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Foreign Cinema

2534 Mission San Francisco, CA 94110 | Mission/ Bernal Heights | 415-648-7600

Location Description:

Chic, neo-industrial restaurant offers large outdoor patio with nightly film screenings and revamped French menu from former Zuni Café chefs. Main courses are fantastic. Dessert choices include beautifully composed cheese plates. Full bar, including a stellar cocktail called the Blood Orange (vodka, Campari, and orange juice).

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  • Cuisine(s): California
  • Hours: Sun 11am-3:30pm, Sun 5:30pm-10pm, Mon-Thu 6pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11pm, Sat 11am-3pm
  • Price: $$$, $$$$
  • Serving: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Online Reservations Available
  • Parking: Street, Valet
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, Diners Club
  • Extra Info: Parking: moderately easy. Muni: 14, 49.
  • Features: Delivery, Fireplace, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout

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