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Philippe The Original

Sandwich Place and Restaurant$$$$
Chinatown, Los Angeles
406 Tips and reviews
  • French Dip sandwiches
  • potato salad
  • beef
  • lively
  • cole slaw
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  • Charlie
    CharlieOctober 9
    There’s a reason this place is always crowded!! Best French Dip sandwiches around!
  • Roxanne G.
    Roxanne GeyerSeptember 24
    Old school classic. Have to appreciate a shop that doesn’t bow to the pressures of LA new. They know who they are, what they’re great at and they just focus on that. Props.
  • Emery M.
    Emery MartinSeptember 15
    Been here 10+ times
    Have you sandwich double dipped.
  • Sharon L.
    Sharon LeeAugust 4
    Been here 10+ times
    Great breakfasts! Delicious, filling.
  • Mark B.
    Mark ByersJune 30
    You can't really go wrong.
  • Chloe
    ChloeJune 3
    So filling.
  • Debbie F.
    Debbie FullerJune 2
    Been here 5+ times
    The French dip of course and the hot mustard. Beef stew taste just like my mom use to make.
  • Nate T.
    French Dip Sandwich
  • John K.
    John KiddeApril 4
    Lamb dip w/ cheese and a craft beer. Cannot go wrong.
  • David V.
    David VanMiddlesworthDecember 9, 2016
    From the atmosphere to the food to the service it all works for me. They are fast. The food is great. Drinks cover the range from kids to adults. Wine is not outrageous, but it is good.
  • AJ W.
    AJ WillmerNovember 30, 2016
    PIckled eggs
  • Shiloh S.
    Shiloh ShilohNovember 25, 2016
    I always get the beef dip, macaroni salad, and cherry pie. Sit in the back room and have someone tell you about the collection of street car models.
  • Ricardo M.
    Ricardo ManzanoNovember 2, 2016
    The best place in LA, to enjoy a nice sandwich
  • Luis B.
    Luis BourgesOctober 4, 2016
    The place is pure history! Amazing deeped on au jus sandwiches! Please add extra cheese to your order! Just do it!
  • Marie L.
    Marie LaCassaSeptember 2, 2016
    French dip is amazing. Get it on the French roll with mustard! We stopped in before a dodger game - it was packed but totally worth it.
  • Steve K.
    Steve KaranAugust 19, 2016
    Awesome... Beef duuble dip!
  • Sean R.
    Sean RobisonJuly 28, 2016
    French Dip Sandwich
  • Lulu L.
    Lulu LJuly 15, 2016
    Everything is Delicious Sandwiches, Deserts Always Fresh. My Father worked here as a Teen, He Met My Mother here Another reason to keep up our Family Tradition.
  • Didier D.
    Didier DorgaJuly 6, 2016
    The lamb is good, ask for a side of au jou.
  • Didier D.
    Didier DorgaJuly 6, 2016
    Double dipped lamb with mustard! Ask for au jou on the side.
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GonzalezJuly 4, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Love their roast beef sandwich double dipped with swiss. Potato salad is great too.
  • Jon L.
    Jon LJuly 4, 2016
    Their beef chili is delicious! Order it with beans too
  • Dave M.
    Dave MastJuly 2, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    I love Philippes and have been going there for 50+ years but I've came to the point where I think they've out priced me. 2 Sandwichs was $16.00 plus. Out of my price range living on a budget
  • Danny O.
    Danny OlivaJune 24, 2016
    add a cup of chili to dip your beef in, sooo good
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SJune 8, 2016
    I tried the lamb wet.. it was too gamey for me and not enough au jus. The mustard is super spicy but delicious! This place is very casual and set up like a cafeteria. Will be back to try the beef dip.
  • Francesco P.
    The mustard is exceptionally great
  • Brian S.
    Brian ShieldsMay 13, 2016
    Beef dip sandwich
  • Ron D.
    Ron DApril 28, 2016
    French Dip sandwiches
  • Andy F.
    Andy FrancoApril 14, 2016
    The French dip with beef double dipped! Also the potato salad is delicious!!!
  • Sean B.
    Sean BoeniApril 1, 2016
    The lamb sandwich is amazing!
  • Ash B.
    Ash BrownFebruary 15, 2016
    Get the original beef dip and add some hot mustard. The best.
  • Neil S.
    Neil Santo TomasFebruary 12, 2016
    Beef Dip Sandwich
  • Alan T.
    Alan TaiFebruary 6, 2016
    Double dip beef
  • Lynda S.
    Lynda StilesFebruary 2, 2016
    Great French Dipped sandwiches. All the salads are good also.
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyJanuary 29, 2016
    Stepping inside I forgot about the fake glamorized shell of Hollywood and felt reminded of the grit and hardworking class lifestyle of the city of L.A. Excellent French dip sandwiches & history.
  • Art G.
    Art Gomez TagleJanuary 28, 2016
    Pastrami is salty, bread is soft, potato salad is creamy and the coleslaw is sweet. All delicious. Over priced sandwich though to be honest.
  • Offbeat L.A.
    Offbeat L.A.January 28, 2016
    Opened 1908 at another location. Historic deli. Also claims to have invented French dip. At this location since 1951.
  • Brandyn D.
    Brandyn DungcaJanuary 18, 2016
    Try the Lamb Dip, double dipped with cheddar cheese and a side of coleslaw!
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas ColtonJanuary 11, 2016
    Nothing more to add that you don't already know. Come hungry, leave satisfied. Just get whatever looks good. Recommend extra house mustard as well at least a double dip
  • Josh W.
    Josh WilsonJanuary 7, 2016
    Double Dip is the move
  • Karen C.
    Karen CooperJanuary 6, 2016
    Double dipped all the way
  • Chris E.
    Chris EckeardDecember 23, 2015
    I'm a Beef Dip kinda guy and they make a classic. Chili is something I always get and the potato salad is very good. One of a kind mustard.
  • Cathlin H.
    Cathlin HalimDecember 19, 2015
    beef dip with american cheese. yumz
  • Jeff K.
    Jeff KNovember 25, 2015
    I have no idea how they make money...feels like it's been transported out of the 50's
  • Natalie M.
    Natalie MorenoOctober 23, 2015
    The classic French dip turkey sandwich cannot be missed!
  • Cherith Z.
    Cherith ZanghiOctober 6, 2015
    Sandwiches are tasty, none of the other food is worth it. Service is slow, avoid during Dodger games. An LA institution with a Midwestern brat haus vibe
  • cansu u.
    cansu ugurluOctober 5, 2015
    Lamb sandwich was epic
  • Jakob E.
    Jakob EichorOctober 5, 2015
    French Dip sandwich with cheese is the way to go
  • Amanda N.
    Amanda NanawaOctober 3, 2015
    Really good French Dip beef sandwich. I ordered "single dip" & still tasted great. Added potato salad & pickles. Ordered a glass of ice tea and the grand total was $11.40. A must for any foodie.
