Was bummed when I heard El Raigon closed, as I never made it there.
But I finally got to check out the new Lolinda restaurant the other night, the argentine steakhouse from the beretta people in the former Medjool space.
food was flat-out excellent - everything was executed very well, with top ingredients, and just really delicious.
the menu is great in that it allows a variety of different combinations - you can commit to a huge steak and nothing else, like my friend did with the ribeye (excellent), or you can get a smaller cut so that you can try some of the hot and cold small dishes. i got a 6oz flap steak and the bone marrow appetizer - both delicious. perfectly cooked with delicious chimmichuri.
it still is a steak place at heart, but vegetarians will still feel comfortable her.e
not surprisingly, cocktails were also excellent.
was a little disappointed in what they did[n't do] with the space, as i was hoping for somethign really interesting given the size and uniqueness of the place, but it mostly felt like medjool with very minor changes.
yelp reports it being packed at night, but not many people there when i went at 6pm last night - but i can't imagine that will be the case for long.
it's interesting - last month when i was in portland i had such a delicious meal at OX, and was lamenting that there wasn't quite anything like it in SF - but my calls have been answered :)