The Firehouse Restaurant
Great service from the wholeGreat service from the whole staff, the only mediocre complaint that I had was that it took a couple of pass by's from a staff member to refill our waters and to bring us the check, but that's not even a big concern. Food was great, waiter was very professional and polite.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've dined here before andWe've dined here before and this wasn't quite the topnotch experience we've had before, mostly because our waiter, while very courteous, was slow and distracted. We had trouble catching his eye, and waited quite a while for our food, although it was a slow day. The food, however, was delicious, especially my salmon special of the day.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFirehouse on FireWe sat in the courtyard for lunch. It felt like a great resturant in Tuscany. Outdoors amoungt beautiful trees and white tablecothes but not stuffy. Service was excellent, from the bar attendant that greeted you at the door ,to the Matre'd,
to the servrcers that waited on you, all went out of there way to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. Food was very good with lots of choices. Wine list is awesome. All in all, a memorable experience. Thank you all!!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat RestaurantOur number one restaurant to eat while in Sacramento.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Experience!I may be a little biased; I proposed to my wife at The Firehouse & we were married in their courtyard (everyone raved about the food at the reception!). Well, we came back for our 3rd Anniversary, and it was still amazing, from the wine at the bar (what a wine list!!), all the way down to the Gianduja Chocolate Mousse Bombe that was custom-made by the pastry chef to read "Happy Anniversary" on the plate's edge. The hostess was even willing to seat us at the same corner table where I proposed to my wife. The amuse-bouche (duck confit on a crisp wafer with cherry) was a masterstroke, the Appetizer Sampler and Asparagus-Lobster Bisque were delicious and well-portioned, and our filets mignon melted in our mouths. We'll be back soon! THANK YOU!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVersatel placeRomantic, Buisness any occasion is a great for the Firehouse!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMfantastic as everonce again Firehouse excels in all and fails to disappoint! Always a winner, excellent food, service and nostalgia. Ordered the Chef tasting menu-loved all of it as always. Attentive service and fantastic food - so far always a 10 star!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat evening at The FirehouseBrought my wife here for an anniversary dinner. Absolutely wonderful evening. The patio area, often reserved for events was available and provided for wonderful ambiance. Food and service were wonderful. Rib-eye appetizer and asparagus bisque were amazing.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food and excellentFantastic food and excellent service. All diners order all three courses of different varieties and share for full experience.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent SteakWe went for my birthday and enjoyed our dinner very much. We had the steak dinner for two and it was amazing! I would like to return and dine outside on the patio, we couldn't because there was a private party out there.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb, as usualNever disappointed at The Firehouse. My wife and I celebrated our 15th anniversary by having a nice dinner with friends here. There were 3 couples and everyone was extremely pleased with their experience.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb food and serviceThis was our first time eating at The Firehouse Restaurant in Old Sac and my wife and I were not disappointed. The restaurant was very quiet and the service was excellent. My wife had the Filet Mignon and it was prepared just right. I had the fish special of the evening which was Halibut over Jambalaya and it was out of this world! We will definitely be back.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFirehouse on Fire!Has been consistently excellent for many years. Service is impeccable, lots of attention to detail and multi-level waite staff.
