Fire & Sage
775 12th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005Neighborhood:
AmericanPrice: $30 and under
Fire & Sage
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.fireandsage.com/
- Phone: 2026618925
- Hours of Operation:
Breakfast 6:30am - 11am 7 Days a Week! Lunch/Dinner 11am - 12:30am 7 Days a Week!
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
- Executive Chef: Stephen Malfatti
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
- Special Events: Please join us this weekend for our Easter buffet! We will feature and enhanced buffet for $20. You can add on bottomless mimosas for an additional $10
- Cross Street: H Street
- Public Transit: Fire & Sage is located on 12th and H St. NW. Easily accessible via the Red Line to Metro Center as well as by a number of different bus lines. Main entrance from lobby of Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 12th & G.
- Parking: Hotel Parking
- Parking Details: Valet parking, complimentary up to 2 hours. Use Washington Marriott at Metro Center parking service, 775 12th Street NW.
A word from Fire & Sage
Fire & Sage brings you the finest in Regional American Cuisine in the heart of Downtown Washington DC. Executive Chef Stephen Malfatti uses the freshest ingredients and classic techniques with a straight forward approach. The refined chic look of our main dining room combined with brick oven classics and approachable wine list, delivers an unparalleled dining experience. Look for Fire & Sage’s daily specials and daring happy hour!Continued
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Fire & Sage reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since May 20, 2014
- Ambiance3.6Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (13)great for lunch (12)vibrant bar scene (8)good for groups (7)late-night find (6)notable wine list (5)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (4)fit for foodies (3)great for brunch (2)romantic (1)special occasion (1)Show More
- Exceeded my expectations!cedarVIPDined on 9/9/2014I did not realize when I booked this reservation that the restaurant was in a hotel. Often, it seems to me, hotel restaurants leave much to be desired since they cater to a captive audience. Well, no so, Fire & Sage. Our server, Bill, was very professional, seasoned and attentive. The open kitchen allowed us to see our meal being prepared. The food was very good and represented a good value, too. Nice wine-by-the-glass list, too.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fire and Sage lunchOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/8/2014Good service. The humus was amazing. Simple but delicious.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fire & SageKAONDined on 8/20/2014Great D.C. location. Great happy hour; good food; excellent service.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delicious Mealbookkeeper44Dined on 8/13/2014We passed by on the way to our hotel and made a reservation for that night. It happened to be Restaurant Week, so I enjoyed a wonderful 3 course meal for only $35! A rather large fresh salad to start, melt in your mouth filet mignon with roasted fingerlings and artichokes and a very good raspberry chocolate truffle cake for dessert.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OAsisDrmissannVIPDined on 8/9/2014I had a national convention meeting @ Grand Hyatt and I found this place 1 block away. The food was excellent and it was quiet, away from the hustle and bustle. I ate here twice. Loved it.Special Features:
- Don't overlook when downtownRCfromDCVIPDined on 8/8/2014Fire and Sage is connected to the Marriott at 12th and H NW, so may be overlooked compared with some of the more well known restaurants in the area. My friend and I were hungry and wanted to relax and chat while eating. She had the lobster bisque and a plate of sweet potato fries, I had the club sandwich and salt-and-pepper potato chips. Very, very good. The wait staff was very attentive, although they were busy. We spent two hours chatting without being hurried out. Will definitely return.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- What a find!AdamWayneDined on 7/24/2014While the noise level was quite high, we were seated quickly and our food was made quickly. I will say that the mixed drinks were not great (I had 2 different cocktails), but the wine list was long and what we tried was great. The pasta dishes were out of this world, especially the spinach gnocchi with mushroom and fennel sausage (the sauce was to die for but I don't remember what it was called). All-in-all, this is a great spot for a date night.Special Features:
- I've seen Fire and I've seen SagePhilipDeVIPDined on 7/23/2014This is quite good and contemporary American fare in an hotel, nothing daring and original but not completely predictable either. The wine selection is well above average, with the option of getting 3-, 6-, and 9-ounce pours, along with buying entire bottles.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Best Wings EverDrebliVIPDined on 7/9/2014This place has the best wings. They are fried crispy and with the Buffalo sauce or the Thai sauce, they are the best in the city.Special Features:
- Nothing specialMMCJDined on 7/4/2014Food was OK. We had burgers since I was after the fireworks at 10:00 p.m. The waitstaff was friendly, but was clearly way understaffed for a full hotel on July 4th. Food was unremarkable and would not seek this restaurant out. I wanted to book Old Ebbitt Grill, but no reservation available. Again, not bad food, just nothing to write home about.Special Features:
- It was a very busy nightKathyVIPDined on 6/27/2014but Bill, our server, manage to juggle his tables with aplomb. The Steak was excellent as were the mac and cheese and extraordinarily thin and fresh asparagus. Ambiance leaves much to be desired but the food was great!I would recommend this to a friend.
