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Pennsylvania 6
Pennsylvania 6

Pennsylvania 6 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pennsylvania6philly.com
  • Email: info@pennsylvania6philly.com
  • Phone: (267) 639-5606
  • Hours of Operation: Hours of Operation:
    Mon & Tues: 4:00pm–2:00am
    Wed-Fri: 11:30am-2:00am
    Sat & Sun: 11:00am-2:00am

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

    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 WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "From everything to the drinks to the food to the service... Not a bad thing here!!!!"
    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."
    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
  • "PLUS, the champagne cocktail menu rules. I will DEFINITELY go back."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "My boyfriend and I came in for Valentine's Day and while the front of house staff were a bit stand-offish, our overall experience was fantastic. Our server, Harry, was energetic, knowledgable and could make really great suggestions. He was very personable and made us feel incredibly welcome. The cocktails were fabulous, the food was delicious (best roasted chicken my boyfriend has every had..and my roasted bone marrow was perfect) and the ambiance was cozy. This is a favorite spot of mine."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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
  • "Hits at least a double with the raw bar, but service haphazard. "Be right back with water" means eternity. First attempt at a "dry Manhattan straight up" was dilute and warm. Seafood dishes and fries are tasty, balanced, and nicely seasoned. Deserts not overly sweetened. I suspect it might be a better place for long lunch in town or after a day at the office if you can catch the attention of the server. Good potential but needs some work ."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "What a gem - the bartender was welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable. Our waitress was lovely and served us a delicious assortment of oysters, mason jar apps and our entrees. Everything was great. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Great range of high quality entrees. Loved the appetizers/salads. Just a great meal with amazing service"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Unique twist on traditional dishes. Great cocktails. Get the pork with collard greens and grits. You will definitely be happy with their take on the traditional southern meal. Tender meat and delicious flavors. Duck fat fries are also a must."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "A group of 6 of us went to Pennsylvania 6 for restaurant week. We arrived at 7:30 and ordered drinks and bar snacks which were delicious! Shortly after receiving our drinks, we placed our restaurant week order. The first course came within a reasonable amount of time, but we did not get our second course until 10:15 PM. By this time, we were not mood for eating, but obviously ate anyway. The service was terrible - we could barely get even the attention of our waitress to come over to our table. However, the food was great! It's definitely more of a hipster bar scene for drinks and late night snacks. I would recommend friends to go here for something late-night, but not for a sit down dinner."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "This restaurant is great looking inside, interesting space/layout and a good looking bar--food was good but the menu was pretty limited, and a little pricey--I was meeting some friends for dinner and we were there mostly to talk and catch up, so it was great for that, but I'd see this more as a good spot to meet friends for drinks and maybe grab a bite at the bar, or a casual bite/dinner at a table--they'd need to expand the menu to make me want to go back for dinner with my wife and friends. Waitress was good/polite, but returned to the table too quickly several times, when we hadnt even looked at the menu yet……unfortunately thats fairly common at plenty of restaurants these days."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "I went with a friend on the last Friday night of Restaurant Week. BUSY. We had a reservation, but weren't accommodated until about 15 minutes after our reserved time. The hostess alluded to comping a round of drinks, but it never happened. We ordered drinks from the bar, we were both pleased. Dinner was just as good, and dessert was even better! The wait staff was attentive enough, not the smoothest operation, but it works. It was a lot more busy that I anticipated, so it's nice that the bar was buzzing all night. The food was up to par with everything else served in the neighborhood, and I don't have any significant complaints. I'll be back, if for no other reason because it's close to home and too big to ever be too crowded!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We loved the menu here, the choices were very unique. We enjoyed immensely everything we had. Service was excellent. Attentive without being overbearing or intrusive."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "My wife and I had dinner, early on a Fri night. My wife had the monk fish which was very satisfying and I had the rabbit bolognese and we shared the bone marrow and pork belly appitizers; the were excellent. The bolognese was lacking flavor and was soggy tasting. A bit pricey for the portion size. Appreciated the small choice menu."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Excellent food - locally sourced, awesome raw bar, great service and good prices. Lively bar scene can make it loud!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Pennsylvania 6 has a bit of an identity crisis going on. Is it a gastro pub...the kitchen is too inconsistent. Is it a bar...the drink options and taps are too limited. Is it a raw bar...its shellfish options are too limited. Is it a fine restaurant...the kitchen is too inconsistent. So in the end...its a neighborhood joint. It does a lot of things well but is not outstanding in any one area. Service was distracted at times and some dishes arrived lukewarm even though we requested dishes be brought out when they were ready. The high points were sublime onion soup special, duck pate, and a pumpkin champagne cocktail as well as raw oysters. Low points were fries, salad and the pitiful tap list."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "it was really great -- atmosphere, food, service, specialty drinks. I was really super pleased with this place!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Really had our hopes up for this spacious center city restaurant but was disappointed when we walked and had to wait 20 minutes for our table which we had reserved. There seemed to be open tables around so it was confusing. The bar scene was lively but they started clearing tables for a dance floor while we were still eating. Food was ok but won't go back to eat. There were 2 bathrooms for all to share making me feel like we were at a frat party. Again, it all worked out fine but not what we were looking for on our Saturday night dining experience."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Kampachi crudo, pork belly, monkfish, chocolate dessert terrific. Service better than indicated in reviews we read. We will go back"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "My husband and I went here before meeting friends at McGillan's. We had a bunch of apps which were all really unique and delicious and a few specialty cocktails. Drinks were awesome!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "there were only 3 tables occupied for lunch on this weekday - one would have thought a center city restaurant would be more busy Therefore it was hard to judge noise level and service level. Food was good, but not all that special - lobster rolls that get such rave reviews could not compare to what you get in Maine."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "I went to PA 6 for one reason and one reason only: to try the roasted bone marrow and then subsequently use the bone as a luge for Woodford Reserve. Additionally, my girlfriend and I each ordered entrees and drinks. I've got to say, it was truly outstanding and the bone marrow is something unique that should not be missed. The restaurant is energetic and upbeat. The service was good but not great. All that said, I'd certainly recommend it!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014