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The Firehouse Restaurant
The Firehouse Restaurant

The Firehouse Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.firehouseoldsac.com
  • Phone: (916) 442-4772
  • 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.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Deneb Williams
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: The Firehouse presents a 7-Course Winemaker Dinner featuring exceptional wineries every other month for $145-175 per person. In addition, The Firehouse hosts a weekly wine tasting every Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for $10 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
  • 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.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: K & L
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is available for $7 per vehicle. Street parking is also available. Two city lots are located at either end of Second Street and we validate for 2 hours at these lots. A parking garage is located one block over on L St.

    Check-in on Facebook, foursquare, Yelp or Twitter with your smartphone and receive free valet parking with check-in. Show your phone to the server. Valid only with food purchase and during valet hours (11:30am-2:00pm and 4:30pm-9:00pm).
A word from 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. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Diner Reviews
  • "What a beautiful garden setting for lunch. And the food was AMAZING. I have to say, that for dessert we had rocky road semifreddo which is like softly frozen chocolate whipped cream. I would go back just for that! Best lunch in Northern California, hands down."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "A friend and I had lunch at The Firehouse on Monday 8-18. We were pleased to see that they offer a light lunch menu. We both had the steak sandwich and salad. The salad was so big that we both couldn't eat our sandwiches so they boxed them up for us to take home. The food was delicious, the best I've ever had. We got a more delicious lunch at a lower price than if we had gone to the Olive Garden! The service is superior and the ambiance is beautiful. Highly recommend The Firehouse."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We have been coming to the Firehouse for many years and the food, service and atmosphere are always excellent. Unfortunately, it is so pricey that we can't afford to dine there often. Amazing, but mostly unaffordable wine list. Great for a special occasion dinner."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The tasting menu was fabulous (though pricy!). Each course was amazing but if you're not a big eater you should pace yourself - we could only finish half of the desert! My wife said this was better than Chez Pannise."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We enjoyed celebrating our 34-yr anniversary at the Firehouse restaurant. As mentioned to our waiter, we got engaged at the Firehouse and it has since been a very special place to celebrate after all those years. We have always enjoyed their drinks but especially their food."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My husband & I enjoy going here for a night out without the children. The food is great. The service is good. We would definitely go again."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Very nice old world dining room with new & unusual menu items. Excellent service without being stuffy. Located in "Old Sacramento" which is a tourist trap. The restaurant is nothing like it's surroundings."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The Filet was done perfect and we loved the chocolate raspberry dessert with Happy Anniversary written on the plate in chocolate. The service was wonderful and food was delicious. Its expensive so we only come here for a special occasion or if its a company dinner! May try the happy hour sometime though!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The service and the food were outstanding. The ambience is what really sets this apart from any other resturant. It has an elegant atmosphere with a touch of class from what I can only imagine how the Rat Pack used to dine. Hands down, the best resturant in Old Sacramento."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "A very nice ambience. We sat outside and the weather was perfect. Menu was well balanced and showed creativity and flare. The only issue was that I told the waiter that I couldn't each blue cheese, so please substitute the blue cheese dressing for the mustard vinaigrette. When I received my salad, the salad had blue cheese on it. Though, I had only told the waiter to substitute the dressing, he should have anticipated that I would not want blue cheese on my salad as well. I had to send my salad back to have the blue cheese removed. They took the blue cheese off and used feta, but I could still taste the blue cheese. The salad should have been remade, not just the blue cheese picked off of it."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "My husband and I had our anniversary dinner at The Firehouse. We chose the Tasting Menu with wine pairings. It was absolutely amazing! We were not rushed in the least. The courses came at a leisurely pace and each and everyone was delicious as were the accompanying wines. Our son is turning 40 this year and we plan to take him and his wife there for this event. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was perfect; dimly lit, but not too dark, quiet and easy to talk to one another. I recommend this restaurant for anyone want to celebrate a special occasion and I particularly recommend going with the Tasting Menu!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "It is easy to forget how special the Firehouse Restaurant courtyard is. It is one of the best places in Sacramento to enjoy a long relaxed lunch. The food and ambience is outstanding. The service is friendly and professional. The combination is hard to beat."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Wife and I were looking for a kid free dinner out and remembered Firehouse. Soo glad we did. Great bar service especially from Jim. Our table was close to the front of the restaurant so that wasn't ideal but otherwise an amazing evening."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "First time dining at Firehouse. The food was wonderful. The staff's level of professionalism and attention to detail were impeccable. I'm sure we will return to this restaurant many times over."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "For all the changes inn Sacramento and the tackiness of old Old Sac the Firehouse is an oasis. The Louie was wonderful , the outdoor seating for lunch was perfect, the servers attentive. Am so happy that The Firehouse has retained all it's charm and ambiance."