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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 1 December 2017

Staff is super friendly, great ambiance, great wine list but average food - overall a good experience. We had a group of 6 and got a reservation about 3 days in advance - request to sit outside near the large projector, its covered and warm.

Thank Adam V
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We were a larger group celebrating being together in San Francisco. The food was excellent as was the service. Again, we were all vegetarians/pescatarians and we enjoyed a fantastic meal from a creative menu in a lovely setting. Festive, fun and memorable!

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 26 November 2017

I had the opportunity to go to Foreign Cinema on my last visit to SF this last June. It was amazing experience I was inivited by a goood friend that help us out to get a reservation on this super busy restaurant. The ambiance is...More

Thank Isaac N
Reviewed 24 November 2017

First impression was positive as you enter and see the nicely appointed dining rooms...but, then we were escorted to our table in the overflow room. This had to be either the kiddie room or extra space. Nothing about this room was appealing. From there, the...More

Thank J L
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

The waiter is the worst. Even though I said I was full, he forced me to order the most expensive steak. AND!!!!! He cheated me. He said Welcome drinks is FREE, but the bill says it was $ 15. I asked him what it was....More

Thank 태경 허
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Came here with out-of town friends and we had a great experience. We shared pasta, shellfish and other dishes and enjoyed them all. Very nice selection of by-the-glass wines really helped since everybody wanted something different. It's pretty active and loud, but we knew this...More

Thank samweinbergersf
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Quality and tasty food. Perfectly size portions for European appetites, nice vibe, a little noisy and a shame only outside seating can see cinema screen. I would definitely go back and recommend to friends.

Thank loustar007
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed brunch their with a friend. The food was tasty and very nicely presented. I loved the Tuna Ceviche, the Burger was ok, but nothing special. The staff is very friendly and relaxed. Apart from the noisy location (it’s a long hall and the...More

Thank mebneter
Reviewed 4 November 2017

From any table you can look to the back of the restaurant and watch a classic movie playing. Unfortunately, either sound is not piped in or the atmosphere din of people chattering probably shuts that element out. We had come west to meet my daughter...More

Thank Bret H
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

I am a breakfast person and I had the best french toast (baguette for bread)with pineapple and coconut and absolute yumminess. My friend had the cilantro flat bread that was divine. She a delicious Bloody Mary. I think the only thing I would have changed...More

Thank Rubythief
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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.
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.
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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 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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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