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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.

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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (105)
Special Occasion (98)
Good for a Date (95)
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Romantic (85)
Good for Birthdays (56)
Notable Wine List (55)
Quiet Conversation (51)
Fit for Foodies (49)
Worth the Drive (41)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Pre/post Theatre (30)
Business Meals (30)
Cozy (27)
Great for Lunch (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Authentic (20)
Local Ingredients (20)
Good for Groups (18)
Seasonal (17)
Bar Seating (15)
Fun (13)
People Watching (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Great for Brunch (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Healthy (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Late-night Find (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Waterfront (4)
Casual (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Scenic View (3)
Vegan (3)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Organic (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

It was a steakhouse. For me to expect an elevated experience was I guess naive . Good for a steakhouse but overpriced. Waited 30 minutes for a table when I booked a reservation at a specific time. Bar tender is nice. Overall not interested in returning.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Steak was over cooked. Like tasteless charcoal. It didn’t have any pink at all! I had ordered medium My wife got the same thing. I tried a piece of hers and it was great. I should of said something in person, but it was our valentines dinner and I was asked to not bring it up by my wife. The rest of the food was wonderful , but the 50 dollar steak was not edible. I only ate a bite or two. Our service was awesome. We ended up spending about $260. For three courses each and a bottle of wine.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

The pasta was not good. The sea bass was good. Too expensive. $75 for 3 glasses of wine?! Never again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful service...exquisite food! Beautiful atmosphere!!! There are a lot of reasons why it is one of Sacramento’s treasured restaurants!!

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 (Tahoe)·Dined 5 days ago

This is an amazing staple of Sacramento restaurant dining. My wife and I really love this restaurant, absolutely worth drive from wherever you come from. Amazing atmosphere and absolutely great food and service.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was amazing! The only issue we had was the incredibly rude hostess that night. As soon as we walked in we were immediately judged and given dirty looks by her. Everyone else including our waiter Sean was amazing. He made our night definetly memorable.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 6 days ago

Came for Valentine’s Day dinner. We were seated downstairs near the wine cellar. I loved that there were multiple options for the courses. The lobster and crab “stew” was incredible. They gave us a little champagne sorbet to cleanse the pallet which was tasty and classy. The main course had 5 options all great including a vegetarian option. I’m gluten free and they had plenty of options for me. The service was amazing!! Our server was very nice and helpful without being overbearing. Bussers did a great job of reading when we were done and clearing the table. Overall a great visit and well definitely be back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined 7 days ago

Valentine's Day prefix was fantastic! Excellent service as well. Thank you Jamin for the excellent service.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Like the Firehouse usually, but this occasion service was slow, never even offered a drink refill, and steak was prepared wrong. Disappointing, particularly for the price

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Classic venue with innovative cuisine as well as steakhouse classics. Friendly, welcoming staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Staff was amazing. Food was even more amazing. Definitely not on the cheap side but the it was worth it. This is a great place to splurge on the fancy dinner.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Order an old fashion that wasn't made great, watered down. Steak was ordered medium rare, came raw. Quite unusual for this restaurant, may have been an off day.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We found the halibut and lobster tail very dry. I learned I should go to a seafood restaurant for delicate seafoods.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 9, 2018

My wife and I had not been to the Firehouse in over 15 years. We decided to go back to celebrate my wife's Birthday. We had great service, the food was tremendous and we very much enjoyed the evening. We will be back and this time we will not wait another 15 years.
Terry

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I took my best friend and there are as a birthday gift prior to a Miranda Lambert concert the food was delicious the atmosphere was great the chef even customer paired part of her meal and made her creme brulee for her birthday... The service was great we enjoyed the bar during happy hour before we are seated and had a great experience

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great place to have a business meeting. Food was awesome!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Ordered the evening special. Not much flavor to the dish. Very disappointing for $42. My husband ordered the chicken, which he enjoyed but he did comment that parts of it were overcooked and dry. For the cost, I expect an exceptional meal and this was not it. Service was great, but I wouldn't go back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Service and the food (especially the desserts) are amazing!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Service and food were wonderful! One of my favorite restaurants!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

