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Sixth Engine Restaurant

584 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem (14)
  • Casual (10)
  • Comfort Food (10)
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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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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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 for additional details.
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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 584 People Are Saying
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flightless (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Big TVs playing sports seemed at odds with the rest of the ambience. Other than the TVs, it was great. Fresh local oysters and excellent, interesting salad.

PiccoloGtown (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Seats were on the first floor, so essentially the meal was served in a loud bar. The website gives the impression of a better quality space, so I expect the second floor is better. Ribeye was excellent; the burgers were meh.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

This is our second time visiting and it was even better than the first. We sat upstairs the first and downstairs the second. Very nice. I made the reservations and forgot all about it being Washington, DC Restaurant Week so that was a bonus. The fritters put me over the top. Awesome! The staff treated us very nice and seated us prior to our time. Much appreciated.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Went for DC Restaurant Week. Lovely food, great service, and chill atmosphere!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was good brunch standards, nothing to rave about though. The apple fritters were the best dish we had. Bottomless mimosas were plentiful. Overall a solid 3.5 - 4 star experience.

OpenTable Diner (Berlin)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

The eggs Benedict were really great, but unfortunately the hash browns were cold and made with none cooked potatoes, which was a little disappointing for a potatoes lover. However, the atmosphere there is great and the staff is super friendly :)

Harriet (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Our waitress was so nice! She went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and were enjoying our food and drinks. Very cozy, and the food was great!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
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

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.

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!