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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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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "We enjoyed the Prix Fixe social July menu....excellent happy hour....wonderful service....fabulous courtyard dining"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Food was great as always. This time we had a different waiter then the last few times. Every time she came by the table she had to make an observation about myself. It became very annoying and my wife even noticed it. Examples of her comments were: "U must like it your eyes are rolling in circles" (which made no sense), and "I can tell by how you're slouched in your chair you have no room for dessert." I found these and many other comments unnecessary and unprofessional. Next time I will request the server I have always been pleased with. His name is Steve (I believe) and he is great at his job."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I had a great dinner with my gal at the Firehouse over the 4th of July weekend. We had the July Prix Fixe meal. For our first course she had the mixed green salad which was delicious and I had the tomato bisque which was wonderfully presented. For our main courses, we had the Pork Tenderloin and Thai Salmon. Both were full of flavor, beautifully plated and quite simply delicious. For dessert we had the Chocolate Mousse Bombe (I think I got that right) and the Apricot Cheesecake. Once again, beautifully plated and delicious. The Bombe had a dark chocolate shell with creamy mousse filling and the cheesecake had a fresh apricot compote that was out of this world. The firehouse was a great dining experience in Old Sacramento!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Dinner for our 45th anniversary was, as expected, a memorable experience. From the moment we were greeted and seated, the staff was always attentive, but not constantly intruding on the experience. The wine list must be one of the largest and most ambitious in northern California, albeit a bit pricey. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful, cheerfully taking the obligatory picture when asked. The food was served in a reasonable amount of time and was presented in an artful manner. I insist on dishes being served at proper temperature and they were. Everything was prepared and presented with care and finesse. We couldn't have been more satisfied."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My brother, daughter and I brought my parents (Jack - a Harrison Ford type, who's the hardest working man I've ever known & Laurie - a Reba McEntire type, who's the cutest damn red head mom around) to the Firehouse this last weekend for their 30th wedding anniversary as our present to them. The second we entered the front doors the ambiance and decor was breathtaking, calm, and absolutely beautiful, we especially loved the fireman helmet display and the tall ornate mirrors. The food and wine was delicious to say the least, everything was cooked, seasoned, and served perfectly. I can only thank you Firehouse staff, cooks, and servers for making this important event a memorable one my family will always recall with happiness!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food was beautiful and terrific, service was friendly and knowledgeable, as expected. I was surprised how unpretentious the service was for being known as one of the best in Sac! Wow! Definitely one of my best dining experiences in Sacramento and I dine out frequently! Thank you Firehouse and Sean G. for making my Mother's birthday and Father's Day special!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "When we read the menu we thought it was very over priced. However, once we tasted the food we could see why they charge such high prices. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent. A great place for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had a great experience visiting the Firehouse Restaurant. The service was awesome, always met the need for what ever we needed at the moment. Our server was very professional and knowledgeable about the restaurant. Thank you! We will be back!!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We went to The Firehouse to celebrate my dad's 75th birthday. The food was over-priced and came to our table cold. Service was extremely slow. They were alternately all over us and difficult to find."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This is the perfect choice for special occasions! Starting with the Valet Parking at the restaurant entrance. The servers are very knowledgeable and efficient, not to mention friendly. We ordered the "Table for Two". With the exception of the salad (not a lover of goat feta), our entire meal was outstanding! They made our creme brûlée a special surprise by writing Happy Anniversary on the plate in chocolate. It was a memorable evening and worth the pricey bill."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had the Rack of Lamb (best ever?) and Scallops and both were excellent. Both preparation and presentment were superb. Wine list has a table of contents because it is 45 pages long and includes 2000 choices! Beet Salad had a unique combination of ingredients and was very tasty. Birthday dessert was gourmet, delicious and beautifully presented."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The Firehouse is always a delight. The food and service are outstanding. It is perfect for a twosome or a large group. Love this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Welcoming atmosphere, great service , wine, and food."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The ambience is the key attraction here. The food is overpriced, service a little slow and coffee was luke warm. But it was a great place to spend a two hour lunch in the outside canopy. The tables are not crowded together so it keeps from getting too noisy and for personal conversations. It appeals to a mostly senior crowd but not exclusively. Also several large tables for groups."