  • Ra
    RaSeptember 29, 2015
    French Dip!
  • Connor D.
    Connor DelaneySeptember 7, 2015
    A storied tradition that doesn't warrant a return trip.
  • Brandon Scott S.
    Brandon Scott SotoAugust 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure your sandwich is doubled dipped for extra flavor. The cole slaw is bomb.
  • Nicole K.
    Nicole KastenAugust 30, 2015
    Good sandwich. Lines move quickly. I had the beef double dipped, but will get wet next time. Mustard is very spicy and goes very well with the sandwich.
  • @DJdohboy
    @DJdohboyAugust 1, 2015
    Coffee for a dime
  • Mayra G.
  • Mike M.
    Mike MoJuly 14, 2015
    lamb+jack, coffee & pie. you can't miss.
  • Cayme M.
    Cayme MomitaJuly 12, 2015
    Great sandwiches!
  • Gemita G.
    Lamb its the B e s t
  • Sam L.
    Sam LeeJuly 8, 2015
    Pastrami and lamb sandwiches are really good. Don't forget their signature hot mustard in the sandwiches!
  • Edgar S.
    Edgar SarmientoJuly 8, 2015
    The squeeze bottle on the table are (spicy) horseradish mustard. Taste a sample before you crazy on your sandwich.
  • Dr. Vince C.
    Dr. Vince CarbinoJuly 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent food and wonderful historic and relaxing family atmosphere. You step back into history deliciously.
  • Rasheed D.
    Rasheed DJuly 3, 2015
    Try the apple pie. Try the lamb sandwich (double-dipped).
  • Vicki H.
    Vicki HerstJune 30, 2015
    Everything is great. Come back here every year to eat and take home their famous mustard.
  • Pablo G.
    Pablo GallegosMay 31, 2015
    Double dip lamb, beef, or turkey with a heaping amount of hot mustard. The cream of broccoli soup is delicious too.
  • Patric G.
    Patric GonçalvesMay 23, 2015
    Sandwiches were good, but pricy.
  • Brent M.
    Brent MussonMay 10, 2015
    Tri the lamb sandwich with blue cheese, chocolate cream pie and lemonade
  • Mena W.
    Mena WiyasaApril 30, 2015
    The pork sandwich wa good, great potato salad & only 0.5$ to enjoy a cup of coffee! Nice! 😀👍
  • Christopher G.
    Christopher GonzalezMarch 23, 2015
    If you live or just visting in LA then you need to come and have a sandwich
  • Maricela G.
    Maricela GranilloMarch 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Beef dip (double dipped), potato salad, cole slaw, chocolate cream pie, baked apple and tons of other items...
  • Remy E.
    Remy EMarch 9, 2015
    Always have to visit when intown
  • Natalie J.
    Natalie JaegerMarch 5, 2015
    This place is EPIC! Get the beef french deep and some coleslaw. I always add the coleslaw to my sandwich.
  • David L.
    David LinderMarch 2, 2015
    Expect HUGE lines on the weekend.
  • Jonathon S.
    If they had a classic, it's be the double dip beef with American cheese. Can't go wrong.
  • Hope
    HopeFebruary 24, 2015
    You can buy a bottle of their special mustard to take the Philippe's goodness home with you.
  • El Cherubin | C.
    Interesting food, a little bit surprising, it's like a factory with lot of people! You Will see real LA local residents here!
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HaftelFebruary 15, 2015
    Lamb + blue cheese is a match made in heaven. Can eat so many.
  • Pablo G.
    Pablo GallegosFebruary 3, 2015
    Keep an eye out for Special of the day..they had Pastrami !
  • Pablo G.
    Pablo GallegosFebruary 3, 2015
    Don't forget to try the Tomato Bisque or Broccoli Cheddar soups, very tasty.
  • Lydia B.
    Lydia BerkennouJanuary 27, 2015
    Cheap great sandwiches! Fast and wonderful service. The chicken mustard is a good combination
  • Cory W.
    Cory WilsonJanuary 25, 2015
    Hot Mustard
  • Anthony V.
    Anthony V.January 23, 2015
    No longer cash only. They now take credit cards.
  • Anibal N.
    Anibal NunezJanuary 20, 2015
    Just get the beef sandwich!
  • Scotty N.
    Scotty NottinghamJanuary 17, 2015
    Lamb lamb lamb.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyDecember 29, 2014
    You can now use your credit card to purchase everything from meals at the deli counter to newspapers, candy and merchandise from the counter store up front. Read more
  • Ben K.
    Ben Kessler (@kessler)December 29, 2014
    They claim to have invented the French dip. Get the beef with blue cheese, double dipped. The salads; coleslaw, macaroni, potato are all delicious as well.
  • Lizzy S.
    Lizzy SaxeDecember 27, 2014
    Philippe's mustard will make you cry with masochistic glee.
  • Yve F.
    Yve FontileaDecember 24, 2014
    While everyone orders the French dip, I highly recommend the lamb dip. Now that's doing it right.
  • Bader .
    Bader 😎December 22, 2014
    Good to try their sandwiches.. Remember to make it double dipped
  • Jap-c
    Jap-cDecember 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    French dip sandwich is a must!
  • Glafira Elena C.
    Glafira Elena CarrDecember 12, 2014
    Make sure to ask for your sandwich double dipped! The potato salad is also a must-have side dish.
  • Dan B.
    Dan BaezaNovember 13, 2014
    We sent 6 dbl dip's to my son in Iowa for his birthday
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyOctober 31, 2014
    Named Best Cheap Beer on Draft Los Angeles 2014 in our Best of LA 2014 issue! Read more
  • Octavio G.
    Octavio Gaitan-DiazOctober 22, 2014
    Lamb dip with mac salad, chips, pie for desert, and IPA. Be sure to try the mustard🔥
  • Andy D.
    Andy DaveyOctober 21, 2014
    Beef sandwich with Swiss cheese. Don't forget the hot mustard.
  • Justin O.
    Justin OrdovezaOctober 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They accept credit card. One of my favorite places in LA. The lamb sandwich double dipped is great especially with the mustard. Don't forget to get a slice of pie.
  • William D.
    William DiehlOctober 12, 2014
    Mmmm... Lamb
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KOctober 12, 2014
    The Lamb & the Beef Double Dipped are best, with slaw. People wait in line for SO long. Had it once as a kid, didn't remember. Not sure what's with so much hype, all built up! Was such a let down...😑
  • Neal U.
    Neal U.October 10, 2014
    They do takeout here, and have tons of parking. Don't be a fool if you're around DTLA, Echo Park or the eastside. Stop by here.
  • John
    JohnSeptember 16, 2014
    The original French dip is okay. It's ridiculous they would not give you the dip on the side for your own control. My sandwich was actually pretty dry, so make sure you get it double dipped!
