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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
San Jose, CA 95110
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
Made reservation and asked about outside seating. Was told no reservations for outside seating. Upon arrival was shown to a table by the kitchen while other tables were available closer to main seating area. Reviewed menu and found a very limited selection more tapas than dinner and decided to go somewhere else.
We had a great meal here with our two teenagers, sitting outside on their patio. We consider ourselves foodies and they did not disappoint! The gouda bacon mac n'cheese was delicious with a generous portion, the wings had a nice carrot slaw to use instead of dipping sauce, and the grilled octopus was perfect! Plus the craft cocktails were amazing! Our server was friendly and took great care of us. And Happy hour to boot! Will definitely go back when we visit again.
Was a little disappointed that I noted on the reservation that we had a birthday and nothing was done. I'm not sure if the host just didn't communicate that to the server or if they don't do anything for birthdays at all. Other than that the food was excellent and the server was very attentive.
We reserved a table for our large party of 10, and all was set up when we arrived. Parking in the area is a challenge, and it was only after arriving that we realized the restaurant validates for the parking garage across the street.
The menu is diverse and has choices for the most picky -- the ribeye was outstaning -- and the adventurous. The star dish of the night was the grilled octopus, which was an interesting preparation with great flavor. Redefined octopus for us. Desserts are generous and suitable for sharing. Flan was a surprise -- more of a cake -- but very good.
We always eat here when we come to San Jose. Food is AMAZING. Most of the time the service is great...this last time, not so much. However, the food made it worth while. Greatest chefs ever! Steaks cooked perfectly and the bourbon butter melting onto the veggies is mouth watering. Don't normally eat the fries, but these I could not resist. Our favorite go-to place...hope they get better servers. If service was good I would have scored it a 5!
My husband and I went for our anniversary - we ordered the charcuterie plate, the Greek salad, and the ribeye. The ribeye was really well cooked but underseasoned, the Greek salad was overdressed, and they forgot part of the charcuterie plate - by the time they brought it we were onto our mains. Not worth the drive from mountain view.
Excellent service. The food was great. Highly recommend the warm olives and spicy wings. We shared the beet salad, asparagus with an egg, spicy prawns with polenta. All were delicious and the prawns were magnificent. Happened to be happy hour so apps and drinks were half off. Had a great time there before walking to the concert at SAP. Highly recommend you try this place.
We were looking for a new place to have dinner and to watch the basketball finals, decided on Firehouse No. 1 because of the menu. Great decision!! We really enjoyed the whole experience: the food was amazing, the cocktails were imaginative and delicious, and the vibe from the staff was upbeat and very cool. We will definitely be back--a great place like this has to be at the top of your list as a gathering spot!
I thought it was excellent. I was in town for business. The service was really good, the menu prices are what are displayed online... the food was good. I really like gastropubs but this place was fun and I would go back. Always helps when they make excellent old fashions... good bartender
In the area picking my son up from his first year of college. Have eaten here before and knew that for this trip I was going to eat there again. My son and I enjoyed a fantastic meal and outstanding service by our server Joy. Had the octopus, Mac and cheese and the roasted bone marrow. All not to be missed. We will be eating here again when we bring our son back down to San Jose State.
Service was slow. They should have had another 2 servers at least. Food is delicious, but we only saw our server a few times. In fact, we backed out of a wine bottle purchase because we couldn't find our server to order it in time for our dinner. There are too many restaurants there to ever go back to this place.
Again, food was good though!
Absolutely excellent food preparations for each dish we ordered: fries with a dip in clean oil and just a hint of asiago and lemon; a perfectly cooked burger with just the right amount of vegetable condiments and melted cheese that didn't make the sandwich too mushy; an arugula/onion salad without the common soupy overapplication of dressing that makes all the greens soggy; pork bellies that just about melted in our mouths, while still retaining just the right touch of crispness on the outside. Pretty good beer/ale selection by the glass, although it could use a broader offering of wines by the glass. Someone in the kitchen didn't show up for work prior to our seating, so one of our dishes came out late, but other than that the service was very attentive. Have already recommended this place to many others.
Arrived at opening time.. Didn't need the reservations but OK.. Order drinks and appetizers then looked over the menu. Not a huge selection but great variety. Calamari and Brie appetizers were great.. For dinner the Urban Cowboy steak was fantastic.. The bar was slow on our 2nd round and so the waitress comp'ed them. Super nice!! Dessert was a raspberry cheesecake.. delish!
My spinach salad was good, the raspberry cheesecake was good. Our server was nice and attentive. The music playing was fun and not too loud. The indoor lighting was harsh and not flattering- for this reason, I will not be returning. Unless it's warm enough to sit outside.
This was a disappointing lunch experience. We had 11:45 reservations to celebrate a coworker and were promptly seated. And everything went downhill from there. It took 40 minutes to get our food (salads and sandwiches, so nothing complicated). After that long of a wait, we were all hungry and expectant. Three of six dishes were not as ordered. Things as simple as please put the blue cheese crumbles on the side were wrong. Our initial waitress was apparently serving drinks at the bar as well, which meant she was barely present. The food was not going to save this experience either. Definitely not a celebratory lunch and we won't be returning any time soon either.
Food was very good--steak and burger, fantastic fries--but service was lousy, especially for higher than average prices. Had to wait a while for any kind of attention, drinks were not maintained, took a while for drink orders to come back after we had our meals. First time at this place was great, this time was not so good. Third time will be the charm.
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