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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
We were warmly greeted as we entered the front bar, a host took us out to a beautiful leafy brick patio with well-spaced tables. We were seated beside a babbling fountain and were served by a pleasant, attentive waiter. My husband had the prix fixe lunch--ribeye sandwich and chocolate pudding cake. I had the open-faced grilled ahi sandwich and spring pea soup. The food was perfectly prepared and delicious. The oldies music was at the right volume--just loud enough to listen if you wanted to, never intrusive. I enjoyed the historic ambiance, the old-fashioned restroom, the quiet setting, such a welcome surprise, as the restaurant is situated along a row of tourist shops, and across from a busy freeway. We will make a point of going there again when we're in Sacramento.
Bartenders, hostess, and waiter were great! Busboys splashed me with water twice. Seating seemed cramped, and it was a little TOO busy. First time here after living in Sac for 30 years. Food is not worth the amount they charge. Filet was not good. Appetizer Trio was ok. Would not recommend as there are better food options in Sac... lots of them.
Still one of my favorite restaurants in Sacramento. My daughter and I come every year for Mother's Day Brunch and the food is delicious, the service impeccable and the ambiance well curated. Its a bit pricey for children outside of special occasions so she only joins me for Mother's Day. When the group is adults only the wine cellar is amazing!
Firehouse lives up to the hype. It is a slight throw-back with its somewhat formal ambiance, white table cloths and napkins. The service is excellent with no touch left undone. New flatware is never forgotten when used is cleared. Water glasses never go empty. Plates are cleared quickly, but never too quickly. Service is definitely leisurely, and although it is very busy, no one is rushed. Best of all, the food is really good. Ingredients definitely matter and the preparation matches. The combinations are interesting and well designed. Where else do you find Fiddle Heads? Yes, it is expensive.
We had a pretty good experience here. The good was very good and my steak was cooked perfectly. We had one issue. I let the staff know that we had someone with Celiac at our table. The server was very knowledgeable and said they take allergies seriously. When I was given my dinner, there was a roasted tomato topped with what looking like panko bread crumbs. I asked and the server immediately apologized and took it back. Mistakes happen and I'm glad I noticed before eating or else it would have been a bad situation. The rest of the experience was good. Beautiful historic building and a nice atmosphere.
The Firehouse is as much a dinning institution as the Capitol Building is a political one. It serves the best meal in town on a regular and consistent basis and has done so for nearly six decades. The service is so good it is practically invisible. The food represents the finest dinning traditions updated to modern tastes and palates with locally-sourced ingredients. The wine cellar is so extensive, when I jokingly asked after 1921 Dom Perignon, the wine steward went to check. For a moment, I thought they really might have it (for those not in on the joke, the 1921 Dom is the very first year this storied champaign was issued. It is a great year and only about three drinkable bottles are known to exist). The oysters were so fresh I swear the kitchen put on a diving suit and dragged them out of the ocean for our dinner. The Steak Delmonico was better than what Delmonico's would have done. The lobster mac and cheese is the ideal meeting of lobster and comfort food.
This restaurant sets the standard for all a restaurant could be. I am a total grump and big complainer, but there is simply nothing to improve at the Firehouse. I started eating there when I was in high school in the 1970s and it has never failed to provide the perfect dinning experience in the forty years plus I've eaten there. If one is going to have only one meal in Sacramento, have it at the Firehouse.
Service and food was great! My only criticism comes in the restaurant's misleading customers: their online menu (here on OpenTable) is completly different than in the restaurant. The also advertise their happy hour but do not conspicuously state that you must seat at the bar in order to have access to Happy Hour options. This made the first impression disappointing - we nearly left as it seemed nothing was as it was advertised.
A nice meal in a quiet, upscale atmosphere. Most menu options are a la cart, so it is quite pricey. The waiter helped choose a quite acceptable wine that was lower priced as compared to most wines on the list. All in all, a nice evening celebrating my son's birthday.
We have eaten here before and have always loved it. But this visit was a little different. While the service and atmosphere was perfect the food was only very good instead of great. The steak that usually melts in your mouth was chewy and had little taste. We hope this was a glitch in their usual great ways. We can only hope so as we usually love this place
I have eaten at Firehouse four years ago for a special gathering of friends and I wanted to go back to revisit the wonderful time we've had. I was not disappointed. In fact, I was more impressed with my second visit two days ago. Instead of eating at the patio, we sat in the main dining room where the ambience was beautiful and sophisticated. Our server, Kristy, was part of the exceptional dining experience we had. She was knowledgeable about the menu, engaged and attentive. Just the right touch of an experienced waitress made our evening a touch more special and memorable. The grand marnier shuffle was to die for and was worth ordering ahead of time. I have dined at many fine restaurants in the past but this one will be one of the most special ones that I now have to go back to again for a special occasion in the future.
Second visit to the Firehouse but this time I was disappointed. It's a lovely room, good service although it seemed there were a few too many wait person overseeers in dark suits who were dressed more formally than the patrons.
We received a pathetically tiny amuse bouche of a smaller than postage size graham cracker with an even tinier topping and followed by a small ball of cucumber sorbet. Could really do without these little niceties.
The bread was ok, nothing special. They proudly announced that the Cesar salad was prepared minus anchovies - so not a real Cesar and who sees the pulverized tasty little fishes anyway!
The entrees were few and even though they covered all the bases of chicken, fish, pork, lamb and even venison - there was only one preparation of each and none seemed appealing enough to be an easy choice. In addition, the prices were jaw droppingly high as were the wine offerings.
In the future, I might give the Firehouse one more try, but for lunch and perhaps choose from the more varied and affordable appetizer list.
I went to the Firehouse on a dinner outing with my brother and his wife. We were not impressed. The service was very slow. It took us three hours to get through three courses. The food was "ok", but not what we expected. The tab was $400. Earlier in the week I went to the Mikuni restaurant in Elk Grove and had a great dinner for six people for the same price.
This is the first " nice "restaurant my husband took us to almost 50 years ago! We go every year on our Anniversary .We just had our 48th Anniversary. We r so glad The Fireshouse is still going strong. Looking to celebrate our 50 th Anniversary there in a few years. The food, service , and ambiance are all still outstanding.
This was me and my husband's second time eating here. And just like the first it did not disappoint on any level. The wine selection & choice was perfection. I ordered the lamb which was cooked perfectly. My husband ordered the delmonico steak. We both let out a "yum" as we took our full bite. Service is impeccable. I would highly recommend for a date or business meal. This place definitely impresses us each visit, so much so that anytime we go back to Sacramento this will be our only spot for dinner.
This has become our new favorite special restaurant. I'd only been to the Firehouse before for lunch. The food was fabulous. Even the specialty cocktail (Eyes of Egypt) was unusual and a great flavor combination. We'll be bringing our friends here for their anniversary next month.
Enjoyable lunch. Wife is currently on crutches so the valet parking was a real plus for $5! Every contact with the employees was outstanding and the food recommendations by the wait staff was perfect. Extensive and reasonably priced wine list. We will be back soon.
This is a special place in Sacramento! Old-school style service and ambiance, with modern cuisine. It's a fine dining experience with an especially inventive chef's tasting menu. Our server Sean was extremely attentive and knowledgeable about our food and wines, and took time to talk to us on a personal level. We will definitely be back many, many times.
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