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The Firehouse Restaurant, Sacramento, CA

The Firehouse Restaurant

4.7
4.7
5477 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
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 over 20 consecutive years and was voted "Best Wine List" and "Best Romantic Restaurant" by 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" and "America's Best 100 Wine Restaurants" from Wine Enthusiast.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (916) 442-4772
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Stephen Ashley
  • Private party facilities
    Since 1960, The Firehouse has been the destination for guests that desire an exceptional setting to celebrate a special occasion, conduct an important meeting or host a memorable luncheon or dinner. The quiet elegance of the decor, including 7 private rooms, lends itself to occasions of all sizes.
  • Private party contact
    Nicole Tanimoto: (916) 442-4772 ext. 203
  • Neighborhood
    Sacramento
  • Cross street
    Between K and L Streets
  • Parking details
    $10 valet and street parking are available. A City lot is located at Second and L Streets. A City parking garage is located one block over on Neasham and Front Streets.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,477 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Great for fine wines

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Romantic

  • Sacramento

    Best Ambiance

  • Sacramento

    Great for fine wines

  • Sacramento

    Romantic

5,477 Reviews
  1. Love2eatout

    Orange County

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Husband and I came here to celebrate his birthday. The entire evening was wonderful. The entire staff very friendly and efficient. Our food arrived promptly and absolutely delicious. Hubby ordered duck breast and he was very happy. I ordered the double pork chop and was cooked to my liking. We chose not have the complimentary birthday crème brûlée and instead ordered the grand marnier soufflé and oh my goodness so good! Thank you Firehouse for making my husband’s birthday special. We definitely will be back.

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  2. LaurenW

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took our friends for their anniversary and it was wonderful. Every experience here is incredible. The food was amazing as always and the service was even better from our waiter, Derrick (I think that was his name) to the busing, the attention was great. I have to mention the dessert.... they brought a Creme Brule for the anniversary that was divine but the Salted Caramel-Whiskey Mousse tart was off the charts amazing.

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  3. KCarl

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a treat, wonderfully inventive menu. Service impeccable. A special place to celebrate or take out of towners.

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  4. suecz

    Sacramento

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sweet kind servers who think of little things to do to make your visit better. The best chefs in the world, innovative but also familiar offerings. Charming garden to enjoy.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food came out cold, wasn’t the best quality. Even after sending it back it came back the same if not worse.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It was like a zoo outside the restaurant, food was great drinks were great, didn’t like our table it was awkward

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  7. DonD

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was no very good at all - the prefix steak was off - I ordered the duck breast - it was ok but the side grain (type of rice ) was cold and undercooked - the worst was the wine - it was sour - I should have sent it back but it seemed like it would ruin the experience for my guests - however, when I told the waiter it was not good after he asked - he walk away quickly - at 275 a bottle he should have intervened - overall dinner was 800 for three people - I have had a better meal at a chain restaurant -😞

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  8. Jimb

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible location, we were staying at The Embassy Suites. It was a 5 minute walk. Staff was extremely friendley and knowledgable

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amanda was the best!!! Her focus on detail was without compare. We will be asking for her when we return.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I celebrated my 50th birthday at The Firehouse. I'm a Sacramento native, but this was my first time visiting the restaurant and it did not disappoint! Standouts include the gnocchi, pork belly, and NY steak. It was pretty busy for a Thursday night and the noise level was a tad high, but the service and food more than made up for it. Highly recommend if you're looking for something a step up from the average dinner out.

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  11. TessD

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is a very old establishment and continues to have good service and quality food. My friend and I came for "Happy Hour" but there really is not any traditional happy hour as found in other restaurants. Its just Bar bites with no discounts on food. I don't drink hard liquor so they may have been drink specials. But that was OK because we enjoyed our "bites", had excellent wine, and a nice evening before attending a show. A little pricey but worth the visit.

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  12. BrentW

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As my first time at the Firehouse, I was pleased as to the ambiance of the restaurant. Both the service and the food were outstanding. The only negative was that I felt that the drinks were very overpriced in comparison to similar establishments that I've been to.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, wonderful service and nice ambiance. The servers are very helpful and their food is very flavorful

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  14. JaimeO

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful, experienced service, great location, great food. 5 stars across the board.

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  15. MarkK

    Sacramento

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great special occasion or must visit restaurant went in Sacramento. Great food and great service in a great room.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very beautiful restaurant, POSH! Service was excellent to the extreme. Nicolas was our waiter. He was professional and friendly. The rest of the staff was equally excellent. I was a bit disappointed in my main course. I had the venison special. It was cooked perfectly but it didn’t have much flavor. Except for the size (2 rib rack) it could have been beef. I don’t want venison to taste like mutton but I think it should have a little wildness to it. The amuse bouche was very tasty as was the desert. My wife wouldn’t share the scallops but the Jerusalem artichokes that came with it were really good. Cocktail and wine were also top notch.

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  17. TomD

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elegant atmosphere, excellent service and the food was outstanding. Fine dining in style!

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  18. LoveFood

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great birthday celebration. The entire meal was fantastic. My souffle was awesome

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible experience. I was blown away by the service that was provided. Excellent staff and the food was incredible!!

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  20. SamD

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is second to none. The food was excellent, this is probably the best restaurant in Sacramento that doesn’t require a three month wait to get a reservation. 

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  21. JoanS

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Great vibe, awful server, cold food. For the amount spent, things just should have been better.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Andre was excellent. Appreciated him asking how much time we had for the experience. We were going to comedy show post dinner and team took that into account.

