Cole's French Dip

118 E 6th St, Los Angeles, California 90014 USA

2,294 Reviews
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Reasonable
Closed Now
Opens Tue 4p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • No Wifi
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“Originators of the French Dip!”

Cole's was founded in 1908 by Henry Cole on the ground floor of the Pacific Electric Building, which served as the main terminal for the Pacific Electric Railway. Cole's unique table tops were made from the varnished doors of retired Red Cars of the Pacific Electric Railway. Original glass lighting, penny tile floors, historic photos, and the welcoming 40-foot mahogany Red Car Bar were preserved in the recent restoration of the cherished landmark recipient of the Los Angeles Conservancy’s coveted Preservation Award recognizing outstanding achievement in the field of historic preservation. According to carvers at Cole's, Henry Cole first dipped the French bread in jus at the request of a customer who had had recent dental work. The French bread was too hard and it hurt this customer's teeth, so Henry dipped the bread in order to soften it. Other customers, with perfectly good teeth, saw Henry dip the bread and requested that he do the same for them - and thus the French dip was born. Cole's has also been a filming location for several movies and TV shows, including Forrest Gump, Mad Men, A Lot Like Love, People Like Us and Rumour Has It...

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Marian S.

First timer at this place while on a Cali getaway. Entered this restaurant being ID at the front door. You have to be 21 and older since it's a bar. The restaurant reminded me of a cowboy saloon.... Read more

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David L.

Prices went up and french dip no longer on the happy hour menu. I'm not even sure if they have happy hour as I ordered 3 happy hour beers but got 3 models at normal price. I'm hesitant on coming... Read more

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Alyssa A.

In the heart of DTLA, Cole's is known for their French dips. We were really excited to give them a try. The Prime Beef French Dip was good - wouldn't drive out of my way to eat it again, but if I... Read more

Cole's French Dip

118 E 6th St
Los Angeles, California
90014 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dine In
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Waitstaff
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