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Sixth Engine

438 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2631
+1 202-506-2455
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“onion dip” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
438 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2631
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Cauliflower!! Cauliflower!! Cauliflower!! So delicious. Nice whiskey selection as well as cocktail menu. Entrees were large in size so well worth the money. Service was good.

Thank HumphLK
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I went to brunch with a group of friends in May 2017 and I will never go again. The waiter literally had a timer to do exactly 2 hours of bottomless mimosas and refused to serve us until the remaining few friends showed up. I...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

This excellent restaurant is close to the Verizon center and we went here before a game. It was very good. Food was excellent, arugula salad, pork loin, shrimp. The one complaint is that the rock fish was too salty and I think most would agree....More

Thank Erik_Virginia
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in at the beginning of our trip and then two more times over the next few days. The staff is great especially our friend from BSC (AL)! The beer selection is good and the sandwiches we had were wonderful.

Thank uabericm
Reviewed 13 April 2017

As you'd expect, this is a converted fire station. Nicely done, but so noisy, and of course our group was put next to a table of 12 very loud young people. Service was fine, a bit condescending. I had a DC roll, with ribeye and...More

1  Thank Swl781
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Another set of meetings in DC and a little time to hang out - nice place the sixth engine and was able to eat upstairs - food and staff were great - welcoming downstairs and up - we had drinks and snacks downstairs and full...More

Thank D C
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Needed a place to watch some college ball, good brunch drinks (not just boring old mimosas), and food of course. TVs, check. Dranks on dranks, check. Hearty breakfast sandwich, check.

Thank holybucket
Reviewed 4 February 2017

My husband has 30+ years as a firefighter, so we're always willing to try old firehouses that have been converted to restaurants. We stopped in for late lunch/early dinner after being over at the DC Convention Center for an event. Menu probably appeals to the...More

1  Thank passlaw2
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We were here around 4 pm after the Women's March, and like everywhere, it was packed. A mild January day meant they'd set up some tables and chairs on the patio, and although they told us there wasn't enough staff for proper service out there,...More

Thank klynnkitto
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We stopped in on Friday afternoon and was told the wait time was nearly an hour so we waited and after about an hour we noticed the hostes was seating other parties that came much later than us so I asked her about to and...More

Thank bobP11PP
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:30
16:30 - 01:30
16:30 - 01:30
16:30 - 01:30
16:30 - 01:30
16:30 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 438 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2631
    (Between 4th and 5th)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-506-2455
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