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Nov 12, 2007 11:47 AM

What do people think of The Dip?

I've heard a lot about it and I drive past the one on Ventura on my way home from work. Good, bad, what do you think?

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  1. I love their Lamb dip. I get it submerged. It is comparable to Phillipes. Plus the owner is Borats manager from the movie. You know the one who was in that wrestling scene.

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    1. re: trojans

      Just tried it for the first time, at the Hollywood & Highland locale. Got a roast beef dip with swiss. Pretty decent but not sure it was worth the cost. Almost 12 bucks for just the sandwich and small soda, in a cheap food court environ.

    2. When I am working at Hollywood and Highland I usually eat lunch at The Dip. I actually like the sandwhich better than Phillippe's although I llike Phillippe's too. I like that I can get half a sandwhich and a bowl of chili. Not great chili place chili but right for the moment.Borat's manager actually took my order one time although he didn't know how to run the register.

      1. I've been to The Dip three times, and really tried to like it, but it's nothing remarkable. The bread is not fresh, you can't get the beef even medium - it's always well done. Finally, they reheat their meat in a microwave. That did it for me, and I never returned...

        1. I've been to Phillipes downtown over 100 times in my life and I've been to "the dip" twice.

          I can honestly say there is no confusing the two places or what they serve. Phillipes is head and shoulders above the dip in quality of what you are served.

          I gave "the dip" 2 chances and I'm sorry but I won't go back there. They were just plain bad and each time the others I ventured with thought the same thing.

          1. If you live or work in Sherman Oaks, then convenience wins some points in this discussion. The lamb sandwich is good enough, and no more than a single dip or you will end up with a soggy mess that is trash can-worthy.
            However, add some horseradish and mustard, clean the sinuses and add some flavor, and you are okay. Not spectacular, but it will definitely suffice for the moment and the convenience of that moment.
            Pot roast is waaaaaay overdone. Definitely avoid it.
            Generally, I get a sandwich to go, eat it at home with my extras and let them keep their own extras for others to "enjoy"!

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            1. re: carter

              I tried it at hollywood and hightland once. bland.

              1. re: rednyellow

                Hence my horseradish and mustard additions. Likewise, that is why I make similar additions at Phillippes - bland otherwise as well.
                OP mentioned Sherman Oaks, and hence my response. Did not even realize they were in that awful mess called H&H until this post.