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The dinner, ambiance, and service were fantastic. Will definitely dine there again."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • " Last minute decision to take my wife out for a birthday dinner and found the Firehouse very easy to get a great reservation at prime time dinner hour. Easy parking with valet and food was first class. Highly recommend"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Two in our party of four enjoyed Filet Mignon and agreed it was the most flavorful and tender steak in our combined 92 years of life. The Thai Scallops and Lamb were also delicious. We recommend the cheese platter with honey and apricots as an appetizer. Our waiter was knowledgeable and pleasant. Every staff member greeted us warmly. We will return for a future night of celebration."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We took a chance driving 90 min . To our delight the most amazing food I've had .. Better the Gordon Ramsey's in Las Vegas.."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This was my fist time at The Firehouse & I will definitely return."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I enjoyed the restaurant the service was good the food was great but the time in the restaurant with my guest the best (seating arrangement )"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Date night Friday for us, ordered the $50/person meal that covers starters through to dessert. We ordered steaks medium well, and shared a lobster tail between us. All arrived cold, lobster tail not cooked all the way through. Service was fair, and waiter forgot about our food. Food arrived cold and the best part of the dinner was the soup and the salad. Notified waiter of bad food and he gave us 25% off coupons for next time, and said the chef and managers were embarrassed by their performance. The chef and manager did not have time to come by and talk to us. Why would come back to use the 25% off coupon? I wouldn't. The coupon was embarrassing to us. This place is over priced for what they deliver"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I'ts one of my favorite restaurants and has been for years. My son in his job travels the world and eats in some of the finest places and rates the Fire House in his top 3."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Lunch at the Firehouse on their beautiful patio is always a treat saved for special occasions. I took my friend for her birthday and we had a delicious risotto t). The service is always friendly and great."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We've always wanted to try this restaurant since moving here 3 years ago. I must say, it was the best dining experience I have EVER had ANYWHERE! The staff was attentive without being intrusive. The food was amazing, every course. Totally impressed by the restaurant. The way fine dining should be."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "From amuse bouche to palate cleanser, this restaurant is fit for foodie! The art of each plate makes the whole experience spectacular as they say, the food tastes as good as it looks... even better! Highly recommended and will be back for sure! Thank you for making my birthday celebration with party of 14 wonderful!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We've never been disappointed with a Firehouse meal. The food is excellent, and the restaurant has the classy elegance of fine restaurants in SF and other major cities."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Dining inside is a bit stuffy, but the patio is great. Food is awesome and our waiter was very good."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My husband and I wanted something special for his birthday and we hadn't been to the Firehouse for years. Unfortunately dinner was disappointing. It started out well with an heirloom tomato bisque that was wonderful. Then the entrees came. I really wanted to like mine, which was a caprese risotto. The risotto was not properly cooked and was watery. There is no way that any risotto should be covered with large pieces of arugula and melted buffalo mozzarella, all mixed together making the whole thing impossible to eat. My husband's $39 filet was small, too thin, covered with pepper and strangely lacking in meat flavor."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The restaurant is amazing. I have never been here and not liked the food. The wine list is awesome, the staff is friendly. They even gave us a complimentary creme brûlée to celebrate our anniversary. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Just a fabulous restaurant, indoors or outdoors. Has never let me down ;0)"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "It was a fantastic dinner. From the sample sent out by the Chef before getting our Crab cake, to some of the freshest and best tasting dishes we have ever had. The Chef came over to talk to us. That was so great. Best taste, best sauces, great prices and fresh ingredients. I do like the mixes the Chef had on the dishes. Every one was tasty. Our waiter David was helpful and worked hard to make sure we had a good time. In summary, great fresh food, great service, fantastic flavors and a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Simply the best restaurant in the Sacramento area----food, service, ambiance----it exceeded all our expectations, and shall return!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The overall experience was a good one but it would the service was a bit overwhelming at times. Felt like someone was stopping at our table every 5 mins. Tough to have a conversation in a situation like this....."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Every time we go to the courtyard for lunch, I keep my fingers crossed and hope they will offer their amazing French Dip sandwich. No luck our last visit, but the Apple and Brie Steak Sandwich was not disappointing. The Firehouse has been our favorite for decades."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "As the saying goes, you always left me smiling and satisfied."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Food, service and atmosphere outstanding. Great wine list"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Great good, great service. We felt like we were in the 1800s. A great experience."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Excellent Service. Staff was friendly and would recommend this restaurant for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The firehouse has been around forever and it is always so good. A wonderful place to take visitors, girlfriends or to have a romantic dinner. The outside patio is so beautiful and even on the hottest Sacramento days is cool as the entire area is shaded. There is always the option to eat inside which is elegant in itself"
    Dined on 7/9/2014