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Tuesday means Happy Hour all day! Join us for $5 French Dip slider trios w/fries & $6 Old Fashioneds now until 10pm!
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Start your Thursday off at #ColesFrenchDip with $5 Picklebacks from 3pm-close!
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118 E 6th St Los Angeles, CA 90014
118 East 6th StreetUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90014
$$French Restaurant, Sandwich Shop
French Restaurant
Sandwich Shop
Takeout Restaurant
Breakfast Restaurant
Today 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 1:00 amSaturday 11:00 am – 1:00 amSunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Landmark saloon known for the Original French Dip Sandwiches & classic cocktails, plus hidden speakeasy in back.
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Landmark saloon known for French dip sandwiches & classic cocktails, plus hidden speakeasy in back.- Google
"And one can still enjoy a french dip sandwich with the meat of their liking."
"Dark chocolate cream pie & banana cream pie!"
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Carm W
2 months ago
One of two places who claim they created the French Dip. I don't think it actually matters because Cole's French Dip is really flavorful. Cole's has 3 parts to their restaurant - a bar at the front, a diner that is open until the wee hours of the night and a tiny speakeasy at the back of the restaurant. There is little to know wait at the front bar and the diner. The speakeasy gets very crowded on weekend nights so I recommend calling to make a reservation.
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Chris Lantzy
6 months ago
First it was a cool bar to have nice cocktails during art walk. Then I tried a roast beef dip sandwich and a new chapter began. For real, the meat is so soft and tender. Many options surprisingly so give it a shot.
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Joe Scibelli
3 months ago
Good food, but slow service and extremely expensive! Make sure you give yourself a hour and bring lots of money!
John Ramirez
10 months ago
To claim there are contenders for the best French Dip in Los Angeles there isn't. Hands down it goes to Phillipes, there are no contenders. No#1; shouldn't a sandwich have some meat in it and shouldn't the sandwich taste more like something other than bread. It might have been around for a long time but outside of the décor it leaves little, in my opinion, to offer. The bar on the other hands does have good drinks You would think Coles might try boosting up the meat to compensate for their overpricing and otherwise tasteless almost empty sandwiches and sides. By far there is nothing in L.A, to compare with the original Beef Dip at Phillipes. By far the best and worth the wait any day
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Peter Gregory
4 months ago
Best French Dips ever. I used to work downtown and would eat there regularly. Kinda bummed I haven't been in quite a while, but it's actually worth the trek getting there. Anytime I'm close I try to stop in.
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Yanira Caraveo
8 months ago
This is my favorite spot for French dipped sandwiches. I absolutely love all their sandwhiches. In my opinion, these are better than Philippes. And, the garlic fries are to die for. If you like cognac, you must try the Old Fashions. They are the best!
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Yourna Rose
10 months ago
EXCELLENT food EXCELLENT burger and snacks selection, and the staff knows their work. They always gave me great suggestions. The problem is that the place can be really crowded and unusually loud.
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Juvi Guevara
10 months ago
Okay, first off, I'm not a huge bar/dive fan. So this review is coming from a complete foodie's perspective. That being said, I do know my delicious food, and awesome ambiance. This cool little, (quite literal), hole in the wall has a 1950's vibe to it that I haven't felt since visiting the local bars in New York City. Although there is a huge neon sign advertising their famous French dip sandwiches, it's still pretty hidden away below street level surrounded by apartment buildings on all sides. The inside is intimately dark, with old-fashioned lamps barely giving off enough light to see your food by hanging from the ceiling, music from as far back as the 20's playing in the background, and black-and-white movies playing at the fancy bar loaded with all the booze you can possibly desire. (Try their Old Fashioned Martinis. They're bomb). And the booths are the most comfy, cushion-y seats my tush has touched in a while. My favorite part was the food. They really do have great French dip sandwiches. I had to go old school and ordered the pastrami French dip with a side of Spicy Garlic Fries, and let me tell you, they are better than In-N-Out & McDonald's fries combined. They are that good. The only downside I would say this place has is that the staff isn't very attentive. Oh, they're friendly. But I still had to wait 10-15 minutes before someone noticed I was there, and an extra 10-15 minutes after I was done eating for someone to realize I had yet to pay for my meal. And that's only because I hunted someone down to tell them. All in all, I think this is a perfect local hangout for a night out on the town with friends.
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