About Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub
Gastropub noun\ˈga-strō-ˌpəb\ : a pub, bar, or tavern that offers exceptional food in a casual and comfortable environment.
From succulent pork belly sliders to house made paté on our charcuterie plate and an incredible house-made burger - this is not typical bar food. Paired with hand-made cocktails, exclusive craft beers, and superb wines - Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub offers an experience unlike any other bar. Located in downtown San Jose in San Pedro Square
American, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: M-F 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner: M-F 4:30pm-10:00pm
Dinner: Sa-Su 4:30pm-10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free 2 hours parking across the street with validation.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub Ratings and Reviews
Tried calling day prior for reservation ...
Tried calling day prior for reservation and was told to call back (Open Table was done). Arrived at restaurant and tables were clean but dishes were piled up at end of bar - next to our table. Someone's Starbucks drink was also on bar in corner - work station. Waiter was prompt to take order. We asked for food to stagger since we were sharing and the table was small. Ordered drinks. Drinks never came and all of the food minus one item (forgotten) arrived at the same time. Food was like warm at best and looked as if prepared off site and reheated. Waiter never appeared after our order was taken and another employee had to cover. Reappeared at time of bill with excuses-I witnessed him taking shots with bar patrons during the dinner service. This was my second trip and my last. Experience was better the first time but behaviors the same. This is a reflection of poor management and poor expectations. Bill was far too expensive for the service and the food. Disappointment!
Been here a few times, and the food is c ...
Been here a few times, and the food is consistently good. The menu is small, but everything is done right. I love their olives, great porkchops, very rich mac n cheese, and delightful raspberry cheesecake. Not a fan of their porkbelly, which was not crispy nor distinctly flavorful - how do you mess up pork belly?!? It's always loud here. Sat on the patio once, and smokers will stand right next to your table (not awesome).
Used Open Table to find a place to take ...
Used Open Table to find a place to take the president of one of the companies that I represent along with one of our customers for lunch. It was a bit of a drive which I should have paid more attention too but the parking was very easy. Two of us order the steak salad and the third ordered a fried chicken sandwich. Fantastic! Great meal...service not so much. I suspect it was that they were a bit short handed. I would definitely come again.
Highly recommended!! I have been here w ...
Highly recommended!! I have been here with my children as well as date night with the hubby. Food is AMAZING, fresh and creative!! Not one negative thing to say about this place. The staff is also fast, friendly and always has a recommendation =)
The food was delicious. We had a big gro ...
The food was delicious. We had a big group so it was nice to be in an area away from the crowd and TV even though there wasn't a big crowd in the restaurant. We asked for a birthday candle in dessert; the dessert took a very long time and the server was gone for longs stretches of time. next time we'll order dessert when we order the rest of our food.
Since it is a gastropub, I was disappoin ...
Since it is a gastropub, I was disappointed at the pedestrian fare that was served with the Cheese & Sausage Board. It was good, but not much beyond supermarket quality. (One exception -- the olives were divine!)
The cocktails were well mixed and well presented.
Worth trying again to give a second chance and dive a little deeper into their menu .
I was disappointed in the Spicy Bloody M ...
I was disappointed in the Spicy Bloody Mary; especially for $10. The mix didn't taste house made, and if it was, could use some improvement. The potatoes were pretty hard. Although the server was kind enough to bring out another order, they still felt stiff. Maybe thats just how the potatoes are served here?
Came here before a Carrie Underwood conc ...
Came here before a Carrie Underwood concert. Cheap parking in the structure across the street. Easy walk to the SAP Center. Really tasty pub grub, super friendly service, and quick kitchen made this a perfect choice. The grilled octopus was my favorite and the chicken wings were high quality. All in all, a deliciously good choice for a pre-SAP Center event.
The menu is not very diverse, but luckil ...
The menu is not very diverse, but luckily we are not that picky. The service was warm and friendly - all recommended dishes ended up to be a success!
