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About The Firehouse Restaurant

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 12 consecutive years and was voted "Best Wine List" - 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" from Wine Enthusiast magazine.

1112 Second St
Sacramento, CA 95814
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm.

Closed Holidays 2016
New Year's Day, Staff Appreciation Party (Jan 31), Super Bowl (Feb 7), Private Event (Apr 11), Memorial Day (May 30), Independence Day (Jul 4), Labor Day (Sep 5), Christmas Day (Dec 25)

Cross Street:
K & L

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(916) 442-4772

Website:
http://www.firehouseoldsac.com/

Entertainment:
The Firehouse hosts a weekly wine tasting every Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for $15 per person. Each weekly tasting features a different theme. Please call the restaurant for more details about these events. Wine Events Contact: Mario Ortiz 442-4772

Parking Details:
Valet and street parking are available. A City lot is located at Second and I Streets. A City parking garage is located one block over on Neasham and Front Streets.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Firehouse Restaurant is known throughout the Sacramento region for our dedicated special events department, and is host to a variety of events. The Firehouse is known as the premier wedding site in Sacramento.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us for a four-course gourmand Thanksgiving dinner from 1-8 pm. Vegetarian options available. Young Patrons menu is $24.95 for ages 12 and under. Reservations and credit card guarantee are required. Deadline to cancel is 5 pm on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Chef Jay and his talented team have created a special three-course Christmas Eve menu being served from 3:00-9:00 pm. Vegetarian/vegan items available. Young Patrons menu is $24.95 for age 12 or younger. Reservations/credit card guarantee are required. Deadline to cancel is by 5 pm on 12/22/17.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Chef Jay and his talented team have created a special three-course Christmas Eve menu being served from 3:00-9:00 pm. Vegetarian/vegan items available. Young Patrons menu is $24.95 for age 12 or younger. Reservations/credit card guarantee are required. Deadline to cancel is by 5 pm on 12/22/17.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Start the New Year in style! The Firehouse is offering a four-course elegant menu for $125 per person. We will be open for dinner dining only from 4:30 pm to midnight. Reservation and credit card guarantee are required. Deadline to cancel is December 29.

Private Dining

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.

The Firehouse Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (84)
Special Occasion (80)
Romantic (75)
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Good for a Date (75)
Notable Wine List (54)
Creative Cuisine (45)
Quiet Conversation (45)
Fit for Foodies (41)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Worth the Drive (33)
Business Meals (29)
Cozy (26)
Great for Outdoor Dining (25)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Tasting Menu (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Authentic (11)
Seasonal (11)
Fun (9)
People Watching (8)
Healthy (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Scenic View (4)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Waterfront (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Casual (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

the food was very good although my wife was going back and forth with the waiter as rather to have the fillet or the rib eye she settled on the rib eye but was served the fillet we didn't send it back because we were kind of in a hurry to go to a Kings game.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

From start to finish the meal was excellent. And the cocktails were just as yummy!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Had reservation for 8:45, had to wait at the bar for half an hour before being seated. Bartender was confused as to what my girlfriend wanted in her Hot Toddy, that it's just a general drink of liquor with hot tea, lemon, and honey. Told him Jameson would be fine, he made it with well whiskey... Jim Beam. Waiting staff was friendly and was nice enough to explain some things on the menu. A few times a lot of time had passed before seeing our waiter, leaving us with empty water glasses. Ordered the Hudson Valley Foie Gras, the almond gremolata was too sweet. My girlfriend ordered the Roasted Breast of Local Duckling, which comes with 3 small poorly plated pieces of breast and what looked like wild rice in this grotesque mound. I ordered the Rack of Roti Lamb that came very rare, when I ordered medium-rare, I can eat it either way, it just disgusts my girlfriend when it's still dripping blood. The carrots on the side with the green beans were under cooked, a struggle to cut and chew. The noise level was pretty high, along with screaming children. The men's restroom was out of hand soap but had plenty of mouth wash. This is my first and probably only visit to this restaurant, unfortunately.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic dining experience. Everything we had was delicious. Wait staff was professional and super nice. Looking forward to going again

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a wonderful experience. The service and food was 5 star. After asking a question about the history of the restaurant, our wonderful server Eric took us on a private tour. The outdoor courtyard is amazing!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 4 days ago

Everyone was very attentive to our needs and We weren't rushed through our meal, which was nice.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Very good food. A good variety of options for every taste.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and service. You just need to wait for alittle for your main food to be served.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Two of us were happy with our food, but my chicken a la king was served lukewarm, and my partner's dayboat seafood plate was mediocre. Our friends' hamburger and pork chop were excellent. So was our crab bisque and Meyer lemon pudding. Service was very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, People Watching, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

My daughter is a Culinary major and the experience was priceless. Reggie was awesome and helpful which was appreciated since it was our first time.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The food was excellent, and our waiter was superb. We'll go back again!

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My boyfriend took me here for my birthday and it was by far one of the best restaurants I have been to. The service was amazing and so was the food. They went above and beyond to make me feel special for my birthday and I definitely felt special. Our waiter was great as well! We will most definitely be coming back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We reserved The Firehouse for our anniversary. What a spectacular surprise. Everything was perfect. Our waiter Eric was very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about the menu.
Everything was perfect. We were even treated to a creme brûlée for our anniversary.
I truly can not wait to return!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The staff was excellent: hostess made very rapid accommodations (wonderful, quiet table, nice corner, quiet and not even by the restroom door!) even though I made reservations for the wrong night (OpenTable mistake on my part); wait- and bus-staff were fast, friendly and very good; every member of the staff, whether working our table or not, said hello and good evening/thank you/have a good night - one of the best dining experiences we've had at a place where we aren't extreme regulars. This was our first time at Firehouse. I had the Delmonico and my wife had prime rib. Both were excellent and cooked perfectly. The Delminico is about 2 inches thick, so be prepared - if you like a good grill on the outside of a medium-rare steak, consider asking for one temp grade higher than you usually go. Two very minor things: the wine list is extensive and approachable if your credit card is the rarest element or your wallet is equally extensive! Of hundreds of wines, maybe three or four under $100. The other thing: espresso was not great and was delivered too soon - got cold before I finished my wine. So: cocktails, salads, and entrees for two, one bottle of wine, one desert, one espresso -$300 (half, almost for the wine).