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "celebrated an anniversary dinner. Service was great as expected from this level of restaurant. The ambience is very nice, especially the outdoor seating on a nice evening. Overall the food was good. I felt everything was prepared well, but couple of the entrees we were served was much sweeter than anticipated. Felt like it had syrup poured over it. Everything else was great for our night out. I would recommend this restaurant if you have a sweet tooth."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Great food & service, and with it's lovely canopy of trees, lighting, and view of the Tower Bridge, the best patio dining in town. Now if they would only keep the patio open more than just for lunch and Monday evenings...."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We splurged on the Chef's 5-course tasting menu and it was well worth it! There was a lot of food--all outstanding--yet the servers timed the placement of course perfectly. It is difficult to select a favorite course. I would have to say the two seafood dishes--a "perfect" crab cake and a most tasty Day Boat scallop in a unique sauce, with a puree of asparagus in between were my favorites. No question but that my husband's most favorite was the ribeye. After the three previous course, he was fortunate that I brought much of mine home, which he was able to have on a sandwich the next day! An interesting take on strawberry shortcake *think cheesecake) completed our dinner. This is truly a bargain at $68 each!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "My wife and I made reservations for the last evening of our getaway trip to California. What a find! The ambiance was terrific. We ate in a courtyard in the back beneath large trees with large sweeping boughs. The place was quite alive and vibrant even. Our server was friendly and witty and took some time with us describing some of the chef's offerings. The wine list was awe-inspiring. We had a lovely 96 Mayacamas with our meal, and the food was fun and excellent. So many combinations I would never have thought of. This is a special event type of place and somewhat pricey. But it is not overpriced, as the haute cuisine selections are wonderfully unique."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "It was the first time we've been to Firehouse and the initial experience was disappointing. For an upscale restaurant, we'd appreciate honesty from the hostess instead of telling us that others have reservation while they didn't thus they were seated first. Not sure if we appeared to be a couple of 35 + year old casually dressed kids while we are professionals in our respective profession. God forbid it's the race issue especially for a restaurant in old Sacramento where multi-ethnic individual and families visit on a daily basis. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND IT TO MY FRIENDS, FAMILY, COLLEAGUES, OR RETURN UNLESS I AM ASSURED THAT HONESTY is alive and well. The most enjoyable part of the visit was the servers."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Went there the first time for my wifes birthday. It was outstanding and the food and service was excellent. Cannot wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Once again, Firehouse exceeded all expectations. They are the standard for impeccable service, delicious food presented with great flair all in a stately, traditional decor. On this visit we thoroughly enjoyed a Chateaubriand for two - worth every penny. Served per our request at medium rare, it was perfectly lean, tender and succulent. Full of flavor with tarragon Bearnaise and demi glace, it arrived at the perfect temperature in a classic presentation. This was after we shared both soup and salad - each delicious - and then desserts - both decadent & irresistible. The service was well-timed, gracious and attentive but not overbearing. So many fine new restaurants in Sac - but don't overlook The Firehouse - it will not disappoint."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I'll be back for sure! The wine list is never-ending. The food is perfect in look, taste, and portion size. And the staff and the ambiance are extremely comfortable and pleasant for inside or outside dining."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I took my wife to The Firehouse for our wedding anniversary dinner, and reserved an intimate table for 2 via their website booking system. nothing could have been easier - I promptly received an email acknowledgement of said reservation and, upon arriving at the restaurant, was indeed happy with our intimate table. The service was attentive without being intrusive, the sommelier knowledgeable without being overbearing and, most importantly, the food was cooked to perfection! The spacing of the courses couldn't have been better, either - our 3-course meal stretching comfortably over an almost 2-hour period, but at no time were we rushed, nor did we feel the service was in any way slow. We will, of course, be back!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My wife and enjoyed a wonderful diner with the best service imaginable. This was my second experience at the firehouse and just like before this was a time to remember. My wife had the time of her life and enjoyed every moment. I recommend this spot to any lovers or couples that want to enjoy a nice night out."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had a great dining experience in their courtyard. Our meals were very good and the service was excellent. Their courtyard is a terrific place to have a relaxing meal."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We arrived a bit early for the reservation. I took advantage of the Vallet service for car....gave key inside since attendant was off parking other vehicle. Was promptly seated after checking in....from there the waiter piloted the experience for us....we shared the sampler appetizer, as I had the wine tasting offer of three different vintages. I ordered the beet salad which i liked very much. I had the rack of lamb....my wife had the veal. both entrees were delicious...cooked to order....wouldn't change a thing. We took our time eating and talking....was a very pleasurable evening with my bride."