About Six Penn Kitchen
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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
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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: (888) 306-0598
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
Brussels sprouts appetizer is amazing! T ...
Brussels sprouts appetizer is amazing! The portions are u usually large for sharing. The lamb bolognese was rich and rivaled an Italian restaurant. The scallop special wasn't my favorite. Most chefs like to leave scallops under cooked and it just doesn't bring out all the flavor in my opinion. The risotto with it was a bit bland. Otherwise awesome dinner.
I was extremely disappointed in the menu ...
I was extremely disappointed in the menu. I have some dietary restrictions and always check the menu on line before making reservations. The menu was shortened because of Valentines Day and their was so little that I could eat. I ordered the Chicken Paprish with the recommendation of the waiter. It was extremely spicy with paprika and the chicken was dry. I never complain about a meal.... usually don't run into that, but I should have sent it back. I only ate a little bread and oil. I didn't care for the salad I had ordered also. We will not return!
Had a party of four on Valentine's Day. ...
Had a party of four on Valentine's Day. Everything was fine, but I must say, I have been
to Six Penn several times, and it appears to be slipping a bit. Still a good time. perhaps it's better in warmer weather when the roof top is open.
I've been going to Six Penn since the re ...
I've been going to Six Penn since the restaurant first opened. The noise level during this past visit was almost unbearable. If I'd known that the upstairs dining area was open, would have requested to sit there.
My meal was mediocre at best. A big disappointment. The fried gnocchis were tasteless blobs. the accompanying beef didn't compliment the gnocchis at all. Two completely dissimilar dishes on one unappetizing plate.
I'm hoping that my next experience will be a better one.
Six Penn never disappoints. As part of a ...
Six Penn never disappoints. As part of a group that has season tickets at the O'Reilly, we dine downtown regularly. We like to try different places and after a disappointing night will gravitate back to Six Penn to restore our faith. The waiters are excellent about recommending a meal or wine for our picky group. Unlike a lot of places downtown, the tables are nicely spaced out. We like to sit upstairs where it is less noisy. Save room for a dessert. I won't make specific recommendations because all of us have eaten many different items and always enjoyed. Enjoy!
I could not get checked in when I arrive ...
I could not get checked in when I arrived. They host actually took the woman behind me and seated her first. I tried a seconds time to check in and was ignored. Someone else from our party had to check us in. Once seated, it was extremely noisy. We could barely have a conversation. The food was mediocre and not a great value for the price. We have been to Six Penn many times but won't be going back a time soon. There are many other options in the area that have better customer service and more cost effective.
Settled for this place when we couldn't ...
Settled for this place when we couldn't get a dinner reservation somewhere else. We were seated upstairs and it lacked ambience. It was quiet and nice for dinner conversation, however. Food was just okay. It wasn't bad, but no one at the dinner table was really thrilled with their dinner. They charged $6 to share a dinner; that was a surprise. I wouldn't go back. But it worked given we couldn't get into the other 3 places we were trying for.
Veggie options are slim again. Asked for ...
Veggie options are slim again. Asked for gnocchi to be made veggie and were told it was not possible! Though had a reservation, had to wait 10 min only to be seated at a table that was at a busy intersection, so had to deal with much traffic and the server had to keep asking us to repeat our selections because we had the noise of both first and second floor.
We made a reservation here because we ha ...
We made a reservation here because we had show tickets at 8 pm and the proximity to Benedum Center was perfect. The meal was excellent -- not a bad dish in the bunch. We would definitely return, especially because the reservations were so easy.
Service was excellent as was the food. T ...
Service was excellent as was the food. The pork shank has been a favorite of mine for years. It's always perfect! Our table also enjoy the lamb bolognese and gnocchi. We went after the wine flight at the Caberet as the location is an easy walk.
My first time dining and I was very diss ...
My first time dining and I was very dissatisfied. I made reservations for two a few days in advance and confirmed yet when I arrived the host acted as if I had no reservation at all and the poor choice in table reflected that. My date and I were led
to the second floor where we were shown a table in between two other tables and I would have to squeeze by on either side to sit. I declined the table and we were taken to a private room with other guest, we got a table with more room and the atmosphere was a little more intimate which was what I hoped for. The food was mediocre and the service was poor. I have had better service and food at other restaurants downtown.
The food was delicious, especially the v ...
The food was delicious, especially the vegetable chips and onion dip! We had great meals, a wonderful waiter. The only thing is that we couldn't understand with reservations and the first floor virtually empty when we arrived we were put upstairs. It didn't seem as comfortable up there
We went with our team for lunch. Herbert ...
