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
    Sat & Sun: 11:30am-10:00pm

    Late Night Menu:
    Wed–Sat: 11:00pm-12:00am

  • 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 WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Pennsylvania 6 reviews from OpenTable diners
76 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (41)vibrant bar scene (32)good for groups (29)neighborhood gem (27)hot spot (26)special occasion (12)great for lunch (11)late-night find (7)notable wine list (6)romantic (6)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great experience.
    KTMCV
    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
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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.
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    LM55
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What the Hell Happened!!!
    ThomB
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • vida
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great time as always! Food was excellent and love the bubbly selection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jolly good time
    LM55
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great experience
    Cathi
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What did you say?
    KenP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We enjoyed our food and would probably return if I was in the neighborhood. If I was looking for a great bar scene I would certainly go back. However to eat with a companion, it was too noisy. Maybe a better lunch spot.
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 51 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 165 reviews are from the Pennsylvania 6 reviews archive.
  • WimmieVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    A fun place to walk in to and have a great fun meal with lots of sea food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    This place was the perfect find for some hungry conference-goers. The service was excellent, the food was delicious, and the house wine fit the bill. We had a great time and would highly recommend this place to others looking for a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Train @ This Station Was On Time
    dasco13
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    The name and decor are a little confusing but the food was on time. My wife has octopus wherever she finds it and she proclaimed the grilled octopus with fingerling potatoes one of the best. Her lobster roll was standard fare but loaded with lobster. As advertised the accompanying fries were great. My pork collar was decadent and took me straight to the South. Served with creamy/cheesy grits and collard greens and a rich gravy. I could hear my heart screaming NO! But that didn't stop me. Excellent! The chocolate pot au creme with vanilla gelato and crushed macadamia nuts was a delicious end to a wonderful meal. All aboard!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Read Good Things; Didn't Disappoint
    nocurse2004
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Very professional and attentive wait staff. Food was memorable, especially the lobster roll and the dandelion and beet salads. Great place to go before/after the theatre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never disappoints
    GTiceman
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Took a newbie and she loved it. Not cheap but worth every penny. Excellent service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lobster roll and octopus,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Great lobster roll and octopus, also the monkfish. And the best rice pudding ever
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good time
    FoodLuster
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Service was friendly and well timed, food is AMAZEBALLZ. Seriously, I've been here a few times and the bone marrow and gnocchi are favorites now. Upstairs is nice for an intimate dinner even during happy hour, when the downstairs bar is a fun and vibrant place to hang out. There's happy hour buck-a-shuck oysters, but only downstairs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Candace
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We were on the hunt for bone marrow and found it here. Happy hour included 1 dollar oysters and 5 dollar champagne cocktails both of which were amazing. If you have the pot de crème for dessert try adding a little sea salt on top. Perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On point!
    TheHeffVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Amazing Small plate joint. Fantastic oysters, bone marrow (make sure you finish it with the whiskey luge), great old school cocktails, and solid service. Can't wait to go back. Possible my new favorite spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good Center City spot
    Will
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    It's located in the rather dramatic Odeon space on 12th street just below Market, just a short walk from the Market East train station and the Convention Center and it's worth the walk. We were welcomed very warmly for our recent early dinner reservations and shown promptly up to the upper level dining room overlooking the lively bar. My loyal spouse tried one of several champagne based cocktails while I had a rum sour. Both were excellent and well crafted. I sampled the raw bar with an assortment of oysters and clams that arrived tasting sweet, fresh and nicely briny. We then both opted for the lobster roll, which turned to be excellent and were accompanied by some tasty frites. The bar below was noisy, but the food made that minor. Go!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very flavorful food
    mle987VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I love when food is really flavorful and that is one area where Penn 6 doesn't fall short. The cocktails were tasty, the aioli with the fried clams app was very lemony and light (as were the clams - not over fried), and my steak was cooked perfectly to the temperature I requested. The beet flavored farro was interesting and something unusual that I really enjoyed. Unfortunately, we were too full to try the apple cake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • interesting, good dinner
    sandyBVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We were going to Walnut St. Theatre and went here beforehand. The bar was loud and hopping. We sat upstairs. A very interesting menu. Everyone liked their food... Not a great place for the plain, basic eaters. Its a terrific place if into different cool foods and preparations. (which i am) Wait staff was very good, competent, friendly and the rectified a mistake quickly and easily. Also, gave a theatre discount without us asking- thoght that was fabulous. Will definitly go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Bubbly Happy Hour
    LoveMyFood
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Dined here before a theater show, 15% off the bill! Happy Hour bubbly was awesome, who doesn't like bourbon in their champagne! Wings and burger were very delicious. How can you not love fries cooked in duck fat! Definitely will recommend to others and we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An excellent option
    Philatwo
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    We regularly attend musical and theater events in the Philadelphia area, so it was very nice to be able to add another restaurant to our list of pre theater options. The menu was very good. The food was well prepared. We were especially impressed with the fine service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not great
    SandP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Met a friend on Monday night for a drink in the bar--good drinks, knowledgeable bartender, nice atmosphere. Then my husband joined me and we stayed for dinner. Had the rabbit ragu pasta, pimento cheese toasts, kale and duck fat fries. The kale was done well, everything else was good, not great. Will give it another try and order the crab mac n cheese.
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    • Noise LevelModerate