Sixth Engine Restaurant
We have three different dining areas. While we do our best to accommodate requests for specific areas, we can not always guarantee availability. Due to the unpredictability of the weather, we do not accept reservation for the patio, which we seat on a first come for served basis. Please feel free to call the restaurant if you require a specific location, and we will do our best to meet your needs.
at 901 5th Street, NW, just a half of a block west from Sixth Engine on the corner of 5th and I Streets.
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.View Private Dining Details
Wasn't too crowded got a ton of food and happy hour prices for drinks. Great experience
Atmosphere was cool. Food was good. I throughly enjoyed the ribeye and the fried cauliflower. Service could use improvement
This place was awesome. The service was even better. My group was here for work and I found this place on Yelp. We had a nice dinner and most of my group will be going back before the end of our work week. The food is outstanding.
My family tried this restaurant because it was in the hotel where we were staying. Fairfield Marriott. The room was very dark so ambiance wasn't very inviting, although it was a colonel setting so maybe that was the reason for the darkness. The waitress was very good and attentive but the food was just okay. I wasn't impressed with the overall experience so that's why I wouldn't recommend this restaurant. It was very pricey.
What a unique menu and everything we tried was delicious! Great prices and service too! Great first experience and will most definitely go back there!
The food was mediocre. The kids chicken tenders were over cooked, the homemade lamb pasta was a bit bland, the fries were cold. The burgers and brisket sandwich were good. I think if your getting beers and apps it’s a decent place.
Lauren was an amazing server and the food is always good. The timing - after brunch - was perfect as it was quiet and less crowded. Their mac and cheese was an interesting experience - not bad, but I, personally, would not call it mac and cheese. The rib eye is phenomenal.
we enjoyed the general experience although our service was slow and the restaurant was not busy.
Love the bottomless mimosas on the brunch menu..great food and very generous servings of ham, sausage and bacon. Nice bright room up on the 2nd floor. Wonderful way to spend a leisurely weekend late morning
This place is great! Really cool renovation... And yummy food!
Great dishes, esp. the brisket sandwich, braised lamb, and rib eye. Pork tenderloin should have been cooked longer, shouldn't be pink in the middle.
Found this gem on Yelp while visiting DC. It was just a quick 10-12 min. walk from the hotel...and worth every minute. The carbonara was very creamy and rich and the 3 cheese ravs were an exceptional delight; chewy, tender and the crunch from the nuts gave it an over-the-top punch. We sat outdoors and could not have been happier! Would recommend!
There were three of us. We all ordered the Tasso Ham and Fried Egg on Pretzel Roll off the brunch menu. The ham was supposed to be flavorful. Instead it was inedible. It was grizzly and couldn’t be bitten through. The pretzel roll had almost no flavor. The side hash browns, which were actually home fries (although I actually prefer home fries) had a strange taste to them. We have been there before and generally found the food to be good. This time it just wasn’t.
Good energy. Good food. Good beer
Sixth Engine did not have the best service, but the ambiance was cute if you want to sit outside. Their food was average.
food was BOMB and price is pretty good. unlimited mimosas were a good price. got the eggs benedict and while it may not have been good for my health it was great for my soul. will definitely come back
Food was subpar and service was very lackluster. Nice bathrooms.
I loved the restaurant itself, the whole old firehouse thing was very cool. We were even sitting right by the patch from where the pole used to be. Service was good, the host was very friendly and helpful (and cute). All of our food was good, the four cheese dip was yummy and my Ribeye was KILLER nice slightly crusty outside with plenty of flavor and cooked to perfection. Desert was good, but when I go back I'll probably pass and go somewhere else for dessert, cause it wasn't great.
So yummy and generous with bottomless mimosas, 10/10
Aboslitely love this place. I used to work here a while back and I still recommend it to anyone who’s visiting dc for the first time. Food is amazing and the portions aren’t overly sized.
Waitress was very nice, food is good, not great, but good, i had the steak, its small but tasty for $29 steak , wine was very good. outdoor seating is enjoyable. No street parking available so you either walk or taxi/uber. One issue that could have resulted in a very bad experience was that I reserved a table outside, only to learn once I arrived, that you can not reserve the outdoor tables.
