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Foreign Cinema

2534 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-2512
+1 415-648-7600
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
2534 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-2512
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Went here with my bestie last week through a friend's recommendation. Loved it. Atmosphere was fun, good food and you get to watch a good old classic film while you dine - what more could you want? :) I would have given it a 5...More

Thank Oz_Chickadee
Reviewed 6 September 2017

the building in which this restaurant is situated is interesting. A hip place. The food was generally good although the clam dish was too salty. Service was fast, excellent and very friendly. the one negative aspect was the noise level. With so many guests it...More

Thank nelleke k
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We didn't like the taste of the humberger and the French fries that come with it. The Persian breakfast was very very small. Smoked salmon was fine as a small first dishe. The menu is very limited. Service was reasonable

Thank Yosi B
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We had a delicious dinner and outstanding friendly service. The atmosphere is fun and casual and conducive to engaging your neighbors in conversation. There is an indoor dining area that gets noisy and an outdoor one that is quieter and has the bonus attraction of...More

Thank bobcardio
Reviewed 26 August 2017

If you make your reservation far enough in advance, you should be able to request an outdoor table, to see the film. The sound is played through old drive in movie speakers places throughout the patio. Request a late enough table, or the movie will...More

1  Thank VeraBlue
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Atmosphere was amazing - even without a movie playing in the background (I think we went to early, 5:30 reservation). I would have loved to know ahead of time that they only play movies at dark (I only overheard the table of locals next to...More

Thank Roxanne M
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Brilliant meal and chic surroundings with great cocktails and food. Excellent service and a really good place to spend the evening.

Thank AndyandLesley
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Cool place with a cool vibe. The Wine Menu was quite daunting as I did not recognize many items on it at all and it was extensive. That is what was cool about it so I left the decisions in the Somm's hands. Menus was...More

Thank Floridalesters
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I decided to have a long and relaxing lunch at the Foreign Cinema a couple of weekends ago and as I was alone, I was very happy to see the counter and received a warm welcome from the front of house and the bar staff....More

Thank Herriotcube
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

FC has both an interior and and outdoor seating area. Unless it is filthy out, sit outside if you can. There are many heaters and it is sheltered from most of the wind, and it is fun. Wherever you sit, if you are into wine,...More

Thank Wazito
Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the
foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural
attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous
street murals and a high density of bars and cafes
make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people.
While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its
top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the
city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the
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14 September 2017|
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Response from teacherchickSydney | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you book rather than try a walk in. It is a fabulous restaurant.
18 April 2017|
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Response from 799leonards | Reviewed this property |
The area is not the safest part of San Francisco. I walked several blocks with my guests to our car, and had no concerns. But probably safer to Uber back to your home or hotel.
27 October 2016|
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Response from octavia0263 | Reviewed this property |
No idea there , BUT considering the quality of their desserts , and the expertise of their chefs - they are the account of a close friend - when we dined there in August everything was ' flawless 'and we had ' everything... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2534 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-2512
    (21st St.)
  • Public Transportation: MUNI: 14 Mission bus; BART: 16th & 24th/Mission station
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-648-7600
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