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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
December 25, 2017 Christmas Day
January 1, 2018 New Year's Day

Cross Street:
K & L

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, 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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Chef Jay has created a delicious fixed price four-course menu for Valentine's Day dinner. Vegetarian options available. Seatings are from 4:30-10:30 pm. Reservations require a $125 per person credit card guarantee. Cancellations must be made by 5:30 pm on February 12 not to be charged.

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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (102)
Good for a Date (90)
Special Occasion (90)
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Romantic (83)
Quiet Conversation (60)
Notable Wine List (57)
Good for Birthdays (51)
Fit for Foodies (49)
Worth the Drive (42)
Creative Cuisine (40)
Pre/post Theatre (29)
Business Meals (28)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Cozy (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Great for Lunch (21)
Authentic (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Seasonal (16)
Fun (15)
Tasting Menu (14)
Sunday Lunch (11)
People Watching (10)
Healthy (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Waterfront (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Casual (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Scenic View (3)
Vegan (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 2 days ago

We found everyone at this restaurant working hard to be certain that our every request was taken care of. It is a very well trained staff and we appreciated the service from the time we entered the restaurant until we went out the front door.
There was one handicapped person with us that required the elevator to get to the table we were assigned. A staff member went into the elevator with her and made certain she was escorted to her seat. When we left I just grabbed a bus person and asked him to accompany her and his answer really pleased me--he said "of course I would be happy to"
The food was good and the waiter knew the menu well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything about our dining experience was wonderful. The service was great, the food was delicious and the relaxed atmosphere was wonderful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 3 days ago

Dine downtown- food was cold and a much smaller portion than was offered at other participating restaurants.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

Good food, great service, somewhat expensive, bit too loud inside

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·Dined 3 days ago

The ambiance and service are good, staff are very friendly. The food is overpriced and mediocre, especially for what they charge. My salmon was fishy and over cooked. That being said the carpaccio was good and my risotto was tasty though a bit overdone. I thought dine downtown would be a good time to see if we would want to come back on another occasion and it seems they weren’t trying to win people over as regular customers, more so trying to fill the restaurant at a slow time serving small portions due to the lower price.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was great but portions were small. Not sure if the portions were different in size for menu fixe. We even ordered appetizers to go with it. Fine dinning experience but not family meal place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

We dined here during Dine Downtown Week. We are new to the Sac area and have been trying different places. We were delighted to find a nice high end restaurant with pampered service. The wine list is extensive, the variety of menu options will please any palette. Our food was expertly prepared. We enjoyed the wine pairings with our meal. We will definitely be back and bring guests!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

We arrived during the January dining promotion which runs across a number of Sacramento restaurants. We each ordered a couple of cocktails (tasty) followed by a set menu and a flight of wines, as well as some oysters. The greens and citrus salad to start was delightful and fresh and we both enjoyed it; I also liked my butternut squash ravioli ... although my wife's steak was luke warm and uninspired. Possibly because we still had a finger-width of drink left in our cocktails, the waiter did not bring the wine flights during our dinner at all: at the end of the dinner it made more sense to convert them into a single glass of wine. Overall a solid 4 out of 5.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

Always a terrific meal with terrific service, and this also held true during Dine Downtown week. We were given sort of an awkward table that was in the middle of the room, and it felt like I was in the middle of the traffic, plus there was a really cold draft coming from somewhere. I’d ask for a table on the edge of the room next time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

Great value with Dine Downtown, but definitely much louder and service slow and unattentive. Took about 20 minutes and asking a different waiter for my brother to get a beer.
For special occasion, was really hard to hear each other. Been here a couple times and like this place, probably wouldn't keep going back for such a high dollar place if it was this loud and slow. I am going to give it another try.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

We first came to this restaurant almost 45 years ago and it still is one of the classiest restaurants in town. Our friends and ourselves enjoyed another wonderful meal here.

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

Our creme brûlée dessert was actually burnt with the Carmelized sugar on top becoming too bitter to eat. We told the person who took our plates away to mention to the chef but I doubt he ever did because we were not compensated for the error. Our server put in the bare minimum of time with us present only the menu. Disappointed compared to our experience 3 years ago.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 5 days ago

Always on the go-to list, even on the dreaded dine downtown menu service was great! Love this place, have for years, looking forward to many more meals @ the Firehouse.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 5 days ago

Dine Downtown with two wine flights. Fantastic experience. Great server with amazing food

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·Dined 5 days ago

It was great food and a good time. Thank you for delicious food and wonderful service.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Exceptional service. Fantastic bar. Menu was hit or miss but I tip my hat to them for being bold.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

The Firehouse restaurant has the best steaks in Sacramento. The wine selection may very well be the largest in the area. Their service staff is well trained and very attentive. Their inside accommodations are of historic standards (both upstairs and downstairs) and the outdoor dining experience couldn't be better. Beautiful! If you want a real treat have the pleasure of meeting the general manager, Mario Ortiz. A real gentleman who as a storied career at The Firehouse. He hosts a small wine tasting in one of two wine cellars every Tuesday night. There is a small charge but the experience and tastings are one to be remembered for a lifetime. If you experience all that The Firehouse Restaurant has to offer you will agree it is a treasure that provides all of the best in fine dining, great wine, and a beautiful historical ambiance!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

