They are known for their sandwiches. It is not overly fancy but the price is right and food is delicious.
Have gone to Philippe for years. Food and atmosphere are always the same, which is great. My personal favorite is a lamb dip sandwich with a touch of their own spicy mustard. Add a sour pickle, side of potato salad and boysenberry pie and I am in heaven. They make other sandwiches, other entrees, but my favorite is a double... More
Philippe's is in Downtown LA, short walk from Union Station. We were there around 6.30am as we were suffering from quite bad jet lag and was feeling peckish. It is what it says on the tin, traditional diner with no frills. And we really loved it! There are wood shavings on the floor, big wooden tables and benches, with local... More
You gotta try this restaurant!!! The French dipped beef sandwiches here were awesome. We go a few times a year, usually before a dodger game and take a bag of these sandwiches into the game. As we tried to do on this day. But we couldnt wait and ate some along the way! Took one on my next flight and... More
I would travel to L.A. just to be able to experience another one of Phillippe's amazing 'double-dip' sandwiches and some potato salad! We went 3 times during our recent visit. Don't be put off by the enormous queues, they move very quickly as the service is so efficient. I wish I knew their recipe for potato salad, it's the best... More
Philipes original was an excellent french dip. Unique atmosphere with a great setting just outside of downtown LA. The concept of dipping the sandwich behind the counter is a little different so if you do not like soggy bread only get the single dip as they do not provide au jus for dipping on your own. Its a cafeteria style... More
There is some question over whether this was the actual home of the French Dip sandwich. No matter. It's been an L.A. institution for decades. It's a short walk from Union Station, Olvera Street and Chinatown. I paid a couple of bucks extra to have a lamb rather than beef sandwich. The sandwich was big enough, though nothing comes with... More
The flavor of the beef and au jus was great! The crunchiness of the bun surprised me by staying until the very last bite. All in all it was a wonderful way to spend less than $10.
This was worth the visit. Quaint and rustic. The two of us split a beef single-dipped, (would go for double-dipped next time. It is not overly wet.) Mustard is spicy and good. Very good pickle - but your have to order it, it won't come with your plate. The sandwich is not too large, we could have each eaten our... More
I should have known when it was 7 pm on Saturday and the place wasn't crowded. My husband tried to warn me that the best sandwiches are in SW Louisiana at Darrell's, and that I would be disappointed. What an understatement! I travel extensively and love to try local favorites, so when I saw this place on "The Best Thing... More
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