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

  World-renowned chef Emeril Lagasse launched his new TV show, “The Originals with Emeril,” this month with a taste of Los Angeles. It’s only right a show featuring and paying tribute to the nation’s iconic food enterprises spotlights Philippe the Original in its inaugural season. Airing at 7 :30 p.m. (PST), Thursday, May 19 on the Cooking Channel, the show highlights the restaurant renowned for claiming to be the inventor of the French dip sandwich. … Read More

Philippe’s has brought the city together for 95 years, serving its famous sandwich with camaraderie on the side. Philippe the Original was making sandwiches in downtown L.A. well before the boys (our fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers) ever headed over to Europe for the Great War. Even before a troupe of easterners trudged west to set up the beginnings of the movie industry in sunny Southern California, way back in 1908, Frenchman Philippe Mathieu opened a … Read More

Richard Binder, third-generation family owner of Philippe The Original in Los Angeles, says that while having family members involved in the business was important to the restaurant’s long tenure, some oft-cited industry qualities were equally crucial. “We have fair pricing, great service, high quality and good employees,” he says, “and our customers recognize and appreciate that.” With a check average of about $7, Philippe does not actually fall into the full-service, casual-dining category. It’s a … Read More

L.A. Restaurants tend to come and go faster than the season’s new sitcoms. Restaurant guides, even from just a few years ago, list dozens of places that have closed. The famous old names—Perino’s, Scandia, the Brown Derby—are all gone, though Chasen’s has been revived after a fashion. That’s why the remaining establishments that date back to the early part of the century are to be treasured. I can just about count them on one hand: … Read More

The Jonathan Club, founded, as we all know, in 1895, has been a Los Angeles landmark since the Town Club was built in 1925. Tradition and family are the words that best describe the Club and spirit. The same words could apply to Philippe’s, the restaurant opened in 1908. How many hundreds of their French Dip Sandwiches have we consumed through the years? Philippe’s celebrated its 90th anniversary last month, and did you know that … 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

Philippe's Hot Mustard

Whether you’re cooking for one or throwing a party,you can never go wrong by adding a little bit of Philippe’s into your meal. By using Philippe’s Hot Mustard you canguarantee people will be raving about your cooking skills. You can purchase the Philippe’s Hot Mustard on Philippe’s web store. Here’s a recipe to help you get started:   SPICY BROWN MUSTARD CHICKEN  4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves ½ cup Philippe’s Spicy Mustard ½ cup … Read More