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For 2
7:00 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at Sauce: Gough.
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Sauce: Gough

2268 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Pre/post Theatre (29)
  • Neighborhood Gem (22)
  • Creative Cuisine (21)
At Sauce: Gough 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 some drinks in the intimate Supper Club; cozy up to the beautiful redwood bar for a signature cocktail; or, enjoy a meal in the bustling main dining room. 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. Located just a few blocks from the civic center in Hayes Valley, Sauce: Gough is the welcoming result of three partners' desire to create a comfortable spot for drinking and dining. Pre-Show, post-show and for all your private events Sauce is the place. Stop by for dinner any night between 5pm and Midnight and see for yourself; what’s cooking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Dinner Nightly from 5pm – 12:00am and we mean it. You’ll never get the evil eye from us, even if you walk in at 12.01, we’re open, and you are welcome to dine with us.
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Phone number
(415) 252-1369
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ben Paula
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Private party facilities
Our Supper Club (with private bar)accommodates up to 40 seated diners, or 60+ for cocktails and passed appetizers. The entire restaurant can be reserved for larger groups of up to 130. Special menus and more than 20 options for passed appetizers mean we can create a custom event just for you.
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Private party contact
Trip Hosley: (415) 252-1423
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Full Food and Beverage Catering available for parties of any size. We will work with any budget to ensure the best event, from a wedding with staff to a cooler full of treats for a ball game, every occasion deserves great food! Want to go to the next step? Chef Ben Paula offers live ice carving for private or corporate events.
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Cross street
Oak and Page
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Parking details
Street parking, with both lots and garages in the neighborhood, parking is always available.
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Public transit
BART: Civic Center station; Muni Metro: Van Ness; Muni Market Street Trolley 'F' Line: Gough St.; Muni Bus Stop: 6,7,66,71
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Gift Card
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2268 People Are Saying
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vipballarina (San Francisco)
Dined 4 days ago

I had been wanting to try this restaurant for some time. The food was delicious. I would certainly eat there again. It was cozy and and enjoyable, though the group of 6 next to us was quite loud.

TedM (Dallas)
Dined 6 days ago

Went to Sauce for a work dinner. Twelve people. Perfect service. Very good food. Everybody was happy with their meal. Everybody said they would go back to the restaurant again.

Partyof6 (San Francisco)
Dined on January 14, 2018

We came here for our friends 70th birthday celebration and to see Chris Botti after. The restaurant was convenient to the SF Jazz location so we picked Sauce. I had specifically noted that we were celebrating our friends 70th birthday on the reservation but there nothing was done for him, no acknowledement at all.
The waitress was rushed, not friendly and only did the basics, bringing food out.
We brought our own bottle of wine, which we ended up opening ourselves since the wait was so long, waitress finally brought out wine glasses, but that's it, we poured the wine ourselves.
Salmon was overcooked, but after waiting so lone, we didn't send it back, 3 out of the six of us got the salmon and they were all over cooked. We also specifically asked about the salmon before we ordered it, very disappointing, will not go back

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on January 6, 2018

Sauce was selected for its proximity to the War Memorial Theater but was a real surprise. Everything we had was not only good but was great. I will definately return.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
Dined on January 1, 2018

Items on the special New Years Eve menu were unsatisfactory in quality! Sand in my partner's cioppino made it barely edible. Fortunately our waiter comped it. The special dessert was almost entirely whipped cream and candy garnish, with less than a teaspoon of the featured chocolate pudding. On the positive side, the vegetarian strudel (a la carte) did live up to its billing. But overall, it was a very disappointing start to our evening...

SherBear (San Francisco)
Dined on December 30, 2017

We went to Sauce on a date night before a concert and loved our experience! We sat in a cozy table by the window which was perfect, because we could chat in peace but the ambient noise was just enough. We ordered the vegetarian pot pie, Brussels sprouts salad, mac & cheese, and pb&j cake and it was all spectacular! The flavors really complemented each other (the sauce on the pot pie was to die for) and best described as comfort food with a kick. Here’s to many happy return trips!

VanessaW (San Francisco)
Dined on December 30, 2017

Happily surprised since we tried it with a gift certificate. Food was delicious and fresh. Nice neighborhood gem. Would recommend for everyone ( foodies included)

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
Dined on December 24, 2017

Love the food here and the presentation of it! Great cocktails too

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent small plates and the shared ribeye dinner was superb! A 5 star experience!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
Dined on December 21, 2017

Highly recommended. The majority of our party couldn't make the reservation due to traffic. The two who made it were treated warmly. They were moved to a table of two, had a wonderful meal, and met us at the theatre on time. Can't wait to get back into the city and try again