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.
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/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
We've always enjoyed the Firehouse for s ...
We've always enjoyed the Firehouse for special occasions. This year my husband & I were celebrating our mutual 8/8 birthdays with another couple visiting from the Bay area. Having enjoyed a matinee performance at Music Circus, we arrived before our 5 pm reservation. We were invited to sit at the bar while waiting; however being elderly, we weren't certain we could balance our rear-ends on the bar-stools! After a short discussion we were seated at our table. We were grateful. As usual our service was superb. Our waiters pleasant, helpful with suggestions, and attentive. My husband and I shared a delicious beef fillet cooked to perfection. Our friend's venison arrived at the table "lukewarm" and was returned to the kitchen. The plate was cold. It was served once again with slight improvement in temperature. It was rejected. The manager was called; listened to our guest's concern, and was professional in attempting to rectify the situation. We were surprised that even in a respected restaurant simple mistakes happen.
I had the fish special, which was wild ...
I had the fish special, which was wild caught Coho salmon. It was nicely prepared, skin left on, very crispy, the fish was cooked just right. It came with a sauce, and mixed grilled vegetables. Everything would have been great, except it was very salty. I also had a whole leaf Caesar salad. The croutons had a nice texture but we're also very salty. The mise en bouche and cucumber sorbet were a nice touch. With 2 glasses of wine and tip the dinner was $90.
This is one of my very favorite places f ...
This is one of my very favorite places for lunch and dinner in Sacramento. It makes
any occasion special and special occasions
even more special. The food is consistently
outstanding and has been for the forty years
that I have been coming here. The menu changes with the times and seasons so it
is consistently outstanding. The staff are
This was a special reuniting with an ex ...
This was a special reuniting with an ex gf ~ it is just such a wonderful ambiance and the staff is so professional, knowledgeable and happy with what they are doing ~ we also had fun with an outstanding tasting menu based on Mario's 45th Anniversary at this venue ~~~ Not my first visit and it won't be my last ~~~ I would recommend it to anyone ~~
I had recently had Beef Bourguigon in Y ...
I had recently had Beef Bourguigon in Yountville and loved it, so when I saw it on the menu at the Firehouse I eagerly ordered it for lunch. I was deeply disappointed. First, it was spelled incorrectly on the menu (Bourgogne instead of Bourguigon). The meat was dry and stringy. There were no carrots or pearl onions, just a couple of plain potatoes, and the sauce/gravy was tasteless. And finally it was wayyy wayyy too salty. The cold tomato soup was delicious but I would not go back to the Firehouse again for lunch.
Their courtyard is one of our favorite p ...
Their courtyard is one of our favorite places to just sit and relax. The ambience is perfect for that special evening, and the food is exquisite. If you're looking for a place to celebrate a special event, give it a try… You won't be sorry you did.
Although we have been to Firehouse many ...
Although we have been to Firehouse many times, this was our first time eating in the beautiful courtyard. It was very nice, beautiful flowers, fountain and a great ambiance. Once again the service was impeccable and the food mouth watering delicious!
Thank you for making our 35th wedding anniversary special!
We have gone to the Firehouse for our an ...
We have gone to the Firehouse for our anniversary for years and have enjoyed the lovely abiance, excellent food, and impeccable service. This was my birthday so my husband wanted to take me to a very special place. When we arrived we were seated in the courtyard, as it was a Monday night and the formal dining room is closed. We didn't know this at the time of booking, but found the outside very lovely. We both ordered the filet requesting that it be pink in the middle. My husband's was perfect and mine was brown and I returned it. The waiter said he was sorry, but a little indifferent in his mannerism. In a few minutes, the next level of sever came to reassure me that my steak would be out shortly. After aabout 10 minutes the second steak arrived and with only a slight pink tone to it. I didn't want to ask for a third try and ate the steak. It was tender and delicious, but not to my request. My husband mentioned it was my birthday and the waiter said, "Oh, happy birthday" matter of factly. In the past we have received a complimentary dessert for special occasions. Nothing. I felt I might have been offered something for the inconvenience of having to sit and watch my husband eat his dinner while I waited. But nothing. We just may have hit a waiter who was having a bad day, but it did leave a sour note with us. We will think twice before going back and paying $120 for just a filet and one side dish. No salad, no drinks. We wishyou better luck than we had.
We were celebrating our 50th Wedding Ann ...
We were celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary. The Firehouse has always been our "go to" restaurant for special occasions. Although they were aware of this via the reservation, no one commented on it. The hostess did acknowledge our anniversary but I guess we thought 50 years warranted a special remark. Our dessert plates wished us a Happy Anniversary, but the server made an after thought congratulations as she walked away and still no one asked how many, etc. or made a comment. Initial service was delayed and not timely throughout the dinner. Not what we have come to expect from previous visits. The food, as always, was excellent!
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary ...
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at The Firehouse. We made 7:45pm reservations and were surprised when we were sat at an open booth near the bar which created a lot of foot traffic and noise. It also didn't help that there was a 15 top in the same area. I think a lot of the experience would have been salvageable had we been placed in a more quiet spot. The service was phenomenal but the food left a lot to be desired. The "ribeye" I ordered was average. The wife and I ordered the Salmon and it was phenomenal. Overall, I would give the experience a 3 out of 5 stars due to poor seating and average food.
