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2534 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-2512 (Mission)
415-648-7600
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Ranked #194 of 5,041 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
Neighborhood:
Mission District
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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
Cross street: 21st St.
Transit: MUNI: 14 Mission bus; BART: 16th & 24th/Mission station
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English first
Missoula, Montana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Such a great place- can't wait to go again. Many of our guests said it was the best Kobe beef they've ever had. Yummy drink selection, great food, awesome service. Very cool place!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This place you have to like. You can dine inside or outside. Its cosy, its fancy! The food is great. I like what you get for your money.

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Merced, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A must try, Great food and experience. From the starter oysters, to the salmon and duck we ordered, it was done just right. Thanks for the comp cheesecake for the mistake on the bill... Hit the bar afterwords for a digestivo and som tartufffo popcorn!

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Cork, Ireland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have been going to SanFrancisco for 30+ years. It has an eclectic collection of restaurants which makes it difficult to suggest which are among the best. Foreign Cinema is one of those restaurants you want to remember so that you can share it with your friends in addition to having another great night. The moment you arrive at the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I loved this restaurant! It had an antique feel with a splash of drive in theatre. We were lucky enough to have been able to sit outside under the string on lights. On the far wall an old movie was the playing which I thought was classics and chic. As for the food the menu consisted of meals that we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We came to Foreign Cinema on New Years Eve with 8 adults and 3 children. There was a mix up with our reservation which could have meant our night ended in disaster... instead, it was terrific! The manager and our waiter were exceptionally kind and helpful. The food was great and the ambiance wonderful. We can't praise the staff at... More 

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Marina del Rey, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My wife and I visited the restaurant for dinner. We traveled from Los Angeles, and it was absolutely great experience. Outdoor seating was great. It was bit cold in the beginning but it got very warm. We had fried chicken, calamari and oysters. Every food we had was great! Whenever we have chance to visit SF, we will make sure... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went for a late lunch around 2pm. They were very accommodating and seated us despite the fact they were Geri g ready to discontinue lunch service. Service was excellent. The food was excellent. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is that the acoustics are so poor you can barely hear the person next to you. The space... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Not sure what the "Cinema" thing is about- there was a silent movie (just no sound) against a back wall. But who would go there for the movie anyway? Menu and atmosphere were really nice. We had a reservation and still had to wait a bit. I had tuna, my wife had duck, and my kids had fish stew and... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I made reservations for an outdoor table for dinner. The movie screen ambience is part of the experience and presumably part of the price tag. When we got there, the hostess said our table outside wasn't ready and wouldn't be ready for sometime. She offered us a table inside and the fire was ROARING (very warm inside). The food was... More 

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Additional Information about Foreign Cinema

Address: 2534 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-2512
Phone Number: 415-648-7600
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
Cuisine: American, French, Mediterranean, Seafood, Californian

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