Six Penn Kitchen
Six Penn Kitchen

Six Penn Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sixpennkitchen.com/
  • Phone: 4125667366
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday 11:00am-11:00pm
    Friday 11:00am-midnight
    Saturday 4:30pm-midnight
    Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm

    Lunch is served Monday-Friday 11:00am-2:30pm
    Dinner is served Monday-Saturday 4:30pm-close
    Brunch is served Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Klingensmith
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Penn Avenue
  • Public Transit: Many bus routes available, as well as a train running within one block of the restaurant.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Located in the heart of the Pittsburgh Cultural district, there are several public garages within walking distance. Validation is offered at the garage located on Penn Avenue, directly across from the restaurant.
A word from Six Penn Kitchen
Six Penn Kitchen features fresh, carefully crafted, all-American cuisine. The menu highlights seasonal ingredients and takes an updated approach to regional classics. From stocks, sauces & charcuterie techniques in the kitchen, to the vermouth soaked olives & marinated maraschino cherries at the bar, everything is expertly prepared and crafted in-house. Both the food & cocktail menu change frequently taking advantage of seasonal products delivered by outstanding local farms & growers' cooperatives. By paying attention to the basics- true hospitality, great food, and a casually sophisticated environment - Six Penn Kitchen is a place where guests can kick back, slow down & enjoy the pleasure of great food, drink and conversation. Six Penn Kitchen looks forward to welcoming you!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Six Penn Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
215 reviews since May 17, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (89)special occasion (60)great for lunch (50)neighborhood gem (47)great for brunch (46)great for outdoor dining (45)good for groups (43)hot spot (27)romantic (21)notable wine list (20)vibrant bar scene (20)late-night find (19)scenic view (13)kid-friendly (11)Show More
  • Friendly menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My friend is vegetarian and gluten free and I'm a vegetarian and Six Penn was great accommodating our needs. Good was excellent and the chickpea cakes are too die for. Our service was excellent to. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Think the food was great! However the server was very annoying, she would continue to interrupt the conversation with silly questions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    MomandMe
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Enjoyed Brunch before the theatre...great choice. The food was great, staff wonderful and the walk to the theatre after was just a block. Even thought there was a Steeler game that afternoon, the staff moved the people along and was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Six Penn has changed
    lebeukVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Change can be a good thing, but unfortunately in the case of Six Penn, we don't like the menu change. We always go there before Steeler games for brunch, but Sunday we found the menu loaded with carbs. We used to love the frittata, quiche, fresh fruit, corned beef hash, etc. Sunday we found the menu leaded with waffles, pancakes, beignets, etc. Yes, they still have omelets, but there is not the variety if you are looking for something that is not sweet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Date Night
    Foodie5
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Went to Six Penn for my birthday dinner with my boyfriend and it was great! The shrimp and calamari starter is amazing, and was flying out of the kitchen to almost every table while we were there. The seafood risotto was also very good, although could have used a bit more on the pate than a large spoonful. All the other portions of the other meals seemed fairly large, except of the risotto. Overall, it was a great meal and I would go back again!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointing for the $$$
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Scallop app very good. Caprese app good. Crabcakes - Not Good - pasty, pureed, tasteless. Didn't even eat half of one. Bulgar wheat side had more flavor. Large pork chop - over-brined and translucent through a large part of it (not medium-rare though server insisted that's the way it's prepared). Mac-n-cheese...No cheese taste at all. Just creme sauce with breadcrumbs although pasta was cooked well. Didn't bother with dessert. Server blasé' and not very attentive. Very loud. Open kitchen concept adds to noise, not atmosphere.
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  • Fabulous evening
    RegretfulRita
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We started with cocktails on the rooftop prior to our dinner. Dinner was fabulous, but Sheryl's service really helped create a magical evening for our family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner before Pirate game
    Suzq
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We have eaten at Six Penn several times and it was always great, but this time something was missing. The waitress was curt and impatient. We sat in a booth by the windows and somehow the area seemed dirty - probably the view caused this feeling. The restaurant wasn't busy and it was a beautiful summer Friday night on a holiday weekend. Other restaurants were booked...
