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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
Madras Curry Fried Chicken, Marinated Eggplant, Chickpea Salad, Baby Carrots, Kishmish, Spiced Honey
Oakland Spirits, Halfshell - Made with Hog Island Oysters
Grilled Brined Pork Chop, Fried Farm Egg, Shelling Beans, Grilled Kale, Dandelion Salsa
Awesome food, a bit too noisy for romantic night but it's ok.
Food and service wasn’t up to the standard I’ve come to expect from them. Generally, it was disappointing.
Wow! The food and service at Foreign Cinema was absolutely phenomenal. We’re so at awe by the quality of food and service, and the outdoor patio was just so gorgeous! Can’t wait to come back!
Excellent food and cocktails. Noise level was excessive.
Ambiance and atmosphere was great as usual, but the food was disappointing. Small portions, overly-priced, and the flavors weren't outstanding. I will probably go back at some point but not for awhile.
Get the Goat Cheese Cheesecake. It’s the best cheesecake I’ve ever had.
Excellent, as always. Consistently our favorite restaurant!
We made reservations based on both the food and experience. The food was on par with what we expected, but the projector for the film was broken. I absolutely understand that sometimes these things happen, but we were never informed they wouldn’t be showing the film anymore (we were told while checking in that it would be The Devil Wears Prada). Since this was a surprise celebratory dinner for a recent grad- and cinephile- we were very disappointed that we continued to spend money while waiting on a film that we were never told wouldn’t be showing- especially since we were only in the City for a quick vacation.
Brunch menu is my favorite in the city. Perfect decadence!
Still one of my favorite places to dine! Especially the outdoor area
It has been over a year since we had brunch here. The food and service was outstanding as always. It is a good thing we hadn’t seen our friends in so long and had much to talk about as our main course orders got lost and we didn’t get them for 45 minutes! This is the only reason their overall rating is 4 stars. The host and waiter did realize what had gone wrong and talked to us and gave us some additional drinks and food for free. Their professionalism made up for what could have been a very negative experience! We will be back!
Absolutely great. Super accommodating with my special birthday request. However, I would recommend nicer birthday cards on the desserts. The card looked a little cheap considering the rest of our experience a the restaurant and honestly it took away from the presentation on the dessert
Foreign Cinema remains one of the best restaurants in the City. The food, service and ambience are all great.
Good, not great. Four stars. A little expensive but I loved that they turned fish into a paste. Also, wish they played a movie when we were there…would have bumped up the ambiance score to a five.
We were on vacation and this restaurant was a rated a must do in San Francisco.
Can I just say 100% worth it?! The best meal I think I’ve ever had.
I made reservations for my birthday a month in advance and I had been looking forward to experiencing the movie/dining experience especially after finding out they were showing Chitty Chitty bang bang which was a movie I grew up watching. Sadly when we got there we were tucked away so we couldn’t see the screen and I felt the experience I was so looking forward to fell a bit short. When making the reservation I was asked what the occasion was, but I didn’t think that really made a difference in the experience. Overall the food and drinks were great but it was a bit disappointing to not have had the full experience of the film
FC has always been one of our favorite restaurants and we were anxious to return once the restaurant re-opened. It did not disappoint and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Everything was spot on, including being seated at our favorite table, service, cocktails, wine, food & ambiance. Special recognition goes to the host and our server, Jordan, both of whom were wonderful. FC is and has been consistently one of the best restaurants in SF.
We had a wonderful time here. From the entrance to the seating area to the food. Everything was great! Nice place to get some great quality food, some drinks, have conversation, etc. will definitely be back!
We had an amazing Brunch at Foreign Cinema. 10/10 on the Pop Tart
Unfortunately this time around the lunch was not as it used to be...... The quality of dishes was just passable... The saving grace was the ambience and the company we were with.. I wold not return for food.
Overall an OK experience for brunch. Food was slightly underseasoned, and their fun passionfruit/soda cocktail was not a great value for what it was. Sunlight was a problem in the outdoor dining area, the metal tables were very hot to the touch and there was somewhat of a greenhouse effect.
Oh my gosh, we loved this place! Of all the places to go in SF this was probably our favorite. The food and the ambiance, the staff made us feel so special. Some nice places make you feel like they are too good for you, some make you feel at home - this is one of those places! Go here!!!
Great food, ambience, and service. No complaints. Perfect meal
We were in town for the weekend and wanted a special dinner. Foreign cinema was fabulous!!!! We had a great time and enjoyed the whole experience.
They opened a giant umbrella to give us shade from the sun (very thoughtful). Te food & drinks were also incredible. Expensive, and worth it.
A brilliant experience with the most delicious food. Topped off by personable and knowledge servers and mixologist.
Thanks for a great evening.
Always excellent and let night was no different. On point service and delicious food in the beautiful outdoor space.
it was the perfect date night!
Great energy, wonderful ambience, the patio with the movie is "spot on" - our server was very well-versed in the menu and was entertaining in the discussion of the menu. For my first outing after C19, this was the place to be.
Loved everything about my dining experience. Fabulous atmosphere, impeccable service and the food was creative and delicious! I came here when I first moved to the Bay Area and loved it! Not sure why I stayed away for so long! Special shout out to the charming host with the cool square reader glasses!
First time out with colleagues in forever!
They’ve expanded outdoor seating a lot - I like it. A bit windy, but we were surrounded by heat lamps which kept us warm.
Started with goat cheese, mozzarella, and charcuterie plate. Goat cheese was fantastic. Charcuterie a bit underwhelming.
Tried a wide range of mains. Everyone was very satisfied (although v limited vegetarian options). I had the pork chop (as recommended by our server) which was fantastic. I wish it had a bit more on the plate with it, though - just something more to add to each bite.
Smaller wine selection than I remember, but sufficient.
Excellent ambiance and food presentation was beautiful. Flavors and aromas were spot on. Only complaint was the duck breast was on a large bed of endive and very little duck.
Great outdoor ambience. Food and cocktails were delicious.
The wait staff was not very friendly, not very attentive, and the food was just average. The venue is outstanding, however.
Foreign cinema is one of my favorite restaurant in San Francisco, I love the ambiance and food, I just think the lunch menu could be more diverse. I went there at 1:30 and the menu was more for brunch than lunch also we waited more than expected to be served.
Thank you for the great food, service, & experience
Another fabulous brunch...we will definitely be back again
We went for a birthday and it was an amazing all-around experience.
Foreign Cinema offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 648-7600 ext. 0.
Foreign Cinema is rated 4.8 stars by 7451 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.