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About Pennsylvania 6 - PA
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.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
American, Seafood, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation:
Sat & Sun: 11:30am-2:00am
Mon & Tues: 4:00pm-10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
located 2 blocks south of Market East.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Pennsylvania 6 is a three tiered restaurant with many options for private functions from rehearsal dinners to happy hours and corporate functions . First Floor - Bar as well as a Raw Bar. It has dramatic 16 foot ceilings as well as mezzanine area that over looks the bar area and a private room.
Pennsylvania 6 - PA Ratings and Reviews
I will start by saying there was no one in the restaurant. I ordered sparkling rose, which was not sparkling so I didn't have more than a sip which the waiter seemed oblivious to, when I needed more water I realized the waiter was more concerned with the other waitress and his conversation with her than the us. When my salad came out, my boyfriend had to get up to ask for the dressing I had requested on the side. Once I added that I realized that the dressing I specifically asked for it not to have, was on it.
Less than impressed.
I've been to PA 6 in the past and always had a nice time. This round we had a few unfortunate things happen. First, we were handed menus and asked to seat ourselves at the appointed table. Then we ordered their mimosas and after waiting 10 minutes already, we were told we needed to wait longer, because they ran out of champagne and they needed to get more. This was a Sunday morning brunch, at 11:00am, when the restaurant opened at 11:00am. Once the champagne finally arrived it was warm and the server had no solution for us. The bottle was also left on the table without being opened. To follow it up the food was sub-par. It seems they have changed the menu and possibly the chef. My friend ordered her steak medium/rare and it arrived with no pink in the middle. Very bland and very disappointing.
Service was attentive and able to "read the room" - didn't interrupt any conversations. Took my father here to catch-up and the noise level was great (we came early and our server turned it down a bit without us even having to ask!). Ambiance was nice. My father got the steak (loved it), I got the wild mushroom pasta (loved it). They have La Colombe french press that could probably provide for 3 or 4. Desserts looked great but we went around the corner for gelato instead. Location is nice for walking around, restaurant didn't seem like it could possibly get crowded (great job spacing the tables!). There are stairs to get to the dining room though so be weary of your heels!! :)
We last visited Pennsylvania 6 about a year ago, and had been regular customers. Upon our return we found that the menu seems smaller, the crowd thinner, and the drinks less substantial. The raw bar options are non-existent on the menu - when asked the server said that the seafood tower is definitely available - but why not on the menu? We didn't order it for that reason. They used to have a really nice ceviche, but no longer. And all of the employees we spoke to seemed to have been with the restaurant for a short time.
We always loved Penn 6 for happy hour and dinner, but lately they've installed a DJ up front and the music is so loud it's impossible to have a conversation, or really to hear anything. Our dinner was a Friday night, and there were maybe two other tables filled. By the time we left, there were some more people at the bar, but still the whole restaurant was pretty empty. If Penn 6 wants to be a club that has food, they may want to consider rebranding/reorganizing the first floor space, or seating dinner reservations upstairs where I imagine it is quieter. If Penn 6 wants to stay a restaurant where people come for a sit down meal with friends, they should probably nix the club vibe DJ. Right now they fail to be either a restaurant or a club, and I don't see myself going back anytime soon.
I went in for Mother's Day. They had a special menu for brunch which according to their website was over before my reservation (which unfortunately it wasn't). Immediately the waiter said they were out of 4 items from the menu and we couldn't order from their regular menu. Everything took forever to come out (the restaurant was less than half full) and the waiter was inattentive. The regular menu looks great but this was a bad experience.
I think we may have been expecting more than what we got which is why we were let down. My wife and I took our Moms to PA 6 for Mother's Day brunch. They had a special menu which was nice, they gave the Mom's flowers which was nice, and the food was okay. The restaurant is a little more beat up than I would have thought. The 2nd floor needs some TLC, stains on the walls and pictures, paint chipping everywhere, some strange black marks coming from their speaker area (possible mold). Our waiter was not very friendly or personable. He never said Happy Mother's Day once. It was me with 3 Moms so it was kind of obvious. The food was pretty good and the value was fair. Service and interior are the main reasons for this review.
We almost booked this restaurant for our wedding rehearsal dinner 2 years ago, and this was my first time at PA 6. I am very happy that we didn't have our event here. I would not go back to PA 6 or refer friends/family to the restaurant.
Girlfriend and I had a great meal here. I had never been before, she had been for drinks and was ever so slightly dubious about their dinner fare, but we were both pleasantly surprised. Everything was great! The daily specials were very interesting and combined with the menu items, making a choice was difficult. Only thing to watch out for is that the price for a dozen fresh oysters is STEEP! (a little over $50 for a dozen).
The food was good - had steak and frites and chicken with mash potato were both cooked/seasoned well. Only real negative was the noise level. Didn't know there was a live DJ and the music was soooo loud we couldn't hear ourselves and not being in the mindset for loud we ate and left. I also thought it was a bistro but it was more like a pub; however, it was St. Patrick's Day so maybe everyone was celebrating.
Absolutely love Pennsylvania 6 - the decor, the food, the service is all amazing. Their dishes are not the standard "burger" or "chicken". Try the ricotta and sourdough appetizer - it is AMAZING. Love all their dinner options and they have a great bar scene as well.
Waited a while before being seated even though we had a reservation. Staff was slow. Asked for a refill on coffee and didn't receive it until we got our check. Food took long even though we ordered first thing when we sat down. I would not recommend this restaurant for brunch.
It was way too loud for a dinner conversation. We were seated across from the bar. When they tried to seat us, I asked for a table upstairs where it might be quieter. They insisted that they couldn't do it, even though it was a slow night and the upstairs never filled up. They said they would turn down the music (yes it was just the music not the patrons) and it didn't happen. Also, the wait staff was pretty inattentive for a slow night. I was never asked if I wanted another drink, even though my empty glass sat on our table for two hours. The food was good and the wait staff were friendly.
We were almost the only people in the restaurant on a Wednesday night, and, still, we had a hard time getting the waitress's attention. The food was mediocre, at best. The hamachi was strange; we didn't even finish it. The ragu was a mushy mess. The brussel sprouts were greasy. The good part was that it was quiet so we could talk easily
We were just in town for the weekend with Kids and looking for something near the hotel and kid-friendly enough. We had a really nice experience here. Got a great table where we felt like our kids wouldn't disturb anyone. The atmosphere was dark and cozy and the food was tasty. I recommend the calamari. The service was excellent. My son ordered fried oysters (for the first time ever) and didn't like them. I traded some of my meal with him and we were both happy. The waiter asked if we'd like to take them off the check, which was very nice, but we kept them and I ate them instead.
One and done. We won't return as there was nothing special about it. $34 filet with no sides and a "lick and hold" salad fork policy....disappointing. That said, the space had a cool vibe and the food had decent flavor. We just didn't feel the entire experience warranted the cost of the meal at close to $50 a person.
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