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
The best, most relaxing and delicious me ...
The best, most relaxing and delicious meal we'd had in a while. The ambience was elegant and calm. Staff was clearly highly trained and professional- we felt like royalty. Historically significant location. Can't recommend Firehouse enough.
Appetizer and second course was phenomen ...
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 2 ...
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.
Arrived a little early for our 5:45 pm r ...
Arrived a little early for our 5:45 pm reservation, was seated promptly, waiter and staff very professional, very attentive, excellent meal, amazing dessert, definitely pricey, but well worth it for our anniversary dinner. Highly recommend.
I wanted to love this place. All the rav ...
I wanted to love this place. All the rave reviews! The drinks were stellar, the food just left a lot to be desired for a more refined eater. So many great eating choices in sacramento that do not overcharge like the firehouse. Both of our steaks were tough and one was over cooked. I had to ask the server to slow down our serving of courses and stagger them. This is a 4 course meal - it's not to be done in an hour! The room was overly lit and dated decor. Pork belly appetizer was dry, bread basket was delish. The Caesar was delish but my leek (with a tablespoon of chopped crab) bisque needed to be tweaked to allow for more flavor. $14 for crab bisque better be good! Steaks were $50 each. Sides were nothing to write home about. Mushrooms were cold, Brussels sprouts fried (yum) and lobster mac's sauce was a bit curdled. Save some moolah and have a more date-ambiance at Banderas!
This is our second time at the Firehouse ...
This is our second time at the Firehouse restaurant and it was great. The ambiance is wonderful and they take the time to make you feel welcome. It's the only "fine dining" restaurant I have ever been to and it was lovely.
My fourth time eating here. Still one o ...
My fourth time eating here. Still one of the best restaurants in California. I live in Southern California but whenever I come to Sacremento, I try to get to The Firehouse. The food is always spectacular and the ambience is lovely and amazing. Some of the best wait staff I have ever encountered. They always have significant knowledge of not just the menu but the history of The Firehouse, and it is quite a history. I
If you have the time, ask for a tour of the basement and patio.
Great atmosphere. Quiet and relaxing. ...
Great atmosphere. Quiet and relaxing. Service was very friendly and efficient. Liked having a salad option instead of French fries. The greens served were very tasty along with the crab sandwich. My dining companion enjoyed the stroganoff and also had a plate of greens. Pricing was very good. No more expensive than many less creative and tasty restaurants.
Absolutely amazing food, service and amb ...
Absolutely amazing food, service and ambience. Garrison and fellow staff made me feel like a princess, presenting each beautiful course in a carefully timed and beautiful manner. Delicious and unique food; particularly the "perfect" bisque and chef's trio. I've been to few other restaurants in Sacramento, but am still guessing that this is the nicest. Really a very classy restaurant without being even a little stuffy. 5 solid stars and worth every penny.
The food here is amazing, but be prepare ...
The food here is amazing, but be prepared to pay a good amount of money. Well worth it though if ya have the money to spend. Lunch is much more reasonable if you want to experience a taste of what the chef has to offer. The wait staff are very attentive and they like to bring out selections to taste that the chef has prepared complimentary. I love this place for special occasions.
We went to the Firehouse Restaurant last ...
We went to the Firehouse Restaurant last year for my daughters birthday and liked it so much we came back again this year. I love the decor and that it used to be a Firehouse. The food is really great. Not inexpensive though. A very impressive level of service.
Wonderful evening, went for the Dine Dow ...
Wonderful evening, went for the Dine Downtown week, very generous selections & portions. Service could not have been better, very friendly. Took advantage of the accompanying wine flight which was a good pairing for our choices. First visit there was 53 years ago & it just keeps getting better.
We took advantage of the Sacramento Rest ...
We took advantage of the Sacramento Restaurant Week $35.00 prix fixe dinner. It was good but the dessert was not their best effort. The chicken entrée was outstanding and the salad was good. The wine flight was excellent.
Came with friends for the Dine Downtown ...
Came with friends for the Dine Downtown Sacramento Restaurant week. The selection was good. The endive salad was ok, needed some punch/flavor though. I had the salmon with the wild mushroom risotto. The flavors were good but the portion was a bit small compared to a similar dish from another restaurant. My friends had the grilled Vande rose pork chop and chicken paillard which they very happy with. The apple croustade was lacking apples. The plum pudding was excellent, reminds me of a fruit cake but better. I would suggest to make the wine flight paired with the menu.
Excellent restaurant. Regular menu is qu ...
Excellent restaurant. Regular menu is quite pricey, so we took advantage of restaurant week. Set menu included salad, main course and dessert. Salad was nice, nothing special but good interesting greens including red endive, candied walnuts and a well balanced dressing. The chicken paillard was amazingly succulent (it is brined before roasting) and the gnocchi with brown sage butter excellent, firmly sautéed on the outside and melting silky inside. For dessert there was plum pudding and apple cake. The pudding was a lititle dry but came with a great citrus hard sauce. The cake was excellent but there was too much of it. There was an amuse bouche in the beginning and a cucumber lemon sorbet palate cleanser before the man course, both very innovative and strongly flavored. Service was very attentive. Overall a great restaurant. Valet parking and coat room available. Decor is Victorian with old paintings on the wall, and tables roomy (we had a classy banquette).
We went here for Dine Downtown. The serv ...
We went here for Dine Downtown. The service was amazing! However for the price of this restaurant the food was a little disappointing. The chicken was a little rubbery, like it had been pre-cooked the heated for serving. The porkchop was very tasted however. The dessert was dry and if there hadn't been ice cream on the plate I don't think I could have eaten it.
Amazing wine selection although I could probably not afford to buy a bottle here.
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