Pennsylvania 6 DC, “a new upscale restaurant”, opening November 20th

1350 I Street, NW

Ed. Note: This is the spot from the owners of City Tap House coming to former Tuscana West space across from Franklin Square park.

From a press release:

“Pennsylvania 6 DC, a new upscale restaurant featuring contemporary American cuisine, announces plans to open on November 20 in Franklin Square. An extension of the Pennsylvania 6 brand, the restaurant pays homage to Hotel Pennsylvania, the first social scene in Manhattan where entertainers and political players would come together over refined culinary dishes and hand-crafted cocktails. In helping to sustain the historical integrity of the original, Pennsylvania 6 DC’s food and beverage program will be led by Sommelier and James Beard Award- winner Mark Slater, Culinary Director Brian Cooke and Executive Chef Marc Plessis. Owned by Chris Coco and designed by Washington, DC-based interior designer Maggie O’Neill from Swatchroom, Pennsylvania 6 DC is destined to be the next power spot to hit the District.

The Menu

Pennsylvania 6 DC will feature one of the freshest raw bar experiences in Washington, DC. Based on the popularity of the offering at its sister restaurants in New York and Philadelphia, the raw bar with open kitchen will offer a wide variety of local seafood brought in daily.

Additionally, the restaurant boasts an eclectic culinary assortment ranging from Burgundy Snails with bone marrow butter crust to Dry Aged Steaks, the menu aims to reflect what is local and in-season. Original entrees will include Roasted Chicken “Diablo” that comes with Yukon gold potato puree, wilted lacinato kale, currants and roasted garlic-chicken jus; and Berkshire Pork Chop paired with butternut squash, candied pecans, fried brussels sprouts and Bourbon lacquer. The beverage program developed by Mark Slater is a product of his more than 40 years of expertise creating food and wine pairings and will feature a champagne list that is distinct and unimaginable for the region, with more than a dozen high-end selections available by the glass. Additionally, the restaurant will offer classically influenced craft cocktails and a top rated selection of the world’s best vintages.

The Space
The restaurant will seat more than 250, including about 75 in the bar and lounge area with 28 additional seating on the patio, with moveable walls throughout to create enclosed party spaces from 10 to 100. The new space takes a more modern approach to the 1940’s, Hollywood-glam era. The Maggie O’Neill-designed restaurant will feature five distinct zones: An antique marble-topped raw bar with an open kitchen; A vintage den with a candlelit hearth for cocktail lounging; Classic intimate dining with floor-to-ceiling vintages on display; A show stopping dining room complete with golden chandeliers for large private events in addition to a café patio set under a canopy.

To evoke the feeling of the artful struggle between power and play, delicate materials were used throughout the space, including a dramatic crimson floor, stained white oak wood walls, handcrafted antique lighting, a black and red canopy to play to the indoor/outdoor experience, black and white photography and period-specific furniture.

Chic, yet casual and warm, Pennsylvania 6 DC will be the ideal place for happy hour, brunch, pre- event dining or private events large or small.”


4 Comment

  • justinbc

    There’s a surprising amount of actual detail provided by this press release, with minimal stupid, pointless restaurant buzz words used. Bravo.

  • Thank god. A Contemporary American cuisne joint. We’ve been hurting for one of those around here.

  • wow. after the closing of city tap house i would’ve figured these owners lost enough money. i never heard anything good about city tap house so i am not sure going to expect much. i guess they don’t have a ton of dining options on that block so…. better luck this time

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