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A world of wild and fascinating flavors opens up when eating the oysters at Foreign Cinema.
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"Love the Foreign Cinema in Mission.. Been going for years & still one of the coolest restaurants in the world!" -@davidloftus
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Life is good. This makes it better. #SesameFriedChicken
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The perfect gift for that special someone this year! Trying to finish up your last minute holiday shopping? Either of the two cookbooks available at Foreign Cinema make for the perfect gift for the #foodie in your life.

Purchase books here: http://bit.ly/1EVMhOe
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The Airmail at Foreign Cinema -- Mt Gay Black Barrel, honey syrup, lime juice, angostura bitters and sparkling wine!
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Hypothetically -- if you had to choose between only drinking cocktails or wine this year, which would you choose?
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Seriously one of the most beautiful flowers. Thank you Natalie Bowen Designs! #Breathtaking — at Foreign Cinema.
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We're gearing up for #NYE2015 and the "Purple Rain" inspired evening here at Foreign Cinema! Who knows the first song that Prince performed in the movie?!
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The perfect gift for that special someone this year! With the holiday season in full swing, the time has come to start looking for gifts for family members and friends. Either of the two cookbooks available at Foreign Cinema make for the perfect gift for the #foodie in your life. 

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Bodega Bay Swordfish with champagne-tangerine butter sauce, shiitakes, ruby grapefruit, white root purée and espelette! #foodie #sanfrancisco
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2534 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94110, United States
2534 Mission StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94110
(415) 648-7600foreigncinema.com
$$$Restaurant, BarToday 5:30 – 11:00 pm
Monday 5:30 – 10:00 pmTuesday 5:30 – 10:00 pmWednesday 5:30 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:30 – 11:00 pmFriday 5:30 – 11:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 11:00 pmSunday 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pm
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Foreign Cinema is known for its outstanding California-Mediterranean cuisine in a warm and industrial chic space with a fireplace in the main dining room and foreign films projected in the courtyard.
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Crowds eat Californian-Mediterranean fare (& a popular brunch) in an outdoor space screening films.- Google
"Delicious oysters, great outdoor seating, amazing brunch!"
"Loved the duck breast (take the chefs reco for medium rare."
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vanessa ross aquino
a month ago
Foreign Cinema is a place where you will always enjoy every dish served here. I remember when they first opened in the Mission District and they continue to serve outstanding dishes, oysters, delicious brunch menu and amazing dinner options. Recently went back for a very late brunch and ordered half crab along with a side egg and dangerously delicious bacon and topped it off with a great cocktail! Always great ambiance, service and location!
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Jiann Mok
3 weeks ago
Pros: ---Brunch--- [5 stars] - French toast (sweet and custardy mmmm) - crispy duck leg confit (so tender and juicy w/ crispy skin!) - croque madame (juicy ham, perfect egg yolk) - Four Barrel coffee (bold and flavorful dark roast) - St-Germain cocktail (lightly sweet with clear Elderflower flavor) - awesome server who refilled my coffee 4 times without me having to ask - hostess took a ton of photos of our group even though she was busy :) ---Dinner--- [4 stars] - king salmon (wow. so tender and buttery) - beautiful outdoor patio - the owner/manager was walking around and even stopped to talk to us and take our picture! Cons: - super rude hostess from my first visit, but this time EVERYONE was really nice :) - brunch here kicks dinner's butt Bottom line: Come for brunch!! There are so many choices and everyone in my party of 8 enjoyed every dish we ordered. One of the best brunches I've ever had-- I probably won't return for dinner, but I can't wait to brunch here again!
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Eric Hubbs
2 weeks ago
The hype is real. Great vibe and delicious food!
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Amanda White
a month ago
It's best for brunch. Dinner here is good as well, but they have a good brunch menu with great bloody marys. The bloody marys are pretty expensive compared to other places.
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Mitchell Lee
2 weeks ago
What a treat! Foreign Cinema is a romantic spot, great for a date night and surprisingly quiet. I would highly recommend sitting outside. The food is very inventive with a daily rotating menu. I especially enjoyed the duck and pork chop, but you really cannot go wrong. Be sure to save room for the dessert because the pot au chocolat is amazing!
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Victoria P.
2 months ago
I went here for dinner to celebrate my roommate's 31st birthday, which was last year. Our table wasn't ready yet, so we waited got some drinks at the bar. I ordered a Riesling upon recommendation of the bartender. And he was spot on with what I wanted: Riesling that was fruity and sweet. Unfortunately, that's all I can remember because of the wine I had at the bar before dinner, the one bottle I shared with the rest of the party, and the other bottle and carafe I shared with only two other people.... I just remember that the food was delicious, and the wine was divine. And also that our waiter was hilarious! One of the invitees flaked, and our waiter literally said "Who does that?" Because it takes at least a month to get a table. He was pretty cool. Other than the food, my favorite part of Foreign Cinema is the decor. The inside is modern yet warm with the wood finishes and soft lighting. But the outside area is so romantic. Hanging lights, a black and white movie projecting in the background... It's such a beautiful atmosphere. It's a wonderful place for celebrations, or a very important date night. It's been a year too long, so I need to come back soon.
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mirella abounayan
2 months ago
Good food, horrible service. Not only is it slow, but also surly. The waitstaff acts like they have way better things to do than take care of their customers. After waiting over half an hour for the bill, I had to approach the waiter and hand him my card. After 15 more minutes, I noticed he finally had rung it up but was running other errands. I approached him and asked him for the bill, and he told me to sit down and he'd bring it by the table. After some arguing, I just took the bill and went back to the table. He came by to reprimand me! When I called the manager, she was very defensive and didn't try to address the problem.
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Grace Lin
3 months ago
Great place for a date or just hanging out with friends. Seafood dishes are excellent. Good selection of drinks and cocktails too! They play movies outside in the evenings.