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Sauce, New York, NY

Sauce

4.1
4.1
1071 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The neighborhood knows us for our heritage chicken parm, grass-fed beef meatballs, homemade pasta, and extra thin crust pizza, but what people really come back for is the thing that anchors it all: the sauce. Staying true to Italian tradition, the team starts their day with pots of simmering sauce, just like Nonna does when prepping for Sunday dinner. The recipes are tried-and-true and made with the best ingredients with love from Italian expert chef consultant Maura Ardu. The space is cozy, the music is always just a little bit too loud, and the dishes are classic and consistent.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 420-7700
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Maura Ardu
  • Catering
    Please e-mail reservations@saucerestaurant.com for catering options!
  • Private party facilities
    Whether it's a bday party, baby shower, office function or any other special event, please contact us at reservations@saucerestaurant.com or check out our website and we'll do our best to accommodate your desired date and any requests you may have to make your party/celebration memorable.
  • Private party contact
    Angela Terrafino: (212) 420-7700
  • Neighborhood
    Lower East Side
  • Cross street
    Allen St
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    F train to Second Avenue. F, M, J train to Delancey Street/Essex Street. B, D train to Grand Street.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,071 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

1,071 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Made reservations but when I showed up the restaurant was closed unfortunately. Please update the hours of operation, thank you!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant was closed and phone is disconnected. No notice, no note in the door. They should take down their Open Table listing.

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  3. KatenH

    New York City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Why Opentable would accept reservation for this restaurant at all? It It was closed while we got there. There were 2 parties waiting outside the restaurant trying find tables from another restaurants. It even required "credit deposit"! When I checked review son this restaurant afterward, people had the same experience since the beginning of May. Why OpenTable allows people to book the table in mid-May? Why I still got the text asking for confirmation?

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I made a reservation for a birthday a month out, and was able to do so through OpenTable. I also received a confirmation text the day before. The day of the reservation, we got to the restaurant and found out it is closed for renovations which is nowhere on OpenTable or on Sauce’s website.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This restaurant was closed- there was no sign of it online on open table or their website. I even got a confirmation txt to make sure we were showing up. And when we did show up, there were people standing outside just as caught off guard that they were closed. Very disappointing, because I’ve eaten there before and it was good food & great vibes.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This restaurant was closed for renovations but still let us book

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant is closed and still under construction. I don’t understand why you are taking reservations. It was embarrassing because we had friends in from out of town and were left having to find someplace else last minute.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant was CLOSED. My reservation was confirmed!?

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  9. JimAndBob

    New York City

    76 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    After several weeks of nothing available, we booked a reservation this evening through OpenTable, but arrived to find your doors locked, the lights out, all the fixtures down from the walls with what looked like auction stickers on them, the bar awry, the tables stacked. The phone number is out of service. There's no indication on your door, phone, website or Google Maps to say whether this is temporary or permanent. A $40 cab ride and a last minute search for a different place for dinner later I saw your note on your Instagram profile. (I'm in communications and marketing and Instagram is pretty much the least effective way to communicate real information.) You may want to note your closing in a few more prominent places...and you may want to start with OpenTable, where right now you could still book a 9:30 p.m. table for tonight.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They fully booked a reservation for me and I confirmed and when we showed up for our reservation they were closed

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

Sauce does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Sauce also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 420-7700.

Sauce is rated 4.1 stars by 1071 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sauce

78 Rivington Street, New York, NY 10002

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Allen St
  • Neighborhood
    Lower East Side
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    F train to Second Avenue. F, M, J train to Delancey Street/Essex Street. B, D train to Grand Street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Maura Ardu
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 420-7700
  • Catering
    Please e-mail reservations@saucerestaurant.com for catering options!
  • Private party facilities
    Whether it's a bday party, baby shower, office function or any other special event, please contact us at reservations@saucerestaurant.com or check out our website and we'll do our best to accommodate your desired date and any requests you may have to make your party/celebration memorable.
  • Private party contact
    Angela Terrafino: (212) 420-7700
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