This may be a bit biased coming from someone whose all-time favorite food is french fries, but if you find yourself in Boston, whether it be that you go to school here or are just popping by for a visit, a stop at Saus is a must. It’s a really simple menu with a simple and obvious focus: sauce. Saus offers all around good, creative comfort food, and that’s exactly what you get.



A dream come true: poutine smothered in beef gravy, cheese curds and truffle mushrooms. Photo by Phoebe Melnick

Saus understands that you need something to dip into their 16 housemade sauces, so that’s where the hand-cut Belgian fries come in. Not too mushy, not too thick, not too crunchy and seasoned to perfection with just salt. Dip your frites into sauce all-stars like “Bacon Parm” or “Colonel Mustard with the Wrench” (a Clue-themed way of saying German mustard, honey and mustard seed). If you’re feeling even more ambitious, go for Saus’ poutine. Their take on the Canadian classic, with the option of adding pork belly, truffle mushrooms or even a deep fried egg, will send your tastebuds through the roof.


Saus’ lesser known specialities are their hearty list of artisan sandwiches, which are all smeared with a generous spread of one of the housemade sauces on either stone ground whole wheat or a brioche bun. If bread isn’t your thing, most of their sandwiches can be made into salads, and they are HUGE. Fan favorites include the CBJ (Cookie Butter and Jam…yes, an actual thing) and the wild mushroom grilled cheese, but yours truly always goes for the spicy tuna roll, complete with shaved Brussel sprouts and Saus’ own hot sauce.



The waffle sundae of all waffle sundaes. Photo by Phoebe Melnick

Hopefully you’ve saved enough room for dessert. Following it’s Belgian influences, Saus makes pearl sugar-topped Belgian waffles that can be customized with sweet saues like chocolate hazelnut spread, salted caramel, lemon cream or even cookie butter. If that’s not enough, there’s even the waffle sundae, which includes one scoop of ice cream, Biscoff cookie crumble and a sweet sauce of your choosing. For the 21+ crowd looking for a ‘grown-up’ take on a childhood favorite, one of Saus’ craft beer floats is a definite try.

The only downside to Saus is that it’s a pretty small restaurant, so it’s best to avoid the lunch or dinner peak hours if you want to sit and stay awhile. However, the spot’s awesome service and killer menu make up for the lack of space. Plus, now I’m sure you’re just really craving some Saus anyway.


Photo by Phoebe Melnick


Location: 33 Union St, Boston, MA 02108
Hours: Mon-Wed 11:30 am-10 pm, Th 11:30 am-12 am, Fri 11:30 am-2 am, Sat 12 pm-2 am, Sun 12 pm-8 pm

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