Overall, we're excited to bring our friends from Vegas to Firehouse next time they're in town. It was a great way to spend our 22nd Ann'y!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Loved it. From start to finish.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 8, 2017

A true fine dining experience. Great service and food

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The Firehouse is a long time favorite. The menu is always unique and the preparation is flawless. We will be back again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Really wonderful service. Everyone did an excellent job making my father comfortable and helping him with his walker. The hostess was very kind and patient while escorting my dad down the lift and to the table. We all enjoyed our special lunch.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Hmm. Want to say I loved it... its a beautiful restaurant with fantastic service, but the food, not so much. My filet was so over-seasoned (salty) that it was practically inedible and it was overcooked to boot. Didn't make a stink about it, we were celebrating my parents anniversary so didn't want to make a scene, but I would not order beef there again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Exceptional from start to finish! The hostess greeted us very kindly and was completely receptive to our immediate request; we were delighted to see a timely and efficient response to that request which set the stage for a fantastic experience to celebrate our 10th Wedding Anniversary.

The special surprise I had waiting for my wife was arranged on the table as I requested at the very time I requested it which was a delight to me. The entire waiting and preparation staff to our table created an experience we two will never forget; it was, to say the least, outstanding!

I want to thank you all at the Firehouse for making our 10th Wedding Anniversary a time to remember and cherish for the rest of our lives.

We will return for even more of what you have to offer in the near future, thanks.

Best Regards,
Steve & Nese

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food is outstanding and just melts in your mouth. It is so nice to come here and spend 2 1/2 hours talking, eating and enjoying wine.
It was a great place for my husband's 50th birthday celebration.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I have been to this restaurant several times. The service is typically excellent. The food is delicious with a menu of nice variety.

The dessert was less than perfect, however, it is difficult for many restaurants to get a perfect creme brûlée.

The supporting staff were our favorites, and the chef did very well with our main dishes.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Wonderful! Can't wait to go again!

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We literally call The Firehouse our favorite restaurant in Sacramento, and there's a reason. The food, service, and environment are unparalleled in the area.

From the gracious hostess who greeted us properly to the serving staff carefully working around my allergies and describing the amazing menu we had an amazing time from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. The restaurant is tastefully decorated, and the soft music creates the perfect ambiance for conversation.

Yes, a good meal for three people with drinks will run you into the 200-300 dollar range, and that's before an expensive wine or liquor selection, but you really do get what you pay for.

Kudos to the amazing staff, you not only made our stay enjoyable, but you've already made us look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everything was amazing! The food, service and ambiance were all perfect and we had an amazing anniversary dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This will be a go-to for us in Old Town Sacramento - we had a great meal and our friends love it too. Highly recommend the steaks and the sliders.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Requested my girl friend name of the dessert never happened

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food, wine , Service are always outstanding at The Firehouse. We are always impressed. Ate filet was perfect and the lobster tail was delicious.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

We went for my husband's birthday and were surprised by how sophisticated it looked inside. It was so quiet I would definitely call this upscale. We got soup solid 2 appetizers and a dinner and all of it was amazing. We can't wait to go back again and see what else is on the menu.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This place never disappoints! Amazing food, service and ambiance. We visited with the future in-laws from Florida and they loved it!

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a wonderful meal, great service, and overall amazing time. Our service was over the top, Steve was attentive and on point! Thank you for making my daughter’s birthday a night to remember!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excelente experience, food really good but the service was outstanding. We had a great time w/my wife.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Nice ambiance, good menu options, good service, nice to have valet parking available. Will go again.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Absolute amazing. Exquisitely plated... perfectly prepared.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

We love it here and try to come for both birthdays and our anniversary. We're always saying we wish we could come more often but maybe just coming now and then makes it more special.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Needed a special occasion restaurant to wine and dine my husband's sister and her husband, who we had just met for the first time ever!!! My husband is 63, so as you can imagine, this was a real "occasion".

Thank goodness we found The Firehouse (thanks to the internet). We'd certainly had enough fast food over the previous week, by the time we got there! At last, an oasis of delicious food served beautifully in wonderful surroundings by charming staff! We all loved it and I think you will definitely be seeing more of my brother and sister in law in the future. They have lived in Sacramento for many years, but never previously dined with you.

The meal was all beautifully presented and mostly absolutely delicious. My only tiny complaint would be that the jus served with the duck was a little too "vinegary", but that's probably just my personal taste.

My lemon pudding was exquisite! Mmmmmmm!

If we ever cross the pond again, we'll definitely be back, meanwhile, you should all come and visit London! See you there! And thanks for a lovely evening!

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The Firehouse Restaurant is our favorite special occasion destination for an amazing meal. The food and service are always amazing. Request one of the semi-circular booths set around the perimeter of the main dining room for an especially cozy dinner for two.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Remains traditional...we had an excellent dinner, impeccable service. Nice for a special occasion, but don't forget the platinum card, as it is pricey!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Took my wife for our anniversary and it was worth every penny: pricey wine, but the food was amazing and worth the prices.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent food and outstanding service!!!!!!
Our waiter was very knowledgeable & helpful.
The food preparation was perfect.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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