The girls and their families took a trip to one of L.A.’s oldest landmarks. We took the train down to Union Station and walked over to one of the oldest restaurants in Southern California called Philippe’s. The restaurant has been around for over a century. They offer breakfast, sandwiches, salads, soups and more! But we were there for their famous “French Dip Sandwich.” Izzy and Teagan “oohed” and “ahhed” over the display cases of desserts, pickles and salads. (Side note to parents, Philippe offers wine and beer!) Each family ordered a double dipped roast beef sandwich with cole slaw and pie. The girl’s enjoyed their first taste of Phillipe’s famous sandwiches. The beef was tender and very tasty. The bread was fresh and the pie was quite yummy. The girls gave a unanimous YUM! Beware: the hot mustard – it really is hot (depending on how sensitive you are to spicy foods).
Philippe’s has an authentic feeling. The waitresses were friendly and wore classic uniforms and were very focused on the service. The food was excellent and we definitely recommend at least one visit. We loved taking in the atmosphere and history. The kids will enjoy the sights and check out the candy stand and sit in the row of telephone booths. I’d recommend going on off-peak hours. We heard the lines can get really long. Have you visited Philippe’s? Share your experience with us.