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Philippe The Original

Sandwich Place and Restaurant$$$$
Chinatown, Los Angeles
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  • Sharon L.
    Sharon Lee2 weeks ago
    Been here 5+ 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.
    Excellence!!!
  • 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
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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!
  • 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
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