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78 Rivington St, Lower East Side -- at Allen, New York City, NY 10002-2112
+1 212-420-7700
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“polenta” (14 reviews)
“bolognese” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
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78 Rivington St, Lower East Side -- at Allen, New York City, NY 10002-2112
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Reviewed 15 November 2015

We picked this restaurant for a Saturday night dinner because it had good reviews and was in the Michelin guide. It was a real disappointment. Noisy, crowded and our tiny table was too close to nearby tables. We ordered a bottle of wine that was...More

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Adam E, Owner at Sauce, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Hello! This is Adam Elzer, the owner of Sauce restaurant. Thank you for your business and feedback. I wanted to reach out to you regarding your review of Sauce, as we believe we can show you a better time than the dining experience you described....More

Reviewed 28 October 2015

We had a late Sunday lunch here for a family of four. This is hearty fare: Our teenage boys loved their dishes (Bolognese and Cencione with a side of meatballs and sausage) . I found the Veronese to be heavier than expected. The service was...More

Thank TLVguy
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Good Italian food in a casual setting. Staff was friendly. We had a table in the bar area which was loud. Was hard to hear the waitress as well as others at our table. On a busy street but you may want to consider sitting...More

Thank Rick K
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Growing up in Boston and not being Italian, I was lucky to spend a lot of time at friends homes who had amazing grandmas and parents who cooked great home-style, "old country" recipes. I haven't tasted nor experienced the kind of tastes, textures and recipes...More

Thank Katherine S
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Great ambiance but the food was amazing. Came with my friends (me being the traveller) and they recommended this place. Food was really filling. They give you pickled peppers with olive oil while you wait for your food, it's so good! This place made Italian...More

Thank Rudy A
Reviewed 5 August 2015

i really like that this place is open until midnight or later. the simple lemon and garlic pasta is a winner. on at least three occasions i have been here when they asked me to move and then gave me a free drinks because of...More

Thank dave o
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Many restaurants boast that their sauce, or what I call gravy, tastes like homemade. I usually end up being disappointed. That wasn't the case at Sauce! My husband, daughter, son-in-law and I recently had Sunday dinner there and we were pleasantly surprised. Their Grandmother's Sauce...More

Thank Danzoizer
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this restaurant. The food and service were terrific. The complimentary bread is served with peppers and veggies that are pickled and it was terrific. My husband got the lazagna and I got a sausage "piece". Both were excellent. We didn't sample the...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Had dinner with an old friend who was in New York on business. This was my 2nd visit to Sauce and the food quality was just as consistent. The space is quite tight, but other than that it is a nice find on the Lower...More

Thank NickCNYC
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Lively place with good food and wines. I liked the music and the friendly staff. Nice for solo guests.

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Lower East Side
Straddling the bridge between New York’s thriving
immigrant past and its modern transformation into a
beacon of global art and culture, the Lower East Side
is one of the most dynamic neighbourhoods in the city.
The blocks of tenements that represented the promise
and blight of the Lower East Side immigrant experience
now command top dollar for new residents. Right next
to old-world delis, 24-hour bodegas, and the garment
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Rivington St, Lower East Side -- at Allen, New York City, NY 10002-2112
    (Allen St)
  • Public Transportation: F train to Second Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-420-7700
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