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118 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 622-4090
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  • 12
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Coles LAX terminal 4

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Princess_Sondra
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Modesto, California
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Modesto, California
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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88 reviews 88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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Los Angeles, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My husband and I have been here before for breakfast and lunch. We like the food. We went with friends on a Saturday evening and it was soooo different! Maybe we are just too old for the crowd (in our 60's), but the noise level was very high. No, it wasn't music, just noise from conversations, etc. Also, the service... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Nice place to have a drink. They need to sort out the inside though as it instantly smells of toilets when you walk in! Quite off putting.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is it while in DTLA! It has survived and is great! To me it is all about the bar! Get Leandro to make your drinks Friends are in at least once a week for outstanding drinks! Get the beef dip with the atomic pickles! Don't miss out! Parking is at the corner!

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Yalova, Turkey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I never knew that I could fall in love with a sandwich. Well, I did. I fell in love with the beef and blue cheese. The place is the best! I paired my sandwich with the mac & cheese. Super tasty! My friend got the garlic fries and they were to die for!!! Just a heads up, the fries are... More 

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York, UK
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Ate here on our first (and only) night in LA on the recommendation of the Rough Guide. Funky place - allegedly the home/inventor of the French dip sandwich which we tried - wonderful. Excellent selection of craft beers.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
443 reviews 443 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I went to this restaurant in downtown LA with my husband and daughters, for suggestion of my daughters who lives in the city. She was right... the place is charming and it has great sandwiches which are to be accompanied by a French dip and what they call the atomic mustard. The mustard is called like that because it' suppose... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

I came to Cole's with friends on a visit to LA. The interior is dark but the decor is very interesting. We had a booth at the side of the restaurant with a view of the 'secret bar'. Service was good at times but at points it was hard to get the attention of the waitress as she chatted to... More 

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California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Stumbled upon Coles by accident. We had hoped to eat at another nearby place but it was closed. Coles was a less than suitable substitute. The decor is the nicest part of this restaurant. The host was preoccupied with his cell phone and only looked up to seat us when it became obvious we weren't going to leave. I guess... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, French

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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