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Father's Office

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$$$
Neighborhood:
Santa Monica
Californian, Hamburgers, Tapas
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1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
310-393-2337
Today
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pint of your finest Governor

FO was a gastropub before gastropubs were cool. Tons of craft brews, ales and ciders on tap. They turn out great food from a tiny kitchen. Love getting the FO burger and sweet potato fries with garlic aioli. Remember, "No Ketchup" served here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Trojan90
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

FO was a gastropub before gastropubs were cool. Tons of craft brews, ales and ciders on tap. They turn out great food from a tiny kitchen. Love getting the FO burger and sweet potato fries with garlic aioli. Remember, "No Ketchup" served here.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Nice smaller bar with a good short menu. Crispy shoe string fries, craft beer, communal seating with other patrons, and the game on in the corner. We had a great time.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Lamb skewers were overseasoned....burgers were soso....beer overpriced.....the fries were the highlight of the meal

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Yerevan, Armenia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The burgers and sweet potatoes are the best I've ever tasted. Will definitely go there again if in Santa Monica. A good selection of beers too.

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Ciudadano del mundo
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Just the best burger in the world. Wait, drink a bear and enjoy. Nothing compares with this small office.

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Drogheda, Ireland
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Great Burger and Sweet Potato Fries. Really delicious. A lot of drinks on offer but no vodka so not all of our party were happy. Would love them to open in Ireland.

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Friendly staff, nice selection on local draft beers and for sure awesome burgers. A must eat place here around. Just the place is a bit tiny. It's an open seating, orders at the bar.

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Sydney
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My friend recommend this place as a sound option on Montana. For my last meal in the US, before a late flight home to Oz a burger was required. And this one was perfect; came out cooked medium rare (as requested) so it was super juicy. The cheeses on it were fab. I got the fries and a glass of... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

When I requested food recommendations for my work trip to LA, friend told me the burger at FO was the best she had EVER had. It did not disappoint. The restaurant itself is extremely casual - you seat yourself amongst others or near the bar. There are no substitutions allowed, which did not please my dining companion, but the burger... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Visited Father's Office while back & needed to give due respect. This was honestly the best burger I've ever had; the caramelized onions & blue cheese - amazingly delicious cooked to perfection! Side note - I met Iron Chef Jose Garces who owns several restaurants in Philly (including an awesome burger joint Village Whiskey) & I admitted to him that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-393-2337

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Californian, Hamburgers, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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