  • Yaqoob A.
    Yaqoob AlobaidliSeptember 15, 2014
    Nice but less than what I expected
  • Ilusha Z.
    Ilusha ZaritskiySeptember 15, 2014
    E french dip comes pre dipped. Not a fan. The pickled eggs are tasty.
  • goEastLos
    goEastLosSeptember 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Go simple: Beef, American Cheese, double dip👌
  • Dave West
    Dave WestSeptember 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Lamb with Blue Cheese! Pickled egg and coleslaw!
  • Seth M.
    Seth McMullanSeptember 1, 2014
    French dip, duhh. Ask for double dip.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Philippe's The Original as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate , Man vs Food , No Reservations , Food Paradise Read more
  • Abu Aya a.
    Abu Aya aka KDAugust 19, 2014
    Dipped sandwiches
  • Victoria M.
    Victoria MckayAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is definitely old, which makes it fun! The baked apples and pies are tasty!
  • Max L.
    Max LatransAugust 16, 2014
    Get your sandwich double dipped, it better yet wet.
  • Nick T.
    Nick ThompsonAugust 11, 2014
    You can't go wrong with any of the French dips!!!
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LyAugust 11, 2014
    if you cant find seating downstairs, theres a whole other level upstairs!
  • Robby D.
    Robby Donaldson IIIAugust 10, 2014
    A great place to stop by on your way to the dodger game!
  • Christian F.
    Christian FroudeAugust 9, 2014
    The mustard is delicious but will go Hiroshima on your sinuses. Use with care!
  • TheDL
    TheDLAugust 9, 2014
    Do NOT forget to add the horseradish sauce to any French Dip.
  • Dylan P.
    Dylan PlattAugust 9, 2014
    If you're a fan of Au Jus sauce on French Dip sandwiches, make sure to get the double dipped. The single dipped was not enough in my opinion.
  • Brian E.
    Brian ErnstAugust 9, 2014
    i had the beef dip…excellent!! lemonade for 75¢ is a great deal!
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GoffAugust 8, 2014
    Beef dip w/ cheddar was delicious.
  • Dan V.
    Dan ValenzuelaAugust 8, 2014
    The diner from Regular Show is based off of Philippe the Original
  • Dan V.
    Dan ValenzuelaAugust 8, 2014
    Cash only, but you'll never find a better French Dip. It's my favorite sandwich so I always order it at restaurants, and Philippe's is the best. No contest.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzAugust 7, 2014
    Cash only. There is an ATM in the back
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzAugust 7, 2014
    Double dipped beef with cheddar is the way to go. Pair with a cold beer and don't forget to add a little mustard as you eat it
  • Brandon H.
    Brandon HAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The original creator of the French dip holds a special place in most angelinos hearts. A must for anyone looking for authentic Los Angeles cuisine. Situated near Alvera st. and china town.
  • Billy A.
    Billy AmpAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Classic French Dipped Sandwich! Try a double dipped lamb sandwich with hot mustard! It's my go to!
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 5, 2014
    Ben Ford, chef of Ford's Filling Station, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Beef dip. Read more
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyAugust 4, 2014
    Philippe's is the spiritual home of the French dip, that famous sandwich of carved meat layered onto a jus-soaked roll, imitated, never successfully, all over the United States for the last 100 years. Read more
  • Jason S.
    Jason ScharerJune 28, 2014
    I was so excited to come here after reading and hearing all about it. Sadly, this was one of the most dry French Dips I have ever had...and I ordered it double dipped. Overall, it was nothing special
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GonzalezJune 14, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Lamb & bleu cheese or roast beef & Swiss double dipped. Mmm, mmm good!
  • Leisa F.
    Leisa ForetichJune 10, 2014
    got the beef French dip with Swiss, double dipped. It's nothing spectacular. I didn't even finish it. Tried the mustard. Convinced it was Chinese mustard since you can cross the street to Chinatown.
  • Leisa F.
    Leisa ForetichJune 10, 2014
    Gotta go for the nostalgia.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 29, 2014
    The contested originator of the French dip sandwich, still going strong a century later. 2 stars.
  • Jim M.
    Jim MooreMay 21, 2014
    The original French dip!
  • Topher D.
    Topher DaltonMay 21, 2014
    Horrible, the food sucks and the place is a bit dirty. It's not worth your time.
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WestMay 11, 2014
    It's all about the Beef Sandwich, get it double-dipped
  • Dan C.
    Dan CirinoMay 7, 2014
    Took 3 trains through the ghetto to get here from LAX because I had time to kill....WOW! I"So worth almost getting shot to try the double-dip beef sandwich! Potato salad and Nuke mustard incredible!
  • Dan F.
    Dan F.May 1, 2014
    The Lamb Dipped Sandwich was the best, and don't forget the banana cream pie.
  • Nancilou B.
    Nancilou BiscottiApril 27, 2014
    Fun family style seating, great traditional food
  • Catherine M.
    My go to meal is a lamb sandwich, a beef sandwich , a dill pickle and a custard. Been eating here 30 years.
  • Fabiän S.
    Fabiän SegoviaApril 3, 2014
    :) I´m Happy :D
  • Dayan Y.
    Dayan YudhistiraMarch 2, 2014
    The dip burger is so good
  • mario e.
    mario espanaMarch 1, 2014
    Man super eating place
  • Find My Food Truck
    Find My Food TruckFebruary 17, 2014
    Ham sandwich with American cheese single dipped and a side if coleslaw with a lemonade is what I get! Watch out for the mustard!!! Super spicy! Very good though!
  • Gary H.
    Gary H.February 10, 2014
    No misses here, always good
  • Erin W.
    Erin W.February 9, 2014
    Get your sandwich double dipped! So essential
  • Rob P.
    Rob PaitFebruary 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Ignore Jacqueline, if you get the lamb you are doing it wrong. It's all about the beef.
  • Stephanie G.
    Stephanie GFebruary 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Pork double dipped sandwich!
  • John R.
    John Rothrock IIIFebruary 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get there before noon or be prepared for epic lines
  • Jacqueline L.
    Jacqueline L.February 5, 2014
    Lamb French dip is shit. All vein. Gross
  • Jesse L.
    Jesse LealJanuary 23, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Pork dip sandwich with a bowl of Chili.
  • Jerome G.
    Jerome GrossJanuary 4, 2014
    Avoid the crowd by coming for breakfast.
  • mario e.
    mario espanaDecember 23, 2013
    Great Sandwich And Good service
  • Fred S.
    Fred Stevens-SmithNovember 30, 2013
    Great. Classic.
  • Rick L.
    Rick LopezNovember 28, 2013
    Bring cash, no credit or debit cards
  • Edward P.
