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Foreign Cinema
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Ranked #105 of 5,834 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $40
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Mission District
Cross street: 21st St.
Transit: MUNI: 14 Mission bus; BART: 16th & 24th/Mission station
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Glorious small plates that we shared were more than enough to satisfy. Don't miss the incredible desserts! B&W movies play on the outside wall even as you sit protected under a 25-ft clear tent. Excellent bar menu

Thank Ssaurage
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Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

Went for Sunday brunch and it was awesome. Although it was very crowed service was impeccable and food quality superb. Very imaginative menu and tterrific eclectic wine list. And very reasonably price for the quality.

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Thank lilbanjo
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

On a recent visit to San Francisco we took friends for dinner at Foreign Cinema to say thank you for putting us up. And we could not have been happier. The meal was definitely the best I have had all year – at least! Brilliant atmosphere, great service. My duck with apricots was simply delicious. And the nicest surprise was the bill. In London the money we spent would have afforded at best an indifferent night out – here we were treated to a dinner that is as good as you could hope for anywhere in the world. If you are in San Francisco you have to go. And apparently brunch is even better!

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Reviewed May 21, 2013

We took our friends (who are newlyweds) to Foreign Cinema for dinner. When we got out of the cab, we were a little worried, as it is tucked away and not readily apparent. But luckily, we tracked it down (we also had reservations). We asked to sit outside (excellent choice - they have heaters if its cold). While quite pricey, the food was wonderful. But more than the food, the ambiance was the most interesting and fun restaurant I have ever been to. We thought it was a sign that our friends were from Japan and the film they were showing the night we dined there was Jiro Dreams of Sushi. While my husband and I had to read the subtitles, our friends could dine and enjoy the movie. And our waitress was great. It was a perfect evening. And what an incredibly impressive and unique evening to treat our friends to!

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Thank Kris F
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Don't be deceived by the exterior, it is easy to miss this gem walking by. In true movie fashion, you are welcomed by red carpet entrance that leads to a gorgeous outdoor courtyard seating area with 2 side indoor spaces, so nicely done and inviting. Brunch was delicious: started with Rhubbard poptart- homemade flaky pastry filled with just enough rhubarb jelly. The french toast is out of this world, accompanied with a dollop of orange infused butter good enough to eat by itself. The 3 cheese omelet was delicious and the side of bacon is a must.

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Thank CJK38
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