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“A little sawdust.”

Philippe the Original
Ranked #8 of 10,239 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout
Neighborhood: Central L.A
Reviewed November 4, 2012

I love going to this place because they have the best Beef Dip Sandwiches.
You walk in and the floor does have sawdust on it but it doesn't take a way from the French Beef Dip. They are always yummy and you want to ask for double dip. It really makes it good.

Thank buddyone1
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

My mom ate lunch here when she worked in downtown LA over 60 years ago. We had to try it. We now make a stop before a Dodgers game when in town or on our way to the cruise terminal in San Pedro. We once stopped by in December and there was a 4-piece brass band playing Christmas music – very enjoyable! Ask to have your meats double-dipped so that the sandwiches are not as dry. Make sure, if you’re a coffee drinker, to order coffee; I think it’s a whopping 5 cents. You MUST try their mustard. We now buy at least a dozen jars one time a year as we share them with friends and/or use them as Christmas stocking stuffers. Their mustard is #1 in our house.

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Thank jiggerb
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Nothing but a tourist trap!!!! Poor food, expensive, mediocre service, mediocre atmosphere. We ordered 2 beef sandwiches and 1 pickled egg and the bill was $20. The amount of meat could not have been more than 3 oz, the bread was descent, not enough au jus which made the sandwich dry and bland. I have been there several times and always hope for improvement. My guest today insisted that we go and she was so excited that I did not have the heart to decline. China town and Alvera street are just around the corner and amazing food awaits for you there.

Thank Michel V
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

A great meal that will fuel your LA day for under $7. Try the Lrmon Merangue or Coconut Cream pie, its not overly sweet, its enough to share and totally worth it even if you only have a bite.

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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Went to Phillipes and we were dissappointed. Four of us were there for the first time. It looked pretty much like we expected it io look. The sandwiches, however we're a disappointment. The beef was tender enough but there was not nearly enough of it in the sandwich. An equivalent beef sandwich in Chicago would have had about 50 percent more beef. The beef was also a bit salty. We needed to accept that we could not ask for au jus since this place requires you to have it their way, single or double dipped. Noo, you can not have additional au jus even if you want it. The pie was pretty much a "store bought type". Not that great. Would we go back, no.

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Thank bigfootelmer
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