Philippe's 110th Anniversary Instagram Contest

Beginning Thursday, August 24, Philippe’s is offering fans a chance to win a $110 gift card to coincide with the restaurant’s 110th anniversary celebration on October 1.  The 110th Anniversary Celebration Instagram photo contest gives fans a chance to enter their photos of Philippe’s food or the restaurant, from then or now, for a shot at the prize. Here’s how to enter:  Post your favorite Philippe’s photo, from then or now, on Instagram Use the … Read More

Philippe’s longtime carver, “Chayo” retires after 46 years

Recently, Philippe the Original, the inventor of the French Dipped Sandwich, saw two long-term employees retire after 35 and 46 years with the company, respectively.  Lead Cook, José Guzman and longtime carver, Rosario “Chayo” Villasenor retired in May and July. Guzman had been with family-owned restaurant since 1977 and worked his way up to lead cook and Chayo had been a sandwich carver for 46 years, with Philippe’s being her only full-time employer. Guzman, who … Read More

To coincide with Philippe The Original and its monumental 110th-anniversary celebration, there will be an art exhibition by Gregg Gibbs titled “Sandwiches & Carvers”.  The opening reception will kick off Sept. 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The main exhibit will be held at the restaurant during regular business hours from Sept. 29 to Oct. 6, 2018. The 110th Anniversary Celebration will be held Oct. 1 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. All events … Read More

Philippe’s to Celebrate 110 Years with $1.10 French Dips and More

2018 marks a major milestone for both Philippe the Original and its famous French Dip Sandwich.  The French Dip will celebrate its centennial and the restaurant will celebrate 110 years in business, and there’s an epic celebration planned, including $1.10 French Dips, live entertainment and more. 110 Years of History In 1908, Philippe the Original opened its doors in Los Angeles. In 1918, the restaurant’s founder, Philippe Mathieu, a Frenchman from Paris, dropped a sliced … Read More

Philippe's to Offer $1 Off Pints During L.A. Beer Week

During this year’s L.A. Beer Week, Philippe the Original will offer customers $1 off pints of any draft beer with the purchase of a French Dip Sandwich. Beginning Wednesday, June 13, order any French Dip – Lamb, Beef, Turkey, Ham, Pork or Pastrami – and get $1 off a 16-ounce draft beer. L.A. Beer Week doesn’t officially kick-off until Saturday, June 16, but Philippe’s is getting a head start on the fun. Philippe’s tap beer … Read More

Oh Hot Mustard, You Can Order Philippe French Dips Online

Those who’ve spent time eating around Los Angeles can quickly name all of the important milestones they’ve experienced, specifically as those events relate to Philippe the Original. The first time your feet ever walked on sawdust inside a restaurant? That’s on your list. Remember the first French Dip you chowed down on before a Dodgers game? You do. Do your remember the first spat you had with an out-of-town friend, the pal who didn’t believe … Read More

Philippe’s French Dips Now Available Nationwide

Philippe the Original’s iconic French Dip sandwich is available now for a limited time for all to enjoy nationwide.   That means anyone, anywhere in the U.S. can go online and order a pack of classic Beef Dips, the establishment’s most popular sandwich, and all the fixings that make it just as good as enjoying in the restaurant. Available online via Goldbely, you can order The Original French Dip Party Pack now which ships free in … Read More

Dodgers Opening Day at Philippe's

Dodger baseball is back, and the fans are gearing up for another epic opening day in L.A.  The Los Angeles Dodgers will take on the San Francisco Giants on Thursday, March 29 at 4:08 p.m., and the fun starts at Philippe’s. Like previous years, Philippe’s will be a popular spot to eat and enjoy a few beers at before the game. Fans can arrive at Philippe’s as early as 11 a.m. to enjoy some pre-game fun, … Read More

Things to Do This Week: Philippe's Free Chili Day

Chili is one of those eat-it-all-day-long foodstuffs, and it has always been this way, since beans and meat were first swirled together in a tomato-luscious broth, and it shall always be this way, for chili in the morning fortifies and chili at night comforts.  And that is that. But whether you prefer your chili on an omelet at dawn, or slurp a few spoonfuls, to allay the growlies, before bed, you’ll probably at least nod … Read More

Free Chili Day is Set for Jan. 23, 2018

On Tuesday, Jan. 23, 500 lucky patrons will receive a free cup of chili at Philippe the Original.  The first 500 customers starting at 10:30 a.m. will receive a voucher for a free cup of Dolores chili, with the purchase of a sandwich. Guests will receive a voucher at one of the two main entrances upon arriving to the restaurant, which can be redeemed at any carver station. Each cup of chili comes just how … Read More