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Sauce

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131 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5919 (Oak and Page)
+1 415-252-1369
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17:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Lowell, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped here during our trip to San Francisco and we loved it! We had been traveling all day (driving down the Big Sur and back in the car for over 12 hours) and this was a great place to finish our day! It was an easy walk from the Omni hotel. I got chicken parm and... More 

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant deserves its props. This was by far the best dining experience I've had in a long time. I had the Cesar salad and chicken Parmesan. My boyfriend had the steak which I nibbled on. It was amazing. My favorite was the Cesar salad. I don't think I'll ever find a place that could compare. The tomato sauce was... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

It was recommendation of our local friend and it was really good. Sauce works till 1 p.m. and serve really delicious food. We saw the basketball match and ate delicious food in a pub atmosphere. The chowder and beef were excellent. Great place to visit!

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Thank Maryna2012
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Found this gem on a night out- quiet bar that served great food until 1am- would highly recommend their Mac and cheese. Bar staff were really friendly, knowledgeable and easy to chat to

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Thank Savi B
Alameda, California
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189 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

I often get together with friends to attend cultural events in the Civic Center area. We enjoyed our recent meal here. Great staff, good wine list (but I would have liked a dry white wine option under $14 a glass), diverse and creative menu. We loved the portobello fries, short rib stroganoff and veggie strudel.

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Thank Roberta5261
San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

Just had one of the best restaurant meals I have had in the past year. We have dined at Sauce (Gough Street location) a number of times since it opened, and have always really liked everything. But, this evening's meal, one of the choices from the $40 SF Restaurant Week menu was truly exceptional. I chose the Brussels & Braised... More 

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Thank Audi45
Belmont, California
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

This is a great restaurant before going to the symphony or the ballet. Staff was very friendly, knew when to check in and when to let us talk. Food was very good and the choices were all tempting. The only downside is the noise level which made it difficult to hear across the table.

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

We were happy to get a late (2 day before reservation) for New Year's Eve. I had the vegetarian prix fixe menu and my wife has the prix fixe with meat. Both were awesome. I was especially pleased with the creativity in the vegetarian menu. We also ordered 1 wine pairing and split it. If you are not big drinkers... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

I had dinner there with my two girlfriends and we really enjoyed all our meals. We especially liked the deviled egg appetizer. I had the beet salad along with the lobster bisque. Yummy! Highly recommend.

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Palo Alto, California
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Have walked by this place a dozens of times and never went in--the sign and initial impressions are not great. However the food, service and atmosphere was great. This is a solid option, good food and minutes from War Memorial, Symphony, and New Conservatory Theater

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 40
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 02:00
Monday
17:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 02:00
Thursday
17:00 - 02:00
Friday
17:00 - 02:00
Saturday
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5919
    (Oak and Page)
  • Public Transportation: BART: Civic Center station; Muni Metro: Van Ness; Muni Market Street Trolley 'F' Line: Gough St.; Muni Bus Stop: 6,7,66,71
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighbourhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-252-1369
Description
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Hayes Valley

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Hayes Valley
Chock full of designer boutiques, art galleries, funky shoe stores, and great restaurants, it’s hard to imagine Hayes Valley once languished in the shadow of a major freeway. Its removal allowed for the creation of an attractive boulevard on Octavia Street with a community park at its center and dozens of trendy businesses to satisfy visitors looking for a stylish respite.
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