 8 people party. It was my bday dinner. The booth and table was for 4 and maybe max 6. The table was crowded and it was very uncomfortable for me and my guests. The plates barely fit, wine glasses and water glasses spilled a few times. it was in such poor taste to sit us down in such a cramped table. We had made the reservation weeks before. We were disappointed and embarrassed with our guests. we will never dine here again.

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NC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. We had the ceviche, pulpo and asado mixto! I celebrated my birthday here and it is such a gem!

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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner was absolutely amazing.

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H
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. My favorite restaurant in SF. Make sure to try the artichoke.

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1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing been here over 30 times

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Portland
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Had to wait over 45 minutes for a table we had a reservation for...they offered us a plate of their version of French fries, which was one per person.

Didn’t seem like they cared.

Won’t ever go back or recommend

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1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, ambiance and service were all wonderful.

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London
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great venue in shady area! Outstanding food and great service. And sorry, I know I sound old but quite dark and very loud! It was a Saturday... overall great experience though thank you!

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CR
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I try to go once a year when I’m in town. Always OUTSTANDING.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lolinda is always a good experience. The steak was great and we ate maduro for the very first time and it was SO GOOD!

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RS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Watched “Check Please” segment on cable, rated it very high. Portions looked great on tv and everything by each reviewer seemed outstanding.
My exp: skirt steak was tiny, 3oz maybe. Yes well cooked and seasoned ok, but only comes with bread and sauce. Poor value in my opinion. Pork Chop tasted amazing, seasoned and cooked perfectly but much smaller in size than TV review, again bread and sauce. Simple and small. Octopus tasted good but literally 6-7 sugar cube pieces, mixed w similar size potato’s covered (hidden) by greens on top when served, tasty but tiny. Short ribs, meat cooked properly but an absolutely tasteless sauce. We had to add tons of salt just to draw out flavor. Portion size was ok. Desserts also tiny and fair in flavor, at best. $9.00 Flan is robbery for the tiny bottle cap size serving size.

Plus: Beef Empanadas were good, mushrooms very nice and plentiful, Brocollini was excellent. Coffee great as were cocktails.

Lastly, service, all waitstaff very nice, but very slow to serve or long periods between checking in with us. Sad cuz we arrived at 9:30 on a Sat evening, past rush.

Really had high hopes for this place but really disappointed. Ambiance was great and very busy which might be why less care in service and value is happening now... not sure.

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MC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love LoLinda always a great experience. Our server messed up our order but we were happy nonetheless

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FP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Anniversary

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DD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great and our server was the best

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing, food is amazing!

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

After dining at Lolinda for many special occasions, this last visit was a disappointment. We always look forward to birthdays here because of their delicious layer birthday cake. This was not brought to the table for the celebration. We were also forced to wait 15 minutes after our original reservation time despite arriving early. I understand it was a busy evening but we were waiting quite a while for service even after we were seated.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always with Lolinda! Great food, delicious drinks, friendly staff! Wish I came earlier this time for the happy hour.

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SR
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent experience. Service was great, food was great, loved the ambiance. A bit dark, could just about make out the food. Will go back and bring friends.

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1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my Boyfriend's birthday. We were running a little late but we called and they gave us 15 minutes extra to hold our table much appreciated. They also gave us a complimentary cake slice for him with candle. I love it when restaurants do that. I also loved every single thing we ordered.

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1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I usually really love this restaurant. It’s ambiance is hip, yet romantic. The only real problem I had with my last experience there is that we sat on the second level. I felt like the second level doesn’t have the same “feel” as the main level. My husband and I joked that we were in the reject section. Sucks because we made a reservation well in advance and thought we’d get a good table. Oh well. Still will go for a sexy night out. All staff members were awesome.

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c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely anniversary dinner at Lolinda! They even surprised us with glasses of sparkling wine on the house to celebrate our special day. Would definitely recommend for special occasions.

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C
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service

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TE
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

They unapologetically cancelled our open table reservation when we were 12 minutes late. We are international visitors so didn’t get the sms on our phones. But they found us another table after a short wait which was great.
Lovely food. Great cocktails. Delicious wine. Perfect service.
Super super loud though.

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JC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the servers at the bar were friendly and professional. A bartender named Jared was super nice and gave great service. Keep it up!

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ZO
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We called and asked if they were doing anything special at midnight for New Year and they said yes. We were upstairs and we all upstairs were not counted in the celebrations. Downstairs they got champagne and stuff but they completely disregarded the people upstairs. Disappointed

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible! One of our new favorites in SF. Great place to take guests who like steak but want a unique experience and flavor.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my new favorite spots in SF. Food was to die for. Portions were huge. And the check was so reasonable. Highly recommend

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Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks. Ambiance is nice but it is very loud. Tables are pretty close together so you can hear the conversation next to you. But would definitely come back.

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1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the lengua was the bomb!!!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was great and food!! Awesome experience for bay dinner. Bf enjoyed it!!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!
Great service. Outstanding menu selection and execution of every dish. Loved the atmosphere and entire experience.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Everything was great but had an issue with trying to change to a smaller table (table instead of booth) for our group of 4. Took 3 waitresses and about 10 minutes to get us changed to a smaller table when there were a few empty tables for 4 near us.

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PP
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and really delicious cocktails for a good price!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Big fan of lolindas but disappointed they didn’t recognize the special occasion for which we went there for this time. Had put it on the reservation in case I did not have a chance to speak privately with the wait staff. They didn’t acknowledge the occasion on the reservation. A bit disappointing for a special occasion. Would have been a nice gesture.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and service was attentive. Had a wonderful time.

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KB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been twice.
I Love steak and I've had steak a lot of different places, Lolinda's gaucho prepared med-rare is by far the best tasting steak I have ever had!

I also suggest the bruselas (brussel sprouts) and the cauliflower.

It can be a little noisy because so many people, but it wasn't annoying/bothersome, it's just not a quiet place.

And it can be a little cold/drafty in there, so maybe dress warm.

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AF
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I requested by text on OpenTable reservation for a non-dairy piece of cake or dessert for my daughters birthday (this was the dinner for) and Lolinda didn't had or do anything for that.

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JN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was very good and tapas style. The restaurant was incredibly noisy and extremely dark. The noise level and uncomfortably interior will probably keep me from going back.

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