Finding a restaurant your kids will approve of is tough, especially in trendy Los Angeles. However, Philippe the Original is a local family favorite — even the finickiest of kids will have a hard time not liking the beef sandwiches here. Food is ordered cafeteria-style, so try to go there in the mid-afternoon to avoid the lines. Even if there is a line, it moves quickly because this place is cash only. While waiting, use the opportunity to tell your kids the tale of how it was here that Philippe accidentally invented the French dip sandwich by dropping a sliced French roll into a roasting pan full of juices. When you reach the front of the line, your kids will love watching the assembly of their sandwiches, a captivating theatre of carving, slicing and dipping. Ask the carver to double-dip your sandwiches for twice the flavor — it’s hard to have too much au jus. Grab your sandwiches and head to a community style table, making your family day feel like more of a picnic outing than a meal out at a restaurant. As you head out, think about grabbing a French dip for the road because your kids are guaranteed to want more!

Philippe - The Original

1001 North Alameda Street Los Angeles CA 90012

(213) 628-3781

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