Entrees were great, filet mignon and pork cheeks, soups and salad and beautiful cocktails. No negatives here, and will come back as always. They also own Ten22, around the corner and very good but different type of restaurant.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food and service!!Outstanding food and service!! Will definitely be vistiting again!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is just the bestWe had not been to The Firehouse for a while due to busy lives as well as experimenting with other restaurants. We have confirmed...Firehouse is the gold standard in Sacramento area.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOur Go To Holiday PlaceWe generally save this restaurant for Holidays. The food choices are always a wonderful surprise. This is the "go to" place for excellent service.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day at FirehouseWe had a great Mother's Day brunch at the venerable Firehouse. After a very tasty buffet "starter" we each ordered a plated entree. The service is superb and the patio setting was comfortable on a warm Sunday in Old Town.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA dining experienceOur mothers felt like queens, reveling in lobster bisque (which was divine), loving the palate cleanser (cucumber sorbet), feeling rich that their swordfish (a tad overcooked ) was accessorized with both shrimp and mussels (a tad undercooked). The amuse bouche (duck on a crust with a dot of aioli on the underside) was playful and delightful. I enjoyed the beautifully cooked rack of lamb, but the olives in the tomato relish didn't seem a good fit. In addition, the textures of the quinoa and greens clashed, though individually they were fine. Curry chicken was very fragrant, the rice very tasty. Service was decent, though the waiter neglected to tell about us about the fish of the day. Expected closer to perfection for a place like this.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM20 years later!We were married in the Courtyard 20 years ago and we had an especially wonderful anniversary dinner. The staff --including Mario, who had been in charge of our wedding details and is still here, was attentive,kind and knowledgeable. Food was great, each course more delicious than the last..but neither of us had ever had a filet prepared so well. It was amazing in both in preparation and in presentation, served over a fat patty of mashed potatoes, rolled in bread crumbs and then deep fried. Worth the calories! We don't go to the Firehouse often enough, the food is fantastic and worth the prices charged in our opinion, but to have such a special gem in Sacramento is a real treat and we will no doubt make more special memories here.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMcould of been better.Our server (older hispanic gentlemen) wasn't too good @ listening, he'd rather talk. However, my wife and I are frequent customers and we know its usually much better! Food was great as usual however our overall experience was compromised do to our server. Our bill was a couple hundred $ so we expected a bit more. Overall still 8 out of 105/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTasting MenuWe ordered the Tasting Menu with wine pairings and it was exceptional! We travel and eat out frequently. This was definitely memorable. The Firehouse never disappoints. While it is the perfect place for a special occasion, it is unfortunate that some of the clientele don't dress for one. They note dressy casual attire which shouldn't be that difficult to achieve.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceGood overall dining. On time reservations, attentive staff and great food cooked perfectly!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThoroughly enjoyed my dininingThoroughly enjoyed my dinining experience and would highly recomend this place to anyone looking for a great meal. The atmosphere and food was excellent...5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMElegant diningThe very best dining experience I've had. Fine dining at its best. Excellent food and outstanding service.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a venerable traditional,This is a venerable traditional, upscale and very good restaurant in the Sacramento area, with a truly outstanding wine list and knowledgeable sommeliers. It's excellent for celebrating special occasions - and they go out of their way to prepare for you as well - for our anniversary they presented a nicely decorated dessert. For beef lovers, the Delmonico steak is a steak lover's delight (and unless you are a truly big eater you will take half of it home).4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWell trained staff make theWell trained staff make the evening... The Firehouse made my night!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was our first time thereIt was our first time there and it lived up to our expectations. Everything was fabulous.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Romantic Dinner!My wife and I recently had an early date night at the Firehouse. We sat on the courtyard with a beautiful view and fantastic service. The Food was outstanding as always. I feel that the Firehouse and specifically the courtyard area are the best in Sacramento.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderfully elegant restaurantA wonderfully elegant restaurant in Old Town Sacramento with fine service, outstanding service and an extensive wine list. Dining on the patio on a warm evening makes this a most romantic setting for a relaxing evening of perfect indulgence.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe scallops are to die for!The scallops are to die for! The service is exceptional and the ambiance is like no where else in Sacramento. A group of us meet there once a month and the Firehouse always exceeds our expectations.