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Sacramento A-List’s Best Romantic Restaurant for 2017

America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2017 & 2018 ~ Wine Enthusiast

AAA Four Diamond Award (since 2009)

Fodor’s Choice

Best of Award of Excellence (17 consecutive years) ~ Wine Spectator Magazine

Most Romantic Restaurant ~ KCRA’s A-list 2014

Certificate of Excellence Award ~ Trip Advisor

OpenTable Diner’s Choice Awards

Best Ambiance, Best Outdoor Dining, Most Romantic, Best Place to Be Seen, Best Special-Occasion Restaurant, Best Service, Best Wine List ~ Best of Sacramento Dining Awards, Sacramento Magazine



“Our wedding at the Firehouse was absolutely perfect! Between the staff, the ambiance, and the incredible food, my husband and I couldn’t ask for a more beautiful, memorable experience. Our guests were taken aback by the beauty of the Firehouse and we were asked no fewer than 20 times how we found such a breath taking venue!”
~Jennifer Salerno


I wanted to express my appreciation for all your hard work in making Ariana and Matt’s wedding a wonderful event for all involved.  Many of our guests told us it was the best wedding they had attended.  The courtyard looked beautiful; the food was absolutely delicious; and the service was superb. Your constant attention to detail was so greatly appreciated.  You made the experience an occasion for everyone to remember for years to come.  Thank you again. ~Pat Lambdin

I must tell you, that was the simply the best dining experience I have ever had and my whole party could not stop raving about how great the hors d’oeuvres were as well as the entrées and the suggested wines. The server was a perfect host (humorous and informative) and the flurry of service folks that showed up from time to time was very impressive.  We felt like royalty.

I knew you ran a top notch establishment, but I have to tell you this exceeded ALL my expectations and I will be strongly suggesting to anyone who needs a 1st class experience, how great the entire evening was….

Thanks again!
~Eric J. Manning

We were very pleased with the attention and service from everyone and the food was delicious, hot and prompt.  We were very lucky with the weather and the venue and the ambiance could not have been better. I’m sure Alison and Grant and all of our guests will have wonderful memories of their wedding evening. Please convey our thanks to your staff!
~Greg Wessel

Just a note of sincere thanks to Randy and the whole Firehouse crew for helping us host a FABULOUS night for our clients and colleagues. From start to finish, our event was cozy, fun, lively, and seamless in its execution. On behalf of the entire Kennedy/Jenks Consultants team, thank you all for a VERY successful evening!
~Kerry Gudjohnsen

Barbara and I were truly amazed at the quality of the food and service at our daughter’s recent wedding rehearsal dinner.  The food was fabulous and the service impeccable!

The Firehouse team never missed a beat.  From the timing of the appetizers to the hot entrées – from the smiles on the faces of the servers – your folks delivered a truly wonderful rehearsal dinner.  The food was fabulous and I stopped counting after several dozen guests raved about the meal.

With only one daughter, Barbara and I had only one chance to do this right.  Thanks to your wonderful establishment, the rehearsal dinner was perfect.  We will be forever in your debt.

Thank you again for helping us provide a tremendous experience for the wedding party, and please convey our sincere appreciation to everyone involved!
~Brice W. Harris

I just want to thank you for helping make my surprise lunch so awesome!  My friend was completely surprised by where we were going to eat and then to walk into a surprise of so many of her friends, she cried!  Now you know you have done a good job when they do that. 

The spot we sat in was so great, we could all talk and our waiter David was awesome which really helped make the whole thing so fun.  Excellent service, delicious food and the pastry chef making us something special was perfect. 

I am sooooooooooo glad I choose the Firehouse to have this party, it will be something no one will forget, especially the birthday girl!  You get ten stars in my book!
~Rita  Kauer

Like de’ Medeci Cucina Italiana in San Diego, The Firehouse is another great restaurant in an unexpected place – the touristy Old Sacramento section of the State Capital. I’ve been dining at The Firehouse for more than 30 years and I’ve never had a meal or a course of a meal that was less than tops. Somehow, for the entire 30-plus years they have maintained a standard in the lamb dishes that is outstanding. Over that time, they have changed the sources of the lamb. But it’s always been tasty, tender, cooked to perfection and anticipated from one visit to the next. The latest is Colorado lamb, which I think is the best lamb on the market these days.

A recent visit included daughter-in-law Edie, son Lloyd, wife Jennifer and me. It was a busy Saturday night. (You’d never know there was a recession exploding all around us.) Edie had lobster soup, which was off the charts great, and then a wonderful salmon dish. Jennifer had Dungeness crab cakes with a black bean and corn fritter and a del Monico steak. Both very good. Lloyd had the roast duck entrée with a fava bean relish, which he thought was excellent. I had grilled quail and then the lamb. Couldn’t be better.

The wine list at this converted old fire station is extensive, with a wide range of Italians, French and California wines and a smattering from other places. We had a 10-year-old bottle of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon ($195) and then Edie had a glass of Silverwood Cab.

