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The Original Philippe

1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1803
+1 213-617-3781
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“french dip” (395 reviews)
“lamb” (274 reviews)
“potato salad” (164 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Soups, Deli
1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1803
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As stated in a review of Metro Plaza Hotel near Union Station. This is the best French Dip Sandwich in the World. Chicago has a good amount of the Best Beef Sandwiches and some do offer the French Dip. but straight up Beef you pick...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank cbq12018
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I've been enjoying Phillipe's for over 50 years and the French dip sandwiches and great salads continue to be a highlight for this downtown classic.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank beemerguy
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is a distinguished restaurant, for its longevity and for keeping its history alive on its walls. Their samdwiches are really not to be missed.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Fernando R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Super long lines but they move really fast.almost a prison cafeteria atmosphere but the food makes up for it twofold they have a horseradish mustard sauce that burns your nose but for some reason you can’t get enough of it.if you only go to Los...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank thomamarc723
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply known as Philippe's by most, though actually titled “Philippe the Original” since opening in 1908, it would be difficult to name any more venerable Restaurant in Los Angeles than the one at 1001 North Alameda Street, and from the newspaper clippings and sawdust to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank endoedibles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always try to find the local authentic places when I travel and Philippe’s fits the bill. You can tell it’s been here a while and is a favorite with locals the moment you walk in. We both got the beef dip and got it...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank psianojr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably not changed much for decades, this is a classic fast food joint not far from Union station. The offering consists of beef, lamb, pork or turkey subs dipped in rich thin gravy. Lovely. I had beef; my wife turkey and they were both crammed...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Loz97
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place to grab a sandwich and go. The atmosphere is not that good but its OK. The service is fast and not that friendly at all. The sandwich are good.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tyu L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My brother in law wasn't impressed but I thought it was a good french dip sandwich. I would recommend the double dip because I thought the single wasn't enough. My only complaint was the parking, don't go at lunch time there is no parking. But...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Berries1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing it takes you back to the old days of life. Me and my wife stop by and ordered the beef deep and I ordered the pastrami hands down the pastrami was better. This place is road trip worthy

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Damien G
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May 18, 2017|
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Response from Paul G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, kids will like it and no one will mind your kids. It's not expensive, $12 PER person probably
February 3, 2017|
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Response from aandmrun | Reviewed this property |
This is not really a place where you would go for "healthy choices". It's a" sawdust on the floor" kind of place.
February 3, 2017|
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Response from Steven A | Reviewed this property |
I do not think so and with amount of wheat products in kitchen I am not sure I would take a chance In downtown The Border Grill has a gluten free menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1803
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 213-617-3781
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