I feel robbed!.
Ive never written a review before but I feel compelled to save other Citysearch users from a gastronomic disaster. I went to The Firehouse after reading favorable reviews and I couldn't believe how consistently sub-par the food was. I started with oysters, which had grains of sand in them. Then I tried the caesar salad which was yellow, wilted, and boring. After two disappointments, I thought the filet special would live up to my expectations, but the "medium" filet was so bloody I couldn't eat it.
To make matters worse, the waitress, who seemed to think she was working at a cheesy diner, cracked jokes the whole time.
Do not go to this over-rated dinosaur of a Sacramento establishment. The Firehouse has clearly decided to rest on the reputation it has mysteriously built over the years. At the prices they charge, this is unforgivable.
I'm impressed. Fine dining in Sacramento? Well, this is probably as fine as it gets. The luxurious interior oozes an aura of wealth and decadence which can be only match by the quality of food. Although the Firehouse tends to stick with more traditional and safe dishes, it excels with preparation and taste. The seafood was well grilled and memorable. Unfortunately the mash potatoes were luke-warm and the special butter was just that. Coming from Maryland, I have to say the crab appetizers were disappointing as well, but I have to admit Ive been spoiled by good Maryland blue crab. Overall a fine dining experience with attention to service and food.
User review by carmilla11. I took my best friend there for his birthday, and the food and service were divine! We brought out own wineand shared a couple of appetizers. The lamb entree is spectacular, and The Firehouse gave the "birthday boy" a complimentary dessert. I expect to dine there again very soon
Highly Recommend. Bring your own wine and pay the $20 corkage. The Firehouse has one of the most extensive wine lists I've ever seen but it is ridiculously priced. Just the same, for a really special occasion, pairing the wonderful cuisine with their wines is a must. Their wine buyer, Mario, is extremely knowledgeable.
It's not all it is cracked up to be. The Firehouse was overpriced for food that was barely edible. I ordered the sea scallops and there was still grains of sand in the scallops and the sauce had no flavor. We also had to wait 40 minutes for a table we had to reserved due to customers camping out at our table. The bartender was unfriendly. The Firehouse may have had their heyday but that no longer exists. Wait stff was cordial.
Chef Irie Gengler has brought his own individual style and flavors to rejuvinate the firehouse menu and experience. you've never had seared ahi until you've tasted Irie's seared ahi. His Salmon is to die for. All of the food is prepared with the freshest ingredients and in the most aesthetically pleasing manner! The menu is outstanding!
Equally phenomenal is the wine cellar! You must ask for a tour! The wines in the cellar are some of the finest in the world!
Enjoy.... it's a great spot for Valentine's!
Overated. Out of towners that come to visit want us to take them here but the area is a bad location, alot of transients hang around begging if you go in the evening and parking is almost impossible.
mouthwatering. Best steak i've had in years. toss the knife, it can be cut with a fork
delicious. With exquisite food and ambiance... I was propose to.. and return every year. Never get tired of the place.
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