Sauce: Belden
Sauce: Belden

Sauce: Belden

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.saucesf.com/
  • Phone: 4153978800
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: M-F 11:30am-5:00pm
    Dinner: M-Su 5:00pm-1:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Ben Paula
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Entertainment: Big screen TV"s at the bar always show the local sports and national events. Sharks, Giants, A's, Niners, Raiders and Warriors (in that order)take precedence, but we will try and find whatever you are looking for.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Off Kearney Between Bush & Pine
  • Public Transit: Off Kearney Between Bush and Pine we are about a block and a half from the Montgomery BART/MUNI and all the market street line, the cable car is a block in the other direction @ California and the 1 buss is two blocks. All in all we are in a transit hub, you can get to us.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is easier than you think, during the day the St Mary"s Square Garage just past Kearny on Pine (right lane) offers Valet parking for the same price as the meters. At night, street parking is easy, but during the day/afternoon, use the garage.
A word from Sauce: Belden
At Sauce, 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 wine or hand crafted cocktails in our new location. Enjoy outdoor patio dining, or grab a table inside. We welcome parties of all sizes, come 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 . Stop by for lunch during the week or dinner any night between 5pm and 2am and see for yourself; what's cooking, we guarantee the kitchen until 1:30am every night.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Sauce: Belden reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (32)neighborhood gem (22)fit for foodies (20)great for lunch (18)good for groups (13)vibrant bar scene (13)hot spot (8)late-night find (7)special occasion (7)romantic (6)kid-friendly (5)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • BettyBoop
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    My friend and I had such a nice time. She was particularly thrilled with the comfort food that they present. Not only well prepared and tasteful but they were able to accommodate her particular requests such as no herbs. They also prepared a dish for me that was on the dinner menu only.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • location didnt live up to Gough
    deannaVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The brussels salad was soggy and the smores were over cooked w torch.the dinners were good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Sauce
    DianeVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This was our first visit to Sauce and we plan to come back the next time we're in SF. Aaron was our server and he made us feel at home. Great tasty dishes with attractive presentations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Food Sharing
    MerryAnn
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Perfect place for outdoor dining on a warm night. The staff was friendy and attentive, and the small plates were perfect for sharing. A great way to try lots of different dishes. We loved the bruschetta, portobello fries and mini chicken pot pies. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A night at Sauce
    Smoke
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We took off to San Francisco for a rare dinner at a new spot we found on OpenTable. The menu and location on Belden Place is what attracted us and we were not disappointed. Belden Place reminds us of a Parisian alley filled with a variety of bistros. From the moment wen we walked into Sauce we were greeted by a friendly young woman who seated us inside as we asked. The server, expediter and bar staff all gave us excellent service and attention. The food was very tasty and served at the perfect temperature: the lobster bisque with a claw on toast was enough for two. The main dish was a simple but delicious hanger steak with blue cheese and fried baked potato skins. Tina and I split both along with perfect margaritas, wine and port.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    LDogCA
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a great evening out and it began with Sauce. Next time feel probably share- large portions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun fun fun
    rungirlsf
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    we had a "buddy" reunion. we decided on sauce more on location than food. we were pleasantly surprised. the "social plates" are the way to go. we so enjoyed them that we had to reorder 3 of them. highly recommend the mushroom fries, tator tots and the bowl of bacon (maybe that was a side??). the mac n cheese is delish. we had the wine on tap...both the chardonnay and the pinot were perfect for the evening. our server made the night...so thanks Nicole!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic find!
