Foreign Cinema

★★★★★
  • 2534 Mission St

    San Francisco, CA 94110

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  • 415-648-7600

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Makes me queezy just thinking about it;

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★★★★★

Makes me queezy just thinking about it;

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Love coming to dine here. The buttermilk chicken is one of my all time favorites. Good bone warming food. You can not beat the uniqueness of the restaurants design and theme. The carpaccio is great, the beverage selection wide, the

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★★★★★

Love coming to dine here. The buttermilk chicken is one of my all time favorites. Good bone warming food. You can not beat the uniqueness of the restaurants design and theme. The carpaccio is great, the beverage selection wide, the

Pros: Food

Cons: location

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Great palce to hang out in the Mission area. Lounge bar with upstairs overlooking the first floor. Not a big place but great DJ's and drinks.

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★★★★★

Great palce to hang out in the Mission area. Lounge bar with upstairs overlooking the first floor. Not a big place but great DJ's and drinks.

Pros: Nice atmosphere, great Mojitos.

Cons: Dark inside/Parking

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I went here for brunch on my 3rd day in town. the breakfast was a little small but delicious. The bloody mary was average, nothing special but eh outdoor seating was just what I was looking for.

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★★★★☆

I went here for brunch on my 3rd day in town. the breakfast was a little small but delicious. The bloody mary was average, nothing special but eh outdoor seating was just what I was looking for.

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We came here on our anniversary, I thought we were going to eat dinner then watch a movie by the name of the restaurant but I was wrong, there is a movie playing on two big screens in the background and the food was great. The persimmon and cheese platter was tasty.

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★★★★☆

We came here on our anniversary, I thought we were going to eat dinner then watch a movie by the name of the restaurant but I was wrong, there is a movie playing on two big screens in the background and the food was great. The persimmon and cheese platter was tasty.

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I joined CitySearch specifically to warn all potential patrons, specifically women, to avoid this place.\r
I spent New Year's Eve here, as I was invited by friends who had reserved it for the evening, and had a relatively good time, until

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★★★★★

I joined CitySearch specifically to warn all potential patrons, specifically women, to avoid this place.\r
I spent New Year's Eve here, as I was invited by friends who had reserved it for the evening, and had a relatively good time, until

Cons: Getting punched in the face, manhandled, lack of responsibility by management

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I have only had brunch here, but was fortunate enough to be exposed to their fantastic French 75, a cocktail that is made with champagne and gin. It is to die for, and gives you that lovely buzz that goes so well with organic scrambled eggs and artisan bread.

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★★★★☆

I have only had brunch here, but was fortunate enough to be exposed to their fantastic French 75, a cocktail that is made with champagne and gin. It is to die for, and gives you that lovely buzz that goes so well with organic scrambled eggs and artisan bread.

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from the two story building, watch a foreign movie on a posted screen while dining familty style with your friends and family. They have foreign movies weekly to entertain you

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★★★★☆

from the two story building, watch a foreign movie on a posted screen while dining familty style with your friends and family. They have foreign movies weekly to entertain you

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This place has it all, it loses a star for price, but I love meeting friends here and watch the weird stuff on the wall over a good meal.

3
★★★★★

This place has it all, it loses a star for price, but I love meeting friends here and watch the weird stuff on the wall over a good meal.

Pros: outside seating

Cons: a little pricey

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Knock on wood I've been almost a dozen times and have yet to have a bad experience. They make it look so easy! My only complaint is that it is a little loud inside.

3
★★★★★

Knock on wood I've been almost a dozen times and have yet to have a bad experience. They make it look so easy! My only complaint is that it is a little loud inside.

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Food - Excellent. Wait Staff - Good. Concept - Unique..\r
NOTE - must speak quietly.\r
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So why the one star?\r
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In SF for a semi-annual gathering of my girlfriends (11 of us) from all over the country. We came to the Foreign Cinemna

3
★★★★★

Food - Excellent. Wait Staff - Good. Concept - Unique..\r
NOTE - must speak quietly.\r
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So why the one star?\r
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In SF for a semi-annual gathering of my girlfriends (11 of us) from all over the country. We came to the Foreign Cinemna

Pros: food

Cons: staff's ability for good timing

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I went here for my birthday and the food was great as well as the service. We sat outside and watched Amelie, it was a perfect evening. My favorite part was the lavender creme brulee, yummy! This place is a must if you live here or are

3
★★★★★

I went here for my birthday and the food was great as well as the service. We sat outside and watched Amelie, it was a perfect evening. My favorite part was the lavender creme brulee, yummy! This place is a must if you live here or are

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

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I feel really annoyed that this eating place dares to list itself in movie guide as a movie screening place. The movie is shown nightly there as a backdrop with very low audio. Don't even think of coming here to see a movie if you are

3
★★★★★

I feel really annoyed that this eating place dares to list itself in movie guide as a movie screening place. The movie is shown nightly there as a backdrop with very low audio. Don't even think of coming here to see a movie if you are

Pros: pricey food and drinks for your special occasions

Cons: it's lame to be listed as a movie place!

