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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2534 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110-2512
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're visiting San Francisco, Foreign Cinema is not convenient to the downtown area. The exterior is a little shady, the interior is beautiful. The wait staff was incredibly slow, the drinks were mediocre, the food selection was odd. If you're not a foodie (swordfish,...More

1  Thank Tracy W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The night got off to a good start. After checking back all week, we were finally able to get a reservation on our last night in town at a restaurant we heard great things about . We were even given a good seat to watch...More

Thank YukonHusky
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant. Service was great. Our waiter was so knowledgeable about the menu and did the job of helping me chose my main, as it all sounded great on the menu. I was surprised by the calamari. It was one of the best dishes I...More

Thank lornaj07
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to sit outside (heated) and enjoy the movie playing right next to you. No sound, just a fun ambience. Food was okay, we ate lots of small plates. Loved the ribs. Drinks were very strong, not subtle at all. Good place to gather...More

Thank lulu63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic service and food! We had a group of 7 and they had no problem seating us! We all ordered a different dish and each of them were amazing! I would visit again and again if I lived here!

Thank Tiffaney T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing menu, combinations I had never had before - it was like an education, which I love. The setting was super cool, sat outside in the courtyard with North by Northwest projected on the wall. Lovely wine, a Portuguese Alvarinho. We had the arugula, calamari...More

Thank Deirdre F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It takes a lot for me to write a review, but my recent experience was so disappointing I wanted to share: We had friends visiting from the UK so booked a table for 8.30pm on a Saturday night. Having arrived on time we were told...More

2  Thank Luke P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking for something different with highly rated food and this fit the bill perfectly. We were promptly seated in one of I believe were three different areas all of which were showing different movies on one of the walls or a screen. The...More

Thank Bphman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here this evening with our son and his wife. We were able to walk from their residence and our table was ready at the time of our reservation. The staff was attentive and Profesional. Service was impeccable and food was delivered at just...More

Thank Dan V
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Foreign Cinema This vibrant and open restaurant is a true delight for Sunday Brunch. Located in the Mission area of San Francisco, this restaurant offers delicious American cuisine that is healthy and yet very delicious. Atmosphere in the restaurant is indescribable as it feels like...More

Thank RajeevNagpal
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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Lois B
7 December 2017|
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Response from samweinbergersf | Reviewed this property |
Try calling the restaurant.
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.
17 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.
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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
  • E-mail
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