Pennsylvania 6 Sets a May Opening for Downtown DC

Shellfish towers and a fireplace lounge arrive near McPherson Square.

Pennsylvania 6 will serve American fare like lobster rolls and raw bar fare in downtown DC. Photograph courtesy of Pennsylvania 6.

Pennsylvania 6, an American restaurant with branches in Philadelphia and Manhattan, has set a late-May opening for its DC location. The sizable 265-seat space will debut across from McPherson Square at 1350 I St., NW.

Public House management compay is behind the concept, the same as City Tap House in Penn Quarter. While the latter is geared towards beer fans, Pennsylvania 6 takes on the theme of a “modern-day supper club and bistro” with shellfish towers and other raw bar fare, roasted bone marrow, lobster rolls, and a selection of steaks and chops. A marble and oak bar at the entrance will center around craft cocktails, as well as 14 draft beers and a lengthy wine list.

Local designer Maggie O’Neill of SwatchRoom is behind the interior, which will be outfitted with two-person booths, dangling chandeliers, and a 22-seat lounge equipped with a fireplace. Three rooms will be available for private dining.

Stay tuned for more details closer to the opening.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.