The Firehouse Restaurant
The Firehouse Restaurant

The Firehouse Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.firehouseoldsac.com/
  • Phone: 9164424772x
  • 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: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
The Firehouse Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
255 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (209)romantic (189)notable wine list (149)fit for foodies (139)great for outdoor dining (83)great for lunch (51)good for groups (45)neighborhood gem (44)great for brunch (19)scenic view (17)hot spot (12)late-night find (10)vibrant bar scene (9)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Great Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Amazing food, great ambiance, and even better service. It is a great restaurant for a romantic dinner for two. Each plate is so well thought out and every flavor accentuates its accompanying ingredients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excelent overall experience
    PatrickVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    we showed up with 19 people and the staff handled this unexpected group expertly. Food was excellent. Service spot on and friendly. Little pricey but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Romantic Dinner Experience
    EveNJay
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We went to celebrate our 11 year anniversary and we felt in love we the restaurant. Best everything ever. If you don mind pays little more than a normal restaurant this is the place to go. You definitely get what you pay for and more.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gastronomic and Historical Gem
    1hotgolfer
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    A friend and I celebrated a upturn in events in her life with lunch, and the Firehouse was the perfect choice. From the greeting by the young man behind the bar, thru lunch...the Pork Belly w/sweet and sour pears and sesame seed crust, Steakhouse Burger with horseradish cheese and sautéed mushrooms on a brioche bun, and the Apple and Brie Ribeye Steak Sandwich w/caramelized apple chutney and watercress served on grilled focaccia...to paying the bill, it was an incredible experience. Neither of us had ever tasted a better steak sandwich, and the burger was outstanding. The next day, I checked my contact list on my cell looking for another friend with whom to enjoy lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad experience
    Unhappydiners
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My husband and I have chosen The Firehouse for special occasions numerous times. However, we had a very unfortunate experience when paying our bill on Sunday, October 12th. To make a very long story short, our waiter charged our Visa debit card for someone else's meal & after my husband signed off on our correct amount. We discovered the error when we returned home that night & called right away. The unfortunate thing is that the night manager couldn't really explain how the error could have happened and a subsequent call to his manager yesterday only made the mistake more confusing. An owner spoke to my husband today & assured him that the error was corrected. However, the over-charged amount is still pending & deducted from our bank acct.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MEaster542
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Has become a go to place for us. Wonderful Food. Great Service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Firehouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Good restaurant, but didn't live up to it's reputation
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jam1VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    As usual, the service and food were outstanding and is the reason we continue to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I cant find anything wrong with this restaurant. Food and service that they provided were excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disapointing
    traveler
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    From the time that we walked in and the hostess said we were the birthday party(it was to be a surprise) to the very poor service and continuing to the valet service this was not a good experience. The waiter took away menus before we ordered, failed to deliver an ordered drink, and did not greet us. The fish special was not great. He also described the special that was wrong, or the kitchen made it differently than represented. The food deliver person was mixed up on who got which dish. Service was very unpolished and this should not occur with a restaurant of the Firehouse's claimed quality.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • An Amazing Experience!
    IraLivor
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Easily one of the best meals I've ever tasted, if not thee best. The chief had even thrown in a couple of extra, free tasty treats to accompany our meal. Our waiter was excellently informed and helped us choose a perfect bottle of white wine to pair with our food. He earned every cent of his $40 tip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another fabulous experience
    Daivsgirl
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The Firehouse is the "go-to" place for top-notch service and food. Yes, it is expensive, but soooooo worth it. The Steak Delmonico was OUTSTANDING and the wine that our server paired with it was perfect, and not the most expensive on the list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The tomato bisque was amazing!
    Mcorn91
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Went for my anniversary and it's was amazing! The tomato bisque and Creme brûlée were to die for! Definitely a special occasion restaurant because it is very pricy but worth it! They bring the food out super fast and bring you palette cleansers like lemon cucumber sorbet in between courses. I would recommend the getting the dinner for 2 because you get more bang for you buck it comes with an appetizer, filet mignon and a desert which I would highly recommend the Creme brûlée I couldn't stop eating it and I don't even like sweets that much. I can't wait to go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the Best in the Area
    OpineMinded
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Everything was outstanding. No weak points anywhere in our experience. Quick to get our table; prompt, attentive service; everything from the bread to entrees to dessert was 5 stars. One of the best dining experiences in my 9 years of living here. Rare for the Sacramento area. We strongly recommend the Firehouse if you are looking for elegance and quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Add Firehouse to your bucket list
    Cindylu
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We have wanted to go to the Firehouse for sometime. We finally made online reservations to go and everything was perfect. From the moment we walked in. The service, food and ambiance was a night to remember.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fire House
    TenorBill
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I think they try a little too hard to make their selections different, but never-the-less the food is really good. The service was attentive but it did take two hours. The wine list is intimidating in length. How many people can make any sense out of three full pages of Silver Oak Cabernet?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Remains Outstanding
    Heath
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Four of us had lunch at 1:00 pm in the outdoor patio and both the service and food were outstanding. The salads were crisp and the meat tender. We will continue to enjoy talking with friends over a great meal at the Firehouse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Upscale Place
    UpscalePlace
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Very nice white tablecloth place to take someone for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night Lovers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    What a delightful evening. My husband and I were celebrating a business deal and wants to have a nice overnight getaway. The Firehouse Chef's menu for two caught our eye as we perused restaurant in OK Sac. So, glad we stumbled across it. Food was wonderful, service very attentive and when I didn't care for one of the wine parings our waiter wasted no time in bringing us one more to our liking. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Firehouse is Superb !