    Edward PadgettNovember 26, 2013
    I have been a customer for fifty-five years, and it's always a treat to dine here. The other customers are a melting pot of different ages and clothing styles. The ladies are visitors from Taiwan.
  • Cari G.
    Cari GoldNovember 25, 2013
    Delicious and worth the wait.
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    There's a 10% off Yelp Deal just for checking in. Don't sleep on it!
  • Diesel W.
    Diesel WolfNovember 24, 2013
    Best French Dip around. But beware, as they are a cash only establishment. They do have an ATM on site though.
  • Paula W.
    Paula WagnerNovember 22, 2013
    Get the Original. Very good. Get mustard to take home.
  • Alberto J S M.
    Alberto J S Moreau DOctober 31, 2013
    Wonderful food on a simple way, excellent to go and eat
  • Birgit W.
    Birgit WolframOctober 20, 2013
    well the coffee is not the best, but the sandwiches are awsome!
  • Justin L.
    Justin L.September 25, 2013
    Apparently it's a tradition to eat here before a Dodgers game.
  • Spencer H.
    Spencer HuntSeptember 22, 2013
    It's all about the lamb. For extra credit, ask for it 'double dipped'.
  • Ricard T.
    Ricard TorresSeptember 19, 2013
    Good sandwiches but expensive!
  • Przemek P.
    Przemek PSeptember 16, 2013
    So simple, so good, so classic - loved it!
  • Furry Beanbag O.
    Furry Beanbag OrangeCityManSeptember 10, 2013
    Can't go wrong with any of the french dips
  • Stuart H.
    Stuart HemmingSeptember 2, 2013
    Does not take credit cards
  • Cato H.
    Cato HagenAugust 28, 2013
    Get the Lamb Sandwich. Delicious! Finish with a slice of Apple Pie.
  • Jaisen Ryan S.
    Jaisen Ryan SmithAugust 27, 2013
    The Beef French Dip is amazing! They have definitely earned a new customer!
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BuenaventuraAugust 25, 2013
    The lamb and the beef sandwiches are the renowned dishes but don't forget a nice cake doughnut to top off the meal!
  • Shelly
    ShellyAugust 24, 2013
    Best Beef Dip sandwich!
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MinnisAugust 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    if you eat too much hot mustard, your face will start to bleed and you will cry in front of everyone.
  • Stacy I.
    Stacy IgeAugust 20, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Pork sandwich double dipped, fruit salad, purple egg, potato salad, lemonade & Barq's
  • kiwi s.
    kiwi schloffelAugust 17, 2013
    friends raved about this place, but it was just OK. full of tourists and a pretty small sandwich.
  • Scott G.
    Scott GoinsAugust 17, 2013
    Cash only and the beef double dip and potato salad was good. Free parking a plus from LA
  • Ric O.
    Ric OlsenAugust 16, 2013
    Sit in the back room where all the trains are. After all, you are in Union station territory.
  • Kimberly B.
    Kimberly BlanksAugust 15, 2013
    The yellow stuff in the bottle on the tables in NOT, I repeat, NOT dijon or honey mustard! It's super spicy!! Use with caution.
  • Greg S.
    Greg SchulzAugust 14, 2013
    Lamb with Jack, and try the chili. Super simple, but good!
  • Kathyne O.
    Kathyne Owen-HolcombAugust 7, 2013
    Take some mustard home Trust me on this one.
  • Scott G.
    Scott GoinsAugust 5, 2013
    Beef doubled dipped excellent and try the mustard prices are good
  • Donald N.
    Donald NosekAugust 1, 2013
    Gotta go blue cheese and mustard...mmmm.
  • Juan Carlos M.
    Don't eat the sauce in the table is hideous
  • Allan D.
    Allan DallaTorreJuly 27, 2013
    Long long lines -cash only. Worth it? Yes! French dip sandwich with spicy mustard and the apple pie.
  • Sirus O.
    Sirus OrndoffJuly 27, 2013
    Look for the restaurant's parking lot it's FREE!!!
  • Lita H.
    Lita HuberJuly 26, 2013
    Get the beef dip and Mac salad and combine for a Mac & beef sandwich.
  • Nick F.
    Nick FisherJuly 26, 2013
    french dip, hot mustard
  • Marco G.
    Marco GuzmanJuly 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    don't put too much hot mustard on your sandwich.
  • Jillian O.
    Jillian OlivasJune 26, 2013
    Not understanding the hype about the hot mustard. It tastes like acetone
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HaltomJune 8, 2013
    Get your dip with bleu cheese. Bomb!!
  • SEGA
    SEGAJune 5, 2013
    Best French Dips. - John, QA Tester
  • Shawn T.
    Shawn TsaiJune 3, 2013
    delicious blueberry pie (not too sweet) went amazing with iced coffee on a hot day
  • Julia C.
    Julia ClarkMay 24, 2013
    Get the lamb dip! Super delish!
  • Racin S.
    Racin SaubelMay 24, 2013
    The sandwiches are soo good!
  • Julia C.
    Julia ClarkMay 16, 2013
    Their lamb dip is AWESOME!
  • Furry Beanbag O.
    One of LA 's originals - tons of great stuff on the menu Everything is good. !!!
  • Maria S.
    Maria SolisApril 27, 2013
    Amazing! The double dipped lamb sandwich is delicious!! Try the pickled eggs they taste delightful and the lemon pie... I'm speechless! I love it!
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinApril 23, 2013
    get the cole slaw, potato salad, french dip sandwich w/ turkey, lamb, or beef. lemonade and banana cream pie are also awesome!!
  • Louis S.
    Louis S.April 19, 2013
    Everything is good here. Love stopping by when we are in town from Texas.
  • Heather A.
    Heather AApril 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Double Dip!!
  • Randall R.
    Randall ReynoldsApril 17, 2013
    11$ got me a CAN of coke bottle of water and a sandwich with ONLY one meat and bread seriosuly??? Not really a wonder why Cali is broke! Idiots pay this much for nothing? Wow
  • nicetesia
    nicetesiaApril 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Worth the try. Potato salad mmmmmmmMmmmmM
  • Annette W.
    Annette WiederholtApril 2, 2013
    One of the Best Childhood memories, been eating here for 56 yrs......still the best! Tried Cole's not even close!
  • Kevin N.
    Kevin NoonApril 1, 2013
    The potato salad is severely underrated here. Pretty much my first meal in Los Angeles on any business trip will be here...
  • Denise L.
    Denise LealMarch 21, 2013
    Order the beef sandwich with a side of potato salad...go easy on the mustard...yummy but hot
  • Cory H.
    Cory HughesMarch 16, 2013
    Best sandwich on the west coast!!!
  • Dodger R.
    Dodger RuizMarch 1, 2013
    Don't ask out the redhead with glasses. She's taken and has kids.
  • Andre C.