    Facino11
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We have been to many restaurants, including several in Italy, and Sauce was by far up there with the best! A nice little get away with excellent food, great character and service, and a wonderful atmosphere. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a little bit of everything San Francisco has to offer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dinner
    DianaVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We sat outside for dinner; it felt festive and everyone seemed to be having an enjoyable evening. Husband ordered the beef stroganoff with grilled asparagus. I had the pork osso bucco with sautéed kale and fried parmesan polenta sticks. Both of our meals were wonderful and large portions. My pork was very tender as was the kale. And the polenta sticks were addictive. I tasted my husband's stroganoff; so beefy and served over wide noodles. We split the ice cream smash for dessert - coffee ice cream with marshmallows, salted caramel and chocolate sauce. It was the BEST ice cream I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Belden Place restaurant
    PJDivaVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I've tried a number of restaurants in Belden Place, a small alley in the Financial District,with outdoor seating. This restaurant touts fresh ingredients. I had the corn and tomato salad which I found adequate but overpriced, even for San Francisco. My girlfriend had the seafood chowder which she found salty. It's a fun setting but I'm not sure I'd return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tucked away in a narrow alley
    WiningaboutMarinVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Sauce: Belden Place is the downtown twin of the Hayes Valley favorite. You'll find all your favorite menu items here - deviled eggs with candied bacon, mac and cheese, al the comfort foods that make Sauce great. The staff was very gracious and accommodating during my visit and the grapefruit/tequila drink was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A nice break from the office
    justcallmeJM
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Sitting outside was great. Good service. The food was kind of meh. Not as flavorful as I remember from eating dinner at the Hayes Valley location. But a ton of food for lunch with one of their sandwich plates felt like a good value.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good service, not so great food
    Lyles711
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I heard about this restaurant through Tasting Table and on Yelp so I was looking forward to liking Sauce. The outdoor seating is great and so is the service but the food my husband and I tried was pretty bland, overpriced and unimpressive. We ordered the veggie burger and Brussel sprout salad for lunch and the ham hock tater tots for an appetizer. The burger's patty was crispy but it lacked flavor.. could've used some aoli or another sauce which is strange for a place called Sauce. The salad with the so called "bacon candy" didn't taste like much either. We walked away pretty disappointed with a hefty bill, even for San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I stop by every time I am in SF
    SometimesLazy
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great beer, great burger, and great chicken parm. Wait staff is always prompt and friendly. Overall awesome place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced gussied up junk food
    stonerfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    It was tasty, but super expensive for what it was. No wonder they don't really put prices on their website. $21.50 for a crab louie? $27.50 for a lobster roll? The ambiance is terrific. The service was great. Belden lane is awesome for an outside lunch, but I'll go back to Plouf or Brindisi.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need more control
    ReneeKim
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I love the food at Sauce but this time, management did not have control of out of control patrons. At a table next to us a woman celebrating her birthday and already apparently intoxicated continued to receive additional shots from the server. The noise escalated and was absolutely disturbing to other patrons. I will continue to come here because the food is terrific as long as management starts to take control and manages the out of control patrons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sauce
    YUMMYVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We had excellent food and it was so fun with 4 of us to try so many different things. Our waiter Derek was very good. He gave us time to slowly eat before we made another order as the food came fast. He was also very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great drinks and overall good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Drinks were very good, the appetizers and soups as well. Lobster roll was just OK and for $27 I expected more than a hotdog bun with lobster bits in it. Come on !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    wilagirl
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The best part of our experience was the exceptional service. I wish I'd gotten our server's name - it wasn't even the one who was technically assigned to our table but he made sure we had great food recommendations and was super attentive. All in all a great experience. I'll be dreaming about their cronut dessert for awhile... absolutely delicious (and a recommendation from our server!)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 129 reviews are from the Sauce: Belden reviews archive.
  • Late night bite
    Rookiefoodie
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We had the mini meatloaf, mushroom fries, and vegetarian strudel. The mushroom fries and strudel were excellent!!! The place was a little hard to find. We walked past it initially but we're impressed with the food alley set up when we finally found it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dianas
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Overall pretty good, but a bit too much fried food for me.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noise level!!!!
    instabretVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Food, service great but the noise level off the charts. If I were to go back I would either sit outside or go to the City Hall location.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Eating outside
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I made a reservation so that our party of 6 could eat inside if it was cold outside. Indeed, once we got there on this chilly night, I was told that there was no room inside to eat. So we had to eat outside and now I have a cold. Thank you Sauce!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MalGal
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I loved this place! The bacon wrapped meatloaf was great! We sat at the bar after dinner and ended up talking with one of the owners. He was very friendly. It was a great place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great little place~
    314littlebear
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The place has a nice ambiance. However since I took my parents (Asian from Taiwan) there, they all said that the food was too salty. But for me since I lived in the states for a while I thought it was ok.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thumbs Up!
