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Sixth Engine

Sixth Engine

(Now Closed)
American Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown, Washington
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  • Washington Post
    Washington PostSeptember 23, 2014
    This handsomely preppy watering hole occupies the historic Engine Co. No. 6, offering a good selection of beers, some inventive cocktails and a large sidewalk patio. Read more
  • Jen M.heart icon on user image
    Jen MareckJuly 1, 2017
    Been here 50+ times
    Farro Salad is delicious & surprisingly filling. Great option for a light dinner.
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    Jen MareckFebruary 22, 2017
    Been here 50+ times
    Get the fried chicken sandwich with fries. Trust me, it's worth it!
  • Behrad Eatsheart icon on user image
    Behrad EatsSeptember 21, 2014
    The Baked Mac & Cheese with a Parmesan cheese crust is a must have side item! Crunchy, cheesy and delicious!
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    Behrad EatsSeptember 21, 2014
    The Bacon Cheeseburger here is the real deal! Smoked cheddar, Tillamook cheddar, barbeque sauce, pickles, fried onions, & sesame brioche.
  • Richard M.
    Richard McIlraithApril 6, 2014
    Ask for a waitress called Susan if she is still there - super friendly, honest and helpful. Entres are very large serving sizes. The duck appetiser was amazing!!
  • Affinia Hotel Collection
    Affinia Hotel CollectionFebruary 19, 2014
    Located two blocks from The Verizon Center, Sixth Engine combines modern interpretations of classic American fare, nestled in the historic ambiance of DC's oldest firehouse.
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    DoubleDeuceMarch 3, 2015
    Fantastic brunch service. Our server was on top of everything. It has an awkward ambiance but the service was well worth many more visits from me.
  • Jen M.heart icon on user image
    Jen MareckNovember 3, 2017
    Been here 50+ times
    The Schnitzel Mac & Cheese is delicious, as are the beer-battered cheese curds!!
  • Trish R.heart icon on user image
    Trish RodriguezAugust 30, 2015
    Great service and the bartender made the most amazing drinks! Sit outside and enjoy:)
  • Alex P.heart icon on user image
    Alex PopovaAugust 24, 2015
    Go to neighborhood place for awesome cocktails and burgers. Sit outside if the weather is nice.
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    Kettelyne Sabrina JozilOctober 12, 2015
    Service was great however if you are a Vegan there is VERY limited options for brunch. Literally EVERYTHING was pork...bacon, ham, pork belly. I hope they start to consider their non-meat eaters.
  • Laura C.
    Laura CFebruary 16, 2013
    Fun, unique spot. Get a side of hashbrowns at brunch and at dinner don't skip the truffle mac. But this place is seriously lacking in vegetarian options at all times of day.. Disappointing.
  • Ryan
    RyanMay 10, 2018
    Overall good exp but beware that they change HH menus regularly and charge you full price if you happen to order off an old menu. I asked about it and got a "sorry" but nothing taken off the bill.
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchJanuary 12, 2014
    The Bitches Say: A+ for great attentive service, impeccable food, and fabulous ambiance and décor. The Bitches Awarded Sixth Engine with the Best Casual Brunch and Best Pancakes awards for 2013!
  • Jessica
    JessicaApril 14, 2013
    Brunch outside! Get the pot of french press coffee. Cocktails are strong - bloody Maria!
  • Jonathan T.
    Jonathan TAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    When one asks for extra crispy bacon, the kitchen complies. Also, get onion rings.
  • Joe G.heart icon on user image
    Joe GizziSeptember 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the cocktails and the patio. If you're having dinner, try to sit upstairs. We're regulars!
  • Jen M.heart icon on user image
    Jen MareckJanuary 31, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Best whole wheat chocolate chip pancakes in the city!! Bottomless mimosas too!!
  • Chris F.
    Chris FredericksDecember 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great bar and cocktails. Always good and tasty food. Friendly local scene.
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    William la BlindApril 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for Hilary when you're at the bar. If she's not there, ask the manager to phone her at home and come in. She's the best bartender there.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MarshallJune 13, 2015
    Amazing burger, great apps. Beer menu is a little lacking but acceptable
  • Nicole S.heart icon on user image
    Nicole StahleckerFebruary 8, 2016
    Kale salad is great! The buckwheat pancakes are some of the best I've ever had
  • Jen M.heart icon on user image
    Jen MareckSeptember 22, 2017
    Been here 50+ times
    The Schnitzel Sandwich is delicious!!
  • Joe
    JoeJune 8, 2014
    Great place for brunch. Nice choice drinks and high quality from-scratch food.
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    Katherine Kennedy AllenSeptember 13, 2012
    Mac and cheese is a must and absolutely finish with the fritters- best dessert in dc!
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    AlexaJuly 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Their weekend brunch is SO GREAT, plus awesome service. The new chorizo dish is amazing.
  • Matt S.heart icon on user image
    Matt SilvermanSeptember 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great bourbon drinks. Donato and Brock are amazing bartenders.
  • Julia S.heart icon on user image
    Julia St.October 8, 2016
    We liked everything : interior, food, prices and the service.
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    Divya MoolchandaniOctober 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Go for the cocktails, have food if you're hungry. Really nice bartenders
  • Michael S.
    Michael SingletaryAugust 22, 2014
    Old menu was way better. Ingredients seem low quality for the price. Cocktails are good. Ask for the (now off menu) Refreshment to drink.
  • Treva B.
    Treva BarnesAugust 18, 2013
    The smoked beef has is great. The duck confeit scraple left lots to be desired.
  • Eric W.
    Eric WilliamsJanuary 5, 2014
    The beef hash with 62 degree egg is this man's idea of a brunch benchmark. Deeelectable!
  • Chloe
    ChloeFebruary 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is a little pricey, but the duck confit scrapple is worth it
  • R.W. O.
    R.W. OliverMay 13, 2012
    Try the asparagus salad. The house made ricotta is lovely.
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    Steph FontJanuary 28, 2014
    Get the hushpuppies to start - peppers and honey butter
  • Jay H.
    Jay HamiltonMarch 18, 2012
    Fantastic! Soon the outside will be open and watch out. It will be off the charts.
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    Max WennekerApril 16, 2016
    Fries, Brussels sprouts, shrimp sandwich
  • Prashant
    PrashantNovember 18, 2012
    Nice place, just away from the main Chinatown crowdedness
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    AubreyOctober 13, 2014
    Perfect place for after the 4th of July.
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    Daniel Mason-D'CrozJanuary 20, 2017
    Brussel sprouts were tasty
  • John S.heart icon on user image
    John SteidleSeptember 15, 2016
    Come for the cocktails!
  • Ben F.
    Ben FortneyMarch 5, 2012
    Bartenders were great, but the bar area is small. Very crowded Friday after work.
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    Harlan HillNovember 23, 2014
    The apple fritters are insane
  • Matt F.
    Matt FosterApril 3, 2013
    Awesome place for a great meal and drink.
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchJanuary 12, 2014
    Bitches Who Brunch said Sixth Engine had the best decor in 2012!
  • Jamie F.heart icon on user image
    Jamie FanciulliJune 26, 2016
    Such a fun and unique spot with a lot of history. The outdoor patio is great for a date or dinner with friends. Try any of the homemade pastas
  • Tim L.
    Tim LFebruary 23, 2012
    Great place for a drink and bite before a movie in Chinatown
  • Michael G.heart icon on user image
    Michael GranatNovember 25, 2012
    The scrapple is amazing.
  • Jayme B.heart icon on user image
    Jayme BirgyJune 23, 2012
    Look up "douchebagery" in the dictionary and this place will be listed.
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