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  23. DavidWolff

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed another sublime dining experience at the Firehouse, this time Easter Brunch. The delicious muffins to start, followed by a delightfully light Braised Prosciutto and Mushrooms. My wife had the Lobster Benedict, the only "downside" being that it was generous enough of a portion to necessitate taking some home! My Filet Mignon and eggs was cooked perfectly medium rare and I enjoyed every bite. The Tuxedo Cake was both of our choice for dessert and it was rich without being cloying and was a perfect endcap to brunch. The staff, as always, were wonderful, professional and courteous. Amanda, our server, was a delight and enhanced our dining experience. We ordered the Firehouse Wine Flight to go with our meal, and she was kind enough to provide a "cheat sheet" so we could tell the different wines apart. We appreciate the time she took to answer our questions about the menu (and the muffins!) and truly, the staff at the Firehouse is one of the reasons we love to return. There are many choices for excellent food, but it is the food combined with a courteous, knowledgable staff (and a very fine wine list!) that, we think, makes the Firehouse unique in the area. Thank you all again for a wonderful mean, and we look forward to our next visit! David and Denise Wolff

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time and a good experience. The food was awesome, and they wished us happy anniversary when we arrived.

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  25. ErinM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Place has Great food, team was amazing, and a beautiful view.

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  26. Delish

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, fantastic wine list & cocktail menu. Food was great, not amazing considering the price point. The soft shell appetizer & blueberry pork belly amazing . The onion & potato soup & buratta and pear salad awesome as well. My husband had the ny strip steak w/ bacon jam he couldn’t even eat it so grizzly. But the taste was good…. Not for 60 bucks. My rack of lamb was delicious & my daughter’s chippino as well. Highly recommend the pear dessert. In all good not great for the 370$ price tag. Service was good not excellent tonight too.

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  27. LOVE

    Portland

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff is incredibly polite and fantastic! Excellent food and drinks! Thank you !

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very warm and welcoming service team who gave us a great table for two. Food was very good without being exceptional (we had rack of lamb and duck) Lovely ambiance added to an enjoyable date night Worth a visit

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    At a estimated cost of $250 for a fine dining experience with two people, we anticipated a memorable evening. The establishment boasted a charming building with an authentic backstory, and our initial impressions were positive—the host was professional, and our server was knowledgeable and pleasant. However, our enjoyment was marred by the unfortunate seating arrangement in a noisy corner next to boisterous, intoxicated patrons. Delving into the menu, a special $125 per person three-course offering caught our attention, featuring a salad, prime rib, and dessert. Despite the hefty price tag, we couldn't discern the value, especially after our recent visit to the House of Prime Rib, where the quality far surpassed what was presented here. The culinary journey continued with the appetizer—a flavorful yet disappointingly minuscule portion of pork belly. The drink selection was limited, offering average concoctions at inflated prices. Transitioning to the main courses, my cioppino was tasty but lacked seafood, while my wife's NY steak was reminiscent of Safeway quality—tough and overcooked, accompanied by lackluster sides including boxed-tasting mashed potatoes. Fortunately, dessert provided a moment of respite, highlighted by a complimentary anniversary creme brulee and a delectable blackberry lemon tart we ordered. Despite the final bill aligning with our expectations at around $225, the overall dining experience failed to meet our standards. Regrettably, we won't be revisiting or recommending the Firehouse Restaurant. As avid diners, we anticipate being won over during our first visit, a sentiment that unfortunately wasn't fulfilled at this establishment.

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  30. MikeH

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As fine dining as fine dining gets in Sacramento. A truly terrific restaurant---great for special occasions.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience, food, and service were incredible. We had a daughter-daddy date, and couldn’t have been more pleased with our experience.

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  32. PaulK

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was served lukewarm and without much flavor. Also, our meal was not served until about an hour after we sat down. I was disappointed for our hostess. The wine was very good, which it should be for $87 per bottle. The sommelier was quite helpful.

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  33. Randac

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every bite was delicious. Perfect service, beautiful space. A favorite of ours.

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  34. DennisM

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A classic Sacramento restaurant. Food is outstanding and they have an extensive wine menu. If you like a classy old style dinner house, this is a place you should enjoy.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great dinner! The lamb chops and steak were awesome, the service was out of this world. Definitely felt valued.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had phenomenal service from James, beautiful ambiance, and a delicious meal! It was a wonderful evening! Hope to return again for dinner soon!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed our first time to the Firehouse. Great service and food. Definitely will return!

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  38. SteveP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant came from a friend of mine who said I need to try it out. Well, it didn't disappoint. Most locals from the Sacramento area have probably already heard of or maybe already dined at the Firehouse. It's one of the oldest restaurants in the area. Every thing from the greeting when we walked in to the end of dinner was next level. Fine dining as it should be. If it was less than a hour drive from my home, we would definitely dine there more often. Looking forward to visiting again.

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  39. DerrickW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and a fancy, yet unpretentious environment.

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  40. cbajustin

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall an 8.5/10. Food was delicious, great service & presentation. My filet was slightly overcooked & didn’t seem like 9oz but I absolutely hate to send food back. One of the best wine lists I’ve seen in a LONG time with decades of aged Silver Oak CS. Very impressive. Would I come back? Absolutely. Would I bring clients back again? 100%.

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The Firehouse Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 5477 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
Google Map for The Firehouse Restaurant

1112 Second St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between K and L Streets
  • Neighborhood
    Sacramento
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    $10 valet and street parking are available. A City lot is located at Second and L Streets. A City parking garage is located one block over on Neasham and Front Streets.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Stephen Ashley
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (916) 442-4772
  • Private party facilities
    Since 1960, The Firehouse has been the destination for guests that desire an exceptional setting to celebrate a special occasion, conduct an important meeting or host a memorable luncheon or dinner. The quiet elegance of the decor, including 7 private rooms, lends itself to occasions of all sizes.
  • Private party contact
    Nicole Tanimoto: (916) 442-4772 ext. 203
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