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- 67%Local Culture
- 67%Budget Travelers
- 59%Luxury Travelers
- 59%Nightlife Lovers
- 51%Business Travelers
User Reviews (44 Reviews)
- Father's OfficeMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersSep 20, 2012
Often thought of as one of the best burgers in LA, Father's Office is an institution in LA. It's a tiny place, so on weekend nights you'll often see a doorman with an occupancy counter and a small line of people waiting to get in. They have a huge selection of beers, with the appropriate serving glass for each one. The staff is very knowledgeable about their beers, so feel free to ask for a recommendation.
The food here is also super yummy. They only serve the burger 1 way, so don't even think about asking for a change or a special request -- you will be rejected. Also don't ask for ketchup with your (amazingly delicious) sweet potato fries. I know this all makes them sound stuck up, but it really is a neighborhood place with a friendly feel.
- Father's OfficeSep 05, 2012
The original Father's Office is tiny but this place has a great beer selection and their burger is one of the best in LA! It's every group for themselves when finding a table so you have to hover and take whichever one empties first! Order the Father's Office burger with sweet potato fries and choose from their ample selection of beer. You won't be disappointed! No changes on the burger and no ketchup!
- Father's OfficeAug 17, 2012
This was a place introduced to me by good friend Mia during a quest to find "the best burger in LA." This place did not disappoint-- actually, it was a lot more than just burgers that I found here.
Located on the not-so touristy side of Santa Monica, it would actually be pretty easy to miss this place. It is super small, about the size of a very small coffee shop. But walk in and this place is PACKED with 20-something year old YUPPIES. When I say packed, I mean it's almost like a club. It's all cool though, a great place to mingle and meet singles (if that's what's your looking for) It definitely has it's own vibes.
Their menu isn't geared towards a big feast. It's mainly consists of a variety of tapas and appetizers. Coming here for their bugers, I obviously tried their Office Burger made from dry aged beef. This burger is certain outta this world! While it is not your typical all american burger, it contains, "caramelized onions, applewood bacon compote, gruyere, matag blue cheese, and arugula." It takes a little bit to adjust to, but it certainly gives new meaning to burgers!
And of course, their expansive bear menu! It is huge! It almost rivals that of the Yardhouse. Really, any type of beer you like, whether it's a pale, lager, amber, or something darker-- it's there. This place is a must if you're any sort of beer connoisseur.
Overall, I have to recommend this place for those looking for a hip new philosophy to the idea of a local pub, a great burger, or anybody who wants to try some new beer.
While you're having their bugers, you MUST try their basket of sweet potato fries "a la cart," literally. With roasted garlic, herbs, and a blue cheese aioli, these fries actually do come in a cute little shopping cart! Their regular fries are also great, but these offer a super complement to the burger. Possibly the BEST fries I've had.
This place is SMALL, and gets packed! With a limited number of tables and no table service, you pretty much just have to hang out over someone's table and be quick to snatch it after they get done. Wait can be a while for table on a busy night, which may or may not be a bad thing-- that just means you can have another beer or two while you wait, since the bar is right there! I do wish that the the place was just a tad bigger to serve more people, but not so huge that it loses their feel.
Hints & Tips:
You might be thrown off by the no table service, and it can get confusing with so many people there. You just gotta grab a table yourself whenever one gets open or tap someone and be like, "hey lemme get your table after you're done." And when you get a table, ordering up food is done at the bar. They'll give you a little number (kinda like at some Carl's Jrs), and you go wait at the table with some beer while they bring your order out.
Also, since this is such a small place, it'll be amazingly difficult to get a table if you have a large party (more than 4-5). So keep it small!
- Father's OfficeAug 16, 2012
Big selection of beers, from exotic to standard. They're known for their burgers, but I thought it was just okay. I wouldn't really call it a burger. It's more like a sandwich with a beef patty. It was fine, but not fantastic. The other thing is they have a policy of not allowing any changes to their menu items. So, if you don't want cheese or onions on your burger, you're out of luck. They will not take such requests. The ambience is nice, except for the one back room... it's a cave in there. They need to light it up better.
- Father's OfficeJul 07, 2012
This locals spot on Montana boasts the best burger in LA. Be prepared to get the burger "as is" because no substitutions are allowed, but believe me, you don't need to change their masterpiece. They also have a great selection of local beers, and yummy fries that come in a shopping cart.