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 is $7 per vehicle. Street parking is available. Two city lots are located at either end of Second St. We validate for 2 hours at these lots. A parking garage is located one block over on L St.
Enjoy free valet when dining at lunch Monday-Friday. Check-in on Facebook, foursquare, Yelp or Twitter with your smartphone and receive free valet parking with check-in. Show phone to your server. Valid only with food purchase and during valet hours (11:30am-2:30pm and 4:45pm-9:00pm).
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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
I'm sorry to report that our dinner was ...
I'm sorry to report that our dinner was strictly mediocre. The menu is boring with way too much beef. The salads were subpar with barely detectable dressing and not nearly enough non- lettuce ingredients. We had a party of eight and everyone was disappointed with their entree. The chocolate pave dessert was fabulous and our server was excellent.
Having dined at the Firehouse several ti ...
Having dined at the Firehouse several times in the past, I found this experience to be lacking all the way around. Upon arriving at 915pm for dinner on a Friday night, I went to valet our car. The valet was rude and said "you know the restaurant closes in 30 minutes" trying to hint that she did not want to valet our vehicle. Next, I found the restaurant to be overly empty and staff seemed to be bothered that we had just arrived for dinner. Come on, its a Friday night and dinner here is not cheap. Not impressed with the staff whatsoever. Luckily the food was excellent and what I expected. Based upon my experience, I think it will be a long time before I visit again. There are plenty of other places which would welcome my money.
The Firehouse rarely disappoints and thi ...
The Firehouse rarely disappoints and this trip wasn't a "disappointment", but it wasn't as fantastic as previous visits. For starters we were seated close to the host stand and bar area. It was noisy and busy. We were against the wall which was helpful, but I much prefer the back section of the room. We ordered the appetizer trio and were completely underwhelmed. We won't be ordering any of them again. However, the entrees were fantastic! Salmon for me and filet for my husband. They were cooked to perfection and delicious!
The food is wonderful here, and the serv ...
The food is wonderful here, and the service is great too. They give you small treats in between courses, which is delightful. However, we were a party of 5 on a Saturday night at 7:45. They sat us at a table meant for 6 or 8, and it was a large round table and we could not hear each other across the table, so with the Sat. night buzz in the restaurant, we could not carry on a conversation that everyone in our party could hear. That was unfortunate. We told them we were celebrating a birthday, but we got no special treat for the birthday person. I recommend The Firehouse, but with these various caveats (go when the crowd will tend to be less, get a table that fits your party's size). You probably know this place is pricey, but one of the best restaurants in Sac.
The valet parking was a plus and not exp ...
The valet parking was a plus and not expensive. We were seated on time in a very comfortable booth. The room is very ornate and interesting. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Good food and drink timing was excellent. Overall met expectations.
This was the second time I came to this ...
This was the second time I came to this restaurant - the first was for a romantic evening - I was so impressed by the food and the service that I wanted to have my co-workers enjoy a special meal after all of the hard work they were doing on a special project. This place does not disappoint. The food is consistently amazing, the service is impeccable and the attentive staff really make you feel like your satisfaction is all they are focused on. Will be back every time I'm in the area.
Dinner on the courtyard at the Firehouse ...
Dinner on the courtyard at the Firehouse in Old Sacramento is a long-standing tradition that remains unique in our fair city. Others (e.g., Mulvaney's) attempt to capture the same ambiance but no one comes close to the Firehouse's courtyard. Our dinner on this visit, as expected, was very good -- probably not outstanding. My rack of lamp was a little tough ("grass-fed"?) and it should be served with the rack/ribs sliced, as opposed to having to muscle through it with the steak knife to separate the ribs. My spouse's steak was good, again, not exceptional. Service WAS exceptionally good; side orders (creamed local corn and creamed spinach with bacon) were excellent. Our salads of romaine and citrus with croutons was light and tasty. The wine list is the best in Sacramento (and prices reflect it). This is a place for that special occasion, or, I suppose, if you are a better lover of their food then we are, a place to seek out more routinely. The dinner tab reflects the high class of the place, so don't be surprised at an easy $100 pp including a couple of glasses of good vino with your dinner. Top it up another $100 if you want a bottle of decent wine, or further indulge from mixed drinks from the bar.
Outstanding dining evening . We started ...
