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Father's Office

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Santa Monica
American, Bar, Pub
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1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
+1 310-393-2337
Today
17:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 01:00
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place with awesome vibe, beers and burgers... what more could I ask for. Oh yes there is one thing Ketchup... There is no Ketchup in this place and the burgers and fries still taste great. But that didn't stop me from sneak in a little Ketchup. Sorry guys just love Ketchup and your burgers are just to good to... More 

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Thank Josetorbay
Paris
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Father's Office is noisy, dark with tables squashed together such that one overhears the entire conversation at the tables on each side. Literally, there is NO service. We stood looking at the bartender for 5-minutes before he acknowledged our presence. It is a self-service restaurant with poor service. The hamburgers were excellent but far too expensive for the kind of... More 

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Thank Mel_Paris
Calgary
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with a friend that had gone there before - food was excellent! Wish I could have had the burger twice :)

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Thank notafanofwinter1981
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Visited on the advice of the 'entertainments officer' at the Shangri-La. It is a locals restaurant and was extremely busy at 18.30! you cannot book and the burger is the burger no choices and no ketchup. Having said that the food was excellent and a great atmosphere. A bit out of the way but worth the walk. You order at... More 

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Thank kwaterton
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Whoa. Those onions were delicious. And the burger was good too! If I drank beer I'd have been a lot more content. Huge beer list.

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Thank Kym B
Costa Mesa, California
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309 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Yeah...that's a damn good burger. The Office Burger: A juicy, delicious and thick patty topped with carmelized onions, cheese, and fresh spinach (?) on a toasted roll. I wish it was bigger or double the patty. For a good $14, you could be feasting on one of LA's best burgers. Would I say it's THE best? It might be too... More 

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Thank buffy0182
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a quick drink.I was confronted by an amazing choice of beers,so hard to choose when you're a stranger and only have time for one. Atmosphere was a bit cliquey and beers pricey by UK standards.

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Thank Phil J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

My favourite place/bar in LA, the burgers are the best along with great range of beers on tap, its small and packs out so a wait is sometimes required, once inside stand/sit anywhere space allows. Bar staff great. Try you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Patrick K. L
Dallas, Texas
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

You can actually get a rare or medium rare burger here made with very high quality meat, cheese, and veggies. Always busy, expect a line to order. Seating is also limited so go for the burger, not for a fancy sit down quiet meal. It is also a popular bar afterall.

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Thank AdrockDallas
Sierra Madre, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Burger really good. And I eat a lot of burgers. We also ordered the sweet potato fries which were excellent. But like others I also take issue with the no ketchup rule. I am fine with them thinking ketchup ruins the burger or whatever their philosophy is but I actually order fries as a vehicle for ketchup. I LOVE ketchup.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 01:00
Thursday
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-393-2337

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