    Andre CavalheiroFebruary 21, 2013
    The mustard is soooo strong that I got tears in my eyes, bleeding nose and a hammer in my forehead!!! Use cerefuly!!!
  • siva
    sivaFebruary 16, 2013
    Try the Lamb Sandwich - The famous French dip sandwich was awesome. Don't get squeeze-happy with the mustard sauce though. It has a wasabi-like kick straight into your nasal.
  • siva
    sivaFebruary 16, 2013
    Try the Coffee - 49 cents for coffee! It was pretty good.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyJanuary 30, 2013
    The spiritual home of the French dip, the famous sandwich of carved meat on a jus-soaked roll + 9 cent coffee, 50 cent iced tea, 60 cent lemonade, perfect coleslaw and pies & sawdust covered floors! Read more
    Upvoted Sep 14
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah ThomasJanuary 21, 2013
    I LoVE it here. I come here as often as possible!
  • Ronald V.
    Ronald VillagranaJanuary 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't double dip unless you like your sandwiches super soggy!
  • Bryan T.
    Bryan TamJanuary 10, 2013
    Delicious French-dipped sandwiches! Made my bus ride exponentially better.
  • Pedro S.
    Pedro SerranoJanuary 4, 2013
    The beef sandwich is DELICIOUS, and the potatoes salads makes it even better... Don't forget the hot mustard! También hablan español...
  • Javier L.
    Javier LarrouletDecember 26, 2012
    Beef + american cheese + double dip!... Also, go for the potato salad
  • Mike O.
    Mike OlsenNovember 27, 2012
    Roastbeef sandwitch was delicious, however the staff are as rude as can be. Ill never come back because of these, next time Ill just go to arbys instead.
  • Bob M.
    Bob MontanezNovember 12, 2012
    Excellent, This is the original French Dip sandwich, pork and swiss with kosher pickles, my favorite. !04 years in business I have been coming here for 64 years.
  • Giancarlo S.
    Giancarlo S.November 12, 2012
    Order 2 lemonades, so you don't have to line up for a refill.
  • Weston L.
    Weston LabarNovember 2, 2012
    The lamb dip with blue cheese is num num. also, the tater sales is a must!
  • Jeffrey M.
    Jeffrey McGaffeyOctober 30, 2012
    If you're eating in get a to go cup and ask for no ice. You get a lot more for your buck.
  • Jen J.
    Jen JenOctober 21, 2012
    Def worth the wait in line! It gets better with every bite!
  • Jeremy D.
    Jeremy DeanOctober 7, 2012
    Beef or Lamb tripple dipped w/ bleu cheese is awesome! Oh and don't forget the hot Mustard.
  • Cathy
    CathySeptember 27, 2012
    Make sure to double dip!
  • Czara J.
    Czara JSeptember 24, 2012
    Beef Stew is surprisingly good, almost the way my gramma made it.
  • Czara J.
    Czara JSeptember 24, 2012
    Get your sandwich 'double-dipped', even 'wet'!
  • Melissa N.
    Melissa NemethSeptember 13, 2012
    Double dip beef with plenty of mustard and potato salad!
  • David G.
    David GSeptember 3, 2012
    Lamb. Do it.
  • David G.
    David GSeptember 3, 2012
    Best I ever had......mmm
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelAugust 26, 2012
    Set up like an old-school cafeteria/diner, Philippe is best known for its "French-dipped" sandwich. The breakfast of choice: cake donuts, along with 10-cent coffee.
  • Don P.
    Don PabloAugust 23, 2012
    Beef dip, coleslaw, and pickles are all you need.
  • Omar P.
    Omar PassonsJuly 25, 2012
    Tried the lamb double dipped with blue cheese. Firmly believe this is cultural popularity only partially tied to food. Potato salad was good
  • Valerie B.
    Valerie BelloJuly 7, 2012
    Try the Banana Cream Pie
  • Manny G.
    Manny Garcia JrJuly 6, 2012
    Try the Beef Dip - Mmmm. It's so wet.
  • Jason 6.
    Jason 64128July 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Pick a "carver" behind the counter and queue up in front of her until you get your french dip. Cole's also claims invention of french dip sandwiches in 1908, so compare their vastly different styles.
  • Cody B.
    Cody BarnettJune 20, 2012
    The original beef= awesomeness!! The chocolate cream pie is very good as well.
  • Throy C.
    Throy CrossJune 19, 2012
    Try the Double Dipped Beef W/ Potato Salad. - #French Dip, #Roast Beef,#Au Jus, #Double Dip, #Jack Cheese, #Spicy Mustard, #Potato Salad, #Lemonade, #Victory
  • Nicolas C.
    Nicolas CastilloJune 18, 2012
    Double dipped lamb with blue cheese and coleslaw. Don't forget the lemonade!
  • LADOT Bike Program
    LADOT Bike ProgramMay 30, 2012
    Don't forget to try their awesome mustard. Oh, and bike parking is conveniently right outside!
  • 🐯 A.
    🐯 AMay 30, 2012
    Double dip your sandwich.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DobrottMay 29, 2012
    Coffee cake is the best
  • SEGA
    SEGAMay 29, 2012
    In the heart of Downtown, it’s the “Home of the Original French Dip” – super great sammiches in a very casual atmosphere for a great price. - Tamara, Online Brand Manager
  • Trevor J.
    Trevor JohnsonMay 25, 2012
    Over rated ... its just a sandwich
  • Mike R.
    Mike RizziMay 13, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Triple dipping your sandwich is the only way to go.
  • Crystal J.
    Crystal JohnsonMay 10, 2012
    absolutely loves the French Dip sandwich Read more
    @SDWIFEYMay 8, 2012
    When I dip, you dip, we dip!
  • Behzad R.
    Behzad RicheyMay 3, 2012
    If you come here make sure you have cash because that's all they accept!
  • Kiishauna A.
    Kiishauna AlbertMay 3, 2012
    The beef stew is the best!
  • Chuck S.
    Chuck SlatenMay 3, 2012
    Try the Beef Double Dip
  • Z.A.K.
    Z.A.K.May 1, 2012
    Between here and "Coles" I can't decide. It all depends on what mood I'm in and how drunk I plan on getting.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LApril 30, 2012
    Double dip it, baby!
  • Janelle C.
    Janelle CApril 28, 2012
    Still think that Cole's is better. But at least the mustard here is yummy!
  • Janelle C.
    Janelle CApril 28, 2012
    The crust for the apple pie is good!
  • Fee D.
    Fee DoyleApril 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Come here once, come here for 20 years! That's the way it's done.
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler MoselleApril 23, 2012
    Grab a French Dip before a Dodgers game! You won't regret when you're stuck in traffic on your way to the Stadium.
  • Mike H.
    Mike H.April 20, 2012
    Originator of the French Dip!
  • Therese T.
    Therese TanApril 19, 2012
    You don't need to add cheese to make the sandwich amazing..
