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Philippe The Original

1001 N. Alameda St. (Ord St.)
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Cuisine: American / Sandwiches
One of L.A.’s oldest and most beloved eateries, this is the place for French dip sandwiches, devoured at communal tables.
Openings: Open daily 6 a.m.-10 p.m.


Philippe The Original, Los Angeles, CA

Philippe The Original Restaurant Review:

The décor of this cavernous landmark --- founded in 1908, it’s one of the city’s oldest eateries --- is vintage fast-food: sawdust on the floors, neon beer signs and high stools along communal tables. People line up at the huge counter to order French dip sandwiches filled with beef, pork, ham, turkey or lamb. These signature sandwiches are made with fresh-roasted meats pulled off the bone and layered inside crusty rolls dipped in hot pan juices. We find the lamb especially good --- and great when slathered with the house’s hot mustard, found in miniature pots on every table. You can order tart lemonade and other drinks, but splurge on wine at this legendary spot, as it has great by-the-glass options: from Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc to Frog's Leap Zinfandel, all at reasonable prices. Breakfast features massive portions of pancakes and omelets, served from 6 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

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