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Father's Office

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3229 Helms Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034-3209
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating

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  • Food
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  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Burgers are quite good

One of the top bar burgers in LA. You have to order at the bar and then find a table where they bring the food. The runners are great. Bartenders spend too much time talking to each other....a few customers looks frustrated.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2015
John W
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent burger. Berbere lamb was also quite good. Order at the bar and "no substitutions" is different but fits right in with the clientele. Food is served when the kitchen/server feels like it-fifteen minutes from when the first person at our table of six got their food until the last. Free valet parking is a nice touch. I don't need... More 

Thank Lasl0nimne
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Terrible, terrible place. While this place has a pretty nice bar, the service arrangement is one of the most ridiculous I've never seen. You order your food and drinks at the bar and the kitchen will bring the food out to you. You take your own drink from the bar. Same thing for closing your tab, you go to the... More 

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Naples, Florida
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious! Seating is a little tricky and you need to place your food order at the bar. As busy as they were, the bartender was happy to allow us to try multiple tasters of different beers before ordering!

Thank BrittPartyOfFour
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was recommended this place by a friend of mine, who lives in LA for 30 yrs. This place was more than I expected; the burger was delicious of course, and the atmosphere was like a casual sport bar with great service. The burger came with huge pâté, almost a steak and sauce was so good with it. I obviously... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Boy did I choose the wrong place to celebrate! Please note that it was not crowded when we dined here to celebrate an addition to our family. I first asked the bartender if he could say xyz to surprise a family member when bringing our drinks. Being completely indifferent to the news I wanted to surprise someone with, he informed... More 

Thank Adam3282
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368 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

There is something to be said for lack of choices. You get 1 burger option and its their way but it doesnt matter, The burger is superb. Tasty, tender, seasoned just right. With fries and a beer and there is nothing more you need. My son's office is very close to FO so when Im in town visiting always try... More 

Thank sccrref
Santa Monica, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Hi, we have 5 people for lunch...Sit wherever you can find space. Hi, we'd like to order...go to the bar and place your order. Hi, is it possible to just get a plain hamburger...sorry, no, no substitutions. It comes with carmelized onions, bacon, arugula, blue cheese, and gruyere cheese, but they're all perfectly balanced. Yes, I realize, but I don't... More 

Thank JeffreyLovesToTravel
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

One of the top bar burgers in LA. You have to order at the bar and then find a table where they bring the food. The runners are great. Bartenders spend too much time talking to each other....a few customers looks frustrated.

Thank John W
Burbank, California
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676 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

The Service: No server~ Have to order food & drink at the bar. Only 2 bartenders working that day.... take longer to place an order. The Food: GOOD!!! The burger is so juicy~ Lots of beer selections!! The Parking: Many other stores around... could be challenge during dinner time.

Thank ilovefoodcoma
Palmdale, California, Usa
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Met up with some longtime friends. I’d heard about their burgers, and had to try one. Verdict: One of the absolutely best-tasting burgers I have ever had. They won’t change anything; your only option is how you want it done. And don’t bother asking for ketchup. There isn’t any. However the aoli garlic sauce more than makes up for it.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3229 Helms Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034-3209
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighborhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: 310-815-9820

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Pub


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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