About The Firehouse Restaurant
Sacramento, CA 95814
The splendid ambiance of The Firehouse is enhanced by its reputation for excellence in food, wine and hospitality. The most award-winning restaurant in Sacramento, The Firehouse has earned the "Best of Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator magazine for 12 consecutive years and was voted "Best Wine List" - Best of Sacramento. The Firehouse has been rated as Zagat's Top 100, and has also been the recipient of the "Award of Unique Distinction" from Wine Enthusiast magazine.
Californian, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm.
Closed Holidays 2016
New Year's Day, Staff Appreciation Party (Jan 31), Super Bowl (Feb 7), Private Event (Apr 11), Memorial Day (May 30), Independence Day (Jul 4), Labor Day (Sep 5), Christmas Day (Dec 25)
K & L
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
The Firehouse hosts a weekly wine tasting every Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for $15 per person. Each weekly tasting features a different theme. Please call the restaurant for more details about these events. Wine Events Contact: Mario Ortiz 442-4772
Valet and street parking are available. A City lot is located at Second and I Streets. A City parking garage is located one block over on Neasham and Front Streets.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
The Firehouse Restaurant is known throughout the Sacramento region for our dedicated special events department, and is host to a variety of events. The Firehouse is known as the premier wedding site in Sacramento.
Since 1960, The Firehouse has been the destination for guests that desire an exceptional setting to celebrate a special occasion, conduct an important meeting or host a memorable luncheon or dinner. The quiet elegance of the decor, including 7 private rooms, lends itself to occasions of all sizes.
The Firehouse Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
It was a fabulous dinner. We came here f ...
It was a fabulous dinner. We came here for the Dine Downtown event and we're floored with the quality service and food. Needless to say this restaurant has made it to the top of both our personal favorite and recommendation lists.
Beautiful setting in an Old Sacramento f ...
Beautiful setting in an Old Sacramento fire house. Excellent all around - food, service, wine list and friendliness of wait staff. No delays waiting for courses; we had an early reservation and not too many people had arrived yet, though restaurant was completely filled by the time we left. Everything was simply delicious; my husband and I will definitely come back even if it is somewhat pricey.
I took my mom, a California native now 7 ...
I took my mom, a California native now 70+, here for her first visit - just a mom/daughter dinner for fun. Wonderful experience that, days later, she continues to rave about! Thank you for the awesome service and splendid food!
The service was very good, but the 9 oz ...
The service was very good, but the 9 oz steak filet I had was dry. They took it back came back with a replacement steak and it was dry too. I ordered it medium well, but a med well steak, especially a filet, should still me moist and flavorful.
Customer service was that comparable to ...
Customer service was that comparable to the Ritz Carlton, Nordstrom-- just outstanding. From being greeted by the host to server and management. I also loved the fact that every corner we walked passed as we were leaving, we were greeted with: Thank you for coming in." Highly recommended.
I've been going to the Firehouse since I ...
I've been going to the Firehouse since I was in high school. The food continues to be very good, with a nice and artistic presentation always. The wait staff are prompt, courteous, professional and accommodating. We went on New Years Eve for this review which isn't the best time to try to showcase such a classy venue. It was noisier than it ever is, and a bit more manic because of the occasion, but nonetheless it was very good.
We did New Year's Eve dinner there...... ...
We did New Year's Eve dinner there......had an excellent dinner there last year and were excited for the repeat experience. There was a price fixe dinner with four courses. Wasn't all that impressed with the first two starter dishes. I had beef, my wife chose the lamb.......both were unimpressive. I saved a portion of my beef for my dog which was not included in the doggie bag we took home.......a bit frustrating, right?? Desserts were good. The price ($125/person) was excessive. We brought our own bottle of wine.....so with corkage fee and tip, tab was in excess of $300. We were able to enjoy the fireworks during dinner which was entertaining. While we would dine here again, we will not be doing NYE again.
After all these years The Firehouse stil ...