Outstanding dining evening . We started with an oyster appetizer which was delicious and delicate. The salads were ok. We both ordered filet mignon that were each prepared to our request but with different preparations both excellent. We shared a chocolate cake with a salted caramel sauce and ice cream delicious but couldn't finish. The service was impeccable . The courses were will paced never felt rushed. Excellent wine list.
My husband and I were celebrating our 10 ...
My husband and I were celebrating our 10th anniversary, my husband and another guest ordered steak (med rare) and lobster. The steak was blood red and was sent back and still came back to rare to eat, his lobster was tough and stringie.
The service was the best that we have ever had. Besides the food we did enjoy it very much.
We will be back.
Thank you Donna L. Smith
Our dining experience at The Fire House ...
Our dining experience at The Fire House Restaurant was a revelation. The attractive décor, the exceptionally attentive and professional service, and the incredibly creative (and delicious!) menu attractions all combined to make my date with my wife a fun and memorable time for us. She exclaimed that the filet mignon was the BEST she has ever had! Thank you so much!
We dined at The Firehouse Resturant for ...
We dined at The Firehouse Resturant for our anniversary and it was an amazing experience! Certainly delicious and magnificently plated, the meal and wine was dream-like. We've always seen dining experiences like this in movies, and it was everything we hoped for and more. The staff was friendly, patient, and knowledgeable about wine pairings, despite me asking novice questions. I highly recommend dining here for special occasions and an opportunity to dress-up!
The biggest problem for us was the food. ...
The biggest problem for us was the food. The ambiance is great. My salad looked like spring greens from Costco with a light vinaigrette and a few sliced carrots. My filet was almost raw (ordered medium rare) and needed seasoning. I would not recommend this restaraunt.
My wife and I love the Firehouse and wou ...
My wife and I love the Firehouse and would find almost any reason we could to travel the distance to enjoy the hospitality and amazing food. We were sorely disappointed on our last visit. While we were seated immediately, they seemed to be at half staff. While we enjoy and savor each course, the length of time between each course was much too long. The chef and kitchen staff must be new as every item served was just not up to the standards we have come to enjoy. We can honestly say we can get the same or better at half the price without having to drive to the city.
My wife and I usually go out on Friday n ...
My wife and I usually go out on Friday nights to decompress but have frequently been unable to have a conversation over dinner due to loud music or feeling rushed to eat and get out of the restaurant. We were able to have a conversation and enjoyed each pothers company as well as the food and ambiance.
I always enjoy a workday courtyard lunc ...
I always enjoy a workday courtyard lunch; lunch at the Firehouse takes the edge off a workweek. New menu will take some getting used to and the new dessert just don't have the over-the-top flair of the old (and I miss the bombe terribly!!!), but still better than most anything else in Sacramento. The cool mist on the courtyard on a scorching Sacramento Summer day is a thing of beauty!
I took two friends to dinner. One was ce ...
I took two friends to dinner. One was celebrating a birthday.
As always, the service and quality of food was excellent. The birthday boy's Filet Mignon was slightly overcooked. It was whisked away and another perfectly cooked steak quickly took its place.
The bartender, decor, and food were grea ...
The bartender, decor, and food were great. The waiter was a hack. He made us wait a long time to order, interrupted us to chat, and didn't bring one of the items ordered. Poor at best especially for a meal that cost so much!
Party of seven. Very inconsistent qualit ...
Party of seven. Very inconsistent quality. While some were thrilled, two were overcooked, the pork being downright dry! Waitstaff was excellent! Cocktails were very good. The management type that interrupted as to ask how our meal was, should be replaced with a real manager. He looked very out of place, definitely not a hands on kind of person or just without any people skills. Most likely a family member that has to be placed somewhere that they can't cause problems. Not an asset.
The Firehouse always delivers on great s ...
The Firehouse always delivers on great service and food. Highlights included the Mushroom appetizer (glad I added it at the last minute!), oysters, and the souffle! It was excellent. I had to split the beef slices with my son. I really wish they would allow splitting of the premium steak choices as we would have preferred that because an order for each of us is way too much!
The staff at the Firehouse took such goo ...
The staff at the Firehouse took such good care of us. Service was excellent. We had only one complaint. We wanted to split one of the larger meals, but the menu told us we could not split it - the 12 oz steak. Disappointing. The waiter said he would check with the chef to see if they could disregard the rule, but we declined his offer. The rule didn't make much sense to us.
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