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Six Penn Kitchen
Six Penn Kitchen

Six Penn Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sixpennkitchen.com
  • Phone: (412) 566-7366
  • 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!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "A nice pasta dish could be added to the menu. Our server was fantastic, however I was forced to get the Steak, as there didn't appear to be anything that appealed to me. I know this is my personal opinion and that is fine that others may not agree. The steak was probably a 6/10 in terms of overall pleasing. The mashed potatoes were fantastic. I know its not the cooks fault as they were just using what they had to work with, and they did well. My Date had the chicken, and really picking chicken off the bone while wearing a dress and going somewhere nice afterwards is a recipe for disaster. A nice boneless meal would be much"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We occasionally bring our 7-year-old and 11-year-old downtown for a Cultural District event. Six Penn is a very reliable choice for when our family wants to have a nice dinner together before the show. They have a very nice kids' menu that hits all the high points (pizza, burger, steak, chicken). Our 11-year-old was over the moon about his steak, and the kitchen staff responded very warmly to the compliments he sent to the chef. Six Penn is also good for the grownups - my husband and I go there alone together also, and enjoy it quite a bit. The Crackling Pork Shank and the Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese are sure winners."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This restaurant is situated perfectly for dinner and a show. The location is walkable to lots of theaters, great atmosphere and the food is well made and quick. This restaurant was a special treat for our family of four before a show and it was exactly what we hoped. We got to dress up but not to fancy eat among the high energy atmosphere of downtown. I just wish it was nice enough to eat outside on their roof top terrace."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Service quick and efficient, we were early evening, so I hope it maintains that thru night. Food choices limited for picky eaters (sis).Lamb dishes were wonderful, would like to get back for the burger, and crackled pork. Just had similar, so lamb was best choice. Hope the weather gets better soon, the rooftop looked like fun."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We needed a restaurant close to Heinz Hall and this was our first time at Six Penn. Extremely convenient to Heinz Hall and the food was outstanding. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Very interesting menus. Both the food and drink selections were very unique and appealing."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Wonderful food! Tomato soup was amazing. Outstanding service by Tim. Requested cocktail sauce for fish and chips and it was made fresh to my taste level (spicy). Ambience upstairs is not as nice as main floor. Had made reservation in advance and thought we would be seated on the main floor."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Crazy delicious food, great service, and thrilled to see Wigle behind the bar! The scallops were a highlight. So convenient to the Theatre District. Will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This place is great. Great service, super friendly and the food was awesome!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Ate here for dinner prior to a show. Most of the menu items did not appeal to me but the special of the day which was swordfish was grilled very well and came with vegetables. Also had the French onion soup which was very good. Service is slow but it didn't matter to us as we had time to kill. Note they don't substitute items on the lunch menu for dinner. They could use a better range of salads."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The menu is great, loved the gourmet burger, crab cake and fish special!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "this happens to be one of my favorite downtown dining spots. It is consistently good so there's little question about returning."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Thank you to Matt and the hostess for such great service. When Pittsburgh was first seeing a sunny spring day, the second floor windows were closed so they moved us to a corner window table near the bar- best seats in the house. Then our table was rocking, so they fixed that. My friend's wine did not taste good, so they happily replaced her wine with another kind. The beet salad was wonderful. The chef put together a special Gluten Free dessert for me (I'm Celiac). It was all so kindly done."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We enjoyed our bunch once again at Six Penn Kitchen. We all had different selections and all were delicious."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I was having a date night with my niece. We found the menu very exciting with a variety of choices. Our waiter was very nice attentitive without being overbearing. My salad was late and the waiter took it off the bill stating that 'being late doesn't fit our standards'. The manager even came around to make sure that everything was ok. I would definitely go again."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I was on a romantic date and at the table I was seated, I felt like I was on a date with the two couples next to me. The lighting that was hitting my wife made her feel like she was being interrogated while I was sitting in the dark. The server was ok and was incorrect about the serving size, while the rissoto was a big too salty. I won't be back for a romantic date."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Had a fantastic experience and the food was amazing. Server was outstanding and I'm upset I forgot his name to review. Wish we had time to experience the desserts."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I tried six penn before seeing a show at heinz hall. It was a wonderful meal, from the wine and specialty cocktails to the interesting ice cream. I highly recommend the buffalo chicken Mac and cheese."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Service was great... Food for the price was very average... The crab cakes tasted like they came out of the allegheny river-- the worst I have ever eaten.. Don't think I will return"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We had a great meal after the theater. The food was delicious and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Never disappointed with the food and service at Six Penn. Chef Cory new menu was a delight from the first bite of the beet salad, continuing on through the lamb shoulder (amazing), then finishing up with the chocolate layer cake. We were there for a pre show dinner. Frank our waiter made sure we were done eating and on our way with time to spare. Six Penn is a must for anyone who loves to dine surrounded by the beauty of our wonderful city."