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 WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
The Firehouse Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
268 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (217)romantic (191)notable wine list (152)fit for foodies (134)great for outdoor dining (88)great for lunch (57)neighborhood gem (51)good for groups (47)great for brunch (23)scenic view (16)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (10)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • Great tasting menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best place in sacramento
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    worldtraveler
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Clever use of ingrediens makes for surprises and bursts of flavour in each mouthfull. Can recomend the updated louissalad, its to die for! The winelist is great and varied to supplement the food, and prices are resonable for the quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    cj24
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My wife and I went, on this occasion, to celebrate her birthday. We had a wonderful experience. The menu was exactly what I had hoped for, the food was excellent, the service was impeccable, the atmosphere was just right. There was nothing I could complain about. We had made a reservation and arrived early, but were seated promptly and ordered drinks from the bar. It was relaxing and we never felt rushed. As I stated already the food was excellent and the preparation was excellent. We took our time enjoying the evening.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • See you again
    Jillazar
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    My inlaws took us to dinner our last night in town visiting, and this was an amazing time! Food was phenomenal! Wine list was beautiful, and of course my company was special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Amazing Experience
    FoodieLady
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary at The Firehouse and it was a fabulous experience, to say the least!!! We chose to do the five course Chefs Tasting menu. We started with a composed seafood salad, followed with tomato bisque, then with Salmon with fingerlings, then a Filet Mignon with a fig sauce, and finished with apricot cheesecake. Each course was expertly prepared and presented. (Note: our filet mignons were fork tender and better than Ruth's Chris) Our waitperson, Dynice, was knowledgeable, attentive but well paced and had a good sense of humor. We had one of the best tables in the restaurant and were treated like royalty. Need I say more?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A true treat!
    QuackQuaack
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Hard to believe over twenty years had passed since we visited the Firehouse! It is still a delightful restaurant for great food, lovely atmosphere and fine friendly service! We visited for lunch to celebrate our anniversary, and we were so pleased we did. My wife's Light Lunch was a delicious Fish Taco and cup of Tomato Bisque soup. I devoured my Brown Derby Salad! Yum!We were thrilled that the beautiful looking desserts tasted just as good as they appeared. Wonderful! We enjoyed being seated at a lovely patio table. Our server was a friendly and professional man that made us feel very special and welcome. We will return, sooner than another twenty years!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No longer a destination restaurant
    Tommy1VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Having lunch in the Firehouse courtyard used to be an experience with a lively ambiance and filled tables of "who's who" in Sacramento. Instead it has become dated and the diners were mostly seniors recalling the courtyard's glory days. Service was good, pricing of entrees a bit pricey for what you get. Firehouse needs to reinvent itself. It was a dreary experience at best.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • anniversary
    Anniversary
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    its a special occasion dinner, the food was really good and the service was preety good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious! One of a kind dishes!
    TKOP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Loved every course of the meal. Very delicious! Very well done. Even the Chocolate Mousse was excellent with coffee at the end. It was wonderful dark chocolate with raspberry tart to make it just a little better along with raspberry sorbet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Celebration
    Tharris
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I was extremely impressed by the service...David was our server. The food was exquisite! The portions were large so we followed our servers suggestion to share some of our orders. We were very happy and plan to return one day soon. It was our anniversary and going here made it extra special.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good tasting food/ very pricey
    2ofus
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We had a good diner. The food had good taste but the price was through the roof.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodtastic
    Hard2please
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Start to finish was excellent and best supporting wine list we have seen in Sacramento area. Interesting sauces complimented the entries wonderfully and staff was knowledgeable & attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful
    frekwentdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    As always, the food here was incredible. Our server was inattentive and low energy, but her helpers were great. Our dessert was amazing. So worth the calories! Best bread is at the Firehouse. I had a great swordfish dish. It was the special of the day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best of Sacramento
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    A must place to go for a anniversary, proposal, etc.. Romantic, excellent device, fabulous food.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GOOD EXPERIENCE EXCEPT
    OuiniVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    FIREHOUSE HAS VERY GOOD FOOD AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE STAFF - THE ONLY ISSSUE IS THE SEATING..WE WERE PLACED AT A TABLE FOR TWO NEXT TO THE ENTRANCE TO THE DOOR TO THE SMALL, SEMI-PRIVATE ROOM . THE TABLE WAS PLACED next to A HUGH MIRROW CREATED A LITERAL HAZZARD - HEAD MOVEMENT RAN RISK OF IMPACTING THE FRAME THE FRAME STUCK OUT SEVERAL INCHES IN FACT THERE WERE TWO TABLES CRAMMED AGAINST THE WALL SEEMS LIKE MANAGEMENT WANTED TO GET AS MANY TABLES AS POSSIBLE INTO THE ROOM - THAT'S "OK" IF THE PLACEMENT DOES NOT ADVERSELY IMPACT THE DINING EXPERIENCE - WHICH IT DID...WITH PRICES AS HIGH AS THESE AND PROBABLY JUSTIFIED BY THE FOOD, SERVICE AND [POTENTIAL] AMBIANCE..THE CRAMMING OF TABLES SHOULD BE AVOIDED
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still my favorite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I love the Firehouse Restaurant! It is a Sacramento gem. We had the dinner for two and everything was perfect. So flavorful from the soup and salad right through to the final course. I highly recommend the Firehouse for a special evening out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for Special Celebrations
    checho4
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The ambiance is upscale and romantic, the food and wine pair incredibly well together, the service is prompt and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Steve
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Entrees were disappointing; salmon dish way too salty and needless complicated. Portions too large which increased the price. Soufle was excellent. I would try different place next time.
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  • Firehouse Fab
    nordigirlVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Always the perfect place for a fabulous dinner. Food and service are exceptional.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yummy
    Queen
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We enjoyed the food very much...lots of flavor, excellent choices, really yummy vegetarian dish offered as well. I've eaten there for lunch out in the garden as well. Although it us gorgeous inside, it does feel a bit dark. I was surprised that for an early Thursday dinner, service was just a bit slow but it did not upset the experience whatsoever. Really yummy! I'll definitely be back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jason
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Outdoor patio is wonderful for outdoor lunching in Sacramento. Their Mon-Wed lunch specials are a real deal, and they give you a coupon for parking (if you are in a City garage)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • awesome lunch
    frekwentdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We love The Firehouse!!!
    DianaVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent dinner!
    TheHappyTipper
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous tasting menu
    JimC
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding dinner house
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special occasions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Surprise
    JohnC
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the bees knees
    keriann32
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This place is wonderful! great food, excellent service. They were so attentive to our needs, and made our 15 year anniversary dinner so special.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet