Love to share
Sauce: Belden isdelicious comfort food that is fun and easy to share. Would definitely recommend and will come again.
1/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Basic food done well
Fried chicken, short ribs, and flank steak are a good bet.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had 2 dinner reservations
We had 2 dinner reservations for the Friday and Saturday nights. Sauce and Spruce in Pacific heights . even though Spruce has a higher Zagat rating, we had a better meal and could have saved $200 if we had come back a second night
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went early so this place
We went early so this place could be louder..looks like the bar could get going. Great food! Perfect service...friendly, slightly familiar but not overly so. Menu isn't extensive but everything we tried was really good. Great location- feels like you found a secret spot!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Place to Gather
I have been coming to Belden since it had one beer joint with peanuts on the floors and a bunch of roll up steel doors. This is a fun place, informal but nice. We had a great time at the bar then dinner for 8. We were laughing and talking for three hours. The hostess was extremely nice and made everyone feel at home. I live in the City and work two blocks from this place and would definitely book a large table again.
Be sure to tell your guests this is the one next to the B of A Building!
There are two restaurants by this name in SF.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
My table had a number of the
My table had a number of the social plates cause they looked so yummy. The chicken pot pies were a little overdone & dry but thank god for the gravy that really helped. Loved the little mini meatloafs wrapped in bacon on mashed potatos, the crab ragoons & the mac & cheese. The portebello fries were alright but I feel like they needed to be a little more breaded. It was a hot SF day (surprisingly) so sitting outside was really the key and we enjoyed ourselves :)
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was awesome. Try the lobster sandwich and sausage bread then you will know what I am talking about, delish!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
At the end of the evening,
At the end of the evening, I was accused of picking perfect weather AND a perfect dining location for my group! The deviled eggs with bacon, Portobello Mushroom Fries and Dungeness Crab Wontons are all wonderful bites of food. All in all, a great place to have a meal outdoors in SF.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outside of the fact the service was lackluster, the restaurant lived up to the other reviews about the food. we had the sausage rolls and the grilled shrimp and both had hanger steaks. the steak wasn't the best - tough to chew but i guess that's a hanger steak? The server did not know the wines on the menu, which was a shame. She couldn't say whether the Zinfandel or Cab would be better. Gave the usual - well if you're having chicken you should have white wine (which is really old school) and when asked for recommendations replied, "do you eat meat?"
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love Sauce Belden
Very fun, approachable menu, great food at fair prices. Excellent wines by the carafe. New favorite neighborhood hang-out. Love this place!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
So, that's not fair, as they have items other than pork, but we had the bowl of bacon and the bacon wrapped meatloaf and the pork belly sliders. Great sharing food for folks who like meat and pork. Good drinks and booze selection. We had martinis, old fashioneds and their house drinks in our group and they were all good. The only reason I'd give it less than 5 stars is the inside seating is a bit dark and small. If they put mirrors on the walls behind the tables, it would open the place up and save the people seated facing the wall from feeling like they're in a small, dark, place.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was great - atmosphere,
Everything was great - atmosphere, food and service. Had a fantastic experience here! The portobello mushroom fries, meatloaf bites and the PB&J dessert were my favorite.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went for Dine About Town with a group of 10 coworkers and had a fantastic meal. The food was delicious (both the Dine About Town menu and the regular menu - some of our group ordered both). Would absolutely go back, the outdoor patio is fantastic!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for groups!
Went here for my friend's birthday dinner with a party of 15. I had asked that a little "birthday" something be done for her in the reservation notes... like dessert or a cocktail. Unfortunately they didn't do anything. Aside from that, the food was excellent! Service was spotty, it seemed like they weren't prepared for a full house on a Friday night. I'd still definitely recommend it based on the quality of the food.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place was amazing. We had the portobello fries, heirloom salad, thd Mac and cheese and so much more. I think any restaurant that serves a "bowl of bacon" is a winner :)
Can't wait to go back!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service. Not loud so
Great service. Not loud so good for talking. Food was interesting, creative, & tasty.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Location, Great Food
Been here several times and its always fun with great food. Bowl of Bacon, Mushroom Fries, Lobster Bisque, Chili and Drinks. About $45 per person all in.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Dining Experience
This is a great find. Service was warm and personal. The social plates were great to share around the table and "sharing" was extended to the entrees as well. The chef accommodated our special request for an 8-year-old who wanted just plain pasta with olive oil and lemon. Food-wise, the hanger steak, short ribs and butter fish were standouts. So were the portobello fries and the salad with peaches and prosciutto. And the dessert sampler was the bomb! It's good to know too that the place stays open late for those few times when one needs a late-night option.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lobster Roll - WOW!!
