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Coles

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French, American, Sandwiches
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118 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 622-4090
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place

Loved the vintage/retro decor & booths by the window 😊 also played great music! Had a couple drinks here late evening & the chilli garlic fries were amazing!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Windsor, Maine
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112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Coles claims to have invented the French dip sandwich. Maybe they did. In any case, their French dip was perhaps the best I have had. And, the garlic french fries are the stuff of dreams. The space is old school in a good way. The paneling looks original. We went with someone who knew my affinity for French dip sandwiches.... More 

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Cumbria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Loved the vintage/retro decor & booths by the window 😊 also played great music! Had a couple drinks here late evening & the chilli garlic fries were amazing!!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I read about Cole's in a couple of guidebooks, so we stopped in for an early lunch on a Sunday. The atmosphere and ambiance was very interesting (in a good way). We didn't make it to the speakeasy. I ordered the regular prime rib dip, and it really was one of the best ones I've ever had. The meat was... More 

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Timaru
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

What makes me endeared to the place is its olde world charm. It's been said that it's one of the oldest restaurants in Los Angeles. I have no reason to disagree with that. Anyhow, what other reviewers wrote are very much on the ball. There's a sense of anticipation as you walk down the stairs from the ground floor. Once... More 

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Studio City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I've recently been taking my family to some of the "classic" places to eat in Los Angeles and Cole's was next. I've been there several times over the years and it remains pretty much the same. The French Dip sandwiches are simple and quite good but not spectacular. The beer is cold and goes quite well with the food. Enjoy.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Cole's is a wonderful stop off the Red Line. We had a party of six and were seated right away. The pastrami sandwich was made with fresh made bread and was delicious. The waiter, Michael, was outstanding and made many wonderful recommendations. We thought the Genniss Beer Float sounded awful, so our waiter brought us a free sample. It wasn't... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is a historic restaurant downtown Los Angeles serving classic French Dip sandwiches. There is debate whether it is the original or if they goes to their rival just on the other side of downtown. The food is great and they serve classic cocktails, the happy hour process are decent and on Sundays you can get bottomless mimosas for $11!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The menu is a bit confusing at first but, nothing on it is bad at all and the garlic fries are OUTSTANDING. Old fashions are the kicker and services is a bit slow but, it's expected with how many customers they get. 4/5!

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Wow! Delicious food for airport and I don't think it would have been any different if I went to their brick and mortar (except maybe for the price of food!). Enjoyed their pastrami dip ($11) grilled cheese (comes Swiss and cheddar mixed ...opted for no Swiss) and tomato soup (nice and thick!) ($10) a side of 2 cheese MacNcheese ($5)... More 

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Sykesville, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Cole’s French Dip, the historic Downtown L.A. spot known for its signature sandwiches as well as its classic cocktails, is now open in Terminal 4, the West Coast hub for American Airlines. Cole’s is located near Gate 44 in the Departures Level Food Court. I was stuck in LAX for 7 hours for a forced layover and found Coles. What... More 

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Address: 118 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Phone Number: (213) 622-4090
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: French, American, Sandwiches

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  • Address: 118 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (213) 622-4090

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: French, American, Sandwiches

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