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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/24
Time
7:00 PM
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Foreign Cinema

4.6
5512 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Foreign Cinema is a one of a kind, nationally acclaimed restaurant combining foreign and independent films with Cal-Med cooking. Enjoy an industrial chic setting, complete with indoor dining room with a fireplace, outdoor courtyard, mezzanine and full bar.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Sunday thru Wednesday, seating from 5:30pm until 10pm.
Thursday through Saturday seating from 5:30pm until 11pm.

Weekend Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am until 2:30pm.
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Phone number
(415) 648-7600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Gayle Pirie & John Clark
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
21st St.
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Parking details
Valet is available, $15
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Public transit
MUNI: 14 Mission bus; BART: 16th & 24th/Mission station
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Entertainment
Movies; see restaurant website for schedule. While we try to honor all request, none are guaranteed.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Venture into the distinctive experience of dining at Foreign Cinema. The dramatic candle lit entry welcomes you to a repast that you won’t soon forget. Foreign Cinema brings together the serendipitous relationship between food and film, dining and entertainment. Have your next event with us!

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What 5512 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.2
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 6 hours ago

Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

Despite the 2 stars, we quite enjoyed this place. The food was excellent, and the place is fun. Our experience was diminished because of our server. The whole meal she made us feel like we had done something wrong and wanted us to leave as soon as possible. The worst offense was when I had ordered another glass of wine and when she delivered the new glass, picked up the ounce of wine remaining in my previous glass and unceremoniously dumped it into the new glass. She was pretty surly throughout and brought our rating down significantly. The staff supporting her was lively and on point.

By all means try this place out. I hope management reads this so corrective measures can be applied for the future.

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DenelleW (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

It was great. Somewhat noisy but great food and service

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ChariseG (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

I ordered the kobe beef and the first bit was mouthwatering. Delicious. However it it got a bit saltier and saltier every time I take a bit. Overall its was a good experience.

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TrevorS 
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food was good and setting was cool but it all got overshadowed by our VERY rude waiter.. Didn't check on us at all and had an attitude when we asked for anything.He was a bald African American man. I say that because he didnt even tell us his name at any point throughout the night.

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TinaL (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Amazing, AMAZING food and environment. I got the fried chicken and it was out of control. OUT OF CONTROL. I would def go back and highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Foreign Cinema was one of the most enjoyable dining experiences we had in San Francisco - the atmosphere was cozy and cheerful, the service was flawless, and the food was spectacular - I mean who can resist a homemade pop tart? The high ceilings and unique layout also give the place a sense of cinematic grandeur that fits with the name - it's a really special spot.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

So good so fun amazing server Juan. Love it so much

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Cancan (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Birthday was not noted by restaurant even though on reservation.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Amazing!! We were celebrating our best friend engagement. We sat outside and watched Saving Mr banks while enjoying our delicious food and wine. Definitely recommend it 100%!

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