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Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub
Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub

Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://firehouse1.com
  • Phone: (408) 287-6969
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: M-F 11:30am-3:00pm
    Dinner: M-F 3:00pm-10:00pm
    Dinner: Sa-Su 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Matt Close
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Santa Clara
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free 2 hours parking across the street with validation.
A word from Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub
Gastropub noun\ˈga-strō-ˌpəb\ : a pub, bar, or tavern that offers exceptional food in a casual and comfortable environment. From succulent pork belly sliders to house made paté on our charcuterie plate and an incredible house-made burger - this is not typical bar food. Paired with hand-made cocktails, exclusive craft beers, and superb wines - Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub offers an experience unlike any other bar. Located in downtown San Jose in San Pedro SquareContinued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was ok - the wings were great - but service wasn't spectacular. It also felt a little over-priced for what it was."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I booked a reservation here for me, my husband, and 2 friends. I went out on a limb because we just moved here and I've never eaten at a restaurant in downtown San Jose before. I must say that I am very impressed with the food and service. There was a table available outside, so we were subject to whatever was happening on the sidewalk, but it was certainly entertaining! There is a parking structure across the street, which made it convenient to swing by for a quick dinner. Lovely food display, and service from a guy who truly loves the restaurant and was passionate about their food. Overall, a great place to swing by for a perfect blend of upscale and casual eats."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The Mrs. and I wanted a romantic but informal place to eat downtown. Reviews of Firehouse No. 1 drew us in. It's a small place with seating outside, in front near the bar, and more in the rear. The place was packed. Originally put in the rear but the noise made it impossible to have a conversation. The waitress happily moved us up front where we could at least hear each other. Food was very good. Pork belly sliders were outstanding (loved the chili sauce), and the cheeseburger (topped with a fried egg) was among the best I've had. Prawns were a bit salty but still good to eat, as was the veggie salad. This is a great place for young couples and groups who thrive on the energy. As for my wife and I, we'll go back on a quieter day."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Family and I made reservations and arrived at 8 pm after parking across street in garage - 5th floor. Nice perk that firehose1 validated parking. Noise in the back of building was too much for the family so we moved outside. Wait staff was gracious, prompt and attentive. Food was fantastic! I had the wedge and the angry shrimp. OMG it was good! Definitely will be back! Super Cool that the fire trucks kept cruising by and waving to the patrons."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We were in San Jose for a family event, and didn't have a clue where to meet up with sister and husband for dinner. I checked for restaurants online and found Firehouse, as well as others. Kept coming back, rereading reviews, etc. and took a chance. Lucky for us! The service was great (thanks, Jennifer, et al)) and the food was very good. We reserved an inside table, but changed our minds and only waited about 20 minutes to grab an outside table. Lovely evening, fun to watch the passersby, and quieter than inside. I would definitely recommend this one."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Very nice restaurant. Great service. Very good wine and beer selection. The cheeseburger is to die for. Service excellent. Good for a date, friends, couples."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Stumbled upon this eatery on OT and booked it for an early dinner before a concert down the street. Amazing small plate menu with creative cocktails and super friendly staff. Keep up the great work!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Tried out Gastropub for the first time and had mixed results. The beet salad was fabulous. The angry prawns was very tasty but overwhelming without bread - you have to specifically request bread if you want it and this dish definitely needs it. The fish and chips had great fries, but the fish was not good. The cocktails were old-fashioned speak-easy style (gin, bourbon, etc) and were rather sour but good if you like sour. It was a nice evening for eating outside, but the inside was rather unappealing, so I'd recommend coming on a warm evening."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This was our second visit and some of it was not as great as the first time. I got the angry tiger shrimp which is very good, but my fiance ordered his steak medium rare and when they finally brought us our food (it took much longer than it should have) it was well done. He sent it back and after another long wait he got a new one, which was medium rare-ish on one end and on the high end of medium on the other. All the other food we've had here is great, but I guess they aren't good for steak. We'll still be back for their other food and the good cocktails."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Joined friends for dinner at Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub? We sat outside since the weather was great and it is fun to people watch. Our server was attentive and the food wonderful. I had the Tiger Prawns. It was so good I could have licked the plate! The Mac and Cheese was good also and the hamburger looked delicious. We had chicken wings for an appetizer and it fit the bill. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "There wasn't much atmosphere (unless you're into the bar scene), but when I saw a rectangle around the Firehouse Cheeseburger on the menu, I simply had to try it. It was a tasty, juicy hamburger, and the fries were thin and had just the right level of crispiness. My wife had the chicken, also very good."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Very tasty cocktails here and the food was fantastic! I had the angry shrimp and they were just the perfect level of spicy. Not tongue searing, but enough to make me sniffle. The grits were probably the best I ever had. My fiance's burger was also very tasty! I highly recommend the Zu Mule. A great take on a Moscow Mule."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Seems like a nice place. The cocktails were very good. The night we were there the menu is small enough that it didn't appeal to me so we just had drinks...will try the food next time."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Wife and I had dinner here. We had the warm brie appetizer, cheeseburger, and some steak. Food was all very tasty. Server was very friendly. We ate outside which happened to be quiet. Overall a good experience."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Walked in and it had this nice ambiance to it. Place wasn't too bright or dark, nor too loud or quiet. Was a nice setting for a relax Friday night. Food was good, servings were a build small but we made due. I thought the drink selection would be a bit broader but other than that, it's a nice place to go. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Early dinner, excellent and friendly service. Tiger prawns on polenta were surprisingly scrumptuous. Our daughter had the mac and cheese, which was flavorful. My husband had the pork sliders. Crafted cocktail specials make this a MUST do for dinner or lunch."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The service was very good. We noticed that there was only one waitress and she had a lot of filled tables. She did a great job. The house made potato chips are very good. The pork chop was yummy and is highly recommended."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food was good. Not worth the price. Slow service. Maybe was a busy night? Won't be coming again."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "On the surface you wouldn't expect what appears to be a pub/sports bar to have such amazing food, but it does! Best food in San Jose hands down and the staff is amazing! And craft cocktails made to perfection to boot! I eat here every week. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Very good food, unique menu. I will definitely be back. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014