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Father's Office

1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
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Ranked #73 of 551 restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Tapas, Californian
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
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76% Recommend
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Berlin, Germany
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We tried to grab lunch. A group of 8 plus our 2 year old nephew. They wouldn't let us in because they have a no person under21 allowed policy. RUDE! And they lost a huge sale.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This small bar on Montana Ave is a go to destination for those in the know. Its a little way from the centre of Santa Monica in an upscale shopping/eating area Its loud, its busy, tables get snapped up in seconds, the reason for this is the craft brews are good, the food is great and the vibe is excellent.... More

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Santa Monica, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

It can be loud and crowded but it is a small price to pay for heaven on earth. Great place to meet up with friends.

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Santa monica
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Old establishesment on Montana for adults only, serving great burgers and more. We enjoy stopping by for dinner!

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London, UK
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Well if it isn't then it sure come close. The food and chosen ingredients are top notch and the beer selection is as good as anywhere. This was the original micro brew bar in LA and it is still a great place after so many years. My one complaint is the price. For the food you can justify it given... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Great burgers, nice scene, fun spot for weekends. Can get a little packed but that adds to the vibe. Quiet after hours location as well.

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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Father's Office is a great place to enjoy amazing beers and yummy food. You have to be 21 to even enter the restaurant which helps weed out some teenage riff raff and crying kids. I highly recommend the burger and sweet potato fries, all cooked to perfection. Huge beer selection too! Staff was friendly and meals served very quickly. Overall... More

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

As above. Loads of beer choices, we went on a busy Thursday night, would have been good if we could have had some samples or the bar tenders advice on what beer to go for, but he was rushed off his feet. That said, there are loads to choose from. The burger was excellent, cooked to perfection and the sweet... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews 69 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I enjoyed a laid back meal here, but the food was not spectacular. The apps we had were well done, but the olives were messy to eat. The burger, which was touted as amazing, was modest at best. the onions were a bit too sweet and overpowered the cheeses. Worse, there was too much bread for the amount of meat,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
252 reviews 252 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Loved this place. Its feels classy yet divey. I felt like I should have been drinking a Budweiser, but I was drinking a Belgian Pale Ale and it was really good. The burgers were greasy and delicious, and all the beers we tried were good. The seating is first come first serve, so plan to come and grab a beer... More

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