Keith ordered the lamb sandwich with cheese and "double dipped" in the jus. The French bread was perfectly crispy to begin with and then softened by the jus. He also got a side of the cole slaw and proclaimed the simple preparation was his favorite kind. I ordered a simple tuna salad sandwich on a French roll and it, too, was super tasty and classic. The pickles in the mix were on the sweeter side than I normally like, but I ate my whole sandwich with a glass of lemonade to wash it all down. For dessert , we shared a slice of the chocolate cream pie and it was phenomenal. Super creamy and fluffy with a thick crust. Many other customers ordered a donut, which made Keith a bit envious, but I thought the pie was a little more special with its chocolate sprinkles. Despite the packed crowds, the lines move fairly fast and service here is like a well-oiled engine. They know how to get people in and out. Check out Philippe's next time you are in Chinatown and head down a couple blocks over to Olvera Street for some touristy trinkets. Parking is free in the adjacent lots, but you are discouraged from leaving your car there to walk around afterwards.
Total Rating: 4.05
Food: 4, Price: 5, Service: 3, Ambience: 3.5, Accessibility: 4
What I ate:
Tuna Salad Sandwich