The charcuterie plate and the steak were good but the homemade ravioli were tasteless, too thick and undercooked. Not sure a sauce of butter and heavy garlic should be classified as a sauce with some asparagus thrown in. Definitely would not order it again. The server was very good and the rose wine was good and well priced. Didnt really feel the firehouse theme.
Consistently good although it can get noisy when the bar ares is full. Ask for a table in the rear.
A warm and cozy retreat on a cold and rainy day! We chose this restaurant based on its reviews, and we weren’t disappointed. Our reservation was at 4:45 pm, so the crowd hadn’t arrived yet, and it was very quiet. It did get noisier as the crowd arrived. Rossi was wonderful and provided excellent service. We loved the deviled eggs and hush puppies, both recommended in the reviews. My friend had the three cheese ravioli, and I had shrimp and grits. Both were wonderful. The food is prepared in non-traditional ways and served beautifully. My only disappointment was that the listed red blend wine wasn’t available for happy hour. I didn’t like the substitute, and they wouldn’t let me change it for something I liked. Oh well. A small price to pay for a wonderful dining experience. We want to go back for more, and we hope Rossi is there!
I usually enjoy Sixth Engine, I visit at least once a month. I invited some guest from out of town and they found hair in the hush puppies, glass shards all over the table, which meant the table was never cleaned off. The server was nice, but the other server was rude , set the plates away from the person who ordered we had to pass the plates around- how lazy was this? Totally not exceptable. It will be a while before I revisit. The server could have been more accommodating, but perhaps they just don’t care. Which is fine, I can take my business and appetite some place else. Very disappointing experience. Very different from the other times I’ve visited.
Brought a group here after a day of meetings and we had a table upstairs. It was the perfect spot for conversation and great food!
Before a sold out concert. Fast service. Good recommendations and splitting an entree was not an issue....server even recommended it.
The food is both interesting and very delicious. All four of us ordered something different and we would have eaten anyone's dinner the food was so well prepared with a notable presentation style. Try the deviled eggs. Not your usual style, but absolutely fabulous!
I came for brunch, and first of all the place smelled so strongly of alcohol, maybe from the night before? Then they had maybe 2 vegetarian options (and I'm vegetarian). I chose the omelet of the day, and it was cold when served to me. I got a side of hash browns, and they were definitely cooked in some type of animal by-product, although the waitress said they were vegetarian. The two friends I were with enjoyed their meals, but I wouldn't recommend for vegetarians.
Just average - french fries were good. Food was typical bar food.
Wonderful Easter brunch with bottomless mimosas which incidentally really were bottomless and superlative! Excellent service and very good food made this a great Easter Sunday celebration. Only criticism is that it was rather dark in the dining area downstairs
Steak was thin and sinewy. My daughter had hair and an eyelash in her food.
Loved the idea and location, but the execution was just not there.
Eclectic expert for a firefighter family in town for spring break. Great service and plenty of food!
Great service. Good food
We went to Sixth Engine for lunch on a Saturday with a 3 PM reservation. We were seated promptly and our waitress came over to our table immediately but that was the last time we saw her until she handed us the check. The food while brought out quickly was not cooked thoroughly and cold and my French fries were soggy with oil. My girlfriends Fried chicken sandwich barely had any fried chicken on it and she didn’t even bother eating her fries as they were soggy too. The waitress was nowhere to be found for refills or sending food back and took 30 minutes after our meals were taken away to realize we were finished with our meal. We spent over $45 on a meal for a cheeseburger and a chicken sandwich in which I probably could’ve gotten a better burger for much less at 5 guys or McDonalds. I would not recommend going here for a meal
Great Ambiance, apple fritters were amazing and perfect to split. Food was tasty - potatoes were really good.
This restaurant was an excellent find !! Very comfortable, cozy, almost neighborhoody in a way, but located downtown on Massachusetts Ave between 4th and 5th. Ambiance was great - not very loud, and quiet enough to have a conversation at normal volume levels. The staff were very helpful, friendly and attentive. The meals were very good and portions generous. We will definitely be back !!
My 3rd trip to Sixth Engine and it has been a great experience each time..... Apple fritters are a must!