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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

2284 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Pre/post Theatre (34)
  • Good for a Date (21)
  • Neighborhood Gem (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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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2284 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great time. Thank you

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great pre-theater spot. Good food, friendly staff.

Daviesgoers (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

It is hard to find good vegetarian alternatives in a lot of restaurants serving the pre concert crowd around Hayes Valley/Civic Center. Sauce has a wonderful vegetables in filo dough menu item, as well as great salad options. Perhaps some other items could be served sans bacon, or the like. Will definitely go back.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Definitely not what it used to be. Food was not exciting and bland. For the same price I could have had a far better meal at a number of other restaurants in the vecinity. Just okay overpriced (as opposed to expensive) food with outdated surroundings which feel like a chain hotel diner is not a good dining experience.

David (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

First Date somehow lasted 4 hrs and never once did the staff try to rush us out. Made a great first date even better

terry (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Good location for theater. Great food and good service with a nice wine list.

viphmblaura (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

My sister and I have been going to Sauce before symphony concerts once every year or two for quite a few years. It seems to both of us that the menu has become more limited over the years, without much sense of choice available. Our food was good, not great. Noise level was high, and we had trouble hearing each other (keep in mind that neither of us has as acute hearing as we once did). Our server was lovely.

vipfredarep (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

We were going to the Symphony & wanted to try Sauce. Fantastic! They understand people needing to get done in time for the show, the food was hearty & delicious& the waitress couldn’t have been better. We had the broccoli leaves salad, the Cesar, chicken Parmesan & mini meatloaf. Incredible!! And tater tots are divine!

vipcnalsc (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Another pre-performance dinner at Sauce, where the modern takes on American comfort food stand out. The restaurant got very packed but the service never let up; the tater tots, beet salad, salmon and chicken were all wonderful; interesting wine list. Great desserts. Wonderful to have in the neighborhood and great pre-post performance option.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

A favorite for late night dining, 10 PM dinner. Cozy neighborhood feel. We splurged on ribeye for two. Extremely tasty, cut in strips, smothered in button mushrooms. Sides also excellent, tender asparagus cooked lightly and cheddar mashed potatoes. Cline wine, a red blend, not my favorite and pricey. I've had much better Cline estate wines, much heavier and richer. Service attentive without being obtrusive.