Private Dining

Foreign Cinema provides distinctive private dining spaces for up to 350 guests, ranging from intimately sized hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, to large, formal seated events. Our chefs personalize each menu, matching sustainable, seasonal and market availability with guests’ special preferences and Foreign Cinema’s exceptional style of globally-inspired cuisine.

For more information, please fill out this form or contact our Private Events Director, Janine Jacobson by email or phone: 415.648.7600 ext. 2.

Entire Restaurant

Capacity: 166 seated, 350 standing
Approx. Size: 12,000 sq. ft.

Larger groups relish in complete privacy throughout entire restaurant with a buyout closed to the general public. Buyouts include our acclaimed outdoor, heated courtyard and main dining room with fireplace and full bar. Use of Modernism West Gallery rounds out the flow with its own bar and projection capabilities. Buyouts also include use of our restored vintage “drive-in” quality projection system with use of DVD or laptop to view anything from custom presentations to full-length feature films.

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Modernism West Gallery

Capacity: 60 seated, 100 standing
Approx. Size: 1100 sq. ft.

Foreign Cinema, in partnership with acclaimed international art dealer Martin Muller of Modernism Inc. in San Francisco present Modernism West, the exclusive, one-of –a-kind private dining gallery, including evolving, curated international artwork, a modern sound audio/visual system, built-in bar, 18 foot high ceilings, skylights, and a wall of windows featuring an electronic shade system.


See how we transformed the gallery into an intimate reception dinner for a couple’s big day in 7×7


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Capacity: 30 seated, 40 standing
Approx. Size: 400 sq. ft.

Overlooking the main dining room below, this theatrical grand balcony space offers guests the opportunity to share the energy and ambiance of Foreign Cinema with exposed beams, concrete walls and wood floors in a semi-private setting.

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Director’s Table

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

The Director’s Table is the perfect location for a semi-private, unparalleled dining experience. Guests delight in the hum of flickering vintage 35mm film projector nearby and an unobstructed view of our nightly featured film and enchanted fairy lit courtyard below.

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Amate Terrace

Capacity: 18 seated

Our newest event space. A cozy area nestled just past the Courtyard, this space features an Amate style custom mural by Jet Martinez and designer floor tiles. Enhanced by cafe lights and heating, this is a picture perfect spot for your next gathering. Available April- October.

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Exchange vows in our romantic amber lit courtyard glow, curate the magical moments in an unforgettable, cinematic San Francisco destination.

Wedding photography by A Girl and a Camera and Honeystills.



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

Escape into Laszlo, a full-service DJ bar with second level lounge, advanced sound system, clerestory windows, sidewalk seating, private custom built banquettes, and a vast vinyl collection. For complete buyouts, together, or separate from Foreign Cinema, Laszlo is also the ideal setting for happy hour gatherings or for cocktails after supper. The upstairs salon and custom leather modular lounge seating is ideal for intimate celebrations, either as a complete, semi-private VIP space within the bar, or for table reservations with bottle service.

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To plan your next event at Laszlo email

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