After all these years The Firehouse still manages to delivery an excellent dining experience. We were there to celebrate the new year and they had a $125 prix fixe menu... about 3 choices per course. We were a group of 10 so ordered everything available that day and every dish from the lamb cheek and pork belly appetizers to the duck confit and lobster pasta entrees were absolute winners. Service was a little slow though... understandable because of the high volume that day but that's why you have a limited menu. All in all a great way to welcome the new year just before the 9pm fireworks show.
Celebrated New Year's Eve by dining at t ...
Celebrated New Year's Eve by dining at the Firehouse. The ambiance is fitting for a fine dining establishment, and on New Year's it was also decorated for the occasion. There was a set menu and price per person was $$$. Unfortunately, the quality of the food did not rise to the occasion or to what I expected given the price tag. The dishes with meat were over cooked, and the flavor of the food made me want to cry...not because it was divine, but rather because I paid so much for meh. Mass produced food on a set menu may be the culprit, but even catering for big events has an expectation of quality.
We loved our dinner and our waiter. Our ...
We loved our dinner and our waiter. Our only comment is that we thought it would be a little more romantic for our 21st anniversary and my husbands birthday. The internet made it seem like the tables were away from others. We were in a square room with as many tables that could fit. On my right I had a party of six- only two feet away. It was cramped!!
The food was beyond excellent- the professionalism of the staff was unsurpassed. I just wish it was more romantic and special for a special occasion.
Always a treat to dine here. This is our ...
Always a treat to dine here. This is our third time dinning here , including the day we got married in the Golden Eagle room 11 years ago. We have tried to make it a tradition to go at least once a year, we haven't done it, but we haven't given up either.
Interesting they place all early reserva ...
Interesting they place all early reservations in one room with dim lighting. A little dreary. Don't know why you can't open some of the other nicer parts of restaurant. Menu is limited- only one fish selection, no potatoes with meat entrees and gnocchi was cold. Side selections are limited and small for the price you pay for an entree. Service is very good but menu could use some enhancement
Service was less than professional and n ...
Service was less than professional and not very attentive. In fact, the entire staff seemed like amateurs, which was extremely disappointing at a restaurant like that. The waiter charged us full value of the check without seeing the gift card we had given. Despite the manager assuring me that the charge would not appear on my credit card statement, the amount was still there three business days later. We ordered the rack of lamb which was dry and awful.
Great historic place with amazing cuisin ...
Great historic place with amazing cuisine! I brought my fiance here for the first time and we were both impressed with both the presentation of the food as well as the exceptional service. Thank you to the chef and staff of the Firehouse for a special and romantic evening for the two of us!
We have had good experiences in the past ...
We have had good experiences in the past at the Firehouse and that is why we chose to dine there Christmas eve. Unfortunately the prime rib was very bad and we had one person in our party get sick that night . The other dishes were good but it felt like they were trying to do too much in an evening. The server was nice but not well-trained and their response to our complaint on the prime rib was to offer a remake and to serve dessert wine. We didn't have time for a redo but did enjoy the dessert wine. I would not try a special occasion there again.
Sorry to say we were disappointed. We k ...
Sorry to say we were disappointed. We knew the Christmas Eve menu was three courses for about 65 each plus tax and tip. With a nice bottle of wine the total was just under 300 bucks. What we didn't expect was men in our elegant dining room wearing baseball caps! My wife noted this to our waiter who replied men were asked at the door if they wanted to check their ball caps. They chose to keep them on. Totally classless. My wife chose the lamb chops. Well prepared but the serving was so large she lost her appetite. I chose the prime rib. Very tender but plopped on top of a huge pile of mashed potatoes. My chocolate desert was terrible but the clam chowder was the best I've ever eaten.
My wife has had lunch there several times and was always pleased. I'm sure we'll give them another chance sometime other than Christmas Eve.
We dined here on Christmas Eve, and alth ...