- great findSusanVIPDined on 6/21/2014I usually do not go to hotel restaurants but this place is the exception. The food is consistently delicious, the service great, and the prices reasonable. They have a large bar area and good happy hour prices, so great place to take in the World CupSpecial Features:
- Another hotel restaurant.PaulincAshburnVIPDined on 6/6/2014I guess I should expect it by now, but almost all hotel restaurants are less than noteworthy. Open Table seems to consist of three types of restaurants: Very expensive (and good), hotel restaurants (bland but passable), and weird (very edgy menus). Still better than going in blind!I would recommend this to a friend.
- Food just Ok; service very good.SusanVIPDined on 5/31/2014Restaurant is connected to a hotel. Not mentioned in other reviews. Crab artichoke dip was bland as was bread & chips that came with it. My Spinach Gnocchi was also bland; they left out the sausage at my request. My husband said his steak was great. He tried to order Key Lime Pie (listed on online menu but not available). He settled for lemon tart. Service was very friendly & attentive. The food needs an upgrade. Until then, we won't return.
- The following 518 reviews are from the Fire & Sage reviews archive.
- Good timekdinDined on 5/14/2014My friend and I came to Fire and Sage for an early dinner one evening and had a lovely time. The menu was varied, the food was delicious, and the wait staff was attentive without being overbearing. Overall we had a great time and will definitely be coming back in the future.
- Great on-site dinner spot for bizLKerzDined on 5/6/2014My colleague and I were attending a conference at Marriott Metro Center and decied to "stay in" for dinner the first night -Fire and Sage did not disappoint! The pappardelle pasta was fabulous and they willinging traded out shrimp for scallops. We started with the hummus appetizer -very fresh and on par with many of my favoirte Mediterranean restaurants back home!I would recommend this to a friend.
- It would have been great...AnnetteDCVIPDined on 5/3/2014First impressions means a great deal to me when I am entering a restaurant. The evening I went to Fire and Sage, the first impression was an empty hostess stand. When the hostess eventually noticed someone was waiting at the stand, she came up but was not friendly and told me that I was late. It would be one thing if Fire & Sage was the type of restaurant that is packed with reservations, like Le Diplomat, but they are not, so she needed to relax that my reservation was at 6:45 and I got there at 6:58. Anyway, the rest of the evening was great. The food was very good and our waitress was friendly and helpful. My review would be better but the hostess was the weak link.Special Features:
- B. GillisBruceDined on 5/3/2014Good lunch offerings. Great service. Waitress went out of her way to please us.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- basicbasicDined on 5/1/2014food was basic and good but the noise level was a bit more than I expected. Service was uneven.Special Features:
- Dysfunctional. No one in chargeOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 4/29/2014Fire & Sage is close to the Hyatt Grand and I used the app to obtain a reservation for business colleagues. When we arrived, the hostess was frazzled and stated she didn't have my open table reservation and that it always gets screwed up when someone uses open table. I showed her my commitment receipt on the app and the text but that didn't sway her. What was most troubling was that there were many tables available unattended. My party went into the bar and were served immediately. A few minutes after we sat down and received our drinks the hostess returned saying there was a table open. The hostess was very nice, but appeared to be poorly trained and unsupervised. I would return but I would not use Open Table there.Special Features:
- consistently greatSusanVIPDined on 4/28/2014We stop here about once a month, always great food. The happy prices include $2 off wine by the glass and appetizer special. I recommend the pulled pork sliders. The burgers are also very good. Entrees are reasonably priced and consistently tasty.Special Features:
- Nice!OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 4/28/2014One of my administrative assistants wanted to go here (again) for our Admin Professional lunch. Once again, we were very pleased with the experience. Food was top-notch, and service was very good. A nice place to consider if you are in the downtown DC areaSpecial Features:
- LunchOpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 4/16/2014I have been here before, and always enjoyed the food. This time was no exception.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent location and good serviceOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 4/11/2014They had a pretty good distinction between the bar and the restaurant side so it's not an issue if some one wants to eat with children. The food can be pricey for some but its quite fair considering the location and the food they serve. It's also a good place to catch up with folks during happy hour and the selection of appetizers is quite good.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Place, Great Happy HourOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 4/11/2014I went here to celebrate the last day on the job with my coworkers. I went here for the bonus OpenTable points, but I'll definitely come back, especially for happy hour. Split between three people, the bill came to about $50. That's including about six drinks and five plates. Other than the great prices, the food was really good. Make sure you get the wings. Finally, the service was great too. I'll definitely be coming back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A very pleasant experienceTomasVIPDined on 3/14/2014Had dinner there before a Caps game...wonderful. Very good food, excellent service and just a pleasant time. Have eaten here before and always have the soup whether it's their great French Onion or the soup du jour. This time it was an Italian Lentil. It was just superb. While convenient to Verizon Center, F&S is just enough off the beaten track to avoid the noisy crowds at the restaurants closer to Verizon. Just good food, great service and at a fair price.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A Nice Breakfast FindTomasVIPDined on 3/14/2014A great place to have breakfast whether it's ordering off the menu or the very nice buffet. Great service and quality food.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- We won't go back to this restaurantDClocalsDined on 3/8/2014The service (from being seated to being served) was bad. Add to that a lackluster location in a Marriott (which is NOT apparent from the description in Open Table), and this was an entirely forgettable experience. We both felt that the chef had a clever menu but the poor experience really overshadowed the food. The server did not even get my husband's order correctly even when my husband clarified what burger he was ordering. Given all the options in DC for a great dining experience, do yourself a favor by passing on this one.
