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
Wonderful evening. The meal and service ...
Wonderful evening. The meal and service were outstanding. The salads were fresh and tasty. The pork dish was tender and perfectly seasoned. We will be back as we had a very special evening
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.
The ambiance is perfect when your looki ...
The ambiance is perfect when your looking for that high end dinner experience. The bar is welcoming and the service was genuine and warming. Excellent drinks, food, wine and presentation.
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.
Favorite place to take out of towners! ...
Favorite place to take out of towners! Great for lunch with friends. Great for dinner with your hubby or good friends. Great for a wedding or shower!!
Disappointed could not eat in the courty ...
Disappointed could not eat in the courtyard , it really didn't need to be closed, as the evening was not that hot outdoors
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 dinner portions were so small that i ...
The dinner portions were so small that it was a rip off.
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.
Nice place but food was somewhat bland, ...
Nice place but food was somewhat bland, didn't taste all the favors. Ordered lamb med well and was red ordered steak medium rare and was like warm in middle. Didn't want to complain because waited an hour for main course to come. We had ordered our main dishes and about 24 more people came in right after that, all 24 people received their dinner plates before we received ours with no apology. Waiter very nice but didn't have control over his tables. Waited 20 minutes to receive check after we said we were done. Dinner for two took 2.5 hours and we had no dessert.
This is a wonderful place to have lunch. ...
This is a wonderful place to have lunch. The courtyard is so charming. A real OldSacramento place, full of history.
Setting is a great place with old world ...
Setting is a great place with old world charm. Food ( filet mignon with decadent chocolate dessert) was excellent, the steak melts in your mouth. Definitely recommend, you won't be disappointed.
Fire house is the go to for a date night ...
Fire house is the go to for a date night! Great food, good customer service and sophisticated feel.
The three of us were well attended. The ...
The three of us were well attended. The food tasted great. Right amount on portions. Love the extra touch of palette cleansing sherbet!
Celebrated our 25th Anniversary and we c ...
Celebrated our 25th Anniversary and we couldn't have made a better choice. The service was absolutely top shelf! The food was wonderful. Highly recommend for your special occasions or when you just want a really nice evening.
Excellent decor and service plus great food
Charming classic settings with big tables, paintings and chandeliers. Impeccable service. And the food was excellent. Best of all, very reasonable price. Too add one more, the wine selection is super but mark up is pretty high.
We don't live in the area but take the opportunity every chance we get to Old Town Sac to enjoy the Firehouse. It is by far the best, most delicious, well staffed restaurant in California and beyond. Get yourself dressed up and prepare to enjoy an excellent dining experience.
We both had seafood. It all was cooked t ...
We both had seafood. It all was cooked to perfection and tasted great. I had Salmon and my date had the scallop special. We both were happy with our choices.
Service is better than advertised!
I hosted a dinner for three of my best friends from high school that I had not seen in close to 25 years The dining experience provided to us was flawless from appetizers to entrées. At one point we were even served by General Manager Mario Ortiz who was highly visible on the floor greeting guest. This place is destination dining!
Disappointed at lunch time
My husband and I have celebrated many special occasions over the past several years and decided to try lunch this time. I have to tell you that we were disappointed. The food was good, however, it was not excellent like it has over the many times we have had dinner. The service was okay, but not outstanding. We will stick with dinners in the future.
Special occassion restaurant
We came here for our son's college graduation. The restaurant is very elegant, attentive service and good food, extensive wine list. Expect to spend money. We had a party of 6. We ordered ala carte: a couple of appetizers to share, salads and main courses, and one desert to share and one bottle of wine. It was $360 before the tip.
Very nice evening, I don't know what the ...
Very nice evening, I don't know what the staff could have done to make it more enjoyable. Great food, great attention to us by the staff (not to much, not to little).
Delicious dinner, outstanding service
Delicious dinner, outstanding service
Didn't live up to its reputation!
We had made reservations for 6 on Memorial Day Weekend. The service was extremely slow although very courteous and attentive. For the price, the portions were small. I thought the menu was very limited in scope. I was very surprised that the seafood selections were so limited as shrimp was nowhere to be found on the menu. It was very pretentious and if you are only looking for ambiance in a restaurant, the Firehouse has it in spades. I was not impressed with the food.
Much ado about nothing
Much ado about nothing. Multiple wait staff swirling around doing mostly nothing. Stingy by the glass wine pours fot$$$. First course carpaccio served, screaming for a carbohydrate side Had to request bread, which is usually served upon seating. Wine list is notable for its outragageous prices.
I have done it, now moving on...
It was one of those experience where you build it up so much in your head that you are a little let down when you actually go there. Don't get me wrong, it was great food, fantastic service and great wine menu. It was pricey which was expected, but in the end, would I go back, probably not unless it is with a group already going.
Food was too salty. Overpriced. Server h ...
Food was too salty. Overpriced. Server had no personality and overall seemed bothered to be there.
Great eating outside this time of year.
Great eating outside this time of year.
Disappointing this visit, not up to past ...
Disappointing this visit, not up to past experiences.
Was the perfect spot for my parents anni ...
Was the perfect spot for my parents anniversary :)
Have you ever seen in movies where you g ...
Have you ever seen in movies where you go to a classy restaurant and order an entre that just sounds amazing! And then it comes ...and all that's on the plate is a small piece of meat and 2 leaves? Yeah, the entres are very small, really good, but very small coupled with a high price.
This is a great place to spend a special ...
This is a great place to spend a special occasion at.
The best restaurant in Sacramento.
It was my husband's birthday. I really wanted to spend the evening with him in an elegant setting, with lovely food and excellent service. (It was my gift to him.) And we got it there. My husband was happy and so am I. My husband said that we should dine here more often. Special thanks to chefs - the food was delicious! Pleasantly surprised with small "presents" from the restaurant - cucumber ice-cream (want to know the recipe), toast with smoked salmon, and chocolate candy at the end of dinner (this all is given to all customers). We chose the foie gras, Oregon mushrooms, an entrees with salmon and scallops. Also wine was ordered and dessert. We paid about $200. I highly recommend this restaurant for a romantic evening and for special occasions.
This is not The Firehouse, I am sad to s ...
This is not The Firehouse, I am sad to say. Chef Deneb is gone, and so is the menu we loved. I'm sure the change will be successful, but it is (sadly) no longer my favorite restaurant in the world.
Wonderful service. Nice pacing. And ya g ...
Wonderful service. Nice pacing. And ya gotta live a wine list w/ a table of contents! The "sampler" appetizer was confusing - it read to us like it should serve the table (especially for the price) & it was about 4 bites. Steaks & seafood entrees were well enjoyed. Vast improvement is needed as far as the lone vegetarian entree; unequal & unfair.
My wife and i dined at the Firehouse as ...
My wife and i dined at the Firehouse as part of our eighth wedding anniversary. Everything was wonderful; the service, the wine list, presentation and the meal. We were there for just under two hours and had a wonderful dining experience. We highly recommend this restaurant for any event.
Had an exquisite experience hosting 2 ch ...
Had an exquisite experience hosting 2 cherished relatives from out of state. As always, the food and service was exceptional. Once a price point was established and a few questions regarding preferences , the wine recommendation was perfect. This is my go to venue any time I want to impress my guests. For decades I have never been disappointed.
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