We dined here on Christmas Eve, and although it was very busy, the service was exceptional. They were not serving their full menu but had called me advance to let me know this would be the case. They confirmed that there would be a vegetarian option (for one member of our party), and that option was the only disappointment of the evening. The other entrees were excellent as were the soup and salad starters.
Everything was perfect.......had a limit ...
Everything was perfect.......had a limited menu as it was Christmas Eve but great selection of each course. The clam chowder was amazing. I had the lamb rack and my wife selected the salmon.......both tasty and cooked perfectly. The desserts were wonderful. Service was excellent!! About the only thing I could suggest is to upgrade the cherry in my wife's manhattan and perhaps not charge a dollar for the blue cheese olives in my martini........
We were very disappointed with our Chris ...
We were very disappointed with our Christmas Eve dinner at The Firehouse. There was no
holiday spirit. You would never have known it was Christmas Eve. I never heard anyone say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays. Our waitress never smiled, seemed very serious and really had no personality. My husband wanted the prime rib but asked for a piece that was more well done . Our waitress made a face and said that wouldn't be possible because there are only so many end pieces. I would have expected her to at least indicate she would go check; considering the dinner was $70 a plate. He ended up ordering the pork but had wanted the prime rib. The avacado with the salad was brown as if it had been cut hours before. We just expected so much more and were disappointed .
Soup was lukewarm but tasty. We were at ...
Soup was lukewarm but tasty. We were at an early seating and told that one of the deserts from the prefix meal was not available but later in the meal was told that that particular desert was now available. Prime Rib was a little on the tough side. Service and ambiance top tier as expected.
Beautiful rooms, fun location in old tow ...
Beautiful rooms, fun location in old town Sacramento. Great ambience and attentive service.
However, we were there on Christmas EVE. Fixed price menu, seemingly good choices, but all not well executed.The chowder was tasty, but the salad not dressed well enough. The
prime rib was good, portions huge, in fact too big for women, ( of any age), and the salmon dry. . The fritters were uninspired and flavorless , and the buche de noel, way too dense, not at all cake like, and cold from refrigeration.
For the price, almost 70.00 per person, it was a big disappointment. The staff was exemplary,
and very attentive, and did their best, but all in all, not a meal I wanted to tell my friends about. Not sure I'd go back.
This place was great! Celebrated our 10 ...
This place was great! Celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary there. The pork belly sliders were delicious! For the entree we each has the filet with lobster Mac n Cheese, it was out of this world!!! Definitely want to go back for more; the food and service were excellent!!!
I'm embarrassed to say it had been 16 yr ...
I'm embarrassed to say it had been 16 yrs since we last ate at the Firehouse, yet it seemed like no time had passed! Par excellence!!! We have now promised ourselves to not let another 16 yrs pass before we return again. Service, food and attention to detail was attained. I give everything 5stars. It did seem a bit noisy, but did not deter our experience.
We came to Sacramento during Christmas w ...
We came to Sacramento during Christmas week & made reservations at this restaurant our first night. We were glad we did. The service was impeccable, the food excellent & the ambiance exceptional! The location in Old Town Sacramento was nice, giving one the opportunity either before or after dinner to walk around & see the shops.
We found the service to be somewhat lack ...
We found the service to be somewhat lacking--had to ask for bread after 1/2 hour from being seated, had to check on meals after two hours of waiting. Food was all very good, although the romain salad was quite skimpy and the salmon was a very small portion without much accompanying it, not worth the price.
We go to the Firehouse every year for a ...
We go to the Firehouse every year for a holiday lunch. This will have been our last time; picking a new place next year. The service was not good (I had to ask for a drink; they immediately wanted to know what our order for food would be, neglecting to ask about cocktails or appetizers); the waitress seemed rushed and she was a bit rude, the Chardonnay was bland and acidic, and the food wasn't any better than Ten22 down the street for half the price. Also, the vibe was retirees. Oh well, we had a good run for the last 10 years.
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