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
229 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (112)special occasion (66)good for groups (58)great for lunch (51)neighborhood gem (46)hot spot (41)great for brunch (37)great for outdoor dining (34)vibrant bar scene (32)notable wine list (30)romantic (18)late-night find (18)scenic view (10)kid-friendly (9)Show More
  • Incredible find in pittsburgh
    CinnamonVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Stumbled upon this restaurant while in town for a convention. Thought the food was superb and service very good. Recommended to all my colleagues who also loved it. The chef uses local ingredients and the prices are great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a place for Brunch
    MaryH1
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I've been at Six Penn for lunch, dinner and special events and have always enjoyed it. However, this past Sunday, when we arrived to a half empty restaurant, we were placed directly next to a large pole in the middle of the room, while surrounded by much "nicer" tables. Menu was limited. Food was well prepared. Service was also rather slow given number of customers, but waiter was ok.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JimIrishVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Great place to brumch prior to an afternoon event a Heinz Hall or Benedum Center.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • First time diner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My wife and I visited Six Penn for the first time Saturday night, and loved our time there. The food was spectacular, timed well, and the service was great too. We enjoyed dinner actually more than the show we saw afterward, and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We loved it
    Judia
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Had not been here before but it was recommended by several friends. Lots of different selections. The fall menu is great. The guys liked the shanks and loved their beer. Great place to go before or after a show
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good; but not fantastic
    kaitb1103
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Service was wonderful; however, the food was just 'ok'. I had a birthday coupon so that lessened the overall cost (which I put back into the tip), but it was just ho hum. I had the caesar salad & it was better than the fish special (a salmon filet in red sauce). I'm also of the opinion that fish entrees should be presented fully decaled without a scale crust, and this one included it. Overall, just ok. If I didn't have the birthday coupon, I wouldn't go again anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lots of veggies
    susanloves2cook
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised to find plenty of non-meat options, and they were prepared very well. The Chick Pea Cakes appetizer surprised us with its fluffy texture (I was expecting something closer to falafel). The only thing that has always bugged us is the noise level, even upstairs away from the main bar. A little more soundproofing would really help.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food has potential
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Service slow (server had too many tables to attend to). Everything was luke warm starting with the heirloom tomato soup de jour. 3 of our 4 entrees were also barely warm. Crab cannelloni just doesn't cut it at room temp. Server alerted manager and we received 20% off our tab and a free dessert, but it didn't make up for the restaurant's shortcomings! Unfortunate, because the flavors were good but we did not enjoy our meal!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good not great
    jgraham
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    While the food itself was delicious and our server was very attentive and did a great job, the rest of the experience did not meet expectations. Despite having a reservation and being on time, we stood there for almost 10 minutes before even being acknowledged. Many different employees were at the host/hostess podium w/o even making eye contact with us while a number of walk-ins were greeted and sat immediately. Also, while there were several tables and booths open, we were sat at a tiny little table crammed between other small tables. Overall, aside from the French Onion soup, we thought the food was delicious but the whole experience was very underwhelming when you factor in the high price.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely a Pittsburgh Go To
    Collyflowerpgh
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We were treated like VIPs by Executive Chef, Cory Hughes. From the wine/cocktails to appetizers to the entrees to the delicious dessert - every aspect was phenominal. Although SIX PENN isn't the newest or trendiest restaurant in Pittsburgh these days, it should be resurfaced and brought into the spotlight again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our favorites
    Vicky
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We just really enjoy Six Penn, they have a great menu and our food is always quite good. Its a great location. It's also not too snobby when you are dressed for a sporting event and not the theater, we always feel like we fit in!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We have been to this restaurant before, there is now a new menu, not updated on open table. Chickpea cake appetizer had no flavor. Choices for main courses were extremely limited especially for anyone with dietary restrictions. The only bread they offered had seeds which my husband can not have. Server was a little over zealous. Dessert was good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Service
    10outta10
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our server was excellent. He had a sense of humor and was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. He was beyond accommodating.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find in the Cultural District
    FoodNerdVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    A colleague and I were visiting from out of town and had tickets to a nearby theater. Found this spot online, via reviews, etc., and were not disappointed! Great service, amazing food and a really fun variety. Definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ok for pre event dining
    beelah
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Six Penn is decent for downtown Pittsburgh pre event dining.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Katherine
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We went here for our anniversary and had a wonderful experience! The atmosphere is very appealing and our server was so friendly and helpful with his recommendations. We brought our own bottle of Prosecco to enjoy, and they served it to us beautifully. We got the Buffalo Balls and Potato Bacon soup for appetizers, and they were both amazing! Probably the best potato soup I've ever had. I got the pork shank which was cooked perfectly and tasted incredible with the apple jus and mashed potatoes. My boyfriend got the Shorty Burger, which was slightly under-cooked but still tasted great. The portions were big enough that we both had leftovers. Overall a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best thing about fall - new menu!
    OnewvugradVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I was a little worried about trying the grilled pear cheese sandwich. Didn't seem like a good combo. However, it was amazing!!!! I absolutely loved it! I am loving the new fall menu.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 6 Penn Restaurant
    notforme
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My visit to 6 Penn Kitchen was a good one. I cam hungry, and was satisfied with good food and good service. I definitely will return to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Bptraveler
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was amazing! Our waitress was very friendly and accommodating. It was perfect for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    meg08011
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Good was delicious, waiter was very attentive. A little noisy but it was very busy. Would definitely eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Disappointed
    Louy
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I was very disappointed with my meal. I always order the beer breaded fish and chips. The time before last when I was there for lunch, my fish was a little under cooked but I said nothing and it was okay. This time the fish was so overcooked that I couldn't penetrate it with a knife. I sent it back and got another fish which was now grossly under cooked. My waitress offered to have them cook another fish but I declined. I did not have time to wait for them to get it right the third time. I am very disappointed in the meals I have been getting at SixPenn. I stopped coming there for a while thinking maybe things over time would get better. I was wrong, things have actually gotten worse.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still my favorite
    Jodi
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    With so many resteraunts in the city now, Six Penn still remains one of my favorites. The service is always outstanding, the atmosphere is comfortable and the food is fresh. I like that the menu is simple with interesting choices. I don't need to read a book when going out to eat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy ... will return
    DrGrapesVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The restaurant is ideally located if you're looking for a great meal before a concert or show. This is not a restaurant for 'light / fresh' eaters. I wasn't terribly hungry and most of the items on the menu were quite hearty / heavy food. I would encourage you to go here hungry because the flavors are terrific and lots of great options. I was there on a Monday night so it was slow and I can only comment that my service was spot-on. Not sure how they do on a busy night but I'll definitely repeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Anniversary Brunch
    girlaccountant
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Six Penn Kitchen has been a go-to place for my husband and I prior to a theater event for years. We had Sunday matinee tickets on our anniversary this year, and Six Penn Kitchen did not disappoint! The brunch is spectacular, and the manager is amazing! We were given the best seat in the house, along with complimentary mimosas and a "Happy Anniversary" donut. They went above and beyond and made this anniversary a memorable one. Thank you, Six Penn Kitchen!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor seating even with reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    When we walked into the restaurant I really liked the ambiance, energy. The hostess not very pleasant or friendly took us upstairs and led us all the way to a backroom which had absolutely no ambience like the rest of the restaurant, and seated the four of us at a tilted table made for a party of six, next to two parties of ten. One of the parties was celebrating a bachelorette party and were extremely loud. I would have had a better first experience if we were seated appropriately. It was such a turn off that I will not be returning. The food was good but not good enough to make up for the poor seating.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall Very Good
    PamperedPalate
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Though there were a few issues with service, our experience was quite enjoyable. Everyone very much enjoyed their food and, save for some blips in service and the fact that the fat on my duck breast was not totally rendered, we all enjoyed our food. Specifically the buffalo orzo balls were quite tasty as was the pork shank. Those two stars we the most appreciated items that we received. In my opinion, this is a nice restaurant to visit for a special occasion, but as a foodie destination, I think there are better options. Perhaps if I ever go back, I will try the chef's tasting menu (as I am intrigued by it) and perhaps my palate will be pampered.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Lunch for Two
    rjj130
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My wife and I recently had lunch at Six Penn. We previously had only stopped by for drinks prior to a show and decided to give lunch a try. We left with satisfied opinions as well as bellys! I had had the pulled pork tacos while my wife had the butternut squash soup and sampled the pizza of the day, pulled pork with caramelized red onions and a BBQ vinaigrette sauce. The portions were awesome and the food was even better. There was plenty of pizza to bring home for a snack later on. We definitely will be back to sample dinner next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • usually good before theater
    dinnerdiva
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I have been here many times before. The food was good once again, but the service was less than stellar. We had tickets to the theater and told our server and we had plenty of time. He ignored us after our dinner and finally came and we asked for the check and then he did not come back to take it. We finally cornered someone else to take or credit card. Fortunately the theater was across the street, but what should have been a relaxing dinner became one of watching for the waiter and then rushing across the street. I am sure we will go somewhere else before the next production in the city. I have never had this trouble there before. It is also very loud in this establishment.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food. Way too noisy.
