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Foreign Cinema

2534 Mission St. (21st St.) Send to Phone
Foreign classics and independent feature films are screened nightly on the wall of this Mission District restaurant.


Cuisine

Open
Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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Foreign Cinema, San Francisco, CA


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Foreign Cinema Restaurant Review

: Classic foreign films (think Fellini) and independent features are screened nightly in an expansive, elegant restaurant courtyard (films are projected onto a wall), while the warmth of a fireplace flickers nearby. It's a romantic backdrop for a night of flirtation or a welcome distraction from a date gone wrong. The kitchen's husband-and-wife team of Gayle Pirie and John Clark, who have been into the simple and seasonal since they were co-chefs at Zuni Café, create Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Start with house-cured sardines and spiced greens crostini or beef carpaccio with anchovy mayonnaise and vinegar and sea salt waffle chips. Global culinary influences are reflected in main dishes such as the lamb sirloin and merguez sausage mixed grill with couscous and roasted apricots, and bavette steak frites with chimichurri. After dinner, try the cheese plate, or a rose geranium crème brûlée with orange blossom macaron. A full bar, wine and beer are available. Foreign Cinema also features a bar bites menu of small plates.





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