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About The Firehouse Restaurant
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.
Sacramento, CA 95814
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
Be sure to clarify where you would like to be seated if you're looking for a more intimate dining experience...we were placed in a rather "public/service" space. It was fine for our occasion, but I wouldn't want to attempt a romantic dinner in that spot. The bartenders were hurried and not necessarily polite, but they were quite busy as well and could hardly spare a moment for a smile. Service and food were excellent.
Went to celebrate 21st year anniversary. All was excellent except, for what we paid, the food was somewhat disappointing; good but not great. I had their tasting menu. The courses served were creative but did not have that "wow" factor. With the wine pairing the tasting menu was $120, as I recall. For that price I would have expected more "wow"
My wife's dinner of scallops was outstanding, mine on the other hand, was the most disappointing filet I've ever had. They were gracious enough to remove from the bill.
Unfortunately, I just don't see us going back. Which is sad, because they have a great reputation here in Sacramento.
This was the first time at the Firehouse that dinner wasn't awesome. I've dined here no less than 30 times over the years, and I've always been amazed at how consistently spot on this place is. It was bound to happen. I finally had a dinner with issues.
The filet that I ordered was WAY under cooked and was barely room temperature when I got it. So this was likely a combined poorly trained cook and a pacing issue from the server. And frankly, any server that offers to take the steak back and cook it longer doesn't understand the importance of pacing and eating together. There is nothing worse than sitting there waiting for your steak to come back while everyone else is eating, only to get your steak and begin eating while everyone else is finished. And no, it won't only take a minute. How about you make sure you always have a chef that knows how to cook a steak correctly the first time. I don't send food back, and I don't ask for anything to be free. I'll let you know of the error, and then enjoy what I can. And then leave a review like this.
As I said, first time in 30 or more visits, so it's pretty easy to excuse. I'll be back... I just hope this isn't a trend.
One of my favorites for lunch especially. Even in this hot weather sitting outside was wonderful. It is very shady and they have a fountain which adds to the ambience. Our waiter was excellent - very attentive. We both had the special - devine! Seared ahi slices over a bed of risotto with a variety of shell fish and root vegetables in a mild spicey sauce. We also had a berry creme brulee to celebrate our birthdays. We were there 3 hours. Also nice with the valet parking for $5.
Our meal was superb! I had the del (rib eye) & hubby had the filet. Both excellent, mine was too much. Started with a stone fruit slider, palette cleaner, very tasted, great bread,great service. Jason was our guy, very friendly & helpful. The manager (Tric spelling) was his so helpful & knowledgeable.
As usual, our dining experience was outstanding in every way. The food was exceptional, the service was impeccable, and the additional appetizer tasting and dessert candy was such a nice touch. The decor is beautiful and dining at The Firehouse is a "First Class" experience.
Five long time friends enjoyed a fabulous lunch. The crispy salmon tostadas were to die for_______a real keeper. One in our party had the day's special, rare Ahi over noodles, and raved about it. Service was outstanding. We weren't rushed so we could chat as long as we wanted. We'll do it again.
The food was delightful! We shared our first course, the oysters. Exquisite and they were so clean. Best oysters I've ever had. The second course was a summer melon and prosciutto salad. The server offered to put black pepper on it, and I'm so glad he did! I would never combine the butter lettuce, prosciutto, honeydew melon, and pepper in a lifetime -- but the tastes blended so well together, creating an amazing summer salad. Then the main course came and I ordered the double R ranch filet and my husband ordered the lobster tail -- both dish presentations were beautifully plated. We each had a taste of each other's food and again, everything tasted like a dream. The whole experience was the best service and food I've ever had in years! From the fresh baked bread and butter, to the fig and wafer, to the apricot sorbet, and to the white chocolate truffle in between our courses, and the wonderful service from all of the servers and mait're d, my husband and I were beyond impressed. Can't wait to celebrate his birthday here, so I can treat him!
I have visited The Firehouse half a dozen times now for special occasions. I am always blown away by the quality, depth and craft behind the preparing of the food. Never, ever have I been disappointed. I continue to visit this place because the service is impeccable and knowledgeable and that makes for a well-rounded first class dining experience for me.