Lloyd and I had fresh berries for desert. Jennifer had a chocolate concoction with more chocolate on top. Service was very good, as always. The room retains the charm it had when I first visited 30 years ago, even though the menu has been upgraded.
~ Larry Levine

I just wanted to send a big thank you to all.  You made my great grandmother’s 90th birthday dinner so wonderful.  I could not have asked for better service.  The food was beyond all expectations with taste and was out of this world and the presentation, WOW!  To say a word negative of the service is just not possible.  I have never had a nicer evening.  Thanks to all your staff.  I will have the most wonderful and pleasant memories to look upon for a lifetime.  Please express my gratitude to all of your staff for their assistance in making this one of the most memorable occasions.  I will most definitely return.
~ Janis Medina

I want to thank you for all of your help with the wedding–it was amazing!  I loved how everything turned out.  I could not have loved it more.  The food and the service were outstanding.  Thank you so much to you and your staff.
~ Alisha (Brown) Lamb

On behalf of OnTrac, I would like to extend our thanks and appreciation for the fantastic job your staff did for our dinner event last night.  Everything was absolutely amazing.  Please be sure to give big Kudos to each person for us.  Thank you!
~ Anita Eschenko

Tonight I dined at The Firehouse.  This was only my second experience there, but it was a very memorable one.  I happened to be in Sacramento on business and debated whether or not to have a nice meal since I would be dining alone.  I am very glad I chose to go.

The filet mignon I had for dinner was delicious and the lemon cucumber sorbet was cool and refreshing!  Beyond the amazing food, I have to comment on the fabulous staff.  My waiter Chris was absolutely wonderful!  He was very attentive and all of the wait staff were prompt and helpful.  My glass was never empty!  Everyone from the bartender to the hostess to the waiter had a smile on their face.  I didn’t feel at all like I was dining alone—I felt like I was in the company of friends.

Thank you to your wonderful staff!  The food and service werethe best I have ever experienced.  I will definitely come every time I am in Sacramento.  I will look forward to the next time I get a visit to the Firehouse!
~ Lori Morton

I just wanted to let you know that our party there at the Firehouse on Saturday, April 9th, was absolutely fantastic.  Everything was great – the food, the people – the ambiance.  If we have another family party again, I wouldn’t hesitate to have it there.  Our daughter’s engagement party was wonderful there the year before and that’s why we decided to go with the Firehouse again.  It’s just such a wonderful room.  Everyone had a great time – and the birthday boy was totally SURPRISED!!!

Many thanks to you and to all the staff of Firehouse who helped to make our celebration such a wonderful one.
~ Cathy Dali

My husband Mark and I recently had our Wedding Ceremony and Reception at The Firehouse and all I can say is Wow! Every step of the process, from start to finish, far exceeded our expectations. Shannon, the Special Events Director, was such a joy to work with. Easy going, patient and always willing to answer my questions, no matter how small or silly. When the Big Day finally arrived everything was done perfectly and was so beautiful. Our guests were truly wowed by the venue. All throughout the Wedding we kept hearing how gorgeous The Firehouse was, how fantastic the food was, and how wonderful the wait staff was as well. Everything ran smoothly and everyone, including Mark and myself, had a wonderful night!

I would HIGHLY recommend The Firehouse to anyone thinking of having a Wedding or Special Event in the Sacramento area. 
~Samantha Russell

Just had our wedding at the firehouse in May….Let me say that it was the most beautiful perfect day in such a beautiful perfect  setting.  I owe most of the day’s success to Shannon Martin- the events coordinator. Shannon is absolutely amazing. She is patient, kind and on top of her game!! Let me say that we had a lot of changes due to family circumstance and Shannon never got frustrated with us, she was so incredibly helpful from start to finish, she feels like a friend now more than a vendor! She answered all calls and emails quickly, was able to give us a lot of options to work with our budget and just made it so easy. The day of the wedding she was calm, cool and collected- she makes it look easy! She was 5 steps ahead of everyone else and had everything under perfect control! Let me say that I would not have been able to have an amazing night without her- I knew I did not have to worry about a thing! The staff is also amazing!! They worked very hard, they provided the best service and were also steps ahead on everything, they were all so professional and friendly and made the night so smooth. The food was incredible and I got rave reviews- especially for the mahi-mahi, everyone who had it said it was amazing. We got so many compliments on the location, its breathtaking. The firehouse courtyard is so beautiful, it doesn’t need much as far as decoration- simple decor pops in that setting. I really feel that our wedding day was so perfect and beautiful I wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you to all the staff at the Firehouse and a very special thanks to Shannon Martin- you made our wedding dreams come true and we will never ever forget it!!!!
~Five Stars – C.B. – Sacramento

Christine and I had a fantastic experience there Saturday night and will return soon. It had been 3 years and I almost forgot how well run the whole restaurant is and how good the food. It was perfect service, the best we can recall.
~Bob Ingols

I am so happy with every single aspect of our wedding, from start to finish the experience was perfect.  The staff was superb and very friendly and on top of everything. The food has gotten rave reviews of course- especially the mahi mahi…. It was the most beautiful perfect evening. We will never forget it. We feel very blessed…. Thank you all!
~Corinna Burrell

Our wedding was beautiful! People still say that it was by far the most magical wedding they have ever been to. The Firehouse was the perfect location. The food was incredible and the special events coordinator at The Firehouse made sure everything went smoothly.
~ Monica Escajeda and Shane Trimmer

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