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Lolinda

4.7
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2069 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2069 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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Leah
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. It was our second time here. We got the New York Steak this time and I highly recommend it. Get the black + blue if you can.

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ArturoN
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ur experience was awesome from the beginning to the end. The attention was I impeccable service and delicious food .

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Katie008
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner. Service is top notch, so is the food. They even served us free dessert for our anniversary - beautiful flourless chocolate cake. Will definitely be back. (They were also sanitizing every table and seat as soon as people left amid covid-19 panic)

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Maks77
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish I could give it 10 stars!!! Everything was FABULOUS. We started with Alcachofa (charred artichoke) and Chiles a la Parilla (grilled shishito peppers), then went on to the chicken skewer and NY steak with roasted potatos and chimichurri butter. Words cannot describe. We ended with churros with chocolate and dulce de leche dips. Oh yes, and the drinks...Pisco Punch and Los Diablos. I never go into detail on restaurant reviews, but everything was THAT good. Plus our server was so fun and everyone else we interacted with was gracious and friendly. A memorable dinner for my son's 50th birthday. Thanks so much, Lolinda!

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RominaP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Great food in a great ambience, that was unfortunately overshadowed by the poor service, both at the bar when we were waiting for our table, as well as at our table throughout our meal. At the bar, the barman stopped 5 times (!!!) while mixing our drinks, to attend to his phone, speak to his colleagues, look at his phone again and show something on his phone to other customers sitting at the bar. It felt super disrespectful to be honest, since he was making it clear that he was not caring about us, our drinks, or how long he was taking to prep 2 cocktails. When seated at the table, our waiter had to come back after the first dishes came out to re-confirm our order. Also, she did not appear at all for +15 minutes, so we asked another waiter for water re-fill and two more cocktails. Then, as we were eating our main course and i finished my steak, she asked me if I wanted dessert when my partner was still chewing on his steak. This seems like basic waiter 101 training to not ask for dessert if you are still eating your main course? This is the third time I am at Lolinda, but I am not sure I would return given how the service made me feel.

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Adubb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time and are looking forward to our visit.

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abidehb
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff our server was very nice and kind. Recommend many option for us including the bone marrow which was very good! :)

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vipRayE
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for catching up with old friends. The dishes are served family style, so everyone can have a little bit of everything. A smallish but decent wine list, and reasonable corkage. The food was spectacular. I don't think I've ever had as flavorful a tartare as theirs, and whatever rub they put on the pork chop, when combined with the smoky grilling made for something out of this world (and more tender and juicy than any piece of pork you've had in a while). Service was attentive and friendly, and the space is very warm and inviting.

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vipMayL
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was great but the hostess were slow. We arrived and they told me we couldn’t get seated until our full party was there. Once everybody was there it still took him like 15 minutes for them to seat us when they were sitting everybody else.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great option for late night after theater dining. Service was gracious and food was satisfying. Noise level is a bit high so quiet conversation could be difficult but still doable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had reservations for 10 for a bday gathering but 6 people could not make it due to extenuating circumstances. The staff were understanding and accommodating to where everything turned out great! Food was delicious and made with love as usual

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vipnywineo
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My only real complaint is that the beef they serve in corn fed not grass fed. In Argentina, all the beef is pasture raised and grass fed. Lolinda could improve the authenticity of the restaurant if they served grass fed beef.

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LeslieS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The meat is cooked to perfection. Love this spot for dinner.

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KennethF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing. Of course it was noisy but that's what you get at a popular restaurant. Overall awesome and I would recommend the pork chops and civiche. Great spot. Also good wine pairing by my server. I forget his name but thanks!

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RedeE
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food and service were good, however, service staff will sell you on a lot of small items which is good because of the smaller portions (tapas), however, the timing of delivery leaves you feeling rushed and pushed through your dinner. Tables were small and food came out faster than we could eat. The servers kept trying to take unfinished dishes away to make room for other dishes. That made the evening less than what it should have been. Half our food was eaten cold because they tried to get all courses on the table as they were ready from the kitchen. There wasn't time to eat what we had. To remedy this, I would encourage diners to order only a couple items at a time and then order again when you are ready.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. One of the best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would go back in a heartbeat. Fantastic food, drinks, great vibe and service!

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Jolie
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great other then the noise. It’s was very hard to have a conversation without raising your voice over the people next to you.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was great!

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erinm
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lolinda has a great vibe, delicious cocktails, and obviously great steaks. The ambiance is great, however general noise level was quite loud, and tables are very close together.

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RonC
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

2nd time at Lolinda excellent service and great food. The Argentine Malbec was outstanding surprisingly good was the pickled eggplant recommended by our server. Steaks were great and the Empanadas appetizer were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in the city. I’m Argentine, and their dishes are authentic and delicious.

They thankfully sat us upstairs for a business meeting which I had asked them to do in the reservation comments. Upstairs is far quieter than the main dining room.

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MilaChe
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is awesome, but the environment is quite loud and very dark inside

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I took my boyfriend out on a date this place was recommended by a friend so we decided to try it we started out with the artichoke to me was good but my boyfriend thought it was the artichoke heart instead we received a whole artichoke it was good then we had the octopus super good highly recommended we got a chicken skewer super good then we ordered the meal for two which we ended up waiting a very long time after wait for the meal to get there they had forgot the side of mushrooms which they ended take care and we got the chocolate cake is was so good service was good couldn’t ask more since I could see our server was doing the best she could definitely would go back loved the place really good food !!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Bar tender was moody

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and services

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to celebrate a friends birthday and the food was outstanding and the service was great too! We had a really enjoyable meal

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AnnetteN
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Argentine food . Great service. The staff friendly food amazing. The octopus was grilled to perfection and the empanadas de carne were amazing.the crust was light and the filling full of flavor. A must when you are in San Francisco

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Christina
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Fun atmosphere and great service. The noise level made it so that we had to shout and ask each other to repeat what we just said. That was unfortunate because everything else was a 10.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great service, even better food! Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with great service!

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vipDillyC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is spectacular and so is the service. Already thinking about the next time I’ll go!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful ambience.

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SFFoodie
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time bringing the kids, and it was surprisingly kid friendly! We went @530pm and had a phenomenal server. The family style menu was perfect, too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday! It was great

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ColletteG
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, followed by great drinks and ambiance! Empanada was out of this world! Ribeye was worth every penny and then some. Unfortunately I made the mistake of getting the dry lamb shank. Bad choice very dry and extremely gamey. Very disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really good food here, all items I really enjoyed, very good flavors and dishes.
The jicama salad and broccoli Had a lottt of lemon on them and was very tart and acidic. This was too much for my taste but still good ingredients. Might have preferred that the lemon was on the side but the wind and dishes we had were really great so all around a good time.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful ambiance, delicious food and great service.

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AlexisP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in San Francisco! A must go if you are in the Mission. Make a reservation and prepare to have your taste buds very satisfied!

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Leah
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I am never too much of a fan of super close communal table seating but it is nice and cute and the atmosphere is chill for a romantic dinner date. The flavors in the food were excellent, though one of the peppers in the Asado mixto caught me off guard and absolutely set my mouth ablaze. The pork belly appetizer was probably the highlight. I would come back and try some other things here.

FAQs

Lolinda does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Lolinda is rated 4.7 stars by 2069 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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