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Philippe the Original

1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1803
+1 213-628-3781
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“french dip” (397 reviews)
“lamb” (260 reviews)
“potato salad” (155 reviews)
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Soups, Delicatessen
1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-1803
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great French dipped soup, frebch dipoed roast beef sabdwich, creamy cole slaw in a funky NY style restaurant. Unique LA experience in walking distance to Union Train Station. Got to try it if visting LA

Thank Murray E
Reviewed 2 days ago

My boyfriend introduced me to this place. I will never forget the first sandwich I tasted there... it was just soooo goooood! The whole place feels legendary, it's old, it has its beautiful history and you can definitely still feel the original ambiance of it...More

Thank joanna k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located on the edge of Chinatown near Union Station. We went in at 2pm on a Sunday and it was packed. The counter service however was quick and efficient. We had a classic beef and a lamb french dip. Very nice pieces of meat on...More

Thank dsj5777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first stop on our spring break trip to Los Angeles we got beef dip, turkey dip, and pastrami dip! Got all thee sides Mac salad potato salad and cold slaw! Everything was worth it price was great and food was everything I...More

Thank Ty K
Reviewed 1 week ago

An old downtown standby. One of two L.A. restaurants that claims to have invented the French Dip sandwich. The are really good, but you will usually have to stand in line. Cheap, and wash it down with a draft beer (you can get an expesive...More

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you go to LA you must try one of the most tasty sandwhich in the USA. The meat is tender and has a lot of flavor. The bread is delicious since they deep it in the meat sauce. It taste like a home made...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I take train down to union station and cross the street and there you are Such a great and yummy roast beef sandwiches, it's a must if you visit LA to try Philippe

Thank anjik008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A piece of old LA with a setting that bespeaks it. Enjoy those sandwiches! Take time to walk around the block to see a few other memories of the past.

Thank Nandee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The line goes by fast. Here is for lunch meeting. Sandwich portions seemed kinda smaller, but pastrami was very tasty. Casual dining interior with lots of seating. Convenient free parking lots adjacent to restaurant in China town/DTLA border!

Thank LoveSchnauzers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to Union Station and Olvera Market, this is a good place for lunch if you are visiting the area. It has friendly and helpful staff, a long glass and steel counter where you order your food, long tables where you eat......and sawdust on the...More

Thank BobB49
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Questions & Answers
19 May 2017|
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Response from Theo B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Most servings can feed one person, but kids can split servings, especially if they're younger. All meals affordable.
4 February 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.
4 February 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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
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
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 213-628-3781
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