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Pennsylvania 6
Pennsylvania 6

Pennsylvania 6 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pennsylvania6philly.com
  • Phone: (267) 639-5606
  • 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: American, Seafood, 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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Branched out and got the burger - great choice! Cooked perfectly and really enjoyed the pickled red onion which contrasted the bacon's smoky flavor"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Eventually I will branch out, but the mushroom toasty is always really tasty!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great time as always! Food was excellent and love the bubbly selection!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "everything on the menu was excellent. bone marrow and oysters are a must. great place for drinks also. highly recommend. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food choices were a bit eclectic - but the food was excellent. Great wine and beer list. "
    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!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "A fun place to walk in to and have a great fun meal with lots of sea food."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Took a newbie and she loved it. Not cheap but worth every penny. Excellent service and food."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Great lobster roll and octopus, also the monkfish. And the best rice pudding ever"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "From everything to the drinks to the food to the service... Not a bad thing here!!!!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Imaginative menu. The term "gastro pub" is overused. But, this place really is just that. Very good food. Trendy bar menu with lots of "girlie" drinks along with a nice assortments of more manly libations and wines. Informal but informed casual service. Seating at the bar or bar-banquettes may be a little less comfortable than the upstairs dining room. But, this is the essence of the place."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Oysters and appetizers are amazing. Great service too!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The experience was a mixed bag. The bar did not carry my preferred brand which is a pretty common one. The One BIG Ice cube in the drink was stupid. The fried clam appetizer was overcooked and tough.The Shrimp Cocktail was excellent. The Entrée portions were very small - mine was likely not more than 3oz of fish -which was fresh and flavorful. My companions entree was somewhat larger .Neither of us are dessert eaters - but ordered dessert as both still hungry. Service was good The bar crowd got loud as we were eating - décor does not dampen the sound level -- tile floors nothing on the walls that absorbs sound - high ceilings - the noise bounces. Bathroom needed TP and a Mop. Would go back for Happy Hour - Not likely to go back for dinner."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I walked by this place a few months ago and the center staircase caught my eye; checked it out online and thought the menu looked decent. We made reservations for Saturday night and we were so pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was perfect. We were seated upstairs; lights were dim which nicely offset the bright red seating area. I highly recommend getting one or two mason jars along with an appetizer; they were perfect to nibble on. The burrata was spectacular. Usually from looking at a menu online you can get an idea of how the food will be, but this far exceeded our expectations. The food was simple yet had complex flavors. You know the menu is good when you already know what you'll order the next time you come back!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We dined here for Valentine's Day, and it was fabulous. The food was perfect and the service was great. (Unfortunately I don't remember our server's name, but he was a super nice guy with tattoos who is studying French secondary education, if that helps. Either way, he was super personable and made our experience all the better). We'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had a wonderful Valentine's day meal here. Food is really delicious and unexpected. Great drinks as well. We actually rented the place out for our wedding a few months ago and they did an absolutely spectacular job."
    Dined on 2/14/2014