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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

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (63)
Good for a Date (63)
Special Occasion (55)
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Good for Birthdays (49)
Tapas (45)
Creative Cuisine (45)
Hot Spot (43)
Good for Groups (41)
Handcrafted Cocktails (39)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Vibrant Bar Scene (36)
Romantic (32)
Fun (31)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Bar Seating (29)
Casual (29)
Authentic (28)
Worth the Drive (28)
Comfort Food (22)
People Watching (22)
Business Meals (16)
Happy Hour (15)
Paleo Friendly (15)
Cozy (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Local Ingredients (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Spicy (5)
Great Beer (4)
Healthy (4)
Organic (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Scenic View (3)
Vegan (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

Service was great. Food was tasty.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

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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·Dined on January 15, 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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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Had a very nice experience at Lolinda ... quite a popular Mission district destination ! Had seen the restaurant reviewed on a popular local TV show so decided to try it !
We were seated on the second floor which also had a bar there ... only complaint was the very dark lighting which made it difficult to read menu or to even see the food .... many people at various tables were noted to be using their phone lights to see... it was only halfway throughthe meal that the staff corrected the “ambience”....lol !
That being said, the food was very good ! Their forte is the meat ... braised short ribs excellent , pork chop was large and juicy not dry . Best roasted shishito peppers with aioli dip ! The fish ceviche was lacking more citrus and the portion was meager for the price . The roasted octopus was delicious .
Would return to restaurant and next time would get the bone marrow and order the ribeye since their this restaurant is Argentinian in theme.
Would recommend parking in nearby parking lot building as it is difficult to find street parking in the popular Mission area of SF ! And make restaurant reservations for sure !!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Best new dining experience we have had in a long time.
The hostess was wonderful, as were our wait staff

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Been to Lolinda 5+ times and have loved every experience. Food is delicious! Service is great. Always have a really good time I go there.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I had seen it on Check Please Bay area and looked delicious - However our experience was less than stellar. The place was SO loud that I couldn't hear my partner. It was so dark also that I had to use my Iphone flashlight to see my food. The service was very good and our server super nice. The starters and small plates were excellent, however we had the Ribeye which was about 50% fatty globs and not very big for $44, not worth the price. Seemed super popular place with young techies and groups. Would not recommend it for anyone over 30.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Garrett the host was very helpful! Servers were fantastic, food delicious!

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

We had a great time at Lolinda. From cocktails all the way to the appetizers and dishes. It’s a perfect place to get together with a group of friends or to have a date. I definitely recommend this place if you want some good tapas and drinks.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fun, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy, Disabled Access
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Service was great, food was delicious! The empanadas were a little too starchy for my liking, but besides that I love lollinda! Will recommend to a friend.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Everything was perfect from the ambiance to the food to the service. My husband and I went there with a couple of friends for a last minute double date night on a Saturday, and they were able seat us after a 15-minute wait even though we were about an hour early for our reservation. The place has great ambiance and was lively. We ordered multiple shared plates and were all wowed by the quality and unique flavors of the food that we're still raving and thinking longingly about our dinner. What an amazing foodie experience!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Bar Seating, Authentic, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Fun place and good value. Will definitely go back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was wonderful and wait staff really took the time to educate us about the menu and recommendations for our party. Overall a very lovely dining experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This place is still one of my favorites. I've had something different each time and I'm still blown away by the quality and taste. It's the perfect place for all occasions!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It’s the noise! Otherwise it would rate a 5 star. The food was delicious and interesting but forget conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Wonderful food at this restaurant. We were a parody four and everyone was delighted with their meal. Try the octopus, it is delicious and very tender.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Not a pretty neighborhood - so go by über!
Great ambiance inside, good cocktails and wine selection, great food and not overpriced

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Server was ANNIE and she was amazing

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The server was extremely rude and unprofessional. Forgot one of our orders and when we asked when it was coming out, she accused us of never having ordered it. Didn’t apologize or offer to comp it. At the end of the evening when we were leaving, the table next to us, the girl said something rude to me. I defended myself and the server tells me to step aside and talk because she doesn’t want to ruin their dining experience! After our group just spent $500 there. Accusing me that I did something wrong. She then escalates the situation and brings her manager over who also was extremely unprofessional.