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The chef is amazing. Couldn't have been more pleased with the dinner itself. Unfortunately, there was a big high school reunion at the bar a few tables away. They should have shut the restaurant for it. Who goes out for a great dinner next to a boisterous class reunion?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner not so great
    casualdiner
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I chose SixPenn because of it's proximity to Heinz Hall. Our reservation was for 6:30pm. The tables are very close to each other, and there was a lot of ambient noise which made it difficult to hold a conversation during the meal. Our waitress took our order and 6:45pm, we didn't get our meals until 7:30pm, in meantime we received our appetizer at 7pm, and she bought us salads (that we did not order) and my wife's soup didn't arrive until 7:20pm (which she' comp'd). I ordered the burger w/ fries. Although the burger was excellent, the fries where cold. and we had to rush through our meal to make to the show on time. I would say overall the experience was conflicting, especially for such a limited menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner before the play
    DKgang
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Outstanding waiter, food was fabulous. We were not rushed at any time, we like a 2 1/2 hour dinner with friends for talking and laughter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    View of skyline was awesome, food was adequate at best, and overpriced. I do not mind paying well for good food, but my food was just OK. I would never go there again to eat. I would, however, just go to the rooftop for drinks because of the view.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place for Dinner
    Red0wl67
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Came here before a show at Heinz Hall. Delicious food, nice atmosphere, and great location to just walk to the show afterwards.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limited but excellent
    WahooVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    If you're looking for a menu with 100 items, this isn't your place. There were four of us and we all ordered the pork shank. It was delivered and served attractively. The pork and surrounding potatoes were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rooftop for Happy Hour Not Dinner
    UrbanRancher
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I had a reservation and requested to be on the rooftop deck. When I got there they told me that the deck was open seating. We got a table and then the waitress came over and told us the table was reserved. Hmmm? Thought you couldn't reserve up there? So we moved to another table, but it ended up being really loud, smoky and overly crowded up there - people were bumping us with their bags and putting their drinks on our table...great for after-work happy hour, but not what we were going for before seeing a show at Heinz Hall. We asked to be moved inside and they took care of us, so that was good. FYI, don't order red wine on the rooftop! They keep it cold, so it doesn't spoil in the sun! Ask for a glass from the inside bar. Food was just OK
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food!
    BrianT
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Had a weekend in Pittsburgh and found Six Penn on the web. Conveniently located near the Pirates stadium, the place was really great. Friendly service, really tasty food and an extensive wine list. Definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Place has gone downhill
    Frankencupcakes
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I took my husband out to dinner here and we used to love their food a few years ago. We ordered drinks.. Mine was a peach old fashioned. Said it was supposed to have a grilled peach slice in it, it didnt. The tortilla soup was good, but not outstanding. I ordered the crab cake dinner that was $29 dollars; the cakes were mostly filler and there was hardly a lump of crab meat available. I picked at it and didn't even eat one of the two of them. The Mac n cheese I ordered as a side was pretty good though. My husband ordered the BBQ plate. The ribs were tasty but the brisket was so dry. We felt like for the $115 we spent on dinner, we could have recreated better food at home... Total waste of money.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    AlanL
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Had a wonderful meal at Six Penn. The main course - a quail dish - was filled with pleasant and striking contrasts - sweet/tangy, soft/chewy, spicy/mild. Great salads and desserts, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    Buzz
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Salmon and pork were both fantastic. Service and presentation were great. Location is very convenient for theater or any activity in the cultural district. I have never had anything other than a fantastic dinner there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great!
    BobABooeyVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Love the selection of creative, tasteful foods. Always something new on the menu. An excellent diversion by Parkhurst from their traditional Eat n Park restaurants. Perfect part of the Theater District.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.