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Pennsylvania 6 - PA

4.1
373 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for Groups

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About

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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri: 4:00pm–2:00am
Sat & Sun: 11:30am-2:00am


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


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Phone number
(267) 639-5606
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Marc Plessis
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Walnut/Chestnut
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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.
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located 2 blocks south of Market East.
Additional
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

Private Dining

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.

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What 373 People Are Saying
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on August 12, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Quiet, almost cozy, atmosphere. Big luscious desserts. The crab cakes were so-so. Gritty. I would go back to try something else. Dynamite staff. Very attentive. Overall: a nice place.

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2.0Dined on July 30, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

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!! :)

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2017

Celebrated a birthday! Great menu options, taste and presentation of food was excellent!

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2017

Love the food & service. Had a blast. Bubbly brunch is a must!

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3.0Dined on July 1, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2017

Wonderful spot for brunch, with a solid menu and good drink options. Fun ambiance in a lively neighborhood.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2017

We stopped in for a family dinner and everything we ordered was fantastic! Service was excellent

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1.0Dined on May 19, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Great food and great service!

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Another wonderful Mother's Day brunch at PA6. The staff was very friendly and accommodating to all our needs.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Delicious specials. Pork collar is definitely a must-try. Crabcakes were dry and forgettable. However, the ambiance is fantastic and the food is authentically American.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2017

Good food and drinks. Cool fun atmosphere. Had some appetizers and entrees. Love the sparkler attached to a drink or dessert for a special occasion. Would definitely go back!!

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2017

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).

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2017

Went here for brunch to celebrate a friend's engagement. The brunch was fantastic and they do $18 bottles on champagne with great mixers. Will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2017

Had dinner with friend on a Wednesday night. Restaurant is cool and the food was really good. Service was a little lacking considering that the place was fairly empty with only 2 or 3 other tables eating, but overall was a positive experience.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2017

We selected this place purely based on convenience, but the food turned out to be fantastic. The noise level was a bit high, but we were seated upstairs, which made it okay.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2017

Great food. Busy. Sparklers on champagne for special occasions!

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2017

Food was pretty good. Bartender was great! Great service and great drinks. Visit was on 2-16

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

I really liked this restaurant. The food was great but I think the price was a little too high for the portion sizes.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

I'm a vegetarian and still had a really great meal here. I'd definitely recommend trying this place out. The food is great and the servers are always so nice and friendly.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2017

The overall experience was nice, the price of the food was reasonable and the atmosphere was amazing. Unfortunately the food was very salty, and the service that was provided from the waiter was not up to par. I would return but not anytime soon.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2017

Great food. Unique tastes. Funky drinks. Great atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2017

We loved our server Conor! She was very sweet, attentive, and engaging, with GREAT menu suggestions. DEFINITELY will be back, and definitely will be asking for her.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2017

Sunday brunch. Very good. Loved the atmosphere. Relaxing No need to rush.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2017

Restaurant Week 2017

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2.0Dined on January 15, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2017

Wonderful food and experience! Service was quick and our waiter was attentive. Loved the atmosphere and the food was delicious.

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3.0Dined on January 11, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on January 8, 2017

Over all great time really good food we all got the burger and duck fat fries excellent choice. I will say coffee was lukewarm/cold and service was a little slow and it wasn't really that crowded at the time.

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3.0Dined on January 5, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2017

Great food and even better service. Plates can be a bit expensive, but you get what you pay for! Lobster roll and ricotta app were both unreal!

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2016

Oysters were as good as ever.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2016

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.

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3.0Dined on December 10, 2016

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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