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
Had a great brunch with excellent servic ...
Had a great brunch with excellent service!
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.
Helping picking booze was cool.
Helping picking booze was cool.
Small, bar-like restaurant with a small ...
Small, bar-like restaurant with a small menu but food was not bad. Not exactly a kid friendly place. Prices were reasonable.
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.
The food is very good. Small menu, but v ...
The food is very good. Small menu, but very good!
Hubby and I went here for dinner before seeing Alton Brown at the Broadway. One of the best Manhattan's! Great food and superb service. Will definitely go back.
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 was a great place for dinner before ...
This was a great place for dinner before our play. The bacon Gouda mac & cheese was excellent. Loved the pork chop too. Nice variety of drinks.
Great service and great food! The bone m ...
Great service and great food! The bone marrow was so good we had two orders! Drinks were also good.
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. Jeffrey
Nice bar food
Nice bar food, but limited menu choices for a dinner restaurant. And no tea?
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.
Limited menu but we liked every dish we ...
Limited menu but we liked every dish we ordered. Mac n cheese -yum. Octopus-excellent. Muscles-great. Angry Prawns-great.
Delicious hamburger & pork chop. LOUSY w ...
Delicious hamburger & pork chop. LOUSY wine by the glass. Past time to upgrade. No excuse. Service spotty. Sometimes fairly good. Sometimes non existent.
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.
Pork chop and mac n cheese were great! S ...
Pork chop and mac n cheese were great! Small menu but really great food. Fun place! Outdoor seating is great too.
Simply one of the best restaurants in the Bay Area-great food, outstanding service, and a welcoming atmosphere! I come here regularly and am thankful it's just around the corner from where I live.
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!!!
The waitress was very enthusiastic and was very knowledgeable about the menu. The restaurant came recommended by a friend. The food was okay for the price, but not outstanding; thought it was a tad overpriced.
The food was fantastic and the customer service was excellent.
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.
Food was great. A great stop before a ho ...
Food was great. A great stop before a hockey game.
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).
Best Gastro Pub in DTSJ
The beer selection and service at the Firehouse is excellent, but the food is where they really shine. They clearly put a lot of effort into all of their dishes and we've never been disappointed with anything we've ever ordered.
Fantastic food, would have liked a bette ...
Fantastic food, would have liked a better beer selection.
Food was great, Service was not
Tasty food and cool location. Appetizers were great and my NY was delicious. Our service was ridiculously slow and when they did stop at our table it was like they forgot us and we were and afterthought. Bummer.
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.
Just on a whim prior to attending a production at the Tabard Theatre we decided to have a quick bite to eat and a cocktail. What a nice surprise. The nutty beet salad, shrimp dish with polenta and chicken wings were all delicious. It was a bit noisy but not bothersome. Our waiter was a kick in the pants - he and another waitress covered the entire dining room area and gave everyone good personal attention. Highly recommend this if you are not looking for something romantic.
To be sure what you are ordering ask!!
Food was good but menu at the restaurant didn't match the website menu and the waiter said that corporate website is frequently incorrect. Ordered an appetizer and when it came it was completely different than what was said on the menu. Supposed to have sausage but none -- waiter said the menu was wrong but he made it up by giving us chicken wings and chips. Wasn't his fault I guess
Nothing like website
New place for us. The website looked cool- ambiance, food, cocktails in jelly jars - let's try it out! The ambiance was basically a sports bar. The food was ok, but WAY overpriced for what you got (like the $7 beet salad was literally 1 beet!). And the cocktails, though well made, were in teeny tiny glasses for $12 each versus the jelly jars shown on website. Overall, did not even come close to expectations.
This is an excellent restaurant! The Ribeye was amazing: tender and flavorful - all that it should be. The sides, appetizers and cocktails were all delicious. All the items we ate were originally prepared and truly delicious. The atmosphere is casual, which is great if you are walking from/going to a Sharks game or the convention center. The servers we had, one of whom was also a chef, were attentive, friendly and made good recommendations. We will definitely return to this restaurant when next we are in downtown San Jose.
Excellent beef items - Burgers & Steaks are great! Very good draft beer selection. Prices are moderate, but service is spotty.
Excellent first time visit!
This was my first time dining here. Treated a friend to a birthday dinner. We both had the cheeseburger and we both agreed it was the BEST burger we've had in our lives. So flavorful and perfectly cooked to order. I have already told my husband we need to go back for dinner so he can try the food. Amazing time!
Small plates - way to go
We ordered several small plates and enjoyed them. Spicy prawns, chicken wings, pork belly, brussel sprouts and fries were all good. My dining companions and I rated the spicy prawns as outstanding.
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