The discovery of fire transformed American kitchens when wood-filled pits and clay ovens replaced electric-eel stove tops and fondue volcanoes. Strike a match under your taste buds with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of casual dining fare at 3 Fires Lounge in midtown. Focusing on California cuisine with European and Asian influences, 3 Fires Lounge provides a cultural mishmash of globetrotting flavors punctuated by fresh, local produce. A wide selection of cocktails and local wines loosens up feisty face-caverns for the dining menu, filled with epicurean favorites such as cioppino seafood stew with dungeness crab, shrimp, manila clams, and calamari ($24), or the tri-tip sandwich, with Creekstone tri-tip beef and chantrelle mushrooms on a French roll ($12). Casual elegance marks the lounge’s softly lit décor, while HD TVs and Capitol Park views keep wandering eyes from salivating over a neighboring table’s chocolate torte ($6).
- The pacing of dinner, which is key, was leisurely dining--not so slow that we were starved between courses but slow enough that we enjoyed ourselves and didn't feel rushed. – Jenni B., Yelp
3 Fires Lounge
Choosing a seat is the first step at 3 Fires Lounge. The jet-black bar stools give patrons the best views of the room's 52-inch, high-definition televisions. The high-top tables line a window that gazes directly out onto Capitol Park. Additionally, the space features oversized couches that invite guests to sink into their helium-filled cushions. All three of these options are available within the trendy, lounge, which was recently remodeled to have a more colorful atmosphere with more seating, beers on draught, and comfortable new patio furniture. CBS Sacramento praised the space's casual vibe and low-key ambiance, placing 3 Fires Lounge on its list of the Best Hotel Bars in Sacramento.
Although glasses of wine, pints of beer, and rounds of cocktails are all readily available for patrons hoping to relax with a drink in hand, 3 Fires Lounge also tempts diners with a menu of hearty international cooking. While the chefs incorporate recipes from across the globe, their main source of inspiration is the bounty of seasonal, locally sourced produce that is so readily available. Using these Californian ingredients, the team creates hummus with vegetables and baked pita chips, crab cake sandwiches served on sourdough bread with melted white cheddar, and grilled flatbreads topped with everything from caramelized onions, mushrooms, and goat cheese to pulled pork and honey-chipotle barbecue sauce.