great french dip sandwich place, great food, great frenchdip sandwiches, bad service, best french dip, yummy potato salad, love philippe
No visit to LA is complete without a "dip" into the gravy pool of goodness served up at Philippe's. The staff is super friendly too. If they were located closer to my house, I'd be as big as my house!
Single dip if you don't like your bread soggy, but you can get up to double, triple and quadruple dipped. Their mustard is spicy and their coleslaw and potato salad is a must.
Why hate?. I went for the first time yesterday, and it was really, really good. Just yum. Everyone hates on the beef dip, but I had that-- I think asking for "double dip" is a must-- and it was really good. The lamb was also good, but it was a little salty for my taste. Of all the sides, I found the cole slaw to be good, but the potato salad to be better. I say go. You'll like it.
Where is the beef?. not traditional as it was back in the day, small two slices roast beef with bread, did they pay food network off to show a large back in the day sandswich? big joke, go to chinatown right behind restaurant
I'd go again.... Their sandwiches aren't that filling by themselves, but they are fairly good. Maybe a little too expensive (OK, 9 cent coffee is nice). Tasty hot mustard on the tables. Worth it once in a great while to eventually make your way to the counter when it's busy to order.
Nice Place, Nostalgic, Good Environment Only.
The atmosphere is beautiful and reminiscent of times gone by, and I love eating upstairs where it is nice and quiet, or if I want to turn up the volume a notch downstairs is also cool, and they have this cute little museum place. Phillipe's offers free parking which is good.
I ordered a ham sandwich which was $6. I got 2 pickles for a $1, and a brownie for $2.10. I'm not sure what all the raving about a gravy dipped sandwich is all about. The prices are way extreme for a sandwich and a very small brownie.
Now, if I want to Jon's market I would get a 25 cent roll, and 3 slices of ham for a $1 make it $1.25 for a whole sandwich! And I could make my own gravy at home for pennies. PLUS, the fact that you have to give a tip--just doesn't make sense, because it's like a fast food joint with the stuff allready prepared, and the waitress just puts the stuff on your plate like Mc Donalds. Thanks, but will not visit again.
Great food but a little bit bad service!!. I've been there many times in the last 5 years and this place's food is so great comparing to the price I've spent. The sandwiches always come with big sizes and the dessert is super generous. The only cons is the service but I don't make it bother me because all I need is good food and good dessert!!.
The "Tradition" has long gone by. Dont bother to stop..
Unless you have to go, just to say "I've been there" steer clear of this tourist trap.
Poor quantity (sandwiches are very small)
Poor quality ( I tasted the bread, remeber the old "where's the beef?!?!")
(pickled eggs arent really pickled, they are merely colored and slightly flavored)
Poor value (Too expensive for a sandwich)
lives up tp the hype!!!. this place is tasty & addicting, You really can't go wrong here. service is fast, just have your cash ready. I love the roast beef double dipped!!!
I love this place. This place is Great I have been coming here since I was little they have the greatest french dip sandwiches out there. Also you must try their chili it is so good. The place is in the middle of downtown LA so if you want to avoid the crowds don't go at lunch time on the weekdays, but if not in a hurry it is well worth the wait.
Cheap Cheap Classic. Apparently this is the original creator of the French Dip Sandwich. WHether or not that legend is true, the food is SO cheap (coffee is 9 cents!) and decent. The only downside is that they don't give you any au jus to dip it in!! They do that for you, and it never seems "dipped" enough for my soggy tastes. Also, crowds can be a nightmare on weekends, and there is saw dust on the floor - sort of funny, but also sort of gross.
Best French Dip ANYWHERE!. A great bargain for your buck. Their legendary french dip sandwiches are the best this side of town!
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