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About 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 1:00am every night.

56 Belden Place
San Francisco, CA 94104
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Californian

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: M-F 11:30am-5:00pm

Dinner: M-Su 5:00pm-1:30am

Cross Street:
Off Kearney Between Bush & Pine

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 397-8800

Website:
http://www.saucesf.com/

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.

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 and is open 24/7. At night, street parking is easy, but during the day/afternoon, use the garage.

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.

Executive Chef:
Ben Paula

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

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Sauce: Belden Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.3

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4.2

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3.9

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

I always pick Belden Place when I have a larger, last minute group, because the food is always really good and there are always tables. I hadn't been to Sauce before, but I really enjoyed it! We'll be back!

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great!! Excellent service, very attentive! Definitely coming back!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Tasty, but overpriced and under-sized portions. Competent, but not particularly interested wait staff.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food, friendly service, tons of delicious gluten-free options

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We really enjoyed sitting outside under the heaters for a casual business lunch. The food was all great. The only disappointment was the size of the servings. I recall the menu saying something about healthy portions. This made us think that there'd be plenty of food to share but the servings were small compared to the expectation that this set. Still, we enjoyed it and we'd go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This is a fun place, very lively, with comfort food. We had small plates--sausage platter, macaroni and cheese, and roasted mushrooms. All were surprisingly good. Prices are reasonable, service is friendly and attentive. Sauce Belden is a nice place to spend time with friends. We would definitely go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I met a friend after work for dinner. We shared several plates - sautéed spinach and kale, the Brussels sprouts salad, portabella fries and the mini meatloaf with mashed potatoes. I enjoyed everything but the portabella fries were a really nice surprise. They were dipped in a batter and then fried and had a dipping sauce that I didn't use. We ate inside where it was cozy although they have a patio that is a nice option. The rain chased us inside but we realized that we still would have been covered if we stayed outside. Being vegan, I was still able to find options that worked for me.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Everything was perfect! The host was very friendly, the waiter was perfect (not hovering yet very attentive to our wishes). The menu is so good, it was difficult making decisions - but all of us really like our courses (i.e., we had to share so we could each taste the variety). Highly recommend.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Food and staff were amazing. Miranda made us both feel welcome and even gave my girlfriend a special treat since it was her birthday. Definitely one of the best places we ate at while visiting.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The staff are lovely. The place is nice, and in a good location (down a little side street with lots of other bars and restaurants. The wine selection was good and we had a very quaffable red. However it is the food that lets this place down. On the face of it, the menu reads as creative with some great ideas, but the execution leaves a lot to be desired. The coating on the mushroom chips was way too floury, dry, bland and caked on. The macaroni cheese was bland. The crab wontons were suspiciously fishy...to the point that we didn't eat it (just in case...having said that I had no stomach issues at all), and the dipping sauce it came with just did not compliment the dish at all. All in all, it was very disappointing. I may pop in for a drink on the way somewhere else, but I wouldn't bother eating here again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Always a great spot for comfort food in the middle of SF. I haven't tried dinners yet but the lunches are very good

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

They no longer serve the lobster roll, which is what we went for. Instead, they have a crab roll that was so bland. The sausage plate was good, as were the deviled eggs, but the overall meal was not great. I would say the food is a bit overpriced and not worth it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Always good hearty comfort food with exceptionally friendly service. The portobello fries are great, the appetizers are always delicious and so are the entrees.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Surprisingly happy with the experience! When we arrived, the restaurant was nearly empty, which made me wary. However, I was completely delighted with the service, food and drinks. The tater tots were yummy to share, the tomatoes and corn salad was amazing, the steak was perfect and the vegetarian strudel was a-mazing.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 1, 2017

I have eaten here many times, and will continue to suggest this place. The food is good, the deviled eggs must have drugs in them, they are ridiculous. Great cx sando, great burger, and my clients and guests always enjoy their food. I'll be back soon.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2017

The tomato bisque was a somewhat small portion ( but good!) but the little warm cheese sandwiches that were served with it were really wonderful! Both my dining partner and I had salads and both were good. Oddly, we were the last ones there for lunch and seemed to get forgotten - in took a while to get our tab and the waitperson didn't mention desserts!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Vegetarian strudel was delicious. Waiter was attentive. We sat outside for dinner as it was quieter than inside the bar area, it was a bit cool but with a jacket it was fine.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Fast, friendly service and amazing food! The quinoa salad and chicken parmesan were both incredible, and so was the PB&J dessert-- not nearly as rich as it sounds.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Lobster bisque way too salty, wrote it off, but piece of lobster on baguette on the side excellent.
Server said he'll tell the chef. Could've been a situation too many people making the same
pot of soup and whoever didn't know what the last person put in. Everything else was fine.