  • Melanie O.
    Melanie O-GApril 16, 2012
    Double-Dipped Please (with swiss) and a bowl of corn chowder washed down with some lemonade!
  • Ann
    AnnApril 15, 2012
    Cash only! But worth the inconvenience
  • Andrew O.
    Andrew OdellaApril 14, 2012
    Avoid the far right line, there is only one cashier. Brutal wait when busy.
  • Weri
    WeriApril 11, 2012
    The lamb is hard visibly pld and greasy and the bread seemed to be sitting there for an eternity... Overall experience: 0... Too expensive and too far... not worth it AT AlL
  • Lexie R.
    Lexie RoefsApril 9, 2012
    Try the french dip double dipped and tapioca pudding
  • John S.
    John SmartApril 3, 2012
    oh Los Angeles! So much French Little Time....
  • Candy
    CandyMarch 30, 2012
    They are kidding around with the spicy mustard
  • ken m.
    ken montenegroMarch 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    lamb double dipped and a side of chili....lots of food but heaven for your palate
  • Luis P.
    Luis PreciadoMarch 30, 2012
    What's good eating? Lamb dip with blue cheese...and lil bit of mustard. Ahhh!
  • Simple F.
    Simple FoodieMarch 19, 2012
    French Dip, Pickles, Macaroni Salad, Coleslaw, Potato Salad & Boysenberry Pie
  • Jennifer A.
    Jennifer AMarch 16, 2012
    Double dip beef, purple eggs, cole slaw, and lemonade!
  • Peter F.
    Peter FarnanMarch 15, 2012
    The original French Dip! The au jus makes it, very rich and you can tell its not just beef base and water but rather an authentic stock. Cheap too, only $6 for a beef… (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Victor V.
    Victor VallejoMarch 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    An LA tradition :D
  • Laura L.
    Laura LoveMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Their breakfast is delicious as well. Gotta try their yummy biscuits just make sure to get there before 10:30 or you will miss it. -L.Love
  • Bubsy
    BubsyFebruary 20, 2012
    Consistently good french dips!
  • Dick's Favorite Blog
    Dick's Favorite BlogFebruary 7, 2012
    Always double dip! ALWAYS and beware the spicy mustard.
  • Karl H.
    Karl HobartFebruary 3, 2012
    Victoria on tap!
  • Robert C.
    Robert CalderonJanuary 30, 2012 wait in line...well worth the wait though!
  • MrFJ D.
    MrFJ DominguezJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Lamb. Nuff said
  • Rob B.
    Rob BalchJanuary 18, 2012
    It kinda sucked. I'm I the only one that thinks so? Maybe it was just too hyped up to me before I got there. I'm sure there is better food elsewhere
  • Derek
    DerekJanuary 17, 2012
    excellent salsa!!! but a little on the spicy side for me :)
  • Jude L.
    Jude LaurenJanuary 13, 2012
    Hands down French dip with pickles. Famous since 1911!
    Restaurant.comJanuary 6, 2012
    Ask for a double dip! That’s a real treat
  • Laura L.
    Laura LoveJanuary 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Coffee (:
  • Eric D.
    Eric DeadskiJanuary 4, 2012
    Overated but inexpensive
  • Eric C.
    Eric CajiuatJanuary 4, 2012
    Beware the mustard! Use sparingly!
  • NoHo Scooters
    NoHo ScootersJanuary 2, 2012
    We usually schedule a ride to this landmark restaurant once or twice a year. Beef sandwich "double-dipped" is the way to go. Check out the train room in back!
  • Pang*\(●ω●)/
    Pang*\(●ω●)/January 1, 2012
    Try beef sandwich dipped
  • Pang*\(●ω●)/
    Pang*\(●ω●)/January 1, 2012
    Tey beef sandwich dipped!
  • Freddie F.
    Freddie FierroDecember 30, 2011
    My favorite is the Beef and Blue Cheese sandwich, and their macaroni salad. The coffee for 9 cents is good too.
  • Rebecca K.
    Rebecca KuoDecember 26, 2011
    Perhaps my expectations were too high but I got the double dip lamb and thought it was just ok. The potato salad was delicious though!
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MartinDecember 21, 2011
    What an outstanding treasure of Downtown Los Angeles. One of the three essential food establishment to visit while hear - Phillipe's, The Pantry, & Langer's. Suggest the French dip with lemonade
  • Monica B.
    Monica BaesDecember 18, 2011
    ^____^ so yummy~~
  • Starry K.
    Starry KitchenDecember 16, 2011
    Skip the line, and get into the kitchen! Make a pick-up order that's more than $40, and you get to skip the WHOLE process (and see the kitchen which is cool!)
  • Cait F.
    Cait FinniganDecember 9, 2011
    Get the steak french-dip with blue cheese.
  • S M.
    S MooreDecember 4, 2011
    Get your French dip on
  • Fred C.
    Fred CondoNovember 27, 2011
    Couples: use one of the lines with 2 servers, then split up. Big orders seem to have a lot of little mistakes.
  • David H.
    David HNovember 12, 2011
    used to love the sandwiches here til they found the roaches
  • Andrew Y.
    Andrew YNovember 9, 2011
    FoodSherpas.comNovember 8, 2011
    Try the French Dip Sandwich
  • Nina C.
    Nina CNovember 5, 2011
    Double dipped! Trust me
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SNovember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Cash only! ATMs available. Double dip your sandwich and go for the mustard... carefully.
  • Jude L.
    Jude LaurenNovember 4, 2011
    Beef French dip, potato salad and a pickle. The menu hasn't change since 1908.
  • Ninja C.
    Ninja CupcakeAssassinNovember 3, 2011
    beef dip, pickle, lemonade and use the hot mustard!
  • MO7S
    MO7SNovember 1, 2011
    Gotta have the egg, with extra mustard.
  • Michael W.
    Michael WOctober 27, 2011
    It's as good as they say and worth waiting in the line
  • HopHeadJim
    HopHeadJimOctober 17, 2011
    Lamb dip w/ cole slaw
  • Sylvia D.
    Sylvia DunbarOctober 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Where coffee is still 9 cents
  • Robbie M.
    Robbie MillerOctober 9, 2011
    Order a side of potato salad. It's better than what your mom ever made.
  • Elvy R.
    Elvy RochaOctober 5, 2011
    For the most part the pork sandwich was good.
  • Jennifer Z.
    Jennifer ZerbstOctober 3, 2011
    French dip is not that special. Cheap prices though.
    meniscuszine.comSeptember 23, 2011
    What Katz's pastrami is to NYC, Philippe's French Dip is to L.A., with a similar old-school vibe to boot. Check out the sinus-clearing homemade mustard and take a jar home!
  • Sebastien K.
    Sebastien KupiecSeptember 14, 2011
    Lamb double dipped with blue cheese.... da bomb.... :-) :-) :-) :-)
  • Stina W.
