One of the best new additions to DC's restaurant scene, Sixth Engine is impressive in all aspects, from the food to the decor, which features some of the original elements of the historic building this establishment calls home.I'm not pro-fire (unless it's being used safely to toast marshmallows), but I am pro-fireman, and I'm definitely pro-cool-fireman-related-historical-buildings-in-DC. And so is Sixth Engine, one of the best new additions to DC's restaurant scene. Named after the building's previous life as a fire station, Sixth Engine pays homage to DC's history in its design, especially on the second floor, which is breathtaking with its sky-high ceilings, huge bay windows and original wood floor and brick walls. Adding to all the awesome sightage is the plate of food that'll be set in front of you. Cooking is taken very seriously here and it shows. Don't miss the grilled shrimp that's served with coconut curry quinoa and lemongrass pesto. It goes great with a craft beer or cocktail, of which there are lots of both. Dine inside (on the second floor) for dinnertime romance, or kick it on the awesome patio while the weather lasts for brunch. And if I sound like I'm in love, it's 'cause I am. Luckily I'm willing to share. I hereby proclame Sixth Engine shall be loved by all!
Grilled Shrimp, $17 (lunch)/$21 (dinner)
Smoked Brisket Sandwich, $12.50
Flat Iron + Fries, $16
Bibb Salad, 10
Mac n Cheese, $6.50
Monday - Thursday, 5 p.m. to midnight
Friday - Saturday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.