The Firehouse Restaurant

4.7
4428 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 18 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

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Starting Feb 14, 2021

We will be serving a romantic multi-course Valentine's Day menu on February 14. Credit card guarantee is required per person. Guests need to cancel by February 12 to avoid being charged the guarantee.

What 4428 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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Nunzio747
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at the Firehouse. Great food. Excellent service..

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vipbmt420
Sacramento
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The courtyard was very comfortable considering the circumstances, as they had portable canopies throughout. All tables had a portable heater near so we never got cold. I enjoy the courtyard because with all the brick/vines and decorations, it reminds me of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Disneyland.

The restaurant itself ran with the top of the line service, food, and drinks (I recommend the Old Fashioned. The best I've ever had!) that you would expect.

We had a great time!

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GeorgeE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mario and staff are the best!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We get together with friends ever time it’s dine Downtown. It’s been a tradition for for many years to go to the Firehouse!! Excellent every time. So glad they have a great patio right now with Covid still here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal! You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu. The steak was cooked to perfection and the quality of the food was amazing. The service was prompt and friendly and they waited patiently as we closed down the restaurant. This is definitely one of my go-to restaurants when I’m in town.

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vipGoodfood
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Definitely not the best dinner we have had there. We frequent this restaurant every two months. I on this occasion the food was sub par. I ordered my lamb medium rare the top half of the lamb was served two temp but the bottom half was well done and chewy. This was very disappointing my father-in-law also ordered a ribeye, very disappointed with the cut of meat. It was chewy and not at all good quality. The service is always great and the atmosphere was enjoyable the outdoor dining is tolerable in the cold weather. The heaters are set up throughout the tents which help with keeping the area warm

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vipjam1
Sacramento
25 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at The Firehouse for 20 years and we have never been disappointed in our dining experience. In my mind, this is the best restaurant in Sacramento.

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suecz
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most beautiful and charming dinner ..... and so absolutely luscious too! Carpaccio is difficult to find on many menus these days, but Firehouse offers a tasty version in just the right amount. Beet salad, in this style with pistachios as garnish, is so very good .... I loved it! Then I died and went to heaven luxuriating in the deliciousness of large, I mean large, tender scallops, prepared perfectly and uniquely! Bravo, bravo chef!!

Thank you, Firehouse Staff!! I had a killer evening because of you and how good you are and how much you are!

Sacramento is so lucky you are here!!

Susan Czajkowski

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Mikeluvs2eat
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a Great Dining Experience! Old School Vibe throughout. If in the Sacramento area, a must!!

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VanessaR
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there celebrating our anniversary and the food, service, and ambiance was great!

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RamanS
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place, food and drinks were outstanding. The service was awesome.

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Mikeb
Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience, food was great, service was impeccable.

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vipSteven
San Francisco
136 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional dinner. Had a terrific ceasar salad and one of the best ribeyes I've ever eaten. My wife had a great salad and raved about her lamb rack. Slightly disappointed with the size of the martinis but they were well made. Highly recommend!

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Drmb
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience. The food was spectacular. We celebrated two birthdays and it was fantastic. We went on the last day before the pandemic shutdown - so glad we got in and wishing the best to the Firehouse. Just a classy place - can't wait to return.

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MitchellC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real gem in Old Town. Great courtyard / patio, white glove service and excellent food! Don't forget to order the Gran Marinier souffle before you finish dinner!

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vipCurly
Sacramento
36 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pretty setting outside . Not many people due to pandemic. Good service. Sea bass and chateaubriand were good. I would have preferred green beans to be cooked more and had tips cut off. I received a free dessert for my birthday.

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LindaT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner to celebrate my spouse’s retirement. Attentive service, patio dining with plenty of heaters under a tent with Covid safety precautions, yet still had ambiance in outdoor patio with holiday decor. Memorable dinner

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Paul
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was ok. Not what I would expect for $50 plates. Ribeye was a generous but but fat was not rendered properly, steak needed seasoning/salt. Sides were good. Hali it was great, small portio. Amd rice.pilaf was awful, crunchy. Cocktail was pricey and very light on alcohol. Appetizer was very small for price and crab claws were greatly overcooked. Ambiance would have been great but the tents blocked the beauty. Over all I left feeling like I wasted $200 for our 2 person meal. Maybe it was an off night.

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WhateverFits
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are doing such a wonderful job even through this COVID disaster. The menu has been simplified in order to keep the quality up with their reduced capacity. The courtyard is always lovely and is just fine with the heaters running. Please keep visiting our local restaurants and shops.

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vipJackW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and ambiance for Covid times.
The food was delicious

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stuffed
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food. Will be coming back often.