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Foreign Cinema offers great food in an inspiring, yet unpretentious and fun setting.\r
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Dining in the Mission is so unlike any other big city dining experience. Yes, people wear way too much black in this part of town, and as an

3
★★★★★

Foreign Cinema offers great food in an inspiring, yet unpretentious and fun setting.\r
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Dining in the Mission is so unlike any other big city dining experience. Yes, people wear way too much black in this part of town, and as an

Pros: great menu, eclectic wine list, wonderful service

Cons: food so good, you miss the movie!

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This was one of my favorite casual dining experiences. We sat outside and saw part of the movie shown on the white brick wall - what a unique offering. It was a cold night, but the heaters kept us quite warm. I had to take my jacket off

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★★★★★

This was one of my favorite casual dining experiences. We sat outside and saw part of the movie shown on the white brick wall - what a unique offering. It was a cold night, but the heaters kept us quite warm. I had to take my jacket off

Pros: Food, ambience - visit the gallery attached to the patio

Cons: A little pricy, but definitly worth it.

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This is a trendy spot is located in Mission District. We were seated promptly, just a note, if you want to watch the movie make sure you ask for seating outside on the patio. Overall the portions were small but extremely tasty. The wine

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★★★★★

This is a trendy spot is located in Mission District. We were seated promptly, just a note, if you want to watch the movie make sure you ask for seating outside on the patio. Overall the portions were small but extremely tasty. The wine

Pros: Cool spot with great ambience, tasty food with an innovative twist

Cons: Small portions, especially on the appetizers. You can only veiw the movie if your sitting outside on the cool patio

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me and my girl went there for brunch, and were blown away by the food. a gourmet touch on everything, with a really cool atmosphere and original concept. the building itself was really hip and nicely modeled. but back to the

3
★★★★★

me and my girl went there for brunch, and were blown away by the food. a gourmet touch on everything, with a really cool atmosphere and original concept. the building itself was really hip and nicely modeled. but back to the

Pros: tasty tasty tasty

Cons: costly for what you get

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It was a tuesday night and my friend and I went together. We selected the seating outside. \r
Pro: Ambience, very romantic\r
Con: The seating outside was cold even though i sat right under the heat lamps. \r
Appetizer: calamari is

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It was a tuesday night and my friend and I went together. We selected the seating outside. \r
Pro: Ambience, very romantic\r
Con: The seating outside was cold even though i sat right under the heat lamps. \r
Appetizer: calamari is

Pros: ambience

Cons: food

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Before my most recent outing to Foreign Cinema it must have been over a year. While the service and food was pretty good then, this visit absolutely blew me away. I came in through the beautiful hallway to see the place PACKED. Despite the

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★★★★★

Before my most recent outing to Foreign Cinema it must have been over a year. While the service and food was pretty good then, this visit absolutely blew me away. I came in through the beautiful hallway to see the place PACKED. Despite the

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We arrived too early for dinner to see the movie. In the Spring/Summer months, the movie doesn't start until 8:30pm. "Fiddler On The Roof" was the movie scheduled to play the evening we arrived for dinner. It was a cold, drizzly day, so

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★★★★★

We arrived too early for dinner to see the movie. In the Spring/Summer months, the movie doesn't start until 8:30pm. "Fiddler On The Roof" was the movie scheduled to play the evening we arrived for dinner. It was a cold, drizzly day, so

Pros: Great food, nice atmosphere, the sole is delicious

Cons: Parking is difficult, not so great a neighborhood

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Well I was looking for a nice dinner place in the city where I can take my loved one, and I saw the reviews about Foreign Cinema. I thought I'll give it a try and I called in and made reservations. \r
I was a bit skeptic about the place

3
★★★★★

Well I was looking for a nice dinner place in the city where I can take my loved one, and I saw the reviews about Foreign Cinema. I thought I'll give it a try and I called in and made reservations. \r
I was a bit skeptic about the place

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Loved the atmostphere, oysters, food, wine and service was fabulous! But I have the say... the service was the best I've ever had in the City... the wait staff works together to keeps water glasses full and patrons happy. And the food

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★★★★★

Loved the atmostphere, oysters, food, wine and service was fabulous! But I have the say... the service was the best I've ever had in the City... the wait staff works together to keeps water glasses full and patrons happy. And the food

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I love everything about this place. Their homemade foie gras pate is the best ever!!!! Also I really enjoy the ambiance... Great for a group or for a date night.

