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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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
From making a reservation, changing reversations couple of times to the day of the event, it all came out perfect. We arrived 20mins early but they still let us in. Staff was so welcoming, warm and friendly.
We ordered some refreshments. I got the Cinema Paradiso which was so refreshing. We then had appetizers to start while waiting for the rest of the guests. I love the House made Truffle Burrata and Lavender baked goat cheese. Soo good and yummy. Since there were 8 of us, each one got to enjoy diiferent food. I personally ordered Champagne French rolled Omelet and a side of the brown sugar bacon. Twas a perfect combination. I love the way they did the fries coz it’s not oily. My hubby ordered the Steak Frites that came with vegies and fries. We finished off with the profiteroles. What a good way to spend Sunday Brunch.
Always an Amazing experience!
Great night Great service great food
Great food and great service! Outdoor seating with the movie really adds to the experience. The fried chicken and garganelle pasta were incredibly, highly recommend!
Exceptional food and ambiance. Loved everything.
Been going since it opened. Absolutely, an SF treasure.
food was otherworldly, service was very friendly and made great recommendations
I’ve loved coming to Foreign Cinema over the years— it’s always the restaurant I choose for friends visiting with only 1 meal in SF. Unfortunately, it feels that the prices have been steadily increasing and with the latest price increase, I’m now priced out of the restaurant and will have to find a new go-to. Between the four of us, we had 4 entrees with no appetizers/shared dishes and only water and still spent $50 a person. We typically order more and are more relaxed, ordering anything that looks good on the menu, but didn’t feel comfortable doing that this time.
It's always a fun place to eat! Great food and very nice staff!
Fabulous food, vibe, service and overall experience. You could tell the chef and servers really cared about the food and your experience.
Foreign table has a great ambiance and service. However, I have never had a consistent experience with the food - either food is inadvertently left off dishes or flavors are not done well.
Such a unique environment with great cocktails and amazing food. Definitely an ideal spot for a special celebration!
Horrible experience. We dined for New Year’s Eve and are really disappointed with the whole experience. The food was not up to par with their usual menu and our service was horrible. I love Foreign Cinema but after last night, I will not return. I feel like I wasted money along with choosing to dine with them on such a special evening. I booked months in advance and was so excited but our expectations were not met.
Loved the whole experience! The meal was sublime and service impeccable. The only thing we thought was not to par were the deserts. Everything else was amazing. Will definitely return for a full feature and spread the news “). Thanks
The New Year's Eve menu was 3-course for $160 dollars. I didn't know it was only 3-course when I booked the place, as it wasn't clear at all in the description of the reservation. The food was ok at best, maybe worth a $80-$100 value at other Michelin-star restaurant in SF. With such quality of service and food, $160 is extremely overpriced and I doubt any customer would go back.
New Year’s Eve dinner
Amazing. Food. Service. Ambiance. All top notch
Loved our waiter so so much!!! Great place the vibes were immaculate food was alright but people should go for the ambiance
Environment was good. Food was decent had a few Interesting parings. Service was not that great. Our waiter was put out with everything and clearly did not want to be there.
Went for an anniversary dinner and was not amazed.
Very pretty Resturant. Food was outstanding and well presented. Wine list very extensive but pricey. Can’t wait to go back when it’s warm and sit outside and see a movie. The duck and pot crème where definitely my favorites
An amazing restaurant with incredible food!
Very good experience. I know it was a busy night for thr staff but people were getting anxious of getting there food. Took a while to come. But it was fi e
First time—very fun and comfortable atmosphere, very good food and service.
I love taking my girlfriend here!
The waiter did not remember to celebrate the birthday that we were there to celebrate. Service was really bad. My soup was also forgotten. The staff could preform simple service acts like being a extra spoon. I have been eating here for awhile and the current staffing is driving me not to come back. I wish I would of booked Al’s place instead. Only way I would come back to FC is if they comped the whole meal.
Never short of an amazing experience. Excellent service and great food!
Never disappoint! The food is always great, the atmosphere is beautiful with and the staff are always so welcoming!!
Great experience!! Food was delicious and appropriately priced. One of my favorite parts was you are able to order a carafe of wine!! I wish more restaurants offered that. Being able to watch a movie in the background was a fun touch. Would definitely recommend!
I’ve been coming to this restaurant since the early 2000s when I used to live in the Mission. I’ve since moved to a different neighborhood and don’t frequent the restaurant as often. It requires much planning and patience since you can’t get a table as easily as before without advance reservations. I booked a spot 2 months in advance for my bf’s bday and the dinner was as lovely as I remembered. The bf was super happy with the experience and very grateful for the lovely ambiance and deelish food. Service was also on par as well. We ate the ceviche, salt cod, chicken, and affogato for dessert. To the staff at Foreign Cinema, thanks again and keep up the good work! Hope you never go out of business!
Highly recommended for Sunday cocktails and brunch!
Everything was terrific - the food, service (our server was the perfect balance of attentive, but not overbearing), and ambience! We look forward to returning.
Thank you for our memorable experience and happy holidays to the Foreign Cinema family!
This place was amazing. Never had an experience like this before.
The staff at Foreign Cinema from the hosts to the servers was impeccable and friendly. I appreciate the joy they brought to their work. The food was fabulous, most notable was the pork chop, which, in hindsight, I wish I had ordered.
We have been wanting to come visit this restaurant since 2018, when we missed our reservation the first time. So glad we made it this time! Good and ambiance was awesome. Our kids had a blast sitting and watching the movie on the wall. My wife and I had a blast eating and drinking the great food. Love San Francisco treasures like this place!
Our service was great. The food was pretty good, but I wasn’t really impressed beyond measure. Considering we waited for 3 months to get a reservation, I expected to be blown away and I wasn’t. That said, it was a nice evening out.
Great place to eat!
Really good food and vibe. A little cold in the main hall
We had a wonderful dinner. Reservation 5:45PM Wednesday 12/15/2021. Host at front desk was amazing. Guest interviewing for faculty position at UCSF Cardiology was impressed. Thanks for everything. Will recommend to friends and family!
Food was excellent Restaurant was so cold one could hang meat inside. After eating there for 10 years , I would not return.
Foreign Cinema is rated 4.8 stars by 7533 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.