Foreign Cinema


Foreign Cinema is a one of a kind, nationally acclaimed restaurant combining foreign and independent films with Cal-Med cooking. Enjoy an industrial chic setting, complete with indoor dining room with a fireplace, outdoor courtyard, mezzanine & full bar. Evolving menus. Sensual Environ. Champagne and Oysters on the Half Shell. Since 1999. Foreign Cinema remains a magical destination for local, national and international visitors as San Francisco’s most enduring dining centers. A San Francisco Chronicle “Top 100 Restaurant” for sixteen consecutive years, Chefs Gayle Pirie and John Clark’s collective visions weave food, wine, cocktails, film, and art gallery into one harmonious ambience. In recognition of 15 years of distinctive service and community stewardship, September 18th was proclaimed “Foreign Cinema Day” in San Francisco. California State Senator Mark Leno presented a City Proclamation acknowledging Foreign Cinema on their unique neighborhood and city-wide leadership and standards in excellence.

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2534 Mission St
Mission, San Francisco, California 94110
United States

Cross Street: 21st St.

Parking Details:
Valet is available, $15

Public Transit:
MUNI: 14 Mission bus; BART: 16th & 24th/Mission station

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  • Dining Style:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Cuisines:
  • Californian, Mediterranean
  • Dress Code:
  • Casual Dress
  • Price Range:
  • $31 to $50
  • Payment Options
  • AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Entertainment:
  • Movies; see restaurant website for schedule. While we try to honor all request, none are guaranteed.
  • Executive Chef:
  • Gayle Pirie & John Clark
  • Additional:
  • Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine


Dinner: Sunday thru Wednesday, seating from 5:30pm until 10pm. Thursday through Saturday seating from 5:30pm until 11pm.

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(415) 648-7600

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