Mon - Thu: 17:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat: 17:00 - 02:00
Sun: 17:00 - 01:00
Sauce at Esplanade Mall is a bar and grill dining concept established by the management of dance club The Butter Factory. Accompanying its vast range of drinks is a menu consisting of grilled meats, seafood and finger food.
Lets start with the Food in sauce bar first. they have a wide vareity of food in Sauce, but truth be told, it is quite expensive for the quality and quantity of the food. The most popular food from what I know are the Garlic Mushroom, Lunch Meat Chips, Chicken Quesadila and Crispy Mid Wings. The Garlic mushroom is one that I wouldn't really suggest to consumers. It gets tastless eventually. The Lunch meat chips is alright for a finger food, but truth be told, it is a little too oily and unhealthy. Quesadila is fine, but its too expensive for such a small portion. Crispy mid wings was the best until they changed the menu. The crispy mid wings in now the Crispy chicken wings if I did not mistaken. The Crispy chicken wings is not as nice as nice as the previous crispy mid wings. Then again, it is not nice at all. So what I would recommend is the Fries. BBQ fries that is. It is affordable, delicious and quantity wise, its not that bad.
Drink, from Housepour spirits to High end spirits. From Classic cocktails to improvized cocktails. I must say that these drinks are very much great. Since you are drinking it at a bar, you should not be expecting the prices to be cheap. After all, it IS a bar. The prices for the spirits are okay. But for the cocktails, I believe it is a little pricey, not unaffordable, but when ordering, it is best you know what you are ordering and enjoy it. because for that price, you wouldn't want to drink something that you wouldn't like. oh and I just realised that the promotion they are having now, the taketsuru 12 years I presume, is actually really cheap. To make things better, the price is nett, so there are no additionaly charges from what you see in the menu. They have a facebook page so do look it up.
The service, it really depends on who is serving you. Some servers are extremely friendly and kind. But some are just grumpy and not helpful at all, sometime seem like he or she don't even feel like working. Overall the service is eh-okay. Would recommend the Manager to give some tips to all servers.
The Ambience, its 10 times better compared to her elder sister, The butter factory. But 5 times noisier compared to her neighbour, Harry's bar. If you like a bar thats fun, noisy and packed, Sauce bar is perfect. If you prefer a quiet environment, I would say, Harry's would be better. Overall, despite Sauce being a noisy place, it is always a great place to have fun and chill out.
Overall for Sauce Bar, It is really great when it comes to chilling out and have a drink or two. But not that great in terms of service and mainly food.
This was an absolutely terrible experience. My friend and I arrived at the restaurant at 640pm and at that time the restaurant was still relatively empty. They took our orders and 25 min later, the meatballs arrived. Friend ordered the beef balls in red pesto sauce and I ordered the crabalore with vodka and caviar sauce on top of spaghetti. The meatballs were of good texture but just a little too salty. Nevertheless, it felt like real meat and the pricing was very reasonable. However, the description of 2 sticks of baguette that came with the meatballs was probably incorrect because it was more like 2 very thin slices..
Another 15 min passed and we decided to enquire why our creme spinach wasn't here yet - to our horror, they actually did not have any creme spinach for the day! Nobody bothered to tell us anything.
When we tried to order more food, one waiter told us someone else would be with us as he cannot take any orders as he is just supposed to be serving dishes. That's fine except nobody came. We waved for a long time before someone else took our orders. We ordered garlicky mushrooms and calamari. We told them that we have a 8pm show to catch and they said it might take more than 15min. After 25 min, our food was not ready. We had to cancel the orders but that's not ok since we were warned. We asked for the bill and they took a super long time despite us telling them we are rushing. We went to the counter to hurry them and saw that the card and receipt were actually ready - just lying on the table but nobody brought it to us. As expected the bill was incorrect (as they charged us for the creme spinach that never came) and they told us to come back after the show to collect the card if we cannot wait...
It was a very unpleasant evening and we left hungry (since we did not have enough food) and yet with absolutely no appetite. The food and gin was not bad but it was not enough to compensate for the horrible service rendered.
Price is very reasonable for a bar at a prime location and ambience is good for chilling in the late night. They have very good buffalo wings do try them.