    Stina WoodsSeptember 13, 2011
    The pecan pie is AMAZING. They give you a nice big slice, too.
    FoodSherpas.comSeptember 4, 2011
    The birthplace of the french dip steak sandwich is here at Phillippe's in Los Angeles. You cannot go wrong with the classic beef au jus.
  • Jeff N.
    Jeff NixAugust 31, 2011
    Yes it is the best roast beef dip sandwich ever.
  • uSell
    uSellAugust 24, 2011
    Ask for your sandwich double dipped! Don’t forget the 75-cent lemonade either.
  • Crystal S.
    Crystal SuenAugust 23, 2011
    my favorite pie is the banana creme pie! Read more
  • Duy T.
    Duy TranAugust 19, 2011
    Cash only - it's a snack kind of place.
  • Hemang
    HemangAugust 15, 2011
    Get the classic French dip! LA food icon
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelAugust 4, 2011
    Order the signature French dipped sandwich, which Philippe's is said to have created during a very happy culinary accident. --Adam Richman, Man v Food Nation
  • Derek S.
    Derek SpringerJuly 26, 2011
    Try the mustard before you slather it on your sandwich... it burns reeeeal good.
  • ken m.
    ken montenegroJuly 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    double dipped lamb = heaven Read more
  • Mj L.
    Mj LangJuly 25, 2011
    Place is good, I could've skipped the bathroom scene. Also I dug the rice pudding, Yummers
  • Summer E.
    Summer EtterJuly 25, 2011
    Never on a Sunday
  • Will S.
    Will SellersJuly 24, 2011
    Check out the Joe Bimel bobblehead in the display case.
  • Danny P.
    Danny PeytonJuly 22, 2011
    Coffee is only 9 cents and the food is amazing. Can't go wrong.
  • kris j.
    kris juchauJuly 22, 2011
    Cash only.
  • Joseph Angelo W.
    If you come during lunch, leave time for the line. It's a doozie!
  • Mitch E.
    Mitch EdelsonJuly 18, 2011
    Try the mustard, it's hot... but good.
  • Charles K.
    Charles Kelso IVJuly 14, 2011
    Ask them to go easy on the blue cheese, they put on a bit much and ask for the a jus on the side, it gets cold and soggy if you don't.
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesJuly 14, 2011
    Classic LA sandwich anyone? Philippe the Original or @HarryCole1908. Go @metrolosangeles 2 Union Station & Pershing Sq #dtla
  • 30 Minutes Or Less
    30 Minutes Or LessJuly 6, 2011
    They're famous for their French Dip, so #DontBlowIt by asking for chicken tikka masala.
  • Matt C.
    Matt CruzJune 21, 2011
    This is another test.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 9, 2011
    Order beef, pork, lamb, ham or oven-roasted turkey sandwiches, grab a pickled egg and slab of pie for good measure - the ramekins of spicy mustard on the tables are sure to clear sinuses. Read more
  • Lola C.
    Lola ChickenpantMay 29, 2011
    double dip Read more
  • Zach B.
    Zach BehrensMay 22, 2011
    Not a great place for vegetarians, but--oddly--getting a cheese/mustard sandwich is really good.
  • Mike R.
    Mike RizziMay 9, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Order their sandwiches triple dipped. Also getting a cup of lemonade to go is a steal.
  • Taryn Maxximillian D.
    Breakfast is only served until 10:30am. FYI.
  • jen p.
    jen pMarch 20, 2011
    love, love, LOVE the sandwiches. soups are incredible too. i can eat this everyday
  • Bennie-John M.
    Bennie-John MilanMarch 17, 2011
    Lamb double dipped is the way to go... and bring cash because it's CASH ONLY!
  • Melissa A.
    Melissa AMarch 16, 2011
    Must get double dip. Watch out for blue hairs. Order multiple glasses of iced tea
  • Jason S.
    Jason SilosMarch 14, 2011
    Dip..dip..and more dip!brought to you by
  • Josh D.
    Josh DavisMarch 11, 2011
    The slaw is a perfect flavor. The beef dip was delicious but don't put too much hot mustard or you'll be wishing you didn't.
  • Jon B.
    Jon BerryMarch 7, 2011
    lamb dip, double-dipped with blue cheese is always a winner, but don't overlook the great sides and pies too. cash only - goes in the tray, not the hand.
  • MickDeth
    MickDethFebruary 26, 2011
    Ohh face worthy!!!
  • Stacy I.
    Stacy IgeFebruary 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Pork Sandwich double dipped w/a side of potato salad! OMG sqrd
  • John G.
    John GarayJanuary 29, 2011
    This place is over hyped. Your better off eating a French dip at coles
  • Charlie O.
    Charlie OrtegaJanuary 17, 2011
    I'm not one for conformity but you have to go with the recommended sandwich: double dipped lamb with bleu cheese covered in hot mustard! also try the cole slaw with hot mustard, yum
  • Dave L.
    Get the pork!!
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HirokaneDecember 8, 2010
    Be eco-friendly! It actually costs more to take things to go, so dine in and save!
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelDecember 6, 2010
    There’s nothing like roasted lamb on soft bread drenched in gravy. Yeah, this is good! – Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations Read more
  • Bravo
    BravoDecember 2, 2010
    Since I don’t live in LA, I crave their sandwiches a little extra. One of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had.-Jimmy Bradley , Top Chef
    Upvoted 2 days ago
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingDecember 1, 2010
    Try the French Dip Sandwich
    TONG PONovember 30, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    My order = 1) Swine Double Dipped + Double Meat 2) Side of Slaw3) Pickle4) Tomato Bisque5) Tap Water
  • Tom B.
    Tom BrandtNovember 29, 2010
    Mustard is hot!
  • Adam L.
    Adam Liebreich-JohnsenNovember 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Send only one member of your party through the line when it's busy it speeds things up.
  • Macall Z.
    Macall ZimmermanOctober 19, 2010
    I LOVE the roast beef french dip double-dipped! Pure heaven. I don't live in CA anymore and I really miss Philippe's :(
  • Ben B.
    Ben BaysicOctober 1, 2010
    mmmmm roaches, and it still taste goooood!
  • Bretton T.
    Bretton TaylorSeptember 28, 2010
    There is parking here so you don't have to walk 15 minutes cause I know you LA people detest walking!!
  • Samantha
    SamanthaSeptember 12, 2010
    mmm... cole slaw.
  • Ruben M.
    Ruben MarquezSeptember 12, 2010
    Lamb double dip(maybe even triple dip if possible)! Get the ho mustard too but just a couple of drops so it won't drown the sandwich flavor
  • Where's W.
    Where's WaldoSeptember 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    b1zZ3N was here.
  • Nick O.
