Pennsylvania 6
Pennsylvania 6

Pennsylvania 6

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pennsylvania6philly.com/
  • Phone: 2676395606x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours of Operation:
    Mon-Fri: 4:00pm–2:00am
    Sat & Sun: 11:30am-2:00am


    Kitchen Hours:
    Mon & Tues: 4:00pm-10:00pm
    Wed-Fri: 4:00pm-11:00pm
    Saturday: 11:30am-11:00pm
    Sunday: 11:30am-10:00pm


  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Marc Plessis
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Walnut/Chestnut
  • Public Transit: located 2 blocks south of Market East.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is metered parking directly located up and down 12th street. There is also a $6 validated parking at the lot located on the SE corner of 12th and Sansom.
A word from Pennsylvania 6
Pennsylvania 6 (PE6) brings Contemporary American Cuisine and Raw Bar to Center City’s Midtown Village. Located at 114 South 12th Street, guests dine in a post-prohibition style restaurant featuring dark wooden accents, plush-red banquet seating, white marble-topped tables and bar with extensive beer and cocktail list. Executive Chef Mark Plessis, designs contemporary American dishes with specialties including Daily Fresh East and West Coast Oysters, Skillet Fried Shishito Peppers and Roasted Bone Marrow, with garlic-herb crust and red onion jam and a “luge” option – two ounces of Woodford Reserve to drink as it is poured down the hollowed bone. Pennsylvania 6 provides both great food and great cocktails in a lively, inviting atmosphere.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Pennsylvania 6 reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (39)vibrant bar scene (26)neighborhood gem (24)hot spot (20)good for groups (20)special occasion (17)romantic (10)great for brunch (8)notable wine list (6)great for lunch (5)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • hit or miss
    MaryWVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    There were 6 of us for dinner, so we ordered a wide assortment of items. Seafoood tower (Royale) to start. Very fair. Lobster was mushy and not edible; some dinner entrees were good, others not so good. The lobster roll (which our waitress said was the best in the city) was fair, chicken entree tastless. Salads were good. Would not go back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Dinner at Pennsylvania 6
    BaltPhillyFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Solid place in the city, our waiter was very nice and attentive and helpful with the menu. We started off with a combination of all the west coast oysters, charred octopus, and the bone marrow. Everything was excellent and the octopus was cut it with your fork tender and the potatoes that came with it were a great accompaniment. The bone marrow wasn't over roasted and had the perfect consistency to spread on the crostinis. Entrees were a few of the burgers and a lobster roll. Very good burger and good bun, one that holds together and doesn't fall apart. The bacon was awesome and super thick cut and the fries were fried in duck fat so how can you go wrong there. The beer and cocktail selection was great, all in all a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incredible Steak
    jake
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The garlic/herb ribeye steak was fantastic, there was so many layers in each bite. Even the onion rings on the side were top notch. Aside from that, I thought the portion sizes were too small. The porchetta was great but there wasn't enough of it. Great service, kind and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Walked by previously and loved the look of the restaurant and after reading reviews online decided to try it. The food was great and unique and the server was attentive but not overbearing and very helpful in deciding what to try. The Tuna, Crab Cocktail and bone marrow were fantastic. The Ricotta is also a must have.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great, service stuttered
    phil
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    First, although we had made a reservation and the restaurant wasn't very busy, they placed us at a table in the center of the room. Asking to be moved resulted in confused looks, and "did you request another table?" Since this was my first time at the restaurant, I'm not sure how I was supposed to know which table to request. Btw, most of the booths were empty and only some filled up later. Service at every step was very slow and confused - we kept getting different people for every course and they didn't communicate with each other. The food was very good, with each dish offering something interesting and flavorful. Try the fresh ricotta and fig jam! For this price (expensive), the weird and slow service doesn't make me want to rush back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner!