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Six Penn Kitchen remains one of our favorite Pittsburgh restaurants!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No Flaws
    sixisaten
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Excellent sevice from the time we were greated at the door until we left after our lunch was completed. Unique menu, good prices, and perfect lunch portion size. We dined on the patio and it was perfect! Great experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistantly Delightful
    klb47
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    On this, my 4th visit to Six Penn Kitchen, I enjoyed a remarkably good glass of Australian shiraz, a perfectly-sized Caesar salad with two anchovies, and an appetizer portion of a most deliciously prepared goat cheese ravioli with eggplant, mushrooms, asparagus and tomato au jus. The waiter was pleasant and helpful. This "fit for foodies" restaurant's location in the Theatre District makes it an ideal choice for return visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Brunch Delicious
    MrsYreviews
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The Sunday Brunch menu provides great choices that are out of the ordinary. I was particularly enamored of the home fries -- chunky potatoes with skins on, cheese and leeks, typifying Six Penn's unique twist on a what could be a common menu item. If I ate wheat, I would have indulged in the house-made beignets! But wait, they are Gluten-Free friendly and happily served my crab BLT sandwich on a salad base instead of a bun. I have also lunched a few times at Six Penn. Thrilled to be seated near the 2nd floor fireplace. Another highlight was July 4th on the roof, where I enjoyed GF pizza. It has a hearth baked, rustic crust, not thick, and could be shared by both GF and non-GF folks. Definitely plan to dine there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I've been to Six Penn a handful of times and it's always a favorite of mine for special dinners :-) This time we went for an anniversary dinner and had a lovely time. In previous visits I had been particularly excited by the vegetarian options but this time the menu had changed. I was a bit disappointed I couldn't get the dishes I had been expecting but our waitress was phenomenal and made some alternate suggestions! The chef came up with an amazing pasta dish for me, not on the menu, and it was one of the most delicious dinners I've ever had. We had a very special anniversary and wonderful food with excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went Downhill
    Bessie85
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Not big enough portions, and the sides are less than desireable.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite downtown spot
    Jodi
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Six Penn remains my favorite. Service is always spot on, menu is interesting and food is always fresh and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • Great Ambiance
    Ishallreturn
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Enjoy the changing menu with the seasons. Have visited on two occasions, and both experiences were delightful!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food...great location
    Chris
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Have eaten here many times and am never dissapointed. The food is exceptional. Selection is limited although I always find something that is pleasing. Location is within walking distance of theaters and sports venues. The service was quick but not rushed. Our waiter Andy was above and beyond.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for Lunch
    Jim53VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have had dinner here and it was fun, Lunch was quiet and boring.
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  • Always a good restaurant
    BigAug
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Whether for lunch, dinner, or after a play, concert or ball game. Six Penn always is a good choice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • yum-o
    foodiern
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great pork shank, great homemade gnocchi, great wine, great experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Eatoutoften
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We went this past Friday and the noise level was too high. Not only that, but we ordered a burger with no fixings and made it very clear to the waitress and she confirmed, but the burger came out slathered with sauce. We sent it back and had to wait another 15 minutes for a new one. No apology from the manager. The chickpea cakes came out cold and I had them take it off the bill - no apology again. The experience was not worth the $130 bill for 4 - and one of us didn't even have an entre.
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  • great for lunch too
    27CCCC
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    went fo lunch for first time -- just as good as dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, not a good price
    lj00
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    For the prices that Six Penn Kitchen charges, the portions are SMALL. Appetizer of TWO Chick Pea cakes-- $9. Yikes! Chick Peas are not an expensive food! I visited with my parents and husband, and they all ordered a Sea Food Risotto plate. It was $27 for 3 clams, 3 mussels, and a 2 ounce portion of fish. Actually, they only gave my husband 2 clams :-/ Ouch! While the food all tasted good, they were still hungry after their meals! For as much as this place is charging for food, they should give you a bit more of it. Maybe they're trying to encourage you to order an appetizer, dinner and dessert in order to feel full (and spend more money?) I'm not sure, but their are restaurants downtown with equally good food and fairer pricing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Salty food..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was very salty - both mine and the dish my friend had..... we did not order the same food... the waitress did bring free dessert- her choosing... for the price-over $30 per meal plus a few drinks , we will not be back...
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The staff was extremely accommodating to my many dietary restrictions and the kitchen prepared me a beautiful, delicious meal. I will definitely be back and will recommend six penn to others!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    PWRrevue
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    There were only (2) entree's without something sweet added to it. Seems like the chef likes to cook with sweet ingredients. Disappointed in the choices.......onion soup was all onions no broth....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre-Theatre Choice
    QueenoftheUniverse
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great place to have dinner before an event in Cultural District. Make a reservation when multiple shows or weekends. You rarely wait if you have a reservation - great food choices - always interesting items worthy of a try. The staff seem very knowledgable and want you to have a good experience. I think prices are very reasonable - cocktails have always been a good pour and all that the description says. The fresh items are indeed fresh and presentation has been interesting. I don't get tired of the menu due to the changes based on fresh options available to the chef. Fun dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great view of the burgh
    burghfood
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    enjoyed a good lunch with fast service on the rooftop. would do it again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth it.