Extremely noisy, don't expect to have a deep conversation there.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great city spot

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2017

All of the Belden Place restraints have sunny, partially shaded outdoor seating areas that are perfect for a casual outdoor lunch. I've also been to Sauce during Happy Hour which offered some delicious bites.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Great experience

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 (Austin)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Vegetarian Strudel was the best veg strudel I've ever had. Perfect crispness and just enough filling. My girlfriend ordered the chicken parm and said it was very average.

Service and ambiance was great (we dined at 11pm on a Monday). No crowds and pretty quiet.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Great service, really good food but very loud so be prepared

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Located in Belden Place in the Financial District. We started with Moscow Mules, then had the bowl of bacon, deep fried Portobello mushrooms, clam chowder and quinoa salad (just for a sprinkling of healthy food), topped off with deep fried sugar coated mini donuts coated with powdered sugar. If you're in the mood for decadent comfort food, this is the go-to place. Belen Place has seen better days. We were there in the evening, but I'm sure it is a thriving spot weekdays at lunchtime. Don't miss this place if your in the mood for unpretentious no-holds-barred comfort food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 23, 2017

We took a group of 15 people to Sauce and had a great time! The food is delicious (though not light). I highly recommend the mac and cheese, short ribs, and donuts.

Our server Dave, did an AMAZING job, especially for having a large group. He was very attentive, communicative, took everything in stride, and gave awesome recommendations. It was very clear that he's done this before!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Nice indoor/outdoor cafe on scenic Belden Alley. Belden is a Parisian-style walking alley in the financial district with 5 or 6 outdoor cafes . Very pleasant place to have lunch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Wonderful spring day outdoor dining experience. It was a little breezy so had the overhead heaters on which my cold sensitive colleague appreciated. The grilled chicken breast sandwich was absolutely fantastic. It was served with salad greens and potato chips with a naughty green goddess dipping sauce. My friend had the Rainbow Quinoa & Kale Salad which she thought was fabulous. The service was attentive but not hovering. I highly recommend Sauce for a nice business lunch or date with a friend on a sunny day.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 4, 2017

We waited more than half an hour for our order. The waiter took my plate without asking if I was done.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Enjoyed all the dishes. The beet salad was super fresh and the meatloaf was excellent. The table is on the small side especially with big plates. Good place to grab a bite albeit on the expensive side.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Enjoyed a team dinner there with about 12 people. Food was fantastic, the cocktails were great and the wine list had some very good choices. Only downside is that they refused to close the door (it was left open to encourage others to come in) and there was a cold breeze. We all ended up having to keep our jackets on in order to stay warm. Not sure why they would sacrifice a current patron's experience for the sake of a "potential" patron.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 7, 2017

worst food I have ever had, worst service, even the water is bad there, so disrespectful, so impolite, Horrible experience. not even the soup is edible. I regret every single penny I spent there. some one needs to shut this restaurant down.
only go if you miss headaches and nightmares. HORRIBLE

Tags: Disabled Access
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 17, 2017

A great place for grilled fish and a salad

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 8, 2017

I've been to Sauce several times and get great, friendly service every time. Some of the plates are expensive for the amount of food that you get, but the salads are good. My favorite is the Rainbow Quinoa & Kale Salad. Great place for a quick lunch and a treasure for very late night dining.

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Loved the vibe at Sauce - Belden. The location was absolutely perfect for my taste. Situated in an alley off Kearney, we walked by it at first. Energetic atmosphere in a relatively small space, but didn't feel tight at all. Service was great, and the food was even better. Dungeness Crab Rangoon as a starter and Lobster roll were 💯. Would come back in a heartbeat.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Very fun, active bistro style place on Belden Lane, a romantic spot amidst lots of other nice romantic spots. A sure bet for a first date, unless your date is the super-expensive type. Very attentive, low-pressure service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Not good, overrated and overpriced

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The hostess was rude and the food was sub-par, but the prices were not.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Pot roast was delicious

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Ordered off of the limited Restaurant Week menu. Luckily, the options were those I would have ordered anyway. The menu is filled with lots of great comfort foods. Definitely want to go back and try more items. The pot roast was delicious, so tender and flavorful. The veggies were NOT dried out or lacking flavor, which can happen sometimes with pot roast. Food was amazing. The clam chowder was filled with lots of meat and flavorful. Also the brownie and ice cream were not simply a brownie and ice cream. Ice cream was very flavorful and chock full of goodies.

Tags: Live Sports, Fun, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Cozy, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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