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American, Delis, Sandwiches, Vegetarian options
Open now 06:00 - 22:00
$$$$ Price range per person up to $10
1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles
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Los Angeles, California, USA

After a long walk around Velveteria - The Museum of Velvet Paintings, visit this restaurant and have a rest here. The hallmark of Philippe The Original is serving mouthwatering french dip sandwiches, beef dip and coleslaw. It's a pleasant experience to order nicely cooked baked apples, pudding and banana pies. This place is famous for delicious draft beer, wine or craft beer. Great americano, iced lemonade or ice tea are what can make you return to this place.

The cosy atmosphere of this spot makes guests feel relaxed and have a good time. The accommodating staff works hard, stays positive and makes this place wonderful. People mention that the service is fabulous here. You may be impressed with affordable prices at this restaurant. The divine decor is a big plus. Frommer's experts rated Philippe The Original 2 stars, so it's worth visiting.

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Los Angeles (by Chinatown Metro station): fun Like stepping through a time machine when you walk through their doors. The restarant has been around since 1908 and has been at the Alameda Street location since 1951. The interior looks like what could still be from the 1950s, a few booths and mostly long, shared tables for seating, sawdust on the ground floor, with more tables upstairs. Orders are taken by the "carvers", who also fills your orders, and are your cashiers. The menus are posted on the wall above and behind the display case. I enjoyed watching our signature French Dip sandwiches being made, with options chosen of single and double dipped rolls being dunked into au jus before my eyes. When you pay, your order is ready on a tray for you to take to your table. Our side of cole slaw and high-topped double crust apple pie were decent enough. A cup of drip coffee was 47 cents! Staff comes by to clear used dishes regularly. They're friendly here, and facilities throughout were clean. There's free parking both behind the restaurant and across the street, with access to both from Ord Streer.
I think you need to consider a lot of things in experiencing this restaurant. It is over 100 years serving food. You will wait in line for ordering and getting your food. It is very casual and restaurant is large with tables upstairs and downstairs. Not fancy at all. As for the food, it is famous for French dips. We all had them. They are fantastic. I had beef and tried the pastrami. They have pork, lamb and turkey. There is one dip version where they dip in the juice or two dips and I got the "wet" which give the most of the dip on the sandwich. Best I ever had. The potato salad and macaroni I salad were good but more dill flavor than I like. They have lots of soups, other sandwiches, lots of sides and breakfast menu too. It is quite a menu. Want dessert?  The banana cream pie was excellent. Easy to share a piece. The restaurant is by Chinatown, has parking and is a pleasant place to go eat with a tradition that is shown on the walls with old photos. We ate hear and we were not far from a museum over on Hollywood Blvd. great place to go if you combine a casual meal with other LA activity.
I went to Philippe the Original on Saturday afternoon. The place was full and packed I only had a piece of pie and cup of coffee which was only 46 cents!  I had the banana cream pie the slice was really big and I couldn't finish it all, the coffee was good. My friends had the French dip beef sandwich he said it was amazing. The place is old school has pay phones inside as you can and a lot of old people there. It is located in Chinatown, and they have a parking lot available on the small street in the back. Overall great experience I will definitely be back. This is one of the most famous places in LA, you gotta come here.
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1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, California, USA
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Delivery Takeaway Сredit cards accepted No Wi-Fi No booking TV Wheelchair accessible Parking
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SundaySun 06:00-22:00
MondayMon 06:00-22:00
TuesdayTue 06:00-22:00
WednesdayWed 06:00-22:00
ThursdayThu 06:00-22:00
FridayFri 06:00-22:00
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