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The Firehouse Restaurant

(23 Reviews)

1112 2nd St, Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 442-4772

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Today: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tomorrow: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
33
YEARS
IN BUSINESS
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**Welcome** For over forty years, The Firehouse has earned its reputation for providing unparalleled ambiance in a truly unique and memorable setting. Built in 1853 and originally home of "Sacramento No. 3," The Firehouse was the first building in Old Sacramento to be restored and is designated a historical landmark. Dine in the elegant main dining room or lunch in the romantic tree-covered courtyard. **Extraordinary Tastes** Delicious food, beautifully presented - The Firehouse trademark. Trained chefs specialize in creating an extraordinary assortment of appetizers, entrees and desserts, perfectly complemented by an extensive wine list. A friendly and knowledgeable service staff ensures the excellence of your dining experience. **Versatility** The Firehouse is the right choice for your next banquet lunch or banquet dinner, business lunch, formal dinner, or private celebration. A variety of rooms provide the ideal setting for your event. In addition to its large dining rooms, The Firehouse also offers two intimate wine cellar rooms perfect for smaller get togethers. An experienced Firehouse staff takes pride in making sure your event is a success. From ordering flowers and booking musical entertainment to setting up audio-visual equipment, the staff makes sure no detail is overlooked. Stop by for a tour of our special rooms and let The Firehouse plan your next event. We look forward to serving you.
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Regular Hours

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Phone: (916) 346-4339

Fax: (916) 442-6617

Payment method
cash, debit, all major credit cards
Price Range
$$$
Neighborhoods
Old Sacramento, Central Sacramento
AKA

Firehouse Subs

The Firehouse

Categories
Fine Dining Restaurants, Sandwich Shops, Steak Houses, Wine, Bars, American Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Free

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Dressy

Good For Groups: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Sandwiches, Take Out, Fast Food

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Pets Allowed: No

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steeliejim

02/13/2012

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The Firehouse--going back downhill

I have eaten at the Firehouse twice in the past year, and enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. So I thought it was a safe bet for a pre-Valentine's outing in one of the few places in Sacramento where it is really worth dressing up and having high expectations fulfilled. Wrong!

First thing was walking up the narrow stairway from the alley below with waiters emptying dirty dishes from tables pushing by us with absolutely no courtesy. Yes, it was busy, but they weren't delivering full plates just clearing dirty dishes. Okay, not that big a deal. Next was being seated directly under a vent blowing cold air which kept blowing out the oil lamp on the table. The repeated line about the fireman ghost quickly got lame as we shivered. It would have been a nice gesture to be offered a chance to move as the dining room started clearing well before we were served our first course.

But, again, not a deal breaker. It was the combination of service and food that left me literally with a bad taste in my mouth. My companion first ordered the carpaccio which was good, and I ordered the salad, also good, and so was the palatte-cleansing sorbet served between courses--hence two stars instead of one. So far so good. She also ordered the fillet mignon, but our waiter didn't bother asking how she wanted it prepared. Come onj!! Even Sizzler asks how you want your steak prepared. When it was delivered, it was exceedingly bland and rare to the point of bloody (she asked for medium rrare--no thanks to the waiter. Who knows how it would have been prepared otherwise. She left half of it. I ordered the duck breast with huckleberry sauce. I love duck and I have had some wonderful examples prepared different ways from the south of France to NYC and San Francisco. Yes, duck is fatty, but this was exceedingly so to the point of that I ended up with most of it in my napkin. One of the grossest eating experiences I've had in a long time. Never once were we asked--while we were eating--how we liked our meal. Only at the end did I bring it up. Our waiter just shrugged.

Interestingly, the night before we ate out at PF Chang's which I do not consider fine dining. We didn't have high expectations. We were just hungry after hours of shopping and it was convenient. The food was great, the service was greater. The Firehouse could take some pointers

I've been around Sacramento a long time, and I knew that the Firelhouse had once gone into a big slump but had recovered and was now on solid footing. It's current popularity has apparently led to a slip back into sloppiness. And, what is it with so many diners in Sacramento--male usually--dressed in tee shirts and baseball caps as if they were visiting Hooters. I know it's more of a reflection of the lack of class of some Sacramentans, but come on Firelhouse don't you have any respect for your customers who do show a little pride in their appearance or yourselves? Are you that desperate for customers that you are afraid to have at least a basic dress code requiring something other than tee shirts and no baseball caps?

guidobob

07/18/2011

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5 Star / Except for One Thing !!!

What a wonderful experience. We had the Chef's Tasting Menu with Paired Wines for $98. per person. Amazing and Delicious. Now, for the disturbing part: Apparently there is no need to dress for fine dining. We saw many parties dressed in White T-shirts, Cut-off Shorts and Fip-flops at many tables. When we jokingly asked the Hostess where they drew the line, she responded: No Swimsuits and No Tanktops. Amazing!! We lowered our 5 star rating to 3 star on ambience. At lease they were not serving ""Happy Meals"" .... yet.

lynz5_5

11/14/2008

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Lovely Bar

My boyfriend and I were on the hunt for a chocolate martini, hey a girl needs her fix sometimes! We finally stopped by the Firehouse Bar as a last resort. It was about 1 hour before closing. They have this martini menu that is utterly amazing! I had 3: A chocolate martini, espresso martini, and a black forest martini. Now, I'm not usually into sweet drinks, the chocolate martini was a must, the espresso; well I wanted espresso, and the black forest: because I am a chambord lover, I probably wouldn't have the black forest martini again because it is dessert in a glass and while delicious, a bit too much for my tastes.

The ambiance of this place is so far the absolute best in Old Town. It's beautiful, people are nice, dressed nice, etc.

The bartenders were wonderful! I love chatty and nice bartenders and I had 2 of them. They were both sophisticated and (might I add), handsome. Very fitting for the beautiful bar.

You must go for a Martini!

OH, I guess I should say, you get what you pay for here, so be prepared, but it is worth it!!!! I think it may have been $12/martini, which for a good one, that's not bad AT ALL!
Also, something at the top of the page talks about parking, if you park in a lot, most stores validate, just ask, and yes you have to buy something for validation! AND meters in old town run to 8PM not 6PM!

moonbase

07/02/2008

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Great Ambiance Good Food

If your familear with old sacramento then you know to go there for the relaxing ambiance as well as the food .The firehouse has both and if you have never been there then you don't know what your missing .

michaeljude

06/04/2008

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Spend your money somewhere else!

I took my wife to this restaurant on Mother's Day. What a ""let down"". Horrible food, horrible service and the management doesn't care. I love to fine dine and see my wife loving where I take her. The Firehouse let me down. Spend your money somewhere else. There is allot of great restaurants in Sacramento. The Firehouse is NOT one of them.
Old Sacramento is awesome though. Great location...just horrible food, prices and service.

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