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Permanently Closed - Firebird Russian Restaurant

98 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem (63)
  • Fit for Foodies (53)
  • Good for Groups (43)

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Firebird is the finest Russian Restaurant in all of the Sacramento Area. We are conveniently located on Manzanita Avenue in Carmichael, California.

We offer an unparalleled dining experience reflecting the extensive knowledge of and passion for Russian art and cuisine.

We present fine Russian art performed by local and foreign artists from all of Russia.

Book your next birthday, anniversary, or just come and party at Firebird.

We are looking forward to serving you soon...
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Russian, European
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; $ 10.99 all you can eat; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4 pm - 9 pm; Sunday: 4pm - 7pm.
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Phone number
(916) 485-7747
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alexander Popov
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Private party facilities
We have a private V.I.P. room for small parties up to 25 people. For larger parties, the restaurant can be rented out during the day or for the night.
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Private party contact
Lana Kumansky: (916) 217-3777
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Please contact us for more details!
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Cross street
Winding Way
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Parking details
There is a parking lot located directly in front of the restaurant which includes handicapped parking spaces.
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Public transit
Route 25 Stops:
- Manzanita & Madison (0.7 miles)
- Madison & Dewey (1.1 miles)
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Private Event Parties are welcome
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 98 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.6  based on all time ratings
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GmaChef (Sacramento)
3.0  Dined on August 6, 2017

We've had many excellent meals here. The last two not so much. The service was slow. We ordered three salads and a soup as our first course. Thirty minutes later we received three salads, no soup. Another thirty minutes and we were served entrees, still no soup. Ok...forget the soup.
Both times there were large, very loud groups in the same room. It was not just distracting, it was impossible to talk with each other.
The food though was the same authentic Russian we had originally come for. So glad of that, and we will return.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

I really wanted to like this place - but found the food to be be nothing special. And our waiter had only worked there for two weeks and didn't seem to know much about the menu or the food.

HackWriter (Sacramento)
2.0  Dined on June 7, 2017

The owners of the place have learned nothing in the four years since I was last there. This time they had a brand new waitress handling--or trying to handle--the entire house. Fortunately enough people had already learned the lesson I learned that night and went elsewhere, so the Firebird was not terribly busy.

I gave them four years and a second chance, but if anything, things were worse on this visit. I'm done with Firebird.

vipMsfoodie (Sacramento)
2.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

I have dined at this restaurant several times in the recent past and enjoyed it. This dine, there was only one wait staff member on duty on a busy Saturday night for the entire restaurant. The host/waiter was unfamiliar with OpenTable, but stated he would look into my reservation that I made. When my spouse ordered one of their specialty cocktails off the menu, the waiter advised he did not have time to make it - even though we were there for 2 hours. Courses were poorly time - the entree came first, then the soup, then the appetizer. We had to repeatedly flag down the waiter. The food overall remains good, Russian comfort food. The Russian dumplings - cheese, beef or chicken are delicious. Maybe be best to go during the week when the restaurant is not busy.

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on April 9, 2017

Great food! We went on a Sunday evening for some authentic Russian food with our son, who is originally from Latvia. Food was really good! A large party came in about the same time we did & they seemed to only have one waiter, so he was running! But, he was VERY good & apologetic that the service was a bit slow. We'll definitely be back for the food! Particular standouts were the chicken shashlik (kebab), borscht with tender chunks of beef, and blini with meat & cheese. Yum!!! Getting hungry now...

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
1.0  Dined on April 1, 2017

They confirmed my reservation for 4 people, but when we arrived to the restaurant, they were closed for a private event.
This is not the first time happened. I would suggest to call the restaurant ahead of time to confirm that they are actually open to public.

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

The service was very good and the food was very interesting. All around good place.

vipjodewitt (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2017

Always delicious! We love the food here and love coming here.

vipPublius (Central Coast)
1.0  Dined on February 5, 2017

We made reservations, drove a half hour and the place was closed.

vipMooselips (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on October 5, 2016

Good food, good service, good ambiance. Can't complain about anything. Authentic Russian food.

vipOpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
2.0  Dined on September 18, 2016

Food was great. Service and ambiance was poor. Takeout might be the best idea for this place

GmaChef (Sacramento)
3.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

There was a very loud party with live music in the open dining space.
We were unable to talk over it.

They had no white wine and we drove across the street and purchased some at the supermarket. Fortunately they didn't charge us corkage.

As always, the food was delicious and the server was excellent.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on June 18, 2016

Autentico Russian food with a touch of home prepared meal. Simple but cute. Nothing fancy but tasty and portion sizes are hefty.