We went with our team for lunch. Herbert was our waiter and he was very friendly. I got the grilled cheese. It was a bit too much grease and cheeses for my stomach to handle but everything else was decent. I've been to six penn multiple times and wouldn't go their for the food. Deserts and drink are great but meals are always just ok. Nothing to write home about.
It was unfortunate that two of us had ou ...
It was unfortunate that two of us had our short ribs served cold. Everything including the plate itself was cold. When the waiter returned with them, they still would not be considered more than luke warm. The manager offered dessert as apology and sadly it was a disappointment as well. A resturant of this caliber and expense should not serve food less than hot....twice!
Great as usual. Frank was awesome and th ...
Great as usual. Frank was awesome and the food, cocktails, and wine were great. Get the pork shank if you haven't before, and don't skip out on dessert. The cheesecakes change frequently and are always amazing. The Meyer lemon tart was fantastic. Their wine list is also one of the best around, whether you like French, Italian, Spanish, or California-- there's something for everyone in every price range.
Fantastic food! Fresh, generous portions ...
Fantastic food! Fresh, generous portions. Delicious desserts. Vegetarian options but somewhat limited. Menu based on large portions of meat including beef, chicken, and local lamb. Service was good: fast and efficient. For us, this was a special occasion, date-night meal. Total cost with tip was $118. This included two salads, entrees, desserts, one glass of one, one beer, and one cup of coffee. Look forward to going back again.
Following an absence protracted by way o ...
Following an absence protracted by way of the Symphony strike, I was pleased to return to find this stalwart restaurant catercorner from Heinz Hall squarely on point.
Wow! Six Penn Kitchen continues to surprise and delight with their fresh take on comfort food - all carefully composed with locally sourced ingredients. Moreover, their greatly expanded wine list evidences a like commitment to quality and creativity and well complements their menu.
What comes out so well crafted from their kitchen and thoughtfully tended from their wine cellar, is served with a comfortable aplomb that renders the whole dining experience that of what you might expect from a wonderful neighborhood corner restaurant.
We hadn't been to Six Penn Kitchen in qu ...
We hadn't been to Six Penn Kitchen in quite number of years. The menu has changed very little but the quality of the signature dish that I ordered - the Crackling Pork Shank - certainly did. This used to be a favorite, but I doubt that I'd order it again. It was dry, as were the sauerkraut potatoes. My order and the same order from another in my party tasted as if it had sat under a heat lamp and had been forgotten. The steak dishes ordered by two others in our party were deemed "good." We had a 5:30 reservation before an 8:00 theater call and were seated upstairs in the separate dining room. We thought this was going to be great, especially once he turned on the fireplace, but shortly the room filled as did the large dining room in front of us. The noise level was extremely loud, and all the waitstaff looked harried as they tried to fit through the tables. If your looking for that type of ambience this is a good place. If you want to have conversation, look elsewhere.
Six Penn is grossly over priced for din ...
Six Penn is grossly over priced for dinner before a show. We have eaten there several times.ir menu is unique (perhaps a bit too unique) the food is just ok. $100.00 with tip for 1 glass of wine I burger, and some gnocchi is more than a bit high.
We had not been to Six Penn in some time ...
We had not been to Six Penn in some time, and we were not excited by the menu. It seemed repetitive and uninteresting . The mussels were the best thing in the mussels and shrimp dish, the Thai spaghetti was odd and there were too many sundried tomatoes and mushrooms which were not tasty. We enjoyed the salad, and we loved the complimentary peppermint patties at the end of the meal. It is unlikely that we will choose this restaurant again.
The food, while unique, was underwhelmin ...
The food, while unique, was underwhelming. I am a vegetarian so my options were limited, however, I had a number of appetizers all of which had a not-so-good taste especially for the price. I think I will skip next time.
two dishes had to be returned because of ...
two dishes had to be returned because of extremely poor prep. Restaurant needs to hire a pasta chef who can cook pasta that isn't served as a giant blob of congealed carb matter. table next to us also returned food to the kitchen. clearly not enough wait staff; our waiter needed hearing aid. waiter and server(s) were completely out of sync. weird how bad it was.
The overall atmosphere was very pleasant ...
The overall atmosphere was very pleasant. We were seated promptly and the service was fantastic. The reason we would not return is for our dinners. I had the duck and my date had crab cakes. The duck itself was ok but the stew type of beans was not very tasteful and did not complement the duck. The crab cakes was mainly filler with a limited amount of crab, additionally it came with enough asparagus the overwhelmed the plate and way to much for non-family style side.
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