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★★★★★

I love everything about this place. Their homemade foie gras pate is the best ever!!!! Also I really enjoy the ambiance... Great for a group or for a date night.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Valet crashed my car

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This restaurant is an all around winner. Great family gathering place, romantic for the date scene, entertaining for a night out with the girls, and friendly and welcome. The food was spectacular and I can't stop raving about this

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★★★★★

This restaurant is an all around winner. Great family gathering place, romantic for the date scene, entertaining for a night out with the girls, and friendly and welcome. The food was spectacular and I can't stop raving about this

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awesome...spent my birthday here, so fun, and great appetizers...the cheese, grapes, crostini and potatoes are amazing

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★★★★★

awesome...spent my birthday here, so fun, and great appetizers...the cheese, grapes, crostini and potatoes are amazing

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My date and I dined here before the year ended because a good friend of mine told me that it's an amazing restaurant. A good foreign flick was playing so I requested to be seated outside, which was nice. The only downfall was that the

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★★★★★

My date and I dined here before the year ended because a good friend of mine told me that it's an amazing restaurant. A good foreign flick was playing so I requested to be seated outside, which was nice. The only downfall was that the

Pros: FOOD, service, films

Cons: PARKING, heaterlamps blocking film

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We had our company's holiday party (100 people) at Foreign Cinema and were quite disappointed with the service, food and space. The acoustics were terrible -- we were completely unable to hear the DJ we'd hired (having been invited to hire

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★★★★★

We had our company's holiday party (100 people) at Foreign Cinema and were quite disappointed with the service, food and space. The acoustics were terrible -- we were completely unable to hear the DJ we'd hired (having been invited to hire

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Recently went there early on a Friday night with my fiance and are we ever sorry we did. There were about 4 customers in the place but without a reservation they would only seat us outdoors. Ok, not crazy about freezing out there, but

3
★★★★★

Recently went there early on a Friday night with my fiance and are we ever sorry we did. There were about 4 customers in the place but without a reservation they would only seat us outdoors. Ok, not crazy about freezing out there, but

Pros: Cool atmosphere if you get a good movie playing

Cons: Neglectful service; inconsistent and pricy food

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I've been to too many places for brunch and could not find a place that can match the omelets from here. Dinner once, it was ok. I strongly recommend for Brunch.

3
★★★★★

I've been to too many places for brunch and could not find a place that can match the omelets from here. Dinner once, it was ok. I strongly recommend for Brunch.

Pros: Best Brunch

Cons: Parking

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We visit SF twice a year. The first time, waiter "Daddy P," gave us drinks on the house. Why? Probably because we were pleasant. Six months later, we came back. He remembered us. We had a different waiter and he told him "take

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★★★★★

We visit SF twice a year. The first time, waiter "Daddy P," gave us drinks on the house. Why? Probably because we were pleasant. Six months later, we came back. He remembered us. We had a different waiter and he told him "take

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Party of 8 had a great time. Great service from Vlad. Lamb with hummus was outstanding. Great vibes from this restaurant and lots of fun. Desserts were just ok. tried both of the chocolate dishes but the fruit slump with ice cream was

3
★★★★★

Party of 8 had a great time. Great service from Vlad. Lamb with hummus was outstanding. Great vibes from this restaurant and lots of fun. Desserts were just ok. tried both of the chocolate dishes but the fruit slump with ice cream was

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We ate at Foreign Cinema on 9/1 and had a very enjoyable experience. Unlike previous reviewers, our service was very good - absolutely nothing to complain about. We were seated immediately and everything (drinks, appetizers, entrees)

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We ate at Foreign Cinema on 9/1 and had a very enjoyable experience. Unlike previous reviewers, our service was very good - absolutely nothing to complain about. We were seated immediately and everything (drinks, appetizers, entrees)

Pros: Good food, trendy place

Cons: Expensive

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There were six of us. It took about 15 minutes to get our first drink. The resturaunt was by no means packed. The oysters were bad! We sent them back. Two out of the three dozen ended up on the bill anyway. We had to remind them that they

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★★★★★

There were six of us. It took about 15 minutes to get our first drink. The resturaunt was by no means packed. The oysters were bad! We sent them back. Two out of the three dozen ended up on the bill anyway. We had to remind them that they

Pros: Ambience, Desserts

Cons: Service, some of the food

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I took a date to this restaurant last Friday night and had a great time. I made reservations on relatively short notice and got a later time, but the place was still full of people and fun. We had to wait at the bar for a table outside

3
★★★★★

I took a date to this restaurant last Friday night and had a great time. I made reservations on relatively short notice and got a later time, but the place was still full of people and fun. We had to wait at the bar for a table outside

Pros: Great date spot, see & be seen, delicious food.

Cons: Wait time if very busy, make reservations.

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I ate at Foreign Cinema for the first time this past Friday. We started with some oysters, then had entrees. I ordered the North African Mixd Grill which was very very tasty. My friend had the grilled salmon and was very pleased with it.

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★★★★★

I ate at Foreign Cinema for the first time this past Friday. We started with some oysters, then had entrees. I ordered the North African Mixd Grill which was very very tasty. My friend had the grilled salmon and was very pleased with it.

Pros: Atmosphere, food quality

Cons: Bad waiter, pricey

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I went to that place for dinner long time ago, now it's my favorite place for brunch. You can feel that the owners take care of their business and their food. I've tried almost everything on the menu, all quite good. Omelets are great.

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★★★★★

I went to that place for dinner long time ago, now it's my favorite place for brunch. You can feel that the owners take care of their business and their food. I've tried almost everything on the menu, all quite good. Omelets are great.

Pros: Consistant quality of food

Cons: expensive if you bring a large family

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Foreign Cinema is cute, but not great for groups. A grouped of us went last weekend, and were seated outside. Our table was close to the wall showing the movie. Our table did not have a table cloth (others did) and had only one heat lamp

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★★★★★

Foreign Cinema is cute, but not great for groups. A grouped of us went last weekend, and were seated outside. Our table was close to the wall showing the movie. Our table did not have a table cloth (others did) and had only one heat lamp

Pros: Ambience

Cons: staff is lacking

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not that great. I had three people in my party including myself and the food very unexpectedly disappointing. I've ordered a pork loin with olive sauce but the sauce seemed like some sort of soy sauce with some chopped green onion in

3
★★★★★

not that great. I had three people in my party including myself and the food very unexpectedly disappointing. I've ordered a pork loin with olive sauce but the sauce seemed like some sort of soy sauce with some chopped green onion in

Pros: Atmosphere, high ceiling, people watching

Cons: expensive, food is boring, metered parking

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I guess I thought the food was going to be a bit better than it actually was. All the food tasted OK but nothing really stood out except for the raw oysters and most of the credit for that has to go to the poor oyster. I liked the

3
★★★★★

I guess I thought the food was going to be a bit better than it actually was. All the food tasted OK but nothing really stood out except for the raw oysters and most of the credit for that has to go to the poor oyster. I liked the

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A-maz-ing. The menu changes daily, but I have never been dissapointed. The service is prompt yet unobtrusive and delightfully intelligent. Their oyster selection is extensive, and if you cannot decide, then try the mini-mer or a mixed

3
★★★★★

A-maz-ing. The menu changes daily, but I have never been dissapointed. The service is prompt yet unobtrusive and delightfully intelligent. Their oyster selection is extensive, and if you cannot decide, then try the mini-mer or a mixed

Pros: wine list, ambiance, food

Cons: weather permitting, valet, no real dress code

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I like the Modernist Museum idea, gives one something to do while waiting for food as well. One doesn't go for the food itself (it's alright, not bad) or the movie even (you can't hear a thing), solely for the ambience.. The fact that it's

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★★★★★

I like the Modernist Museum idea, gives one something to do while waiting for food as well. One doesn't go for the food itself (it's alright, not bad) or the movie even (you can't hear a thing), solely for the ambience.. The fact that it's

Pros: original, alleyway dining

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i went (maybe stupidly) expecting to actually watch the movie that they so exactly schedule on their website. you don't actually go to watch the movie. it's more of an "ambience" thing -- which, by the way, was nice enough to make you

3
★★★★★

i went (maybe stupidly) expecting to actually watch the movie that they so exactly schedule on their website. you don't actually go to watch the movie. it's more of an "ambience" thing -- which, by the way, was nice enough to make you

Pros: ambience, outside, service

Cons: un-stellar food

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if you are a DINE ABOUT TOWN-er, beware of getting a late reservation, they may run out of an entree leaving you with a only a pasta dish as an option. I also got the feeling that we were 2nd class citizens for participating in this menu

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★★★★★

if you are a DINE ABOUT TOWN-er, beware of getting a late reservation, they may run out of an entree leaving you with a only a pasta dish as an option. I also got the feeling that we were 2nd class citizens for participating in this menu

Pros: different atomosphere, al fresco eating

Cons: indifferent server, confused mgrs., overpriced food

 

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