Last month, Philippe’s celebrated the retirement of longtime employee and friend, Elias Barajas. Barajas and Philippe’s management announced his official retirement, concluding Barajas’ 48 years of working at Philippe’s alongside four generations of owners.  The news of Barajas’ departure to employees and patrons in April was followed by a retirement dinner honoring their longest working employee. Over his 48 years of employment, Barajas worked his way up from bus boy into management, and is remembered… + Read More

The 3rd Annual Heritage Fest on Sunday, May 3 will include live music, arts, craft beer and French Dipped Sandwiches. Philippe’s will be on-site at Angel City Brewery serving roast beef on midget rolls, a smaller French roll than those used for their regular sandwiches, with Potato Salad for $7. Additionally, Heritage Fest attendees can purchase a small tray of pretzels, pickles, yellow chiles and a pickled egg from Philippe’s for $4. The festival marks Angel City’s… + Read More

For the second season, Dodger Fans throughout the Southland are scrambling for a way to catch their home team’s action. Last year, the baseball club announced the launch of their new cable network, SportsNet L.A., which is only offered by Time Warner Cable and is the only network to air both home and away games. Those with DirecTV, Charter, Cox, DISH, U-Verse of Verizon FiOS are out of luck. So Philippe’s has given Dodger fans… + Read More

Dodgers baseball is back, and fans are gearing up for Opening Day, April 6 versus the San Diego Padres.  Baseball fanatics as well as those just tagging along for the ride are sure to need a pre-game stop to eat and enjoy a few before L.A.’s first home game. Philippe’s will be ready for the pre-game fans — the Bud Light Girls and Angel City Brewery will be on-site — and a French Dip sandwich will be sure to satisfy your craving before… + Read More

Philippe's Pastrami Dip

A hot Pastrami Dip is available now, and for a limited time, at Philippe’s. Guests can now enjoy four and a half ounces of New York Pastrami on a traditional Philippe’s roll. The sandwich is available single-dipped, double-dipped or wet just as the beef, lamb, turkey and ham dips are. Philippe’s worked to perfect the newest menu addition for weeks. Shipped from the Bronx in New York, the meat is made from the navel end and is… + Read More

5th Annual Free Chili Day

Philippe the Original restaurant will turn up the heat with its fifth annual “Free Chili Day,” sponsored by Dolores Chili. The first 500 customers will receive a free cup of chili with the purchase of any Philippe’s famous French Dip sandwich on Monday, January 27, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Chili lovers will receive a voucher at Philippe’s two main entrances, which can be redeemed at the counter for a free cup of chili – with… + Read More


Philippe the Original will be honored as the recipient of the 17th Los Angeles Chapter Elizabeth Burns Lifetime Achievement Award. Philippe’s is being recognized for their active involvement and commitment to the restaurant industry during a dinner and ceremony on Friday, June 6 at the Hotel Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica. “We’re very excited to be honored in this way and to have vendors, colleagues, family and friends join us for a special celebration,”… + Read More


 For generations, Philippe the Original has been a traditional pit stop for generations of Dodger fans.  Some fans refer to indulging in the French Dip as a good luck ritual while others simply enjoy the unmistakable taste of a Philippe’s French Dip. This Friday marks the Los Angeles Dodgers’s home opener against the San Francisco Giants at 1:10 pm at Dodgers Stadium, and the hype to grab a French Dip on the way, for the… + Read More


Philippe the Original will turn up the heat this January with the fourth annual Free Chili Day, sponsored by Dolores Chili. Downtown L.A.-based Philippe’s will give the first 500 guests a free cup of Dolores Chili with the purchase of any sandwich on Monday, January 27, beginning at 10:30 a.m. “It’s a great event and a memorable day for many – some come specifically for Free Chili Day, while others show up and get a… + Read More


KCET has set off to find L.A.’s most iconic dish. The quest started with 16 epic Los Angeles restaurants, including Philippe the Original located in the heart of Downtown L.A., across from Union Station. Philippe’s went up against Cole’s in the first-round “Dip” category and quickly took the lead with a final 79 to 21 percent victory in the polls. It has been long debated over social media and blog posts, which has the better… + Read More