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Sixth Engine Restaurant

4.5
577 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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A contemporary American restaurant set in D.C.'s 1st firehouse, Sixth Engine uses classic techniques to produce comfort foods with a touch of refinement while providing polished service in a comfortable setting.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Open for dinner nightly from 4:30-10:30 PM, late night menu available till midnight Friday & Saturday. Serving Brunch Saturday & Sundays from 11AM-5PM(Breakfast Items only till 3PM) .
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Phone number
(202) 506-2455
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kyle Bailey
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 4th and 5th
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Parking details
Sixth Engine recommends parking at the Franklin Parking Lot located
at 901 5th Street, NW, just a half of a block west from Sixth Engine on the corner of 5th and I Streets.
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Public transit
We are located equidistant between Gallery Place, Judiciary Square, and Union Station on the Red Line.
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Special events & promotions
We are available for all manner of special events. Please contact info@sixthengine.com for additional details.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Located in Mt. Vernon Triangle, Sixth Engine is in close proximity to both the Convention Center and the Verizon Center, in addition to multiple metro lines. Sixth Engine combines modern interpretations of classic American fare, nestled in the historic ambiance of DC's oldest firehouse.

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What 577 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.2
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Loved the low lighting and vibe of Sunday brunch. Wasn't too crazy where I could bring my parents who were visiting DC for the day

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Meatpuppet (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Had a good time before the game. We were well taken care of from when we arrive to when we finally left.

Food was good and the portions were just about right. No one had any issues with what they ordered. I will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on December 21, 2017

The cauliflower appetizer is a MUST. Absolutely delicious!! I love the warm and cozy atmosphere, everything is very inviting! Perfect spot for a happy hour!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

I've come here twice with my friend for brunch-- both times were wonderful! Excellent prices and ambiance, and friendly wait staff. After the meal we both wondered why we don't go to Sixth Engine more often.

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MamaK (Richmond)
2.0
Dined on December 11, 2017

Overall the food was average. The brisket was tough and very fatty. Unfortunately, one of the worst brisket sandwiches I’ve ever had. The fries were great. The restaurant atmosphere was neat because it’s an old firehouse. There are too many other great restaurants around this same area to dine at vs. returning here.

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OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0
Dined on December 10, 2017

This was the first time eating here for all 4 of us and we'll definitely be back! We enjoyed brunch tremendously. Everything we ate was delicious (highly recommend the Benedict). The bottomless mimosas were a good price ($15) and I loved the history behind the building. Service was great as well, from the front of house to our server. This place is a must for brunch.

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vipNikkiSta (Atlanta)
5.0
Dined on December 9, 2017

I ordered the brisket and it was amazing! Brisket on brioche with a side of fries. Great comfort food, the waiter was attentive, the soccer match and other sports were on TV, it was not overly crowded and the it was not too noisy. It's a great neighborhood bar. I will say to check with the staff on the menu, they change it often and if you have dietary restrictions it may be difficult to find many items to eat. Their brunch-lunch menu is not as expansive as the dinner menu and in general the menu for winter is heavy on pork.

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VaDiner (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on December 1, 2017

Nice place in DC for a quick and reasonably priced meal. Cauliflower app was very good, as was the brisket sandwich. Good beer selection.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on November 24, 2017

We found on Open Table at the last moment. We were surprised, and a little worried, to find the restaurant mostly empty on a popular night for dining out (it was literally the only restaurant in the area that could accommodate 5 at that specific time). The server was great and provided good cutomer service.
The ambiance was nice and versatile...Good for a family or a date! The food was very good. We all enjoyed our meal. The wine selection was a bit limited, but the glass I ordered was fine.

We will go back!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on November 22, 2017

Our server was extremely helpful with suggestions on our dinner choices. She made the whole dinner process quite enjoyable

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