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Was a little disappointed that there was a wait even though we had a reservation and they seated a larger party that arrived after we did. But the courtyard was lovely. Could have had some heat lamps but the setting was otherwise beautiful. Food was good. It was busy so service was not as attentive as usual but still decent."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "My wife and I have been coming here for years, and every year, the food just gets better. (Of course, I may be biased, since we were married in their courtyard.) This time around, we had a crab cake, their caesar salad, an asparagus-chevre bisque, filet mignon (which we always get; always cooked exactly the way we asked), and their special for the evening: a cajun-rubbed seared tuna with mussels and andouille-shrimp risotto. We also couldn't leave without trying the strawberry-tarragon cheesecake. Everything was perfect. Our server didn't miss a beat, the ambiance was romantic, and we had a blast. We'll be coming back many more times. Thank you, Firehouse!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We were a group of nine celebrating our daugther's graduation from college. Things didn't begin well when we learned that our table was not being vacated by the prior group. At that point the manager on duty stepped in and turned a potentially bad situation into a truly outstanding experience. He set us up in the wine cellar for appetizers and drinks. We lingered in that delightful setting for as long as we wanted. When we were ready to go to our table, he gave us a much better table then we were originally going to get on that busy Friday evening. In addition to the manager, throughout the evening the entire staff of the restaurant provided attentive, gracious and professional service. Food is very good. Wine list is outstanding."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food was great and the waiter excellent. The car valet services was lousy as it took 25 minutes to get my car and made us late for Wicket show. Next time and will find my own parking to ensure I can get my car quickly."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This restaurant is great for a special dinner. The food and ambience is wonderful."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Our family of three adults had dinner here Friday before Father's Day. Reservation honored promptly, choice of seating offered. Waiter professional & helpful. Wine by the glass at reasonable prices, decent 'pour.' Two of us has filet mignon, each was correctly cooked to order. My husband opted for salmon, in a dish which included mussels and some spicy sauce. He loved it. I suggest checking menu on web site before reserving. Some entrees might not appeal; they can be fussy, and, from description, seem spicy. (I, for one, avoid spicy foods.) We were given lovely cucumber sorbet as palate cleanser. Service was wonderful, neither rushed nor slow. Bill, as presented, was correct. This is a resto for adults; folks dress up. Nice."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Took my mom here for her 52nd bday, we were seated outside in our own little corner that provided a private feeling but a view of the entire place so it was great. The food is amazing and the service was perfect, made us feel special just the way we wanted,"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Of all the places we have been, the Firehouse has been our choice for very special occasions. As always, this visit was outstanding. The steak and halibut were the best. The waiters were very attentive. Thank you again."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "My friend and I celebrated her birthday on the patio at The Firehouse. Even though it was an extremely hot day we asked for the patio and sat underneath the shade of a huge tree which kept us very comfortable. The service was excellent and the food was wonderful. It was so nice to actually be able to talk to each other without having to shout to be heard. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We arrived on time and asked if we could spend some time at the bar and keep our table for a little later. They totally understood, and when we were ready to dine they had a great booth for the two of us with privacy. The servers were all very considerate and very professional. The meal was not cheap but was worth every penny as it was one of the best meals and experience we've ever had. Thank you Firehouse, we look forward to returning soon."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This place is a gem in downtown Sacramento. The food and service were fantastic. Steve the server was very knowledgeable. We sat in the main dining room with every table occupied. We were able to have conversation and did not hear conversations at any other table. They had a big wedding celebration on the outdoor patio and we would have never known if our server hadn't told us. After we left we walked to The Delta and took a short drive to see the capitol building."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal at the Firehouse this past weekend! The wine and food were amazing! We highly recommend the Filet Mignon - it was tender and juicy! The desserts were amazing too. I enjoyed the chocolate bombe, while my husband enjoyed the creme brulee. This is a great place for a romantic date!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This restaurant was amazing. Would recommend to everyone. It was our anniversary we were congratulated and brought out a delicious dessert with happy anniversary written in chocolate. The waiter was amazing and very nice. Would definitely go back again. Oh I can not forget the food was incredible left a lovely taste on your pallets for a long while after dinner was over."
    Dined on 6/6/2014