Overall, a pleasant place to have dinner and catch a drink with friends.
Fun venue and good food, but this felt v ...
Fun venue and good food, but this felt very much like a bar that serves food, not a restaurant. I get that it's a gastro pub but just saying leans more pub. Though was a weekend. Weeknights may be different. Service is like bar service - good, welcoming, but they're busy so not super attentive servers.
We loved everything! We felt right at ho ...
We loved everything! We felt right at home from the moment we were greeted. Not only did we get guided through the menu, it was super easy to decide what we wanted with the great recommendations. I wish San Jose was 5 min away from us to go there every weekend. We had never gone to a restaurant in which we felt so welcomed! Loved the vibes! We will have to make another trip just for this!
Awful. The worst, if it wasn't for the ...
Awful. The worst, if it wasn't for the fact that there's no good food in SJ no one would go to this tgifridays throwback. I used to wonder who buys those toasted pieces of white bread at Costco, THEY DO! They serve it with the Salumi. Stick with things they don't cook. Salad, Salumi. Mac and cheese appetizer, how bad could that be? It's canned white sauce with deep fried orange bacon, who knew the sell canned cooked bacon?
Had a great experience at Firehouse 1! ...
Had a great experience at Firehouse 1! We were looking for a good spot for an early dinner with our 16-year old daughter and her friend who were going to the Adele concert at the SAP Center that evening. Firehouse was a great choice. Good food, good drinks, great atmosphere. We totally loved San Pedro Square! Restaurants with outdoor seating on N. San Pedro Street abound and we had the opportunity to be seated outside. Vibrant and fun scene. And the weather was excellent.
Very slow service ahead of a concert at ...
Very slow service ahead of a concert at SAP. Leave an extra 20-30 minutes for a modest meal. Food was consistently--among 4 diners--overly rich. Healthier menu options would find an eager clientele. Noise is way high too. Value is ok, not great. Will look elsewhere next time.
The food is overpriced and the quality o ...
The food is overpriced and the quality of food is fair. The waiter was great and offered to take my entrée off of the ticket but I said, "no". I regret that after I received the bill. I wouldn't recommend going there for the food, but perhaps a drink.
It's been a couple of months since the t ...
It's been a couple of months since the the visit but all I can remember was that it was not a good place for business meal where you need to discuss things. Due to the size of our party (7 people) we were seated in the back room that has 3 tables that could fit up to 10 people each. We got the middle table. The sound of the people from the other tables were somehow amplified, especially the party that was just really loud the whole time we were there. It got to a point where we almost left the place due to the noise level.
The service was good. Our waitress was attentive and courteous.
I think the food itself was decent. But since we were quite upset the whole time not being able to talk and hear each other, we couldn't really enjoy our dinner as we just wanted to quickly be done with it and leave.
If you go there with friends who are loud and want to get drunk, I guess this could be a good place.
Somewhat of a disappointment -- nice res ...
Somewhat of a disappointment -- nice restaurant, and picked it because of the balance they seemed to strike between food and drinks.Food was ok -- the menu could do with some veggie options (however they were more than happy to whip up pasta with vegetables). Service although friendly, took forever... waiter apologized for the extraordinary delay, but that they took a long time from that point to even deliver the drinks is a sore point. Ambience at the restaurant is great... but with outdoor seating, you are staring at a huge parking lot structure that's just across from the restaurant.
Food was good and a great place to take ...
Food was good and a great place to take a small group--there were 5 of us. Service was a bit slow in the beginning but did get better. One meal had to be sent back so that threw us off a bit as far as timing but bottom line everyone enjoyed their "specialty " drinks and had a good time.
This place was okay. The service was fin ...
This place was okay. The service was fine and the food was okay. We went for Father's Day and I was super disappointed they didn't have high chair's. We ended up going to a restaurant next door and borrowing one. It would have been nice if they had taken the initiative to do that.
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