    Brie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I brought my Niece to Firehouse to celebrate her 22 nd birthday but I feel like we both were celebrated at this establishment. From the moment we walked in the atmosphere was sophisticated and elegant. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Our server was very friendly and informative about each course we had. We enjoyed a three course dinner plus dessert and there wasn't one thing that was not absolutely incredible. My niece and I both do not like mayonnaise but we both enjoyed the crabcake, she doesn't like avocado and I do not like tomatoes. However, we both enjoy both in the dishes that contained them. But the highlight of the evening had to be the Pork Belly! It is a must for anyone to try and don't forget the desserts!!! FANTASTIC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful lynch setting
    Lynda
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The patio was a perfect spot to celebrate my aunt's 77 birthday. Good was fabulous and service a delight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for business meetings
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    They have a beautiful patio that is perfect when the weather is good. The patio is large enough to separate are business group from the buzz of the other tables. Great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    Jayne
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Everything was FANTASTIC! We've been going to the Firehouse since it opened in the 60s... Our latest dinner was probably one if the best And for a Wednesday nite it was packed!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    KCalVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Everything about The Firehouse is perfect, the exquisite service, the delicious food, the beautiful courtyard seating area and the overall feel of the place. The cheese plate, heirloom tomato and mozzarella stack, the fruti de mare, the filet, the steak delmonico and the creme brulee were our dishes and all were perfect. Give the half-off wine list a look as well, you can find great wines to try at prices you would pay in a store, or less.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice but pricy
    Batman
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    This is the second time I have gone to the Firehouse. Reservations were simple through the opentable.com site and I entered under "special information" that it was our 40th wedding anniversary dinner-- but on arrival they simply said "happy anniversary" not even a flower on the table or special desert Anyway- as to the food, it was OK but not worth $156 for two meals with only one $12 drink. A very small crème brulee was $9.50. The server David was nice and when I asked him to validate our parking he said it wasn't necessary and pointed out I could get complimentary parking if I made a facebook entry - nice touch and I saved a couple of bucks. Probably won't return due to the price point, however.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for special occasion
    ElShrimp
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The Frirehouse Is a well known restaurant in Sacramento. Located in Old Sacramento, it also has old feel, decor yet upscale. It's a good place to celebrate an anniversary, birthday or any other special occasion. The food is good, although a bit high in price in my opinion. Nice setting, friendly wait staff. I chose the filet it was very good, as well as their appetizer sampler. I was also pleasantly surprised they have us a complimentary dessert(crem brule with mixed berrys) for celebrating our anniversary. Give the place a try, or celebrate something like many others seemed to be doing that night. It's worth a visit for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    ComieRedStar
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Just book a time and go eat. then, you'll understand how amazing this place is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVE THIS PLACE
    Kimberly
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE BEEN TO THE FIREHOUSE SEVERAL TIMES. WE WENT THIS TIME TO CELEBRATE OUR 10 YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. IT WAS SPECTACULAR AS ALWAYS. TOP NOTCH SERVICE! TOP NOTCH FOOD!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great tasting menu
    Britishfoodie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had a lovely meal at the Firehouse as a honeymoon treat. The service was excellent-our waitress knew everything about the menu and made helpful suggestions. The food was delicious and it was great that it was all locally sourced. Perhaps the only downside was that there was too much of it-for a tasting menu some of the portion sizes were very big and we ended up having to leave a fair bit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best place in sacramento
    ErikB
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    So took the gal out for a nice romantic dinner on a thursday night. We came in and were immediately welcomed and seated, the manager approached us and served our drinks, very good too (great bartender). We ordered the roasted duck with succotash and she got the filet with a potato cake (absolutely amazing). We definitely will be coming back $180 with drinks and a good tip. Love this place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food and service were outstanding. One of the best steaks I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • as good as it gets
    gbigger
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Was a wonderful experience with food over the top, warm friendly and professional service in the perfect setting.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place
    qpjw
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food and service were very good. The restaurant staff and the waiter were very helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was very good from the appetizers to the dessert. The servers and waiters were friendly and knowledgeable on the menu. I would recommend the Firehouse Restaurant to a friend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still the best in town!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My husband and I just celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary last Friday. The Firehouse was the place of our very first date 26 years ago. It was wonderful back then and even more so now. We had a terrific time, the food was outstanding and the service was the best! We'll keep coming back for sure!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I had a couple of longtime friends visiting from Houston, TX and Lafayatte, CA--having several favorite restaurants in Sacramento, my husband and I decided to take them to the Firehouse on Friday night--We were a party of 6...we arrived at 6pm and two of our friends were there ahead of us, and told us that we were going to be dining in one of the private rooms downstairs! Sean was our server (we had Sean the last time we were there) The private room was fabulous! Our food throughout the night did not disappoint...not sure why we had the pleasure of the private room, but it sure did impress our out of town guests!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect lunch at The Firehouse
    DianaVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    A group of 6 of us met for lunch at The Firehouse. The service is better than any other restaurant that I've been to. The waiter was knowledgable and personable. The ambiance is outstanding and the food was beyond outstanding. I had the brea, apple and steak sandwich and I loved it. Others ordered the special (fish), a chicken dish and the Cobb Salad. We were all very happy with our choices. I highly recommend The Firehouse, you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't Miss this treasure
    nordigirlVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The Firehouse is always fabulous. Nice thing, you can order Chateaubriand for one....nice touch. Excellent consistently.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Our dinner was for two family birthdays and the restaurant was more than up to a special occasion. The chateaubriand dinner for two was shared by all three couples and the food was truly delicious. Service was superb and the extra palate-cleansing courses were an unexpected pleasure. I highly reccommend The Firehouse for a wonderful meal beautifully served!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything is perfect!
    SparkysMom
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    From the ambiance to the service to the food, everything is qualitatively above anything else in the Sacramento area, perhaps in all the world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet