About Six Penn Kitchen
Six Penn Kitchen features fresh, carefully crafted, all-American cuisine. The menu highlights seasonal ingredients and takes an updated approach to regional classics. From stocks, sauces & charcuterie techniques in the kitchen, to the vermouth soaked olives & marinated maraschino cherries at the bar, everything is expertly prepared and crafted in-house. Both the food & cocktail menu change frequently taking advantage of seasonal products delivered by outstanding local farms & growers' cooperatives. By paying attention to the basics- true hospitality, great food, and a casually sophisticated environment - Six Penn Kitchen is a place where guests can kick back, slow down & enjoy the pleasure of great food, drink and conversation. Six Penn Kitchen looks forward to welcoming you!
Hours of Operation:
Lunch is served Monday-Friday 11:00am-2:30pm
Dinner is served Monday-Saturday 4:30pm-close
Brunch is served Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Located in the heart of the Pittsburgh Cultural district, there are several public garages within walking distance. Validation is offered at the garage located on Penn Avenue, directly across from the restaurant.
Many bus routes available, as well as a train running within one block of the restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
Six Penn Kitchen has several unique areas available for special events. The private dining room seats up to 40 guests & features large picturesque windows & a fireplace. The rooftop terrace is a perfect location for an afternoon get-together or a summer's evening bash.
Private Party Contact:
Daniel Haas: 8883060598
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Six Penn Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
I have been a fan of Six Penn since they ...
I have been a fan of Six Penn since they opened but the last three times I was there , were not good experiences. The noise level is through the roof and the food is not near as good as it used to be. Pass it up and go somewhere else.
Left an online special request which was ...
Left an online special request which was confirmed the day of by a phone call from the restaurant and then it wasn't fulfilled when we were seated. Very disappointing. Salad was poor and entree was just okay. Service average. Won't go back anytime soon.
We've been to this restaurant a number o ...
We've been to this restaurant a number of times and my assessments are consistent. The appetizers are decent and the entrees are just okay. Their best dish by far is the lamb bolognese. The chicken, scallops, even the burger all tend to be overcooked, or at least done more than what you requested. On this particular occasion there was the added factor of an extremely long wait for our entree - about an hour! The waitress was very good about it, however, and put our two appetizers on the house (I suspect she messed up in some way with our entree order). The main attribute of this restaurant is its very close proximity to the theaters. Finally, why does this restaurant play such loud background music when the noise level is already quite high?
We arrived at 5:30 as we had tickets to ...
We arrived at 5:30 as we had tickets to a 7:30 performance. We ordered drinks and appetizers and entrees. The drinks and appetizers came in a reasonable time. However, the entrees took quite a while. We finally received our entrees at 6:55. I had ordered my burger medium and it was delivered well done. There was no time to request a replacement. The Mac and cheese was very bland. Tasted much more like butter and noodles. The rest of the party said their food was "ok". It was extremely noisy. We asked for our checks when entree was delivered and paid while still eating. It was a short walk to the Benedum. We arrived as the last bell was chiming for everyone to be seated. I would have complained to management but did not have time if I wanted to arrive at show on time. I will not go back. I would not recommend this restaurant.
We went here for pre theater dinner. ...
We went here for pre theater dinner. The resturant could use a little decor update, maybe more for acoustics. The dinner was fine, but not overly large portions for the cost. One entree was the scallops. While good, was only 4 scallops and was not inexpensive. The service was
We regularly go to Six Penn after the sy ...
We regularly go to Six Penn after the symphony for dessert. This time dinner before . Excellent appetizers, especially a Polenta with mushrooms. Disappointing main--roast chicken overcooked and not freshly cooked. Nice blackberry dessert. Very helpful service, responsive to our concern about the main dish. The place is pretty noisy, but we were given a relatively quiet booth when we asked. We'll go again. Right across the street from Heinz Hall.
Came for our wedding anniversary. Rest ...
Came for our wedding anniversary. Restaurant was not that particularly busy. Biggest complaint is that it took over an hour to get our dinner. Considering my wife ordered ravioli, which consisted of 5 ravioli on a plate with a thin sauce and nothing else on the plate and me having seared scallops, which consisted of 4 quarter sized scallops, this meal should take no longer than 15-20 minutes preparation time. Over an hour is inexcusable considering the sparse crowd. Very disappointing meal. Portions are terribly small for the price and the wait time only adds to the disappointment. At least one other couple next to us expressed same frustration for the wait.
They were able to seat our group of 7 fo ...
They were able to seat our group of 7 for brunch, but kind of fell flat after that. Food took well over an hour and was cold upon arrival. Server was attentive, but not great at actually getting things to the table. Restaurant wasn't particularly slammed, so not really sure where the breakdown happened. Would choose another spot in the future.
We have dined at Six Penn Kitchen 3-4 ti ...
We have dined at Six Penn Kitchen 3-4 times over the past couple of years. The big plus is that it's in very close proximity to the theaters. The big minus is that the food is just okay, at best. We've found that the lamb bolognese is consistently good and the appetizers are okay, but after that there's a sharp drop. For instance, during our last visit I had the "signature" chicken dish and it was way overcooked, to the extent it was bone dry. My wife had the scallops and they were also overcooked. Apart from this tendency to overcook certain meals, there is a general lack of character with many of the dishes. Nothing memorable ... just okay.
I have come to 6 Penn for years but the ...
I have come to 6 Penn for years but the food seems to have gone downhill lately. The Caesar salad used to be crispy, fresh and delicious--now, it's a soggy concoction with too much dressing. The mussels we ordered were overcooked and the tuna appetizer was served as tiny little bites that were mushy and smeared with an overpowering sauce that wasn't wasabi. Not up to par. When we complained about the chewy, dry mussels, the server was kind and gave us a free dessert, which we appreciated, but we're concerned that the food quality isn't as good as it used to be.
The food was quite expensive ($21 burger ...
The food was quite expensive ($21 burger and $28 pasta) which is fine if the food is top notch but in this case it was not. The food was closer to late hours Eat N Park than of a higher end restaurant. The burger was very bland and the others in my party had similar comments on their pasta, salmon, etc. I would never go back.
For the record, my party had meals at 6 Penn Ave restaurants over a few days and the other 5 were excellent, especially in comparison to Six Penn Kitchen.
I have been to Six Penn a few times and ...
I have been to Six Penn a few times and the food/service has always been great! This last time was not that great. When my friend and I came in, they happily let us know that they just changed their menu that day. So we were excited to try the new menu. It was awful! Burnt flavorless and really really terrible! Our server was great however, he was very apologetic and wanted us to order another dinner on him. We declined and left. I think I'll wait until they figure the menu out before I decide to return. Hope they figure it out soon. If this continues, they will not be around long.
The food was average at best. Had to sen ...
The food was average at best. Had to send back the tuna tartare as it had skin and cartilage on the pieces, making it inedible. To his credit, the manager acknowledged and apologized for the problem and tried to make it right.
Not many options for vegetarians, so I h ...
Not many options for vegetarians, so I had the spinach ravioli which tasted like packaged food and warmed up in microwave, plus the garlic was completely over powering taste. My daughter had the salad which came with an apple cider vinegar dressing that was also over powering with cider vinegar to the point of being uneatable. The restaurant was not busy so the waiter seemed to be annoyed that we were not ready to order our food and kept coming over every 2 minutes to see if we were ready to order yet, then once we got our food we never saw her till we wanted our check.
The food was extremely poor quality and ...
The food was extremely poor quality and over-priced. The breakfast sandwich is turkey lunch meat on white wonder bread. It was good but not for the price. My fiancé had steak and eggs and said it was the worst he has had and the steak had not flavor and was over cooked. I was stunned at how cheap looking and tasting the food was. I will never be back.
The food and service are fine. However, ...
The food and service are fine. However, they really need to get their fly situation under control. My colleague and I, as well as those dining near us, were dealing with numerous flies throughout the entire meal. It wasn't something I am accustom to in one of the city's nicer restaurants.
The scallops may have been the best I ha ...
The scallops may have been the best I have ever had at a restaurant. The pizza appetizer was good but 6 slices is large even for a two way appetizer. The drinks were a little pricey but that is the case in the city. We will likely return when we are in the cultural district,
I've eaten here before, but not frequent ...
I've eaten here before, but not frequently. This time, a friend and I met for dinner before a Pirates game.
Most of my rating for this visit is based on my previous meals, because I never got the meal I had ordered this time. Thirty minutes after ordering, the wrong meal was brought to me. I sent it back.
Our server said the correct meal would be brought out shortly, but twenty minutes later, I was still waiting. Meanwhile, my dining companion had finished his dinner and we wanted to leave for the start of the game.
That was the bad news. To be fair, though, the manager and the server were very apologetic about the mixup. They comped my friend's meal and asked that we come back again to give them a chance to do better.
I may do so, but not when I'm planning to attend a game or concert afterwards.
We dined at Six Penn before a show at He ...
We dined at Six Penn before a show at Heinz Hall - this restaurant's location is great for attending cultural district events. We started with the bacon croquettes which were delicious. We both had a burger (one off the menu and one was a special). I like the manageable size of the burgers, and they were cooked to the perfect temperature. However, the meat was over seasoned - WAY too salty. We shared a dessert which was also good. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. Bar service, however, was very slow and drinks are super expensive. The appetizer menu is awesome; next time, I think we'll make dinner out of a few appetizer selections.
my wife had a quick dinner before going ...
my wife had a quick dinner before going to Heinz Hall to see the PSO. I had a salmon salad special - which was just so-so. The salmon was not quite what I expected - it almost seemed as though it was scraped from a can of salmon (does such a thing exist) and the salmon was placed at the two ends of the plate.
My wife had the chicken, for $24 - which is rather exorbitant. She had about 3 bites and didnt like it
We've not had real good luck with our food here. Although when we last stopped at Six Penn before another PSO concert, we just had some appetizers/munchies - the pizza, the mac and cheese and they were quite good
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