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Classic LA Dining: Phillipe the Original's Famous French Dip Sandwich

I am thrilled to share my recent dining experience at Phillipe the Original, a classic Los Angeles institution that has been serving up mouth-watering fare for over 110 years.

Upon entering the restaurant, I was immediately transported back in time to a vintage era with its nostalgic decor and old-school atmosphere. But it's not just the ambiance that sets Phillipe the Original apart; it's the food. Their signature dish is the French dip sandwich, which they have been serving since 1918, and let me tell you, it is worth the hype.

The French dip sandwich is made with freshly baked French rolls that are sliced and filled with succulent, thinly sliced roast beef. What sets Phillipe's French dip sandwich apart is the house-made jus, a savory beef broth that is simmered for hours to enhance the flavor of the meat. The sandwich is then dipped in the jus, creating a delectable blend of juicy, tender beef and rich, flavorful broth.

But Phillipe the Original's menu is not limited to just their famous French dip sandwich. They also offer other classics such as their hot pastrami sandwich, which is piled high with tender, melt-in-your-mouth pastrami and served on a warm, freshly baked roll. The pastrami is perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection, making it one of the best sandwiches I have ever had.

For those who prefer a lighter option, Phillipe the Original also offers a variety of salads, including their famous coleslaw, which is made with a secret blend of ingredients and is the perfect accompaniment to any sandwich.

But the menu doesn't stop there. Phillipe the Original also offers a selection of breakfast items, including omelets and pancakes, and a range of desserts such as freshly baked pies and cakes.

The service at Phillipe the Original is top-notch, with friendly and attentive staff who make you feel right at home. And the prices are incredibly reasonable, making it accessible to everyone.

In conclusion, Phillipe the Original is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for classic, delicious, and reasonably priced food. The French dip sandwich alone is worth the trip, but the rest of the menu is equally impressive, and the ambiance and service make for an unforgettable dining experience.