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Karen
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Korda was delightful, meal delicious, did a great job with outdoor seating covid restrictions

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KenF
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

since it's an outdoor venue in Winter, I know it was hard to accommodate the current restrictions, but it got cold after a while, especially the legs. Maybe a few lower heaters to warm the lower sections. The chill made us want to leave the place a lot sooner than expected. Otherwise, a perfect environment, excellent food (best steak I've had - Blue to perfection!) and service. will repeat the experience.

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VictoriaL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, service, and food as always. Love this place

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CindyF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual

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Chaseington
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so glad my partner and I decided to eat here at the Firehouse Restaurant. It was the first time for both of us. I loved the food. The service was top notch. When we needed a waiter to speak to, they were there. It was a great evening. I can't wait to be able to eat indoors to appreciate the beautiful art while enjoying the delicious food.

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vipSamanthaC
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service!

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Bertha
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service. Very friendly and personalized attention. Great place for special celebrations.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked the last reservation for dinner on thanksgiving and it was one of the best meals I’ve had in quite some time. Service, food, atmosphere was exactly what my tow guests and I needed. Drinks topped off a wonderful dinner and desert. The service was top notch. Dessert is amazing.

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AntoinetteC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The halibut and beef were cooked just perfectly. It was a great experience.

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Lesa
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best Thanksgiving dinner outside of our home at a restaurant that we have ever had. Everyone made the evening special under the situations we were in. The turkey dinner was out of this world and I wish I had plates of it to eat! I am not a turkey fan, but I ordered it B/C it sounded so amazing and not what we would make at home! And believe me it was. It was a party in the mouth as I had a green bean, fresh cranberry, turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes on a fork with a sprig of rosemary. I savored each and every bite! The next morning as I was eating it for breakfast I mentioned that there was no gravy. My husband said that it was drizzled around the plate. I loved that the meal was not swimming in gravy, but a flavorful sauce to not even be noticed. The rosemary was the star at the top of the Christmas tree!

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magimare
Sacramento
20 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the Firehouse Restaurant's limited Thanksgiving Day menu with our
elderly mom. The food, service, and staff were fantastic! We had a wonderful time! Thank you so much!

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CindyR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only criticism I have is the alcoholic drinks because I got a margarita and I could not even taste any alcohol in the drink, or feel even the slightest buzz. Unfortunately, I went a head and ordered two, so for $24 or whatever the price was, it wasn't worth it. All I paid for was sugar water. I will eat at The Firehouse again, and I told family and friends about the Thanksgiving meal, (which - having a choice of three entrees was a really wonderful idea), but I am also telling people not to waste their money on mixed drinks but to just get a beer or wine because the mixed drinks are not worth the price. My friends and I got out a lot and we remember what restaurant/s has/have the good drinks and which one/s do not. My son's drink was good because he basically just had a shot of bourbon, which is what I should have had.

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Mellibman
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Salad was delicious, as was the fish that I ordered. However, it was very small portion of fish. The dessert was just average. However, service was great.

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Review22
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The main reason this review wasn’t all 5s was not the restaurants fault. Covid mandates require outdoor dining only, and it was a BREEZY day. Again, something that was out of their control. The tents really took away from the ambiance. Also, we never really knew who our server was. Yes there were a million people refilling drinks, grabbing plates, but when we needed something we didn’t know who to ask. We had seen so many faces! Food was great, polite service, we enjoy stranding big days their like thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.

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DavisFoodie
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner at the Firehouse was outside in the courtyard, beautiful setup, good service and excellent entrees. I was happy to have the choice for halibut and filet mignon in addition to the traditional turkey. The bread was fresh and the cranberry bread especially good, spinach salad was delicious, the halibut with mushrooms and pearl cousous earthy and perfectly cooked fish, filet mignon tender served with creamy mashed potatoes, but the dessert was very disappointing. Dessert choices were panna cotta with cranberry sauce and pumpkin cake with hazelnut mousse. They both looked beautiful and sounded good but the panna cotta was a tasteless mound of gel. Only the cranberry sauce was worth eating and the candied pistachios were a bit rancid. The pumpkin cake was very dry and the hazelnut mousse had good flavor but plastic texture. I would have enjoyed an old fashioned piece of pumpkin pie much better!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to the FireHouse for over 51 years. It is obviously our favorite “ Nice “ restaurant... So glad it is surviving through 2020!!!!

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KeishaM
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quiet and intimate. Although the seating was outside and the weather was brisk the setting was warm with the heat lamps. Beautiful soft music and super friendly and attentive servers. Wonderful menu options and the food was delicious. Always the most tender chicken every time. We will be back. ♥️

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Alex
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic and our service was also very good. Highly recommend

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The Firehouse Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 4428 OpenTable diners.

The Firehouse Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.firehouseoldsac.com/the-firehouse-gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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