The Firehouse Restaurant
Featured: Inside Sacramento – Old Sac
Smoked tenderloin carpaccio. Lobster bisque. Filet mignon. Veal porterhouse. Famed for perennial excellence, The Firehouse Restaurant has been a not-to-be-missed destination for more than 55 years. Housed in a building from 1853 that served as home for the Sacramento No. 3 Fire Brigade, the elegant dining spot was Ronald Reagan’s favorite Sacramento restaurant during his eight years as governor—and it’s easy to see why. In addition to its rich history, evidenced by it stunning façade and low-lit, grand interior, The Firehouse offers a menu of gourmet classics, matched by a legendary wine list with more than 2,100 labels. Visit the wine cellar to view more than 16,000 bottles housed in the cool depths. Let general manager, wine director and sommelier Mario Ortiz—a Firehouse fixture for more than 40 years—introduce the Vault, a magnificent collection of very rare Californian and European wines. It’s no wonder The Firehouse has played host to a star-studded guest list over the years, including Clint Eastwood, Muhammad Ali, Andy Warhol, George Foreman, Michael Jordan and every California governor since the last one to become president.