Gayle Pirie at Foreign Cinema


Chef Gayle is the chef/co-owner of Foreign Cinema. She is partnered with John Clark, they are are two highly original talents who have been deeply involved in the competitive and innovative ferment of the San Francisco restaurant scene for over two decades.


  • Nominee for Outstanding Restaurant (Foreign Cinema)
    James Beard Foundation
  • Three Stars (Foreign Cinema)
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Knockout Brunch (Foreign Cinema)
    Bon Appétit
  • Top 100 Restaurants (Foreign Cinema)
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Best Outdoor Dining (Foreign Cinema)
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in SF

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Chef Hiro Sone reviews Sunday bloody Caesar at Foreign Cinema
$$$ | Breakfast/Brunch, | Modern, | American
1 Review
"The Sunday bloody Caesar has housemade Clamato instead of regular tomato juice and comes with a large piece of boiled prawn, stuffed olives, and caper berries. It's an appetizer and a drink together."
Chef Tim Archuleta reviews Balsamic fried eggs at Foreign Cinema
$$$ | Breakfast/Brunch, | Modern, | American
1 Review
"Foreign Cinema is hands down my favorite brunch in San Francisco. You can choose from a raw bar, appetizers, and an egg dish with a full bar and an amazing wine list to complement the food; you can't go wrong. The eggs are always cooked and seasoned perfectly, and the bitterness of the greens with the acidity of the balsamic vinegar and the salty prosciutto are a perfect match."