- Hmm, I know better than toMikeVIPDined on 3/5/2014Hmm, I know better than to dine at most in hotel restaurants. Late flight and was desperate. Meal was passable, the service was really quite good, and the folks across the way were getting caught up with each other (loudly). All in all, ok, but in a gray dining town like DC I had hoped for better.
- One more time with pleasureElaineDined on 2/28/2014I have been to this restaurant many times. It's a favorite for me and a friend. Service is always excellent though this time the waitress was not too friendly at first, then more friendly later. Our choices for lunch were new for both of us, but as usual, they were quality meals, as always.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great foodSusanVIPDined on 2/23/2014New menu items same great service. Our waiter remembered us from a few months ago. Have priced desserts on Sunday, try the warm apple walnut crumble!Special Features:
- Excellent Business Lunch SpotSeawind6Dined on 2/20/2014Fire & Sage is my go to place for lunch meetings. The noise level is low enough that you can have a normal discussion without raising your voice, even with the tv's going and other diners near. The food is served quickly and is excellent. My favorites being the shrimp ceasar and the crab and corn chowder.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not What It Use To BeDisappointedVIPDined on 2/18/2014The menu changed dramatically, which was reflected by the restaurant being completely empty. The usual comfort foods that were offered disappeared. The new menu is not very good.
- The food was good...however,OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 2/12/2014The food was good...however, the menu shown online was incorrect. The reason the restaurant was chosen was because of the varied offerings...and plenty of them. When we arrived at the restaurant, the menu contained only a small portion of what was shown online.I would recommend this to a friend.
- This Restaurant Is Ergonomics.OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 2/9/2014Just arriving to be seated, the reservation area was very impressive and plenty of space.
- Great for hotel diningChefWhoDinesOutVIPDined on 2/2/2014The food is not the reason to go here; it wasn't bad for a hotel, but just could use a little more attention to detail. My chicken breast was dry and the risotto was undercooked, but all that being said, our server Bill was OUTSTANDING. He gave great attention to us and seemed thoroughly engaged in our patronage. He informed us he had been with the company for a number of years, and it showed. I left a great review with management because he truly did such a good job. Even with mediocre food, a restaurant can redeem itself with great service. Case in point.Special Features:
- PerfectionDisappointedDined on 1/29/2014I received my soup and entree in a very timely fashion and it was deliciousSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Reliable neighborhood secretrudydaleVIPDined on 1/28/2014Lodged inside the Marriott Metro Center Hotel, Fire & Sage has a built-in clientele, but remains largely unknown in a neighborhood bursting with more ostentatious eateries like Bibiana & Cap City Brewhouse across the street. That only means that you can always get a table here, but the food is healthy, original, savory and affordably priced, which to me spells secret neighborhood gem. My favorite dishes are the beet salad and the flatbread pizzas, but other dishes are also delicious.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- ReviewOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 1/18/2014Ask to sit in the back of the restaurant as sitting in the front area means you catch the draft of cold air every time someone opens the hotel doors. The food is really good, and I really liked the mango raspberry sorbet.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Superb hotel restaurantPhilipDeVIPDined on 1/16/2014I enjoyed the concept. Creative, interesting food, reasonably priced, with wines by the glass available in three different sizes.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.