Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub

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Gastropub noun\ˈga-strō-ˌpəb\ : a pub, bar, or tavern that offers exceptional food in a casual and comfortable environment.

From succulent pork belly sliders to house made paté on our charcuterie plate and an incredible house-made burger - this is not typical bar food. Paired with hand-made cocktails, exclusive craft beers, and superb wines - Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub offers an experience unlike any other bar. Located in downtown San Jose in San Pedro Square
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VC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They didn"t have Coffee! Bring back the NHL Directv hockey package back!

TU
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised by everything! Close to airport and open until 12am is a big plus when picking up travelers. Food was exceptionally delicious! Service and servers were warm and friendly even though understaffed. Love this place! We are planning future visits and for sure taking others and telling others about this place. You may need to expand😉

T
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

This is the second time we have been here...and probably the last. They have a bit of an identity crisis - pub or restaurant? They don’t have enough variety of beers on draft to be a great pub, and their service has along way to go for them to be a restaurant. The beers they have are good (as long as you want an IPA). The food is very good. They are friendly, they try hard, but, for me anyway, they are not great at either style.

OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience1

We sat outside and my business partner got knocked frequently while trying to eat. Space needs to be more organized outside. No one seemed to care. So we moved things around.

V
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bone marrow dish was delicious. I plan to come back for more.

DE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I were here several years ago and enjoyed our meal a lot. I went back last night with my husband and was not disappointed. Good service, great food and creative drinks. Would definitely go back again.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

I got the Bison burger and added blue cheese. The meat was good, bun was store bought and they gave me 5 onion rings. It was more of an appetizer than a meal and I ended up getting a chicken quesadilla from Chipotle because I was still hungry.

F
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

With so many downtown choices, I would probably not recommend this place. Food was good, not fantastic or anything. Two major errors on our group's order & overall service was really bad. Waiter finally came by and when I tried to order a glass of wine off the happy hour, he said happy hour was over. This was at 5:31pm, Happy Hour ended at 5:30pm. So maybe if he paid attention to us for the 20 minutes prior, or told us when he delivered the first round when happy hour ended...that would have been nice. Sadly we will not be returning.

ST
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The bacon mac and cheese was amazing but the service was pretty terrible. We wanted to order more food but our original waiter never came back to our table and we ran out of time before our show time.

T
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Service was friendly, and they rushed to get our order before “happy hour” ended. However, they were out of the specific item that had been recommended to us. We had to rethink our order and it was difficult getting their attention again.

MP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Because it was such a hot day, I reserved an outside table. Unfortunately, there were a few show offs revving their cars and squealing tires. For me, this was not a problem, but it may be for others. The food was excellent, the service was great, and our waitress was very professional and personable. If you are craving a burger, which we were, I would highly recommend the traditional one. This was my first time at the Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub, and I will definitely come back! Reservations are very advisable.

g
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Drinks, food and service pretty mediocre.

S
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Went before a Sunday night concert at SAP. Definitely needed a reservation. The food came out very quickly and was delicious. My only complaint is that it was really warm inside the restaurant. On a warm summer night, A/C would’ve been good, as there were no available seats outside. Other than that, a great place.

MM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The bartender was terrible. Took us 25 minutes to get 3 drinks. Don’t quite understand as there was hardly anyone there. The waiter was accommodating and apologized. Food was ok. Nothing special. I won’t be back

K
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Place is a bar with some high top seats and outdoor seating, loud but good food

UC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Hamburgers used to be spectacular. Last two visits it was just fine - good but nothing special.

c
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very fun , good food good wine good service would come back

B
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoy Firehouse Gastropub for its variety of dishes. The spinach salad is delicious and could make a light meal. We have also enjoyed the chicken breast, pork chop and cheeseburger. They have a good variety of drinks including beer and wine. The service has always been friendly. We usually bring our dog so we sit outside.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Their medium rare steak is almost well done.

j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This would have been a five star if it wasn’t for a comment that a waiter made after we spent $$ on a meal inside and took out wine outdoors to finish. He rudely said “check with the seater inside first” and walked out. Umm, we did! Also sitting outside to eat when stuff is falling out of the trees above doesn’t work . We had to move inside. Our food was great and our waiters indoor were great!

DK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We sat outside for Father's Day so it was reasonably quiet, aside from the random car/loud scooter riders. 2 of us had the pork chop which was incredibly delicious and thick. The others had salads (beet & spinach) that they enjoyed along with a couple different small plates. The beers were amazing and Levi was an amazing server. He was professional yet fun.

ML
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great service 😊. Fun atmosphere for Sunday afternoon.

VG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service , terrible food, terrible noise level ! We waited an hour to get our drink order - sooo dumb especially with a million restaurants to chose from the whole experience was just gross incluthecfood 👎🏻 No thanks never again so dumb

EC
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Elevated Pub food and noisy if that’s what you are looking for

AA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

In the <two weeks separating our visits, the food prep was wildly different. Our server was forgetful. And in the past several months, we’ve noticed the wine list has been greatly reduced. I love the octopus, but the last preparation was charred and dried out, and everyone’s food on the table was generally overcooked, which our server should’ve spotted at a glance. I still love coming here and am hopeful this was an aberration, but I don’t know that I could get my friends or my partner to come again, which disappoints me.

SD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience1

The servers and service was great. The chicken sandwich was amazing. Everyone at our table enjoy their foodThe problem was the noise level actually my ears are ringing for 40 minutes after. And I’m not sensitive that type a thing ever. Next time we’ll go we’ll sit outside. And maybe having a few more servers would help but the ones that were there did a great job trying to cover everything.

M
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service and the food was nice.

JO
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and great service. Bora was outstanding. I will be back.

B
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good place for groups and even better for meeting before events at the SAP Center.

L
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Tight space that can get noisy. To be fair I visited during a playoff game. So many television screens the atmosphere is more sports bar than Gastropub. Food was generally good the burger was juicy and cooked to order, but the bun did not hold up. Seems like a great bar with a mixologist of note. Probably best suited for viewing parties or a group nite out.

T
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had burgers and salmon which were both fine. Nothing spectacular but an easy meal after an event at the Center for Performing Arts. Service was a bit slow tho and the place wasn't even busy.

RP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

KN
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firehouse is no.1 in my book for great food, service and fun all the way around. Great place to enjoy with friends and family.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

7時に入店。その直後は後ろのテーブルの親子連れの騒音に悩まされたが、その親子が帰った後は少し落ち着いた雰囲気になった。ドラフトビールがとても美味しくて価格もリーズナブルでした。

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NM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Firehouse is worth the trip downtown. The food is fantastic. The steaks are grilled, not over cooked and very flavorful. Food keeps me coming. The place is very small and I will always recommend a reservation. Noise level is not desirable, but the food makes up for it.

AS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We had reservations which had us seated right away. Very casual restaurant but the food provides great value. We sat outside in a beautiful day.

JR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great pub but very noisy, the food was very good and server Alex was awesome!

JS
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and drinks. Service was slow and waitress was MIA most of the time

E
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and food!
We had a big party and it was reasonably priced