I much prefer Cole's in downtown over Philippe's for french dip. Restaurant is a lot nicer too and they make stiff drinks. http://colesfrenchdip.com/ No way, Had a Cole's Beef French Dip last Saturday and it didn't come close to Philippe's. Nickel Diner in downtown, near Coles the BEST BEST macaroni and cheese I've ever had. Has a nice kick to it and isnt the soupy kind of mac n cheese but a thick fork eating consistency. They are known for their bacon bits donut which is really good, but I prefer their red velvet donut. +1. Ever since Who & GS took me here I've brought everyone I know to this place, "fanfuck'ntastic".