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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
I have been here three times and enjoyed it every time because the food here was really awesome. The noise is an issue at times but it doesn't really bother me much until this (third) visit. It was St. Patrick's Day weekend, so it was a bit more noisy than usual which is fine. I get it. However, we were seated in the very front of the entrance instead of the back where it should be less rowdy. There was a group of people that arrived after us and was seated next to us and another couple. They were overwhelmingly intoxicated and loud. One guy started stumping on the floor/pipe ledge so that shook our table. There were empty tables outside the restaurant, I didn't know why they couldn't be outside if they were ONLY going to drink. Our server didn't give us silverware until we got our appetizer and had to ask her for it. Our server was mainly working in the front and prepping napkins and silverwares.
Anyways, I wouldn't hesitate coming back maybe not on a state holiday. Thanks.
They changed chefs in the food is not as good as it used to be. It's still a great place, with a solid menu and the super location. Full disclosure: I was there on st. Patrick's day and this may have affected the food and the service. nevertheless I will certainly be back
My friends and I had a great 1st time experience here! Service was excellent. We were checked up regularly my the servers there throughout our meal.
Tiger Prawns is a must try! It comes with a delicious creamy polenta
Blood Orange Moscow Mule... must get it asap. I'm pretty sure that it's only seasonal.. So refreshing! Plus it's part of their happy hour!
Steaks were done just right and were delicious. The chicken was also great. We had calamari for the appetizer and it was pretty garden variety fried calamari. Good, but nothing special. Service was really good and attentive, but not intrusive. The ambiance is casual, youthful and the bar was really good.
I want to believe this was an off night. The concept, menu and cocktails were great. It was the kitchens execution that was lackluster. We ordered a good portion of the menu and the meal wasn't memorable for the right reasons. I left most if not all but a couple bites of my steak on the plate. It would take another attempt at a meal here for this to even get close to my go to when I visit the area. Much better options nearby.
The description written on Open Table is not what they currently offer. I asked the server and he said,"It's like 4 years old and I don't think management knows how to update it". No Pork belly sliders and no charcuterie plate. They were nice though, so that helps...
Opted to go here due to positive reviews on OpenTable (and other sites) and the restaurant's proximity to other places in downtown San Jose. Glad I did. Some really interesting food options like bone marrow and crispy pork belly. And they taste good, too! As a hint, don't get the Arugula salad if you are going to get a selection of small plates as Arugula seems to be the accompaniment of choice for small plates. Service was responsive, but not attentive. Restaurant also has a small patio that would be great in warm weather. Be sure to make a reservation!
The food was great - shrimp, steak and ribs. We came to try their grilled octopus but unfortunately they ran out of it. The service started pretty slow - we had to wait a bit for our bottle of wine - but was OK in the end. The casual atmosphere was what we wanted.
Went here for Valentines Day and even though I'm sure they must have been swamped all day, the food and service were great. We go to Firehouse often for the bar (you can't go wrong with any of their draft wines btw) and this was the first time I got the chance to try the food. We got baked Brie cheese with apricot jam, a charcuterie platter, and a ribeye steak to share, and of course a chocolate cake for dessert. :) No complaints about the food, the steak was cooked perfectly. My only gripes would be that the menu said it was served with mashed potatoes but it was definitely something else. And the dessert seemed a little stale but I can overlook it especially on a crazy day for the industry such as Valentines Day. Overall lovely experience.
Booked here for a post-conference meal with a friend. Really liked the vibe and the menu had some nice twists to it. Overall I thought it was pretty good and I did recommend it to some colleagues. San Jose has some cool dining spots and this one fits into the mix nicely.
Sunday evening at San Pedro Square and revisiting one of my wife's favorites...... and I'm coming to agree. This was the second time we've had the BEST pork chops here and the new grilled octopus appetizer was truly terrific. The braised short ribs were also very good but I thought a little expensive at $29.
I've been disappointed in the signature mixed drinks in the past but tonight they were spot on! We'll be making plans to come back soon.
Service was great! We chose the pan fried chicken breast and the short ribs which was a special that night. Both the chicken and the short ribs was delicious! The garnish on the plates were not hot. I had the sweet potato purée and my husband had mashed potato. Both were just room temperature. Wish they had played the dish when the main dish was ready. Obviously it had sat for a few minutes.
Overall, a good meal.
On the smaller side for a San Pedro Square restaurant. The place was filled with Sharks fans having pregame food and drinks. A little on the loud side, even in the table area, but it was a game night. Food was ok, nothing to write home about. They do have small plates for those who are not so hungry. Pork chop was moist, but I would have preferred a plain pork gravy, rather than the chutney style gravy (forgot what they called it). Grilled octopus (whole) was unusual and charred for the bbq'd flavor. A dipping sauce would have been Beer selection was good, but they ran out of Bloody Mary mix, who runs out of mixes? Now that I've tried Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub, I'll be trying other restaurants before returning.
Innovative menu - I had an octopus salad that was outstanding. The person I dined with had the pork chop and said it was very juicy. Don't get the panna cotta for dessert though - it's not light but a bit more like creme brulee. The owner came around to the table to make sure that everyone was doing find and liked their meals - nice touch. The restaurant is small and very popular on Sharks' game nights so make sure you make a reservation!
Firhouse's parmesan shoestring fries with truffle aioli are swoonworthy. THeir burger is very good too, though this time the bun was served cold - not typically the case. Big, bright arugula salad with shallots made me feel a little less guilty for all the other deliciousness. This place is on of our favorites. Highly recommend.
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