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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
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
Very friendly staff. Food was so good , even the Mayo was homemade.
You'll never go wrong with Foreign Cinema. Great vibes & Good Food.
My favorite restaurant and go to dining destination. Foreign Cinema never disappoints me. Thank you for doing what you do!
It was absolutely amazing from start to finish. The staff and service was absolutely impeccable! They made it such a special and wonderful experience for our anniversary. From the great table to as I said before the service and even the complimentary gifts was just the best experience. I’m so grateful to everyone who made the night so special. Also the food was delicious and tasty as per usual! 11/10 recommend!
Always consistent and delicious!
It's just the best. Great food, drink and ambiance.
Fantastic coffee rubbed steak
Service and food were great as always!
The food here is consistently delicious and beautifully presented. The service is very efficient and the servers are quite friendly. It is fun eating outside.
I come here anytime I have a reason to celebrate. Sometimes I make up a reason just to justify going. Everything is fresh, delicious, and thoughtful. Always coming back with more friends to share this place with.
Birthday. You guys gave me a birthday card. Thank you!
I came for the Goat Cheese Cheesecake, but you didn’t have it this time. Maybe next time. Is it a seasonal menu item?
I forget how much I love Foreign Cinema. The food is outstanding. The ambience is outstanding. It’s a great place for a date. Couple of things to call out:
- the host and the hostess last night were standouts. They were wonderful. I wish I could have gotten their names, because the customer service they exuded was amazing. Our waiter, however, must have been in a bad mood. He was pushy and didn’t start to lighten up until he realized that we were going to spend a pretty penny there. I found it a bit rude and disheartening
- we came to see the movie. When making the reservation, I stated that I wanted it to be on the patio and we were specially there for the movie. When we got there, they said they could no accommodate this, which was a shock because I clearly stated it (and the entire reason for us going). The host was nice and sat us at the next best table where one of us could at least watch the movie…kinda. It was disappointing. But I appreciate the host doing what he could.
- caviar service: amazing. So good. I would come back just for this.
- lack of seafood and vegan options for the main course- bummer
Nevertheless, I loved dinner. Will be coming back
This is SF restaurant royalty and it is so for a reason. The service is impeccable, the food is terrific, the atmosphere is alive...an oldie and a goodie in all ways...
Good was the best meal we ever had!
The final meal of our bday weekend in the City. The entire experience, from making a reservation to after brunch cordials was stellar and by far the star of our three days of dining. Service was terrific, and the food aimed to please; no chef ego dishes, just exactly what we expected and wanted.
It's no mystery why Foreign Cinema is still packed after all these years. They earn their success every day.
This is an absolutely gorgeous space. Worth it to see and have a few snacks. It's great food that's fresh and beautifully made. The service was key. They are friendly, accommodating and incredibly attentive. This is definitely a great place for a date, group meals and even just a casual patio hangout. Would return again.
Celebrated friend’s birthday
Greeted by several people when we arrived (including one of the chefs!) the service and food were spot on. Cannot say enough good things about this place! If not the BEST Sunday brunch in SF then in the top three! Thanks again for another successful family event!
Food was a miss this time. Shrimp wasn’t as fresh as I remember and the Turkey Sandwich had so little meat it didn’t cover the bread all the way. Half of my meal was toast.
Whole dining experience was terrific...from the person who checked us in, the woman who seated us, our waitress and other wait staff and of course the food
Our server was outstanding. So friendly and kind. Gave great recommendations on what to order.
The food was awesome as well.
It was good. I’d recommend
I ordered the Chef's special vegan dish. Looks beautiful and tastes authentic.
Great ambience, excellent service on behalf of the host(ess). Food was delicious, goat cheese starter could have had more bread. Service from the server could have been more attentive.
Excellent experience all around.......service, ambiance and of course food and drinks
Excellent food and cocktails. Fun place. Excellent staff. Definitely worth that special occasion dinner.
Fabulous food, all of the staff are amazing...courteous, thoughtful, and attentive but not overly-so. I love Foreign Cinema! It's such a special place. Highly recommend. Plus...movies!
Foreign Cinema always exceeds my expectations! The service is sublime. The porkchop was one of the best that we have ever eaten.
Great food and drinks .
The hostess checked people in extremely slowly - about 3 minutes per guest and there was a long line to get in. I am pro checking vax cards but the process was inefficient, somehow other restaurants do this more quickly. once we made it to the front of the line, we were asked to wait for 15 minutes even though we were past our reservation time. The restaurant was loud. The food was good but a bit overpriced. I think there are other restaurants as good, if not better, than Foreign Cinema these days.
Food was delicious, great setting, great service…but folks should not that while it feels like it’s outside, the area isenclosed and could use more ventilation.
They dined my group of 6 and tried giving us the check in just over 45 minutes. We were there celebrating and felt way too rushed. Great ambiance though
Great food and service
I adore FC- been there forever, feel like I’m part of their history- I’ve had decades of b-day parties held there and the place has always been consistent in serving inspiring food! And, the service is also lovely! They truly try to make sure you’re satisfied and happy when you leave!
What a beautiful meal. Every dish was exquisitely flavored. Atmosphere was perfect. Staff were above and beyond. Thank you.
Loved the place and the vibe. It was a fun yet intimate dinner. Food is great, and fun to try new things. Come with an open mind and to treat yourself with a different kind of dinner.
Perfect food, service and ambiance.
Food was fabulous. Service top notch.
Only negative was patio table was located near a service station with a constant flow of staff and offered a poor view of the movie.
Foreign Cinema is rated 4.8 stars by 7513 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.