Tuesday, 24 April 2012 17:56

Los Angeles, CA: Philippe The Original

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Los Angeles, CA: Philippe The Original Photo by Lamou Keita

A tourist in LA, this citizen report about Philippe's comes from New Yorker Lamou.  She absolutely loves the French Dip sandwich featured in the above photo, describing it as "Amazing." When asked about service she said, "There really is no service... counter service only. It's crowded naturally because the food is good. They are good at taking away trays and cleaning the tables pronto because I really didn't see any trash or trays on tables that were not occupied. "  


Her comments pertaining to decor, "They are pretty quick with that.... As far as the decor, it's not fancy, but who cares LOL when you're too busy enjoying your sandwich. It looks like an old school lunch stop, which gives it its uniqueness. I believe the counter ladies wore old scool uniforms. Not many places look like that these days. There's something like woodchips on the floor, which catches you by surprise if you have next to nothing on your feet."

She also mentions some unexpected items suchs as pig's feet on the menu and lmost everyone gets a pickled boiled egg which is purple.


Philippe's "French Dipped Sandwich" is the specialty of the house and consists of either roast beef, roast pork, leg of lamb, turkey or ham served on a lightly textured, freshly baked French roll which has been dipped in the natural gravy of the roasts. Swiss, American, Monterey Jack or Blue cheese may be added. To accompany your sandwich we offer a tart, tangy cole slaw, homemade potato and macaroni salads, hard boiled eggs pickled in beet juice and spices, large Kosher style, sour dill or sweet pickles, black olives and hot yellow chili peppers.


Where: Philippe The Original

1001 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 628-3781

 Hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily

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