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 4:00pm-10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free 2 hours parking across the street with validation.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
We loved dining at Firehouse 1. It was t ...
We loved dining at Firehouse 1. It was three of us and we sheared a a variety of dishes, which was great. the octopus was excellent except it came with some sausage side which made no sense to us. it clashed completely with the delicious perfectly cooked octopus pieces. The pork belly was marginal, dried and flavorless, and the polenta almost unnoticeable. I'd skip it. but the arugula salad was fantastic, fresh and plentiful. And the chocolate flowerless desert was excellent. I ordered my favorite cocktail, the Sazerac, which was perfect. Parking was easy in the parking garage across the street. the place was vibrant and may be a bit noisy but we liked the overall atmosphere. Service was great.
Good food but a limited menu
This is a small place in downtown San Jose. We were seated right away and started looking over the menu. They have a great drink menu with a wide variety of local beers and a great cocktail menu. However, the food menu was pretty limited although it had all the basics most people would want (hamburger, grilled chicken, Mac and cheese, salads). The food we ordered was great, I just wish there were a few more options.
Our waiters were great!!!
Made my reservation on my phone I got a call from the restaurant earlier in the day to confirm. We were a group of 10 and the waiters made it a point to welcome everyone when they arrived. They made great recommendation on drink items. Never felt rushed checked on us every 10 min or so. Two thumb up on the service.
This ended up being a last minute Mother ...
This ended up being a last minute Mother's Day find for 3 adults and a 7 y/o. And what a gem it turned out to be. The hostess made making a reservation via OT a cinch and when we showed up a half hour early and decided we wanted to be outside she was completely accommodating. Service was Swift and to the point but super friendly. Food came promptly but not too fast. It was beautifully plated, hot and very delicious!! The crew worked with a high level of teamwork as we were served well by several different people. The waiter was always available, very friendly, even with our daughter, and very attentive. Prices weren't cheap but we all left satiated and edified by the friendly staff. Would definitely encourage a visit. Family friendly, classy place with exceptional quality of both food and service.
Might go back..
Service was great, drinks/beer selection are awesome. Rib eye was chewy, very gristly (even for ribeye). Beet salad was HUGE, very tasty and enough for two people at least. Bone marrow is incredibly oily and fatty, I have eaten bone marrow numerous times in my life and this is the by far one of the richest versions ever. Oversalted as well. I'll try other items if I decide to return.
Met friends here for dinner. Limited sel ...
Met friends here for dinner. Limited selection on menu, but all of the food we ate was delicious. I would definitely recommend and will go back. We tried the mac and cheese, brie, potato chips, olives, spinach salad, special of the day - mussels, flank stank and rib-eye steak. All of the food was good and service was friendly and helpful.
This place is foodie heaven. Come here i ...
This place is foodie heaven. Come here if you want to have a lively, boisterous good time (the atmosphere is pretty noisy, but in a good way) with a group of friends after work. The pork chop was ridiculously succulent, and the portions were pretty generous as far as these places tend to go. The wine, beer, and mixed drink list was especially impressive- If you're looking to get tastefully snackered, this place is for you.
Firehouse No.1 "A MUST"!!
We love going to the Firehouse before the Sharks games. They get you in and out so you don't miss any of the game. Their menu is awesome, they added an awesome grilled octopus dish that was "out of this world". This place is a must if you are in downtown San Jose.
Great FOOD and SERVICE can't wait to go back!
I took a few of my friends there before a Sharks game on the recommendation of my husband. We all gave it two thumbs up! The service was outstanding --thank you Raag. The food flavorful, creative and phenomenal. And the bread pudding is to die FOR. Can't wait to back!!!
Loved the Knives!
We had two couples in our party and I was excited to try this restaurant. The grilled octopus was really yummy, and it was an unusual treat! My girlfriend and I both ordered the pork chops and they were the best we had ever had! Very moist and tender with a sweet and a little hint of spice. I loved that our waiter brought a really cool tray of different knives before our meal for us to chose from. Fun. I forget what our husbands had but they liked their meals too. I had the cheese platter for desert and my girlfriend had a chocolate cake of some sort. I shared desert and some red wine with my husband and it was the perfect amount of food. It's a little loud but it was fun. I'd definitely come here again.
I came to Firehouse last year for Valentine's, and had such a great experience, I decided to come back this year. We had excellent service - we were seated promptly and checked on appropriately. The food was spectacular, and our servers were extremely personable. The night was wonderful, and my girlfriend and I talked about the delicious meal we had for days to come. As we drove home, we decided that Firehouse will be our yearly Valentine's Day spot, and I know it will not disappoint.
Took my wife here for Valentine's Day and enjoyed their Prix Fixe meal and we both agreed that it was, in all honesty, the best meal we've ever eaten! The first two courses were delicious and perfectly portioned and the filet mignon was cooked to perfection. Not to mention desert; so good! We can't recommend this place enough.
We went during he super bowl festivities, so probably more of a crowd than usual. The food was very good. Wife had the burger and enjoyed it. I had the pork chop and it may have been the best pork chop I've ever had. Plated with polenta and grilled garlic and veggies made it divine. Our waiter tried just a little too hard and missed some of the order (egg on burger), but he compt'd two drinks for the error; so, he fixed the error which is all I ask (we all err).
I can't say enough about the incredible service provided by our waiter, who was also a bartender at Firehouse. He gave us great cocktail suggestions, based on our love of not overly sweet drinks made with bourbon. He also had great wine suggestions, and even provided tastes of the wine options so we could select our favorite. Overall, a wonderful dining experience, not only because of the food, but also because of the excellent service.
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