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Father's Office

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Neighborhood:
Santa Monica
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1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
310-393-2337
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Seating, Takeout

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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Old Time Favorite ...

Been coming here for years and love the casual atmosphere, bar scene and great food. Super bar with draft beer choices and chatty barkeep. Food selections are basic Americana but that's what goes here. A comfortable place to drink and dine simply, and that's rare in LA! Enjoy. ...

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
David B L
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Los Angeles, California
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed my burger immensely. Lived up to the Fathers Office reputation. Wife had a delicious duck confit salad that I could also recommend. In short, I'll definitely come back here.

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Thank KevinE518
Los Angeles, California
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Best burger and selection of beers in town. Very small and cramped . Always busy. Quite a cool scene. Nice for young crowd. It's a bar with great food.

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Thank S J
Los Angeles, California
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1,758 reviews
572 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Been coming here for years and love the casual atmosphere, bar scene and great food. Super bar with draft beer choices and chatty barkeep. Food selections are basic Americana but that's what goes here. A comfortable place to drink and dine simply, and that's rare in LA! Enjoy. ...

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Thank David B L
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Hands down - best burger ever. So good - can't compare. Great selection of beers and wine/cider for the GF. Service was exceptional - best meal in the US.

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Thank TommySydney85
Bakersfield, California
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I ordered the burger sandwich, it was juicy and delicious and we had sweet potato cart as a side order but it doesn't come with the order. The one thing that I didn't like is that you have to go to the bar to order your food and the bar area is already tiny but it was... More 

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Thank Hany G
Reading, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I popped in by myself, and sat at the bar, opened a tab, and spent a while trying to select which of the many beers I wanted to try. Staff were happy to hand out little tasters, so, with regret - all I can be sure of was - I picked a fantastic IPA. They had several to choose from.... More 

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Thank GlennMans
Miami Beach, Florida
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

This place is quintessential LA. Everyone's friends with everyone in LA, right? So the communal tables and lack of wait service that wouldn't last a day in NYC is precisely what keeps this place packed to the walls night after night. Craft beers, incredible fries and some of the highest quality burgers in California make this place a must for... More 

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Thank arikkatzenberg2014
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

We got there we were told that they will not change anything on the menu (even for allergies or other food restrictions). Not a great place for couples dinner, communal seating allows for limited privacy. Probably better with friends.

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Thank SL S
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Popped in for lunch and was not disappointed. The Office burger with fries is absolutely was excellent and the list of beers on tap is extensive to say the least. Be advised, they have a different definition of cooking temperature (rare, med rare, med) so be forewarned that your burger may come out less done than you think it will.... More 

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Thank JustTryingtoHelp15
Taunton, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Loved it. I heard about this place on my first trip to LA a few months ago, I didn't get the time to make it over there so it had bugged me ever since. I just arrived back in the U.S. and the girl I'm seeing knows my penchant for all things meaty and patty'y, so we took a walk... 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: American, Spanish, Pub

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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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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