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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
Delicious meal. Watercress and pea soup. Friend and I had different sandwiches. I had the portabello mushroom sandwich with delicious fries. Would totally recommend others to patronize restaurant, and even recommend the open-faced ahi tuna sandwich.
However, I would also advise NOT to order the coffee there. Save your $ and go elsewhere. I got a double shot of espresso. Asked for cup of ice separately. Came combined and the worst cup of coffee. Should have sent back. How can you get a double shot of espresso wrong? Bitter, acidic -- tasted old. Did they just fake it? Had to ask for cream. (waiter didn't even bring a spoon.) Then asked for a spoon, then more sugar. But nope still couldn't swallow it. $4. worst part of the experience. I could have had a better experience even at Starbucks for $2.50. Whoever made the coffee did a disservice to the restaurant. Would have been a perfect experience otherwise.
We took my aunt to lunch to celebrate her 99th birthday. The staff was friendly and efficient, from the time we arrived at valet parking until we walked out the door. Our server and other staff members took the time to engage her in conversation, and she commented that she would love to come back next year to celebrate her 100th! The patio was idyllic and the food as delicious as it always is. We are grateful to everyone at The Firehouse for making her birthday such a special experience.
Celebrated my birthday with my wife for a romantic dinner. The atmosphere was wonderful and the professionalism of the staff was exceptional. The presentation of 4 course dinner was top drawer. The pairing of tasty wine with each entree was delicious.
I highly recommend the Firehouse Restaurant, you will not be disappointed.
My boyfriend and I went there for the first time for his birthday. The experience and service was great. However, I did make a complaint my lobster was bad and nothing was done. It had a pungent ammonia like taste. I expected better quality from a fine dining restaurant.
The Firehouse is a familiar dining establishment for me, fortunately.
Recently, I took my sons out to celebrate their birthdays.
The latest dining experience was sadly somewhat disappointing. They did not have my favorite appetizer trio. I understand it's seasonal (although all items were on the menu, just "spread out" into separate appetizers). The steak, lobster, duck - divine. The lobster Mac and cheese - sinfully delicious. I am not sure why we were charged for our sides, as the menu indicated one side was included with each entree.
I've had the "top of the line" service here, and, with our most recent (approximately $250 bill)...the "bottom of the barrel". The restaurant is beautiful, however, the background music, coupled with the folks around us, made it virtually impossible to hear the soft spoken waiter, and I struggled to hear my companions. I am usually seated on the first floor, and my heart dropped as we were led downSTAIRS to our table. I whispered to who was leading us stairs were something I was not expecting due to my bad knees who responded they do have an elevator; however, how embarrassing would that be for me (the only one in my party) to need to use it?
Our tablecloth was sprinkled with bread crumbs, which previous dates were almost constantly "swept" clean. Not once was our table cleaned on this evening of the fallen carpaccio, bread crumbs. However, water was promptly refilled, and, other than loud music, maneuving stairs, messy table, and nothing offered (like a complimentary crime brûlée) in the way of celebrating two birthdays...no other "complaints". It was surprising, though, as I was thrilled to introduce my sons to the Firehouse, bragged about the service, and wanted the experience to be a memorable and delightful one, in every way!
Valet parking is $9, but was convenient, necessary, and prompt. My son helped me with the step up from the wobbly cobblestone street, to the "sidewalk" leading the the entry.
We enjoyed a fine meal here at the Firehouse. Not a particularly broad menu, especially for those who don't eat meat, but the dishes we had were all excellent and they'll improvise if need be. Attentive service and a nice atmosphere. The slight ding to "ambience" was due to the room becoming a bit cool and drafty for a while but when brought to their attention they fixed it, to their credit.
Nice ambiance. Slow seating - our table for 5 was already reserved and set up, don't know why the hostess had us go all the way to the front and wait another 15 minutes (?) before seating us. Our table had ordered steak, venison, fish and chicken- all of them served luke warm. In fact my venison arrived a bit cold. The flavors were OK, not so special. Service was attentive. Not worth the price to dine there with your own money but good for business dinners.
Appetizer and second course was phenomenal. But the rack of lamb that was served was cooked well done... Not great... I don't think the server asked me how I wanted my rack of lamb and I forgot to mention that I would like it medium rare. Guess the chef or waiter didn't bother to come out to ask. I don't think a rack of lamb should ever be cooked well done..
I've been coming to Firehouse for over 20 years. I had my 16th and 25th birthday dinners here, my graduation dinner, my mom's 55th birthday, and many, many other memorable and special meals. Firehouse has always meant a lot to me. In all of my past experiences, they've had outstanding food and service. Last night however, both were outstandingly terrible.
My boyfriend and I arrived early and sat in the bar waiting for our 7:30 reservation. We weren't seated until after 7:40. Normally this wouldn't have bothered me but there were plenty of empty tables and no one else was waiting. Once seated, we waited another 10 minutes or so before our waiter came to our table for the first time and took our drink order.
It also took our waiter over and hour to take our food order. Both my boyfriend and I have worked in restaurants for years and know that even if you're juggling 15 tables (he had 4) an hour to take an order is ludicrous. I'm all for savoring a fine dining experience, but sitting at your empty table looking around for your waiter for over an hour is ridiculous.
We ordered appetizers, soup and salad, all tasted like they had been prepped days before and reheated. And then our main course. My boyfriend ordered Del Monaco steak, it was tough, overdone and just outright bad. I ordered the lobster tail. It was also completely overdone (the texture was like chewing on a balloon) and had clearly been sitting under a heat lamp for ages as the fricassee on the plate with it was literally burned. We sent both entrees back and still ended up paying over $100 for an absentee waiter, horrible food and an overall really disappointing experience. I was really looking forward to showing my boyfriend one of Sacramento's gems.
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