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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
The food wasn't it and was extremely overpriced! Not worth the price, at all! However, with that being said, the experience was lovely and I loved the outdoor patio seating area.
Terrific experience! tasty food in a safe, beautiful environment that gives an intimate yet social vibe. WHat else does one need this year? We are extremely grateful you are open and continue to delight!
The ambience was great at this restaurant. Outdoor seating with heat lamps made it cozy. The food was good, however I would give the service a few less points. Despite having a reservation we had to wait 20-30 minutes for our table to be ready. However, I would recommend others to try the restaurant and enjoy a rather unique experience.
Great good and ambience but tiny food portions. Don't like it when spending $100 per person for dinner and still returning home not fulfilled.
Love the ambiance of foreign cinema. Wish there was a place on this in Kansas City
Host was so kind to seat us at his favorite table. Our sever was amazing and the ambiance was perfect. Everyone followed social distancing and COVID-19 better than any restaurant we’ve been to during the pandemic.
Great place to eat and date night. I will gladly come again to enjoy a meal
The outdoor patio is really lovely and plenty warm with the space heaters. The food was delicious and the service was great, with very friendly staff. It was a real treat!
Mediocre at best. A time limit of 2 hrs per table, regardless of how much $$ you're spending there. We were essentially told to leave after 2 hrs exactly. Ridiculous, really.
Great food and great atmosphere. During covid it was the most normal and THE most enjoyable meal I’ve had in 6 months.
I went to Boulevard the week before and this was better food than Boulevard.
There was about a 30-45 minute gap between appetizers and entrees on a Tuesday night (reservation was for 730, we were sat early at about 715 and ordered right away but didn’t receive entrees until 830). Food was good though. Other than the long wait for food (which may be due to less staff in the kitchen and Covid), our server was very nice and did a good job. Overall, experience was not really bad, only just ok and left me slightly underwhelmed compared to my past experiences. Regardless, I still love the aesthetic and will return to try again because I understand the pandemic may be the source of the issues.
Perfect for a date night. It was raining while we were there, but we were warm and dry under their canopy, and service was outstanding.
Foreign Cinema has always been outstanding. But now, in COVID, they're still bringing their A-game. The space is perfect for outdoor safe dining and the experience feels like the 'before times'. Go. They've got it going!
Very enjoyable and excellent food! I would go back again.
Fantastic experience all arounf
Great first experience would go again
Excellent food in the best outdoor dining venue in SF.
Pleasant and lovely dinning experience. Food was amazing!
One of the worst restaurant experiences of my life. The service was horrible and the food wasn’t great. Even when we asked to speak to the manager the waitress came and asked why do we want to speak to the manager!!!
They gave us the mezz so not ideal ambiance for the cinematic experience but as always food was phenombomb
A lovely setting, perfect service, delicious food and a chance to see friends safely during COVID, what could be better.
Great food, great ambiance, great service! Perfect place to take someone for a special occasion.
Some of the best food and possibly the very best service that San Francisco has to offer
Beautiful setting and plenty of spacing amidst the pandemic
First time dining at Foreign Cinema during COVID and it was spectacular as always … thoughtful and attentive service, fabulous food, and wonderful, cozy ambience.
A great patio space with awesome cocktails and brunch. Not cheap but worth it.
The food and service was 5 star -- the french rolled omelet was perfection. A little chilly outside, but the staff quickly accommodated us at another table that was less exposed and much more comfortable.
The very best brunch I have ever had!
I made a reservation 1 month prior at Foreign Cinema for my boyfriend's birthday. We were excited to sit out in the courtyard and enjoy a lively and festive atmosphere - but were instead stuck in a side gallery that felt awkward and out of the way. There was no indication on the reservation that there was anything but courtyard seating options, so this was really disappointing for us, especially on what was supposed to be a celebration dinner!
The food definitely made up for it and was delicious, service pretty attentive. As a vegetarian there wasn't a ton of entree or starter options, but the pasta was one of the best I've ever had! They also charged us $16 for a slice of super dry 'birthday cake' which was an unfortunate end to a disappointing birthday evening.
Great dinner. Only hiccup was we were told we could wait for our table in the bar. Sat at a table and a waiter came in shortly after and told us he was seating someone else there, despite the fact it was a bar table and not reserved. Not a good move nor a good start to the evening.
This was just my second in-restaurant dining experience since lockdown, but it was a lovely treat. High ceilings and open windows and doors make this a nice option during Covid, and the food quality was exceptional. Thank you.
Second time brunching here. Fabulous! The food amazing. Staff professional and friendly. Fun atmosphere. Excellent experience
Such a cool place. First experience dining out in a long time and it was safe and so fun. We had an awesome server and the food and drinks were fantastic.
Foreign Cinema has always been an SF gem to me. This is the first time I have been back to the restaurant since COVID started and I love the experience as much as before. It has one of the greatest outdoor dining experiences in SF, great ambiance, and the heat lamps keep you warm even in the chilly SF night, the perfect setting for dates and friend gatherings.
The food and wine were good too especially the seafood stew entre which was quite delightful in taste and has a bit of autumn touch!
Atmosphere is great, the drinks are a bit expensive and we found they really hurried us along(cleared our forks/knives when we weren't done eating). Otherwise we really enjoyed ourselves!
This place had been on my list for awhile. It was a wonderful experience. The food was amazing and the ambience made the evening memorable.
The perfect place for dining during the pandemic! It has become my favorite place! Excellent food all around and stupendous service! Nothing else compares!
El lugar es muy lindo cuando entras, no esperas que en la zona a la que llegas, exista un lugar como este que parece un cine viejo olvidado, al entrar los host son muy amables y te invitan a su barra a tomar un trago en lo que esperas, después por dentro el restaurante tiene un ambiente y un look increíble, la hora de la comida fue lo que me decepcionó un poco, le falta mucho sabor y más variedad en el menú, y el servicio debería de ser más atento
It was so wonderful to be back inside of Foreign Cinema! It's one of our favorite places and we had a perfect meal.
Lovely experience, great staff and wonder ambience
Foreign Cinema offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 648-7600 ext. 0.
Foreign Cinema is rated 4.7 stars by 7183 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.