Lolinda is an Argentine steak house and part of the Adriano Paganini empire of restaurants (Super Duper Burger, Beretta, A Mano, etc.). I haven’t been to many Argentine restaurants and this is one of the few in SF. They also have a rooftop bar and restaurant, El Techo de Lolinda, in the same building that has a different menu.
Ensalada de Tomate ($12)
heirloom tomato, arugula, queso fresco, pepitas, sun gold vinaigrette
Good slices of ripe heirloom tomatoes topped with some arugula. Had a slightly creamy vinaigrette sauce.
charred artichoke, lemon aioli.
This was a whole artichoke, grilled, split in half. I could definitely taste the smoke off it. It was also sprinkled with a bit of some kind of seasoned salt that worked really well - could taste it when scraping the artichoke meat off the leaves. Tasty.
skirt steak 6oz
Steak was cooked to medium rare as requested and already sliced. Served with a grilled tomato, grilled bread, and a little cup of chimichurri. The steak was quite good, beefy and a little chewy, with a hint of smoke from the grill. Enhanced by the bright chimichurri. Toast was good and chewy but the tomato was a little too hard and unripe.
sautéed mushrooms, red wine, herb butter
Pretty straightforward sautéed mushrooms, good with the steak.
Bife de Chorizo ($33)
new york strip 13oz
I went back one night and had this steak at the bar. A bit less successful than the entraña. This was a little chewy as is typical for NY strip, but not as much beefiness as I remember from the skirt steak. Topped with melted butter and served, like the skirt steak, with a grilled tomato, chimichurri, and some bread.