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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

91% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (59)
Good for a Date (57)
Special Occasion (54)
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Good for Birthdays (50)
Tapas (43)
Creative Cuisine (43)
Handcrafted Cocktails (41)
Good for Groups (40)
Hot Spot (40)
Romantic (34)
Vibrant Bar Scene (33)
Bar Seating (32)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Worth the Drive (28)
Fun (27)
Authentic (25)
Casual (24)
Comfort Food (19)
People Watching (17)
Business Meals (15)
Paleo Friendly (15)
Happy Hour (11)
Cozy (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great Beer (4)
Healthy (4)
Spicy (4)
Vegan (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 18 hours ago

Always great but didn’t do anything special for the special occasion

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·Dined 2 days ago

Perfect night, excellent food,great music and a perfect service!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic food, with a casual and trendy atmosphere

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Bone marrow, chicken skewers, and steak are noms

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

stellar food, strong drinks, dark lighting, attentive service. bit pricey, so save for special occasions. but absolutely delicious!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined 5 days ago

One of my favorite restaurants for a fancy date. Great meat and unique veggie dishes. Dim light atmosphere.

Tags: Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Tapas, People Watching, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined 7 days ago

Best beef we have had in a while .. highly recommended

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Celebrating mobility

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Food, service and ambiance used to be better. The food is not as good as before.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing food and excellent service. The plantain dish was my favorite! Wish I had room for dessert.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Always a great meal at Lolinda. Food is amazing and tasty! Look forward to my next dining experience at LoLinda.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I am from Argentina. The meats were very good, blood sausage and other items were average compared with Argentinian originals. The service is efficient, a bit cold for my taste, the ambiance is vibrant and the architecture of the place is awesome.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Nice food and wine choices.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

A bit loud, but I liked it. Energetic vibe. Attentive staff. Delicious churros and meats.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Tapas, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Romantic, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was great. Loved the squash empanadas, skirt steak, and croquetas. Service wasn’t that great, our waitress clearly did not want to be working. But other than that we had a great time.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was excellent, especially the flank steak. Service was also very prompt.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Our waitress was so rude. Food came out cold. Birthday cake came out when birthday girl was in the bathroom lol

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Ryan was very helpful, we loved his recommendations. Don't miss the cauliflower!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

It was great ,food was awesome and the service as well.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Authentic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Excellent food and service. MUCH TOO NOISY. EASY TO GET TO ON PUBLIC TRANSIT. THIS SHOULD BE AN OPTION TO CHECK IN YOUR SURVEY

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Service was great. Food was tasty.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Best steak I've ever had. This and a stop on the roof at El Techo made a fun and very satisfying evening.

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Stellar in all regards except one: an 8:45 reservation was not ready for about 30 minutes, too long to wait for a late dinner on an empty stomach! Wait staff, food quality and value are all aces!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Tapas, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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