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A new kind of Argentinian steakhouse that combines Latin American flavors with Californian sensibilities.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
24th Street Bart station is your best options as it is three blocks from our location.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website: http://lolindasf.com/special-events/
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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
Went for Valentines Day dinner, were sat right away even a lil earlier than our reservations. Food and desert was really amazing, drinks were really small especially for the price, service was good (not horrible but not excellent), overall enjoyed our dinner and evening!
We were very excited to eat here after seeing Lolinda featured on Check Please. While the cocktails were good, and the few food items we had were tasty, the experience was marred by terrible service that got so bad, we left halfway through our meal.
Though we arrived just as they opened, we were seated at a dirty table. Our waiter was nowhere to be found, so the hostess cleaned the table for us.
Experience has taught us that to ensure a good service, it helps to make it clear to the waitstaff what you expect; which wine with which dish, progression of meal, don't bring all the food at once, etc. Our initial waiter seemed willing to accommodate our requests.
Food and cocktails began to arrive, and they were fine until a waitress walking by removed a dish we hadn't finished yet. When I asked her to leave it, she did so with attitude. After 15 minutes of empty plates and glasses, we flagged the waitress and asked her to find our waiter. She informed us that she was now in charge of our table, but she had no idea what we had ordered, so we had to explain our order again. We also let her know that as yet, we were not happy with the service and we expected it to get better. Again she responded with attitude.
Then the first waiter appeared again with all the food at once, which we specifically asked not to happen, so we had to send some of the dishes back.
That's when the manager took over in an effort to rectify our displeasure. He was friendly and professional, and the meal started progressing well again. Then he disappeared (I'm sure he was busy, and waiting tables is not his job), and after another 20 minutes with empty plates and glassware, we'd had enough, and got up to leave.
When the manager saw us leaving, he expressed regret for our experience and reduced our bill. We let him know the failing was in the training of his staff, and suggested educating them in basic food service standards and courtesies.
The pros: really good hand crafted cocktails. Talented bartenders. Lively scene. Excellent desert.
The cons: really loud. Very dark, everyone was using cellphone flashlight to be able to read menus. I’m not a fan of the menu offerings other than the desert we had. I didn’t even know what I was eating with the veggies on my plate. So dark, and they were tasteless. Other people obviously rave about this restaurant but I think I’ll stick to their cocktail menu.
The restaurant week menu items were delicious and made me wanting more. I definitely will be back to try the rest of the menu. The only downside, restaurant is so dimly lit that I imagine it will only be a matter of time before someone trips, falls down, and a lawsuit is filed.
Tried Lolinda with roommate for restaurant week.
Hostess was rude and never looked up from her computer screen. For a 4 course meal, we were out of the restuarant within an hour and very much got the impression that the staff was tired of getting a "restaurant week crowd" in to the restaurant.
Incredible atmosphere but got the impression that diners doing the restaurant week tasting menu were pushed to the back wall and upstairs (like we were) making it difficult to enjoy the restaurant space.
Food was fine. While the restaurant week menu is certainly a great deal, it's also an opportune time to try a new restaurant which was why I was disappointed in the food and service. Will not be back but would hope that I can attribute the experience to making the mistake of trying out what's normally a great restaurant during an off-week of the year.
I just want to thank our waiter at Lolinda, unfortunately I don't remember her name but she was absolutely fantastic. She knew it was our anniversary dinner and tended to us well the entire night. My girlfriend and I had a fabulous time and will definitely be back in a few months. From top to bottom the staff was great, we were a little late but called ahead and the hostess made the proper adjustments for us. The food was absolutely phenomenal and wasn't insanely priced. The shrimp skewers were something else. Fantastic place and we can't wait to go back.
I loved the food however the noise level was absolutely terrible, and you basically have to scream at each other to have a conversation. Emily, our server was amazing. I had booked the restaurant for the SF Restaurant week for their $40.00 tasting menu. Emily informed us that they di not have that on Saturday nights! How can you advertise it and then do not have it, that was very disappointing
A+ food and drinks! BUT it was so loud and crammed I couldn't enjoy the ambiance. I would have rather taken it to go and had my food/drink on a bench somewhere. The tables were so close to each other I felt like I could knock elbows with the folks sitting next to us and I could barely hear myself speak. I won't be going back on a Friday night for a date but would revisit during another quieter time.
Disappointed in that we came here for a restaurant week deal (which OpenTable said was available) to get to the restaurant and have them tell us they did not honor the "deal" on Friday/Saturday. Not sure where the disconnect is between OpenTable/Lolinda but this really should have been fixed.
Love this place! Every time I go, it delivers.
Great food and drink. Venture out and try the sherries they pair very well with a lot of the dishes.
Octopus, marrow, pork belly and we were really shocked by the trucha! Wow great evening once again.
Thanks to the whole team at Lolinda.
Went to Lolinda during restaurant week, and I'm happy with the experience overall. I think it was a pretty good value based on all the items that were served. Unfortunately, the main course (the mixed grill) was my least favorite. The bulk of the meat was in sausage form with only a few short ribs and a few slices of steak. I'm not a huge sausage fan, so that was a drawback. I will say that the ceviche was very nice and the churros were great. The wait staff was very nice, as well; we waited quite a bit for our table despite a reservation, so they served us a complimentary order of croquettes, which were very tasty!
We went to Lolinda for dinner as part of SF Restaurant Week. Our table all chose the prix fixe menu and all courses were served family style. All of the courses were delicious and a good size for sharing. My favorite was the ceviche, which included fried corn and was just spicy enough without being overwhelming. The atmosphere is hip but it was on the dark side which made it harder to see the delicious food.
We went to Lolinda for the first time for SF restaurant week. The set menu was good, however our favorite dish was the bone marrow that we ordered from the regular menu. The grilled short rib was delicious and all the other meat we good too. The space has a great ambience, but it is a little loud and a little too dark.
We were seated quickly. A server came by to let us know the specials. He left and a few seconds later a second server wanted to share the specials with us again. Seemed like a lack of communication. Meal was delicious but some bus boys did seem to clear our plates before the last bite. Best ceviche I’ve ever had.
We went for a birthday dinner and got the perfect table (a booth for two against the wall) and we had the perfect server (Jackie)! We grabbed drinks at the bar in time for Happy Hour and enjoyed a yummy Old Fashioned and a Malbec for $7 each. Then sat for dinner and had the grilled artichoke, Maduro (plantain/burrata), a NY steak (super flavorful) and a skirt steak. All amazing and cooked perfectly! Everything is grilled Argentinian style including the veggies and bread. We were comped a bday dessert complete with candle and we did not feel rushed at all to give up our table despite our lingering. Would highly recommend if you're a steak lover or loved grilled veggies and can handle being surrounded by meat.
Food was fantastic, our server was one of the best I've ever had. But this restaurant is much louder than what I'd describe as "energetic" and I've been told since from friends I was in one of the quietest seats. Once the place thinned out, it was really nice. I will recommend this place with qualifications about the noise level.
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