dragonrees
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  • Review Count
    2
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  • First Review
    August 22, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 27, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4.5
 
 
dragonrees's Reviews
 
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.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Topnotch in every aspect
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2002
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This is an old fashioned white-linen tablecloth restaurant with black napkins, a true sign of class. The very romantic main dining room is gorgeous, with a number of beautiful paintings on the wall. Also included are five gold-leaf mirrors and a grand fireplace. Service (led by Dynise) was impeccable, professional and attentive but seamless. And the food is of the same caliber. In addition to the main menu, there are a chef’s 5-course (plus a couple of surprises) tasting menu with wine pairings available, and also a special menu for two. The tasting menu is extremely reasonable at $75 and the wine pairing is only $30 for 5 two-ounce pours. This menu changes monthly. Ours included pork belly, mushroom-fennel bisque, Pancetta wrapped sea scallop, hazelnut-encrusted lamb, and carrot cake bread pudding. There is an outstanding wine list that has received a number of awards and a creative cocktail menu. There is also courtyard dining in addition to the dining rooms and valet parking is also available. The Firehouse provided an outstanding dining experience and I highly recommend it for special occasions or romantic evenings."
Dined on 11/21/2014
 2002
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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 Doukkala
Doukkala
Contemporary California Moroccan utilizing local products and produce with an emphasis on well being
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
New restaurant with great future
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/21/2014
 2002
Dined on 8/21/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This fairly new restaurant (august 2014) is still finding its way, but off to a great start. The food is very tasty. We tried two tangines. The lamb Kofta with carrots, olives, potatoes was very good, but the Marin beef cheek tangine was exceptional. Terrine of duck liver mousse was also very tasty as was the pan roasted monkfish in a Moroccan tomato sauce. For dessert, the chocolate fondant was a bit dry. They were out of the pastille which was a bit disappointing. There is an interesting wine list that includes Moroccan and Lebanese selections. The servers were very friendly and accommodating but they don’t yet have their act quite together. I am sure in time it will be fine. The décor is warm and soothing. We will return."
Dined on 8/21/2014
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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