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131 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5919
+1 415-252-1369
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
131 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5919
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well hidden restaurant but full of energy. We were searching for a light evening meal and found Sauce. We shared three appetizers-tater tots, deviled eggs, and lobster rangoon. All were good though pricey. A vibrant after work crowd and good service. It was exactly what...More

Thank dabears11
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Sauce has been on my list as a reliably good restaurant for years, but after my last two visits, I just cannot recommend it anymore. There are so many other places to dine in SF. The shrimp were shrimpy and the grits were.... well, not...More

Thank passportcarrier
Reviewed 25 February 2018

We chose this place because we needed a dinner reservation on short notice before a concert at Davies, and most of the usual places were booked out. It is a small unassuming place a few blocks down from the center of Hayes Valley. It consists...More

Thank Russ855
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Had a nice meal here before a concert at SF Jazz. It is a friendly place with good food and great service. We tried the tater tots as an appetizer- really good! I had the steak- solid with a tasty sauce. My son had the...More

Thank vacationman18
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We go to the Jazz Center quite often and Sauce is our favorite pre-concert restaurant. It is also convenient for the symphony or opera. Sauce is a homey comfortable place for good cocktails, solid American food and large portions. We have eaten in the light...More

Thank Packer220
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

After flying in from the east coast, stopped in here for a late night snack. Perfect!! Staff couldn't have been nicer, the little plates were interesting and fun. Wish we were there with a group to try more on the menu. Would recommend and would...More

Thank PG-NY
Reviewed 18 July 2017

I'm slowly sampling a number of the restaurants within walking distance of the collection of performance venues in this neighborhood. Sauce is a good choice. The restaurant is small, but more than a dozen tables. It wasn't crowded when we got there. They have an...More

Thank TennisBum P
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Exited our Lyft around the corner from Sauce, and the amazing smokey aroma greeted us and drew us in. Quieter neighborhood adds to the warm cozy atmosphere. Inside, each table is its own oasis of community. THE FOOD is the best I have had since...More

Thank zephyr64
Reviewed 2 July 2017

A comfortable location devoid of interesting decorations. Food costs are $100 each for wine, appetizers, drinks and dinner. I hesitate to comment on the food because of a discovery made post dining: The restroom was excessively filthy. Had I visited that facility prior to sitting...More

1  Thank bill s
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The food was excellent and the restaurant was very cute. It looks like a small restaurant but keeps going back and opens up into a another big room. The service and the food were great. You have to get the protobello mushroom fries! I could...More

Thank haleybale
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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