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- 67%Local Culture
- 67%Budget Travelers
- 59%Luxury Travelers
- 59%Nightlife Lovers
- 51%Business Travelers
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- Father's OfficeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14Nov 06, 2013
Hands down the best burger I've ever had. i think it tasted 100 x better for me and my date because we were starving AND were craving for meat. I'm really curious how they made it so delicious. This is probably the first burger I enjoyed without ketchup.
We were lucky enough to find a place to sit at the bar on a busy Friday night. People around us were social. The atmosphere is pretty loud. Beer selection looked pretty good (I'm not a beer person).
Good luck finding a place to eat during winter on a busy night.
I give it 5 stars for the food and the fun experience I had with my date in March :)
- Father's OfficeOct 19, 2013
Seriously great burgers here, cooked to perfection exactly the way you order them. I was prepared for this bar to be completely over-hyped, but nope. It really does make awesome food, and the list of microbrews from around California, North America, Europe and beyond is killer. What's not to love? A side of brussel sprouts that costs $8. Yup, it's overpriced. But the staff were really quick, and sitting at the bar while flying solo, I felt right at home.
* Order at the bar, then grab a booth or table (show up early on weekends, or you'll be hanging around forever).
* Bring cash.
- Father's OfficeOct 17, 2013
So this place has great burgers, great beer, and a warm atmosphere. But what's with paying extra for ketchup?? I use ketchup on everything! Other than that small detail, it's a fantastic place for lunch or dinner...in fact, I'm going again today!Recommended for
- Father's OfficeMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersLuxury Travelers+ 2Oct 10, 2013
This Father's Office is the 'burger landmark' of Santa Monica. It serves amazing burgers, arguably the best in town, among other small bites, and a great selection of tasty beers in a small, informal, but pleasant space. The place is often busy and service can be rigid. It is highly recommended.Recommended for
- Father's OfficeJul 14, 2013
One of the best burgers in all of LA and an endless choice of tap beers on hand.
This is literally right around the corner from our house on Montana between 10th & 11th on the south side of the street. Get there early if you want to avoid the line, crowd and noise or order to go and take your delicious burgers home. Pick up a 6 pack of beer at The Duck Blind on the corner of 11th & Montana or at Fireside Cellars between 14th & 15th Street on the north side of the street.
- Father's OfficeFeb 24, 2013
The burger here...I've only ordered the burger. You eat it they way they serve it to you - no substitutions and no omissions. The burger looks more like it's a sub sandwich. The meat is so juicy, the onion topping tastes like the best savory french onion soup, maytag blue cheese, peppery arugula. A lot of different beers on tap. The place is pretty small though, and parking on Montana can get dicey. The other location in Culver City is easier to get to, but equally crowded.
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- Father's OfficeJan 11, 2013
Ok I have mixed feelings about this place, because on the one hand, their food is phenomenal. Their burgers definitely ranks up there as one of the best burgers I've ever had -- caramelized onions and argula (who would've thought?). They also have delicious sweet potato fries -- perfect amount of crisp and flavor. We also ordered the bacon-wrapped figs which were meh -- they should've used dates instead. But who cares about figs, Father's Office is known for their burgers. Great selection of beer too.
Now why did I have such a horrible time? The PEOPLE. God, I hate the people who go to Father's Office. It's everything that I hate about LA -- the smugness, the douchebagness, the "ooh i'm so cool because i'm eating at Father's Office"-ness. Now usually I don't care about other customers -- I'll do my own thing, they do their's... but when the restaurant is set up where it's completely open seating and there's absolutely no structure to who gets what table, that's when you have to end up dealing with all the douchebags in bright polos with popped collars and gold aviator sunglasses who sit there for an hour after they're done eating & drinking, while you're waiting to snatch up the next open table. The whole waiting around for someone to get up is the worst experience ever.
I really don't understand why Father's Office just doesn't have a structured waiting list process. Next person on the waiting list gets the next open table. It would make everything so much easier and more organized, instead of having huge tables with 2 people sitting there and saying: "oh sorry you can't sit here because we have friends coming". Their friends who come an hour later and a whole table is wasted in the meantime.
It bugs me that Father's Office is so snobby that they'll just allow their customers to stand around for hours looking for open tables. And it also bugs me that the customers are so "LA" that they don't feel bad at all when they're taking up space and not eating or drinking and there are tons of other people just standing around waiting for a table. You would never find that anywhere else (except maybe NY) because normal, non-LA people actually have decency to be like: "Yeah maybe we should get up, there's a lot of people waiting".
So yeah, I'm mixed. Food is some of the best bar food I've had in my life. But experience is absolutely everything I hate about LA wrapped up under one roof.
- Father's OfficeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Dec 01, 2012
I LOVE this place! It's a GREAT hangout place or a place just to chill. The little carts of fries are SOOOoo cute! They just make you want more! =) They have a good selection of beers & good food..good place to check out guys & or pick up one.. =) lotsa couples come here just to hangout & chill, good atmosphere & lighting. The wait for a place to sit is kinda long since it is usually crowded. But I LOVE this place...
- Father's OfficeNov 21, 2012
This is best burger in LA I have found thus far. I keep trying and cannot find another that compares to this place. They also have an amazing beer selection. I can't comment on any of the other food since I only get the burger, the fries that come with it are good and satisfying. That being said, the 5-stars is for the burger. The location is small and crowded and you do need to get here early to get a seat. There is also no parking. But the burger is that damn good that they still get 5 stars in my book :)
Address:1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Total Reviews:44 Reviews
Open Hours:Lunch Sat.-Sun., Dinner nightly