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Father's Office

1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1604
310-393-2337
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Ranked #74 of 564 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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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English first
Santa Monica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The burger can only be ordered one way, and that's with good reason. One of the best burgers I've ever had and the thin cut fries were a great complement to the burger. Awesome beer selection as well.

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Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Father's Office was recommended to us as a great burger joint (there was actually only one on the menu). That burger didn't disappoint! We can't comment on the other menu items but looking around the room, all the food looked good. If you like craft beer, then this is worth a visit also. A great selection of local beers and... More

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Santa Monica, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I finally went to Father's Office and it was fantastic! Its a really small place, with pieces of the old and new inside. You have to be 21 years old to even enter. My husband tried the famous Office Burger and just loved it. He inhaled it! I got the avocado toast and it was so very... More

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tour_contact
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Not really an extensive menu but enough choice. The burger is fantastic and the fries were excellent. Only offers beer but a great variety to choose from. You can't book for it so it's just a case of waiting around and grabbing a table when it becomes free (bring sharp elbows). They may ask you to share a table but... More

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Fairlight, Australia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I had some to kill before I met up with a buddy. I'd read about Father's Office and gave it ago. I was expecting something a little more worker, but this place is quite upmarket, but not quite hipster. Strict rules. No bookings, no table service, no photos of the taps and no tampering with the menu. Still I say... More

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NC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We've read for years about Father's Office and finally made it there to try the burger. They were on the forefront of the gourmet burger, and it *was* very good, but we've also had good gourmet burgers locally so there wasn't much novelty. Liked the shoestring fries as well. We ordered one basket of fries for two burgers which was... More

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Venice
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Excellent selection of craft beer, good wines, and delicious food items. Have been going there for years!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you like trying different kinds of beer this is a great place to go. If you are not used to very fat laden and salty food this is not a place for you. Fun atmosphere. Hard to get a table unless you go before 6 PM.

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Marina del Rey, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Get the Hamburger, Get the Hamburger... The Father's Office is a small dimly lit neighborhood bar with a nice staff and food.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We saw Father's Office recommended in Lonely Planet and decided to give it a try one night on our recent stay in Santa Monica and try their famous burger. We walked in and it is quite a small place and you have to just jump on a table when one becomes free which nearly put us off. However, thank god... More

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