My wife and I were not too impressed wit ...
My wife and I were not too impressed with the value for the price. We each ordered an entrée only and had two beers and one drink, bill was $120 with tip included. I actually don't like restaurants that charge high prices for a small portion of food, however I suppose we are paying for the "presentation". Additionally, the beef came with green beans but I had to pay $7 for a "side". Compare this to Buckhorn Steakhouse in Winters and I know where I'll be going for all special occasions now. Despite the waiter knowing it was our anniversary, he offered nothing to compliment the occasion. Other restaurants have at least served dessert on the house. The waiter was also too "mechanical" with little to no personality reflecting thru to us. We left and realized that we were still hungry and to me that is not acceptable for the price paid.
Wine tasting pour was about 3 sips per g ...
Wine tasting pour was about 3 sips per glass. Some decent wines and mostly well paired but never enough to complete a small plates worth of food for the six course meal. Particularly true for the larger protein dishes.
Right amount of food though.
Not fabulous, just fine, mind you.
Neighborhood around restaurant super touristy and carnivalesque but not In a good way.
We went to 58 degrees and holding after. $14 -16 wine flights there a good deal and nice ambience.
The reason for a lower than exceptional ...
The reason for a lower than exceptional rating is because of the service by our waitress. She was not as attentive as we think she should have been. She delivered my salad to my wife and my wife's to hers. I had to ask for ground pepper. During the lunch my wife asked for additional bread and she said "no problem". She never brought it. My wife ordered the special COURTYARD PRIX FIXE which came with a dessert. When we completed our main course she brought us the desert menus and never mentioned anything about it. I had to remind her that my wife's came with desert. I can't remember that she ever went out of her way and asked us how everything was. Considering the was a special lunch celebrating our 48th anniversary I was less than pleased. :(
I ordered heirloom tomatoes with fresh m ...
I ordered heirloom tomatoes with fresh mozzarella as a first course. The tomatoes were nice and the dressing was good. There was, however, less than an ounce of cheese on the salad. It was ridiculous. I ordered a steak with sauce -- bordelaise I think - as my main course. The sauce was so salty that I quit half-way through the meat. I would not ever go back and I would not recommend this place to anyone.
Beautiful restuarant! GREAT SERVICE!!!! ...
Beautiful restuarant! GREAT SERVICE!!!!
Food was not that great for the price. It was my first time ever in my 34 years living in Sac and I was slightly disappointed in the food selection. Maybe it was too fancy for my taste....
Lunch was delicious. The Prix Fixe menu ...
Lunch was delicious. The Prix Fixe menu was a good value, with a salad of mushrooms and asparagus, fresh salmon entrée done perfectly, and a refreshing apricot sorbet for dessert.
The garlic herb and honey wheat breads were enjoyed by all. Another diner enjoyed the romaine and roast chicken lunch salad. The regular menu has many interesting options that we will be returning to try. The atmosphere was lovely and the service was impeccable.
High quality food.. The chef that night ...
High quality food.. The chef that night was Really light on the seasoning. Almost nothing so the meat could have been a ton tastier. Long wait but its a nice place to wait in. I also told my waiter I wanted a $9 glass of champagne that (we) found on the list which I bought 2 of. But on the bill the 2 glasses came out to $32. I didn't notice it until I got home and was very upset since the bill was already so high.
Nice place over all.
Despite warm weather, the temperature i ...
Despite warm weather, the temperature in the patio was perfect for four friends to visit while enjoying our meals and the great bottle of wine we ordered. Three had the sea bass special and thoroughly enjoyed it; I had a spaghettini dish with mussels and shrimp. The chocolate dessert our companions shared was "awesome;" I was somewhat disappointed in the creme brûlée. The creamy custard was overcome with the many berries placed on to.
All in all, a delightful midday meal.
Our party of 4 enjoyed the dinner at The ...
Our party of 4 enjoyed the dinner at The Firehouse Restaurant. There were some accommodations needed for one of our group. The necessary changes were made very politely. The food was well prepared and tasted very good. The service was very attentive.
We have gone to the Firehouse several ti ...
We have gone to the Firehouse several times and we have totally decided the Firehouse is the greatest restaurant in Sacramento. We were greeted at the door with pleasant maître and our request for a certain table was given to us immediately. The service was impeccable. The waiter gave us time to enjoy our cocktails, food was so outstanding and awesome. I had the Lamb rack and it was cooked to perfection for my liking. Our guests from Reno raved about the service, food and drinks from the bar. Also the wine list is wonderful with some grand choices. Can't leave the Firehouse without trying their desserts yummy! It was a perfect evening and a wonderful way to celebrate my husband and my Birthdays. My older Brother and Sister-in-law came from Reno to share the week-end with us and dine with us at the Firehouse. At one time our company use to sell the Firehouse Buffalo Prime Rib which at that time was featured on their menu for years. Then the company brought their meat business from California to Reno, Nevada. You will never go wrong when you dine at the Firehouse but expect to pay a little more than the average restaurant. However it is well worth it especially for a special occasion or to impress your date.
If your son-in-law is off in the militar ...
If your son-in-law is off in the military on their anniversary, this is the place to take your pregnant daughter for lunch. The staff couldnt have been more gracious and even wrote "Happy Anniversary" in chocolate on the dessert plate. Much appreciated! Food and service (Darryl) always outstanding.
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