Curry-Scented Sesame Fried Chicken
hummus, chicories, baby carrots, spiced honey
Duck Leg Confit
two poached farm eggs, escarole, frise, oranges, croutons, sherry dressing
Maple Brined Pork Chop
golden chanterelles, wine braised cabbage, cranberry-ginger chutney
Such a treat to be back at our fave Foreign Cinema! Other than having a little extra space and the masks, it feels like pre-pandemic days at this wonderful oasis. Thank you!!
I was surprised. Our family loves this restaurant but the service was surprisingly flat this time. Our waitress looked confused when I asked about gluten free options. And then a moment later asked me if I wanted to add on a pop-tart? Strange interaction given allergy.
They had a live musical artists this time playing for the outside crowd. Good environment.
Great food in a comfortable environment. Glad to see that foreign cinema is still as good as ever in these strange times
Great outdoor dining experience to break the monotony of shelter-in-place
Went here for a date night, it was great! They had an excellent wine list, and their cocktails were delicious. We ordered the beef carpaccio which was incredible, we were very impressed. Great for a date night!
Birthday dinner in the patio seated with generous social distancing. Spectacular food including a house made charcuterie platter, Maine lobster dip, tuna tartare, oysters, prawns, scallops, middle eastern bouillabaisse with prawns, clams, cod & crab, and the essential Madras fried chicken.
July 1, 2020
Great and delicious dinner! They are obviously taking Covid/social distancing seriously here and felt safe while dining.
This was our first outside dining experience following the loosening of COVID restrictions for restaurants. The food was as excellent as ever and the service was great. We were far away from any other parties and felt safe and secure. A band was playing inside the restaurant with the doors to the patio open which was very enjoyable. It was a wonderful slice of "normal" even though nothing is quite normal these days!
Order your burger medium if you don’t want it raw
Felt very safe as it just opened its outdoor dining after being closed for 3 months due to San Francisco shelter in place. They had 6 feet markers in the hallway upon arrival where you check in. Everyone working there is wearing a mask. The patrons wore masks when they were not seated at their tables. The tables were 6 feet apart. They opened their outdoor event area up to make room for more tables. I had never seen that part open... it was really cute with brick walls and a huge, stunning and colorful mural. Now onto the food and drink.. spectacular as always. Started off with the cocktail, wild at heart. Yum! Orangey and delicious! We also had a truffle egg dish which was to die for! We shared a plum rhubarb pop tart, which I think we should have saved for the end as a dessert, but oh well! It was our first time dining out in 3 months, so we wanted to devour everything at once. We also had a goat cheese dish and a ceviche. All cooked to perfection. Overall, the perfect meal. At the end of the meal we noticed their team had a special system for marking the tables regarding cleaning. I would definitely return as it’s one of my favorite SF restaurants, but I was also very happy with their Covid protocols. Thank you for a great brunch!
Manager and sommelier were very rude
We had a lovely date night out post COVID shutdown. It was also our first time to Foreign Cinema. What a gem. Food was amazing: beef carpaccio was maybe best I’ve ever had. Outdoor seating was chilly in SF summer, but a coat and heat lamps made it completely bearable. Service was wonderful, live music was nice until dark. We can’t wait to be back.
So glad they are open again. The outdoor dining was lovely and great live music. Also, incredible food, drinks, service.
Service, food, and ambience was a dream. Grateful for the experience. A total must.
Perfect dinner and friendly service! Thank you so much!!
Great spot for a special occasion dinner! we really enjoyed the pork chop and the the bavette steak
We enjoyed the pork chop and scallops. The wine list is extensive with great labels and lesser regions in abundance.
Glad we got out before the complete shutdown. Our favorite place to go and we were so happy
Everything went well, food was great, drinks were good. Excellent venue. It went well until there was someone who was next to us coughing and made us feel very uncomfortable. We wanted to look at dessert but the person coughing created a sense of urgency to get out of the proximity of the coughing. The waiter acknowledged this and told us that we could finish our drinks at the bar. We politely declined and walked out. Thanks for the experience!
This was the best meal of our trip to San Francisco by far! Everything we ordered was delicious! We went with a 2 year old and they were able to accommodate no problems. Highly recommend.
I've never been disappointed here.
Had a wonderful experience celebrating a friends birthday! The food was delicious and ambiance with delightful! Would definitely come back to celebrate another special occasion!
We weren’t greeted for 20 minutes. We waited 40 minutes for the bottle of wine we ordered and it was served warm (rose) so we sent it back. We waited 90 minutes for our food. They comped us a glass of champagne but it was really disappointing. Not what I expect from Foreign Cinema.
I’ve been here multiple times and the service this time was awful and the waiter was rude many times to different people in my party.
Food was superb! Ambience was great!
Celebrated my birthday dinner with my girlfriend. Exceptional service, excellent food overall great experience
Food was delicious but food and drinks were very slow to come out.
Hello - It took more than 45 minutes for our food to come. Because we had a late reservation we were absolutely STARVING when the food came. It was so stressful because it was my husband's birthday and I had planned for multiple surprises for him so it threw off my timing, really stressed me and made me rush us through our meal once it came. The portions were also small. I ordered calamari with aioli but there was less than a teaspoon of aioli on it. I then ordered the pasta entree and it was also tiny and just an overpowering one note of cheese with very little flavor. I was hungry but wasn't interested to eat it all because the only flavor was cheese.
We were celebrating a birthday and looking for somewhere to go with interesting food, a good wine list and well made drinks. Foreign Cinema met all of those requirements.
The ambiance is casual yet still good for a special occasion. Perfect if you want something special, but are not looking to work your way through tasting menu.
Food was delicious and great for a business dinner.
Great ambiance, wine and food. A great SF staple for any occasion.
Always an experience. Really made my Mom’s birthday special. Delicious food. Everyone at the table cleared their plate.
Although the check-in host was a bit snooty our food was delicious; and our seats were comfy and in a quiet nook (per my request). We'll definitely be back.
Came here for our Anniversary and was worth the hype. Great food, wine, and service. Perfect place for a date night.
The dishes are incredible - very thoughtfully prepared, with unique flavors that make the dishes exceptional.
For all that we paid for brunch, they found some technicality that enabled them not to give any open table credits for this visit. We booked through open table.
We dined here for brunch and had an excellent meal. We started with the Monterey Bay calamari appetizer with Oaxacan mole, chickpeas, lime, aioli, when asked if the croque madame was good he responded that if it wasn’t good it wouldn’t be on the menu. Also, no sooner than we paid the bill, he asked us to leave so they could use the table for other customers. While we understand the request, we could have been given a bit more time after paying. Nevertheless, we had a great time, can recommend FC and look forward to our next visit.
The food and ambiance is very nice. The service is always top notch. The noise level is on the higher side if you sit in the courtyard area, which is as expected.
Celebrated friends birthday party there, heard so much great feedback however the food was underwhelming. The ambiance is trendy and loud, enjoyed the company and the service had expected more from the food. Wine was well paired.
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