Get the Chelsea Gem, they are sweet and delish! Order online and read reviews from Foreign Cinema at 2534 Mission St in Mission San Francisco 94110 from trusted San Francisco restaurant reviewers. The Alaskan Halibut and grilled Mahi Mahi were both delicious. The atmosphere is just my speed, and I'll definitely return, especially since learning that John Waters likes to eat here. I was expecting the harissa to be overwhelming in the Harissa spiced pork-chop, but the juicy meat shined through, and there was just enough spice to give the dish character. Suggest you book rather than try a walk in. Outrageous !!!!!!!!! For almost twenty years Foreign Cinema has thrived in San Francisco's Mission District as a beacon of what fresh California Cuisine is all about. The truffles pasta dish was so small that it looked like an appetizer. To start our meal, we decided to share some appetizers, the Lavender-baked goat cheese served on a fig leaf with Mission figs, French radishes, endive leaves, baby carrots and toasted bread; the Plancha, which was Monterey Bay calamari & Chelsea Gem clams served in a Oaxacan mole rojo with chickpeas, lime aioli and tortilla chips; and the Japanese Hamachi Sashimi served with yuzu jus on a warm rice cake, along with grapefruit, tagarashi, red shiso, and horseradish. Foreign Cinema is closed currently for outdoor dining as well as take out dining. Okay, first off, don't let the neighborhood fool you. It had a crackling crust and a silky texture. Our meals were very average. I was at the opening a couple of years ago at the Directors Guild Theater and really enjoyed it. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. Size: 1000 sq. Yum yum delicious!Redwood Hills Goat Cheese Baked in a Leaf (3.5/5):Complete with roasted early girl tomatoes, tapenade, crudité, and baguette crostini, this dish was good but not "great". Great for trendy IG crowd who don’t know good food. It is a fabulous restaurant. The ambiance is excellent, the food even better. ... Les W/Yelp. The staff… Offering eclectic California-Mediterranean cuisine, Foreign Cinema's Chefs/Owners Gayle Pirie and John Clark change the menu daily to reflect the finest… While the dish tasted decent (no pics, as it looked very uninspiring), it was way over seasoned for my taste. Also had the Pad Thai....which was just OK. All else . You would expect such a venue to be staffed by pretentious snobs who would turn the place into a clubhouse for themselves and their friends. I was amped to feast on this dish and thankfully I wasn't disappointed. I had to return it to the kitchen to actually cook it . I had to return it to the kitchen to actually cook it . Offering eclectic California-Mediterranean cuisine, Foreign Cinema's Chefs/Owners Gayle Pirie and John Clark change the menu daily to reflect the finest organic, seasonal produce, meat and fish available. I had to ask for Bart directions and the guy giving them to me said to watch my back when exiting off of Mission and 24th Bart exit. It had a great texture, spread nicely, and even though I found it too creamy, the rest of my party thought it was perfect. Finally we ordered some desert and the grand total was $380 with tips and tax .!!!!!!!!!!! Starters... superb. Capacity: 60 seated, 100 standing Approx. We look forward to serving you in the new year. I don't remember which oysters my boyfriend ordered; 2. Are you sure you want to delete this answer? I would definitely save your money and go to one of the million restaurants in San FranciscoMore, My partner and I went to San Francisco for a long weekend. But it tasted salty and fresh rocket (or whatever the greens were) does not taste salty. more. We were sat a the indoor bar space. Everything was prepared with such thoughtfulness and was plated as if it were artwork. You go to Foreign Cinema for one thing and one thing only: Ambiance! . It was closed for the night, but I vowed to remember to go back. No one ever bothered to ask me how I would like my duck to be prepared . Memory fail.) Yelp released its list Wednesday of the … We shared their tasty berry and cheese appetizer. The atmosphere is fresh and vibrant and the… I am really glad I tried it out. Only good Insta’sMore, This was a birthday party . Want to chime in. For starters, the Smoked salmon, potatoes, fennel, pickled mustard seed, swedish spices, & crème fraiche was great. It screens at really great venues, and brings a lot of famous names of latin american cinema every April. Offering eclectic California-Mediterranean cuisine, Foreign Cinema's Chefs/Owners Gayle Pirie and John Clark change the menu daily to reflect the finest organic, seasonal produce, meat and fish available. Heads up: From now on, other Yelpers will be able to see how you voted. Only good Insta’s, was very average or you can say mediocre. We were initially brought another customer’s order. We started with oysters, the soup, salads and steak tartare (which both my children ordered as a second entree). Had to keep drinking water for hours after the meal. Foreign Cinema has movies, dreamy lights, and a an aura all its own. At first I thought it was freshly washed greens, but upon tasting it seemed to be .... not sure what. We shared fresh oysters for appetizers - Beau Soleil, Chelsea Gem & Shigoku. Nothing impressive like I've experienced at many other places. 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