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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

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (97)
Special Occasion (87)
Good for a Date (86)
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Romantic (81)
Notable Wine List (57)
Quiet Conversation (56)
Good for Birthdays (48)
Fit for Foodies (48)
Worth the Drive (40)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Pre/post Theatre (28)
Business Meals (26)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Cozy (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Great for Lunch (21)
Authentic (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Fun (14)
Seasonal (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Sunday Lunch (10)
People Watching (9)
Healthy (9)
Great for Brunch (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Waterfront (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Scenic View (3)
Vegan (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Casual (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined 2 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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·Dined 3 days ago

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

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·Dined 3 days ago

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

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·Dined 3 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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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vip
 (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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 (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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 (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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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Very impressed! Food and service was exceptional. Highly recommended. Will go back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent food, and very competent service in upscale, yet historic surroundings. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

It was a wonderful evening. We went here for our anniversary. Food was amazing. Service was just right. Look forward to going again.

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Wow! The food was elegant and delicious. Impressive staff and beautiful decor

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

I've eaten at the Firehouse before on special occasions. Both the food and service were excellent. My wife and I were celebrating her 70th birthday.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Awesome food and service as always. Our favorite place for great food and wine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Wonderful place for a special occasion or for a fine dining experience.

The wait staff was excellent, accommodating, and very friendly.

The food was top notch. Probably one of the best meals I've had in Sacramento. I plan on coming back!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 14, 2017

They had to redo my steak. They sent it out well done I ordered medium rare. The second one was great but it took a while and my wife was eating. That sort of sucked since you pay well over $200 for dinner and drinks, not including the tip!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 13, 2017

My wife and I had our annual "Prom Night" there and loved it. Great food, great ambiance and great service. I will recommend The Firehouse to anyone who asks me for a fine dining venue for any occasion.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Amazing! Menu is unique and food is excellent. Brought out free tasters between courses. It was a great birthday experience!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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