For a convivial atmosphere, with some of the better bartenders in the city working the room, Lolinda fits the bill for those who want to drink good cocktails and share Argentine fare. This former sprawling-nightclub space has been transformed into a welcoming two-level, 220-seat dining room, with two bars and a rooftop deck opening in late summer 2013. The menu is divided into pequeño (small plates, both hot and cold) and asador (off the grill). The beef
or chicken empanadas with flakey pastry have a sweet touch of raisins. For meat, the larger, grilled rib eye and the flank are well seasoned and come out on wooden cutting boards. It's no surprise that the reservation book stays full at this Mission Street restaurant owned by the same people as the überpopular Beretta.