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“Great food!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sauce

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Ranked #505 of 5,626 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
Cross street: Oak and Page
Transit: BART: Civic Center station; Muni Metro: Van Ness; Muni Market Street Trolley 'F' Line: Gough St.; Muni Bus Stop: 6,7,66,71
Description: At Sauce: Gough we serve what we like to call "Social Cuisine" - American comfort fare so good you'll want everyone at the table to try a bite. It's shared food without the tiny plates. Come sample Chef Ben's creations along with some drinks in the intimate Supper Club; cozy up to the beautiful redwood bar for a signature cocktail; or, enjoy a meal in the bustling main dining room. Experience what happens when Comfort Food meets California Cuisine — it could be our Tomato Bisque with white truffle grilled cheese sticks; Portobello mushroom fries; or our signature applewood-smoked-bacon wrapped meatloaf, something is sure to tickle your fancy. Located just a few blocks from the civic center in Hayes Valley, Sauce: Gough is the welcoming result of three partners' desire to create a comfortable spot for drinking and dining. Pre-Show, post-show and for all your private events Sauce is the place. Stop by for dinner any night between 5pm and Midnight and see for yourself; what’s cooking
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

We are staying at Sleep over Sauce and had a meal at Sauce, the menu is varied but my hubby was like "wheres the fries?"

He ordered the fried chicken and I had the mushroom chowder with a bowl of maple bacon...delicious!

The fried chicken is prepared expertly with no bone and set on a bed of mash and green beans with gravy. He said it was the best mash potato he had ever had, what better than mine? Yes!

I would definitely recommend Sauce.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Macclesfield
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Sauce: Belden - friendly staff, good atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

Found Sauce on Belden St totally by accident! It's tucked away on Belden St, just off Kearney right beside Chinatown. Glad we did - it was really good! We stopped in for lunch. The staff couldn't have been friendlier or more polite. Food was good (we both had the Texas chili which was tasty) and very reasonably priced. The place had a pretty cool vibe, and would probably be a good place for a couple of evening drinks before heading onwards. It's probably not easy to find, but worth a visit - we're only in SF for a few days, but would probably go back.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PeterDSmith
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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“All That!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

Exceptionally executed "small" bites. Great cocktails. Very cool vibe. Hayes Valley adjacent. Perfect place for a drop-in, last minute quick bite.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Carlos C
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Napa, California
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116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Small with good service good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

We chose this spot as it is walking distance to the Davies Symphony Hall. It is tiny...and unfortunately it was hot in San Francisco, rare, and many places are not air-conditioned, Sauce being one! But we will return as the food and service was worth taking off our jackets! We tried the Wonton, Shrimp and Calamari as apps, all were fresh as delicious, then tomato bisque with little "grilled cheese" sandwiches, and a bourbon sauced pork chop...finished by sharing and ice cream sandwich that was great. Try this little spot I think you will like it before or after the symphony!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Napafoodlover
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San Francisco, California
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“Get the Sampler!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

I havent been to Sauce in years but Cudos to them for not taking the sampler off the dessert menu. I was looking forward to it and there it was just as I remembered.

The food was great years ago and I will definitely be back. BTW they serve dessert until 2am and food until 1am!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Verdad22
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