    Goodfood
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Great food, service and drinks. Will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for after work on a Friday
    lizabright
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    It's not always easy to find a spot to go on a Friday night downtown that's not packed, too much of a bar scene, or expensive. Sauce has great appetizers and small dishes so you can either do expensive or budget dinner with a great happy hour drink special. We got a table for four even though 2 of our party took awhile to show up. Our server was great about everything including 2 credit cards and cash payment. By 9 pm when we left - it was getting more crowded - so keep in mind. There are outdoor and indoor seating options.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our group had a great time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We were a group of 15 gathering for an after work event and everyone was very happy from start to finish. Highlights were the food as it was ultimate comfort food and a bit of everything for every appetite and taste.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid food - good for work lunch
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Made a reservation here for me and a handful of coworkers during a stretch of nice weather here in SF. Fun outdoor seating area in a cool alley... along with a few other restaurants. Burger was good. Was a quick lunch, service was kind and friendly. Not sure what it's like after business hours, but for lunch and outdoor seating it's great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, but subdued
    BGinSF
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I took two out-of-town guests to Sauce: Belden on a Saturday night, having had wonderful experiences at Sauce: Hayes Valley on several occasions. We couldn't get a last-minute reservation to the Hayes Valley spot, but Belden had great availability. It ends up that the place on Belden is *empty* on weekends! Much like other bars and restaurants in the financial district, the place clears out when the businesses are shut down. On the plus side, we had easy seating, attentive service, and a quiet atmosphere to enjoy the delicious menu that I've come to appreciate. Everything was fantastic! The down side was we missed the buzz that you get at Hayes. Still, for a quiet evening out in a cozy and top-notch SF restaurant, this is a great choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best place I've been to in a while
    MUguruVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Absolutely would recommend this place to anyone. The duck wontons were crispy and pleasently seasoned. The bacon wrapped meatloafs were amazing. I had the chicken parmasean for dinner and it was perfect. On weekends for dinner they block off the street and create dinning outsidr which is lovely and I will definitely be going back very soon. P.s. the strawberries and cream and cronuts are to die for! I sound like I'm getting paid to say all this but it truely is just a great restarunt to go to.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    Bongo
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The food , service and overall experience was terrific. Low key. A very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A big hit with us
    Salesguy
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    We chose Sauce: Belden based on Open Table reviews and our need for a reservation for 10. Great food. Casual atmosphere. We were a group of 10 men having a dinner while in town for a meeting. I would not recommend as a location to have a meeting meal but, for a group gathering, it was perfect.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Find
    kdgradyVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Incredible hidden gem in the middle of the financial district. The food was outstanding, from the savory meatloaf appetizer to delicious dessert sampler and everything in between, the meal was amazing. Loved the location in the alley between the buildings, such a beautiful, unique setting.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EXCELLENT FOOD HERE
    NYtravelerVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    What a find! Friendly waitstaff and great food. While I thought it was just a bit pricey, everything we ordered was divine. We ate the steak (but swapped out potatoes for the corn meal sticks) and also ordered the cobb salad. I can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so hot
    FoodieToodie
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Service was very good, nice staff. Food was not very good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy!
    Jewl1185
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Came recommended from our hotel's front desk worker. Did not disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    brittanyg
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Dined here for my birthday after discovering it online. It is delicious and fun. We sat outside under heaters and were very comfortable. The staff were very friendly and made sure we were satisfied. The food was amazing and unique. I definitely recommend the chicken Parmesan :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb comfort food
    Thunder
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Sauce on Belden has the excellent cuisine found in their original location on Gough, but the space has more of a casual "bar" atmosphere throughout, rather than the more formal, Gough dining room with table cloths. The service from our bartender was exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Location Location Location
    companydinner
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Sauce is in a very festive and European-ish alley of many restaurants. We ate lunch outside. The food came quickly and was delicious. I'm gluten-free and they were very understanding and confidently listed the items i could have. A great experience!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.