    ElleV
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    With so many other great restaurants downtown, it's not worth it to come here for overly-salted (caprese burger and greens with jowl) entrees. The pork shank was passable, but if you're going out for a night on the town, go somewhere else.
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  • Matinee Brunch
    LouJo
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We experienced outstanding food and service. This was an excellent choice for brunch before a Sunday show!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Theater Dinner
    NOLAnative
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Went with my daughters and husband before a show at Heinz Hall. The service was ok, the ambience was very loud due to the vibrant kitchen in the dining area. My daughter and I ordered the same meal, but her steak was much bigger and cooked perfectly, while mine was a thinner and smaller NY Strip that was overcooked. Good wine list, but never asked if I wanted another glass and then it got too close to show time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceeded Expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Seating was prompt (hostesses could be friendlier), service was excellent, food was delicious. Steak, perfectly cooked ( my husband said it was the best he has ever had and that includes The Palm in NYC). My fish was cooked perfectly with the perfect flavoring. You must have dessert...Apple pie with house made ice cream was to die for. If I thought taking kids here would be welcomed, we would dine here more often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy, slow service
    Burghgal
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The restaurant was busy and noisy due to a concert being in town. Lots of loud people drinking prior to the concert. Bathrooms were messy and stalls out of TP. Our service was slow. The server didn't know the menu. I asked what was on my plate and he said it was a mole type sauce for the duck when it was confit lentils. My sister got the wrong fish with her meal but it was something she would eat so it wasn't sent back. The dining experience was just ok.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we expected!
    Concertgoers2
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Normally we have brunch at Six Penn Kitchen before going to the symphony. This time we were going to an evening symphony so we decided to have dinner there. We were not happy with our dinner experience. We realize that because of the location and the type of meal being served the meals were 30 to 35 dollars each. This is higher than we expected. In addition, my wife had crab cakes which were served cold and had to be sent back to the kitchen and warmed up. Even after being warmed up, they were not worth the price paid, and the delay kind of put a damper on the whole thing. The service was excellent and my meal was good. However, we will think twice about going back to Six Penn Kitchen. We like the atmosphere and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • Before the Ball Game
    Piratefans
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The wait staff was great, especially the waiter we had who seemed truly invested in our enjoyment of the meal. Unfortunately it started off poorly when we received our appetizer of the cheese plate. The menu stated it came with a variety of jams when in fact it came with a small container of stone ground mustard. We love the combo off sweet and savory which is why we ordered it in the first place. The cheeses were excellent, but not presented in the most attractive way. The meats went untouched as they seemed to be flimsy sliced of salami and pepperoni. Two of our party ordered the crab cakes that one reluctantly ate and one sent back. Two large patties with very little crab with the taste and consistency of crab flavored cream of wheat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Very Enjoyable
    GMan
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    It was our first visit and it was great. Large windows allow a lot of light and make it bright. Service was above average. My wife had the duck breast w/fruit crepes. She said it was some of the best she's ever had. I had the pork shank which knock your socks off, fantastic. It was large, crispy on the outside, and moist, tender, and fall off the bone inside. It was seated on a bed of sauerkraut, bacon, mashed potatoes, which was the perfect marriage for the pork. It also included a small cup of homemade spiced applesauce. Our waiter said it was the heavyweight champion of the menu and he was absolutely right. We would definitely dine here again and highly recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average at best
    Pghdiner
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had brunch last Sunday (7/20) with four guests. All four of us chose different menu selections, two having breakfast and two having sandwiches. The menu had fairly limited selections. The food was very average and was highly overpriced. I had a small ham and cheese omelette which came with a few chucky deep fried potatoes (toast not included) and the cost was $14.00. There are far better brunch spots in downtown Pittsburgh.
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  • Deeeeelicious !!!
    JohnnyT
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Unique menu,,,delicious food. Great staff...very personable, attentive and most importantly..they anticipate your needs!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it was ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I find the menu to be very limiting, could only find maybe 2 items that I could eat. I'm not vegan, vegetarian,etc...just would expect more especially from the appetizer section
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Noodle salad is a great lunch item. So is the mac-n-cheese and ruben sandwich. I have always had good service here for lunch too. They can get crowded, so make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic