From the people that brought us City Tap House, Pennsylvania 6, an upscale restaurant designed by local artist Maggie O'Neill and the team at Swatchroom, opens late next week in Franklin Square–and we are very excited to bring you a sneak peek.
According to the company, 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 handcrafted cocktails.” We toured the fabulous new space, boasting more than five distinct areas, each with a fresh take on 1940s Hollywood glam, and think you’re going to love what you see. Some of our favorite elements: the crimson floor, the slate colored wall, the antique lighting, the vintage art, and the black and white canopies. Take a look…
An Ideal Happy Hour Spot
At the heart of the restaurant’s color scheme is the glam combination of red, white, and black. Just inside the doors of the restaurant, that palette is quickly established at the lengthy bar. Running parallel to a long high-top table, the bar features red leather stools, under playful black and white canopies that serve as a nod to the fact that the doors adjacent open to an indoor/outdoor patio–with seating for about 75 inside and 28 on the patio, the area is perfect for happy hour.
Intimate Dining With Floor-to-Ceiling Vintages
Pennsylvania 6 will be serving up brunch, lunch, and dinner… and any one of them would be perfectly suited for this room. Don’t miss that ceiling!
An Antique Marble-Topped Raw Bar With an Open Kitchen
Nothing says “modern American” like a raw bar and an open kitchen. With deep, rich fabrics and materials all around the restaurant, the open kitchen fills an otherwise dense space with light and energy. The marble bar continues here, where guests can indulge in the bay of the Bay, and fresh seafood is brought in daily.
A Vintage Den for Cocktail Lounging
Sip from the restaurant’s extensive list of vintage wines–curated by sommelier and James Beard award-winner Mark Slater–and classically concocted cocktails in this intimate space, featuring red tufted velvet sofas, a candlelit hearth, and rich wood floors topped with vintage rugs and a vintage trunk.
Even More Space
Yet another dining space (the restaurant seats more than 250) features gray floors and windowpane patterned chairs, with more pops of red velvet and wood, and is perfect for private events.
Luxury Like You've Never Seen Before
And for that ultra special occasion, we’ll be requesting the table in the alcove--under the gold chandelier, right next to the stunning red wine storage. 1350 I St. NW, 202-796-1600