Fire & Sage
Fire & Sage

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

Getting there

  • 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
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Fire & Sage reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (18)neighborhood gem (17)good for groups (10)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (7)fit for foodies (6)notable wine list (5)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (2)great for brunch (2)romantic (2)special occasion (2)Show More
  • Nice place for a causal meal
    HealthspeakerVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    When we booked, I did not realize this is in the Marriott. No matter, food and service was nice. Good place for a casual meal with friends, reasonable price point.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh Fire
    creech
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Food was so-so at best — I think "lazy" sums it up best. Can't beat the location though.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MooreVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The macaroni and cheese was bland and did not taste cheesy. It taste like pasta and white sauce.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown DC Beauty
    tommyvvVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    A rare superb hotel restaurant. Looking for a high quality place after 9:30 on a week night can be daunting, but this sleek place provides it hands down! Awesome steaks and homemade apple crisp - Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty and Savory
    NziKush
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Had the Turkey burger and I really appreciate the taste thyme and other herbs and spices mixed into the burger. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice variety
    TomasVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Whether it's a sandwich or a full dinner entree, Fire & Sage offers very good food at a very reasonable price. And the soups are ALWAYS excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good meal
    ChikaVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Pleasant dining ambiance; lunch menu offers more items than sandwiches, including entrees, omeletds, etc.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceeded my expectations!
    cedarVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I 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:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fire and Sage lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Good service. The humus was amazing. Simple but delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fire & Sage
    KAON
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great D.C. location. Great happy hour; good food; excellent service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Meal
    bookkeeper44
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We 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:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OAsis
    DrmissannVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I 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:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't overlook when downtown
    RCfromDCVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Fire 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:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!
    AdamWayne
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    While 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:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've seen Fire and I've seen Sage
    PhilipDeVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Wings Ever
    DrebliVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    This 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:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nothing special
    MMCJ
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Food 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:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was a very busy night
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    but 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!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 521 reviews are from the Fire & Sage reviews archive.
  • great find
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I 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 Cup
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another hotel restaurant.
    PaulincAshburnVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I 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!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food just Ok; service very good.
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Restaurant 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good time
    kdin
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    My 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great on-site dinner spot for biz
    LKerz
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    My 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!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It would have been great...
    AnnetteDCVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    First 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:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • B. Gillis
    Bruce
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Good lunch offerings. Great service. Waitress went out of her way to please us.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • basic
    basic
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    food was basic and good but the noise level was a bit more than I expected. Service was uneven.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dysfunctional. No one in charge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Fire & 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:
    Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistently great
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    We 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:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    One 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 area
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    I have been here before, and always enjoyed the food. This time was no exception.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent location and good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    They 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:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place, Great Happy Hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I 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:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very pleasant experience
    TomasVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Had 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Nice Breakfast Find
    TomasVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    A great place to have breakfast whether it's ordering off the menu or the very nice buffet. Great service and quality food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We won't go back to this restaurant
    DClocals
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hmm, I know better than to
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Hmm, 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One more time with pleasure
    Elaine
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I 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:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    New 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:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Business Lunch Spot
    Seawind6
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Fire & 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:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not What It Use To Be
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    The 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet