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 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
A friend and I were there on a Tuesday n ...
A friend and I were there on a Tuesday night prior to a show at the Golden 1 Center. I have been to the Firehouse before and it was great. This time the service was so slow. The pre meal demitasse soup was lukewarm. It came before the cocktails. The salad was average and arrived with the drinks. The wine came a few minutes later. My friends seafood was tough and overcooked. My steak was good but nothing spectacular. All in all very average for a premium price. Won't be back.
Really wanted to give 5 star for food, b ...
Really wanted to give 5 star for food, but our steaks were not exceptional, which they should be since this is the now the star of the menu. They were good not great. In fact, we were misled re: ordering based on color and one of our steaks was very over-cooked even though we asked clearly. Salads were great. Apps were great. The dessert menu is unappealing to us, and we are dessert eaters in general. Our service was efficient if a bit rushed feeling. Sommeliers are excellent and wine is excellent. Coffee excellent. We will keep trying. Oh, and the sides were fantastic.
I've been to the Firehouse multiple time ...
I've been to the Firehouse multiple times in the past few years. However our most recent visit on Thanksgiving Saturday was disappointing. The bartender was excellent, the meals were great but the service was lacking. The hostess was territorial about seating guests. We had asked for a table along the wall but told that was not possible since "those" tables were reserved.....we too had a reservation. Another couple were informed the same and they ended up leaving. Please share with staff that a smiling hostess is a welcome gesture. The young lady clearing tables could use a crash course on customer service skills. Throughout the evening the vibe appeared tense. The wait staff need to relax and enjoy & engage their guests.
I had high hopes for this restaurant giv ...
I had high hopes for this restaurant given it's history and reviews, however, I was greatly underwhelmed in their Thanksgiving meal. The organic turkey had the texture and tasted of processed turkey and served luke warm. The pumpkin pie shell was rock hard and the pie itself had unmixed clumps of salt. What a disappointment. Incredible price gauging at it's best. The Thanksgiving meal on the Delta King is a much better deal - better food, better variety, all you can eat and an entire crew at your service. The Firehouse is an empty house, no Fire!
Had Thanksgiving dinner at the Firehouse ...
Had Thanksgiving dinner at the Firehouse. The restaurant was very busy. Service was slow, though the waiter was friendly and obviously doing his best. The food was good, not great. The salad was uninspiring with mixed greens and apples but little else. The turkey was moist and flavorful, but we were given no choice of light or dark meat. The dressing and cranberry sauce were tasty but portions were small. The dessert was disappointing. The bread pudding was dry. The individual sized pumpkin pies had rubbery crusts. Overall, expected more from this well regarded establishment.
I was expectingan amazing dinner. But I ...
I was expectingan amazing dinner. But I got an OK dinner. Not really a memorable meal. I was disappointed.
The pumpkin pie wasn't pie it was a small tart with too much pastry. Was hoping for a wonderful meal...didn't happen.
We arrived early. Hostess indicated she ...
We arrived early. Hostess indicated she may be able to seat us early. 1/2 hour later still waiting. Went to check on seating, the hostess never checked us in as early arrivals. Wine cellar may be a treat for some but the scent from the cellar did not help my meal. I smelled the wine cellar more than my meal. Overall. Not a very pleasant experience. Called the valet for our car, still had to wait 15 minutes before our car came. Not our best Thanksgiving memory.
We went to the Firehouse for Thanksgivin ...
We went to the Firehouse for Thanksgiving Dinner. They had a set four course menu with options for the third (main) course and dessert. The service was exceptional and all of the food options delicious. The ambience, service, presentation and food were well worth the money. The Firehouse maintained its reputation for one of Sacramento's finest.
Their Thanksgiving dinner, for $60 per p ...
Their Thanksgiving dinner, for $60 per person, featured a processed turkey roll, of the kind you might find in an ordinary turkey sandwich. The other courses were satisfactory to good. We would have paid not more than $25 for this meal.
My wife and I had a great Friday night d ...
My wife and I had a great Friday night dinner date at the Firehouse restaurant. Our reservation was at 8:00 pm, so there wasn't much people there, which we did not mind. The service was exceptional, the food was good and the place was great.
Met friends for dinner and had a great t ...
Met friends for dinner and had a great time. Our server was excellent and had a sense of humor, which added fun to the evening. The food was very good. It was a bit pricey, but we all had a great time, so worth it.
I really like firehouse but I was upset ...
I really like firehouse but I was upset they don't split entrees anymore like they used to.
Also on my way out of the bathroom the door doesn't stay open as someone was in front of me and the door hit me in the arm and it hurt really bad.
Celebrated our 27th Anniversary and had ...
Celebrated our 27th Anniversary and had a tough time choosing a great restaurant as there are many in the Sacramento area. We had never been to the Firehouse, their menu looked great and we've heard nothing but good from our friends. By the end of the evening, this was one of the best dinners we've had in a long time. The service, ambiance, wine list (largest I've ever seen) and food (the lobster was amazing) was all EXCELLENT!!!
Server was negligent. Food was average. ...
Server was negligent. Food was average. Setting is lovely. It was our anniversary. Told my husband we could have had the same food, better service and one quarter of the price at Outback Steakhouse. Yikes.
We went there for our anniversary (we ha ...