    Susan
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Had a great dinner at Pennsylvania 6. Ended up eating at the bar. Justin and Jonathan the Bartenders took excellent care of us. The food and service was very good. We had a variety of the appetizers for dinner. They were very tasty and a little different than standard menus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food, terrible service
    lovephillyfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We enjoyed the oysters, lobster roll, wings - fun atmosphere and good food. Service was poor. We waited 35+ minutes for our first course (cold soup and oysters). 30 seconds after asking the waitress about our food, it was brought to our table. The same thing happened with the second course, dessert, etc. 20 minutes would go by, we'd inquire, and then instantly our food would arrive. It was clear the food was ready, but the waitress wasn't bringing it. The manager took off our bar tab from the check, but he was defensive and condescending, saying next time "we'll get your food out quickly." The waitress said "sorry the food wasn't timed the way you wanted it." Evidently it was our fault for wanting our cold soup in less than 30 min.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner!
    bennysju
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The menu is relatively small, which lead to fantastic food. Good raw bar. Amazing drinks. Very good evening! Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    FastRoadie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We are never disappointed! We have been here several times and the food is always so creative and delicious. Service was outstanding, we will be back..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot, dark n loud
    Tsogood
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Most important thing is how good the food is, but the ambience needs some work. Turn the friggin lights up a bit I could barely see
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Love12
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The menu sounded delicious and unique but at the end it was not very satisfying. The portion were small and didn't have enough flavor, the vegetables on my chicken dish could have been seasoned more. We ordered the crudo sampler for $18 which the waiter said was enough for 3 people. It is not! I don't mind small appetizer but if I am told its big enough to share I shouldn't have to dissect 2 less than 1x1 inch pieces of fish for 3 people. It made the whole experience feel overpriced. I would go back for drinks because the ambiance is great but not for dinner.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Very nice inside; design and decor are great. Drinks were delicious. Food was really good. Service was good. Only complaint is some portions were incredibly small for the prices charged, while others were quite generous. Went for restaurant week but just ended up ordering a bunch of stuff off the regular menu. I don't think I'd make another trip into the city to go here, but I'd go back if it came up as an option or if I was in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent dinner!
    dineoftenVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Every course (soup, salads, appetizers, entree, dessert) was superb. Very personable waiter. Somewhat noisy with a loud party of 6 near us and no fixtures (cloth window treatments, etc) to attenuate the noise. Regardless, we've recommended it to foodie-friends for the excellent tastes.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    DTDC
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Loved the vibe of the place! Food was great and an interesting menu selection. Awesome raw bar. Wine was very reasonably priced and a good selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After the show
    VafromNJ
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We went to PA 6 after seeing the Book of Mormon and it was empty. Given the close proximity to the theater we expected a full restaurant. Server was super cute but sort of forgetful. Food was yummy but s little small. Not planning a return visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience.
    KTMCVVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We had a lovely meal. I ordered the tuna and it was amazing. Appetizers were fit for foodies!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WimmieVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This is just a ver fun neighborhood place to enjoy. It is a little expensive bur consistently fun.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so much
    IrishMike
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We visited this restaurant for the first time although I had been to the address several times before with previous failed restaurants. We were attending a show at the Kimmel Center that evening and informed the waitress of this when we first sat down. The waitress was great and the food arrived in plenty of time, in fact we had time enough for dessert. We shared the ricotta appetizer which was very good. My wife ordered a steak well done that she did not enjoy and I had Cobia, which I have not tried before. The fish portion was fairly small. I enjoyed the sauce but the fish itself was just ok. For dessert, the wife had a lemon cake (ok) topped with Pistachio gelato and I had just the gelato which did not have much taste at all.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, sleek atmosphere
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Came here on a Wednesday during Center City Sips and the bar was PACKED! Fortunately, the hostess seated our party of 4 in the upstairs room, which was much quieter and decorated with black and white photos of old Hollywood celebrities. We started with a delightful crudo sampler, the stand-out star of the meal. Entrees were delicious all around and the wait staff was very friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dancingmomVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was excellent. Service however deserves much improvement. Clear differences between the servers. Requested a quiet table and ended up being seated next to a large loud group in an empty restaurant. When asked to be reseated were told that everything is reserved! In reality, we also had a reservation!!! This ended up spoiling our evening :(
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    JohnGarland
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    In town for a conference. Big hit with everyone in my party
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • on the way to the theatre
    Surpriselunch
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We had a special night -- The Book of Mormon at the Forrest. This was our first time at the restaurant and it was a great choice. Good service, on time, cooked properly as ordered, the manager stopped by twice to check in and the food was very good and just unusual as to be really specil.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Went there on a Saturday night and had a very good dinner. The raw bar was delicious, as were the lobster roll and the pork shoulder. The special pork cheek was outstanding. It was very quiet for a Saturday night - hope it was just that people were on the shore. Server was a bit forgetful, but quickly fixed a couple of minor mistakes. This is not going to compete with the high level gourmet places, but it was a very good meal in a pleasant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    LM55VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I have been to Pennsylvania six on several occasions now with different groups of friends. Have tried something new on the menu almost every time and always been impressed. Can never go wrong with the oysters and duck. Service is always excellent, extremely friendly, and very knowledgeable about the menu. My only surprise is that it's not more crowded/harder to get a table at this place considering how good it is
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What the Hell Happened!!!
    ThomBVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This is the third incarnation of this space . They all start out good 6 months later who knows what. Down the tubes.Shame in a great neighborhood , someone help.
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  • Excellent food! A great time.
    LaRagazzaGiallaVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    First time trying PA6. The food was amazing. We ordered a lot between the two of us to get a taste or a lot of different things. Definitely had plenty of left overs. The crudo sampler was superb! Next time I want to order one to myself. No sharing! :) The pork collar was ridiculously good. So tender and flavorful and went great with the grits and collard greens. My husband had the burger and honestly felt it was the best burger he's had in the city. And we've eaten a lot of burgers in this city. Accompanying truffle fries were also delicious. The service was very prompt and friendly and attentive. I cannot wait to go back. Awesome decor as well. Beautiful bar.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    mle987VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Branched out and got the burger - great choice! Cooked perfectly and really enjoyed the pickled red onion which contrasted the bacon's smoky flavor
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 43 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 179 reviews are from the Pennsylvania 6 reviews archive.
  • Delicious but noisy
    Sakselrod
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    If you go, avoid Saturday nights. We were seated upstairs and in the back, but the noise level was still shout-over-your-food-worthy. Service was fantastic. Our waiter, Evan, went above and beyond for our little group. Food was lovely. We will definitely be back, just not on a Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently delicious
    mle987VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Eventually I will branch out, but the mushroom toasty is always really tasty!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WimmieVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    This place is a lot of fun. We bring others here all the time for a fun and good meal. This is a great addition to the neighborhood.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    francesVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    this place has an awesome vibe, and if you like raw seafood, t's AMAZING. Their ham and cheese pimento spread was to die for, and the deserts blew us away. Great restaurant if you like oysters, crudo, and ceviche.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • vidaVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great time as always! Food was excellent and love the bubbly selection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chill out at raw bar
    foodtraveler
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Noise level is very, very high - sit upstairs. But, that's to be expected because downstairs the floor is packed with people enjoying a great beer and oyster selection. Service is extremely slow - we had 5:45 reservations for an 8 p.m. show on a Friday, and almost missed the first act. But the food was worth the wait. Recommend it if you are not in a hurry, or just want the raw bar and a drink.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't do both...
    Joan
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    There was a large event at the restaurant when we were there and the speed of service suffered. Our food was very good, once we got it and our desserts were comped, but on a weekday night special occasion dinner, our time was more valuable.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jolly good time
    LM55VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    everything on the menu was excellent. bone marrow and oysters are a must. great place for drinks also. highly recommend.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Different Menu but Excellent!
    Melissa
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food choices were a bit eclectic - but the food was excellent. Great wine and beer list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place
    DECoasterNerd
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Have been here twice now. The menu is very creative, a sort of hybrid of French and Southern cuisine. Everyone enjoyed their meal immensely. Also, try the specialty cocktails. We each tried several and enjoyed them all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day
    jmichael79
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Pennsylvania 6 was a great choice for Mother's Day brunch. Atmosphere was wonderful, service was outstanding and both mom and grandmom were given flowers from the staff. Oysters were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really slow kitchen
    MainLineMikeVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Went here for dinner before theater. Server was very friendly. Food was great -- especially the raw bar assortment. My wife had the open-face mushroom sandwich which was so crusty it was difficult to eat. Biggest problem with the place is that with a practically empty restaurant, the kitchen took forever to get food out to us. Won't be going back.
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  • A great experience
    CathiVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    My friend and I were looking for a place nearby the Forrest Theater for a pre-show dinner. Pennsylvania 6 did not disappoint. We didn't have a cocktail although the options looked intriguing. Will definitely try one next time. We opted for the white bean dip served in a mason jar with crostini. It was a great take on hummus. Since I had heard so much about the duck fat frites, I opted for the lobster roll since the fries were included. The fries were even better than I expected and the lobster roll was chock full of sweet, tender lobster chunks. My friend ordered the pork collar which she loved. I tried a bite and pork and the grits were full of flavor. Our next visit will definitely be soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate