Foreign Cinema

Californian in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Chef Gayle Pirie's acclaimed California classics such as velvety Pacific poke (marinated tuna) and crisp sesame fried chicken are the star attractions here – but subtitled films by Luis Buñuel and François Truffaut screening in the courtyard are mighty handy when conversation lags with first dates or in-laws. Get the red-carpet treatment with valet parking ($15) and a well-stocked oyster bar.

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