    Nick OchoaAugust 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Pork and jack double dip, potato salad, custard, and 75 cent lemonade. Mustard up the sandwich obviously. Best thing ever.
  • eliztesch
    elizteschAugust 14, 2010
  • Wesley H.
    Wesley H.August 14, 2010
    WHEN-2-GO: Lunch/dinner rushes always look like the DMV (but move faster than the DMV). If possible, avoid for Dodger home game nights. Lines are short to nonexistent the last hour before close.
  • Lidia R.
    Lidia RodriguezAugust 10, 2010
    The sandwiches are pretty alright.
  • Giancarlo S.
    Giancarlo S.August 6, 2010
    The lemonade is only 75¢! It's good.
  • Desiree G.
    Desiree GarciaAugust 3, 2010
    Awesome beef dip w swiss
  • Markus U.
    Markus UnterbergerJuly 30, 2010
    Those french dipped (in gravy) sandwiches are simply amazing! I get the lamb double dipped with Swiss Cheese. The horseraddish mustard on the tables is one of the spiciest I've ever had!! Read more
  • Karl H.
    Karl HobartJuly 26, 2010
    Their horseradish mustard is simply outstanding! Slather it on and feel your sinuses explode!
  • Pixel M.
    Pixel MonkeeJuly 26, 2010
    Cash ONLY. Make sure you say "to go" before you start your order!
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MelilloJuly 22, 2010
    Lam French Dip!
  • Matthieu R.
    Matthieu RoussotteJuly 7, 2010
    Order any sandwich "double dipped". Avoid adding cheese (it takes away from the meat's natural flavor and moisture). The mustard has a serious kick, and the lemonade is good. Try the cheesecake. Read more
  • David R.
    David RockoffJuly 6, 2010
    Try their home made Pumpkin Pie! Little known but incredibly good!
  • Rod
    RodJune 29, 2010
    Love 3x the Lamb Triple Dip! It is not overkill to 3x dip. Grab your favorite side. Mine's mac salad and a lemonade. Load up with the spicy mustard and rest assured you've eaten the best FD in LA.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HenleyJune 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Beef Dip double dipped with Blue Cheese.
  • Christopher A.
    Christopher AbbeyJune 10, 2010
    Make sure to try a side of the pickled beets with your Lamb French Dip. Sounds weird but it is definitely worth it.
  • Jon N.
    Jon NMay 30, 2010
    get the pickled beets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Gigi J.
    Gigi JohnsonMay 14, 2010
    Go to Philippe's for breakfast, not just lunch. Get a 9 cent coffee (or two at a time) and watch the charming retired gentlemen read their papers while the rest of the world flows through.
  • Chuck Norris
    Chuck NorrisMay 14, 2010
    Lamb sandwhich with blue cheese double-dipped in au jus. Or my personal fist double-dipped in your face.
  • Kelsey W.
    - mustard on the tables is amazing if you love spicy! Really spicy!
  • Patrick
    PatrickMay 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Any sangwhich + green salad with mustard & vinegar dressing.
  • Patrick
    PatrickMay 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Any sangwhich + green salad with mustard and vinegar dressing.
    ZAGATApril 26, 2010
    Order the lamb sandwich and get it “double-dipped” for extra au jus goodness.
  • KW L.
    KW LowApril 18, 2010
    Trick is let the sandwiche sit for a while so that the dip spread out through the bread. Then it'd be juicy & tastu
  • Mike H.
    Mike H.April 16, 2010
    it is the original!
  • John M.
    John MattsonApril 10, 2010
    cash only - pre-dodgers/kings
  • Curtis S.
    Curtis SteckelMarch 24, 2010
    Buy two sandwhiches... you'll want a second.
  • Zachary P.
    Zachary PenningtonMarch 20, 2010
    Buy the mustard. Put it on everything. Bliss. Read more
  • Michael B.
    Michael BielecMarch 3, 2010
    Get the lamb, double-dipped, with bleu cheese; it's a slightly more expensive combo of sandwich options but it's oh so worth it. Don't forget the nuclear mustard, either.
  • Ro Ro M.
    Ro Ro MercFebruary 12, 2010
    Sadness. They are closed for maintenance right now?! Booo!
  • David K.
    David KimJanuary 10, 2010
    lamb french dip, weapons grade mustard. brownie.
  • Steven M.
    Steven MacNeilJanuary 9, 2010
    Be sure to get your sammich double dipped!
  • Lin Y.
    Lin YiDecember 28, 2009
    The lamb sandwich is AMAZING! Their mustard is pretty spicy, confirming the rumors I've heard.
  • Gigi J.
    Gigi JohnsonDecember 16, 2009
    Go to Philippe's FOR BREAKFAST! Coffee is still cheap, so get 2 at the counter. Have a meeting here for hours and not pay for parking. Watch the retired Chinese gentlemen read their morning papers Read more
  • Tom H.
    Tom HammerDecember 1, 2009
    The best french dip sandwiches in the world...and L.A. institution and a "can't miss" joint. Read more
  • Don H.
    Don HeegelNovember 24, 2009
    Add blue cheese chunks to your beef dip Read more
  • Matt L.
    Matt LawlerOctober 12, 2009
    Lamb double dip with jack, macaroni salad, lb of potato salad, pickle, and hot mustard. If you're serious, use all the mustard you can on your sandwich.
  • Justin Y.
    Justin YoungSeptember 15, 2009
    Find out if the surface area of your French dip or the surface area of your taste buds limits the amount of hot mustard you use.
  • Peter F.
    Peter FisherSeptember 5, 2009
    Double Dip is the best =D
  • john W.
    john WilliamsJune 6, 2009
    Have a French Double Dip and a Beer for lunch.
  • Bill K.
    Bill KellerMay 6, 2009
    get blue cheese. whatever you do, get blue cheese. and use LOTS AND LOTS OF MUSTARD. and get kleenex you'll need 'em
  • Michael P.
    Michael PusateriMarch 23, 2009
    The best traditional French Dip sandwich in LA. I also recommend the tapioca pudding!
  • Susie L.
    Susie LopezOctober 8
    Está rico sin ser espectacular pero bien el pastrami bueno el sweet pickle también
  • Poncho L.
    Todo espectacular 👅💦
  • Dolor d.
    Dolor da SilvaFebruary 16, 2016
    Imperdível! O ambiente, a atmosfera e os amigos complementaram o excelente café e o delicioso "beef dip"! Parada mais do que obrigatória em LA downtown!
  • Majo M.
    Majo MtzOctober 12, 2015
    Buenos sándwiches y diferentes, un clásico en Los Ángeles
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PulidoSeptember 10, 2015
    No están nada ricos!!!!! 😝😝 muy salados!!!!
  • Hector T.
    Hector Temich EscobedoNovember 18, 2014
    Me gusta este lugar
  • Tez Proje Hazırlama Y.
    kaliteli bir hizmetleri var,, Read more
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