Foreign Cinema

What they say

“At Foreign Cinema, our passion lies in creating a heartfelt and captivating experience for our guests, taking them away from the stresses of everyday life. We are deeply committed to our community and believe in demonstrating a spirit of generosity to all who enter our environment. As a team, we strive to make diners feel special, to be nurtured and nourished, by good food, carefully sourced and conceived, with good wine and goodwill to all who join us. We support a system of trust and sustainability.”

Signature Dishes

Full selection of oysters on the half shell with imperial and royal seasonal fruits de mer; plancha of Monterey calamari with Oaxacan mole; beef carpaccio.

What we say

Since 1999, Foreign Cinema has elevated the concept of dinner and a movie to spectacular effect, becoming one of San Francisco’s most popular restaurants, as well as one of its most original. At the Mission restaurant, you can either eat in the dining room near the fireplace or the amber lit courtyard, where films are projected onto a wall. The menu is daily changing, with Mediterranean accents. To begin, you might order brandade with house pickles and toast, or goat cheese baked in lavender. Foreign Cinema’s brunch is also renowned; like dinner, be sure to book early – and often.


A restaurant celebrating the bounty of Northern California under a courtyard movie screen


Gayle Pirie & John Clark, co-owners


Dinner, daily, weekend brunch


2534 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110


+1 415 648 7600




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