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Mezzanine Private Dining Space - Foreign Cinema, San Francisco, CA

Foreign Cinema

4.8
4.8
8589 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Foreign Cinema is a one of a kind, nationally acclaimed restaurant combining independent films with California-Mediterranean cooking. Enjoy an airy yet chic setting, complete with indoor dining room with a fireplace, outdoor courtyard with 35mm film screening starting at dusk, mezzanine, gallery curated by Modernism West & full bar in the main dining room. Foreign Cinema has something for everyone including their DJ/live music bar, Laszlo. Enjoy special happy hours, uniquely craft cocktails, zero proof selections, full Foreign Cinema dinner menu, and lively music to end your evening.

We are currently booking for Outdoor Patio & Indoor/Standard seating 60 days in advance. A ‘standard seating’ reservation is indoor dining. Reservations for 9+ may be booked through private dining department - contact janine@foreigncinema.com for more information.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 127 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 648-7600 ext. 0
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Gayle Pirie & John Clark
  • Private party facilities
    We provide distinctive private dining spaces for up to 350 guests, from intimately sized hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, to large, formal seated events. Our chefs personalize each menu, matching sustainable, seasonal and market availability with guests’ special preferences.Inquire via email, janine@foreigncinema.com
  • Private party contact
    Janine Jacobson: (415) 648-7600 ext. 124
  • Neighbourhood
    Mission
  • Cross Street
    Between 21st and 22nd Streets
  • Parking Details
    We recommend parking at the Bartlett Garage located on 21st St between Valencia and Mission.
  • Public Transit
    MUNI: 14 Mission bus; BART: 16th & 24th/Mission station; Mission-Bartlett Garage: 3255 21st Street San Francisco, CA 94110
  • Entertainment
    We show a film starting at dusk only in the outdoor patio dining room. This is to provide a lovely ambiance, dialogue is not audible. While we take into consideration all requests for courtyard seating none are guaranteed.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 8,589 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Most Booked

  • San Francisco

    Californian

  • San Francisco

    Most Booked

8,589 Reviews
  1. Rickeyo

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    It's a great restaurant, unique atmosphere and good food. The Server diminished the experience, though, as she had an attitude.

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  2. stephanier

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful date night spot! Ambience is A+, food was great and service improbable. Highly recommend for a special night out.

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  3. KCCC

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall experience was alright. Was a bit pricey, probably won't come back. We ordered a few entrees and appetizers and most were quite good but was disappointed with the porkchop. It was served raw and we sent it back. The turn around time was quite quick for the replacement porkchop piece, less than five minutes. They served with a new piece, however, was eating toward the bone area, where it was still quite raw. I mentioned it to the waiter but he said to be expected. There was no apologies from the the wait Staff nor they try to rectify the situation other than a shrug with comment that it was common or to be expected. I don't think that is quite alright to serve pork raw even they said it's expected. Wait staffs are nice and friendly but we do not get the quality service, no one came by to check to see if our food was good. We have to flag them down to get water refilled and to tell them about the uncooked food. Probably wont' come back, not for the service at least.

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  4. Laflor415

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful selection of food & drinks. Great wait service and ambiance.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Wanted to lo love jt. Seemed such a cool spot. Food was fine. Nothing really special. And the service was really quite poor. Very very slow Not sure I get the hype.

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  6. Avalos99

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service. The food and cocktails were amazing.

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  7. BonnieR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There is no better table in San Francisco than a table in the courtyard at Foreign cinema. The food is fabulous — particularly loved the scallops and the squid ink pasta! And the cocktails are always inventive and delicious. The service is friendly but never intrusive. And the venue has that special SF feel: both casual and special. Something a little edgy and also welcoming and comfortable. There is a hum to the place — you can just tell people are having fun and celebrating good times with friends.

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  8. SusanP

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group of 10 celebrating a Birthday we’re not disappointed. Food and service were good..a little hiccup when the wrong dessert came but we decided to just go with it because everything else had been excellent. A lovely afternoon sitting in that courtyard.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall very happy with our meal. The food was delicious, the ambiance was very nice and tasteful. It was nice to finally try this place. I had noted it was my GF's birthday, and the staff made it feel quite special, as they gave her a card, and even had a candle put in the desert we had ordered. Would definitely come back again!

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  10. BTK2014

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love The Foreign Cinema. The food and service are excellent.

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FAQs

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 8589 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 127 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Foreign Cinema

2534 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Between 21st and 22nd Streets
  • Neighbourhood
    Mission
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    We recommend parking at the Bartlett Garage located on 21st St between Valencia and Mission.
  • Public Transit
    MUNI: 14 Mission bus; BART: 16th & 24th/Mission station; Mission-Bartlett Garage: 3255 21st Street San Francisco, CA 94110
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Gayle Pirie & John Clark
  • Entertainment
    We show a film starting at dusk only in the outdoor patio dining room. This is to provide a lovely ambiance, dialogue is not audible. While we take into consideration all requests for courtyard seating none are guaranteed.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (415) 648-7600 ext. 0
  • Private party facilities
    We provide distinctive private dining spaces for up to 350 guests, from intimately sized hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, to large, formal seated events. Our chefs personalize each menu, matching sustainable, seasonal and market availability with guests’ special preferences.Inquire via email, janine@foreigncinema.com
  • Private party contact
    Janine Jacobson: (415) 648-7600 ext. 124
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