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Foreign Cinema

2534 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-2512 (Mission)
415-648-7600
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Ranked #242 of 4,945 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $40
Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, French, Mediterranean, Seafood, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Mission
Cross street: 21st St.
Transit: MUNI: 14 Mission bus; BART: 16th & 24th/Mission station
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London, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I was very excited to try this restaurant after reading the reviews. I booked a reservation online far in advance and my husband and I dragged our butts to this restaurant even with exhaustion setting in. When we got there our table was not ready and we were told we could wait in the bar attached, but we were rudely... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We got a gift card from a friend for Foreign Cinema before we visited SF so only knew about this place from their recommendation. It's a stunning spot with great al fresco dining and a fantastic atmosphere. There's such a buzz outside when it's busy. You'll need to book here too!

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Redwood City, California
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194 reviews 194 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Got invited to a private party was pleasantly surprised. Do not let the outside appearances fool you. This is a great spot in the Mission District. Entering hallway off the street you feel taken to another world. The dining room is open and airy, but the banquet room was better. A nice stocked bar at one end and plenty of... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

And the food too! Great ambience-- live the motion pictures along with the grand fireplace. Cozy in the winter and perfect for a holiday work dinner. Chef is amazing and food unique! Loved the duck and unusual appetizers. I like it so much that I've been back!

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London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My partner and I had dinner here on the first night of our honeymoon. The food and wine were both nice, if not especially memorable. The abiding memory though was of being cold, sat at the screen-end of the outdoor seating area, despite the nearby gas heater. The restaurant was unable to relocate us when we complained about the cold.... More

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Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Great Food was served and very great service came along with it, but perhaps the restaurant is a bit out of location?

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I loved the balance of flavors of the disches. The ambient is very cozy and original. Good price!!!!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

How very, very delicious, fun and interesting. At our table we tried(and loved!) *Baguette French toast, Seville orange-cardamom essence, huckleberries, Valencia orange butter *Champagne truffle omelet, Shelburne, truffled potato purée, fines herbes; February salad *Persian Scramble: scallions, new garlic, ginger, chicken sausage, straw potatoes, tomato chutney A little more than we usually fork over for breakfast but just had, had,... More

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Melbourne
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124 reviews 124 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We had a corporate dinner here for about 50 executives with our leadership team. The predinner drinks and nibbles were just superb, especially the crab tortillas, with excellent service. We then went into their larger function room where we got to order from a limited menu. Every dish was superb and again the service was excellent. My only comment is... More

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Albany, NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Our daughter and son-in-law took us there. I wasn't sure what to expect with the name but she assured us we would like it. She was right! We ate outdoor in the semi-covered patio area. We ranged from sea bass to steak to salmon....all superb dishes...give it a try when you're in San Francisco!

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