I can say our entire party all LOVED the Firehouse experience. The staff and our waiter were absolutely wonderful, the attention to details were over the top.
All dishes were prepared perfectly. Complementary items were offered between courses.
This is the place you want to go and take someone special.
This was our 31st anniversary dinner and we have eaten at the Firehouse on many occasions and had great service but this time the food came out on top of the previous dishes making us hurry to finish. The salad came out ontop of the appetizers then the melon sorbe came and we took one spoonful and the steaks were there. My steak was cooked perfectly but it was barely warm, the souffle was perfect. Our waitress and bus personel were great, But i think with only 5-6 tables occupied the kitchen staff were too quick.
We have eaten here many times and looked forward to dinner. Two problems: noisier than usual, probably because every seat was taken in the dining room and tables seemed unusually close. This type of food requires quiet, luxurious ambience. Also, though very pleasant, our waiter needed more polish. If you are going to charge top dollar, there needs to be a type of professional, attentive (but not necessarily overly friendly) server like there is at Biba's. The classy, attentive "Jeeves" makes a huge difference in terms of restaurant experience and desire to return. Food was great as always.
We had a most memorable anniversary dinner at the Firehouse. The service was excellent, attentive but not too attentive and the food was clearly made with the finest ingredients. The melon and prosciutto salad with vanilla and mint dressing was superb. The sweetness of the melon balanced perfectly with the saltiness of the prosciutto and the mint vanilla dressing was subtle. The filet and the Delmonico were cooked to perfection. The Firehouse prices are commensurate with the service and quality of the food so for the budget conscious I would recommend it for special occasion dining.
The Firehouse has always been one of my favorite Restaurants in Sacramento. Food is outstanding and every once in awhile they will feature something different on the menu like Venison. The waiters are awesome. knowledgeable and pleasant. It is very elegant.
My family of four, including kids ages 8 and 10, have different ideas of good food. My husband loves meat and potatoes, I love vegetables, and my kids are picky eaters. Every order suited our likes and was prepared to perfection. Amazing that The Firehouse pleased all of us. My vegetarian dish was exquisite - one of the best I've ever had. Who would have thought that The Firehouse could nail a vegetarian order! We enjoyed multi courses, including amazing desserts and cocktails. The downstairs seating, overlooking the patio (too hot to enjoy), was beautiful and the servers were flawless. I used to think The Firehouse was for geared toward the elderly, but this experience changed my opinion. My whole family looks forward to returning. Try it out, yourself.
One of the 5 best restaurants in the region. From the food to the service, it never fails to delight and amaze. Recommendations: You cannot lose with any of the steak options, including the lean Delmonico or the richer Cowboy ribeye. The venison is farm raised so the meat is wonderfully sweet and not gamey. The peas ravoli is a must try. And, above all, save room for dessert.
We have been there several times and it has always been excellent. The service is attentive and the food is excellent. It is expensive but in my opinion worth it. Valet parking is available for diners at a price of $5. Reservations seem to be a must as it is always busy on the nights we visited. They had 2 wine flights available which were a good value and nice wines. Leave room for dessert which is also a must.
Great experience overall. The staff, from bartender to host to waiter, were polite and helpful.
Our table was tended to well and kept very clean. Appetizers and sides were excellent. Palette cleansers were a nice touch.
Delmonico steak was slightly under-cooked. After sending back, we noticed it was still a little too red.
Food was good and the service was very good as well. Menu doesn't offer many options if you are a vegetarian and this is an area that this restaurant has a long way to go to improve. Wish the restaurant would enforce business casual dress code as we saw many folks come in dressed poorly for an upscale dining.
The occasion was a Birthday lunch treat for a friend and I know how much she enjoys the patio at The Firehouse. We had a lovely table, right next to the beautiful fountain, so the ambience was lovely. We both had steak sandwiches, which were tender and super tasty, served with cross-hatch fries. Very good and reasonable for the quality. If there was one misstep, it was the service . . . we actually waited quite a while for our waiter to take our order. However, he did comp us our beverages and apologized profusely. This restaurant is one of my husband's and my favorites . . . .no harm done. We will be back
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