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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

4.4

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4.2

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4.0

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Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

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Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
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Business Meals (2)
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Happy Hour (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Romantic (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Healthy (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Cozy (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was delicious!! Tried so many things on the menu - all were fantastic - really happy with the veg options - lots of truffle oil used, which I love :)

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

My niece and I had a lovely dinner (prix fixe option) with a nice wine pairing. Food and service were great. Large televisions were on (muted, I think) the noise level was not conducive to polite conversation.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Went on Valentines Day. Chose to go with the special menu. The service was excellent. Every course timed well. The wine pairings (optional and a great value) were spot on. I hesitated at the initial taste of wine pairing for desert, but was pleasantly surprised.
The crab cakes to start (cliche right?) but we’re well seasoned and the sauce kicked it up a notch above.
The smoked Angus beef was great. The lobster tail it came with, was small (reminded me more of a large crawfish in China ;-) ) but was cooked very well and not accompanied with the standard melted butter which was a welcome change.
The butterscotch desert was a pleasant surprise as it was not the typical overly sweet that most come off as.

Will definitely be back and looking forward to exploring their menu further. Hope to be as surprised as I was tonight.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Golden Gate Burger - best burger on the planet! To my surprise it was 2 seared beef patties, there was nothing I could do make that burger any better. I am still tasting it in my mouth.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 1, 2018

There are very limited menu options for vegans. The quinoa and kale salad was pretty good. Great presentation but it was way too sweet for my tastebuds. The rest of our group really enjoyed their burgers, tots, fries, and deviled eggs.

They have outdoor seating, which is a nice option to have on a sunny day.

The downside was how slow the service was (friendly just on the slow side to get things going), especially during the week for lunch when you're trying to get back to the office. We arrived on time and were seated right away but it took a long time to be asked for our drink or meal orders.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Boar chili great. Chicken sandwiches were odd tasting and most at the table didn’t finish them. Cheeseburgers were good. Service good

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The hamburger was phenomenal !

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Sauce gives you reliably good, upscale comfort food with a warm, friendly atmosphere and some of the best service I've had in the city. They also take gluten-free dining seriously: if you're celiac, like I am, they'll clean off surfaces and even clean out the fryer. This is my go-to place if I want to relax, feel welcome, and have a great meal.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We came here for dinner late on new years eve. The service was fantastic. We ordered from the regular menu, not the holiday menu. We asked the waiter what he recommended and he said we couldn't go wrong with anything on the menu. The meals we ordered bore this out. My son said he couldn't remember a meal he'd ever enjoyed so much. He ate his dinner and half of mine! It was very yummy! definitely will come back to explore other yummies on the menu.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was okay - the service was fine - except one guy who did not seem to do much work/ just walked around while his female colleague ran around doing everything on her own - or so it seemed. Took some time to get out order. They came with the entrees while we were eating the starters. A little unstructured, but food was fine. Inexpensive.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The tenderloin preset menu for New Year’s was great! We both loved our meals.

The service was slow and difficult to flag anyone down. It seemed as though the focus was on the back area of the restaurant where big parties were seated.

Our table felt cramped and the table itself was wobbly. We were sitting close to the server station and were continually met with sounds of crashing dishes as they cleared tables.

Go for the food alone. Be prepared to wait for service or refills of drinks. It seemed as though the servers attempted to look busy instead of being attentive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 2, 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 16, 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 15, 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 22, 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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 15, 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 11, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 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 21, 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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 (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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