Private Dining

Foreign Cinema is proud to offer several distinctive spaces for private events of up to 350 guests, ranging from passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails to formal, seated events. Our chefs tailor the menu to each event, matching seasonal and market availability with guest preferences and Foreign Cinema’s unique style of California/Mediterranean cuisine.

Please contact Janine Jacobson, private events director, for more detailed information by email or phone at or 415.648.7600 ext. 24.

Modernism West Gallery

Capacity: 60 seated, 100 standing
Approx. Size: 1000 sq. ft.

Foreign Cinema is proud to offer the Gallery in partnership with acclaimed art dealer Martin Muller of Modernism Inc. This unique, completely private space, features stunning, large modern artwork, 18 foot high ceilings, skylights, a “theater quality” surround sound audio/visual system and built-in bar.

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Capacity: 40 seated, 50 standing
Approx. Size: 400 sq. ft.

Our Mezzanine overlooking the main dining room offers guests the opportunity to enjoy the energy and ambiance of Foreign Cinema with exposed beams, concrete walls and wood floors in a semi-private setting. The Mezzanine can also be combined with the adjacent projection room and Director’s Table for added mingling space.

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Director’s Table

Capacity: 12 seated
Approx. Size: 150 sq. ft.

The Director’s Table is an ideal space for a semi-private, unique dining experience. Guests can enjoy the quiet humming of the vintage 35mm film projector nearby and an unobstructed view of the featured film and restaurant courtyard below.

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Entire Restaurant

Capacity: 170 seated, 350 standing
Approx. Size: 5000 sq. ft.

Large groups can enjoy complete privacy throughout the restaurant with a buyout closed to the general public. Buyouts include all of the spaces above as well as our acclaimed outdoor, heated courtyard and main dining room with fireplace and full bar. Buyouts also include use of our state-of-the-art, “drive-in” quality projection system with 16mm, 35mm or LCD projector capable of showing anything from laptop-based, slide presentations to full-length feature films.

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Capacity: 60 standing reception/100 for drinks only (Laszlo Buyout)
Approx. Size: 700 sq. ft.

Laszlo is our own, full-service bar featuring an upstairs lounge, sidewalk seating, and advanced sound system with complete DJ equipment. Laszlo is available both for buyouts for the whole night separate from Foreign Cinema and as an ideal venue for early evening gatherings or for cocktails after dinner. The upstairs lounge in Laszlo with couches and coffee tables is ideal for small gatherings either as a complete, semi-private VIP area within the bar or for table reservations with bottle service.

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