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Sauce: Belden

332 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Casual (6)
  • Comfort Food (6)
  • Creative Cuisine (4)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Comfort Food, Californian
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Hours of operation

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

Dinner: M-Su 5:00pm-1:30am
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Phone number
(415) 397-8800
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ben Paula
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Cross street
Off Kearney Between Bush & Pine
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
What 332 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DanielleM (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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 :)

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

Neerav (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

VeganSF (Dallas)
4.0  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.

Robert (Dallas)
3.0  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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The hamburger was phenomenal !

vipamyk (Nashville)
5.0  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.

XOXO (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  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.