Philippe the Original

Restaurants, Sandwich shops Chinatown
Recommended
2 out of 5 stars
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In business since 1908, Philippe the Original claims to have invented the French dip sandwich ($7). Savvy customers select the traditional lamb or lighter turkey filling, then ask the server to double-dip the bread in the meaty juice; a French dip sandwich is also incomplete without some of the sinus-clearing house mustard. The wines by the glass aren't bad, a concession to the lunch trade from nearby food desert City Hall.

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Venue name: Philippe the Original
Contact:
Address: 1001 N Alameda St
Los Angeles
90012
Opening hours: 6am-10pm daily.
Price: Main courses $7.
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Average User Rating

2 / 5

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I might be biased, but I don't like soggy sandwiches. Nevertheless, I had high hopes for this restaurant. I brought my entire family and we all left disappointed. The meat was flavorless and the bread was just soggy. The broth also did not taste like anything. I am giving it a bonus star for being an institution though because I love tradition.