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Sauce on Belden to Close After Seven Years

Its original Hayes Valley location closed late last year


Sauce on Belden will close after seven years, just months after its older, Hayes Valley sibling shut its doors.

In an email announcement, Sauce’s owners, brothers Nathan, Matt, and Trip Hosley and chef Ben Paula, wrote that they’ve chosen not to renew the restaurant’s lease, with plans to close on July 26. That means just nine more days for fans of Sauce, which is closed on the weekends.

The original Sauce (131 Gough Street) closed in September 2018 after owners chose to sell the building and close the restaurant and nine-room hotel, Sleep Over Sauce, within it for $3,825,000.At the time, chef/partner Ben Paula told Eater SF that they were lucky to have the option to sell the space to a new owner, who will lease it to a yet unknown restaurateur.

That leaves San Francisco sans Sauce entirely, though the four owners also have properties in upstate New York that they say will continue to operate per usual. There could also be other projects in the work from the foursome, who hinted to Hoodline in 2018 that they’d like to open some fast-casual spots around SF.

Fans of the restaurant’s ebullient brand of comfort food — think a bowl of bacon, crab rolls, chicken parm, and portabello mushroom fries – stop by 11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for a last taste.

Sauce on Belden

56 Belden Pl, San Francisco, CA 94104 (415) 397-8800 Visit Website