Travel & Dining

Whether you're coming into town for the festival or looking for a tasty meal in between screenings, be sure to enjoy comfortable lodging, delicious fare, and more from the Festival's valued Hospitality Partners.

Premier Hospitality Sponsor: Palihotel San Francisco

A well-located, well-crafted boutique hotel located in the Union Square area of San Francisco, one of the most dynamic cities in the world. This historic hotel has been reimagined to appeal to a broad range of clientele ranging from San Francisco Jewish Film Festival guests and attendees; tourist families on a holiday; a design-minded business traveler, tech conventioneer, or an international design enthusiast. Featuring vibrant king and queen rooms, a full-service restaurant, bar and expansive lounge, Palihotel is the communal neighborhood hub of Union Square.

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival thanks Palihotel San Francisco, the Festival's Premier Hospitality Sponsor, for its generosity. Festival attendees can use promotion code SFJFF to save up to 20% off the Best Available Rate. 

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Favored Restaurant Partners

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival thanks these generous restaurant partners keeping our community well-fed and comfortable in between screenings. Stop in to either Catch San Francisco or Poesia, located conveniently within steps of the Castro Theatre, for delicious, locally sourced food during the Festival.


4072 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

Francesco d’Ippolito dreamed of creating Poesia when he was a young boy and took his first job making cappuccino at a neighbor’s cafe. Decades later, floating on the Mediterranean Sea in Calabria one Summer with a friend, he began systematically, step-by-step to make his dream a reality. What would it take to bring the magic of the Italian coast to San Francisco? The warmth of the Italian kitchen, the fresh flavors, and the light-hearted air? Since 2008, San Francisco is home to Poesia. Nestled in the vibrant and colorful neighborhood of the Castro, Poesia Restaurant, is a dream come true.

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Bar Cesar

4039 Piedmont Ave
Oakland, 94611

Outdoor seating is a popular option at this restaurant & bar with craft cocktails and Mexican style tapas. Serving dinner all week plus Saturday and Sunday brunch, Bar Cesar offers indoor dining, patio dining, take-out, and delivery. Located conveniently just blocks away from Landmark's Piedmont Theater in Oakland.

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La Mediterranee

288 Noe St
San Francisco, CA 94114

La Méditerranée has been serving award-winning Mediterranean cuisine since 1979. Casual Middle Eastern & Mediterranean eatery with sidewalk seats offering meze, kebabs & shawarma. A beloved Bay Area institution, La Med features catering and restaurant locations across San Francisco and in Berkeley.

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SFJFF44 Hospitality Partners

For a complete list of the 44th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival's valued Hospitality Partners, visit this page.