We went there for our anniversary (we had a wonderful wedding there the year before), so our expectations were high. However, we were pretty disappointed. The valet was disorganized (though not busy), our server took way too long to come to our table for what we thought would be to take our drink order only to have him give us the specials then run off, never to be seen again. After about 15 minutes we flagged down a bus boy to get a drink, whereupon a new server rushed up to us apologetically for some "miscommunication" between the staff. Steve was friendly, attentive and professional. The first course of wild mushroom bagattel was a little bitter, almost like it had been burnt at some point. The $49 Delmonico steaks were flavorful, but a little tough and dry. Unfortunately, the sauce that came with it was too skimpy to compensate for the dryness. It definitely did not feel worth the high price tag.
After having incredible meals there before at two weddings and a large birthday party, this was an overall let-down.
Possibly the best filet mignon ever. My ...
Possibly the best filet mignon ever. My sister and I were celebrating her birthday and they brought our dessert on your big plate with lovely writing saying happy 70th birthday. Our waiter was knowledgeable, friendly and professional. A Sacramento institution.
This was my second visit since their big ...
This was my second visit since their big change last spring, at which time I did not like it. This time, we found our way through the menu a little better, and I will say we enjoyed it much more. The steaks our table ordered were outstanding and this is what I will get here from now on since they fashion themselves more of a steakhouse now. The fish our table ordered was a notch below outstanding, but the presentation and accompaniments we excellent. The Caesar replacement salad was excellent and I will get it next time (yes, there will definitely be a next time) again. The bread was better than ever. Our service was odd...almost awkward. I look forward to a 3rd try to decide if I like it a lot or a little.
What a pleasant surprise! Not only did w ...
What a pleasant surprise! Not only did we take a step back in time with the wonderful facility but the evening could not have been better. Excellent service by Kristen and others and the food was perfectly prepared and served at the right temperature and with a classical flair. I look forward to our next visit...which will be very soon.
Great time. Great service. Best meal of ...
Great time. Great service. Best meal of the night was the mac n cheese w/ lobster. We were looking forward to some fancy meals, unfortunately there weren't enough flavored as expected. Overall, I'll definitely come back for more mac n cheese!
This is the second time we've eaten here ...
This is the second time we've eaten here and it was good but not "perfect" like the first time. Our first time set the bar (food and service) and we were hoping for the same. Unfortunately they changed their filet dish and the duck dish so we were expecting something different. The service was just okay. We'll definitely give it another shot another time and feel different when we leave.
It was very relaxing and comfortable. We ...
It was very relaxing and comfortable. We stayed over 2 hours. The lighting and temperature was perfect! The food was excellent. Firehouse is always so wonderful and we come here for very special occasions. Therefore i feel I must address some things
Here are few things that needs attention:
-my meal was not hot enough.
-The young man who brought out 1st small bite from the chef could not explain what is was....
-The waiters did not pay attention to detail/ kinda sloppy for ex....swept my fork into my lap... supposed to sweep away crumbs but after he was finished still plenty there.
-In the bathroom, it was very dusty.
We went in for lunch since the menu is s ...
We went in for lunch since the menu is significantly more affordable. My boyfriend, who is a sous chef in Sacramento, said that the steakhouse burger was the only burger in the whole city that he has ordered out and was successfully cooked to temp. The homemade bread was delicious as was the open faced Dungeness crab sandwich. The wine was also excellent but a little pricey for what you got. With tip the lunch bill was $70 for two sandwiches and two glasses of wine. We were seated right next to the fireplace and the building/ambience were great. The service was ok but nothing to write home about. The dessert menu and tasting menu looked tempting but be prepared to spend a lot. But the mantra is true: you get what you pay for!
The Firehouse Restaurant is beautiful an ...
The Firehouse Restaurant is beautiful and historic. We had lunch in the courtyard and it was lovely on a sunny afternoon. Unfortunately, the food was not nearly as nice as the setting. We had the $25 Courtyard 3 course lunch special and, while well-priced, it wasn't particularly great. The salad was very plain and tiny and the desert still half frozen, not freshly made. The lovely setting, however, soften the disappointment somewhat.
I'll start out by saying that my husband ...
I'll start out by saying that my husband is a chef, so whenever we go out to eat we do it with a critical eye (or tongue, as the case may be). The ambiance was great. The service was good. The food was underwhelming. The best things we had were the pork belly and a side of creamed spinach, which were both delicious and seasoned perfectly. Everything else was underseasoned. I believe if you're going to charge fine dining prices (and not have salt available on the table) then the seasoning should be spot on. It was especially sad to order a $50 steak (delmontico) and have it come underseasoned and plated with raw vegetables. In fairness the steak was cooked perfectly, which made the lack of salt seem all the more sad. Uncooked vegetables used for plating was a theme, as my duck breast came with what appeared to be hand-shucked peas that were raw. What a waste. Everything on a plate should be edible. The duck was also underseasoned. It makes me sad to say this, but for the money I wouldn't recommend going here (unless specifically targeting the pork belly and creamed spinach). You'd be better off spending your money at Mother or Ella's.
In old town Sacramento --- it tends to g ...
In old town Sacramento --- it tends to get busy on concert nights -- best avoided then.
It has classic meat and potatoes stuff
i didn't get what the 'Thai coffee deconstructed dessert was all about --just foamy coffee
anyway -- worth the trip once if you like steaks and local color
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