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The Firehouse Restaurant, Sacramento, CA

The Firehouse Restaurant

4.7
4.7
5093 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 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

7:30 PM


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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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

    $5 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, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,093 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Great for fine wines

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Romantic

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Good for special occasions

  • Sacramento

    Best Ambiance

  • Sacramento

    Great for fine wines

  • Sacramento

    Romantic

  • Sacramento

    Good for special occasions

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  1. ThomG

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has been our go to venue for special dinners for the last 37 years. We were marrie in the Court Yard in 1986. 🤗🎉
  2. PamelaT

    Sacramento

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dinner with old world service. Wonderful halibut, pork chops and lamb.
  3. TamIM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a 5 star experience from start to finish. The valet welcomed us and opened all doors, the hostess greeted us and acknowledged that we were celebrating our Anniversary, food and drinks were to timely, tasty and service was impeccable. Highly recommended
  4. VivianT

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food! The service was friendly, helpful, and timely. Thoroughly enjoyable evening.
  5. lefty64

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Sabrina was absolutely amazing she was very knowledgeable of menu. I ordered the sea bass special it was fabulous!! M husband ordered the pork chop!! He couldn’t finish his dish. Dessert I ordered the chocolate lave cake and my husband ordered the lemon sorbet which was light and refreshing!! We also had the opportunity to see the wine cellar!! Highly recommend Firehouse!!! You would not be disappointed.
  6. Mohammad

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Will definitely be back again.
  7. PatS

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating two family birthdays and the evening was very special!!
  8. KR1441

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, great food. One of the few brights spots in Sacramento.
  9. KCarl

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took an out-of-towner visitor who had loved it here before, did not disappoint. Also, had a bonus of winning Princeton NCAA Basketball Team coming in for dinner with an ovation and smiles all around. My visitor loved it even more. Wonderful meal and ambiance.
  10. califrenchie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    It felt like a restaurant that was stuck 20 years ago.
  11. JacquiJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, service was outstanding and I would definitely come back the next time I’m in town. A new favorite!
  12. Hbrasil

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, amazing food and a wine list that is like a catalogue of the best one can choose from and for every budget and preference.
  13. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Firehouse is always a great treat. From the appetizers to the dessert- everything was excellent and delicious. The only disappointment was that we didn’t get any bread 😔
  14. DianaC

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Amazing service and Old Sac charm. The food was good and we enjoyed several different menu items and shared. The dessert soufflé was highly recommended but it wasn’t special. The pumpkin sauce on the gnocchi was delish and the charcuterie was lovely. The seafood was good but not amazing. Overall, a fun experience on a Monday in Old Sac.
  15. frekwentdiner

    Sacramento

    192 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    192 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    We LOVE Firehouse, but this was a miss for us tonight. No wine help whatsoever. We had help but it was uninformed and unhelpful. My pork was dry and overcooked but we couldn’t tell anyone bc we didn’t get checked on! We didn’t have butter knives at our table! Had to ask for them ! Very small amt of butter to go with the bread. We spent a lot of money and did not reap the benefits
  16. Ellie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I truly love the food and ambiance at The Firehouse. Wonderful service from friendly food service folks. Absolutely great food! My birthday dinner was delightful!
  17. Mike

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, as usual, could not have been better!
  18. JoannaW

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our host was sweet. He made sure we were completely happy with our dining location in the dining room. The young man that was filling water glasses made sure our glasses were refilled without having to ask. James our waiter was great! He was fun and relatable. He made good suggestions for each of the pieces of our meal. We really enjoyed a very much needed night out.
  19. LloydM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, drinks, and food. I highly recommend this place, a little expensive but well worth it. My server Derek was great, he explained all of the ingredients of the delicious food we had.
  20. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Came here for a late Valentines dinner/anniversary. Shared a first course of firehouse trio which was really good. I got the Caesar salad for the second, not really a big fan of the lettuce chunks but overall good taste. For our third course I got the filet mignon which was great, potatoes a little unseasoned but good sauce. Boyfriend got pork chop and loved it. Overall great dining experience! Would definitely come again for special occasions.
  21. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance of old world elegant dining. Staff so experienced in making the dining experience enjoyable and comfortable. Food is the star in presentation and taste.
  22. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was great. Me and my girlfriend went out for our anniversary and I tell you…. What an experience! From the food too the servers and back to the front desk and bar area. Everything was Top Tier. If you wanna go out and feel classy, this is your spot. Will be back again thank you! Oh yeah, there valentines dinner was on hit!!!! Pan seared maple leaf duck, filet mignon, pork belly.
  23. DaniellaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing! This is the nicest restaurant I’ve ever eaten at and everything was perfect. The food was the best. I can’t wait to go again!
  24. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentines Day dinner.
  25. SacFog