Friday (Sacramento)
3.0  Dined on January 22, 2016

Female server didn't smile and didn't share her name. Daniel gave us our check before checking to see if we wanted anything else. Service was slow and we where rarely check on. Dim lighting and low Russian music in background would have improved the whole experience

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
3.0  Dined on January 17, 2016

Restaurant does not have access to internet reservations- but tables were available. I have been promised by new owner that he will provide training.

Jimmy (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2015

My father was of Russian and Ukrainian ancestry and our family enjoyed having the opportunity to enjoy food from that part of the world.

vipBob1 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 31, 2015

Really enjoyed the trio of smoked fish, chicken Kiev and pork kabobs. Delicious food and an excellent, friendly waitress. I recommend going to try a different experience and food. Very clean nice establishment.

Ulrike (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on October 30, 2015

The restaurant was clean and quiet, the waitress was warm and happy to explain the menu. The food was served quickly and hot and everything was delicious.

Mikez (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on October 29, 2015

Very good food, large portions and a very attentive and knowledgeable staff.

vipRosevilleFoodie (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on August 23, 2015

We weren't sure what to expect. And our 13 year old son was very hesitant. But based on the reviews we decided to give Firebird's a try.

Having been to Russia on two previous vacations I was craving some good Russian food and Firebird's did not disappoint. My son absolutely loved his kabobs and my wife and I enjoyed the Chicken Kiev. The presentation was wonderful. Good portions on the food and everything was brought out in a timely manner.

The service could have been a little better, but otherwise we enjoyed the experience and will be back again.

garland (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on June 12, 2015

I enjoy cooking Russian food, and so I wanted to try this restaurant.The service was very good and I enjoyed the food, I recommend the lamb stew, the presentation is nice and the taste is excellent. My husband wanted to order a second. We'll be returning. You probably don't *need* reservations for even a Friday night, seemed very quiet, but I'm glad they are on this website otherwise I would not have found them.

BirthdayDiner (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on June 6, 2015

Food and service is good but you have to be prepared for a long evening because it is, as always, very slow.

vipOpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on May 13, 2015

We went there on a Wednesday night. It wasn't busy at all. The borche was so good and when the entre came, the portions were large we all had problems finishing. Definitely go back again.

Kimberly (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on April 18, 2015

Food was fantastic and plentiful. Our group had a great time.

OurGRoup (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on March 24, 2015

5 of us gave this restaurant a try one night (tuesday) and we were very pleasantly surprised by wonderful food and delightful service,. We had such a good time 2 1/2 hrs. simply flew by. The

Fairoaksfoodie (Sacramento)
3.0  Dined on February 18, 2015

its hard to find unique ethnic food so this place is great for that. The borsch was amazing as well as the lamb hot pot. The rest was okay. We went early so was very quiet. Wa weird they bought each dinner dish out one at time so not everyone could start eating at same time. It was ok as we were tasting everyone's selection but otherwise would had been bad. Full bar which is nice.

Teresa22 (Sacramento)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2015

This meal was our first experience with Russian food, and we were pleased with the flavor and presentation of our meals. We also enjoyed the art work displayed throughout the restaurant.

BANV (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on January 8, 2015

Probably the best Russian restaurant in the Sacramento area. Though it was almost empty when we entered for dinner (middle of the week), we got a very personalized service and fantastic Russian food. Drop down a shoot of good vodka and enjoy the experience! Highly recommended.

SafTGuy (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2015

Although this wasn't my wife and my first time at the Firebird Russian Restaurant, it was a special occasion for two reasons; we were celebrating the Orthodox Christmas and we introduced a friend to Russian/Ukraine food. From the moment we ordered drinks until dessert was finished, every part of the evening was excellent. Don't pass this dinning experience up if given a chance. Your best bet is to try their incredible lunch buffet to sample many of the delicious choices. Later, you'll have a good idea when you return on the various selection of salads and entrées.

JJRanchoCordova (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2015

This was a first visit for us. Don't be put off by the location in a non-script strip mall. The interior of the restaurant was very inviting and nicely decorated. The young lady who seated us was very personable and was also our waitress for the evening. She took plenty of time to explain what items were and answered all questions we had. She checked on us often to see if we needed anything else.

We started with the Solyanka, a soup of smoked meats, olives, lemon and pickled vegetables and it was an appetizing beginning to our meal. My husband ordered a Kvas, Russian soda, which was very good, not overly sweet made from pears. Next we tried the Golubtsi, cabbage rolls, they were ever bit as good as everyone had reported in their reviews. Our main course were the Lamb Stew which was found to be hearty and delicious and the Beef Stroganoff which was and plentiful and tasty with enough to take home for a repeat the next day. We finished a great meal with the cherry blini, the sour cherry and whipped cream flavors combination was very good.

We really hadn't had much experience with Russian food, but we enjoyed all of the meal and will be returning to try other items on the menu.