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Group Friendly: While Foreign Cinema's misleading moniker may seem a better fit for a movie theater than an oyster bar, this restaurant's real attraction is their Mediterranean-inspired menu and outstanding oysters. They do, in fact, offer film showings in the adjoining courtyard, an added perk for those savoring tasty shellfish like the Hog Island Sweet, Marin Gem, Chatham and Steamboat oysters. The dinner menu changes regularly, and brunch is served on weekends. In addition to oysters, Foreign Cinema describes their overall cuisine as "a California/Mediterranean-inspired menu in an industrial chic setting located in the heart of the bustling Mission district." DJs often accompany the lively, after-hours crowd.

Mission District's Best Restaurants: While Foreign Cinema's misleading moniker may seem a better fit for a movie theater than an oyster bar, this restaurant's real attraction is their Mediterranean-inspired menu and outstanding oysters. They do, in fact, offer film showings in the adjoining courtyard, an added perk for those savoring tasty shellfish like the Hog Island Sweet, Marin Gem, Chatham and Steamboat oysters. The dinner menu changes regularly, and brunch is served on weekends. If you're looking for that "one stop that has it all" date night, make it the Foreign Cinema, because after the meal and movie, you can slip over to their adjoining bar, Lazlo's, and dance the night away.

Oyster Bars: While Foreign Cinema's misleading moniker may seem a better fit for a movie theater than an oyster bar, this restaurant's real attraction is their Mediterranean-inspired menu and outstanding oysters. They do, in fact, offer film showings in the adjoining courtyard, an added perk for those savoring tasty shellfish like the Hog Island Sweet, Marin Gem, Chatham and Steamboat oysters. The dinner menu changes regularly, and brunch is served on weekends. Foreign Cinema has a lot to offer besides oysters, so it's a good choice for groups who have varied and eclectic tastes. It's also one of the most romantic restaurants in the city.

Restaurants near Candlestick Park: While Foreign Cinema's misleading moniker may seem a better fit for a movie theater than an oyster bar, this restaurant's real attraction is their Mediterranean-inspired menu and outstanding oysters. They do, in fact, offer film showings in the adjoining courtyard, an added perk for those savoring tasty shellfish like the Hog Island Sweet, Marin Gem, Chatham and Steamboat oysters. The dinner menu changes regularly, and brunch is served on weekends. Foreign Cinema is also in the heart of the hip Mission District, an iconic San Francisco neighborhood that is constantly re-inventing itself with new restaurant and nightlife options popping up almost every day.

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Local Expert Tom Molanphy Says:

Group Friendly, Mission District's Best Restaurants, Oyster Bars, Restaurants near Candlestick Park: "One of the most romantic restaurants in the city - and the oysters don't hurt that a bit."

Best for Group Friendly Because: Foreign Cinema has an open-air area that's perfect for larger groups.

Best for Mission District's Best Restaurants Because: One of the best "date night" spots in the whole city.

Best for Oyster Bars Because: Foreign Cinema has lots of delights, and the oysters are just one of them.

Best for Restaurants near Candlestick Park Because: Foreign Cinema is a great option for those in the Candlestick Park area who need a "date night."

Dinner Menu

Oyster Bar*
Shellfish Bar*
Urban Picnic
Premieres
California Features

Brunch Menu

Oysters*
Shellfish*
Weekend Picnic
Santa Cruz Pastured Farm Eggs
Sunday Sandwiches & the Grill
Extras

Desserts & Cheese Menu

Desserts
Hand Selected Cheeses

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