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Father's Office

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$$$
Neighborhood:
Santa Monica
American, Spanish, 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: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch

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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Food experience....

Great burgers and great location :) Was recommended going there by a friend that told they had some amazing burgers... Only thing is the price that is a bit stiff.. but you pay for quality i guess :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
JOQueens
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Kvinesdal, Norway
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  • Bar scene
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Kvinesdal, Norway
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Great burgers and great location :) Was recommended going there by a friend that told they had some amazing burgers... Only thing is the price that is a bit stiff.. but you pay for quality i guess :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Great burgers in house! Not so great to take out as they get mushy and cold before you can get them home. Fun place to meet friends but gets really crowded however that's part of its charm. I'm not much of a beer drinker but have had several that I really enjoyed by asking for a rec from the barkeep!... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Always wanted to try a burger at one of their stores so Santa Monica was it. Good service and contrary to it's name they were very healthy eating with add yourself salad bar where you picked what to put in your burger which was of good quality ground beef. Nice evening out on the 3rd Promenade Santa Monica

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San Diego, California
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I have seen this place on TV about a billion times so when we were in LA for our anniversary weekend we had to try it out. The restaurant is very small but cozy. We sat at the bar, ordered a few beers from the many they have on tap (sooo good) and ordered an Office Burger. I didn't even... More 

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Kent
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Father's Office was recommended to us by the son of a friend. We went there on a Friday evening shortly after arriving in LA and very much enjoyed this introduction to Santa Monica's bar scene.The place was full of youngsters having a great time ( we must have been the oldest customers by some margin!), the atmosphere was great and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great selection of beers, friendly bar tenders, the game on TV and one of the best burgers I've ever had. I came back a second night and I was only in Santa Monica for 4 nights.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The worst part about this establishment is that you have to wait until 5pm for them to open. I did not order any food, came here strictly for the amazing beer list and taps and they did not disappoint! The place is a little small, but that is what good craft beer places are like, intimate and cozy. The high... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The meat was perfectly cooked medium rare. The caramelized onions were to die for. Definitely the best burger I've ever had. Only con is selection. Only one burger on menu. That's it. If not would've given it 5 stars.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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
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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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Additional Information about Father's Office

Address: 1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
Phone Number: 310-393-2337
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: American, Spanish, Tapas

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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: American, Spanish, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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