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“Fascinating history, average food, average service”
Review of Coles

Coles
Ranked #371 of 10,354 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: American, French
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Dining options: After-hours
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Stumbled upon Coles by accident. We had hoped to eat at another nearby place but it was closed. Coles was a less than suitable substitute. The decor is the nicest part of this restaurant. The host was preoccupied with his cell phone and only looked up to seat us when it became obvious we weren't going to leave. I guess we weren't hipster enough. Our server was friendly, but not attentive. The menu is limited and the food can only be best described as filling. The so-called originator of the French Dip produces a bland product. The bread and meat are no better than what you could find at a local supermarket. The jus used tastes on par with beef broth from Campbell's. The salads are good, but not exceptional. The Dark Chocolate pie is actually very good. Bottom line, it is obvious that Coles is not a sandwich place. For a true original French Dip sandwich, I will stick with Philippes.

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Reviewed 21 August 2014

Stopped in here for out interconnecting flight to Las Vegas,
Took ages for tables to be cleared of empty plates.
Barry our server was quite rude...even another customer who was sat at bar commented
on how unhelpful he was being.
Food wasn't bad but as usual overpriced.. always is at an airport!

Just shame they don't have a good reason to have them high prices when service and cleanliness is poor!

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Thank Demented_Em
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Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

Cole's has a great friendly atmosphere. The sandwiches were great and if hot mustard is your thing Cole's has got a winner! The garlic fries were very tasty. I tried the Bourbon Pecan Pie and it was delicious.

Thank HappyCamper856
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Best old fashioned cocktail I've ever had.... And I've had a lot! Garlic fries to die for.
I've since recommended the place to at least 5 visitors

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Thank Theunsettledsettler
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Full of characters place ;)
Pickles to die for :) also interesting way to eat sandwiches ;)
Good location, very friendly staff.

Thank l_0lga_
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