Managing partner Chris Coco announced the late May opening of Pennsylvania 6, the 265-seat contemporary American restaurant located across from McPherson Square in Washington, D.C.
Coco is a member of the Public House Investments management team based in Philadelphia, which operates multiple restaurant concepts including City Tap House in Washington, D.C. Pennsylvania 6 will serve lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch on both Saturday and Sunday.
Guests can expect a regional American menu prepared by culinary director Brian Cooke with specialties such as Foie Gras Mousse, Hawaiian Spear Fish, Wild Burgundy Snails, and a Lobster Roll. Butcher selected steaks and chops reminiscent of classic steakhouse fare will also be available along with fresh local oysters, top neck clams, shrimp and crab cocktail, lobster, and crudo.
The bar program at Pennsylvania 6 will offer classic libations with a twist. Guests can anticipate a culinary approach to classic mixology incorporating local seasonal ingredients found in the homemade syrups and mixers. Each drink will come with its own history and origin.
One of the featured cocktails is the Grapes of Wrath, made from a combination of bourbon, muddled grapefruit, brandied grapes, house grapefruit liquor, and aromatic bitters. There will also feature fourteen assorted craft beers available on draft and over 100 international wines including both old and new world varietals.
Coco is collaborating with local designer Maggie O’Neill of SwatchRoom to create a modern day supper club and bistro design. Upon entering the restaurant, guests will be greeted by a dramatic 70-foot bar complete with Carrera marble and oak panels.
Surrounding the bar are a number of communal tables, a six-seat raw bar, intimate booths made for two, and an elevated 22-seat lounge complete with a working fireplace. Black and white striped fabric drapes from the ceiling along with custom milk glass chandeliers.
Past the bar, guests will see views of the oak paneled main dining room, open kitchen, and private wine room, which will showcase bottles of wine from floor to ceiling. Additionally for private dining, Pennsylvania 6 will feature three distinctive dining rooms that can accommodate 25 guests, 35 guests, or 40 guests separately. These dining venues have the ability to be combined to accommodate up to 100 guests for a seated dinner, or between 150 and 200 guests for a cocktail reception.
The design of these private spaces was inspired by Cafe Rouge, the main dining room in the historic Pennsylvania Hotel.