I used to go to lolinda all the time and it was definitely our go to when we had friends visiting from out of town. I will never go back. I plan on writing a review on yelp and telling everyone about my experience and making sure none of my friends ever go there again

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Delicious food and really nice ambiance. Have a drink at the bar and the hosts will come find you when there's a table available.

The only bad thing: the noise level is quite loud.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Thank you for the wonderful hospitality. We are always happy to return the restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (東京)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Love the ambiance and the food. Definitely a popular restaurant judging by the crowd.

Service is excellent and it’s one of the more memorable restaurant we have been in San Fransisco. A must try .

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Food was amazing! Our group had the Empanadas - light, flaky pastry, flavorful fillings, the Pork belly - OH, just YUM, the Trout - perfectly moist and flavorful with a herbed butter sauce and butter beans, the Mushrooms - delish could have made it a meal with the sourdough, and the Skirt and Rib eye Steaks - WOW Perfection!

The service was ok although always professional, friendly and gracious. We were there on New Year's evening and it was packed full and servers were overwhelmed. After our wine and appetizers were served, it took a little while to get our dinner order in. Espresso drink took about 20 minutes after dessert was served. Check took 20 mins after we were done with dessert. Was hard to get the attention of our waiter or any waitstaff!

Our party of 5 was probably seated at a table suited for 2 or 3 and we were really crammed in. Our original table with a reservation was by the restrooms and service station. Granted, the staff was always gracious as our party number went up and down on the phone and when we asked for a different table in person. Yet we we a bit crushed through dinner.

Overall the food and company made it a night to remember and we kicked the year off well!! Will always be back, Lolinda and it will continue to be a favorite when showing guests our lovely San Francisco!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food, great ambiance

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Good ambiance. Loved it

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

So good! We had the best time. Loved every item we ordered.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Service was very slow and unacceptable. We complained to the manager and he was apologetic. However, it ruined our New Year’s Eve dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good for a birthday dinner with friends

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Pre New Years dinner

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We came for a holiday dinner with friends and got seated upstairs which was vampire dark such that we and the 2 tables of diners next to us had to pull out our cellphones or flashlights to read the menu.
They have a list of cocktails and the bar was throwing distance from us, right at the top of the stairs. Hubby’s Singapore Sling was pretty good. The Presidente was very strong.
We dined on 4 appetizers: the chicken empanadas were good but the cerviche mixto was excellent. I hated that we had to share that plate as I loved the marinade sauce. BFF like the beef empanadas. The melted cheese plate was my least favorite. It was a small pan with thick, gooey cheese served with toasted bread slices.
Entrees came with just the item, no sides. The ribeye was good but the grilled asada was more tender. Portions are small for the price. Didn’t like the chicken skewer which had 4 chicken chunks but only 3 small corn cobs. The meats were not cut, so you had to slice into pieces to share which was awkward and messy on a wooden cutting board.
Dessert was OK. My cookies and milk was basically flattened wedding cookies with filling between 2 cookies. The ‘milk’ was a thin vanilla milkshake served in 3 individual tall shot glasses. Not good enough to write home about. Over all a nice place but I’d have to think hard if I were to go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Once again Lolinda delivers a near perfect dining experience. Perfectly paced and perfectly cooked. Wonderful service and atmosphere.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The steaks were cooked very nicely. The bone marrow was not a very good marrow bone, lacking marrow. I had a very nice cava and my friend had a good dry sherry. The service was attentive and professional. The meal was good.

The atmosphere is busy and noisy. Toward the end of our meal, a large table was seated next to us with one chair pushed tightly up against one of our chairs. We felt like we were suddenly sharing our table with strangers.

The women's restroom was what you might expect in an old bus station. Filthy! Unbelievable in such a nice restaurant. It makes one suspicious of the kitchen if they don't mind that mess.

Though the food was good and the service well done, we won't return because of the noise, crowd and dirty restroom. It just doesn't do well enough to warrant the price.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent as usual

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