Everything was fantastic (the bread, the cocktails, the chili, the fries....), but the Lobster Roll was OUT OF THIS WORLD!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will definitely return
We had a group of 8 who only wanted casual dinner and they fit us in at the last minute... and even made accommodations for a 3 year old. Our waiter was super friendly and knowledgeable about the entire bar, wine and food menus. We all started off with their creative cocktails and then moved on to explore their small production organic wines. I have a gluten allergy and while he double checked everything with the chef, he seemed to know right away what was and was not safe for me to eat. I had the butterfish while many others opted for lobster rolls or burgers. Everyone was happy and everyone would return!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food, great service
We liked Sauce so much we ate there 2 nights in a row while in San Francisco. Sauce has imaginative dishes, good portion sizes, and great service. This was a friendly place with high quality food in a casual atmosphere. Thanks to our great server Aaron!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good American food with a twist
Came here on a date night and was pleasantly surprised by the food. The service was very attentive, our waiter was knowledgeable but not overbearing-he knew when to be informative without being pushy. My wife had the mushroom bisque which was rich and flavorful; I had the white peach and prosciutto salad with great flavors and just the right amount of dressing. The short rib entree was outstanding, the fried chicken was tender and juicy. We ordered the bowl of bacon. . . I thought the bacon could have been crispier. The doughnuts for dessert were just enough to complete our meal-bite sized doughnuts in a vanilla bourbon syrup was quite tasty. Definitely worth a return trip,
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best restaurant we ate at in SF!
We ate at several fancy restaurants and this one had the best food we encountered, plus you can wear jeans! The lobster roll was amazing, the best we have had! Make sure your try the cinnamon doughnuts for dessert, they are out of ths world . We still talk about this restaurant and it was within walking distance of our hotel. Will visit again for sure!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great experience entertaining friends. Our steaks were cooked to perfection. The filet melted in your mouth, Very generous pours of martin's along with excellent service.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great addition to Belden Place
Enjoyed nice dinner with a friend this past weekend. Terrific menu selection – comfort dishes with a twist. Started by sharing the portebello mushroom fries w/ ranch dressing and the peaches and prosciutto salad. Both delicious. For entrée, had the rock cod served with parmesan polenta, asparagus and roasted tomato. Friend ordered the veggie strudel. Service was attentive but not intrusive.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food, Service, Atmosphere = Awesome
Food was super, our Server ( don't remember her name ) but she was terrific and it was a beautiful night in the City to sit outside. All the wine we drank was lovely and we had a great time with a big group. thanks!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never had a bad experience at Sauce
Came here for my birthday this weekend. Food was good, drinks were good, and they were very accommodating to our large party. Would definitely recommend Sauce!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazeballs. The drinks were excellent. Couldn't be happier with the decision to dine here. My out-of-town friends were very pleased with this decision as well.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great. Ambience wasn't.
We ate at Sauce for my husband's birthday. While the food was super tasty, the ambience needed some work. It is located in Belden alley with seating inside and out. The lighting seemed bright inside so we opted to dine in the outside area. We were seated under the heater which made it nice and warm but the tables were arranged very close together. It made you feel as though you were sitting with the people next to you. That aside, we ordered the Ham Hock Tater Tots which were very good. My husband ordered the burger. I ordered the Albacore Tuna special. I cannot speak for my husband's dish but I will say that the tuna was to die for. I wanted to lick the plate clean.True! The food is worth coming back for but more for lunch than dinner.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mario's 40th Birthday
This was a wonderful place to go to celebrate. The food and service was amazing. The hanger steak was amazing and I recommend the dessert sampler platter. I can't wait for another reason to celebrate.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
My wife and I spent a couple days downtown SF, and this was by far the best food we had during our trip. The service was excellent as well. I highly recommend the peppered hanger steak.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was very pleasantly surprised.
I was very pleasantly surprised. My wife and I were staying at a nearby hotel, and the menu intrigued us, which led to making the reservation. The food was excellent, and we enjoyed the ambience of this relatively small, bistro like restaurant. Compared to other dining establishments in the area, it was an outstanding value.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the inventive social
Love the inventive social plates- perfect for sharing!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
very good eclectic cuisine
Got a last minute reservation at Sauce, after being told that our reservation would not be honored at a North Beach restaurant. Second time dining at Sauce. Food was superb, especially the Brussels sprouts salad and the fried chicken. Staff was very friendly although the kitchen was a little slow. Interior could use some redecorating.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Foodies and those looking for something unique, cozy or romantic won't be disappointed. The service was amazingly fast without sacrificing food quality. We started with the chili and brussel sprout salad, and main entrees being the beef wellington and chicken parmesan. Couldn't resist the doughnut dessert. Would definitely go back again when in town.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great pairing of food and service!
The staff was attentive and always there when we needed. They were very accommodating of our requests. Food was fantastic and the kitchen was able to handle all of our orders at one time. Definitely a return to try other entrees.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM