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
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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: 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
The service was very slow and the place ...
The service was very slow and the place was not crowded. It took over 20 minutes just to get our drinks before we ordered. Then the waiter entirely missed one of the drinks. The food was good but everything took way too much time.
Amount of food to the price charged was ...
Amount of food to the price charged was not in line. The server was not friendly, seemed "put out" by questions surrounding wine list. He didn't check on us when food was delivered. Bad night or not, not a good first impression for a first time visit.
We sined on a very busy Saturday evening ...
We sined on a very busy Saturday evening and the work from the open kitchen looked professional and aiming to please. Quality of entrees was B+ but the portion were small. Overall, we would dine here again. Disappointed to see they closed at 2:30 on the day of a Steelers home game!
Our server was Zack, he was outstanding! ...
Our server was Zack, he was outstanding! The service was friendly and well paced. We started with the polenta appetizer, it was yummy! I had the scallops entrée with the squid ink pasta, had never had squid ink pasta before, dinner was very good. My dinner companion had one of the dinner specials, a lamb dish and she liked it very well. We finished with the spiced tiramisu, just right!
Preshow dinner with a friend and had a w ...
Preshow dinner with a friend and had a wonderful experience. From the time we walked in, to when we left, our server was wonderful (I believe her name was Jennifer). She left no stone unturned to see that our needs were met and that everything was to our satisfaction.
Service was outstanding Cheryl is one of ...
Service was outstanding Cheryl is one of the best Servers I have ever dealt with and I dine out a lot and at high end restaurants. She is a very customer-centric person. Tom too has a personality plus and makes you feel like you dine there every day. It is one of my favorite downtown restaurants
Disappointing! My mussels arrived lu ...
Disappointing! My mussels arrived lukewarm. They were sent back and arrived undercooked and I specifically requested well cooked mussels. We ordered a cheese board to share and the waitress did not name the various cheeses. Sloppy service, I will not return.
We visited on 10/8/2016. The service wa ...
We visited on 10/8/2016.
The service was slow & impersonal. The food was a joke. Ordered the Rib Eye for one meal and scallops for the second. I honestly thought the steak knife needed sharpening until I tried to chew a piece of the ribeye. Literally pulled three unchewable bites from my mouth and set the rest of the steak aside. It was uneatable. The scallop meal had 4 quarter sized scallops and some pasta. Good flavor, but I can get better/bigger restaurant worthy scallops from Krogers.
Oh yeah... they can't make a Margarita either. I'm assuming they filled it with foaming sour mix instead of the correct ingredients.
I've had really good meals at Six Penn in the past. This one was $93 (+tip) of disappointment. I will not risk going back.
We changed our reservation from Sonoma Grill to 6 Penn for my wife's birthday. We are professional couple in our early fifties. I was embarrassed and mad I myself for switching.
We celebrated our anniversary here durin ...
We celebrated our anniversary here during a weekend trip to pburgh to see the steelers/jets game. The atmosphere was great, the wait staff friendly, and the food choices numerous! Also, they had many gluten free options, which I really appreciated. We felt that the price was fair for the quality.
Was worried after reading some bad revie ...
Was worried after reading some bad reviews, but had a wonderful experience! Our waiter Dave was really great. Very attentive and personalable. Appetizer came out right away and our entrees came a good amount of time after. Food was delicious! I would definitely go back!
Truly enjoyed our pre-theater dinner. W ...
Truly enjoyed our pre-theater dinner. We were seated quickly as we had reservations but they really weren't needed. We sat upstairs which is crucial for this restaurant if you want to carry on a conversation. Service was excellent and the food was wonderful. Perfect portion size as well. We will definitely go back again!!
The restaurant has a great atmosphere. A ...
The restaurant has a great atmosphere. Absolutely a fantastic place. Formal attire and everything. But the menu selection is ridiculous. I'm a 21 year old guy taking my girlfriend on a date. We don't want these fancy upper class foods that aren't going to fill us up. Dumb it down. Get better menu options!
The staff was very friendly and pleasant ...
The staff was very friendly and pleasant but I thought the serving time was a bit slow considering that the restaurant did not seem busy - a lot of tables were open. My dining companion ordered a burger - she asked for mustard and I think she ate about half of the burger before the waiter showed up with it. I ordered the grilled cheese and soup. The soup was fine - but it was surely the wimpiest grilled cheese I have had at a restaurant. It was plain old sliced white bread and barely any cheese. It did have some sort of sautéed onion jam - and that was all I could really taste.
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.
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