We have been here a number of time as it was always an enjoyable experience. We were surprised by the LACK of quality table service. My wife had the chefs choice dinner including the wine pairing. As she has enjoyed before the waiter told about where the wine came from ect. This time it was here is a glass of wine with nothing said. The seafood that night was tough as well as it took A REALLY LONG TIME to get it. I had the lobster which was TINY...although the table next to us were served A HUGE ONE.... We understand it was busy but the lack of service has us looking for a different place to send our $200. We were also sat under a COLD air vent as my wife couldn't remove her coat. We are disappointed as said always had a good experience in the past.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

This is a wonderful restaurant, though a bit pricey. It has been around a long time and has a lovely historic feel. Service is classy but friendly, food superb.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Totally awesome old school fine dining restaurant. Meals fantastic and wine list second-to-none...really! Go hungry, leave sassified!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I loved the restaurant, the food was well prepared and presented very nicely. I would have given 5 stars for the my meal, however the steak i ordered was coated in herbs. I ordered their best cut and prefer when the meat is complemented by seasonings, not over taken by them. That being said, the steak was above average, it just could have been phenomenal. I would definitely recommend for birthdays, anniversaries, and fancy date nights.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Menu was good, duck breats and lamb chops were superb

Waitperson Sean was excellent, knowledgeable, personable

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The service was terrible. Our waiter was rude. Food was way overpriced. Don't go to this restaurant.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We went to the Firehouse for my wife's birthday and they never disappoint. Service, food, and selection are always top notch at the Firehouse. I had the Lobster Tail which was huge and broiled to perfection. My wife had the Pork Chop, again cooked to perfection. Don't leave without having the Souffle for dessert. It was heavenly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We enjoy the experience and would return if ever back in Sacramento!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great historic ambiance. Outstanding service. Food was good but not worth the prices that were charged. I have had business lunches here and they were very reasonable. Guess you are paying for the locale.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Lovely place, food was immaculate, drinks were nice.. great convenient location.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 25, 2018

My husband and I have been to the Firehouse a number of times. Most always for a special occasion for ourselves or with others. The food is always the best and we feel unhurried relaxed and at ease. It’s a special place for us and I know we will come back again and again and again!!!

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

As always the food was great, enjoyed the Dungeness crab bisque
The service was very good

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great staff and great food. Always top quality and treatment.

Tags: Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 23, 2018

A gem of a place in the heart of Old Sacramento. The food is always amazing, the service is perfection - it's one of those glamorous finds of good old fashioned restaurants that has an affordable price tag and wonderful food. Will come here every time I happen to be in town on business.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Went for a birthday dinner and had a great time. The food was fresh, high quality and well presented. I will be back again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The service and ambiance were top notch. We ordered off the restaurant week prix fixe menu. It was our first time eating here so not sure if that’s a good sample of the quality of the food or not but the food was just ok for the price it usually is (when it’s not prix fixe). The salmon was over cooked and not super fresh. The sirloin steak meal tasted strongly of rosemary. Like it was hard to taste anything else. The apple dessert was cold/room temp and boring. We’re going to give this restaurant another chance though.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Very disappointed from the seating in the unattractive area beyond the bar, to no table flowers, candles, etc. , and mediocre first course.
Salmon was very well prepared while the steak was luke warm and dry.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We recently went to Firehouse for Dine Downtwon Week. The food was delicious, but the portions were small, so my husband left hungry. We also felt like we were treated as second class citizens once it was established we were doing the DD menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 21, 2018

excellent food and service very satisfied with overall experience

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 21, 2018

This was an annual 3 course special and the portions were decidedly smaller than usual which I like. Wish more places had a regular lighter diner menu. Enough for dinner not the next day styrofoam box lunch.
The Firehouse serves good lunches, but at night is a much more expensive steakhouse. Therefore their wine list leans heavily to expensive, heavy reds. I prefer seafood with a good Chardonnay. They offer precious few choices of white wine. Sometimes we take a rare rose and happily pay their reasonable corkage.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 20, 2018

It was just ok. We went as part of restaurant week and it felt like they were just sorta phoning it in. I know they need to make things en masse for these types of events but I expected more.

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