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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.
Sacramento, CA 95814
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.
December 25, 2017 Christmas Day
January 1, 2018 New Year's Day
K & L
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
Went with my wife for our first anniversary. The building alone is extraordinary. The food was fantastic and very filling. Our waiter Jeremy helped us out by pairing a wine with our entrees, and did a perfect job in doing so. Couldn't have asked for a better waiter. Would definitely go again and again for future anniversaries.
We had a wonderful, quiet table in an classy setting. Our waiter, as well as the bar service, was exceptional. The food presentation was creative, and the menu was diverse enough to allow a variety of selections. First and second servings were generous enough to be shared. Loved the big eye tuna. The chocolate pave was delicious. Valet parking eliminated the hassle of competing for a parking place. This was an elegant evening from start to finish.
What a disappointment. We had made a reservation for a party of eight and when we arrived, we were told that it would be a few minutes before we would be able to be seated. That few minutes turned into nearly an hour. Although the manager brought complimentary hors d’oeuvres, the careless service that we had during the rest of the meal...serving salads to the wrong people at the table , failing to bring coffee for two of four people who had ordered it...cemented our opinion. To add insult to injury, it took nearly 20 minutes for the waiter to settle our bill at the end of the meal. While the food was good, as it always has been, the service was nothing short of poor. The Firehouse can do better.
Came here for our anniversary. Only thing we both didn't like was the entrance was a bit confusing. When you walk in it looks like you are entered in the wrong way because he see a at area first and the hostess was sort of hidden half way through. It made it a bit difficult to navigate where to go since we had never been there before. The food was delicious especially the bread. My green beans were over cooked and hard to chew and the mashed potatoes had a few bites that were overly salted. Other than that I loved the palette cleansers and the crab bisque soup was the best soup I've ever had. My husband and I didn't care at all for the chocolate pave dessert. I love chocolate but this was a complete over kill of chocolate. One bite of it was overwhelmingly sweet and very dense. I think it would have been really good had the Kalua ice cream been the main dessert and the chocolate pave been much smaller with the portion. It it very expensive but definitely worth it. The wait staff was very nice and accommodating.
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