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#1 hello

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:24 PM

We have never been able to make it to Philippe's ... but we will be on the train from SAN-LAX on a Saturday afternoon, before catching the FLyAway to the airport.

Would there be any problems if we check our luggage SAN-LAX ... walk to Philippe's upon arrival into LAX ... get the food to go ... and go back and claim our luggage (realizing that we are not the fastest walkers on the earth)?

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:36 PM

Not at all! You can pick up your luggage at anytime the baggage claim (parcel room at LAX) is open!

I have picked my bags the following morning, after taking the CS from PDX to SAC, spending the day in SAC and then coming to LA the next morning. (My bags stayed on the CS and went to LAX!)
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:41 PM

Philippe's is just across the street from LAX. It's all right.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:27 PM

it is so enjoyable to sit at one of phillipe's long tables with sawdust under your feet i hope you have time to eat there. i suppose they can wrap sandwiches to go though i'm not sure i have ever seen anyone do so

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:30 PM

it is so enjoyable to sit at one of phillipe's long tables with sawdust under your feet i hope you have time to eat there. i suppose they can wrap sandwiches to go though i'm not sure i have ever seen anyone do so

Tons of takeout at Phillipe's. Lots of regulars on the Surfliner do takeout and eat on the train.

Philippe's is not exactly across the street from Union Station. You need to walk east on Alameda about two blocks, once you exit the main doors of Union Station. East is a right turn out of the station. The restaurant will be on the north side of Alameda. When you see the Chevron gas station on the corner of Alameda and Caesar Chavez, you should spot the Philippe's sign to the east.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:04 PM

If at all possible do eat in and at least check out the "Southern Pacific Room" which is off the main dining area. It has regular booths but of much more interest are the O scale models and pictures. If you want something to snack on later, on your way back to the station stop by Cielto Lindo at the far north end of Olvera Street (where it comes out on Chavez/Macy across from the Chevron Station)and get some Taquitos to go-they are beyond GOOD!

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:56 PM

Oh good ... we may finally get there!

We have relatives to meet at LAX so there may be time to eat in. If Philippe's is half as good as Giordano's was ... we'll be in heaven!!

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:09 AM

Oh good ... we may finally get there!

We have relatives to meet at LAX so there may be time to eat in. If Philippe's is half as good as Giordano's was ... we'll be in heaven!!

You should go there after you arrive at LAUS, but before you take the FlyAway to LAX, because you'd just have to take it right back to get to Philippe's from LAX :rolleyes:
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 02:13 AM

Make sure you have plenty of napkins as their mustard will make your nose run. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, I personally love it, just warning you. I strongly suggest that you double dip your sandwich and check out the Old Time candy counter for some sweets before leaving.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:36 AM

zephyr17 ... agreed ... maybe we'll pick up some sandwiches for them also. They can eat them on our way to Long Beach!

OlympianHiawatha and smee ... great ideas ... I only went through 4 pages of those photos and I was hungry already! We're definitely planning on picking up mustard to bring home for the family.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:50 PM


it is so enjoyable to sit at one of phillipe's long tables with sawdust under your feet i hope you have time to eat there. i suppose they can wrap sandwiches to go though i'm not sure i have ever seen anyone do so

Tons of takeout at Phillipe's. Lots of regulars on the Surfliner do takeout and eat on the train.

Philippe's is not exactly across the street from Union Station. You need to walk east on Alameda about two blocks, once you exit the main doors of Union Station. East is a right turn out of the station. The restaurant will be on the north side of Alameda. When you see the Chevron gas station on the corner of Alameda and Caesar Chavez, you should spot the Philippe's sign to the east.


Just a small quibble, but some people may get it wrong. Turn right out of the station alright, but that is north, not east.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 01:07 PM

:hi: Philippes also serves a really First Rate Breakfast although, alas, the 9 cent coffee has goine the way of the 5 cent Candy Bar! Last Fall when the AU Gang was hanging out in the Traxx lounge waiting to catch the Starlight to Seaatle, a couple of our members (no names,you know who you are! :lol: )made a run to Philippes for Lamb Dips which were eaten @ the Resturant and also got some "To GO" for themselves and another member that was waiting in the Lounge! ("Bet you can't eat just one!" :wub: ) The Travel Channel just had a show last night on Philippes and the Host (Adam Richmond of Man vs. Food) Rated the Beef #1/ Lamb #2, Pork #3 and Turkey #4 and as was said, found the Famous Mustard Pretty Spicey but Delicious! Be sure and get the Double Dip, the Single Dip is for Rookies! ^_^
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 02:57 PM

Be sure and get the Double Dip, the Single Dip is for Rookies! ^_^

So Jim goes for the no dip!Posted Image
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:19 PM

They were still pouring 9 cent coffee last month :)

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:02 PM

Make sure you have cash to pay for your tab. No credit cards accepted at Philippes.
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:10 AM

Just FYI, there is no "Philippe's"...it's "Philippe", NO apostrophe, NO "s"...I hate to seem like the spelling/grammar ****, but it's not too far from "Amtrack" and the use of "SCA" rather than the correct "TAS"...

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:32 AM

Just wondering, what does "TAS" stand for?Posted Image
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:24 AM

They were still pouring 9 cent coffee last month :)


It is now .$ .45.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:32 AM


They were still pouring 9 cent coffee last month :)

It is now .$ .45.

A 500% increase?Posted Image And they say inflation is improving!Posted Image
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:32 AM

I told my mom on our return trip from LAX, we have to go to Philippes. Getting tired of just going to Olvera Street, especially just having been in Mexico.

Glad this post was posted!
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