The service was by far the best part of our dining experience. The food was prepared well and each dish was plated beautifully.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We always love this restaurant. It’s beautiful and so is the food. And the food is always delicious. The service is outstanding. It was my sons birthday and he was treated like a king. The complimentary creme brûlée he got was scrumptious. Never even the slightest complaint when we dine here.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great restaurant with fantastic service, nice atmosphere, and delicious food! Perfect for a high-end meal experience.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We usually LOVE The Firehouse and have been coming here for years. Must have been an off night on Saturday though. My steak was waaayyy overcooked and the noise level in the restaurant was HUGE. Maybe just a busy Saturday night. Please bring back the cucumber sorbet! The champagne one was too sweet and not palette cleansing or refreshing. We did get to see Holgar so that was nice.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I ordered the filet mignon. It was the most bland, overcooked filet I've ever had. I ordered medium-rare. It was well done and tasted like it had absolutely no seasoning. My husband had rack of lamb, which was overcooked as well. Also, waiter couldn't accommodate my low-carb request and switch out my mashed potatoes for anything veggie. Major letdown, as the meal during our last visit here was awesome.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was our first timetheeeand they didn’t disappoint. Food was excellent wait staff was on point, wine list was amazing, they also had a great red beer.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The ambience is elegant. However, the Menu is overpriced for what a high end restaurant strives to be. The service was good, but lacking the little extras to be 5*________placing napkins in laps, explaining menu items, anticipating needs, such as more coffee. For example, I ordered the escargots, which were described as in croute. I was expecting a half dozen in individual pastries. What I got were 3 mounds with 2 large snails in each. Not very appealing. I would have liked some input. Also, there was am Eye of Tuna, which I think the server could have offered an expiation. My husband’s “delmonico” was excellent, and my scallops were good, but no better than those I had at La Provence in Roseville. Dessert was a winner______a coffee chocolate concoction. The comp sausage soup to begin, sorbet, and post dessert lemony bits were a nice touch. It was a nice dining experience, but the food is really overpriced.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good food and service truely enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great first time experience! Cannot wait to dine here again. Great food. Friendly staff. Cozy ambience. Loved it.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was our first visit to The Firehouse to celebrate a birthday. The holiday atmosphere was still in place, which added to the elegant decor. The service was top notch and our food was excellent. Our waiter was personable and knowledgeable. He had just the right amount of zip that added a bit of humor to our interactions. Everyone we encountered was upbeat and welcoming. To top it off the wine list is extensive and superb. We will return for another fine dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My Filet mignon came out too rare and not hot. This place is VERY expensive so I would have expected better. Waiter was on the “uppity” side just a tad. No salt & pepper to be seen. The chef did send out a delicious complimentary Creme Brûlée for our anniversary. I recommend going there for lunch as it’s a much better value!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Best choice in Sacramento. Pricey, but you get what you paid for. Wine, food, services, atmosphere, all excellent. We go here four times a year, each time well worth it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My scallops were delicious, with a bit of cauliflower puree. Mu husband pronounced his filet among the best he has ever had, and the apple souflle was a perfect end on a cold winter day.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent food and service, we also liked the ambience and got a nice desert for our anniversary. Would like to see them take Foie Gras off their menu though.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Best restaurant in Sacramento. I have tried others but Fire House is the best.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

My husband, me, and his parents went out for a post Christmas dinner to the Firehouse, a favorite of my father-in-laws. The food was delicious and the waiter was good until we were leaving. The waiter stopped my husband to tell him we didn't leave enough of a tip. We left 20%. My husband was so flustered he told me to give him the cash out of my wallet. At first, we were shell shocked. In my whole dinning career I have never been told I was cheap by my waiter. But by the time we got home I was angry, so I called the restaurant and spoke with Mario. I explained the situation and he apologized. Initially I said I wanted back the extra money I had given my husband but then I said I wanted the entire tip back. He said he would mail it to me. He did mail me the extra money but not the entire tip. I called back and spoke with Dan. I again explained the situation, he apologized and said he would send me the additional money. It took over a week and another phone message. Dan told me to please give them another chance. Not sure what that means. Not sure we will ever go back.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very overpriced . 3 if us had the $55 steak and found it over cooked and tough. Very disappointing

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

I DON'T THINK WE'LL BE BACK FOR XMAS EVE. THE BASEMENT ON 1 TREE & NO MUSIC - VERY NON-FESTIVE. THE MENU SELECTION LMTD & PRICEY. THEY WANTED TO SIT 5 PEOPLE AT A TABLE FOR 10 WHICH WOULD LIMIT CONVERSATION ACROSS THE TABLE. WE INSISTED ON A SMALLER TABLE & WAITED. I WOULD EAT THERE FOR LUNCH BUT NO MORE DINNERS.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The ambiance, service and food was pretty good for the most part. However, my scallop was a bit too salty for my liking. Otherwise I enjoyed everything!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (México)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had not been to The Firehouse for several years and decided it would be perfect for a pre-Christmas Eve dinner with my mother since we would not be spending Christmas with her. This gem in Old Sacramento did not disappoint and in fact we have a new annual holiday tradition! The entire staff was amazing and attentive, the cuisine was top shelf and unique, and the ambiance of this incredible restaurant is a treat for the eyes and soul. One of the top three eating establishments in the greater Sacramento area. Bravo, can't wait to experience this again.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The Firehouse Resturant is one of Sacramento’s outstanding Resturant with an experience that will bring you back time and again. Our Waiter Stephen and his support staff provided attentive over the mark service that made our dining experience exceptional. The food in this historical setting is wonderful, the lamb was mouthwatering.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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