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a great restaurant. VeryWhat a great restaurant. Very elegant but the servers made you feel so comfortable. The food was delicious. One of the best meals I've had amuse bouche to dessert!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMy daughter and I celebratedMy daughter and I celebrated her birthday by having lunch at the Firehouse. Absolutely everything was perfect. we were so enchanted, we didn't want to leave. We are planning on returning on a Summer evening, and having dinner in the Courtyard.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely a Great Experience!Absolutely a wonderful experience. The food was excellent, the service was impeccable. I am looking forward to returning again!!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAsk for courtyardExceptional service! The courtyard is perfect for evening outdoor dining. Definitely worth the price. The menu has great selections and wine pairings. Beautiful setting in historic Old Sacramento.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing service and fabulousAmazing service and fabulous food. Pricey, but worth the occasional splurge.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth revisiting oftenGreat place in Sacramento to go. Well known and historic building.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood, wine and service exquisite.Food, wine and service exquisite. Dinner for two is an exceptional value, hope it remains a permanent option.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFirehouse is amazingAlways an amazing experience with wonderful food and service. One of my favorite restaurants of all time.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great experienceAlways a great experience to dine at The Firehouse! Ann and I both enjoyed all.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love the Firehouse. WeWe love the Firehouse. We have been 4 times now, 2 outside patio and 2 inside beautiful dining room. We recommend to our friends for romance, ambiance and food! Service is great and drinks are faboulous as well as the deserts.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Our server wasGreat food. Our server was polite and professional. Our only criticism was that the courses took longer than expected to arrive.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA night to rememberI was only simi-familar with the resturant before dinning there with my Wife two nights ago. It exceeded my expectations on every level. We enjoyed the wine tasting, and had an excellent meal. The staff was friendly, helpful, and knowledable of the menu items. We live out of town, Merced, but will definately consider returning for another great experience.
Thank you-4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe setting was outstanding,The setting was outstanding, the food excellent, and the service on a par with the best.
The fact that the supervisor/manager (the guy in the jacket and tie) couldn't be bothered to come by our table and say hello (the restaurant wasn't busy) was sort of a minus. But, on our exit when he could not bring himself to tear away from the social conversation he was having with an unbusy server to thank us for coming was really disappointing. The best places use their managers to help assure quality food and service. The Firehouse was apparently giving their management a pass on this lunch. Following the example set for her the hostess, followed suit and said nothing as we passed by thus negating her excellent and warm greeting on our arrival.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMthe waiter was very good.the waiter was very good. food was very good. you need white zinfandel wine. thats one thing i did not like. i am not a wine person dark whateverl. it would be nice to have a glass of white zin with my food. everything else was very good. thank you for great service. rose gorton4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDuck with chili & chocolateDuck with chili & chocolate mole sauce and almond milk foam was the best I've ever eaten. Polenta was crisp on outside; creamy in the center. Broccoli rabe was delicious with butter. Complimentary poke ahi appetizer was excellent too. Mixed green salad great. A memorable evening starting with an assorted cheese plate and ending "too full" for dessert. We will definitely come again. Appreciated being able to use B Street Theatre coupon for 25% off our entrees. Thank you.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAt last, the old FirehouseAt last, the old Firehouse that I remember from years ago is back and better than ever! The lovely patio is now open and lunch was marvelous. Our server was delightful and not stuffy or formal. I'll definitely return many times during the summer. The Firehouse is truly one of Sacramento's top five restaurants.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food!Had a wonderful meal after attending their weekly wine tasting. Would go back... as much as possible!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing as always! I am neverAmazing as always! I am never dissappointed. This is the place to go to be treated like a princess!!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI must say that the FirehouseI must say that the Firehouse is probably one of the best restaurants that I have ever had the pleasure of dining at. What an amazing wine list, cellar and the food was simply esquisite!The rack of lamb that I had was perfectly cooked and so tender/tasty. What a great restaurant that we have in Old Sac! Wonderful!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful dinner at the FirehuseI enjoy my dinner with my husband at the Firehouse. The staff at the Firehouse was very nice and very attentive toward us. Our waiter was very good and help answer our questions because it was our first time at the Firehouse. The food was delicious. I love their wine list. We will definitely come back to the Firehouse.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AM