    Sacramento

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made my Valentines reservation on Open Table back in November. Been here before very nice restaurant. Monday I get an email from Open Table saying they are doing a special Valentines Menu. $175 per person Must cancel by 12th which was day before or would be charged $175 cancelation fee. So too late to cancel Food and service were great just hadn’t planned on not eating for the next week
  26. PaxtonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is, without exaggeration, one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. The quality of the food is outstanding and the chef did an amazing job with the Valentine’s Day tasting menu. I did not have a bite of anything that I wouldn’t eat for a week straight. The overall experience was well worth the price and I hope to come back to this restaurant. I am in college, so having a dinner this nice reminded me of why I am enduring so much school
  27. kenf

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening.. Excellent service as usual
  28. VickiH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Service was slow and main course way to salty appetizers,soup and salad were very good.
  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great experience overall. Only one complaint, I asked for salt and was given a salt shaker. I kept trying to salt my food and didn’t notice a difference. After 4 times, I unscrewed the cap and saw that it was fancy flake salt which Is great, but impossible for it to dispense from the tiny holes in the salt shaker. Should be served in a small salt bowl with spoon. Didn’t really impact dinner, just thought it was silly and perhaps no one knows this is happening.
  30. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the atmosphere and the people. It was the best anniversary dinner date?
  31. TerriS

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the feel of this place – historic and trendy. The bar area was popping and the dinner tables were spread out enough so it felt private. The rack of lamb melted in your mouth and hubby said the duck was delish. The veggies and potatoes on the side were straightforward and perfectly cooked - they let the meat take center stage. Bravo, chef! The Crème Brule and Grand Marnier souffle were sooo delicious. Our server and the rest of the staff were super friendly and attentive. The wine list was the size of a small phone book - extensive. I definitely would return to try more dishes.
  32. ANGELR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent service amazing food.
  33. Steven

    San Francisco

    202 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    202 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Been here many times and it has always been terrific! My wife and I both ordered the rack of lamb which was outstanding. Cesar salad was good, not the best part of dinner. Martinis were perfect as was the service. Our waitperson was James. This restaurant dates back 50+ years.... will likely be around another 50 years!
  34. DivakarP

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We went to Firehouse to celebrate our anniversary. We wanted to give this restaurant a second chance. Had our reservations done. We reached on time and were promptly seated. The seating arrangement itself wasn't great. It was like we were in the middle of the path. Anyhow, moving ahead to the order time. We took our time to go through the 38 pages of wine list. I appreciate the wide variety of selections. It took them 15 mins to get the drinks going. Service was utterly slow. Our servers didn't seem to have full understanding of the menu as well. I ordered the chef's special for the day. Food quality was average. We ordered a vegetarian risotto, but instead got a vegan risotto devoid of any cheese or salt. We sent it back and they graciously didn't include it in the check. We ordered 2 desserts- chocolate lava cake and baklava cheesecake. Both terrible. Chocolate lava cake didn't have any lava oozing out, but has chocolate spread on the side. Baklava cheesecake, not great. But I guess that's how they make it. I wanted to like the place but never going back again. The problem I think is management. They need to move on with time. They can keep the essence of the restaurant but need to be more agile with rest of the things. And start including few more food options.
  35. Dj530

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was Great and all personnel very polite and friendly. The food was delicious as always .
  36. DanS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s been too many years since we’ve been to this restaurant. Definitely won’t let time go by that long again! We decided to do our Valentines Day date-night early this year and headed to The Firehouse! We enjoyed our Fillet Mignon (wife) and Rib Eye Steak (me). They were cooked perfectly to our individual liking. I paired my meal with a surprise Cab Sauv I saw on the wine list ... in Costco style of course ... "Sinegal" Wine. Could it possibly be?? I asked to see the bottle and there it was ... Jim's signature - in green ink of course! I’m a huge fan of Costco since I’ve been employed there for 37 years! Jim was an outstanding CEO and what a great person overall. Spoke with him many times - Always so friendly. Ok back to the review … This restaurant is a true gem. The service was unparalleled! Very attentive to every detail and our individual needs. Before our meal we shared the Pumpkin Gnocchi appetizer (nice start to our experience) and for desert we shared the Grand Mariner Soufflé. It came with a boat of raspberry sauce and another boat of softened vanilla ice cream. The desert was well worth the 15 minutes preparing time. This allowed our food to settle as I sipped on my cappuccino and we took a self-guided tour of the restaurant’s many levels of eating space as well as the outside patio area the restaurant offers. Overall … great experience. We will be back. Touché, Firehouse team, touché!!
  37. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amanda was just amazing. I will be back because of her.
  38. MICC

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening. Dinner was incredible and the staff were amazing!
  39. Ashley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing service and the food was delicious. The wait staff was very generous. Over all we had a good experience
  40. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Are helper James gave us wounderful service

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Firehouse Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 5093 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 47 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

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    $5 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, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, 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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