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We decided to try out 6 Penn Kitchen before seeing Mike Birbiglia. The waitstaff was wonderful, the booths were comfy, and the atmosphere is great. I am glad I made reservations, the place filled up fast! The scallops were delicious, and their cocktails were fun - but I enjoyed there wine list a lot. We plan to be back again soon."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Just a really fabulous lunch. The deluxe grilled cheese with ham with a side of yummy tomato soup was the perfect dish to take the chill off a cold day, and my friend raved about his grilled flank steak with beets salad."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "This restaurant has a "different" menu but everything is very well prepared and is promptly served in a very professional manner."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We went before a show at Benedum. I made reservation on line. Seated and served right away. They split an entree for us after hearing me say we were sharing it. Buffalo Mac and cheese is so unique and amazing. Ceasar salad was fantastic. Dessert was amazing."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This place seems to be marketed as upper scale finer dining? We were seated near the kitchen and could see what was going on. I dont think anyone cooking was considered a chef, not sure what skills they had. The scallops were under cooked and a little fleshy. The pork shank was excellent. I was somewhat disappointed this time. The time before this visit was excellent"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I've been here a few times, most recently for brunch. The food was DELICIOUS - I had the French toast (pumpkin + cream cheese + pineapple = YES) and my companion had the Southwest-inspired meat omelette - both excellent. Our server was charming and attentive. All in all, slightly more upscale without being pretentious. LOVED that I could make a reservation. I will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Everything that my friends and I ordered was divine. From the Monte Cristo to the frittata and huevos rancheros. And beignets for dessert??? Yes please!."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "This is a nice restaurant overall. Food was very good, though the service definitely could have been better. We arrived early for our reservation, and although there were open seats available, we still didn't get seated until after our reserved time. Our server disappeared for long lengths of time and because of this we were unable to get desert prior to a show, which is what my girlfriend was really looking forward to (the Six Penn Circus). Other than that it was a nice place with good food. We will probably go back when we don't have to worry about being in and out within an hour and a half."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "It was not very busy with many nearby empty tables yet I never received bread, I was never checked on during meal to see how my meal was and I had to flag down a server to ask for another glass of wine since my waitress was m.i.a"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Food was great! Service was outstanding! Did not like the table where we were seated. Especially because we made a reservation well in advance. Felt like we were in the way. Will definately go again but request different seating."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great Wine list, great service! Menu a bit limited for dinner."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Four of us had dinner here before a show. It is a pretty place, but the acoustics are awful. Sound reverberates. There was a large party near us in the back room on the second floor. Once they got started, it was impossible to have a conversation. Our dinners were very enjoyable and service was great, but the noise was deafening."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Six Penn is a favorite of ours, so when I wanted to treat my wife to a special night out, we ate here again. It was very good, service was good, and food was fantastic."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed dinner at Six Penn. You can order very casual or more elegant food. The service is good and everyone seems quite friendly. WE have not tried for brunch but this would be a nice spot. We have eaten here several times and have always had a nice meal...we don't often have time for dessert but they have great ones. The chef stopped by our table to comment on hockey (it was clear by the way we were dressed where we were headed) and to let us know the menu was changing for spring. We hope to get back for the new menu items."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "The food here is very good. The service was excellent. We were in and out in no time with plenty of time left to walk to the Benedum 1 block away. The reason I didn't give the restaurant 5 stars for overall dining experience is because they were out of the pork entrée that 3 of us were planning to order and it was only 5:30 PM. Something is wrong somewhere!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We requested and received seats from which we could watch the chefs work in the kitchen. We enjoyed this tremendously - the chefs on the line were directly in front of us and the head chef to my immediate left. Watching them work and banter all the while producing one marvelous looking (and smelling!) plate after another was great entertainment. Our server was wonderful as was the food. The pork tenderloin was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented and the lamb was just amazing. This was our second great experience at Six Penn Kitchen and we will return."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We choose the restaurant for location, directly catty corner from Heinz Hall. The waiter was extremely knowledgeable and helpful, the food was delightful in taste, presentation, and the interesting combinations together. I would recommend and go back again. Great atmosphere too."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Stop here for brunch/lunch or dinner prior to a show in the cultural district. Great food and friendly service."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Stopping by Six Penn before an evening of music is a perfect pairing. The location is could not be better. The whole eating experience is such a delight. Excellent food with differing flavors and textures and perfect temperature. It was not a special night but quickly became one as the meal was served. We will be back often for our favorites and for new items."
    Dined on 3/7/2014