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Coles

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
American, Bar, Pub
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118 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014-2006
+1 213-622-4090
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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York, Pennsylvania
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115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoy a roast beef dip, or any other meat sandwiches, from the menu...Visit the menu on line...The garlic fries, mustard, and pickle are not for the mild crowd...Worth the visit, if only just to say you were there. Friendly and helpful staff

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Thank retiredchuck
Dallas, TX
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141 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in Cole's at LAX terminal 46B on recent trip thru area. I was pleasantly surprised with my Pastrami Dip-- almost as good as Slyman's in Cleveland. It's in airport so not cheap but the Dip and a local IPA sure made my trip go smoother!

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Thank NTXDiver
Irvine, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

One of the oldest bars in Downtown LA, Coles had a speak easy upstairs during prohibition. Unbelievable Beef Dips and Pastrami sandwiches at the bar. Very friendly staff. Been here twice and both times there were a number of bar employees from local bars stopping here after work. You know it is good if the pros make it their place

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Thank davelink1120
New York, New York, United States
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I like this old school place that still delivers a classy atmosphere with delicious cocktails. The bar and eating area have a great vibe and there are some happy hour specials. The lamb and prime rib sandwiches we got to go were great -- didn't order the sides since the sandwich was my focus. Speakeasy: Definitely worth checking out! You... More 

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Thank ckwokers
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Went to Philippe and then tried this one, this wadvthe better of the French dip sandwich the garlic spicy fries where the highlight of it all recommend a meal.

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Thank Alfio G
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Enjoyed our experience at Cole's. A decent variety of sandwhiches and sides. I prefer if a place does a small number of item but does them well which is certainly the case here. Draft craft beers to suit everyones taste. cool atmosphere, nice and comfortable setting.

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Thank Michael D
CA
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136 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We came here when visiting LA last weekend. There were 5 in our party and we were seated right away, without a reservation. Not the best area of town, but it was fine. It feels like you're back in the 1940's with the Speakeasy in the back. (we sat near the door to it) Food was great! I had the... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

OK, having tried most of the menu at both places, I give a slight edge to Cole's. I prefer actually dipping my own sandwich to having it dipped for me. I also thought the pork was better at Cole's. I also think that people really need to give both places a fair shot and decide for themselves. Because Philippe's has... More 

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Thank ScoopLV
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244 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Outstanding dips ! An old institution in LA that is worth checking out . If you didn't get enough of it in the city the LAX terminal 4 has one as well.

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Thank Michael A
Crawley, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We came here after reading the reviews on this place and it did not disappoint. The guy taking the orders was extremely friendly. There was an overall friendly vibe. The inside reminded me of a 1940's LA where gangsters would hang out. The food was okay. I really enjoyed the spicy sweet potato fries and the hot French mustard.

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Thank Sara E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014-2006
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-622-4090

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Downtown
Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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